Disneyland 1977

Show Notes for Episode 222

In this episode we take a look at how Disneyland was in the year 1977. We talk about which attractions were there, and some new ones being built or just opened. It is a interesting look at the park in a year 40 years ago, plus latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events.

 Disneyland Resort Current Event

This is when Pixar Pier will open at Disney California Adventure 

"A Pixar-themed land will open at Disney California Adventure next summer, Disneyland officials said.

Paradise Pier, a themed land based off of California boardwalks and Hollywood, will undergo a massive transformation and turn into Pixar Pier, an area dedicated to the characters and stories from Disney’s popular Pixar Animation Studios."

"The most dramatic change will happen with the boardwalk’s iconic California Screamin’  roller coaster. As a central part of a land based on “The Incredibles”, the high speed roller coaster will be modernized and re-themed as the Incredicoaster featuring “a mid-century-modern-style loading area, new character moments and a new look for the ride vehicles,” Erin Glover, editorial content director for Disneyland, on the park’s blog. California Screamin’ will close Jan. 8.

Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and other “Toy Story” characters will inspire another neighborhood around Toy Story Midway Mania!, which will remain as the anchor attraction."

Orange County Register

DCA Update – Pixar Pier, Is It Enough?

"California Adventure is currently in the middle of two big shifts. By the time you read this, Halloween will be mostly removed and Christmas will officially open just a week from today! That’s a quick switch-a-roo. But first, we have more news on the complete re-theme of one of the park’s original lands . . . Paradise Pier, which will soon get a Pixar makeover. Is it ambitious enough or just a bit of lipstick on the proverbial pig?"


Disney California Adventure goes Pixar crazy with re-theming of attractions

Disney Parks Blog

Disneyland must make these 8 fixes to handle larger crowds
By Robert Niles 

Orange County Register

Long Beach man convicted of sexually assaulting girl, including on Disneyland ride 

"Johnson and the girl, who was 11, were on a ride in the Haunted Mansion’s graveyard scene when a Disneyland employee noticed the victim performing a sex act on the defendant, Zimmer said."

Orange County Register

Holidays at the Disneyland Resort Begins Today

Disney Parks Blog

What’s New for Holidays at the Disneyland Resort, Returning November 10 through January 7

"The holidays begin here! Beginning November 10, some of your returning favorites will feature a bit more magic during Holidays at the Disneyland Resort."

Disney Parks Blog

When Two Holidays Collide – Disneyland Photo and News Update

"As is so often the case, a single week can bring great change to Disneyland. Halloween may be tomorrow, but Disney is already moving on to Christmas. Small World is closed for merrymaking, red and green merchandise is replacing orange and purple on shelves, and jolly decorations are being placed all over the park.  I know you’re all curious to see what’s inside . . It’s what happens when two holidays collide!"


Disneyland Update – It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!-

"Merry Thanksweenmas, MiceChatters! The smashed pumpkins have barely had time to dry on Main Street and the Christmas season officially starts later this week at the Disneyland Resort.  Let’s take a look around and see all the merry making . . ."


Disney California Adventure Update – Holiday Preview


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Updated: 11/14/2017

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