“Now, think of the happiest things. It’s the same as having wings”
– Peter Pan
One of my earliest memories of Disney was visiting the park with my Grandparents, two Aunts and my parents when I was 6 or 7 years old. I remember it was a rainy day, and I was holding hands with my Aunt Pam and Aunt Amber who are each 8-10 years older than me, while they swung me along between them by my arms, lifting me up higher so I would land in the next water puddle. I distinctly remember doing this along Main Street.
A favorite ride of mine that has since gone the way of the Phantom Boats and the Chicken of the Sea Restaurant is the Adventure Thru Inner Space ride from Tomorrowland where you are shrunk and projected into the tiny world of molecules. I still remember the giant blinking eye looking down at you through the microscope as well as the queue line display of the already miniaturized people who were in line ahead of you, sitting in their tiny buggies, showing us that we were next to be shrunk down to the size of an atom. Each little guest figurine dressed in different clothes and hats to convince you further that the shrink ray was real.
I borrowed the photo above from a blog site that is all about Star Tours (which is on the same site that ATIS used to be). Thanks, www.endorexpress.net
Another attraction was the Circle-Vision 360° panoramic film “
the Beautiful”, where you stood in the center of the room and could watch the landscape in every direction. I remember that I couldn’t last very long without getting seasick! America
photo source: www.DisneylandPostcards.com
What are your earliest memoires? Do you have Disney images in your head from your childhood? Remember any of the by-gone attractions? Send them in.
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