Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Momentous History at Disneyland
Yet another momentous day in Tomorrowland (and Disneyland) history. Today marked the debut of the Flying Saucer attraction in 1961. Zooming in for a closer look at the insignia on the saucer in this January 1962 photo:
Probably best remembered for their temperamental nature, this attraction did not survive the transition into "New" Tomorrowland.
Regardless of whether they worked or not, this young lad from April 1965 sure is having a great time!
Yup…he's pretty happy!
In the next sequential shot from this batch, the attraction appears to be working again.
And he's still having a blast!
Today also marks the 44th Anniversary of one of the most infamous days at Disneyland: Yippie Day.
What started out as a very mild-mannered prank/protest…
Developed into a full-blown riot, causing the park to shut down early. In this shot, you have it all: guests, balloons, security, and mayhem.
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