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    Question About the July 17, 1955 model map of Disneyland

    Hi,

    I had a question I wanted to ask at the "Disneyland: The First 50 Magical Years". But no one was really around for me to ask it at the time.

    I was looking at the July 17, 1955 model map of Disneyland and I wondered... Why was Sailing Ship Columbia in the middle of this lake? Sailing Ship Columbia was like in Fantasyland it looks like it was very close to the Flying Dumbos.

    On the July 17, 1955 model map. Mark Twain is still where it is, to this day at "Rivers of America" .

    But Sailing Ship Columbia is somewhere else and not showing in the "Rivers of America" in the July 17, 1955 model map.

    Also, Sailing Ship Columbia looks more dressed like the Jolly Roger from Fantasmic, in July 17, 1955 model map too.

    Can some MiceChatter please tell me, Sailing Ship Columbia's history on that?

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    Cool Re: About the July 17, 1955 model map of Disneyland

    The Columbia did not exist in 1955. What you are seeing was the Chicken of the Sea pirate ship and restaurant. Skull rock was added later. The Columbia debuted on 6-14-58.

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    Re: About the July 17, 1955 model map of Disneyland

    When I was a child I loved that pirate ship. i was so sad when it was gone.

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    Cool Re: About the July 17, 1955 model map of Disneyland

    I know they were going to keep it when FL was redone in 1983, but apparently it had decayed too much. They do have a nice one at DLP without the tuna.

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    Re: About the July 17, 1955 model map of Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by ralfrick View Post
    The Columbia did not exist in 1955. What you are seeing was the Chicken of the Sea pirate ship and restaurant. Skull rock was added later. The Columbia debuted on 6-14-58.

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    Thank you for answering my question.

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    Re: About the July 17, 1955 model map of Disneyland

    Also, part of the Fantasyland Pirate ship is now inside Peter Pan's Flight. It was too have moved over near the Small World Mall near Storybookland during the 83 redo of FL. But since it was in bad shape so the remaining parts were used in the Pan attraction.

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    Re: About the July 17, 1955 model map of Disneyland

    Here's a slide I found from one of my childhood trips. I'm guessing it was taken from the skyway. You can see the eating area on the right. I miss that ship.

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    Re: About the July 17, 1955 model map of Disneyland

    It was July 18th!!!!!!!!
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    Re: About the July 17, 1955 model map of Disneyland

    Thanks for showing a picture of it, SCUBAbe. Interesting that it doesn't seem to have that pirate flag banner in the back of it, like it's model did.

    This pirate flag banner looked exactly like the one they use for the Columbia. When they transform The Columbia as the Jolly Roger in the Fantasmic show. *it's probably the very one*



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    Cool Re: About the July 17, 1955 model map of Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by sediment View Post
    It was July 18th!!!!!!!!
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    Darkbeer has a point on that one as far as opening day, no arguments from me. But I think a model of DL from the 18th would look remarkably like a model from the 17th

    My Art History instructor was of the belief that history is a fiction. Seeing as how the company is claiming that 11-18-1928 is Mickey's birthday [sic], even though Mickey was in Plane Crazy in May of 1928, he may have a point.

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    Re: About the July 17, 1955 model map of Disneyland

    You can see more info on the pirate ship here:

    Pirate Ship Restaurant at Yesterland


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    Re: About the July 17, 1955 model map of Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by sir clinksalot View Post
    You can see more info on the pirate ship here:

    Pirate Ship Restaurant at Yesterland
    Thank you. I would love to learn more about the Pirate Ship.

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    Re: About the July 17, 1955 model map of Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by ralfrick View Post
    The Columbia did not exist in 1955. What you are seeing was the Chicken of the Sea pirate ship and restaurant. Skull rock was added later. The Columbia debuted on 6-14-58.

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    Yeah I've seen videos of that and there were little boats that went around it, that's what it looked like
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    Re: About the July 17, 1955 model map of Disneyland

    /offtopic/

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    Re: About the July 17, 1955 model map of Disneyland

    I know its off topic but I wish they wouls fix the two main biulding in Tomorrowland part of that model. THEIR BACKWARDS!!!!!
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