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    Hippies take over Disneyland!

    I was showing my 11th grade U.S. History class a documentary on how popular music reflected the change in society and politics in the U.S. from the late 1960s into the 70s. During the video they showed some photos of Disneyland. The two photos they used were one in which police are lined up in front of the castle with riot gear and another with police pursuing some hippies down Main Street. I looked this up later and found a couple of websites that mentioned the day that "the hippies took over Disneyland". I was wondering if anyone remembers this or has pictures. I don't have the exact date, but I believe it happened in 1970. I remember hearing about this, but I was surprised to see images in this documentary. My class was also shocked to see Disneyland mentioned.

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    Re: Hippies take over Disneyland!

    Wait, wait...hippies are peaceful, what the heck were the police doing??

    I thought this thread was going to be about a Hippie Day. I got all excited.

    Guess I'll save the patchouli for another Disney day...

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    Re: Hippies take over Disneyland!

    I don't think they were hippies. They were yippies.

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    Re: Hippies take over Disneyland!

    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyIPresume View Post
    I don't think they were hippies. They were yippies.
    That's what I remember hearing about somewhere.

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    Re: Hippies take over Disneyland!

    Hippies Are Amazing

    Peace

    Love

    Happiness


    Anyways, I would love to see pictures of this event too!!!
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    Re: Hippies take over Disneyland!

    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyIPresume View Post
    I don't think they were hippies. They were yippies.
    Yep, they were.

    http://www.studiolo.org/Email/DISNEY.htm

    http://davelandweb.com/yippies/

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    Re: Hippies take over Disneyland!

    Quote Originally Posted by SkittlesMcGee943 View Post
    ...Anyways, I would love to see pictures of this event too!!!
    Event? Like they scheduled a group photo in front of the castle and special merchandise was sold?
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    Re: Hippies take over Disneyland!

    Quote Originally Posted by diznimom View Post
    I was wondering if anyone remembers this or has pictures.
    Googling on "yippies" and "Disneyland" gives 7,700 hits -- news accounts, photos, the whole thing.
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    Re: Hippies take over Disneyland!

    Okay, protesting against the no long hair and mini-skirt policy. Okay.

    Taking over Tom Sawyer...ballzy.

    Sigh. Oh yippies, you can't smoke weed in the Park.

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    Re: Hippies take over Disneyland!

    i would love to see hippies at disneyland.

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    Re: Hippies take over Disneyland!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Dopey24 View Post
    i would love to see hippies at disneyland.
    Maybe you just don't notice us when you see us cause we're like 20+ years older than you!

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    Re: Hippies take over Disneyland!

    I found a couple of old threads on this that you might find interesting:

    Yippies infiltrate Tom Sawyer's Island!?!

    Yippie Invasion of Disneyland
    Last edited by Villains Fan; 05-08-2009 at 06:11 AM.

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    Re: Hippies take over Disneyland!

    Quote Originally Posted by I Heart Disneyland View Post
    Maybe you just don't notice us when you see us cause we're like 20+ years older than you!

    ah yes. you guys have beards right?

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    Re: Hippies take over Disneyland!

    I wasn't there that day but vividly remember the event, the press coverage, and later had a "locker mate" when I became a CM who worked Security that day.

    And again it is my recollection that Disney relaxed its grooming standards for guests right afterward, or at least not long afterward.

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    Re: Hippies take over Disneyland!

    [quote=Belle Zen Whistles;1055325757]Wait, wait...hippies are peaceful, what the heck were the police doing??quote]

    well,....i read the Mouse Tales book and it had this day in it, they were not Hippies, but Yippies (what?), kinda the same mind of hippies but with the destrution of a small boy.
    well the story is one day the yippies divised a plan that they were going to storm D.L. they were stoped at the gate but magiment alowed them in (BAD IDEA!!!!). well they got in the park and started doing these wierd activities i cant even remember, but at one point they were getting out of hand so magintment thought of getting all the non-yippies out of the park, but they didnt becuase the S.C. police force arived to take care of things. so all the yippies stormed Tom Sawyer Island, then C.M. evacuaved all the non-yippies from the island. that island was a complete Madhouse, so they shut off the rafts to stop them from getting off the island, after awhile they got bourd so they tried to get out of the park, but with the police still waiting at the entrance tunnels, well.....a lot of yippies got arrested that day.

    thank you for taking your time to read this INCREAPLY long post
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