It didn't dawn on me till now but with the late Glow Fest, and talk of Videopolis, especially the colors of Glow Fest actually reminded of the small promotion of 'Disney Afternoon Avanue' at Disneyland back in 1991-1992. A street festival where you were able to meet characters from...
'The Disney Afternoon,' there's something about this, and kids these days are so missing out but if one remembers back in 1990...
YouTube - The Disney Afternoon Theme (Full Version)
Disney started a resurgence of classic Disney characters with some new comers for a special 2 hour block of TV programing, which in my area, started at 3pm. With such shows as the Gummi Bears, Duck Tales, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, Tale Spin, which was the original line-up.
As the years progressed, new additions such Darkwing Duck, my favorite, Goof Troop, Bonkers, Aladdin, Gargoyles and the Quake Pack were added into the mix. By 1997, it was Disney Afternoon no more, though by 1997, and I was a senior in High School. Watching the Disney Afternoon was good past time after coming from school and doing homework.
Back to 'Disney Afternoon Avanue,' it was basically a set-up for what's to come, ToonTown, one couldn't ignore the huge construction walls behind Fantasyland berm area, with a painted mural of what reminded me of a scene from 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit.' That there's a real toon town just over that wall being resurrected. Though the 80s was over, the 'Disney Afternoon Avanue' still had a 80s retro feel, with bright colors, and long snake balloons that seemed to be a left over celebration from Disneyland's 1990 'Mardi Gras' but there's was something about the entrance that seemed cool to the eye. Though it was called 'Disney Afternoon Live,' many called it 'Disney Afternoon Avanue.'
The area was a huge place for "meet & greets." I was able to find some youtube video for a good flashback...
YouTube - Disney Afternoon Live 1991
YouTube - Disney Afternoon Celebration Parade
When the TownTown opened in 1993, and 'Disney Afternoon LIVE' was no more. I was hoping there would be some really amazing E-ride attractions based on hit 'Disney Afternoon' shows as Tale Spin (some cool flying ride), Duck Tales (a wild adventure in search for treasure), Goof Troop (a crazy vacation gone wild), and Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers (Chip 'n Dale is on the rescue to help guests escape from an evil monster of sorts) but my heart was crushed, no such rides.