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    Flying Saucers Video / Family Picture

    My grandfather has recently been putting old film reels onto DVD for the family and I came across a short clip to share. It is footage of my mother (about age 7) on the Flying Saucers with her big brother. It's only about a minute long, but it was so cool to see! Judging by her age, I'd say this was taken circa 1963.

    disneyland 1963.wmv - YouTube




    And here was an old photo of her family at Disneyland for a company picnic sometime around 1958. She's the little one near the top.

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    Re: Flying Saucers Video / Family Picture

    That is great! It's so funny to see people so much more dressed up to go to Disneyland, especially to see them bobbing around on the flying saucers.

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    Re: Flying Saucers Video / Family Picture

    Very nice video. Thanks for sharing. Did this work the same way Maters Tires will work with air blowing up from underneath , or did these saucers have powered fans blowing down? Why did they remove this ride?

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    Re: Flying Saucers Video / Family Picture

    I wasn't able to see the video, but if there is a 6-year old girl sitting in the same position for the whole ride, leaning and trying to get the thing moving....it might be me! LOL

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    Re: Flying Saucers Video / Family Picture

    Always love video of this attraction. Such a unique take on bumper cars. Amazed they got it to work at all. It's fairly complex. Glad it's getting brought back.

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    Re: Flying Saucers Video / Family Picture

    Another cool thing is that the picture you posted was taken outside the infamous Mickey Mouse Club Circus. Walt wanted to put a circus in the park, but after seeing how shady all the performers and managers were, he evicted them from the park.

    Just an interesting piece of history.

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    Re: Flying Saucers Video / Family Picture

    Interesting...My mom thought she remembered some sort of circus there

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    Re: Flying Saucers Video / Family Picture

    Cool video. Such an interesting ride concept for that time period. Too bad it was a maintenance nightmare.

    Also, I forgot how terrible the characters looked back then.. almost creepy.
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    Re: Flying Saucers Video / Family Picture

    Ahh, yes, the white t-shirt, blue jeans with rolled cuff and tennis shoes. Great fashion. Where has the time gone?

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    Re: Flying Saucers Video / Family Picture

    Such a great clip. Thanks for sharing.

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