View Poll Results: What was the besy decade for Disneyland?

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  • 50's

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  • 60's

    16 23.19%
  • 70's

    16 23.19%
  • 80's

    23 33.33%
  • 90's

    8 11.59%
  • 2000's

    6 8.70%
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    Re: What was the best decade for Disneyland?

    I loved the 60's, but, also the 90's. Maybe because the 60's is when I was going as a child, and the 90's was when I was taking them.

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    Re: What was the best decade for Disneyland?

    Quote Originally Posted by Radiobarry View Post
    The 70's because I worked there from 74-82! The park's best overall period would be late 70's perhaps through the mid- 80's because you had SM and BTMRR, the pre-1998 Tomorrowland and the pre-1983 Fantasyland.

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    Cool Re: What was the best decade for Disneyland?

    Quote Originally Posted by barfownz View Post
    90's.
    Aren't the 90s generally known to be the period of neglect and peeling Pressler paint?

    Although this question is generational to some degree... When did you grow up, that will heavily influence your personal nostalgia.

    The 60s were the period of the most new attractions, the last years Walt supervised everything personally, and the period when "because Walt fancies it" was reason enough to justify major expenditures. So they're generally considered the best years.

    If you're going to turn on the wayback machine and visit Yesterland, I say take me back to 1955 or 56, so I can see the place how it looked when it opened. That would be the most interesting period for me.

    So a better question might be, besides the 60's and the 90's, which decade was the best, and why?

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    Re: What was the best decade for Disneyland?

    Might I add, we all had misty eyes as we saw the dramatic metamorphosis made during the CM Matt years. Just prior to the launch of the 50th was a pretty neat time to be at the park.

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    Re: What was the best decade for Disneyland?

    Between 1959 and 1969, the following debuted at Disneyland:

    Matterhorn Bobsleds
    Submarine Voyage
    Monorail
    Skull Rock
    Jungle Cruise Additions
    Plaza Inn
    Babes in Toyland
    Swiss Family Treehouse
    Flying Saucers
    Fantasy in the Sky (w/Tinker Bell)
    Monorail Extension to Disneyland Hotel
    Disneyland Hotel Sierra Tower
    Dancing Waters
    Top of the Park Lounge
    The Enchanted Tiki Room
    Tahitian Terrace
    Plaza Pavillion
    Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln
    Primeval World
    it's a small world
    Ten-Cennial Celebration
    New Orleans Square
    Blue Bayou
    Club 33
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    Fantasy on Parade
    Kids of the Kingdom
    Tomorrowland '67
    Adventure Thru Inner Space
    Rocket Jets (up high)
    PeopleMover
    Carousel of Progress
    America the Beautiful Update
    New Autopia Cars
    New Monorail Trains
    New Skyway Buckets
    Tomorrowland Terrace
    The Haunted Mansion

    ... and what happened the last ten years?

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    Re: What was the best decade for Disneyland?

    The early 80's because Tomorrowland was the same and ATIS was still there and fantasyland was redone.

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    Re: What was the best decade for Disneyland?

    I think the Park peaked the day before Videopolis opened.....been down hill ever since.
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    Re: What was the best decade for Disneyland?

    60's. No question.

    You had to be there.

    I was.

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    Re: What was the best decade for Disneyland?

    Quote Originally Posted by merlinjones View Post
    Between 1959 and 1969, the following debuted at Disneyland:

    Matterhorn Bobsleds
    Submarine Voyage
    Monorail
    Skull Rock
    Jungle Cruise Additions
    Plaza Inn
    Babes in Toyland
    Swiss Family Treehouse
    Flying Saucers
    Fantasy in the Sky (w/Tinker Bell)
    Monorail Extension to Disneyland Hotel
    Disneyland Hotel Sierra Tower
    Dancing Waters
    Top of the Park Lounge
    The Enchanted Tiki Room
    Tahitian Terrace
    Plaza Pavillion
    Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln
    Primeval World
    it's a small world
    Ten-Cennial Celebration
    New Orleans Square
    Blue Bayou
    Club 33
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    Fantasy on Parade
    Kids of the Kingdom
    Tomorrowland '67
    Adventure Thru Inner Space
    Rocket Jets (up high)
    PeopleMover
    Carousel of Progress
    America the Beautiful Update
    New Autopia Cars
    New Monorail Trains
    New Skyway Buckets
    Tomorrowland Terrace
    The Haunted Mansion

    ... and what happened the last ten years?
    I agree with MerlinJones - I voted for the 1960's. The BIGGEST and MOST stuff happened then.

    And his end reply "...and what happened the last ten years?" is so true. What has happened? I'll tell you what has happened - an entire land, the land of tomorrow, was destroyed - let's hear a round of applause for 'progress'? Not.

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    Re: What was the best decade for Disneyland?

    see I put the 80's because we had PotC, HM, New Tomorrowland, and the coasters, but we also had new Fantasyland which to me completed the park, and although I liked ATIS - I love Star Wars (and Capt EO), plus we got Splash.
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    Re: What was the best decade for Disneyland?

    I'd definitely have to say the 80s were the best since I went there the for the first time in 1981. Two years later, I remember seeing the New Fantasyland in all its glory. Then, I returned two years later during Disneyland's 30th Anniversary and saw the Main Street Electrical Parade with the Anniversary and Return to Oz units. This was the best decade to remember!

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    Re: What was the best decade for Disneyland?

    Quote Originally Posted by merlinjones View Post
    Between 1959 and 1969, the following debuted at Disneyland:

    Matterhorn Bobsleds
    Submarine Voyage
    Monorail
    Skull Rock
    Jungle Cruise Additions
    Plaza Inn
    Babes in Toyland
    Swiss Family Treehouse
    Flying Saucers
    Fantasy in the Sky (w/Tinker Bell)
    Monorail Extension to Disneyland Hotel
    Disneyland Hotel Sierra Tower
    Dancing Waters
    Top of the Park Lounge
    The Enchanted Tiki Room
    Tahitian Terrace
    Plaza Pavillion
    Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln
    Primeval World
    it's a small world
    Ten-Cennial Celebration
    New Orleans Square
    Blue Bayou
    Club 33
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    Fantasy on Parade
    Kids of the Kingdom
    Tomorrowland '67
    Adventure Thru Inner Space
    Rocket Jets (up high)
    PeopleMover
    Carousel of Progress
    America the Beautiful Update
    New Autopia Cars
    New Monorail Trains
    New Skyway Buckets
    Tomorrowland Terrace
    The Haunted Mansion

    ... and what happened the last ten years?
    I voted for the 70's because I was born in 1968 and while I know I must have gone at least once in '69, the '70's is the decade I remember most from my childhood.

    The reason I quoted this is because these rides were built in 59-69 but in the 70's they were already established and you could still enjoy most of them, plus the addition of SM and BTMRR. (Also as I said, this is the decade of my first memories...)

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    Re: What was the best decade for Disneyland?

    The best decade, of course, is the one when you went the most.
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    Re: What was the best decade for Disneyland?

    Quote Originally Posted by steamboatpete View Post
    The best decade, of course, is the one when you went the most.
    I know you are not directing this at me, but I think this is true for those who haven't lived here for their entire lives. I have always lived within a half hour drive of DL for my entire 38 years. You are right in a sense because I didn't vote for the decades that I wasn't around to experience it, but since I was born, I have been to DL about the same amount per each decade. But I still think the '70's was the best.

    And I don't think it was due entirely to the rides, but to the optimistic feeling you got when you went there. It is still there, but not in the same way it once was (especially in Tomorrowland).

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    Re: What was the best decade for Disneyland?

    The 2000's by far, why you ask because its now. I have been to DL in every decade, starting in 1959. well I don't really remember that trip but I was there. The best trip to DL is the next one, don't get me wrong I loved every trip to DL no matter what year, But the next one, it does not get any better than that.
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