This is a countdown to Disneyland's 55th Birthday!
Take a look at the last post in this thread to find the
most recent update.
DL's 50th Birthday is now a memory, and certainly
a special day that many of us were able to celebrate
for over a year, and many of us were able to experience
the celebration in DL on 7-17-05. That B-Day will
be tough to beat, at least until DL's 75th and certainly
DL's 100th will be a spectacular celebration.
Of course, who know's where any of us will be 23 or
48 years down the road. So it's a little more reasonable
to count down to another DL Birthday Celebration and
it seems a little easier to countdown and make plans for
DL's 55th. And considering that DL was opened in 1955,
there is certainly some Disney magic in that number.
Of course, the countdown to DL's 50th was dominated by
what special events, parades, attractions, updates,
merchandise, special 50th observations would be made
at DL. And even some news surrounded Tomorrowland's
devasting day, the day Space Mt was closed, due to
structrual concerns. THAT was the low point of TL in
it's history. And of course much of the Disney news
concerned the Roy Disney being forced off the board,
and the subsequent shareholder revolt of Eisner. Fortunately,
those days seem so long ago. New management Disney
and a new Space Mt and the Subs re-openend with Nemo,
things are certainly going much better than they were
for the 50th countdown. But it certainly looks like the
possibility for a great big beautiful tomorrow for the DL
resort is on the right track.
Of course, there is still so much work that is necessary for
Tomorrowland, and even bigger work for DCA. Fortunately,
Iger and crew are focussed on improving and bringing quality
back to DL. Just look at DL this year, with the Subs open
again, AND with infastructure FINALLY restored, along with
some new Disney magic on Tom Sawyers Pirate Island Laire
Thing-a-ma-gig Place.(and of course, phase 2 next year)
And not to be forgot, maybe that 3rd theme park for the
DL resort won't be too many years (might they be ready
for an announcement on DL's 55th?????? Of course, only
the future will tell, but it certainly looks to be an exciting
and hopeful time for counting down another major milestone
of DL's 55th. A new dark ride for DCA is coming, and another
Night show is being attempted for the pier area. And I am
hoping that DCA's Electric Parade FINALLY gets the updated
light treatment it so desperately needs (but keep the Baroque
Synth music, please) - hey they DID do a WONDERFUL job
on the NEW princess floats for Fantasmic!!!!! DO THAT FOR
ALL OF THE ELECTRIC PARADE!!!!!
And of course DL will need a new parade for the
55th! What will that be like, perhaps they will bring
back parades themed to the newly released Disney
movies????? And how about some more surprise
updates to DL's classic attractions?!?!?!
I'm hoping to be in DL for it's 55th, in 1,111 days!