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    Question Flying Saucers

    My friends and I were discussing old Disneyland memories the other day and I brought up the flying saucers that were in Tomorrowland sometime in the late 50's or early 60's. They didn't know anything about them. I remember riding them when I was quite young but can't remember where they were in Tomorrowland. Anyone know of an old map or guide online that will refresh my memory? Thanks for your help! Zesty

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    Re: Flying Saucers

    Yesterland is your friend: http://www.yesterland.com/saucers.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by HBG2 View Post
    Yesterland is your friend: http://www.yesterland.com/saucers.html

    Wow that was fast! Thanks HBG2!!

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    The Flying Saucers is such a vibrant memory for me. I still can flash back on the disappointment the first time my brother and I ran over to them and discovered that they were closed forever!

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    Re: Flying Saucers

    I have them on my earliest Disneyland map. They were great fun!

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    Smile Re: Flying Saucers

    The flying saucers were one of my favorite rides as a child. I was afraid of loud or fast rides so this one was just right for me! I also liked the smaller autopia that drove through the barn and of course Dumbo. My parents took us a couple times a year and it was always a happy day. Both of my parents recently passed away so we have spent hours lately remembering these good times.

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    Re: Flying Saucers

    Quote Originally Posted by zestygirl View Post
    Both of my parents recently passed away so we have spent hours lately remembering these good times.
    My father passed away in 1966, not long before Walt Disney. My dad loved Disneyland and moved my family to Anaheim just to be next to it. One of my few memories of him is riding the Flying Saucers together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ride Monkey View Post
    My father passed away in 1966, not long before Walt Disney. My dad loved Disneyland and moved my family to Anaheim just to be next to it. One of my few memories of him is riding the Flying Saucers together.
    What great memories we all have!
    Funny, if only Disneyland knew that it really did not need a lot of money tossed at a ride to make it a true memory. I am also reminded or the Tea Cups along this same vein.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kath2188 View Post
    The Flying Saucers is such a vibrant memory for me. I still can flash back on the disappointment the first time my brother and I ran over to them and discovered that they were closed forever!
    I'm right there with ya on that one. Absolutely LOVED riding them...and, like you, was devistated to run over to them and find just an empty area.

    (Darn it..now I wish they were back and I could ride them at least one more time.).

    Edit: And like those above...my parents and Disneyland are so intertwined in my memories. I can't go to the Park and not be reminded of them everytime I turn around. (Mom, Dad, I miss you so much)
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    Re: Flying Saucers

    if you want a few photos... http://www.davelandweb.com has some great vintage ones.
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    Re: Flying Saucers

    If you go into the present Tomorrowland and go the the right of the People Mover tower, approximately between the tower and the entrance to Space Mountain, there's s circle in the pavement with some pictures or artwork. As I recall, that circle is almost exactly where the Flying Saucers were . . more or less.

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    Flying Saucers is one of the few rides I never got around to riding before it disappeared.
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    Re: Flying Saucers

    Oh yes! I remember those. Kinda like Flying Saucer Bumper Cars.

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    Re: Flying Saucers

    Quote Originally Posted by zestygirl View Post
    My friends and I were discussing old Disneyland memories the other day and I brought up the flying saucers that were in Tomorrowland sometime in the late 50's or early 60's. They didn't know anything about them. I remember riding them when I was quite young but can't remember where they were in Tomorrowland. Anyone know of an old map or guide online that will refresh my memory? Thanks for your help! Zesty

    If I'm not mistaken they were placed where the tea cups are now. Tea cups use to be where the carousel is now. But yes, check out yesterland.com....great site

    Wish I was able to ride the flying saucers. Before my time.
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    Re: Flying Saucers

    Quote Originally Posted by twainrider View Post
    If you go into the present Tomorrowland and go the the right of the People Mover tower, approximately between the tower and the entrance to Space Mountain, there's s circle in the pavement with some pictures or artwork. As I recall, that circle is almost exactly where the Flying Saucers were . . more or less.

    I am going to be looking for that, thanks for the heads up.

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