Any year, every year, even after I die year.I wanna go I wanna go I wanna go......LOL
Ummmmm.....but I will settle for 1955 a few weeks after opening when the wrinkles were ironed out along with the heel holes in the asphalt
But if I wanted to go in the past I would want to go the second day DisneyLand was open. Because the day it opened was a diaster! They ran out of food, some of the cast members didnt show, and they couldnt empty the trash cans! I think the second day was ok though.
Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things... and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." -Walt Disney
I'd like to go on opening day for all of the attractions. That's a lot of dates, but it would be fun to be there when they all opened.
Our revels now are ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits and Are melted into air, into thin air: And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep. mycroft16 on Twitter
Opening day (7/17/1955) or at any time I could have possibly run into Walt in the park. Sure the park was not at its peak but to meet Walt Disney...wow. I would have also wanted to witness the opening day speech.
I also would want to go back in time and experience Space Mountain with the Dick Dale track again because I loved that so much. I would also want to go back to when the Skyway was still there because I miss it and I don't remember it as well as I can the Peoplemover.
For me it's not so much a specific time, but rather appropriate times to be able to see rides and shows:
An appropriate time (early 60's?) for Flying Saucers. A bonus, seeing Tomorrowland before Space Mountain was built (I do know there was a stage in the general area)
~1960 for Matterhorn Bobsleds when it was new, open inside and the ride vehicles weren't in tandem
Before 1959 just to see the area before Matterhorn Bobsleds was built
An appropriate time to see Holidayland or whatever that park was where NOS is now
An appropriate time for the mine ride in Frontierland
1964 (or shortly after opening) for "it's a small world" when it was new
Mid or late 70's to see the original Space Mountain
Most any time above and I could see the original Fantasyland
Main Street Electrical Parade, in the late 70's with its original soundtrack, and maybe later too assuming there were any significant changes
An appropriate time for Rocket Jets. Could have done this on one of my 80's-era visits but wasn't into rides that much back then. Coulda and maybe shoulda on my 1990 visit.
~Late 80's for Captain EO. I could have seen this when I went in 1990, and meant to but thoroughly forgot about it. D'oh!
~1990 [?] for Party Gras parade, after all the compliments I've heard here at MC. If this was going on around spring-break time in 1990, then I very likely HAVE seen this parade. But I remember nothing about it. (For that matter I'd like to see all the other parades.)
~1996 for Festival of Fools
Summer 1997 [?] for Light Magic
Spring 2006 for Rockin' Space Mountain. I really don't care much that I missed this though
I was there for the 35th when i was about 6 years old. I have a picture of me and Eeyore and in the background it says 35 years or something. I don't think it was the actual day but it was during that celebration. I don't really remember much though.
I just found the picture. I don't really recognize this area but to the far right is Videopolis.
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I'd go back to the day I met the girl who would eventually be my wife.
And later, to the day I proposed to her there.
And, if possible, take along the digital camera and video camera to make sure we had SOME footage from that day. That's the problem of having few friends -- you're never in any of the photos! (And too bad the folks for Disney Weddings offered to us, then retracted, the ability to have a wedding inside of DCA. We would have been proud to be the first.)