I wanted to spin off the 'yet another wand thread' here. In the interest of preserving the wonder of the old WDW, let's list all the pre-mid 90s details that we miss here! It will be a nice remberance for us old-timers, and it might open the eyes of some of the younger mice chatters, too!
Here's what I can think of, right off the bat, although I might be back later to add more:
- The main street magic shop. It sold all sorts of magic tricks, no generic 'disney' memoribilia. I used to buy a new magic trick on every trip to WDW- I loved that store!!!
- the arcade that was attached. They had a room full of old-fashioned video games, and then a room of more modern games. I used to be able to spend hours in there. Some of the old fashioned games were so cool! I remember the fortune teller, and the horse racetrack... some of the old time movie machines are now at the main street train station.
- when each restaurant had drink stirers that were themed to the restaurant. I still have an old contemportary resort one.
- when each shop had specifically-themed merchandise. I remember when you saw something in a certain shop, you had to snap it up because you might not see it again. Now pretty much every shop has the same stuff, so you don't have to be in any rush to get anything in particular.
- the beginning of extra magic hours (used to be called 'early entry'). Do you remember when it first started, each resort had early entry on a certain day? So the GF would be magic kingdom on monday, but the poly would be epoct, etc. I think this only lasted a year or two, but wow- now those were thin crouds. Now that was a resort perk.
- E ticket night- you used to be able to buy tickets for extended hours at night. How incredible that was- they limited the number of tickets, so the crouds were so low... it was truely magic.
Add yours! I can't wait to see what you all loved about pre-95 WDW!!!