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    Trying to win a Disney Trivia challenge & need help with original Disneyland question

    When Disneyland first opened what TWO attractions were not owned by Disney? And what were the owners?

    Please if anyone can help that would be fantastic. I am stuck on this one question and am trying so hard to find the answer. To all thank you!
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    Re: Trying to win a Disney Trivia challenge & need help with original Disneyland ques

    Walt Disney owned the Disneyland Railroad and the Disneyland Monorail (which did not open till 1959, btw) through his company Retlaw Enterprises. He also owned the Enchanted Tiki Room, but that did not open until 1963. Is that right?

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    Re: Trying to win a Disney Trivia challenge & need help with original Disneyland ques

    Thank you for your reply I am looking for the TWO that were not owned by Walt Disney.

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    Re: Trying to win a Disney Trivia challenge & need help with original Disneyland ques

    When Disneyland first opened, there were two railroad attractions, both owned by Walt Disney, not by Disneyland.

    The Santa Fe & Disneyland RR Passenger Train departed from the Main Street Station, making a nonstop, roundtrip journey back to Main Street Station.

    The Santa Fe & Disneyland Freight Train departed from the Frontierland Station, making a nonstop, roundtrip journey back to Frontierland Station.

    There was no Fantasyland/Videopolis/Toontown Station, and there was no Tomorrowland Station.

    For more information, see http://www.yesterland.com/passengertrain.html and http://www.yesterland.com/fldepot.html
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    Re: Trying to win a Disney Trivia challenge & need help with original Disneyland ques

    Many of the shops were not owned by Walt Disney/Disneyland, such as the Photo Shop (owned by Art Linkletter).

    Some of the original attractions, many in Tomorrowland were sponsored, but still owned by Walt Disney/Disneyland.
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    Re: Trying to win a Disney Trivia challenge & need help with original Disneyland ques

    Thank you so much for your help.

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    Re: Trying to win a Disney Trivia challenge & need help with original Disneyland ques

    Quote Originally Posted by smarrt19 View Post
    Thank you so much for your help.
    And thank you for asking the question!

    I really had to think about it. The "obvious" answer is that the Santa Fe & Disneyland RR and the Disneyland Alweg Monorail were the two attractions owned by Walt Disney in the 1950s. But the Monorail didn't open until 1959.

    Today we think of the Disneyland Railroad as one attraction with four stations and a variable number of trains (depending on how busy the park is) which stop at each station. But that's not how it was when the park opened.

    I hope the answer I gave is the answer they were looking for.
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    Re: Trying to win a Disney Trivia challenge & need help with original Disneyland ques

    One more question; is there a difference between Walt's Folly and Disney Folly?

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    Re: Trying to win a Disney Trivia challenge & need help with original Disneyland ques

    Quote Originally Posted by smarrt19 View Post
    One more question; is there a difference between Walt's Folly and Disney Folly?
    The film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was derided as "Disney's folly" before it opened in 1937 (and proved the nay-sayers wrong).

    Disneyland was derided as "Walt's folly" before it opened in 1955 (and proved the nay-sayers wrong).

    It appears that by the mid-1950's, the nay-sayers felt they were on a first-name basis with Walt Disney.

    Of course you may find other instances of projects being called "Disney's folly" or "Walt's folly." Those aren't any sort of official brand names, so any writer can apply them in any way he or she wants.
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    Re: Trying to win a Disney Trivia challenge & need help with original Disneyland ques

    Thank you so much hope I win this round.

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    Re: Trying to win a Disney Trivia challenge & need help with original Disneyland ques

    If the answers aren't the ones given in this thread, could you post them so we all could see the "real" answers? I'm curious now too!
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    Re: Trying to win a Disney Trivia challenge & need help with original Disneyland ques

    so cool

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