Great article, Werner. In the Pooh Corner shop next to the Pooh ride exit, if you look in the window where the candy is made, you can see some artwork on the wall dipicting some of the Pooh characters with the Country Bears.
And here's a Yesterland Ride that paid tribute to other Yesterland Rides it replaced. In the Rocket Rods queue, you could see a People Mover car and a "Rocket Jet".
If I'm not mistaken, the heads that are now visible in the Pooh ride are not the same ones that were on the wall of the theaters. They are a smaller version of the heads that used to hang on the wall of the Mile Long Bar that used to be in the Critter Country area.
Other than that, nice article. I love those hidden tributes that in no way take away from the attraction for the newbies, but really do add a layer of depth to those of us geeks that appreciate this kind of thing.
In the queue for Star Tours, there are parts bins moving overhead. One of the bins holds a small blue omnimover vehicle that was one of the shrunken cars from Innerspace. As far as reuse, the displays that are used by the droids...in the Star Tours queue....are made from the frames of the displays that were along the queue of the previous attraction.
I don't know if it still holds true...but it did through the 90s.....the restroom behind the Starcade...it's easier to hear in there.... plays a soundtrack made for the 1967 Tommorrowland.... Including the themes from Innerspace and the Carousel Of Progress (Great Big Beautiful Tommorrow). That may include tracks from the 50s but I thought that I recognized them all as the '67 music.
Yes, I once stood in that bathroom to listen to the taped music......only at Disneyland.....
First, thank you to everyone who has replied in this thread!
It looks like I'll need to add two more pages to Yesterland this year:
"More Nods to the Past," with items such as the Mineral Hall window in the Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante and the little Atomobile in Star Tours. (I didn't know about either of those.)
"Don't Throw It Away!" with the creative reuse of elements from previous attractions, such as the former America Sings geese in Star Tours and the other America Sings characters in Splash Mountain.
Do you have other ideas for a "Don't Throw It Away!" page?
The best known example (in addition to the America Sings cast) is the organ in the Haunted Mansion which was previously in the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea walk-through in Tomorrowland (and in the movie 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea before that).
Do they still have the ocelot as the Disneyland Railroad passes Adventureland? I heard that the ocelot was originally a cougar in the Mine Train through Nature's Wonderland. What have you heard?
Curator of Yesterland, featuring discontinued Disneyland attractions