The Disney Park Decades: If You Could Go Back In Time

In relation to Disney Parks but not specific to a single resort

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What Is Your Favorite Disney Decade?

Late 1950's
2
5%
1960's
2
5%
1970's
7
18%
1980's
18
45%
1990's
7
18%
2000's
2
5%
2010's
2
5%
 
Total votes: 40

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The Disney Park Decades: If You Could Go Back In Time

Post by Akyriel » Mar Tue 23, 2010 8:08 am

If you could go back in time, what Disney Park Decade would you choose to visit?

For me, 1980's Disneyland and Disneyworld would be awesome...
I never got the chance to dance at Videopolis:

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or see the opening of EPCOT Center, but would have loved to have been there...

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Even though Disney was struggling in the 1980's, it was the end of the classic Disney era.

What about you? 1950's, 1990's?
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Post by Amy » Mar Tue 23, 2010 8:18 am

I would love to have been able to see the beginning of Disney in the 50's. Some of those attractions look pretty wild - the flying saucers, the mule ride. Plus everyone looks so happy in the photos!

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Post by theBIGyowski » Mar Tue 23, 2010 11:13 am

For me it would be the 1990s. The main reason is that everything that was great about the 1980s was completed by 1990. All of the greatness of Epcot was there in the early 90s, plus we got Animal Kingdom in 1998. So, I think visiting the parks in the early 90s would still give that nostalgic feeling and the later 90s would give us more of what we have now.
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Post by Akyriel » Mar Tue 23, 2010 12:31 pm

theBIGyowski wrote:...I think visiting the parks in the early 90s would still give that nostalgic feeling and the later 90s would give us more of what we have now.
Good point. I think right about 1996 things started going downhill. Perhaps the death of Frank Wells (1994) left the Eisner era without a rudder for the ship.

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Post by kcarts » Mar Tue 23, 2010 4:03 pm

I'm not one for dwelling on the past. While I liked alot of the stuff from the 80's and 90's, I like visiting the parks now. Although I think it's a little early to pick the 2010's. I'd like to see what happens over the next few years.

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Post by Jacca5660 » Mar Tue 23, 2010 9:06 pm

I voted for the 70's but it would have to be from about 1975 to 1985. Those were great years at WDW!!
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Post by agingerbugg » Mar Wed 24, 2010 8:04 am

I voted for the 80's, though it more covers the late eighties/early nineties.
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Post by Pluto23 » Mar Wed 24, 2010 7:39 pm

darn this is a tough question. My first thought is the 90s because things were cooking at Disney. If not the 90s, then I go for the 80s for the new experience of EPCOT and a mature MK. Can you say TimeMachine Hot Tub?

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Post by Amy » Mar Wed 24, 2010 7:50 pm

Pluto23 wrote:darn this is a tough question. My first thought is the 90s because things were cooking at Disney. If not the 90s, then I go for the 80s for the new experience of EPCOT and a mature MK. Can you say TimeMachine Hot Tub?
I don't know what a TimeMachine Hot Tub is but I think I am in! :lol:

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Post by elizabethswann » Mar Wed 24, 2010 8:35 pm

I need a Delorean or a TARDIS to take me to the 80s so I can see what I've missed. I had to be born in 88...

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Post by Len90 » Mar Wed 24, 2010 11:23 pm

I would have to go with the 1980's. I would love to see classic EPCOT and a Tomorrowland that was actually appropriately themed at MK.

Also, moving this to General. I think it fits in best there.
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Post by mindflipper » Mar Thu 25, 2010 12:06 am

elizabethswann wrote:I need a Delorean or a TARDIS to take me to the 80s so I can see what I've missed. I had to be born in 88...
Here, elizabethswann, you can borrow my TARDIS... :wink:
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Post by elizabethswann » Mar Thu 25, 2010 1:08 am

SCORE! I'll be sure to bring it back once I'm done.

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Post by MetalRage » Mar Thu 25, 2010 2:27 am

From what I have heard/read online, I'm going to say the 1980's.
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Post by inkydog » Mar Thu 25, 2010 9:50 am

I'd love to ride the atommobiles on Adventures Thru Inner Space. Never got to experience that first hand.

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