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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Post by boilerbabe » Mar Thu 25, 2010 12:17 pm

Hmmm...tough question! I wasn't born until '77, but I wish I could've been there for when DL was new in the 50's. Love that whole era, and to have been around when Walt was would've been amazing. For WDW, I would love to back to the 80's! Wish I could remember more from my childhood trips!
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Post by disneydreamer58 » Mar Thu 25, 2010 1:41 pm

inkydog wrote:I'd love to ride the atommobiles on Adventures Thru Inner Space. Never got to experience that first hand.
that used to be one of my fav rides. I was lucky enough to go to Disneyland in the late 60's, all through the 70's and it was truly the best!
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Post by MmeLeota » Mar Thu 25, 2010 2:02 pm

I voted for the '80s, although it also spills into the early '90s as well. This was the time when I went to the park as a child and thus was the base for my enjoyment of the parks today. So many attractions are gone that I would love to see again (mainly from EPCOT).

However, I have always wanted to go back to the days when DL first opened and those early years when Walt would be walking around on any given day. I would love to see/hear the expressions of the guests on the attractions that still exist and I would have loved to experience those attractions I never got to (i.e. Nature's Wonderland, Flying Saucers, Mule Pack rides, Indian Village).

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Post by withspirit » Mar Thu 25, 2010 2:19 pm

My first visit to Disney was 1994. Then again in 1997. Then I met Miss Right and got married there in 1998. Then got married again to Miss Right in 2008 for our tenth anniversary. I will take the 1990s and 2000s again :D
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Post by cccmouse » Mar Mon 29, 2010 1:08 pm

I chose the '80s. I would love to go back again and see EPCOT in its original form.

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Post by bookmosaic » Mar Mon 29, 2010 4:44 pm

The 70's. It was when I first experienced it as a kid. I wasn't prepared for the drop in Pirates of the Caribbean back then. The drop seemed longer when I was small.

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Post by theBIGyowski » Mar Mon 29, 2010 5:47 pm

If it weren't "creepy"...I would love to take myself to the parks as a child. My first trip to WDW was in 1986. It would be fun to go back in time and take me as a child around MK and Epcot for the first time.

Only problem is that might create a rift in the space-time continuum...according to Doc Brown.
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Post by Amy » Mar Mon 29, 2010 7:45 pm

theBIGyowski wrote:If it weren't "creepy"...I would love to take myself to the parks as a child. My first trip to WDW was in 1986. It would be fun to go back in time and take me as a child around MK and Epcot for the first time.

Only problem is that might create a rift in the space-time continuum...according to Doc Brown.
Ooh, that is kind of creepy ~ but cool at the same time!

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Post by Future Guy » Apr Thu 01, 2010 4:42 pm

Definitely the '80s. Specifically around 1987 or 88, when all the classic EPCOT Center pavilions were there, and before any of them started to show their age.

Wouldn't it be awesome to travel back to the WDW in the '80s and take a nice digital camera along?

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Post by boilerbabe » Apr Fri 02, 2010 10:21 am

Future Guy wrote:Definitely the '80s. Specifically around 1987 or 88, when all the classic EPCOT Center pavilions were there, and before any of them started to show their age.

Wouldn't it be awesome to travel back to the WDW in the '80s and take a nice digital camera along?
Yes, it would be fantastic to have a digital camera and travel back in time to Epcot! There are so many pictures I would take!
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Post by Soarin08 » May Tue 04, 2010 6:09 pm

1980s. For the opening of Epcot. :D
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Post by momeja » May Wed 05, 2010 10:56 am

I'd like to be there for the opening of DL in the 50s. Some of the rides back then look like they were so much fun - especially the flying saucer ride (don't know its name).

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Post by Soarin08 » May Wed 05, 2010 1:30 pm

I must agree, being here for DL's opening would have been amazing. That's what started it all! I cannot imagine!
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Post by disneylizzy » May Thu 06, 2010 1:34 pm

would definitely go back to the 80's - Epcot was newer and still had the original rides plus MGM opened in 89 and Little Mermaid came out that year.....good times for disney

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

Post by cofreak101 » May Fri 28, 2010 10:31 am

I would have loved to be at EPCOT when it was newer. When I think 80's all I can think is the EPCOT visions of space travel and the future...

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