Photo Report: Disneyland in 2001

  • 11-23-2010


My ever first trip to the Disneyland Resort was in August 2001, just a few months after Disney California Adventure opened. I recently discovered some photos taken by members of my family during that trip, and I thought they'd be a fun thing to share here with everyone, so here they are:


The now removed Sun sculpture in Sunshine Plaza


Not much has changed with Condor Flats


Soarin' Over California was a great ride then, and still is today!


Grizzly River Run before constantly being hounded with people looking to get a World of Color Fastpass



The Sun Wheel


Dinosaur Jack with his original pink and yellow color scheme


This section of Paradise Pier before Toy Story Midway Mania came along wasn't a pretty sight. Bellow California Screamin's original Mickey icon are Strips, Dips 'n' Chips, Pacific Ocean Photos, and Malibu-Ritos


I don't miss that orange one bit! Silly Symphony Swings is much nicer :)


In this photo, you can see Wolfgang Puck's Avalon Cove, an upscale restaurant, which due to a series of unfortunate circumstances became Ariel's Grotto


To the right of the Hollywood Pictures Backlot sign, you can see the ABC Soap Opera Bistro, which is now where Playhouse Disney: Live on Stage resides


Disney's Steps in Time was the first show to perform in the Hyperion Theater. It was a medley of various Disney songs and movies


The Muppet Vision 3D marque was a little different originally. The building behind the sign would become the home of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Play It! one month later in September 2001. Lastly, the Studio Store was originally Rizzo's Prop & Pawn Shop


This is Superstar Limo, which to be frank, was one of the worst Disney attractions ever


“Welcome to Bel Air, where the streets are paved with royalties and hype. How about a map to your house, Drew Carey?”


“Why, the always entertaining Cher!”


Now over to the place where it all began, Disneyland. Sleeping Beauty Castle has its original color scheme used from 1955 to 2005


This Autopia display was, I believe, in a store located where the Submarine Voyage queue was (and is now)


From the mid-90s through to about 2003, It's a Small World had a beautiful pastel color scheme, which I actually much prefer over the white and gold color scheme


Mickey's Toontown really hasn't changed much at all since Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin opened in 1994



I celebrated my 7th birthday at Goofy's Kitchen


I remember that the Mad Hatter was a load of fun!

Thanks for viewing this photo report and journeying back in time with me!

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