Photo Report: Disneyland in 2001

  • 11-23-2010

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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:

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The now removed Sun sculpture in Sunshine Plaza

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Not much has changed with Condor Flats

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

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

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The Sun Wheel

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Dinosaur Jack with his original pink and yellow color scheme

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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“Why, the always entertaining Cher!”

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

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

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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

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

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I celebrated my 7th birthday at Goofy's Kitchen

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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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