The 55th anniversary of Disneyland Park is fast approaching. Throughout those 55 years,many attractions have contributed to the rich history of quality entertainment at the park, making the Resort a permier destination for family entertainment.
The following attractions have been a staple since 1955; Main Street Cinema, the Penny Arcade, Mark Twain Riverboat, Mad Tea Party,Casey Jr. Train (opened about a week after opening),Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, Snow White's Scary Adventures, Jungle Cruise,Peter Pan's Flight, King Arthur Carrousel,Autopia, the Disneyland Railroad and the Main Street Vehicles including Horse-Drawn Street Cars.
The Jungle Cruise attraction displayed Walt Disney's passion for wildlife and one of the original concepts for the Jungle Cruise involved live exotic animals as a part of a more serious venture into the unexplored jungle. Some of the original skipper dialogue from 1955 was so clever, the spiels are still used today.
Thurl Ravenscroft also contributed his vocal talents to some original attractions that were replaced in 2001 including the Mark Twain Riverboat and the Disneyland Railroad. However, if you listen carefully, yopu can hear his unique deep voice in the chorus of " You Can Fly " on Peter Pans Flight.
Just a quick side note,Dr Lee was a Attractions Host on the Mark Twain Riverboat and a Skipper on the Jungle Cruise Xmas of 81 thru April 82,before transfering to Club 33.