Celebrating 45 years New Orleans-style:
Walt Disney and New Orleans Mayor Victor Schiro dedicated New Orleans Square on July 24, 1966, making it the only part of Disneyland Park to be designed after an actual city. Walt was quite fond of New Orleans and even found the windup mechanical bird that would be the inspiration for Audio-Animatronics figures during his travels to the Southern city. Walt passed away before his plans for an apartment above New Orleans Square materialized, and the space was later turned into The Disney Gallery. In 2008, Walt's original vision was realized with the opening of the Disneyland Dream Suite.
Trivia: New Orleans Square is home to Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean, two famous Disneyland Park attractions. Neither attraction debuted when the land opened in 1966. Which attraction opened first and on what day ??
answer to Trivia question...Pirates of the Caribbean opened first on March 18, 1967, followed by Haunted Mansion on August 9, 1969.
Sad Note...Golden Gate at Disney's California Adventure is missing!!!!!!!
For the past approx. 10 years, since the opening of Disney's California Adventure,when entering,guests would past under the Golden Gate Bridge. No more,as of last week,the Golden Gate Bridge was taken down. Those letters that spelled " California," they have entered the history books.
At Disney's California Adventure, there is a new entrance and the remodling contuines! Next week,that train that was near the entrance, it will be removed to Northern California.
As Walt Disney stated, " As long as there is imagnation left in the world, Disneyland will never be completed."
No worries, I live in the East Bay, (San Franisco), and that Golen Gate is amazing to view from Berkeley...DR LEE so many Redwood Trees!