Alice in Wonderland debuts:
Disneyland Guests embarked on a journey down the rabbit hole-just like the one Alice experiences in the Disney film "Alice in Wonderland"- when the attraction of the same name debuted June 14, 1958.
Walt Disney was on hand to proclaim the Alice in Wonderland attraction officially open, seven years after the premiere of his animated movie, based on Lewis Carroll's classic novels "Alice Adventure in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass." The attraction closed during Fantasyland's expansion in 1983-84, during which time its show scenes were changed and the voice of Kathryn Beaumont (who voiced Alice in the movie) was added as narration.
In 2010, director Tim Burton put his own spin on the classic characters in a live-action "Alice in Wonderland," followed by opening of Mad T Party last year in Disney California Adventure Park, which took inspiration from the movie. And the new T.V. series, "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland;" will air Thursday nights this fall on ABC.
Did you know.....
The towering mushroom near the queue is a former ticket booth that dates back to when Guests purchased individual tickets for each attraction. This system was used from opening day July 17,1955,until 1982. When Alice in Wonderland opened, it was a "D" ticket attraction, setting Guests back a whopping 35 cents.
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