Shane's Amusement Attic

Update:1998 Fiesta Texas 10 year master plan that never was.
Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 2 guests
Discuss theme parks, roller coasters, and mules!
Site Admin
User avatar
Posts: 32592
Joined: 01 Feb 2005
Location: Swimming in the Ocean
Gender: Female
Age: 37

Postby SharkTums » Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:39 pm

In my defense, they took the panda's food away and it growled at me. I was pretty sure in that split second that I'd end up on the "When Animals Attack" show.

Luckily the chinese lady came back with more food a second later and the panda was nice and cuddly again.

BTW, thanks for Season 3 Shane! (Could have done without that picture though!!!!)

"Can I get clamshells out of this ATM?"
User avatar
Posts: 1834
Joined: 18 Oct 2006
Location: SL, UT
Gender: Male

Postby montezooma » Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:53 pm

Here's another one that might top that picture. Kristin was ALL ABOUT swinging from the grips on the train...until Elissa let go of her, then it was a completely different story. I think this picture captures the moment
Check out Season 5 of
Shane's Amusement Attic
New Season, New Posts, New Logo...Old Stuff!

When I grow up, I want to breed donkeys!
User avatar
Posts: 643
Joined: 04 Nov 2006
Location: SoCal
Gender: Male

Postby MagicMountainMan » Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:56 pm

Seeing the Tomorrowland entrance with out the Astro Orbiters blocking it makes me wish that ride would just go away...

The central entrance to Space Mountain looked awesome, too!

"Can I get clamshells out of this ATM?"
User avatar
Posts: 1834
Joined: 18 Oct 2006
Location: SL, UT
Gender: Male

Postby montezooma » Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:06 pm

But I digress, let's get back to some Disney goodness. This time across the great United States to the east coast were a in 1971 a new Disney park had just opened. This souvenir book is not from the opening year but it does pre-date EPCOT. Can you believe there only used to be ONE theme park in Orlando...what's up with that???
Check out Season 5 of
Shane's Amusement Attic
New Season, New Posts, New Logo...Old Stuff!

I get goeey for Lady GaGa!!!
User avatar
Posts: 880
Joined: 25 Sep 2008
Location: SoCal - Where you can find the most boring weather ever!
Gender: Male

Postby KnottsDisneyFarm » Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:25 pm

Wow, those are some awesome vintage pictures. I like...

Former captain of the Arrow bus.
User avatar
Posts: 7056
Joined: 12 Jun 2005
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Gender: Male
Age: 45

Postby Erik Johnson » Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:03 pm

I had an earlier version of the Walt Disney World book. It is pretty much exactly the same except Big Thunder was not built yet. Awesome stuff!

Doesn't know how to spell "Enthusiast."
User avatar
Posts: 1892
Joined: 05 Jul 2008
Location: Lacey, Washington
Gender: Male
Age: 22

Postby Six Flags Enthuseast » Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:17 pm

robbalvey wrote:The photos of Disneyland are seriously amazing and all, but I don't think anything can top this...



Great pictures. Lot's of detailed stuff from one of my all time favorite parks! :)

Site Admin
User avatar
Posts: 47101
Joined: 01 Feb 2005
Location: Orlando, FL
Gender: Male

Postby robbalvey » Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:48 pm

Here is an interesting observation that I noticed when looking at the two guide books back to back.

When I look at the Disneyland book from 1978 I think "Wow, this park looks VERY different today" but when I look at the Magic Kingdom book from I'm assuming the same time period, the park doesn't look as foriegn to me as the Disneyland one.

And it really makes me think of how much Disneyland has totally changed in 30 years. Even in the 20 years since I originally worked at the park, I go to it today and think "this is not the park I once worked at in 1988."

But Magic Kingdom on the other hand seems to have preserved itself a bit better.

Many of the attractions I remember from the Disneyland of my youth are now gone (America Sings, Peoplemover, Country Bears, Rainbow Caverns Mine Train, Mission to Mars, Skull Island, Skyway, Inner Space, Circle Vision, etc) are now just memories, but aside from 20,000 Legues, Mickey Mouse Revue, Mr. Toad, Skyway and a couple of other minor things, my memories of Magic Kingdom from my youth are still pretty much intact today.

I'm not sure if either is a good or bad thing, just an observation that I made.


This B&M donkey is so smooth!
User avatar
Posts: 137
Joined: 13 May 2009
Location: Orlando, FL
Gender: None specified

Postby jcrouse » Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:48 pm

Great stuff Shane! (and congrats on the water park!)
I sure do miss River Country. Please keep the nostalgia coming.

And just to touch on what Robb said, there are a few spots at WDW that feel untouched (in a good way) - including my favorite place, Fort Wilderness - its almost exactly the same as it looks in the booklet - the same as it was when I went there as a kid.

Of course the landscape of the Magic Kingdom is going to look a whole lot different when the new Fantasyland is complete...

She turned me into a donkey! I got better...
User avatar
Posts: 75
Joined: 08 Apr 2007
Location: South Africa
Gender: Male

Postby Woogle » Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:09 am

Great update! It's nice to see that some features stayed almost unchanged, keeping the history alive. :roll:


Return to Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys!

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 2 guests

These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment,
Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.

All onride photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by a professional ride photographer.
For yours  and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at parks without proper permission.

Disclaimer!  You need a sense of humor to view our site, 
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back now!
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER!
There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13."
Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.