Then-and-now photos of Disney Parks from early days and today

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12 Responses to “Then-and-now photos of Disney Parks from early days and today”

  1. sam1148 says:

    I think most “Now” are superior.
    There’s been quite a few changes—But I think most have been for the better; (except the Tiki room; which thankfully self destructed not too long ago).
    I do miss the sky buckets.

  2. sam1148 says:

    Here’s a story Cory might like:
    In the mid 70′s my Mother and her Sister took a vacation to Disney–we all stayed at the Polynesian. But Mom and Her Sister’s luggage was lost (thanks Eastern!)
    For the first night they only had their clothes on their back.
    But, Being children of the Depression and Children of a Seamstress. They took the floral print bed sheets off the beds..and fashioned them into “moo moo” dresses–borrowing safety pens from front desk and and asking for flowers from the displays.

    Using flowers from the garden displays..and the bed sheets they where ready for dinner and a show. The CastMembers loved it because they knew the sheets used in the rooms where the ones these two people where wearing to dinner.

  3. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Time has not improved the kerning.

  4. DrDave says:

    I think their switch from black and white to color makes a lot of the attractions a bit garish. 

  5. Joel Emmett says:

    I agree with Roy Disney about Tomorrowland.  

    Everything looks wonderful… until you get to Tomorrowland.  

    Aaaaaaaarrrrrghh!  Holy crap.  What the hell were they thinking (other than, “This will be cheaper and keep all those damn kids out of the park!”)?

    Breaks my heart.

    • Crashproof says:

      I was really disappointed when they removed the bat-eared spire things from Tomorrowland in Florida — that was my favorite architectural feature in the whole park.

      “If You Had Wings” had much better music than “Dreamflight” too.

  6. Ryan_T_H says:

    I think one of the neatest things is seeing the small sapling trees that are now great big majestic trees.

    • retepslluerb says:

      Damn. And here I was and wanted to post “I like how they replaced the mangy trees with really good ones.” 

  7. EeyoreX says:

    It is interesting that all the really big differences are in Tomorrowland. 
    The future has changed.

  8. Rider says:

    Don’t you mean pictures of the ugly dirty capitalist imperial American Disney theme parks.

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