Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Disneyland - 1987 - A Flashback Video Montage

Today, we offer you a compact video tour of 1987 Disneyland, direct from Youtube. Check it out.

The clips of 1987 Tomorrowland (including Captain Eo) and the "Gift Giver Extraordinaire" that graced the Main Entrance as a holdover from 1985's 30th Anniversary celebration are great. Also, get a load of the grand Gray Lady---Disneyland's old main parking lot (now rumored to have been replaced with some sort of California-based theme park)---as seen from the Monorail. There are many nuggets crammed into this clip---the Tomorrowland stage at Coke Terrace, the Rocket Jets, the People Mover, the newly-painted yellow Subs, America Sings, the old Bubble-top Monorail, big 80s hair, the Main Street Electrical Parade, Storybookland Canal Boats, Mission to Mars, Big Thunder---but, sadly, my Jungle didn't make the cut.

In any event, it is a great montage and a nice bit of time travel. Thanks to whomever posted this originally! Glad you saved your videotape!



Okie said...

Awesome video! Thanks for sharing. One of my most memorable DL trips was in 85, so this really brings back memories.

One of these days I hope to digitize our family's vacation vids from the 80s.

Nametag Museum said...

I love these old Disneyland videos.. I once downloaded a tape that a high school kid shot in the mid 1990's for his grad night.. and much to my surprise it contained the earliest known footage of the legendary Maynard, working the entrance gate of the Tiki Room!

Anonymous said...

that was fun.