Friday, September 11, 2009

Red Wagon Inn, Disneyland, Yesterland, DCA, etc.

Here's an old postcard of the Red Wagon Inn at Disneyland in the 1950s. When the park opened in 1955, this was reputedly Walt Disney's favorite restaurant on the premises. It was operated by the Swift meat company. When Swift's lease ran out, the restaurant was redesigned as a buffet-service operation. It reopened under its current name, The Plaza Inn, in July 1965.
About a year ago, Werner Weiss of Yesterland and I spent a whole day walking around Disney's California Adventure, taking photos of things we thought would soon "become history" during the park's planned (now current) overhaul. You can see the fruits of Werner's labors in his recent posts.
Do you think future generations will actually morn the loss of the Whoopie Goldberg "Golden Dreams" attraction the same way we now look back wistfully on Tomorrowland's "Flying Saucers" ride?
Blog Update: My computer continues to be a problem. I apologize for the scanty posts and for not getting back to your emails in a timely manner. The new machine should arrive next weekend.


DanGarion said...

Never had a desire to check out that movie, so I guess I won't be missing it! :)

The Glamorous Life Association said...

Side note....I was told by Don Helson (imagineer on the new Cars Land in DCA project) that they have a ride coming in that land modelled after the old flying saucer ride. Except they are tires or something not at all the same. But sweet of them to TRY. Right? :)

Hey did you see me ask Jay Rasulo when the princesses are going to get their own blogs in abig fancy press conference at D23? I am dork.
But here it is on video..

Connie Moreno said...

ooooh, love that postcard!!