Park History

Souvenir 66

Souvenir 66

 Source February 2001 – June 2009 LOCATION Paradise Pier – Souvenir 66 was the old-fashioned souvenir shop along the waterfront, across from the Golden Zephyr. Today, the structure remains, but has been rethemed as Seaside Souvenirs. EXPERIENCE Details: Merchandise – Assorted Disney collectibles, including pins, toys, hats, books, etc. Unique Features – Lighthouse roof, highway […] Read more…

Carnation Ice Cream Parlor

Carnation Ice Cream Parlor

Source: Matterhorn 1959 July 1955 – January 1997 LOCATION Main Street USA – Carnation Ice Cream Parlor occupied prime real estate on Main Street, at the corner intersection where the road opens up into two alleyways. Today, this space is used by the Carnation Café. EXPERIENCE Details: Service Type – table service Seating – indoor […] Read more…

Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue

Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue

June 1986 – February 1996, April 2004 – January 2016 LOCATION Frontierland – Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue drew in visitors wandering between Fantasyland and Frontierland, on the trail circling Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Today, this space is part of the entryway into Star Wars Land. EXPERIENCE Details: Service Type – table service (buffet style) Seating […] Read more…

Club Buzz

Club Buzz

Source: Lost World June 2001 – October 2006 LOCATION Tomorrowland – Club Buzz occupied the outdoor stage in Tomorrowland, sitting in the center plaza. Today, the Jedi Training Academy uses this stage, as well as periodic nighttime performances by various local bands. BACKGROUND When Toy Story 2 became smash hit in 1999, Disneyland saw an […] Read more…

Muppet*Vision 3D

 Source: WDW Info February 2001 – November 2014 LOCATION Hollywood Land – The Muppets ruled Hollywood Land’s “Sunset Theater”, tucked in the back lot. Visitors arriving from Buena Vista Street (or its predecessor, Sunshine Plaza) would find the show on the left-hand side of Hollywood Land, around the corner from Award Wieners. Today, this theater […] Read more…

Candle Shop

 Source: 68 Media 1958 – 1977 LOCATION Main Street USA – The Candle Shop was nestled in the center of Main Street, between the Crystal Arcade and Upjohn Pharmacy. Today, this space belongs to New Century Time Pieces. EXPERIENCE Details: Merchandise – Candles, candles, and more candles! Unique Features – Floor to ceiling candle décor, […] Read more…

Aunt Jemima Pancake House

 Source: Shorpy August 1955 – July 1970 LOCATION Frontierland – Aunt Jemima Pancake House made its home in the center of Frontierland, overlooking the Rivers of America. Guests could reach the restaurant from Adventureland or Main Street, and would find the welcoming patio at the edge of Frontierland’s main block of stores. Today, this space […] Read more…

Crocodile Mercantile

 Source: 2 BP November 1988 – April 2003 LOCATION Critter Country – The Crocodile Mercantile was the first gift shop opened in the newly named Critter Country (formerly Bear Country). This shop sat at the very end of the land, next to the exit to Splash Mountain. Today, this space belongs to Pooh’s Corner. EXPERIENCE […] Read more…

Bountiful Valley Farm

 Source: Lost World February 2001 – September 2010 LOCATION Golden State – Bountiful Valley Farm was a sprawling walkthrough on the eastern side of California Adventure. Guests could find it adjacent to the Pacific Wharf walkway, just after Sunshine Plaza. Today, this space is partially used by A Bug’s Land, and partially used by Cars Land. […] Read more…

Laffite's Silver Shop

Laffite’s Silver Shop

 Source 1966 – 1988 LOCATION New Orleans Square – Laffite had a coveted corner shop across from the exit to Pirates of the Caribbean. Today, the plaza in front of the shop is home to a caricature artist, and the interior of the shop is actually a dining room for nearby Cafe Orleans. EXPERIENCE Details: […] Read more…

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