Modern guests will relive the nostalgia and mental trauma of Disneyland’s early years!
ANAHEIM, CA — The Disneyland Resort and Spa will celebrate its 65th anniversary next year, and the celebration promises to be something special!
Disneyland President Josh D’Amaro announced Friday that the year will be “retro all the way,” so that guests will experience what the park was like in the 1950’s.
Back to the future
“We’ll be adding back old beloved attractions,” D’Amaro said, “like Delta Dreamflight, the Rainbow Mountain Stagecoach Ride, and of course the Flying Saucers. But the biggest change our guests will enjoy is our costumed characters. We’re bringing back the original characters’ appearance for the entire year!”
The Disney Company scoured the internet and their own photo archives for pictures from the park’s first years, so that the original character costumes could be recreated in loving detail.
“There’s just something about those angry, dead-eyed faces and creepy proportions,” D’Amato shared. “Those characters are the stuff of dreams. Not nice dreams, no, but dreams, still.”
When asked if admission, attraction, and food prices would also be reduced to match the 1950’s, D’Amato snorted, said “no further questions,” and left the room.
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Cover photo: vintage characters return to Disneyland next year! Photo by matterhorn [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0] via Disney Wikia.