Thirty-five years after Disneyland’s
opening day, the magical park entered the eighties. It was a new era that
allowed Imagineers to further expand their talent.
Within the land of Critter
Country, previously Bear Country, a new 87 feet mountain with a 52 feet drop was
added, that of Splash Mountain.
Now guest can cool off down the 47 degree angle of the fall at an impressive 40
miles an hour.
The Renaissance-style façade was taken down from Fantasyland and replaced with
Bavarian-style architecture and a new attraction replaced the Mickey Mouse
Theater, Pinocchio’s Daring Journey.
And off to the right in Tomorrowland two new innovative attractions were
unveiled, both from director George Lucas, Star Tours, featuring the cast from
Star Wars, and Captain EO staring the eighties icon, Michael Jackson.
Join Theme Parkology as we explore the magic and wonderment of Disneyland within