Saturday, August 14, 2010

Alice in Wonderland

The Alice in Wonderland ride in Disneyland has its grand opening on this date in 1958.

3 comments:

TokyoMagic! said...

Hey, I just did an Alice post yesterday and didn't even realize the anniversary was today!

These postcards are wonderful. I miss the upside down room from the original version of the attraction! I guess pretty soon I'll be missing the exterior leaf/track without ugly railings running all the way down it.

Happy Anniversary, Alice!

Anonymous said...

Why was the upside down room removed with the changes to the newer Alice in Wonderland. IN addtion to this and the change with the Mad Hatter Tea party scene, are there any other changes from the current version of Alice in Wonderland vs. the original version?

Anonymous said...

^^ The original version had the upside down room and the oversized room--both rooms not seen in the movie (which is probably why they took both rooms out of the ride). The upside down room is now the forest of Tweedles and the Oversized room is the first part of the flower room in the newer version.

The original version had NO Queen of Hearts. Instead, the Mad tea party occupied that current space in the original one, while the Trial Room in the newer version was called the 'Crash Room' (the original ver. had guests crash into a teapot and this room had flashing lights and loud noises that basically ended the ride).

The current room for the Mad tea party was just a storage room for the caterpillar cars. The original ride had the caterpillars turn a sharp right towards the station after winding down the vine.