Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Disneyland Opera House - Almost Wordless Wednesday

Since the Disneyland Opera House was featured in our blog on Monday for our "Where Are We?" article this week, we decided to ride this horse just a little bit longer and keep the theme going for our "Almost" Wordless Wednesday this week.  We spent a lot of time in front of the building waiting for the Disneyland Candlelight Processional this past weekend, so it's fresh in our minds and ready to go!

One of the best things about the Opera House is that it not only holds the Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln attraction inside, which is one of our very favorites attractions at Disneyland, but it also is a bit of mini-Disneyland museum, with oodles of old Disneyland, and Walt Disney, paraphernalia.  So not only do you get to get see a great show about one of America's greatest presidents, but you also get to learn a lot about the history of Disneyland as well!  You just can't beat that!

So we're including some of our favorite photos from around the Opera House today.  The next time you're at Disneyland, if you haven't already, or heck even if you have already, take a look around inside for yourselves, and let us know what you like about the Disneyland Opera House.

The entrance to the Disneyland Opera House on Main Street U.S.A.

Walt's bench from Griffith Park (Los Angeles) where he once sat dreaming of Disneyland

Disneyland as it was when Walt Disney opened it in 1955

We LOVE this diorama of Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle

There's always loads of Disneyland history and memorabilia to see here

Early Disneyland ticket books - Yes, once upon a time you needed TICKETS to ride all of the attractions

Absolutely AMAZING portrait of Abraham Lincoln - Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln

The Disneyland Opera House at night. Beautiful!


Focused on the Magic

15 comments:

Debs said...

What great pictures! It's so interesting to have all the memorabilia on display in the park. I would love to see Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln again. I saw it at the World's Fair in NY (I am THAT old;) and was blown away by it...along with everyone else!

Alyssa Ray said...

I adore the Disneyland Story in the Opera House, and I especially love that they retained the 50th anniversary movie with Steve Martin and play it in the lobby. :) I have a confession though, Mr. Lincoln makes me fall asleep almost every time... :D Thanks for an awesome post! :)

DisneyBabies said...

Pretty pictures!

:DISTherapy said...

YES! This is now on my list for January!!!

dizzneemomma.com said...

What a beautiful building...and so full of interesting things. Nice photos.

Days In The Park said...

Thanks Deb :)
You're only as old as you allow yourself to think you are. I think I might be turning five next year ;)

Days In The Park said...

Thanks Alyssa!
Falling asleep in Mr. Lincoln should be a crime, though! Where's your patriotic fervor for the greatest president of all time? ;)
PS. We love the Steve Martin movie too =D

Days In The Park said...

Thanks Jenn :)

Days In The Park said...

Glad we could give you something else to do in January, :DIS! We need to meet up and say "hi" if you're coming this way :)

Days In The Park said...

Thanks Lucinda :)
It's an amazing building with many awesome finds and Disneyland history inside. One of our favorite places to hang out and we find ourselves in there very frequently :)

:DISTherapy said...

Absolutely! I'll be in for the Tinker Bell. Will you be around that weekend?!

Diane said...

Awesome pictures, I love seeing the old tickets and your pictures make me want to come there-- very soon ;-)

Manda said...

Wow! What beautiful photos! I looks awesome in the day AND the night! :D

Days In The Park said...

Thanks Diane - I hope you come here soon! I want to meet you! :)

Days In The Park said...

Thanks Manda :) It's definitely awesome either day OR night :)