DISNEYLAND 1980–1989.

[DVD: Theme Parkology – 2012 – 56 mins +bonus]. (4 of 5). “Disneyland (Anaheim, California) celebrated 25 years of sharing smiles and laughter since its opening day in 1955. The 1980s brought several entertaining parades to Main Street U.S.A., such as Circus Fantasy, State Fair, and the Blast to the Past Celebration. It was also the decade during which the toe-tapping land of Bear Country changed its name to Critter Country – in tribute to the many Disney woodland animals. To celebrate the new land, an 87-foot-high mountain was built – Splash Mountain. Fantasyland underwent a renovation in 1983 and when the dust had cleared a new Bavarian-style Fantasyland stood with a new attraction – Pinocchio’s Daring Journey. Tomorrowland added two fun futuristic attractions with the assistance of George Lucas and Michael Jackson: Star Tours and Captain EO.” ANDY SHINE SAYS: It was interesting to learn which Disneyland attractions were introduced, retired, relocated and modified. The 5-minute bonus comprises amateur film of the Main Street Electrical Parade during the 1980s [1 min], and Disneyland’s 25th Anniversary Parade [4 mins]. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good.