Sunday, July 15, 2007

Yesterland: Sleeping Beauty Castle

Thanks to Wolf Flywheel of The Shelf for calling my attention to a wonderful entry at Yesterland about the walk-through SLEEPING BEAUTY diorama exhibits in Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle.

SLEEPING BEAUTY is my favorite Disney film so I was always partial to this attraction. For those of you who didn't get the chance to experience it, you simply walked through the castle and the story of SLEEPING BEAUTY was told in words and three-dimensional pictures.

Unfortunately, the castle has been closed to visitors since shortly after September 11th. At the time, rumor had it the castle was closed due to security concerns. There was speculation at that time that the castle was an American icon which might attract terrorists. However, as Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle actually has an entire restaurant inside, one wonders if security could really be the reason.

Although Disneyland is gradually improving its "ride capacity," which had declined precipitously during the Paul Pressler era, it could still use more rides and attractions being open. The higher the ride capacity, the lower the congestion on the walkways.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if they would bring this attraction back from Yesterland and reopen the castle once more? With the return of the Submarine Voyage, anything seems possible...

Speaking of the Submarines, my husband's had to travel quite a bit lately and we haven't yet had the chance to go stand in line and check out the new version of the ride. Hopefully soon!


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