Charles Phoenix Brings Brea Retro Disneyland
"Festive dress is encouraged but not expected," says your gentle host.
He promises glimpses of the early days of Main Street USA, Adventureland, Fantasyland, Frontierland and Tomorrowland. He'll fill you in one the back-story of long-gone attractions like the House of the Future, Flying Saucers, Indian Village and the Carousel of Progress. You'll also get to see Freedomland USA, an "ill-fated Disneyland wannabe theme park that opened in New York City in 1960."
The Saturday, March 16, show begins at 8 p.m., and the following day's program is a 2 p.m. matinee. Click here for tickets, which are $23-$30.
Anyway, the walking tour is so popular the March 24 event sold out. So Phoenix added another one, on April 7. You meet promptly at Union Station, 800 N. Alameda, Los Angeles, at 11 a.m. and head on via bus hops to places like Chinatown, Olvera Street, Phillipe's, the Bradbury Building, Carroll Avenue, Angel's Flight, Bob Baker Marionette Theater and Walt Disney Concert Hall. It ends at 5 p.m.
The $79 cost, still less than the Mouse House, includes museum and show tickets, a taquito on Olvera Street, souvenirs and transportation, but you have to pony up for your own French Dip at Phillipe's. Click here for tickets.
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