You Need To See This Magical Concept Art Of Disneyland

It was meant to be The Happiest Place on Earth from the beginning.

1. Everyone knows Disneyland is The Happiest Place on Earth.

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But what a lot of people DON’T know is the amazing effort that went into making the park as magical as it is today!

2. But in these rare archival images that were used to sell prospective East Coast licensees on the park, you can see Disneyland BEFORE it was actually Disneyland.

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3. And it turns out that the plans for the park…

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4. …were pretty similar to what guests get to enjoy today!

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Although the Monstro the Whale ride was never built. :(

5. Like Adventureland, which looks just as wild on paper…

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6. …as it does in Southern California!

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7. And Tomorrowland looked just like the futuristic metropolis you would expect.

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This was nearly identical to what Tomorrowland looked like when the park opened, though it looks very different today.

8. Last but not least, sketches of Sleeping Beauty Castle look JUST as magical as it does in real life… although we’re missing the fortress-like walls!

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For the full set of magical images, be sure to check out D23’s Gold Membership!

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Fresh Breath Of Farm Air Music Video Parodies Fresh Prince

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song is one of the most popular nostalgic tunes online. There are countless spoofs and parodies posted all the time. Even Will Smith himself apparently can’t help but drop the beat when he’s a guest on television talk shows. 

Last summer, the web saw a slew of farmer-themed parodies of pop music hits from The Peterson Farm Bros, such as the I’m Farming And I Grow It spoof of LMFAO, and Farmer Style spoof of PSY.

Now, the farmers from Kansas have traveled back to the 90′s to spoof what the Fresh Prince theme song might sound like if Will was originally from a Kansas farm instead of West Philly.  


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Stranger Things Fans, Wean Yourself Off 80s Nostalgia With Pictures Of These 80s Microwaves

Let these microwaves bring you down from that 1980s high, nice and easy now.

1. All right, Stranger Things fans. You watched the shows whole season and now its time to stop obsessing over the past. These 1980s microwaves will gradually ease you back to the present.

3. We would never ask you to cut your Stranger Things world cold turkey. Youd instantly relapse, and start assembling a playlist of New Order songs while jamming your face against a Members Only jacket.

6. Eventually you wont even need these obsolete microwaves. Look at this list of microwaves three times per day, then after a month cut back to once per day, then after another month of that youll be cured of your nostalgia.

7. Ok so we know this is a far cry from a bunch of teens decked out in denim jackets and scrunchies driving around in a Ford Pinto, but lets see if you can handle this 90s microwave to ease you back into the present. Dont be frightened by it, just see if youve made enough headway to see a thing from a different era than Stranger Things takes place in.

8. Very good. Now heres a little treat for really pushing yourself on that last one: a 1980s microwave. For now you can rest, Stranger Things fans. Youve made excellent progress today.

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’90s Kid Forever! This Man Still Chooses To Watch Scrambled Porn

If elections were held to name the ultimate ’90s kid, this guy just might win by a landslide.

Meet 28-year-old Michael Schoen. Like many ’90s kids, he loves talking about old-school Nickelodeon shows, he mourns the fact that you can no longer buy Dunkaroos, and he still remembers exactly what the inside of a Blockbuster smells like. But what separates him from the rest of his peers is his steadfast commitment to a certain—ahem—after-dark form of entertainment: Michael still chooses to watch scrambled pornography!

Yep, we’re not kidding. In an age when an endless buffet of hi-def nudity is instantly accessible to anyone with a Wi-Fi connection, Michael, like a true ’90s purist, still elects to stare endlessly at the squiggly picture on encrypted television channels in hopes of spotting an occasional nipple.

“There’s just something really special about straining your eyes for hours on end in hopes of spotting a stray vulva in scrambled Spice Channel programming,” said Michael, who watches the footage with his finger readied on his TV’s input button in case he hears someone coming and needs to switch over to Sega. “There’s just no challenge in watching porn on the internet—I live for the hunt.”

Michael admits that watching scrambled porn has its frustrating moments, such as thinking you’re masturbating to a wonderfully perky breast only to realize it’s actually a man’s chin. But he insists this is also part of what makes the experience so exciting: the mystery of not really knowing what you’re jerking it to, but trusting your imagination to complete the picture anyway.

“In my opinion, it’s just a vastly superior porn-viewing experience,” said Michael. “If you’re doing it any differently, then I just don’t think you can truly call yourself a ’90s kid.”

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Pokémon Snap: The Movie Trailer

Nostalgia nerds are loving this week old faux-trailer for Pokémon Snap: The Movie. Already, the fake trailer by GrittyReboots has over 475,000 views, and is featured on Kotaku, StuffIStoleFromTheInternet, and GekoSystem

YouTuber Bren Tenkage says, “Oh man, I would so watch this if this was a real movie.”


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Adults Taste-Test 1990′s Snacks For Kids

Adults Taste-Test 90′s Kid’s Snacks

The Internet loves the 90′s.

One of the best parts of growing up in the last decade of the 20th century was the candy and snacks.

BuzzFeed wondered how grow-up 90′s kids would react to taking a trip down nostalgia lane by taste-testing some classic 90′s snacks, such as Dunkaroos and Gushers. 

What’s the verdict?

Everything gets worse when you grow up. Bummer. 


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How Our Brains Trick Us Into Romanticizing The Good Old Days’

Last night, I sat in the basement of my childhood home with two of my best friends from high school.

We were messing around with instruments and talking in between breaks in the guitar chords and drum beats, and for a moment, I was transported back to my days as a high school senior.

Thats when a quote I heard when watching “The Office” popped into my third glass of Fireball-spiked apple cider brain.

The quote goes,

I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them.

So, I sat there and watched my friends from the old chapter of my life laughing, singing and reminiscing as if it all happened in slow motion.

I understood that I was currently in the middle of the good old days, and I was living them as I processed the strange notion of the olden days.

Being away at college, it is so easy to fall into the monotonous grind of daily life.

You wake up, attend class, go toa series of other classes that challenge your sanity and attentiveness, work, maybe take a nap, maybe binge on Netflix, eat, go out, sleep, wake up and do it all over again.

I wouldnt say that this daily rhythm is boring, but it certainly becomes routine.

When youre in a routine, most experiences begin to feel commonplace and ordinary.

When I think of these good old days Ive heard so much about from family and older friends, ordinary and commonplace are not phrases I wouldve associated with them.

But as I sat there with these people, looking back at our nights as dumb, wide-eyed high schoolers with nowhere to go and not a care in the world, it made me reflect.

I reflected on the late nights in dark alleywaysplaying truth or dare like middle schoolers.

I contemplated the drives to the beach as the sun set, and I thought about trespassing tothe docks under the moonlight.

I could easily cite those as my good old days and retire to be a cranky, washed-up college student whose best days are behind her.

But that would be a completeand totallie.

Any person who cites one singular moment, month or year as the good old days isbound to be disappointed and livean unfulfilled life.

So, in that sobering moment of clarity, I made the conscious decision to live the rest of my days as if they all are the good old days.

What does that look like?

It looks like giving less of a sh*t about what people think about me.

It means living life for the dazzling, seemingly unimportant moments of day-to-day life.

Its about realizing that sitting around in your dorm with three of your close friends, bored out of your minds and trying to think of what to do, will be the good old days once you graduate from college.

Whenever I walk past my freshman year dorm even though my first year of college was far from perfect I sigh and think of thatlost and eager age.

I think about sitting outside the building with my friend, talking about our bizarre concepts of life as he exhaled the smoke from his cigarette under the dim light of a lamppost.

I think about resting in bed with my now-boyfriend, listening to vinyl on my record player and trying to figure out my feelings for him.

We look back at the past with rose-coloredglasses, so when I think back to the good old days, I forget all the badness that happened concurrently with those times.

We can romanticize all we want about how the past was somehow easier or better, but the truth is, it wasnt.

I understand now that the good old days can be your entire life, if thats the attitude you consciously choose to have.

If you take stock in the small microseconds of carefree happiness in daily life, then every day could be the good old days.

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