It's FLASHBACK FRIDAY!
Time to go back in time thanks to fun old family photos of days gone by. Growing up in Southern California, Disneyland was a popular destination for our family. Sometimes we were there just the four of us, other times with extended family members. Oftentimes my brother and I would get to go for school or church incentives, or as awards for a successful sports season with the teams we played on. Trips with friends, or friends families were often the case as well, and as we became teenagers, the park was a popular destination to hang out.
Here's a look at The Haunted Mansion in New Orleans Square in 1993. At that time the Pet Cemetery was brand-new, having recently been added to the queue area in front of the Mansion. For years Cast Members had enjoyed the sight of this little creative touch in a back-stage area of the park not readily visible to guests - though sharp, eagle-eyed guests could spot it if turning their heads to the left immediately upon exiting the attraction, but finally the Imagineers decided to relocate it for all guests to be able to see and enjoy it. Similar to the Disneyland version, a Pet Cemetery later appeared at the Walt Disney World version of the famed attraction in the '90s.