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(WDW News Today)   McDonald's and Disney almost had a partnership with the Splash Mountain ride back in the 1980s. The pitch book for it is up for auction   (wdwnt.com) divider line
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2 days ago  
I wonder how much a Quarter Pounder would have cost at the Magic Kingdom.
 
1 day ago  
The Simpsons - Mount Splashmore
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1 day ago  
That looks pretty cool, would bid if I had just a little more scratch
 
1 day ago  
McDonald's sponsored the Dinosaur ride in Animal Kingdom when it first opened. They no longer sponsor it, but evidence remains. These pipes are in the queue section.

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Ketchup, mustard, mayo.
 
1 day ago  
There was a fast food stand, set up in frontierland, that sold McDonald's fries.  And a place out at Paradise Pier, in California Adventure, that was a full fledged McDonalds.
And to answer the first question, the people working them worked for Disney, not McDonald's.  So, yeah, the prices were higher due to the wage difference, also to protect the other Disney restaurants.  Both have been gone for a number of years now.
 
1 day ago  

mr intrepid: There was a fast food stand, set up in frontierland, that sold McDonald's fries.  And a place out at Paradise Pier, in California Adventure, that was a full fledged McDonalds.
And to answer the first question, the people working them worked for Disney, not McDonald's.  So, yeah, the prices were higher due to the wage difference, also to protect the other Disney restaurants.  Both have been gone for a number of years now.


As I recall, the Frontierland fry cart was destroyed by a falling tree, and rightfully so.
 
1 day ago  

mr intrepid: There was a fast food stand, set up in frontierland, that sold McDonald's fries.  And a place out at Paradise Pier, in California Adventure, that was a full fledged McDonalds.
And to answer the first question, the people working them worked for Disney, not McDonald's.  So, yeah, the prices were higher due to the wage difference, also to protect the other Disney restaurants.  Both have been gone for a number of years now.


Compared to McDonalds, Disney burgers & fries are worth the price.

I was glad to see that although Village Haus got a makeover from Pinocchio to Beauty & The Beast, they kept the pastrami burger.
 
1 day ago  
Farking Disney...nothing could be worse than this commercial tie-in:
Honey I Shrunk The Audience Preshow: True Colors
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1 day ago  
Splash Mountain?
I'd hit it!
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1 day ago  
Thank god they didn't do that. It would have been so commercial. Unlike Disneyworld now.
 
1 day ago  
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Interesting article, Subby.
 
1 day ago  

morg: Thank god they didn't do that. It would have been so commercial. Unlike Disneyworld now.


in the early days there were a ton of commercial tie-ins and sponsorships to help finance Disneyland.  It's hard to imagine today but back then the financing and success of the park were very far from guaranteed and it almost didn't happen.  Many of the rides around the park had a corporate tie-in from then industrial giants, as did the "Santa Fe and Disneyland Railroad", from the 1950s to the 1970s and well into the 80s.  They've been successful enough to move away from that and keep to their own branding.  Ticket prices reflect that success.    The co-branding dropped off substantially in the 1980s - 1990s and now it's pretty 'pure' in terms of outside sponsorship.   I think Dole still has a tie in at the Tiki Room.  Disneyland (world, etc.) has become a license to print money in its own right.
 
20 hours ago  

harlock: morg: Thank god they didn't do that. It would have been so commercial. Unlike Disneyworld now.

in the early days there were a ton of commercial tie-ins and sponsorships to help finance Disneyland.  It's hard to imagine today but back then the financing and success of the park were very far from guaranteed and it almost didn't happen.  Many of the rides around the park had a corporate tie-in from then industrial giants, as did the "Santa Fe and Disneyland Railroad", from the 1950s to the 1970s and well into the 80s.  They've been successful enough to move away from that and keep to their own branding.  Ticket prices reflect that success.    The co-branding dropped off substantially in the 1980s - 1990s and now it's pretty 'pure' in terms of outside sponsorship.   I think Dole still has a tie in at the Tiki Room.  Disneyland (world, etc.) has become a license to print money in its own right.


I mean, ffs Epcot has had corporate sponsorships for all of its Future World rides since the park opened. It's like when people complain that Star Wars is "too commercial now". It's always been commercial!
 
19 hours ago  

RoyFokker'sGhost: , they kept the pastrami burger.

I'd hit it.

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15 hours ago  
A pitch book for an ad. Wonderful.
 
12 hours ago  

BadReligion: I wonder how much a Quarter Pounder would have cost at the Magic Kingdom.


Literally a quarter of a pound of silver.
 
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