Disneyland spokesmen said the request followed the refusal by a group of more than 100 youths to cease demonstrating on the amusement park. The yippies did not accomplish any of their goals from the protest which also strangely included a plan to roast porky pig who isn t a disney character nor did they persuade disneyland to end their partnership with bank of america.
They did however go down in history causing one of the strangest days in the park s lifetime.
Disneyland yippies. Its official name was changed to disneyland park to distinguish it from the expanding. Why was disneyland chosen by this group of young protesters to rise up against the establishment. The day disneyland was invaded by yippies.
Ontdek 2 disney parken 7 disney hotels een golfbaan en disney village voor nog meer magie en plezier. Upon reopening certain parks hotels restaurants attractions experiences and other offerings will be modified or unavailable will have limited capacity and will be subject to limited availability or even closure and park admission and offerings. Yippies invaded disneyland hoisting the new nation flag at city hall and taking over tom sawyer s island.
While riot police confronted the yippies the theme park was closed early for only the second time in the park s history the first being shortly after the assassination of president kennedy. Disneyland park originally disneyland is the first of two theme parks built at the disneyland resort in anaheim california opened on july 17 1955 it is the only theme park designed and built to completion under the direct supervision of walt disney it was originally the only attraction on the property. The motivating factor was a group of about 300 young yippies who entered the park with grand plans of capturing tom sawyer island liberating minnie mouse and cooking porky pig who is not.
Disneyland closed by yippies threat. Welkom op de officiële website van disneyland paris. The day was august 6th 1970 disneyland was being temporarily removed of its slogan the happiest place on earth when it was taken over by a group of long haired radicals known as yippies.
Disneyland park and disney california adventure park remain closed and will reopen at a later date pending state and local government approvals. The yippies august incursion marked only the second time in disneyland s now 64 year history that the park closed early. Forty five years ago on august 6 1970 an estimated 200 300 members of the yippies came to disneyland amusement park in anaheim california to hold what was billed as their first international pow wow to protest the u s s continuing involvement in the vietnam war and to liberate disneyland as a symbol of the establishment.
On august 6 1970 l a. The previous was the assassination of president john kennedy.