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In 2001, Disneyland released a 10-pin set that commemorated their trash cans. The set included pins denoting cans from the lands of Main Street, U.S.A., Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, Adventureland, New Orleans Square, and Mickey’s Toontown – as well as attraction-specific pins for the Matternhorn, Haunted Mansion, and It’s A Small World.

At the bottom of the packaging of what Disney called “The Art of the Trash Can” collection, they include the following “we must include something from Walt to justify this product” factoid: “In 1955, Walt asked the trash can manufacturer to modify their design by putting hinged flaps on the cans so that Guests could not see any trash… it started a whole new concept in trash can design.”

Whether or not that claim is true is questionable, but hey, it sold pins!

// Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, 2001

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Geyser Mountain” 1996, Pat Burke

Following the success of the original Tower of Terror in Orlando, the Imagineers were tasked with revitalizing Frontierland at Disneyland. The initial concept they dreamt up, Geyser Mountain, would utilize Tower’s ride system, but instead send guests shooting upwards, “propelled” by an erupting wilderness geyser. Set, (like its nearby sister attraction, Big Thunder Mountain) at a mining company, Geyser Mountain would take guests through mysterious mines, dripping caverns, past stalagmites & rare earthly jewels. The art here represents the version imagined for Disneyland Paris’ Thunder Mesa, which more resembled a tall tower built into the “mountain.” Both projects were scrapped due to costs, but both resorts eventually received clones of Tower of Terror in their sister parks.

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