A Look Back: Disney Afternoon – Live! at Disneyland Park

George Savvas

by , Director, Public Relations, Disneyland Resort

On March 15, 1991, stars from television’s four “Disney Afternoon” animated series began delighting Disneyland park guests along “Afternoon Avenue,” a festive themed area in Fantasyland near “it’s a small world.”

A Look Back: Disney Afternoon - Live! at Disneyland Park

During its popular eight-month run, guests could meet stars from “Duck Tales,” “Tale Spin,” “Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers” and “Gummi Bears,” including Launchpad McQuack, Scrooge McDuck, Gadget, and, at his own dressing room, Baloo!

Is just me or do you have the theme from “Tale Spin” stuck in your head now too?


  • I too wish these characters would come back!
    I loved those cartoons as a child!!! 😀

  • “Ducktales, woo-hoo!”

  • I agree with other commenters that some of these characters should be brought back.

    My then 3 year-old daughter got to meet her absolute favorite character–Don Karnage. She still remembers showing him the “Don Karnage” stuffed character she was able to buy in Fantasyland, and how he proudly showed it to the crowd while giving her a big hug. It is a very happy memory for all of us!

  • Some of these characters should be brought back!

  • Don’t forget about the POGS that were so the rage during this event. And that they had the motorboats done as Gummi Glen (Which i think the signs and such are still up around the motorboat area and can sometimes be seen from other spots). I forgot about that Plane Crazy show that was great! They also had a stamp map for kids to fill out if i remember right. And the Rescue Rangers Raceway took over the Fantasyland Autopia 😉 That was a blast 🙂

  • I remember this very well.
    Baloo’s dressing room was in the location that is now the entrance to Toontown, and at Videopolis (today the Fantastyland Theatre) there was the “Plane Crazy” stage show, featuring characters from “Tale Spin,” “Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers”, and “DuckTales.

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