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    Lake Buena Vista Playground

    I was just reminiscing my childhood and I remember there being a playground which stood approximately where Ghiradelli's Chocolate stands now in present DTD. Does anyone remember this and/or have a photo they can post. I can't even remember if it really did have a playground or not at this point.

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    I spent time at Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village (as it was called then) as a kid. I don't remember a playground though. That doesn't mean there wasn't one... just can't seem to recall. Makes me wish I had my dad's albums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingJamesUT View Post
    I was just reminiscing my childhood and I remember there being a playground which stood approximately where Ghiradelli's Chocolate stands now in present DTD. Does anyone remember this and/or have a photo they can post. I can't even remember if it really did have a playground or not at this point.

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    You're not imagining things. Go to the link below to see a photo of the play area from 1978:

    Out of Business Disney Village/Marketplace/Pleasure Island

    Scroll down the page about halfway to see the pic.
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    That's the one. I guess they must have taken it out with the name change in 1989, or maybe soon after.
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    Great picture - I remember that playground very well. My girls loved it!

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