The always great Vintage Disneyland Tickets blog has a wonderful post on the Japanese Village and Deer Park that once occupied land in Buena Park, California. This smaller park was not too far from Disneyland, but it was world's away from Walt's lands! Think of your favorite pavilion from World Showcase at Epcot. Now expand that into a full blown theme park!
It was almost an entire days worth of shows, exhibits, shopping and food. The folks that worked there were terrific. Just like at Epcot, they spent the time to really interact with guests, making a visit a delightful experience. I loved this place so much, it was instrumental in me choosing Japan as the destination of my first international trip.
Thanks, Tim, for rocking my world with a trip down memory lane!