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Room for One More

It just seems I keep saying this, but the Haunted Mansion, HM in text speak, is another iconic attraction. Maybe I should just dub all attractions iconic. It seems each is worthy of reminiscing on history and creativity. »

What’s In a Name?

The Disney Hollywood Studios. Yes, 30 years in the making and this park has to be the most dynamic in the shortest period of time then any other park. »

Four Score and 55 Years Ago

Walt Disney was a master of creation. Roy Disney was a master of finance. Between the two, a foundation of funding and fantasy has given park visitors years of enjoyment. »

Ask Dave

Walt Disney was probably the biggest influence on my life, other then my father.   I am a child of what I personally consider Disney’s greatest generation of entertainment.   I believe it shows with all the anniversary articles I have types over the last few months.   Credit D23 Dave Smith approached Walt back in 1970 and asked, do you have an archivist, a librarian.... »

D23 is Celebrating 10 Years of Magic

I am a member of D23. In fact, I am a Charter Member. Yeah baby! Look at me being all one of the first! Membership plans range from individual to family. »

Before Slug Bug…

There was the Love Bug. 50 years ago Herbie accelerated to stardom and sequels. Now how many "50 years ago" articles have I typed? Think about it, 50 years ago Herbie, PotC, Mary Poppins, et al. How many entertainment enterprises have that many half century celebrations!?!?!?! »

52 Years ago, Yo Ho, Yo Ho…

March 18th, fifty two years ago, what arguably may be the most iconic attraction, opened at Disneyland Resort. Pirates of the Caribbean was the last ride Walt worked on directly, passing away before its completion. »

The Lost Land

Did you ever hear the one about Holidayland? After the initial build, Walt asked around what people might be interested in. »

New Orleans Square

The first land to be added to Disneyland, New Orleans Square literally changed the landscape of Disneyland Resort. The expansion pushed the borders of the park into office areas, rerouting the train around the park. DLR was incredibly restricted where land was concerned. Growth of the park not only cannibalized infrastructure, but had to go deep underground. »

What could go wrong, only a punchline…….

“Here is adventure. Here is romance. Here is mystery.” The opening to the Adventureland dedication does not disappoint. The birthplace of Audio-Animatronics, The Jungle Cruise, Treehouses, Tiki Room, and, the Dominguez Tree? Adventureland was placed in the spot where the Dominquez’s lived. They were the family who owned the acreage where Disneyland was built and the tree still ex... »