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... »

One Foot in the Past

“Walt had one foot in the past and one in the Future” Tim O’ Day Former Public Relations Executive »

A Vista into a World of Wondrous Ideas

The future was Tomorrowland. When I think back throughout the history of this land, it seems to me, it is the most active. Not just in the type of attractions, but in the coming and goings of those attractions. If I had to guess which land had the highest turnover of attractions, It would be Tomorrowland. In fact, it wasn't even completed by opening day. The TV Special was filmed very careful... »

The History of the Souvenir

This product is a highly contested discussion that has taken place since the first stuffed animal was created. In the beginning, Walt capitalized on the revenue souvenirs could create. Eventually, Walt engaged Herman "Kay" Kaymen of Kansas City, and things changed at Disney. »

Alice in Wonderland Turns 60

60 years of curiouser fun. The Alice in Wonderland ride is 60 years old. »

Melody Time

Melody Time is a Disney Classic. A set of vignettes and each can stand alone. It also allowed Walt Disney to partition the vignettes and tell the stories separately on the Sunday Evening Series. A Plethora of stories drawn in classic Disney style, accompanied by classic Disney music, Melody Time stand the test of artistic time for the past 70 years ago May 1948. »

Three Little Pigs

We have all heard of the story of how releasing Snow White in 1937 saved the studio from Bankruptcy. But did you hear the one about the Three Little Pigs? »

First Contact: How Disney Art can Transport You

"To all who come to this happy place, Welcome!" This was the opening statements Walt made on July 17, 1955. Tied into this statement are the posters throughout the Kingdoms of Disney. »

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