Author Archives: Linda Morse

About Linda Morse

Linda Morse started as an accounting clerk in 1955 at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, and then worked in the marketing department at Disneyland in Anaheim until 1965. Her last job at the park was as Promotions Manager.

The Park – Grad Night 1964, Disneyland’s First All-Nighter

Last month, Disneyland and Disney California Adventure stayed open for 24 straight hours beginning at 6 a.m. on a Friday. Many thousands of Southlanders flocked to “Monstrous Summer All-Nighter”, and some eager fans camped out outside the gates starting on … Continue reading

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The Park – Walt and Lillian’s Musical Legacy

In 1964, the newly-built Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles was opened to much fanfare. It was the city’s crowning achievement, having lacked a modern concert hall for many years. Walt and Lillian Disney donated a wad of money … Continue reading

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The Park – Innovation

In addition to creating “The Happiest Place on Earth”, Disneyland was innovative in many other ways. In the 50’s, believe it or not, waiting lines at banks or airports were traditionally a straight line.  Sometimes a movie theater would bend … Continue reading

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The Park: The Celebrity Treatment

Now that Andy Warhol’s prediction that everyone will have 15 minutes of celebrity in their lifetime seems to have been proven true, celebrities are the proverbial dime a dozen. But back in the 60’s, spotting a real live movie star … Continue reading

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The Park: Disneyland, Anaheim, 1963

When Walt visited the Park, he always created quite a stir behind the scenes. As soon as he drove through the back gate, the offices were abuzz. Phones would ring “Walt’s in the Park! “, “Who’s he talking to?” “Where … Continue reading

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