Category Archives: History

Imagine a world without Walt Disney. How he narrowly escaped death on September 4, 1918

Note: This article is republished courtesy Leo N. Holzer and the Friends of the Walt Disney Family Museum. Thanks to David Lesjak for sharing his research with us. Imagine a world if Walt Disney had died on Sept. 4, 1918. … Continue reading

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The Harrowing Tale of Disneyland’s First Entertainment Director, Tommy Walker

Sadly it’s been much, much too long since Disneyland history sleuth Jason Schultz updated his Disneyland Nomenclature blog, but we promise to forgive if he returns with more great content like this new piece detailing a chilling chapter in Disneyland’s … Continue reading

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Today in Disney History: Capital Cities/ABC acquisition announced by Michael Eisner

Today in 1995 Michael Eisner announced the acquisition of Capital Cities/ABC. With the purchase, the TV station that made Disneyland possible joined the Disney family. So did ESPN, A&E, Lifetime, and a long list of local stations and other media … Continue reading

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PBS’ American Experience to Profile Walt Disney in Fall of 2015

A new biographical look at the life of Walt Disney has been rumored to be in the works for a few years now. PBS and American Experience have now revealed that “Walt Disney,” a new four-hour, two-night film that explores … Continue reading

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Virtual Recreation of the Tower of the Four Winds from 1964 World’s Fair

A big thank you to the Disney History Institute for sharing this incredible virtual recreation of Rolly Crump’s Tower of the Four Winds from the “it’s a small world” attraction marquee at the 1964 World’s Fair. It must have been … Continue reading

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