Category Archives: History

Disney’s St. Louis Development That Never Was

Todd Pierce at the Disney History Institute has wrapped up his 10-part series on the Saint Louis Riverfront Square development that Walt Disney has proposed building in what he considered his home state of Missouri. The project was to be … Continue reading

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Beyond the World’s Fair

The 1964 World’s Fair just had its 49th anniversary. It was very influential not just in the growth of Disneyland, but in Walt’s vision for EPCOT. After the Fair is a documentary that tracks not just what happened to some … Continue reading

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DAK History Lesson: Grandmother Willow knows what you did last summer…

Welcome back for another Animal Kingdom History Lesson! We are counting down until April 22nd, the 15th Anniversary of Animal Kingdom! This time we will be discussing everyone’s favorite painter (using the Colors of the Wind of course!), “Pocahontas and … 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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Park Locator Buzz Price Gets Window on Main Street at Disneyland

As you walk down Main Street U.S.A. at Disneyland you are passing through the credits for the fantasy movie brought to life that is Walt Disney’s greatest innovation – the Theme Park. These are the names of many of the … Continue reading

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