Category Archives: History

Walt Disney Gazes into Future of Disneyland

I don’t know who created this terrific mix of vintage Walt Disney looking out over Town Square in a modern Disneyland, but it’s brilliant. Disneyland fans are always saying that it’s the only park that Walt set foot in and … Continue reading

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Hollywood and Twitter Reacts to Annette Funicello’s Death

As you might expect for a Disney Legend and real sweetheart like Annette Funicello, there has been an outpouring of emotion for her online. Here are a few of the many comments made today: Rest in peace, Annette Funicello… — … Continue reading

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Annette Funicello, Mouseketeer and Beach Party Sweetheart, Dead at Age 70

To Disney fans Annette Funicello represents a time when the company was at its most pure. As a 12-year old she was discovered by Walt Disney and cast as one of the original Mouseketeers. She earned her way into the … Continue reading

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DAK History Lesson: Loin Cloths and Roller Skates

It’s time for your 3rd Animal Kingdom History Lesson! As a reminder, this is all in preparation for the 15th anniversary of WDW’s baby park on April 22nd. This time around, we are hanging from the vines and discussing the … 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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