1955

  • Happy Birthday Disneyland
    Happy Birthday Disneyland

    Disneyland turns 56 today. Although I have not visited in far too long, it remains my favorite park. It is the only park Walt Disney ever walked in and because of that, has a special kind of magic you can’t find at any other Disney park around the world. Rather…

  • The Story of Disneyland – 1955 Guidebook
    The Story of Disneyland – 1955 Guidebook

    Former Disney Imagineer Mark Hickson is now blogging over at “Disney by Mark.” He’s been cheerfully sharing some unique peeks behind the magic along with pieces from his collection of Disney memorabilia. I’m particularly enjoying his scans of the 1955 Guidebook for Disneyland – The Story of Disneyland. This piece…

  • Walt Disney Family Museum Celebrates the 55
    Walt Disney Family Museum Celebrates the 55

    This week marks the 55th anniversary of Disneyland’s grand opening (either the 17th or 18th of July depending on how you’re counting). The park itself is doing something around Merchandise, the Disneyana Fan Club is having a convention, and, not to be left out, the Walt Disney Family Museum is…

  • Jenny McCarthy and Son ride Disneyland’s Autopia
    Jenny McCarthy and Son ride Disneyland’s Autopia

    I usually don’t post too many ‘celebrity at ___’ photos, although celebrity spotting is often a fun sport at the Disney parks. But I couldn’t pass up this photo of Jenny McCarthy and her six year old son at Disneyland on the Autopia. The moment I saw it, I instantly…

  • Fifty-Three Years of Memories at Disneyland
    Fifty-Three Years of Memories at Disneyland

    53 years ago today Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom of Disneyland opened to the world with a, rare for the time, live broadcast television special featuring some of the biggest stars of the day and a crowd of excited invite only guests (plus about an equal number of guests who used…

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