• Disneyland Hotel turns 55
    Disneyland Hotel turns 55

    Another milestone anniversary has just been celebrated at Disneyland. The self-proclaimed “World’s Most Exciting Hotel” has just turned 55. When it opened the Disneyland Hotel was the first major hotel in Orange County. Things have changed a bit since then. Taken in 1961, the photo also shows the Monorail track…

  • Backstage at the blog
    Backstage at the blog

    A few updates related to The Disney Blog. Today is the 6th Anniversary of the first post on this blog. It’s been a long and fun journey that I hope continues for many more years. Running this blog has allowed me to meet many readers, provided me access to some…

  • SeaWorld’s Manta Roller Coaster turns One!
    SeaWorld’s Manta Roller Coaster turns One!

    Congrats to the team at SeaWorld Orlando on a very successful first year for its newest roller coaster – Manta! The SeaWorld team released this short video recapping the VIPs and special visitors who experienced the coaster this year. Oh noes. They must have left my footage on the cutting…

  • Pausing to think
    Pausing to think

    Today marks the 43rd anniversary of Walt Disney’s death in 1966 from complications related to lung cancer. That may have marked his physical death, but his legacy is very much alive. From the first Alice films, to the parks and his vision for a better life for all, and all…

  • Haunted Mansion 40th Anniversary Official Podcast
    Haunted Mansion 40th Anniversary Official Podcast

    The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland means something special to me since it is one of the few attractions that literally has my grandfather’s name on it (he had a tombstone (his wife made Disney remove it after he died) and his name is on the attraction blueprints). It just turned…

  • 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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