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Holidayland, Disneyland’s Forgotten Land

We all know the rule, no alcohol is served at Disneyland (or the Magic Kingdom for that matter). But did you know that it wasn’t always the case. A special land set up outside the berm would allow guests to … Continue reading

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1957 Disneyland Film is a Treasure

The Disney History Institute scores big again with a vintage color film from 1957 Disneyland. DHI uses the same transfer process that Ken Burns does to get his amazing footage and the result is something with the truest and brightest … Continue reading

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Video of the Hatbox Ghost in the Haunted Mansion, Finally Discovered

It’s been a mystery for more than 40 years. Did the infamous Hatbox Ghost ever really appear inside Disneyland’s classic Haunted Mansion attraction after it opened in August of 1969? Well film footage, taken by a park guest, has finally … Continue reading

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Original 1955 Disneyland Railroad Cars Reunited in San Luis Obispo

The Disney History Institute is out with their first documentary and it will make Disneyland Railroad fans weep. The first part of the video reveals 1955 Disneyland in gorgeous full color and includes a trip around the park on the … Continue reading

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Paul F Anderson is blogging

Paul F Anderson is back and blogging at the grandiose named “Disney History Institute” blog. Anderson was the editor and author of the fabulous “Persistence of Vision” magazine and audio tape series from back in the 1990s. He’s only been … Continue reading

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