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The Harrowing Tale of Disneyland’s First Entertainment Director, Tommy Walker

Sadly it’s been much, much too long since Disneyland history sleuth Jason Schultz updated his Disneyland Nomenclature blog, but we promise to forgive if he returns with more great content like this new piece detailing a chilling chapter in Disneyland’s … Continue reading

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Dispatch – “Did you Know?”

“Dispatch from Disneyland” is not just a collection of stories and essays from the Happiest Place on Earth, it’s also my exploration of the interesting facts behind Walt Disney’s original Magic Kingdom. Available now via DispatchFromDisneyland.com in special edition eBook … Continue reading

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The Park: The Celebrity Treatment

Now that Andy Warhol’s prediction that everyone will have 15 minutes of celebrity in their lifetime seems to have been proven true, celebrities are the proverbial dime a dozen. But back in the 60’s, spotting a real live movie star … Continue reading

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Climbers Return to Slopes of Disneyland’s Matterhorn

Climbing the side of the Matterhorn has been off the menu at Disneyland since 2007. With the recent refurbishment of the pint size scale version of the Swiss mountain in the books, the park has returned climbers to icy slopes … Continue reading

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1983 New Fantasyland TV Special

While the Magic Kingdom’s is getting an expanded Fantasyland, it’s not the first version of Fantasyland to get an upgrade. In 1983 Disneyland’s Fantasyland went from Medieval Festival to the more Medieval City setting we have now. To help make … Continue reading

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