disneyland history

  • Disneyland Retro History Show from Charles Phoenix

    Take a time travel trip to the fifties and sixties with the inimitable Charles Phoenix the historian with a funny bone and comedian with a feel for retro excellence. Phoenix has scheduled two opportunities to travel into Disneyland’s past. On September 19th, as part of the Dapper Day at Disneyland…

  • Dispatch – “Did you Know?”
    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 or Amazon in print or for Kindle. Update: Video of…

  • The Park: The Celebrity Treatment
    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 in public was quite a big deal. And when Disneyland…

  • Climbers Return to Slopes of Disneyland’s Matterhorn
    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 of the attraction. This video from Disneyland gives a unique…

  • 1983 New Fantasyland TV Special
    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 the public aware of the changes Disneyland produced a TV…

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