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Orlando – The Action Center of Florida, Vintage Film Highlights “Before Disney”

Here’s a great vintage film that captures Orlando, Florida as it was just before Walt Disney World changed it forever. Walt’s vision for an experimental prototype city of tomorrow is discussed starting at 4:45 and there’s actually some excellent vintage … Continue reading

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The Park: Disneyland, Anaheim, 1959

Editors Note: Please welcome my Aunt Linda as a new guest author. I’ve known her my whole life and she and my Aunt Dorothea played a key role in nurturing my love of Disneyland (although they probably regret it now). … Continue reading

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Disneyland Vintage Ads

A couple of terrific vintage ads for Disneyland surfaced on the internet this week courtesy a Vintage Ads group blog. The first one is an ‘advertorial’ for Disneyland’s Space Mountain And below the cut an ad for Goodyear, who was … 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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