1955

Meet the pioneers who settled Disneyland in new book from David Koenig

“The 55ers: The Pioneers Who Settled Disneyland” is an important collection that looks at the cowboys, jungle explorers, Anaheim pioneers, and shopkeepers who came together to help make Walt Disney’s dream of Disneyland a reality. It’s one part deep dive into the first two years… Read More »Meet the pioneers who settled Disneyland in new book from David Koenig

Happy 64th Birthday to Disneyland

Happy Birthday Disneyland. You’ve grown from a collection of Orange and citrus tree groves in 1954 to a brand new art form – the theme park – in 1955. Now you’re an entire destination resort still breaking ground in themed entertainment and hospitality and you… Read More »Happy 64th Birthday to Disneyland

Disneyland celebrates 63rd anniversary today

Disneyland all started with Walt Disney’s dream of a place where families could visit and enjoy some world class attractions together. Certain elements were always a part of Walt Disney vision, trains, a riverboat, a carrousel, and other Americana, but the idea evolved many times.… Read More »Disneyland celebrates 63rd anniversary today

Disneyland Railroad – an iconic attraction revisited

As an opening day attraction, the Disneyland Railroad is a key part of the story of Disneyland and all its magic. The route takes guests on a scenic tour around the Magic Kingdom on an authentic steam-powered train. In 2017 the attraction re-opened with an… Read More »Disneyland Railroad – an iconic attraction revisited

Mickey Mouse as Corporate Shill

Anyone who is upset at the artistic license taken in representing Mickey Mouse in the new animated shorts should take a gander at this 1955 version of the classic character as envisioned by legendary Disney animator Tom Oreb. Mickey was given this modern update for… Read More »Mickey Mouse as Corporate Shill