June 15th is the end of an era… the DCA era that is. Disney’s California Adventure will have its official grand opening on this day, ending the DCA that (very few) fans grew to know and love. I have decided to take on the role… Read More »DCA History Lesson – Part 1 – Sunshine Plaza
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 Railroad featuring footage I’d never… Read More »Original 1955 Disneyland Railroad Cars Reunited in San Luis Obispo
Tony Baxter, Senior VP Creative Development for Walt Disney Imagineering, recently chatted with the ForceCast, one of the more respected Star Wars fan podcasts, about Star Tours. They discussed the new version a bit, but Baxter was really excited to explore some of the history of the original Star Tours attraction, including tidbits I’ve never heard before.
You can listen to it here, or I’ve included some of my notes below the jump:
Matt, who also writes an excellent blog cataloging Vintage Alice in Wonderland merchandise, has a new post that details the life of a Disneyland Mermaid for the summer of 1966. After surviving an audition where Edie, our erstwhile Mermaid, had to fake her knowledge of… Read More »The life of a Disneyland Mermaid
If you’re a Disney theme park fan born after a certain date, there are certain things at the park that for you were always just there, even though in reality they were later additions to the park. When you realize that you’re like, oh wow.… Read More »Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse – Rare Photos of 1962 Construction
The Secret Tour of Disneyland is a fan produced tour of Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom that’s chock full of fun, facts, and trivia about the park. The DVD production and script approaches Travel Channel quality and the host Lauren Delmont could some day give Samantha… Read More »The Secret Tour of Disneyland – DVD Review