knott’s berry farm

Disneyland Stories, Fact or Fiction

In my youth, I heard a lot of weird stories about Disneyland. For instance, I was told that the facades for the buildings on Main Street were salvaged from actual old buildings and brought to Anaheim by Walt to give it that authentic look and… Read More »Disneyland Stories, Fact or Fiction

Xcelerator Coaster fails at Knott’s Berry Farm – Video

Update: alas the user appears to have disabled the video now. But it clearly shows the cable exploding all over two guests and then a frantic, and pointless, struggle to escape the ride vehicle as it came to a rest outside the station. Guests reportedly… Read More »Xcelerator Coaster fails at Knott’s Berry Farm – Video

1956 Disneyland Film from Barstow Family

Via Archive.org comes this amazing video of a family from Connecticut who won a great contest to Disneyland in 1956. It’s chock full of cheesy humor and corny jokes, and a great look at Disneyland’s earliest days. The 30 minute video also includes stops at… Read More »1956 Disneyland Film from Barstow Family