Editors Note: I’m republishing a series of posts written by my Aunt Linda seven years ago. In hosting me over my childhood summers in their Southern California homes, she and my Aunt Dorothea played a key role in nurturing my love of Disneyland (although they… Read More »The Park: Disneyland, Anaheim, 1959
Hard to believe that it’s been 64 years since Disneyland first opened all the way back in 1955. The theme park industry has seen significant changes since practically being invented by Walt Disney and his merry band of Imagineers. But one thing remains the same,… Read More »Newly discovered Disneyland home video shows park in first year of operation
With all the fantastic, creative, and superbly dressed guests, you can’t help feel a little extra joy when it’s Dapper Day at the parks. The fan created event started as a day to visit Disneyland when people who enjoy dressing up for a day at… Read More »Dapper Day delights guests with Spring Fling at Walt Disney World
Jeff Altman works with film and video for a living so when he found a 16mm movie of vintage footage from Walt Disney World in his grandparent’s house, he knew just what to do — restore it. The movie features scenes from the late 1970s… Read More »Newly restored vintage Walt Disney World footage is next best thing to a time machine.
Postmodern Jukebox is the ‘living-room’ band that exploded onto the scene with its covers of modern hut songs in the style of classic genres. You may remember band leader Scott Bradlee’s ragtime Aladdin medley or their slow jazz cover of the “Ducktales Theme Song.” One… Read More »Videopolis: Postmodern Jukebox takes on Beauty and the Beast
I recently revisited some footage my grandparents shot at Disneyland in 1965, when Walt’s park was just 10 years old, and thought I should share it with you all! I found it quite interesting to see what the park looked like when they visited; a… Read More »Unseen Vintage Disneyland Footage from 1965
After many many requests from fans, the great vintage-style cover band Postmodern Jukebox had decided to produce an album of Disney covers. The first song they’ve released is from Colors of the Wind from Disney’s Pocahontas interpreted as a 1970s Marvin Gaye-style soul song. That’s… Read More »Postmodern Jukebox takes on a Disney album, finally
When the Haunted Mansion opened in 1969, the Imagineers who worked on the attraction cleverly left tributes to themselves in the form of witty, albeit morbid, tombstone epitaphs. The tombstones were located in and around the queue area of the attraction. Later, most of the… Read More »Disneyland restores tribute tombstones to Haunted Mansion