• Disneyland
    This Month in Disneyland History

    I thought it would be fun every month to re-visit important events that happened in Disneyland’s past. Here is your look back for the month of February. If you think of anything I might have missed please let me know so I can include it! 2-1-1956: The Pack Mule attraction in Frontierland opens 2-19-1956: The […]

  • Keller’s Jungle Killers

    Description from this 1956 Disneyland postcard: Professor George J. Keller’s Jungle Killers George J. Keller, a former college professor turned wild-animal trainer, demonstrates for the first time the unarmed subjugation of a group of African Lions, tigers, leopards, mountain lions, jaguars, black panthers and a cheetah. Keller’s Jungle Killers was one of the original “B” […]

  • Royal Donald Duck Banner

    This outstanding Velvet banner cost only ¥800 in 1987 and is a very rare collectors item. At that time TDL’s merchandise was the best of all the parks. As you can see this is a great example of their creativity. There were two others produced one featuring a blue velvet Mini Mouse and the other was a red […]

  • Photo of the Week: Sleepyhead

    When I saw this great shot by Tonyboytran it brought back some fond memories. It always seems that when I visit Disneyland the last ride of the day ends up being Mister Toad’s Wild Ride. Late in the evening is the best time to hit Fantasyland because most of the small kids are gone and […]

  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

    Here is a brief video interview of Imagineer Ryan Parrish on the design, production, and installation of the resort’s exterior show props. This video is an overview of the new resort highlighting it’s different themes. I think this will be a fun and very popular place once it opens. Family suites are scheduled to open […]

  • Contemporary Resort Map

    Here is the new map for the Contemporary Resort showing Bay Lake Tower. If you are a guest at the Contemporary Tower or the South Garden Wing and think you can use the Bay Cove swimming pool or have a drink at the Cove Bar, think again. Only guests staying at Bay Lake Tower can use […]

  • View from the Hub 1959

    This shot taken from the top of the Matterhorn had to be around it’s opening in June 1959. A crane can be seen just inside the picture by the House of the Future. Was it being used in the mountain’s construction? I also noticed a large group of people at the Plaza Gardens but hardly anyone […]

  • Disneyland Staff Shop 1958

    In 1954 and ’55 WED and the studio did most of the prototyping of the attraction figures and props. After the park opened the Disneyland shops took over a bit of the load. Here is a shot from 1958 showing fiberglass copies of the Carrousel horses being finished and two giant tea pots for the new […]

  • Cast Members
    Hell Just Froze Over – CM Facial Hair Allowed!

    Yesterday in a memo (below) from Walt Disney Parks and Resorts it was announced that male cast members will be allowed to grow beards and goatees. “The Disney Look is an important part of the history and heritage of the Walt Disney Company. As the company continues to evolve, the Disney Look appearance guidelines must also […]

  • Disney Store Fail – Honolulu

    I live in Honolulu and regularly visit one of the top shopping malls in the world, Ala Moana Center. It is the fifteenth largest shopping mall in the United States, and the largest open-air shopping center in the world. Ala Moana was ranked as the second most profitable mall in America with annual sales of […]

  • Mickey’s Star Traders

    Mickey’s Star Traders in the Magic Kingdom is a nice little merchandise shop by the exit of Stitch’s Great Escape. It has a bit of a modern Steam Punk feel on the murals surrounding the store, something I wish they would explore more. The ceiling lighting is very cool and “Surprise,” there is a hidden mickey […]