Here is a ”Hidden Mickey” that very, very few people know about. It is in ToonTown, behind Donald’s Boat and Gadget’s Go-Coaster. You get to it via the Go-Coaster track. It is …Read This Post
Here is a sight few people get to see. The monorail track in the process of switching from the mainline to the maintenance yard (or Shop) line. The beam in …Read This Post
Disneyland was once connected to Los Angeles International Airport via 15-minute helicopter flights provided by Los Angeles Airways. Here we see Walt in his element, welcoming VIP passengers to Disneyland’s new …Read This Post
D23 was just one week ago but the bi-annual expo still keeps giving! Here are some of the “Sights and Sounds” of D23 for your enjoyment!
Interview: Sarah in line to …Read This Post
For years I would ride Living with the Land and think how cool it would be to go behind the scenes and walk through it’s magical greenhouse. Well, little did …Read This Post
Here are some nice pictures taken last week showing the new castle walls that separate the “Classic” Fantasyland from the “New” Fantasyland. You can also see the construction for the …Read This Post
This panorama shot shows the progress of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride construction at the Magic Kingdom’s New Fantasyland project. On the left you can see the steel framework …Read This Post
My first photo of my Disneyland trip turns out to be graffiti on the Katella Ave. gate at the Disneyland Resort. This gate is across the street from the Anaheim …Read This Post
Remember the discussions last year on Disneyland’s Tomorrowland Terrace Tunnel? Well the saga continues!
Brian W. sends a Google map with a diagram and writes, “I remember the tunnel being a …Read This Post
This behind the scenes French TV special was broadcasted on France 3 on April 02, 2012. For those who don’t speak french, it is still an enjoyable show and believe me, you …Read This Post
This is the construction fence for Storybook Circus in the Magic Kingdon’s New Fantasyland. You can see the incomplete circus tent and several forklifts and man-lifts.
The following photos show Casey Jr. …Read This Post
In case you didn’t know, D23 is the official fan club of the Walt Disney Company. Over the last year they have expanded it’s offerings of one-of-a-kind events to it’s members. Here is …Read This Post
I love this sketch done by John W. Gauld showing three rockwork plasterers discussing tool cleaning while high up on some scaffolding. One is demonstrating how to clean a trowel …Read This Post
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 …Read This Post
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 …Read This Post
So a couple of weeks ago I am walking into the DL Resort from Harbor Boulevard and while looking to my right I spied this remarkable vision! It’s Brer Rabbit …Read This Post
They should know better than to let me go loose in the park!
Here is a revised tunnel map provided by Brian W. who was a Fantasyland merchandise cast member from 1978 to 1983. As you can see it is straight and not …Read This Post
Several weeks ago I got an E-mail from David Vaughnn who asked an interesting question. “Mark, Can you explain (or point to a website that explains) how band members got onto …Read This Post
I spent all of 1988 at Disneyland working on Splash Mountain. This gave me the opportunity to really explore the park as an adult. Since I was on a salary I …Read This Post
I love old construction photos! Here we have the Disneyland Railroad bridge going from one tunnel section to another. Between them the Haunted Mansions foundation is being constructed out of rebar and concrete. …Read This Post
A happy group of ladies from the Main Street merchandise team show off their special 40th anniversary t-shirts. These were for cast members only.
OK, here is an evacuation picture of Splash Mountain. You can see the guests crossing a small bridge that goes over the boat maintenance area with the boat extraction rail …Read This Post
This sign was originally posted next to the Monorail ticket window at the Disneyland Hotel. The prices are from around 1964 (I’m checking on this). Note the Monorail ticket price of …Read This Post
While we were building Splash Mountain (in 1989) the water reservoir under the mountain had to be periododicly ”mucked-out” by Disneyland maintenance. This was to get rid of all the trash …Read This Post
This is the famous Dragon Calliope, a horse-drawn musical instrument that Walt purchased from the Bradley and Kaye Amusement Park to use in the Mickey Mouse Club Circus Parade at Disneyland in …
Great shot of the park from 1964. You can see one of the giant trusses holding up the Haunted Mansion building. This is before the show building construction started. You …Read This Post
This is the first of 5 orange cars to be delivered in the summer of 1987.
Great view of the retracted drive wheel. you can also see the 2 escape hatches …Read This Post
Chuck Abbott (far right) and crew celebrate his time as Matterhorn Foreman. A member of “Club 55″ you can read more about him at this link: Disney Legends Chuck Abbott
Rockwork cages being installed to the big drop. Note the rockwork is completed above first to avoid plaster, stones and paint from fowling rockwork below it.
Looking backwards to the gates of …Read This Post