• Dining Reviews
    Dining Review: Main Street’s Carnation Cafe

    “Dine on classic American comfort food, including some of Walt’s favorite dishes, at this Main Street, U.S.A. institution.” The Carnation Cafe is one of those hidden dining gems in the park that many just walk by on their way into Disneyland. Where the outdoor seating exists today was formerly the “Flower Market”, where guests could […]

  • Disneyland
    Some Disneyland Trivia – 1956

    The following are excerpts from a press release on Disneyland’s first anniversary, July 17, 1956 (thanks to Werner Weiss) Average expenditure of Disneyland’s guests for the first year was $2.37 per person. This figure includes parking, admission, rides, amusements and Disneyland souvenirs Certain of the Park’s rides have proved especially popular with the visitors. These have included […]

  • Cast Members
    Lost And Found!

    Look what these Disneyland parade marshals have found, a lost boy! The young lady who found him is holding his hand while the gentleman from Disneyland security is here to find out who he is. Once his interview is over she helps walk the little boy over to the Lost & Found room at the park’s […]

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    History: Italian Racing Car Visits Disneyland

    A Italian made 1956 C4 Abarth 207A by Boano racing car makes an appearance on Main Street U.S.A. – 1958. Dr. Karl Brigandi purchased this Abarth (214c) late in 1956 and he and his daughter Carmela (Martin) raced it at least 20 times from late 1956 into 1958.  Note the Womens’ Sports Car Club logo on the […]

  • Disneyland
    DbM Details: Main Street Hitching Posts

    The hitching posts on Main Street U.S.A. have been icons since Disneyland’s first year. These cast iron pillars have graced Main Street’s turn of the century theme, reminding guests that horses were an important part of our American heritage. Originally they all has stainless steel bit reins, but some have been removed due to wear […]

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    Mad Hatter Surprise at Disneyland

    While looking at what appeared to be digitized poster of Johnny Depp’s face, guests throughout the Disneyland watched in amazement as he live-streamed on billboards as the Mad Hatter. He both spoke and waved to gathering onlookers in real-time from a nearby studio space. “Hi! May I fit you for a hat?” Depp is seen […]

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    Payton, Mosely and Marshall Manning’s Disneyland Parade

    How did Peyton Manning celebrate his team’s Super Bowl 50 victory today? He went to Disneyland! Following the Denver Broncos victory over the Carolina Panthers at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., Peyton was joined by his children, Mosely and Marshall and celebrated with fans today at the Disneyland with a parade down Main Street, […]

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    New Rivers of America Rendering Released

    Disney has just released the first rendering of what the new Rivers of America experience will look like at Disneyland. Tom Sawyers Island will be shortened and the river and railroad will be relocated south featuring an elevated trestle with waterfalls and rockwork. This is all to make way for the New Star Wars Land […]

  • Dining Reviews
    My Last Meal at Big Thunder Barbecue

    Review by Mark Hickson: Well, here it is, my last meal at Big Thunder Barbecue in Big Thunder Ranch. Set to close on Monday, it will be demolished along with Big Thunder Ranch to make way for the new Star Wars Land. Many have lamented about this change and the removal of the only all-you-can-eat […]

  • Disneyland
    DbM Details: Holiday Hub Pumpkins

    Surrounding the Walt and Mickey statue “Friends” at Disneyland’s Hub you will find seven different carved holiday pumpkins themed to each land. Let’s take a slow walk around and see what Disney character was chosen for each land. Happy Thanksgiving to all our readers! Tweet

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    Frontierland Trivia – Name This Building

    In the lower left corner you can see Lafitte’s Anchor, a relic from the pirate ship commanded by Jean Lafitte in the battle of New Orleans on January 8, 1815. It was 140 years old when this photo was taken and has since been moved two times. Of course that has nothing to do with the […]

  • Disneyland
    Signage Afterthought

    By Mark Hickson: So here we have a warning sign on Disneyland’s Splash Mountain. When it was originally installed we were only concerned that guests would get their hands crushed while dangling them in the flume water. To protect the guests this sign was installed just past the dispatch area. Some time after opening there seemed to be […]