• Disneyland
    Main Street Concept Model

    At Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a magnificent concept model of the west-side of Disneyland’s Main Street. The model was made by WED Enterprises Harriet Burns and Fred Joerger. WED Enterprises originally consisted of just three members, Harriet Burns, Fred Joerger and Wathel Rogers. Later it became known as the […]

  • The Disneyland Story

    Walt used TV to promote his new park the the public. His first show was “The Disneyland Story” and was first shown October 27, 1954. These brief animated gif’s introduce the four different themes of the show. Word is everyone love it! Tweet

  • Walt Disney and the Creepy Man

    Walt Disney shows Disneyland plans to Orange County officials, Dec. 1954. The men in the front row (left to right) are Anaheim Mayor Charles Pearson, Orange County Supervisor Willis Warner, Walt Disney, Supervisor Willard Smith, and Orange County Planning Commission Chairman Dr. W. L. Bigham. The photo was taken at Disney Studios in Burbank and […]

  • Powercade

    I am especially fond of Disney concept artwork. This is the “Powercade” from 1954 featuring “Adventures in Science” sponsored by GM for Tomorrowland. I enjoy so many elements of this rendering starting with how long, sleek, and open the entry is. All these wonderful and colorful gears would have been great to watch. All working […]

  • Exclusive: Mark Twain Circuit Map

    DbM Exclusive: This is a section from a larger original blueprint set for the construction of the Mark Twain Steamboat. Here we find the river boat ride guide rail’s position throughout the entire Rivers of America course. You can see the stationing, the distance between the railing piles, and the locations for the expansion joints.  This sheet would have […]