Category Archives: History


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Three Years Before Disneyland Opened: What You Didn’t Know

THREE YEARS IN WONDERLAND The Disney Brothers, C.V. Wood, and the Making of the Great American Theme Park By Todd James Pierce 287 pp. University Press of Mississippi. $30.00 Walt […]


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How Does Cars Land Stand Up to the Real Route 66?

Disney California Adventures strives to show its guests the very best of California, but how accurately do the lands inside the park portray their visions of California? First up: Cars […]


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Connecting with Walt: Magic Kingdom’s Hall of Presidents

“Ever since I was a small boy in Illinois, I have had a great personal admiration for Abraham Lincoln,” said Walt Disney on the December 18, 1966, episode of his […]


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Connecting with Walt: ‘Call Me Walt’ by Jim Korkis

To understand a person’s accomplishments, you must understand the person. In his recent book, Call Me Walt: Everything You Never Knew About Walt Disney, Disney historian and author Jim Korkis […]


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Connecting with Walt: Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland

“To the youngsters of today, I say believe in the future, the world is getting better. There is still plenty of opportunity. Why, would you believe it, when I was […]


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The Struggle to Survive in Orlando Under Disney and Universal’s Shadow

Orlando, Florida — theme park capital of the world. Home of the Walt Disney World Resort, the Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld, and so many more niche attractions. Since 1971, Central […]


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Connecting with Walt: Disney Legend Eyvind Earle

Eyvind Earle was inducted as a Disney Legend in the category of Animation in 2015. Disney fans and film critics regard Evyind’s work on the 1959 feature film Sleeping Beauty […]


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Disneyland History: A 50th Anniversary Tribute to the Last Live-Action Film Walt Produced

If you walk down Main Street U.S.A. towards Sleeping Beauty Castle, on the left hand side you’ll pass the Fortuosity Shop. It sells primarily timepieces. But where does the name […]


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“Eat Like Walt: The Wonderful World of Disney Food” Proves Food IS an Attraction

  In spite of achieving great success in his life, Walt Disney was a man of simple pleasures. This simplicity can be seen in his animation, feature films and Disneyland. […]


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Marty Sklar’s Creative Spark

  Marty Sklar’s imagination has influenced millions of people. I feel justified in making this bold claim because he has been a driving force in Disney parks worldwide.   When […]



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