1964 Photos: Walt Disney and the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland Park
This year marks the 50th anniversary of a previously undiscovered region at Disneyland park (now navigable on the Jungle Cruise) known as the African Veldt. So intrigued by this discovery, Walt Disney himself decided to pay a visit to the region to
The Happiest Place on Earth. I can't believe I'm actually *in* this photo....it looks staged. Hee. Photo taken by my dad. We used to make an annual visit to Disneyland every year when we lived in San Diego. To this day it really remains one of the Happiest Places on Earth to me. I love the attention to detail throughout the park. There is SO much to love....such great design. And the rides remain clever and imaginative, as opposed to wild "whip you around, drop you down" thrill rides at…
The Great Movie Ride
The Great Movie Ride was an attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort and a dark ride which took guests through scenes from famous films throughout motion picture history. The ride was located inside a recreation of the famous Hollywood landmark Grauman's Chinese Theatre. However, because the Walt Disney Company was denied permission to use the name "Grauman", the proper name of the building is simply "The Chinese Theatre". (Also, at the time the attraction was…
Walt and his grandson taking a break and enjoying some soft drinks in Frontierland.
These magical vintage pictures of Disneyland, during its first year, will make you wish you had a time machine.
Disney MGM Studios, Kissimmee,FL '89
This was just a couple of weeks after Disney/MGM theme park opened in Kissimmee. There wasn't much to it then, but I still enjoyed it. I was in Orlando for a week for a Navy school.
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DISNEY 25TH BIRTHDAY
Fireworks explode over Cinderella's Castle, decorated as a birthday cake, at the conclusion of the 25th anniversary re-dedication ceremonies Tuesday, Oct. 1, 1996, at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Musings on Disneyland | The Disney Blog
Earlier this summer, I was a few days away from my first trip to Disneyland in 8 years when a last minute family reunion was scheduled. Family comes first, so, barring some miracle, my reunion with Walt’s park will have to wait at least another year. Previous to this stretch, the longest I had been… Read More »Musings on Disneyland
Vintage Disney: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
I remember walking through Fantasyland, and there it was - an abandoned lagoon. I had never seen a submarine sail through its waters, and I never would.
Former Disneyland photographer shares decades worth of stories, photos, including iconic ones of Walt
They call it “Footsteps,” and it happened so fast. Renie Bardeau, a Disneyland staff photographer, was walking toward the park’s photo lab, three cameras dangling from his neck. H…