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The First Disneyland Map Walt Disney Drew | Reader's Digest

Revealed! Explore the initial map of Disneyland that Walt Disney helped draw in 1953. Can you spot the differences between his vision and the modern park?

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Vintage Disneyland photos show the park in the summer of 1969

Take a trip back in time with these pictures of Disneyland from the summer of 1969. See what's different and what stayed pretty much the same at the beloved California park.

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Vintage Disneyland photos show the park in the 1960s

Take a trip back in time with these pictures of Disneyland from the summer of 1969. See what's different and what stayed pretty much the same at the beloved California park.

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Nat Geo: Vintage Photos of the "Happiest Place on Earth"

In 1955, Walt Disney transformed a California orange grove into a scene right out of his imagination.

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This man has world's largest Disney park prop collection

The West Palm Beach man has the largest private Disney World and Disneyland vintage memorabilia collection in the world.

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Did you know How Disneyland Started?

Did you know How Disneyland Started? Fastpassfacts and Van Eaton Galleries will take you back to September 1953, to the weekend that’s known as “The Lost Wee...

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Disneyland In The Summer of 1957: Bernie McCormick Reflects on the Most Magical Place on Earth

There was Disneyland in California. The author recalls the early years of the original Disney theme park.

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Disneyland's grand opening was actually pretty disastrous

Melting tar, broken plumbing and PDAs...happily ever after.

Early in his career, Walt Disney had a vision of building an attraction next to his studio to entertain visitors — a place where a whole family could have fun together. In 1953 he bought 160 acres in Anaheim, California. Two years later, the $17 million Disneyland park opened to the public.

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18 Wonderful And Rare Color Photos Of Disneyland In 1955

These magical vintage pictures of Disneyland, during its first year, will make you wish you had a time machine...

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Disneyland 60th Anniversary: Behind Its 1955 Opening | Variety

Variety Archives show that the big concern in 1955 was the high cost of Disneyland: $2.37 average spend for each person.

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Disneyland’s Disastrous Opening Day, 60 Years Ago

On the 60th anniversary of Disneyland’s opening day, look back at the problem-plagued unveiling that park employees dubbed “Black Sunday.”

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Slide Show: Treasures From The Disneyland Auction - Los Angeles Magazine

Artifacts from the Haunted Mansion, Enchanted Tiki Room, and It’s A Small World go up for bids this weekend

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CityDig: What Was Disneyland Like in 1968? - Los Angeles Magazine

This pictorial gem captures long lost Magic Kingdom rides like Monsanto’s Adventure Through Innerspace and the General Electric Carrousel of Progress

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Disneyland's original prospectus revealed! A Glimpse of How Disneyland Could Have Looked!

Thanks to an anonymous benefactor, Boing Boing is pleased to present the first-ever look at the original Disneyland prospectus. These extremely high-resolution scans were made from one of the three sets of pitch-documents Roy and Walt Disney used to raise the money to build Disneyland. There are no archive copies of this document. Neither the Walt Disney Company nor the Walt Disney Family Museum have it.

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Disneyland From the Air, Then & Now!

Beneath all its nostalgia and fantasy, Disneyland is a space that carefully orchestrates the visitor's visual experience. Forced perspective, an old trick of Hollywood set designers, makes the fairy-tale castle appear bigger than it actually is. Walki

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Disneyland Grew Around This 118-Year-Old Palm Tree

When it was planted in 1896, this Canary Island date palm counted the orange trees of an Anaheim citrus grove as its neighbors. Today it rubs shoulders with the bamboo stalks of Adventureland.

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    Visit Disneyland in 1982!

    Here's a treat: a video tour of Disneyland released in 1982. We see the various Lands and rides as they were 32 years ago. Strap in and enjoy the awesome floppy hairstyles. Spoiler alert: animatronics galore.

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      Throwback Thursday: 9 vintage Disneyland photos

      In 1964, Jong Sook Kim visited Disneyland . It was no ordinary trip for the 14-year-old. Doctors once thought she would never see again, but after she traveled from her native South Korea to San Francisco for surgery, her sight was restored -- and she got

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        Recreating 1961 Disneyland for ‘Saving Mr. Banks’

        Author’s note: The story that follows originally ran in the Disneyland Line, a fantastic magazine published exclusively for Disneyland Resort cast members. I loved the story so much, I wanted to share it with you. Please enjoy the following, written by

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          Bringing Walt to Life in Saving Mr. Banks | Disney Insider

          See Tom Hanks play Walt Disney later this month.

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            Revealed: Life inside Walt Disney's secret apartment above Disneyland's fire station

            Tucked above the little red fire station on Main Street, Walt Disney's Victorian apartment remains almost exactly as it did nearly 60 years ago years ago.

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              How Doritos Were Born At Disneyland

              Orange County's contribution to the development of Mexican food in the United States is deceptive. We are the longtime home to Taco Bell, Del Taco and El Torito—but those iconic companies start...

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                More great photos of Disneyland in the 60s & 70s!

                Retro Photo TR: Disneyland 1960 (HQ) roller coaster, rollercoaster, roller, coaster, theme park, theme, park, review, videos, video, DVD, DVDs, discussion, forum, thrill, ride, robb, alvey, pov, disney, disneyland, six flags, six, flags, busch, gardens, p

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                  Hiving Out: vintage Disneyland

                  Present-day Disneyland or Disney World are not on the top of my list. I would, however, consider it if we could travel back in time and visit the Disneyland of the 1950s....

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                      ABC News: Yesteryear in Disneyland

                      The soft opening of Disneyland on July 17, 1955, did not go well. ABC had set up a live telecast of the opening events, introducing viewers to the Mouseketeers, Ronald Reagan, Bob Cummings, Art Linkletter, Frank Sinatra and, as it turned out, numerous mis

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                          Disney Monorails

                          Bob Gurr joins Armchair Archivist for a ride-along and historical tour of the Disneyland Monorail.

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                            A Flair For Blair

                            Hello, and welcome back to my thoughts and musings.  Today marks another special occasion in the Disney Universe.  On October 21, 1911, influential artist Mary Blair was born. Mary Blair started he...

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                              The History of the Disneyland Monorail: Mark I, 1959-1961

                              The Disneyland Monorail has always been a favorite attraction of mine, much like the Disneyland Railroad. These two iconic attractions are a great escape and offer fantastic views of Disneyland park. I had so much fun writing and researching the “Meet t

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                                Vintage footage shows Disneyland's first days

                                With the amount that the Disney Empire has grown, it is easy to forget the park’s humble beginnings.

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                                  Vintage Disneyland Tickets: Disneyland Calendar - 1983

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                                    Watch This Awesome Video of Disneyland Under Construction

                                    This is more video hour than video interlude: nearly 45 minutes of vintage Disneyland-under-construction footage. It's part of a 2011 presentation by Imagineer Tony Baxter for the Disney fan...

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                                      A Never-Seen Tour Of Disneyland 2 Years After It Opened

                                      Oh, the good old days. When Disneyland was a family friendly playground dotted with horsedrawn carriage rides, safaris and lawns trimmed to consider afternoon napping.

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                                        Vintage Snapshots Of The Happiest Place On Earth

                                        Ever since Disneyland opened in 1955, children around the world have dreamed of a vacation to the classic theme park and resort.