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Travel | Travel

The Fascinating Reason Why There Are No Mosquitoes at Disney World | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Entertainment | Entertainment

No, 'Star Wars' Isn't Failing Because Of Hateful Trolls. It's Failing Because Kathleen Kennedy Has Done A Garbage Job.

On Monday, former Hollywood Reporter editor Marc Bernardin took it upon himself to explain the ongoing failure of the new Star Wars lineup to set the world aflame. His answer: the fans are the problem.

Entertainment | Star Wars

Everything You Need to Know About Disney's New 'Star Wars' Attraction

Disney's new 'Star Wars' land attraction is coming soon to a theme park near you!

Miscellaneous | Interesting

Bill O'Reilly: Bill's Weekly Column - The Roseanne Dilemma

The culture war heated up this week with the self-destruction of Roseanne Barr.  It’s a fascinating story that has wide implications for all Americans who care about free expression - but not in the way you might think.  

History | History

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.

Entertainment | Miscellaneous Disney

41 Insane Facts You Definitely Don't Know About Disneyland

You think you know everything about Disneyland? Wrong. There's some mind-blowing facts out there that even the ultimate Disney fan doesn't know. Check out all

Entertainment | Miscellaneous Disney

Can you name these 1960s Disney movies from a single image?

Back then, family films were all about dogs, cats, cars and chimney sweeps!

Entertainment | Entertainment

Federal judge accuses Disney of 'copyright misuse' in lawsuit against Redbox - TechSpot

Disney has lost its copyright lawsuit against Redbox in a big way. A California District Court judge not only issued a judgment against the studio’s attempt at an injunction against the rental company but also went as far as accusing…

Travel | Travel

Disappointing photos show what Disney parks look like in real life

Disney parks are said to be the happiest place on Earth — but that's not always the case. These photos show that Disney has its problems too.

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

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.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Disney's Hall of Presidents Unveils Trump and It's... Uhhhh (Video)

Walt Disney World unveiled its animatronic Donald Trump for its "Hall of Presidents" attraction, and the reaction has not been pretty

Entertainment | Movies & Other Stuff

Disney’s Acquisition of Fox Could Change Streaming Forever | WIRED

The massive additions to Disney's library mean it could be a serious player in the ever-splintering streaming market.

Miscellaneous | Fantasyland

Mr. Toad May Be the Odd Amphibian Out at Disneyland - Los Angeles Magazine

Unlike the White House, the House of Mouse doesn’t leak…much, but there has been at least a dusting of intel about Disneyland’s next big project after it wraps up Galaxy’s Edge: modernizing one of the park’s most popular areas, Fantasyland. Expect contemporary characters, rides updated with the latest technology, and easier access for the endless crowds with Hummer-size strollers.

Entertainment | Entertainment

The 'Star Wars' Han Solo movie now has an official name

Star Wars' cinematic universe tale focused on young Han Solo has a name, and we found out thanks to director Ron Howard, who announced it using a placard in a video shared on Twitter. It follows the "A Star Wars Story" model set by Rogue One, th

Business & Finance | Business

Disney wants to make a huge shift in its business model — but it’s not ready to do it yet - Recode

Streaming movies to consumers is one thing. Streaming sports is something else. Bob Iger will wait on that one.

Travel | Travel

10 Brilliant Disney Theme Park Hacks | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Entertainment | Miscellaneous Disney

Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean ride will stop auctioning brides – Orange County Register

The pirates will no longer be saying “We wants the Redhead” in Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland after the auction scene undergoes a modification in 2018. The Walt Disney Company p…

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Mary Poppins Crosswalk Lights Installed in the Hometown of P.L. Travers | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Miscellaneous | New Orleans Square

Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me) Sing Along - YouTube

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me. We pillage, we plunder, we rifle and loot. Drink up me 'earties, yo ho. We kidnap and ravage and don't give a hoot. Dri...

Miscellaneous | Tomorrowland

Vintage Disneyland; What Happened to the People Mover?

Hey guys! Fastpass Facts here bringing you our second Vintage Disneyland video! This time we’ll be talking about one of our favorite “D” ticket attractions: ...

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

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...

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

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.

Miscellaneous | Main Street U.S.A.

Electrical Parade gets an extension at Disneyland - LA Times

Disneyland will extend the Electrical Parade until Aug. 20, instead of ending the show in June.

Miscellaneous | New Orleans Square

Why Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland is so great at 50 years old - The Orange County Register

Why is Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean still a “must-see” for theme park fans, 50 years after its debut? Not even the most

News | Good News

This sweet Disneyland promposal sets the bar sky high

A teen asks his girlfriend to prom at Disneyland with help from some characters.

News | News

Following Disney, YouTube cancels PewDiePie show over anti-Semitic videos

Social media star’s 2nd season nixed amid controversy over video showing 2 Indian men, who were paid $5, holding a banner reading ‘Death to all Jews’

Entertainment | Star Wars

‘The Last Jedi’ Will Make ‘Return of the Jedi’ Meaningless

If 'The Last Jedi' is what its title implies, then Luke might just as well have gotten a job selling power converters at Tosche Station.

Entertainment | Star Wars

The Star Wars Death Star trench isn't where you think it is

Prepare to have your Star Wars mind blown. The actual location of the famous trench run in "A New Hope" isn't as obvious as almost everyone thinks.

Entertainment | Star Wars

'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Has a Title and a Poster!

Mark Hamill in The Force Awakens. Disney has just announced that the next installment of the Star Wars saga (in theaters on Dec. 15) will be called Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  See the first official poster below. A sequel to the 2015 blockbuster Star

Entertainment | Entertainment

This Is How Carrie Fisher's Death Will Be Handled in Future "Star Wars" Films

"We don't normally respond to fan or press speculation, but there is a rumor circulating that we would like to address," the statement read. "We want to assure our fans that Lucasfilm has no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher's performance as Princess or General Leia Organa."

Entertainment | Miscellaneous Disney

A Rare Peek Inside Walt Disney's Fairy Tale Home

Walt Disney's private home in the hills of Los Feliz on the eastside of Los Angeles evokes the animation mogul’s classic fairy tales. Built by Disney studio craftsmen for only $50,000, Disney lived there with his wife and two daughters from 1932 to 1950

Entertainment | Star Wars

New 'Rogue One' Featurette Connects the 'Star Wars' Dots

Anyone who’s still confused about how Rogue One fits into the big Star Wars picture will be grateful for this new behind-the-scenes featurette, which sets up the story while offering some new footage from the film. Remember the text crawl at the beginni

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Remember the Haunted Mansion stretching portraits at Disneyland? Now you can own one — for a price

One of Disneyland's original 'stretching portraits' from the Haunted Mansion will go up for auction Saturday with more than 1,000 other pieces of nostalgia.

Entertainment | Star Wars

Star Wars: The State of the Empire and the Jedi in Rogue One

We break down everything you need to know about the time period of Rogue One and how an entire galaxy forgot about the Jedi Order.

Entertainment | Star Wars

New 'Star Wars' Novel Reveals Why Dark Side Lightsabers Are Red

Every time a new in-canon Star Wars novel releases, we find out cool new details related to characters we already know. Now we’re learning more about lightsabers, Obi-Wan’s exile, and Ahsoka Tano (Anakin Skywalker’s padawan from The Clone Wars and S

Entertainment | Star Wars

'Star Wars Rebels': The Luke Skywalker Connection You Probably Missed

'Star Wars Rebels' just made a huge connection to Luke Skywalker and the original trilogy. Here's what we saw.

Entertainment | Star Wars

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer 3 – A Rebellion Built On Hope

Lucasfilm has released the third trailer for the upcoming spinoff film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Miscellaneous | Fantasyland

10 Head-Spinning Facts About Disney's Mad Tea Party Ride | Mental Floss

To celebrate its 61st year in operation, find out what you need to know about Disneyland's famous Mad Tea Party ride.

Architecture & Interior Design | Threatened History & Preservation

The Home Where Walt Disney Founded His First Studio Is Set to be Demolished - Los Angeles Magazine

New Owners Seek to Replace the Classic Craftsman Bungalow Where the 22-Year-Old Animator Started His Career

Family & Parenting | Kids

Disneyland Park Guests Get a Peek at New Star Wars-Themed Land | Disney Parks Blog

In April, we celebrated the official groundbreaking of Star Wars-themed lands coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts, and beginning today, Disneyland park guests can get a glimpse of this exciting and immersive experience. A new image has

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

What I Learned Working 6 Years at the (Not So) Wonderful World of Disney

After spending six years working at Walt Disney World Orlando, I can tell you that it's not what you think.

Entertainment | Star Wars

Disney Orders Reshoots for 'Star Wars' Stand-Alone 'Rogue One' This Summer

Star Wars stand-alone movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will undergo several weeks’ worth of additional shooting, sources have confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

News | News

Inside Disney's digital 'newsroom': 'Our goal is to win the Internet every day'

DI Media has built its social footprint to 1.15 billion followers across its platforms. The Disney Interactive Media office, located just 3 miles away from the Burbank studios, looks more like a newsroom than a division of a giant media corporation.

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

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.

Entertainment | Miscellaneous Disney

How World War II Changed Walt Disney | TIME

How two crises— a crippling strike and the Second World War— changed the Disney studio (and Walt himself) forever

Entertainment | Miscellaneous Disney

The secret language of Disney cast members and what all these strange words mean

Full disclosure: I was a Disney World cast member for three years of my life. I used to use these terms every single day of my life, and they became like a

Entertainment | Entertainment

Disney's movie schedule: 2016 to 2019 - Business Insider

Several Marvel and 'Star Wars' movies, a bunch of live-action fairytale reboots, and much more.

Entertainment | Entertainment

13 Facts You Didn’t Know About Disney

Take a peek behind the curtain of your childhood entertainment factory and find out some trivia of one of the most prestigious movie studios around.

Travel | Travel

20 Haunting Photos of Disney's Abandoned Water Park | Mental Floss

Forty years after opening, Walt Disney's first water park has been "left to slowly decay and to succumb to Mother Nature."

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

See Disneyland's Inside Look at the New 'Star Wars' Attractions — Including a Cantina!

Harrison Ford introduced a sneak preview of the upcoming Star Wars-themed expansion to the Disney Parks during a special broadcast on ABC.

Entertainment | Entertainment News!

Dick Van Dyke ‘Steps in Time’ in ‘Mary Poppins’ tribute | fox8.com

On Sunday night, ABC paid tribute to all things Disney with "The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60."

Entertainment | Star Wars

Star Wars: Updates For Episode VIII And Han Solo Spinoff

With Star WarsEpisode VIII and the Han Solo spinoffmerely months apart from each other, expect the hype to eventually reach an all time high. After over a decade of dormancy, the Star Wars universe is finally abuzz with news once again. Following Disney��

Family & Parenting | Parenting Humor

'Frozen 2' Officially Announced

Breaking: At today's Disney Shareholder's Meeting in San Francisco, California, Disney Animation Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter announced that Frozen 2 is currently in development. It is the ...

Family & Parenting | Kids

Secret Tips for Exploring Disney World This Year

Arguably, one of the best family-friendly places to vacation is Walt Disney World. Traveling with kids couldn’t be easier with meal plans, fast-passes and the Disney app (which estimates wait times for various rides). Plus, the great thing about this ki

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

In the Loop: First glimpse of Disneyland riverfront post-Star Wars Land

Welcome to another edition of In the Loop , the Los Angeles Times' theme park newsletter. I'm Funland theme park blogger  Brady MacDonald , and this week we battle monstrous sea monsters in Pacific Rim 5-D, sail along Disneyland 's short

Entertainment | Entertainment

George Lucas Criticizes Latest ‘Star Wars’ Installment

In an interview, Mr. Lucas jokingly compared Disney, which bought the rights to the franchise in 2012, to “white slavers” who had bought his children. He later apologized for the remark.

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

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...

Entertainment | Miscellaneous Disney

Disneyland PeopleMover Cars Sell for $471,500 at Auction

Remember the Disneyland PeopleMover tram cars? Two just sold for close to half a million dollars.

Travel | Travel

Disney World vs. Disneyland: Where You Should Go Right Now

Disneyland Disneyland turned 60 in 2015, and the Diamond Celebration has been going on all year long. Brand-new Star Wars attractions will transform the park into a Jedi training ground filled with more magic and excitement than ever before.  Main Attrac

Entertainment | Entertainment News!

Robin Williams’ Will Says No ‘Aladdin’ Films For 25 Years | UPROXX

A caveat in Robin Williams' will states that the actor's voice cannot be used in any 'Aladdin' films for 25 years after his death.

Advice & Self-Help | Education

When Walt Disney Opened an Elementary School | Mental Floss

Thanks to the itinerary, the kids knew exactly when he’d be arriving: 3:15 p.m. There were signs and banners and drawings of Mickey Mouse sticking up from the sea of diminutive bodies waiting by the train station. Seven thousand people in total huddled around the tracks.

Travel | Travel

Disney U.S. parks to change pricing for the first time in 60 years

The changes are supposed to make the park more magical, but only at the non-peak times of year.

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

17 Horrifying Vintage Pictures of Disneyland Characters | Mental Floss

Yikes. Since its opening in 1955, Disneyland has been synonymous with childhood wonder and magic. Often called the "happiest place on Earth," the park gives children a chance to meet their favorite Disney characters. But one can imagine that the experience was a whole lot less magical in the '50s, when the characters were more creepy than cute.

Business & Finance | Business

12 Moving Facts About Walt Disney That Will Inspire You to Succeed | Inc.com

You don't know Disney, unless you know these facts about his entrepreneurial career.

Entertainment | The Hometown

Popular Disneyland attractions closing for a year to make room for 'Star Wars' land - The Orange County Register

ANAHEIM – To make room for construction of a 14-acre “Star Wars” themed land, Disneyland Resort officials announced today several popular attractions will close for a year at Disneyland, including the railroad, Fantasmic! and most everything along the Rivers of America.

Entertainment | Miscellaneous Disney

You Can Have Breakfast On Disneyland's Jungle Cruise For A Mere $300: LAist

Assuming you also don't mind breakfast at dawn in Adventureland, that is.

News | The News

Disneyland 60th anniversary celebration gets end date -- but it may get a new use - LA Times

Disneyland 's 60th anniversary celebration -- including its overhauled nighttime parade, fiery fireworks show and fire-and-water extravaganza -- now has an end date.

Entertainment | Entertainment

8 Lost Disney Animated Movies and Why They Never Got Made

From a hero rooster to a 'Yellow Submarine' remake, the animated classics that never were

Entertainment | Entertain Me

Jon Favreau Breaks Down Disney's Live-Action 'Jungle Book' Teaser: From the Digital Toolbox to the 'Bear Necessities'

Filmmaker reveals Easter eggs in the trailer and his motivation for changing parts of the 1967 cartoon classic for his upcoming photorealistic digital film.

Science & Technology | Tech

Watch Disney Animation legend behind Aladdin and Ariel draw in VR

Chances are Glen Keane has made an impact on you. As an animator at Disney, he brought to life iconic characters like Aladdin, Ariel from The Little Mermaid, and everyone's favorite furry grump, Beast from Beauty and the Beast.

Travel | Travel

Six hotels that will give you a free ticket to Disneyland - LA Times

These Costa Mesa hotels have a present for Disneyland fans during the theme park's 60th anniversary: a free adult ticket to Disneyland or California Adventure for those who stay at least two nights by early September.  1. Avenue of the Arts Wyndh

Entertainment | Miscellaneous Disney

Disney buys Anaheim land, sparking expansion speculation - LA Times

The Walt Disney Co. has purchased three parcels of land near its Anaheim resort, sparking speculation that the property would free up land for a future park expansion involving Disney's Star Wars or Marvel's superhero characters.

Politics | The War On Gender

Two Nine-Year-Olds’ Magnificent Open Letter to Disney About Racial and Gender Stereotypes | Brain Pickings

"Like most people we love your attractions, but we found some problems with some of them and those problems are stereotypes."

Music | Tunes

Billy Corgan Glumly Riding a Disneyland Rollercoaster Is the Photo of the Week

Billy Corgan, longtime frontman of the band Smashing Pumpkins, went to Disneyland, and all he got was this sad photo.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

Here's How Disneyland is celebrating its 60th anniversary today!

Disney’s iconic Disneyland theme park is celebrating its 60th birthday today. The original Disney attraction was unveiled in Anaheim, Calif., on July 17, 1955, with the help of none other than Walt Disney.

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

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.

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

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.”

Entertainment | Entertainment

Disneyland Turns 60 Today - Fortune

Disney’s iconic Disneyland theme park is celebrating its 60th birthday today. The original Disney attraction was unveiled in Anaheim, Calif., on July 17, 1955, with the help of none other than Walt Disney.

Family & Parenting | Kids

10 Dazzling Reasons to Visit Disneyland This Year

Disneyland is a wonderful place for families every year, but this year promises to be especially magical. The Happiest Place on Earth is celebrating its Diamond Anniversary, marking 60 years of entertaining families around the globe.

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

The Music Stops for the Original Disneyland Band

The Disneyland Band has been playing since opening day of the amusement park on July 17, 1955. Recently, Disneyland announced the last performance of the original assemble will be on July 16, a day before the 60th anniversary of the park.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Disney's Playmation makes us wish we were kids again (Tomorrow Daily 188)

Ashley and Khail explain why you only need your imagination to have fun with Disney's newest toy, watch a robot adapt in order to keep moving, and discuss one man's hope to reduce plastics in our oceans by 50 percent in 10 years.

Politics | Seriously???

Salon: ‘Commercially suicidal’ Disney film ‘cannot be told without racism and colonialism’ | Twitchy

From the piece, it appears than none of Disney's films has ever been told without racism and colonialism.

Business & Finance | Business

The reason Disney CEO Bob Iger loves working with startups

Disney is always looking for the next big thing. That's why the company is gearing up for the second annual Disney Accelerator program, a startup farm to connect founders with Disney money, Disney intellectual property, and perhaps best of all, access to Disney's team as executive as mentors, up to and including Disney CEO Bob Iger.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Why the iconic Walt Disney Pictures logo was changed for ‘Tomorrowland’

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/tomorrowland-disney-logo-change-2015-5#ixzz3auqWirUR

Synonymous with most of our childhoods, the silhouette of Sleeping Beauty’s castle has shown up before all Disney media properties since its 1985 animated feature “The Black Cauldron” (before then, a “Walt Disney Productions Presents” title card would appear).

Entertainment | Miscellaneous Disney

D23 Expo: ‘Disneyland: The Exhibit’ takes a ride through 60 years of history | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop

Here’s a challenge: Try to condense 60 years of Disneyland history into a single museum-like exhibit. That’s the test facing Becky Cline, Walt Disney Archives director.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Marvel Must Sell 'Civil War' As 'Captain America 3,' Not 'Avengers 2.5'

Avengers: Age of Ultron is a massive smash hit. It has grossed around $1 billion worldwide thus far as of today or tomorrow and probably has another over/under $500 million left in the international tank. Now Walt Disney and Marvel will be eventually (

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

Disneyland Band to Disband After 60 Years - Hollywood Reporter

The Disneyland Band has been an institution at the Anaheim theme park since it opened in 1955. But on March 31, musicians were served an "end of run" notice, as "reimagining" will add a new sound and high-energy choreography. Longtime members of the 16-person group -- one has been in it for 44 years -- were invited to reaudition at dancing and acting tryouts.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Disneyland to give away diamonds, in-park suite stay for 60th year - LA Times

It's Disneyland's 60th anniversary this year, and diamonds are the traditional gift. Some lucky Disneyland fans could win some bling as part of a sweepstakes announced Tuesday.

Entertainment | Miscellaneous Disney

Disneyland ride enhancements to arrive for 60th anniversary celebration - LA Times

Disneyland has already unveiled plans for a new fireworks show, a parade and "sparkling" features on two of its iconic buildings as part of the park's 60th anniversary celebration this summer.

Entertainment | Entertainment

The new 'Star Wars' films have a different opening fanfare — here's what it looks and sounds like

"Star Wars" fans everywhere will remember the drum roll and opening fanfare of the 20th Century Fox logo at the beginning of each film — but that's all gone now in the new "Star Wars" digital releases on sale Friday.

Travel | Travel

Where to Stay for a Full Disneyland Experience With Kids | MiniTime

Surely one of the best places in the world for a family vacation, Disneyland Anaheim has been dubbed the "Happiest Place on Earth." Disneyland was built with kids of all ages in mind, under Walt Disney's direct supervision so it's the ultim...

Entertainment | Miscellaneous Disney

Disneyland Ousts Old Disneyland Band Members Before 60th Anniversary | OC Weekly

On July 17, 1955, the Disneyland Band debuted and became a core component of Disneyland Resort's entertainment lineup. On July...

Cars & Motorcycles | Cars

Original “Oil Squirting” Herbie Races To Auction

Bookended by the original 1969 flick and the most recent 2005 version, many cars were used for all sorts of odd scenarios — such as in “Herbie Fully Loaded” where the body is mounted backwards so it appears as if the car has rear wheel steering, an

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

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

Travel | Travel

Disney World Tickets Now Cost More Than $100 a Day – Skift

Walt Disney Co. raised the cost of a single- day admission to its flagship Magic Kingdom park in Orlando, Florida, by 6 percent to $105, breaking the $100

Miscellaneous | New Orleans Square

Charles Addams, uncredited co-creator of the Haunted Mansion - Boing Boing

Ken Anderson, Marc Davis and the other Imagineers who created Disney's Haunted Mansion were clearly influenced by Charles "Addams Family" Addams's cartoons, but until I read this amazing post on Long Forgotten, I had no idea how much influence he exerted on them.

Entertainment | Entertainment!

12 Disney Villains In Real Life

Eleanor Audley (1905-1991) was not only the voice for Cinderella's evil stepmother and Maleficent, she was also a model for the artists. Watch to see more faces behind famously mean characters.

Miscellaneous | Fantasyland

Vintage Disneyland is Frozen Out by a New Attraction - Los Angeles Magazine

Those snow people from Frozen have taken out one of my favorite little moments at Disneyland: the charming little windmill scene from Walt Disney’s 1937 film The Old Mill. The miniature has been a part of the Storybook Land Canal Boats ride for decades. It is being replaced this week with a model of the town of Arendelle from Frozen.

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

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

Family & Parenting | Kids

Disney Frozen Party Ideas

Who loves the movie Disney Frozen? Who wants to build a snowman? Um, pretty much everyone in the world, am I right? Frozen was SO not just a princess movie – my nephews love it. I know so many couples who don’t even have kids who have watched it.

Entertainment | Entertainment

‘Star Wars’ Theme Park Attractions to Be Based on New Films, Not Old (EXCLUSIVE) | Variety

Two years after buying Lucasfilm for $4 billion, Disney is starting to reveal just how “Star Wars” will be integrated into the company’s theme parks.

Entertainment | Miscellaneous Disney

Disney Pairs Up With Turner to Promote TCM and Great Movie Ride - NYTimes.com

The collaboration between the two companies underlines how media giants are increasingly collaborating on content-marketing efforts.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Power to the Princesses! Disney Sold 3 Million 'Frozen' Dresses

Since the movie opened in November, the animation brand has sold 3 million Elsa or Anna dresses in North America (which is roughly equal to the number of 4-year-old girls on the continent). On Halloween, beauty editor Alyssa Hertzig, who has a young daug

Family & Parenting | Kids

We Lie to Your Kids and Other Confessions of an Amusement Park Employee

Thanks to Reddit AMAs, or “Ask Me Anything,” we now know more about the behind-the-scenes of amusement parks than ever before. Here are 11 facts about working at an amusement park, straight from actual employees.

Entertainment | Entertainment

10 Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Facts About 'Song of the South'

Arguably Disney’s most controversial production ever.

Miscellaneous | Disneyland on TV!

The Disneyland TV Show Debuted 60 Years Ago Today

Sixty years ago today, on October 27, 1954, the Disneyland TV show debuted on ABC. The show actually existed before the theme park opened in Anaheim, California on July 17, 1955 and was in effect an advertisement for the park. But oh, what a glorious adve

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

The Faces Behind 10 Disney Princes | Mental Floss

Being a Disney prince might not be all it's cracked up to be. The ladies typically get all the glory, while you're relegated to a line or two of harmony in a ballad—and some don't even get that (looking at you, Eric). Nonetheless, there are some talente

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Huntington Beach Man With Nothing Better To Do Visits Disneyland For 1,000 Days Straight: LAist

A Huntington Beach man who embarked on a quixotic quest with his girlfriend way back on New Year's Eve, 2011 to visit Disneyland for every day of 2012 has gone to infinity and beyond (to borrow a well-known Disney character's catchphrase) on this journey.

Miscellaneous | New Orleans Square

The birth of Disney's dark ride - Boing Boing

Jeff Baham, author of The Unauthorized Story of Walt Disney's Haunted Mansion, celebrates the attraction's 45th anniversary with a look at its uneasy genesis—and its enduring appeal.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

Wait. What? Drones at Disneyland? Disney seeks patents

On top of Mickey Mouse, Cinderella and Aladdin, visitors to Disney theme parks may one day get a glimpse of drones.

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

What 1994 pop culture would you want to experience again for the first time?

This week’s question is an updated take on the issue we debated a year ago for 1983 week: What 1994 pop-culture event would you like to go back to either experience again or check out for the first time?

Entertainment | Miscellaneous Disney

14 Hidden Things to Look for at Disneyland

With some charm and a little know-how, you can get a lot more out of your visit.

News | From CNN

Theme park employees caught in sex stings, child porn arrests

CNN finds dozens of theme park employees -- 35 from Disney, 5 from Universal Studios and 2 from SeaWorld -- arrested since 2006 on sex-related charges.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

Disneyland set to reopen exclusive Club 33 after extensive expansion

Disneyland's private Club 33 restaurant will double in size after an extensive six-month renovation that adds a new entrance, kitchen and jazz-inspired lounge.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Here's a wonderful new animation from a Disney animation legend

Even though I love today's 3D animation movies made with CG, there's something about seeing old fashioned hand-drawn animation that makes me feel like I'm peering into another world of breathtakingly fluid characters dancing on paper. Former D

News | Interesting Stories

Small Fire Breaks Out at Disneyland

A small fire broke out at Disneyland on Sunday afternoon, but there were no injuries or damages, fire officials said.

Miscellaneous | Main Street U.S.A.

Did Disneyland's Main Street, USA, Inspire Better Urban Design?

Walt Disney didn't set out to revolutionize urban design when he created Disneyland—that's what his Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, or EPCOT, was for. But whereas EPCOT never became anything more than a sort of permanent world'

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links!

First Look at La Mascarade d’Orleans at Disneyland Park

If you’ve visited New Orleans Square in Disneyland park lately, it’s no secret that significant enhancements are underway. Here’s your first look at some of the authentic, eclectic and jazzy new merchandise that will find its home inside the quaint

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

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.

Entertainment | Miscellaneous Disney

Disney's vintage Polynesian hotel gets "makeover"

The future lobby of Disney's Polynesian Village Resort will be flooded with light, filled with funky furnishings and offer a view of the Seven Seas Lagoon at Disney World , officials said Thursday.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

Original 1971 Disney World monorail for sale! Only $189k!

The Buy It Now price on this 1971 Mark IV red Walt Disney World monorail cab is a paltry $189K.

Entertainment | Miscellaneous Disney

12 Proposed Disney Attractions That Were Never Built

Walt Disney once said, “It's kind of fun to do the impossible.” Well, my fine-mustachioed icon, it may have been fun, but sometimes it is simply impossible.

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

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

Miscellaneous | Culture

New Retro Inspired Tees Featuring the Matterhorn and the Flying Saucers, Have Landed!

If you’ve been to the park lately then you’ve probably seen some of the attraction t-shirts currently available in our stores, including the Jungle Cruise, Haunted Mansion and Space Mountain. As we gear up for our 55th anniversary, our Product Develop

Miscellaneous | Tomorrowland

Disney Avenue: Walt Disney's New Tomorrowland '67

Walt Disney was known for his futurist views and, through his television programs, showed the American public how the world was moving into the future. Tomorrowland was the realized culmination of his views. Walt once stated: "Tomorrow can be a wonderful age...

Miscellaneous | Tomorrowland

Adventure Thru Inner Space Promotional Artwork

This is a full scan of a promotional booklet that Monsanto put together in 1968 for the tragically now-deceased Tomorrowland attraction

Miscellaneous | Tomorrowland

Danny Kaye At Disneyland!

Danny Kaye was born on January 18, 1913, and is pictured in this hilarious 1958 photo riding Autopia with his daughter. It’s unclear to me exactly what’s going on here, but I just love this picture.

Miscellaneous | Tomorrowland

The Yacht Bar in Tomorrowland!

Yes, tomorrowland had a "Yacht Bar"! It was pretty space age-check it out!

Entertainment | Movies

UPDATE: BREAKING: 'Star Wars' Returns -- 'Episode 7' Slated For 2015 And More Movies Planned As Disney Buys Lucasfilm - Deadline.com

BREAKING.... Disney has just confirmed that it has agreed to acquire George Lucas' Lucasfilm Ltd, and that includes rights to the Star Wars franchise that