Tag: History

Building the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland

Building the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland

| October 27, 2012 | 1 Reply

There are only a few attractions at Disneyland that can truly be classified as “classic” attractions.  Certainly Pirates of the Caribbean is one of them, and Jungle Cruise too, but the other all time classic attraction is the Haunted Mansion.  It is used as a yardstick by which all other newer attractions are measured.  And [...]

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Disneyland Resort: What’s Worth Seeing in 2010?

Disneyland Resort: What’s Worth Seeing in 2010?

| February 8, 2010 | 7 Replies

So it took me a while to think about my first blog of 2010. I had so many topics to choose from. Would it be food? Nope. Tony took that one by announcing his Disneyland Dining Quest. How about events? Nope- with all the events that Walt Disney World has in January, like the Goofy Marathon weekend, the [...]

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Happy Birthday Splash Mountain: A History

Happy Birthday Splash Mountain: A History

| August 3, 2009 | 4 Replies

During my last trip to Walt Disney World, I had lunch with Disney Historian Mark Matheis from the Disney Institute.  It was Friday, July 17th – a pretty momentous day in the history of the Disney Parks.  On July 17, 1955, Ronald Reagan hosted the live telecast on ABC of Disneyland’s opening in Anaheim, CA.  [...]

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Profile of Mark Matheis – Disney Historian

Profile of Mark Matheis – Disney Historian

| May 15, 2009 | 5 Replies

Because of my recent trips to Walt Disney World, I have become more and more interested in the history of Walt Disney the man as well as the Disney Parks.  Therefore, when one of the events on the recent DIS Unplugged Podcast Cruise was a talk by Disney Historian Mark Matheis of the Disney Institute, [...]

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