Opening the Matterhorn Bobsleds

Story and photos by Ken Conner It was 1957. The Cold War was lingering on. In October, Russia had startled the world with Sputnik. Yet, there was upbeat news about a new place out in California touting itself as “The Happiest Place on Earth.” I learned more about it from a college friend, Keith Kittle, […]

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Meet the Author

Authors of books about Disney come and speak to us In the past authors like: Tom Nabbe – author of From Disneyland’s Tom Sawyer to Disney Legend David Koenig – author of Mouse Tales

Read more February 19th, 2021

Speaker Series

Come and hear from Disney Legends and Imagineers. In the past we’ve had guests like: Don Hahn – producer of the animated and live action Beauty and the Beast Former Disneyland Band Leader Stan Freese Imagineer Tom Morris And many more

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The Disneyland Alumni Club’s Anniversary Dinner

Originally scheduled for 2020 to celebrate Disneyland’s 65th anniversary, it was delayed due to the pandemic But now it is going to happen in just a few short weeks at 4 PM July 31, 2021. It will take place at the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel right behind Disneyland! Get your best cocktail attire on! There […]

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Security Time on the Island

Photos and article by Dave Metz My favorite time when working in Security at Disneyland in 1970 was when I was based on Tom Sawyer Island. The Island was fabulous – with my main job of keeping people from trying to cross the Pontoon Bridge the wrong way and possibly falling off, and keeping kids from smoking […]

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Opening Indy and More

Article and photos by Anne Josephine I have been with the Disneyland Resort on and off since around the first Fantasmic! show premiere, and cumulatively, over 10 years in a variety of roles. I have done many things from roles in Entertainment, a Lead and Trainer in Special Events off-property, to guest-facing roles such as Attractions and Hotel Guest Services.  […]

Read more February 18th, 2021

Drafting “As Builts” at Disneyland

Written by Mark Eades and Ben Colcol Photos by Ben Colcol Ben Colcol got his start at Disneyland as a Senior Civil Engineer Draftsman in 1969. One of the first projects he was tasked with had to do with photography. “Kodak left Disneyland as a sponsor, and GAF took over, so I had to reestablish the “Scenic Shot” locations throughout the park,” he […]

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The Sad Loss of a True Disneylander

Written by Mark Eades Some sad news to start the new year. Ron Dominguez, known to many as “Mr. Disneyland, and a former executive Vice President of Disneyland, and a Disney Legend, passed away January 1, 2021. He was 85. Ron was an original Disneyland Cast Member, even more so than others. His family owned and […]

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