Reflections on the Steakhouse 55 Closure

Written by Lisa Baxter Earlier this month, the Disneyland Resort shocked fans with the announcement of Steakhouse 55 permanently closing its doors. I have to admit, I may have shed a tear or two knowing I’d never step foot inside again to celebrate an anniversary or birthday or to partake in a practically perfect afternoon tea party. Sigh. Really, […]

Read more July 12th, 2021

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 […]

Read more February 19th, 2021

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 […]

Read more February 18th, 2021

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 […]

Read more February 18th, 2021