The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair: A watershed moment in Disney history

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Walt Disney stands in front of two World’s Fair posters in a publicity photo taken in 1964. [The Walt Disney Company] To many long-time Disney followers, the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair was a watershed moment for the Walt Disney Company. Disney’s participation in the Fair saw the introduction of a radically new form of … Continue reading "The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair: A watershed moment in Disney history"
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During its four-year run, Holidayland gave guests a Disneyland experience right outside the fabled berm

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An aerial view shows Holidayland during its heyday, right outside the berm at Disneyland. Much has been written about the berm at Disneyland … those large mounds of dirt, cleverly placed foliage and other inconspicuous obstacles which keep Disney guests from seeing the outside world, effectively insulating them from reality. As Disney Legend John Hench … Continue reading "During its four-year run, Holidayland gave guests a Disneyland experience right outside the fabled berm"
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Jack Lindquist graduated from marketing guru to one of Disneyland’s greatest cheerleaders

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Disney Legend Jack Lindquist made significant contributions to solidify the success of Disneyland. [The Walt Disney Company] During the first few years of Disneyland’s existence, although hopes and expectations were very high, “the success of the park wasn’t a slam dunk,” according to Marty Sklar, the Disney Legend and former head of Walt Disney Imagineering … Continue reading "Jack Lindquist graduated from marketing guru to one of Disneyland’s greatest cheerleaders"
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Omnimover and PeopleMover: A look at two Disney-designed ride conveyances

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Bob Gurr sits behind the wheel of a car as he tests the ride system that would be used on the Ford Magic Skyway attraction during the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair. Note the individual drive wheels embedded in the track. [The Walt Disney Company] From the time when Disneyland was in the planning stages … Continue reading "Omnimover and PeopleMover: A look at two Disney-designed ride conveyances"
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With a tinge of sadness, Ryman Arts carries on with a ‘Celebrating Marty Sklar’ fund-raiser

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Juliana Hansen, accompanied by Nelson Kole, sings “A Kiss Goodnight” for the guests at the Celebrating Marty Sklar fund-raiser for Ryman Arts. [Courtesy of Ryman Arts] During dinner at the Ryman Arts fund-raiser in the Hollywood Hills home of Marty and Leah Sklar on Sept. 16, guests were asked to write down words of inspiration … Continue reading "With a tinge of sadness, Ryman Arts carries on with a ‘Celebrating Marty Sklar’ fund-raiser"
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D23 Expo: All The Rest (Day 1)

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Expo time has arrived! That once-every-two-year weekend where D23 throws a huge celebration of all things Disney for just you and around 65,000 of your closest friends. I covered some of the major presentations earlier (Animation, Live-Action Studios, and Video Games) so we’re now down to a summation of the rest of what the 2017 … Continue reading "D23 Expo: All The Rest (Day 1)"
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