It may be hard to fathom, given the staggering attendance figures we saw at the Anaheim, Calif., resort before the pandemic wreaked havoc, but closures at Disneyland were fairly common during its first few years of operation.
During my nearly four decades of writing about Disney, I’ve had the honor and privilege of meeting some wonderful people … all of whom proudly wore Disney cast member nametags. Many of those interesting folks are profiled in the new book "The Beat Goes On."
How do you go from the most revered animator in the cartoon world of the 1920s to one of the most innovative minds in the movie and theme park industries decades later? Simple. You re-invent yourself. "Walt Disney's Ultimate Inventor: The Genius of Ub Iwerks" is a new book by Don Iwerks, Ub's son and fellow Disney Legend.