Disneyland was more than just a new idea for an amusement park. It was a unique project that required a one-of-a-kind business plan. Walt Disney was so serious about his idea for Disneyland that he…
Having discovered that the world might be a bit bigger than one of its trademark tunes indicates, the debut of the Walt Disney Co.'s second Asian amusement park this fall will include the usual…
Walt Disney shook up the entertainment world with his landmark animated features. But in pursuit of his dream for Disneyland, Walt rocked the business world with his creative thinking. Terms like…
Production designer and puppeteer Michael Curry's parade and stage creations appear in many Disney projects and properties. But for this puppet pro, whose inventions will pepper Disneyland's 50th…
After volunteering at the Democratic National Convention in 1960, Harry Shearer was assigned the job of driver. "My assumption was, I would drive delegates to the sports arena where the convention…
Back more than 50 years ago, I used to take my daughters to a place called Kiddyland, over near La Cienega and Beverly Boulevard near Beverly Hills. It was a very small, flimsy carnival where the…
Sleeping Beauty Castle has received a makeover. Space Mountain is back in business. And, for Disneyland's 50th birthday, Mickey Mouse hat ears have been dipped in gold.
"Strangely enough, I was at the opening of Disneyland," says Dennis Hopper. "Natalie (Wood) and I rode in the parade. Nixon was governor of California. He led the procession."
Walt Disney opened the doors of the $17 million Disneyland on July 17, 1955. Six months after opening, it had counted more than a million visitors.
Nearly everyone wants to come and play with Mickey Mouse in his back yard. While the company will not officially release attendance numbers, Amusement Business magazine estimates 13.4 million people…
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Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes3Weekend:$16.4M Fox