As the Happiest Place on Earth marks its golden anniversary in 2005, 21st-century Southern California presents a complex tourism picture, with seemingly endless appeals for regional and international…
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.
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.
An old mansion in Los Angeles was dismantled so that its interior wood paneling, stained glass windows, crystal chandeliers and staircases could be used in Disneyland restaurants and on Main Street…
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…
Eric Jacobson Senior VP, creative development, Walt Disney Imagineering Shining achievements: Jacobson is the director of the teams responsible for improving old favorites like Space Mountain, or…
This might be hard to picture, but there was once a world without Pirates of the Caribbean, the Haunted Mansion and Space Mountain. That's because once there was a world without the diverse group of…
Planning at Disneyland is tied directly to Mouse House movies, a 50-year-old practice. "It's simply part of our tradition and really won't stop," says Jay Rasulo, head of Disney parks and resorts.
Today Disneyland guests purchase "passports" that give them the run of the park and its rides. Once upon a time -- more than 20 years ago -- it was a different story.
In recent weeks, the Walt Disney Co. has been ramping up the marketing around Disneyland's 50th anniversary in an attempt to rally attendance and income at its theme parks to pre-Sept. 11 levels.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Lucy1Daily:$5.4M Cumulative:$54.3M Universal Pictures 9.55%
Hercules2Daily:$3.8M Cumulative:$36.9M Paramount Pictures 13.27%
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes3Daily:$2.5M Cumulative:$177.2M Fox 13.35%