Presidents. Foreign leaders. Super Bowl winners. Olympic athletes. Celebrities. Disneyland has hosted them all in its 50 years. An instant classic upon its launch, the theme park has survived some of…
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…
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.
Leonard Maltin remembers the first time he took his daughter, then 4, to Disneyland. "She saw Minnie Mouse, let go of my hand, went running toward her, grabbed her around the waist and gave Minnie a…
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.
"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."
Pete Docter has a confession to make: He tried to re-create the Tiki Room in his Minnesota home as a preteen.
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…
For many diehard fans, Disneyland means more than just a day at the park -- it's an obsession.