Talking to Rick Caruso, the force behind Los Angeles' Grove mall development, about Disneyland is like talking to a physicist about Einstein: It's his element.
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…
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…
The birth of Disneyland provides not only insight into the thinking of Walt Disney, but also the starting point of a tradition that has lived on for 50 years.
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…
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.
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…
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…