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.
There are some Imagineers who want to take you to infinity and beyond. And they've spent the last two years figuring out just how to get you there on the Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters attraction…
For many diehard fans, Disneyland means more than just a day at the park -- it's an obsession.
Pete Docter has a confession to make: He tried to re-create the Tiki Room in his Minnesota home as a preteen.