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.
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.
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…
Mickey Mouse is a potent symbol. "I've seen him crucified and naked, I've seen him with weapons. I've seen him smoking, drinking. I'm sure Disney wouldn't approve of that -- but I think it's almost a…
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…