"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…
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…
Production designer and puppeteer Michael Curry's parade and stage creations appear in many Disney projects and properties. But for this puppet pro, whose inventions will pepper Disneyland's 50th…
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.