1959 was an E Ticket Year for Disneyland – #Disneyland60

This blog post is part of a series by 60 talented bloggers who are counting down to the 60th Anniversary of Disneyland, the Happiest Place on Earth, on July 17, 2015. In this blog post I am going tackle one of my favorite years in Disneyland history, 1959. June 14, 1959 was a fantastic day for Walt’s original Magic Kingdom. On this day the first major expansion was completed since the park opened just four years earlier. The expansion introduced guests to three {Read More}

Disneyland History – New Orleans Square Debut July 24, 1966 #Disneyland60

New Orleans Square’s Disneyland Debut July 24, 1966 Walt and Lillian Disney loved New Orleans and wanted to bring the charm of the area to Disneyland.  New Orleans Square was the first major land to open since Disneyland opened in 1955.  It is also the first land not to be connected to the hub off Main Street, U.S.A. The Imagineers were working on New Orleans Square as early as 1957 however in the early 60’s the project was put on {Read More}

Disneyland History – Fantasmic! Debut May 13, 1992 – #Disneyland60

Fantasmic! – May 13, 1992 On May 13, 1992 nighttime entertainment at Disneyland was again reinvented with the debut of Fantasmic! It is an outdoor live musical and pyrotechnic show that takes place on the Rivers of America in Frontierland. During the show the use of smoke machines, lasers, fire, animated movie projections on water walls, live action and water canons help to bring the excitement to life. The show takes place at night, normally around 9:00 and lasts for {Read More}