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This month we present a video of possibly the next Mr Lincoln Anamatronic. The video is 1 and half minutes long.
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We are creating videos for each Disneyland Attraction (excerpts from our Disneyland History USB Drive) and posting them on YouTube. We will do one per week. Here are the ones we have uploaded so far this month:
Snow White's Scary Adventures
Sword In The Stone Ceremony
One Man's Dream
Big Thunder Ranch (Coming September 22)

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More Progress On Star Wars Land Halloween Arrives

Posted: September 16, 2017

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge topped out, and Halloween is making its presence known around the Disneyland Resort as the weather finally cools in September. The heat wave's back finally broken, and many kids have returned to school, making the first few weeks of September less crowded at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. Of course, with the end of the summer season, many refurbishments are underway at the theme parks too. Along with the refurbishments come the orange and
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Magic Kingdom Legacy Cast Member Recalls Walks With Walt Disney And Imagineer Father

Posted: September 16, 2017

Darlene Kingsley grew up the daughter of a Disneyland Imagineer, and some of her favorite childhood memories are of holding Walt Disney's hand - Uncle Walt, as she called him - on her regular visits to the park. "This was that person you always felt comfortable to talk with," she said. " That was the norm for me." Her grandparents also worked for Disney, and so did the family cat, whose likeness appears in the parks today. So it's no surprise that Kingsley's dream was to work there,
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How Did Walt Disney Vision Of A Futuristic Metropolis Become A Quaint Symbol Of A Bygone Era

Posted: September 16, 2017

When Disneyland opened its doors in Anaheim, California, on July 17, 1955, the word astronaut was not yet a household term. But a bright white rocketship towered over Tomorrowland (and, in fact, the entire park), poised to blast off into soon-to-be explored galaxies. Behind it stood a geometric space station, red letters over the entrance labeling it "Rocket To The Moon," with two large spherical theatres jutting from the rear. Though it would be almost 14 years to the day before Neil Armstrong
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This Is What It Is Like To Eat At The Secret Club In Disneyland That Has A 14-Year Waiting List

Posted: September 6, 2017

Right in the middle of New Orleans Square in Disneyland, located across from La Mascarade d'Orleans, is the inconspicuous entrance to one of the most-whispered-about spots in Disney parks across the globe: Club 33. Club 33 is a secret five-star restaurant that the regular public cannot access. There are only two ways to get into Club 33: being an exclusive member, or being invited by one. Membership costs up to $100,000 annually, with a reported $12,500 to $30,000 in additional annual
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These FastPass Tricks Will Save You Lots Of Waiting Time At Disney Parks

Posted: September 6, 2017

Visiting a Disney park is a magical experience no matter how old you are. What's not so magical, however, is having to line up for hours on end, just to have one go on the Space Mountain ride. With the parks packed with Disney lovers all year round, queuing up has become an inevitable part of the experience. It's no secret that the best way to skip the wait is by acquiring a FastPass - a ticket that reserves a certain time slot for you, so you can come back later and enjoy the attraction
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Star Wars Land Hits Construction Milestone

Posted: September 6, 2017

Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge construction continues at both Disneyland and Disney's Hollywood Studios, but the Calfornia version just hit a construction milestone ahead of both parks' 2019 openings. The crew at Disneyland just installed what will be the highest point in the park, a steel structure that will hold up the rock fa├žade that makes up the landscape surrounding the 14-acre themed land. "We invited all cast members from around the resort to come and sign the steel beam,"
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Disneyland Resort Honors Its Overnight Workers With A Middle Of The Night Party

Posted: August 26, 2017

They were there overnight as usual, but for a couple of hours several hundred-cast members weren't cleaning and making repairs around the Disneyland Resort. They are the resort's third shift overnight cast members, and the resort was honoring them with a party called "Cars Under the Stars - Third Shift Celebration." Held in Cars Land, it gave many of the third-shift cast members a chance to ride on its attractions that are normally closed. "The show goes to sleep when our guests
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Disneyland Cleared To Add 455 Parking Spaces To Its Toy Story Lot

Posted: August 26, 2017

In a move that will help prepare for the expected onslaught of visitors to its "Star Wars" land opening in two years, Disneyland Resort is adding more parking spaces to its off-site parking lot. Disneyland got unanimous approval from the Anaheim Planning Commission last week to add an additional 455 parking spaces to its Toy Story lot off Harbor Boulevard and Convention Way. Guests parking there are shuttled over to the theme parks' entrance. The Toy Story lot will increase to 5,378
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Walt Disney Barn Honors Disneyland Mine Train Thru Nature Wonderland Attraction

Posted: August 24, 2017

One of Disneyland's long-gone attractions was celebrated by Disney fans during a barbecue at Walt's Barn. The barn, which sits on land at the Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum in Griffith Park, used to house the miniature live-steam railroad that Walt Disney built at his home in Holmby Hills. It was moved to this location in 1999, when the Disney family sold the home. It has on display many items related to Disney's railroad and his love affair with trains. The barbecue was a
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One Of Disneyland Classic Attractions Is About To Close For Good Catch It While You Can

Posted: August 24, 2017

All good things must come to an end, and, just as it did for the first time 20 years ago, Disneyland's Main Street Electrical Parade is flipping the off switch on Sunday, August 20. The encore performance of the parade, which initially ran from 1972 to 1996, was originally scheduled to end in June before being extended to the new date. The parade, which features more than half a million lights, had been traveling to other Disney theme parks around the world before returning to Disneyland
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Grown Ups Are Not Allowed To Dress Up As Princesses At Disney Parks Here Is Why

Posted: August 24, 2017

If you're heading to one of Disney's theme parks and want to wear your best princess cosplay, you may want to reconsider. According to Disney's theme park Q&A, costumes "may not be worn by guests 14 years" or older. Masks also can't be worn to the park by anyone 14 and up, unless its for medical purposes. This isn't a new rule, but if you haven't been to the parks in awhile and are planning a trip soon, it's good to have a refresher in case you want to dress up alongside your kids or
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Google Street View Coming Soon To Disneyland

Posted: August 24, 2017

Interested in walking around Disneyland from your computer or smart phone? You will be able to real soon, with Google Maps. People wearing odd-looking backpacks, called Street View Trekkers, have been spotted recently walking around the Disneyland Resort and its theme parks. One such person was seen this week strolling the pathways in Frontierland and New Orleans Square near the Rivers of America. While the employee walks about, multiple cameras in the backpack that carries
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10 Most Essential Foods At Disneyland True Fans Know These Classics Well

Posted: August 24, 2017

The rides and attractions aren't the only experiences at Disneyland. Any regular Disney-goer can conjure up a few must-eat items -and, yes, there are mouse-shaped snacks aplenty - but other great dishes are flying just under the radar or off the main tourist drag. These are the Disneyland foods that will make your next trip to the Happiest Place on Earth completely satisfying. 1. Dole Whip Dole Whip is a soft-serve, frozen pineapple treat that's sweet, tart, and gluten- and
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Every Town USA

Posted: August 14, 2017

The final stop on my lovely tour of Disneyland, at least until "Star Wars Land" is completed, is the entrance to the entire park. Said to be inspired by Walt's hometown of Marceline, Missouri, "Main Street, U.S.A" is designed to look like the idealized center of a town at around 1910. One of the designers, Harper Goff, showed Walt some pictures of his childhood home in Colorado and Walt liked the look. Many of the town's features were incorporated into Main Street. The park opens to
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Local Horse Lover Is The Happiest Gal

Posted: August 14, 2017

Alexis Cole has grown up in the High Desert, graduating from Granite Hills High School in 2012. Describing herself as the typical "horse crazy girl," Cole says she has always been interested in horses. When she was three years old, her mother gave her riding lessons as a gift. After that, Cole says, "I was hooked." What better career for someone with a love of horses than working with and around them, and Cole set her sights high, seeking a job working with the horses at Disneyland.
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Do Not Tell Mickey The Yippies Are Coming Sunglasses After Dark The Untold Yippie Project Comes To New York City Stage

Posted: August 14, 2017

Who were the "Yippies"? They were the self-proclaimed "radical offspring of the hippie movement": members of the Youth International Party, which was formed in 1967. With their rule-breaking fashion sensibility, progressive ideas, and unapologetic affinity for drugs and free love, they became a scapegoat for the so-called "Establishment"- an insult to good, clean, wholesome USA values. But these young activists had a mission. They were upset that kids were being sent to die off in Vietnam, and
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Disneyland Delish New Fancy Doughnuts

Posted: August 14, 2017

DEAR CHURROS, it has been a good long while since we've written, and for that we do apologize. Life has kept us busy, but your cinnamon sweetness, your easy hold-a-bility, and your notable soft-to-the-teeth-ness remains forever on our mind and in our heart. So this is just to say that we do adore you, and Dole whips, and those Mickey Ears cookies, and all of the goodies we can find up and down Main Street, U.S.A., and just off it, too (we know, we need to stroll to Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki
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2 Special Train Engines Create Historic Moment For The Disneyland Railroad

Posted: August 14, 2017

The steam whistle blew and rounding the bend of the Disneyland Railroad in Frontierland after an 18-month closure, was not one, but two steam locomotives coupled together - a historic moment for the classic Disneyland attraction. Even more historic was the fact that the two 3-foot gauge engines (the same gauge as the Disneyland Railroad) - the Marie E and the Chloe - were not part of the rail line's regular complement of five steam engines. Rather, they were engines once owned by two of
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Remembering Disneyland Wild Opening Day In 1955

Posted: August 6, 2017

Marty Sklar, the legendary Disney Imagineer who not only closely worked with Walt Disney for years, but also had a vital hand in shaping Disney theme parks as we know them, has died. He was 83 years old. The creative was an icon in the Disney community, known for having never missed an opening of the company's famous parks all over the world. He was even there for the 1955 opening of Disneyland, which was one of the most chaotic moments in the company's history. Thousands of people showed up
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How These 3 Families Ended Up Working Together On Main Street Electrical Parade

Posted: August 6, 2017

Identical twin sisters, a father and son, and a mother and daughter all have one thing in common, they are all cast members associated with the current run of Disneyland's Main Street Electrical Parade. Twins The twin sisters, Hailey and Taylor Benson, started dancing at the age of three. Now in college, they decided to try out as dancers for the parade. "We auditioned, and both got the same thing," Hailey said, with Taylor nodding in agreement. Like many identical twins, they
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Disneyland Return Railroad And River Attractions

Posted: August 6, 2017

The building of a space port in a galaxy that happens to be located far, far away doesn't normally prevent an earthbound train from traveling the route it has run along for decades. The port is somewhere deep in the cosmos, light years from this planet, while the train tracks? They've been placed on terra firma, and the engine that toot-toots along them will never be impacted by what happens in space. There is an exception to this, however, and you can find it at Disneyland Park. The
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There Are Rules To Obey When Going On A Disneyland Trip

Posted: August 5, 2017

We said we'd wait at least another decade before going back to Disneyland after the last exhausting visit, but there we were, only two years later, going back. Such a reversal is not without precedent. How many women, after giving birth, say they're never going to have another child, and then they go ahead and do it again anyway? Disneyland, like reproduction, is something that just has to be done. And it has to be done the right way. My wife is a trouper, and she'll go along with
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Disney Imagineer Story

Posted: August 5, 2017

Martin A. "Marty" Sklar, a right-hand man of Walt Disney and central figure in the development and expansion of his company's theme parks around the world, has died. Disneyland spokeswoman Suzi Brown confirmed Sklar's death for The Associated Press. He died Thursday at his Hollywood Hills home at age 83, a company statement says. No details were released on his cause of death. "Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy," Sklar said in 2005, reading
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Railroad Engineers Ecstatic About New Route As Classic Ride Readies To Reopen

Posted: August 5, 2017

"All Aboard" will be heard again when the Disneyland Railroad opens Saturday, July 29, 2017 after a being shuttered for more than a year. Construction of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge meant the railroad would be closed while a new route was built around Frontierland for the classic opening day attraction. During that time, the rail line's engineers were busy keeping the steam-powered locomotives ready to run. "We'd be doing boiler washes on the boilers to keep them really clean, so they
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Fantasmic Drops Old Favorites For New Stars

Posted: August 5, 2017

Disneyland faced a daunting challenge with the remake of the 25-year-old "Fantasmic" nighttime spectacular: How do you update a beloved modern classic without alienating its die-hard fans? The Anaheim theme park has succeeded with a retooled show that largely hews to the original story line with just a sprinkling of new characters and technological flourishes. For the uninitiated, "Fantasmic" projects animated videos onto 60-foot-wide water mist screens in the Rivers of America. The
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Disneyland Brings Back Attractions That Were Closed For Star Wars Land Construction

Posted: August 5, 2017

A year and a half after they were closed to make way for construction of a new Star Wars land, four Disneyland attractions along the Rivers of America are set to reopen. The Mark Twain Riverboat, Sailing Ship Columbia, Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes and the Disneyland Railroad will relaunch July 29, featuring new waterfalls and elevated trestles. Construction of the new 14-acre project, dubbed Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, also closed Big Thunder Ranch in Frontierland, Big Thunder Ranch
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10 Best Places To Take A Break At Disneyland

Posted: August 5, 2017

Hot and tired of tromping around theme parks at the Disneyland Resort? We're there for you. Here are the best places to catch a break and cool down. At some point, like most of us, you've probably been inside the Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln theater. Yes, it's a little dated. But you know why its moments are still great? Because you get 16 minutes of blissful, dark, uninterrupted, air conditioning in a comfy theater seat, while your aching dogs get to recover for their next line. No
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