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DISNEY FIX: THE VIEWLINER TRAIN

RETRO DISNEYLAND HISTORY

Remember the Viewliner? Very few do! This narrow-gauge, miniature train ran along parts of the Disneyland Railroad main line and made loops through Tomorrowland and Fantasyland. It only ran from mid 1957 to late 1958 when construction began for the Matterhorn and the Submarine Voyage. It was billed as both the “fastest miniature train in the world” and – now – also as one of the shortest-lived attractions in Disneyland’s history! The Disneyland Monorail System took its place in 1959.

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DISNEY FIX: MICKEY MOUSE CLUB THEATER

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RETRO DISNEYLAND HISTORY

On August 27 1955, The Mickey Mouse Club Theater officially opened to the public in Disneyland near the famous tea cups and King Arthur Carrousel. Continue reading

DISNEYLAND NEWS: MECHANICAL KINGDOMS

Mechanical Kingdoms

With all the refurbishments at the Parks during this season, it’s nice to see something new. While it’s not an attraction by any stretch, The Disney Gallery constantly updates its displays to give guests something different to see. Their newest display focuses on Steampunk-inspired props and artwork. Here is an excerpt from the gallery describing the exhibit: Continue reading

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: CENTER STREET PROMENADE

It wasn’t long ago if guests asked how to walk to “downtown”, we would point them towards Downtown Disney. Or tell them that it was too far to walk to downtown LA. There simply wasn’t any reason to send our guests to downtown Anaheim. Things are changing though as a handful of stores and restaurants are popping up downtown that are worth visiting. One part of the downtown revival is the Center Street Promenade. It’s a small area 5-minutes north of the Howard Johnson Hotel (1.5 miles – directions HERE) with some quaint, local stores you wont find at the big malls.  Continue reading

DISNEYLAND NEWS: VIVA NAVIDAD STREET PARTY

Head over to Disney California Adventure and experience the holidays the way our Latin American neighbors celebrate the season. The Viva Navidad Street Party is a great experience that I had the pleasure of checking out recently. It takes place by the Paradise Garden Grill until January 6th with showings throughout the day. Continue reading