No one blends brilliant photography and detailed Disneyland Resort information better than Andy Castro. Andy is a Southern California native and has been photographing the Disney parks for years. He also provides insider information on enhancements, refurbishments, remodels and merchandise at the parks. Andy’s weekly blog, Dateline Disneyland, is regarded as one the most visually […]
RETRO DISNEYLAND HISTORY Did you know there used to be a helicopter service to Disneyland? From 1956 to 1972 there was a helicopter service between Disneyland and Los Angeles (and points in between). You could fly into LAX and then take a quick helicopter trip directly to Disneyland. Initially one would land near Tomorrowland and […]
Disneyland opened in 1955 and since opening day, each cast member has worn a name tag. Some without an actual name printed, but all wore a tag. Here’s a great set of photos taking you through the basic name tags of the past and present. They have certainly morphed, but more or less have kept […]
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 […]
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.
If you have ever wondered how Walt Disney came up with the inspiration for Tarzan’s Treehouse inside Disneyland – and who hasn’t – take a short trip into the heart of downtown Anaheim, to 400 N. West Street, and you might see something very familiar.
With traffic the way it is, I try to avoid traveling long distances. However, I am a pretty big Disney fan, so getting the opportunity to visit the Disney Archives Exhibit at the Reagan Library was something I could not pass up. The Reagan Library, by itself, is already a very nice destination. It sits […]
Hello again everyone! I recently had the privilege to take a guided tour entitled “A Walk In Walt’s Footsteps”. I was pretty excited to take the tour just to get a chance to step inside the lobby of Club 33, but apart from that, I still learned quite a bit! Now, if you’re planning to […]
Creating a Masterpiece A unique shot capturing busy construction bees in 1964. Opening day for the brand new Howard Johnson Motor Lodge was slated for mid summer 1965 and a lot of work is still ahead. Howard Johnson Jr. was on hand with the owner making sure this large new HoJo – one of the […]