Mickey Mouse Club

Join the Jamboree: A Brief History of Disney’s Mickey Mouse Club

By Courtney Potter

“Who’s the leader of the club that’s made for you and me? M-I-C-K-E-Y, M-O-U-S-E!” Mickey Mouse Club, Disney’s legendary television series, has delighted children (and adults!) around the world since it first premiered on ABC in 1955—just a few months after Walt Disney’s biggest project to date, Disneyland park, opened to the public….

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Walt and Lillian Disney dancing at Carnation Plaza Gardens

Did You Know? Swinging Stories from Disneyland’s Carnation Plaza Gardens

By Greg Ehrbar

Aglow with idyllic charm suggesting the “Shipoopi” bandstand in The Music Man, Carnation Plaza Gardens brought a variety of joyous entertainment to Disneyland park beginning in 1956.

We asked Tim O’Day about the beloved location, since he was a Stage Manager there as a young Cast Member, as well as a PR executive for the Resort. (And…

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Walt Disney Records 60th anniversary

Top 10 Pivotal Platters from 60 Years of Walt Disney Records

By Greg Ehrbar

As Walt Disney Records celebrates its 60th anniversary, there are literally hundreds (or thousands!) of Disney sounds that could easily fill dozens of Top Ten lists. Rather than a “best of” or “all-time favorite” list, these are great albums selected for their impact on popular culture, the entertainment industry, and The Walt Disney Company….

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Walt Disney Archives Exhibit Celebrates Disneyland

The Disneyland Diamond Celebration calls for something truly dazzling, and the extraordinary D23 EXPO exhibit of artifacts from Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom—from an Autopia car to the Abominable Snowman—is exactly that. Displayed across 12,000 square feet of the D23 EXPO show floor, “Walt Disney Archives Presents—Disneyland: The Exhibit” is the largest…

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Take a Spin Through Disney Dances

Finding the perfect dress. Renting the coolest tux. Getting your hair and makeup professionally done. Fumbling with the corsage as you try to pin it on your date’s lapel. Dancing with all your friends. And, after all is said and done… memories to last a lifetime.

It’s prom season across America, so dances (and balls—their fancier, fairy-tale-esque cousin) are on…

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photo of Annette Funicello sharing a telephone call with a friend

Those Who Knew Annette Best

On April 8, 2013, the world lost one of its most beloved icons . . .  Annette Funicello. She passed away at age 70 from complications due to Multiple Sclerosis, a disease she bravely battled for more than 25 years. While she accomplished much in her life, her fondest career memories were always tied to the Mickey Mouse Club where she got her start, and to Walt Disney,…

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