disneyland letter

Child Letter to Walt

Disneyland Park’s Opening Day on July 17, 1955 was a by-invitation-only event, but the invitations were counterfeited and thousands of uninvited people attended. To our knowledge, none of them ever apologized, unlike this young man, an early guest who took the time not only to write Walt Disney but also to pay— literally—for his transgression.

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Station Wagon in Frontierland

Wagon trains were a part of the Old West but a station wagon? This humorously incongruous photo was snapped at the entrance to Frontierland at Disneyland—probably one early morning before the Park opened for the day—for some forgotten reason in 1961.

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Tony Baxter ticket collection

Disneyland Fans Need to See Tony Baxter’s Rare Ticket Collection

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Disneyland has been making dreams come true since 1955, and having a ticket to the magic has always invited you to spend a day watching your greatest fantasies come to life before your eyes. Disney Legend, Imagineer, and theme park super-fan Tony Baxter shares with us his collection of Disneyland tickets, including rare tickets from the park’s…

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Kids Racing through Sleeping Beauty Castle

July 17, 1955: As the Sleeping Beauty Castle drawbridge lowered for the first time on Opening Day of Disneyland Park, the first group of youngsters to enter Fantasyland, mostly Sunday school and church group children from Anaheim, raced through the portals and into the realm of Disneyland dreams-come-true.

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Intimate Apparel Shop at Disneyland

Of all the quaint shops that have lined Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland, one of the most unusual was the Intimate Apparel shop. Also known as the Wizard of Bras, the shop—featuring a front porch where gentlemen could wait while the ladies shopped for unmentionables closed in 1956—but the charming porch remains to this day.

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Alice in Wonderland at Disneyland

11 Curious Facts to Celebrate 60 Years of Disneyland’s Alice in Wonderland

By Justin Arthur

On June 14, Disneyland’s Alice in Wonderland attraction celebrates 60 years of being a one-of-kind! To this day, no other Disney theme park in the world has an attraction like it. Follow us down the rabbit hole, and discover 11 fantastical facts to celebrate this milestone un-unbirthday!

1. The weird and wonderful world of Wonderland has…

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news briefs 6-May

Blast Off with New Ralph Breaks the Internet Trailer—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Ralph and Vanellope brave the wild, wooly world of the Internet, and a brassy buccaneer is making her Disneyland park debut… See more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

It’s a Worldwide Web of Fun in New Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 Trailer

Everyone’s favorite video-game misfits…

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Donald's Dino Bash

The Ultimate Dino-Tour of Disney Parks All Over the World

By Jocelyn Buhlman

This week, a special celebration of Cretaceous proportions is coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Donald Duck is kicking off a Dino-Bash—and we wanted to have our own Dino-mite celebration to join in the fun. We’ve rounded up all the ways you can encounter dinos big, small, and sometimes skeletal, at Disney parks all around the…

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Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Opening Season for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and a Brand New Sneak Peek

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Not too long from now at some theme parks close, close by, guests will be able to explore the world of Star Wars like never before! Disney Parks Blog just announced that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open summer 2019 at Disneyland Resort and in late fall 2019 at Walt Disney World. Soon, guests will be able to take part in all the action, fun,…

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