Favorite Memories from Walt and Lillian’s 30th Anniversary Party

By Steven Vagnini In July 1955, construction on a 160-acre site in Anaheim was picking up at a hurried pace. Disneyland would soon premiere with a grand invitational preview, as national attention was drawn to this first-of-its-kind amusement enterprise. Yet amid the oversight and coordination of tireless designers, carpenters, painters, and landscapers, a restless Walt …

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The Legend of Disneyland’s Halloween Tree

If you’ve ever visited Disneyland Park, you may have noticed the tall tree in front of the Golden Horseshoe Saloon in Frontierland… a stately oak reaching up to the sky while keeping watch over the passers-by below. Every Halloween since 2007, this tree gets a very special makeover—and it’s all because of one of America’s …

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Steve Martin

Steve Martin

Wally Boag, the Golden Horseshoe headliner, was another Steve Martin influence. “I watched Wally’s show many, many times, ” he once said. “He was the first live performer I ever saw. I mostly remember Wally’s performing style,”

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The last performance of the Golden Horseshoe Revue

Golden Horseshoe Revue Closes at Disneyland

After 31 years, it was on this day that Disneyland’s show, that earned the Guinness world record for “greatest number of performances of any theatrical production,” took its final bow. Of course the Wild West Golden Horseshoe Revue could not go out without a bang, and the final performance was an unforgettable, enhanced version, allowing …

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