The Spookiest Places at Disneyland Resort to take the Perfect Halloween Photo

By Jocelyn Buhlman

When the Halloween season is nigh and creepy sights are around every corner at Disneyland Resort, you can’t help but feel inspired to snap a spooky shot or two to commemorate your trip. Whether you’re showing off your Halloween-inspired outfit or hoping a grim, grinning ghost materializes in your final shot, we’ve rounded up some of the best…

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Charlie Ridgway

Remembering Charlie Ridgway

by D23 Team

Disney Legend Charlie Ridgway, longtime Disney Parks press and publicity leader, passed away on December 24, 2016, at his home in Longwood, Florida. He was 93.

“I had the pleasure of knowing Charlie Ridgway, and he was a true Disney Legend who was known for his boundless creativity,” Walt Disney World Resort President George Kalogridis said. “He…

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Partners statue

Get the Picture: Foolproof Tips from a Disney Photographer

We’re asking Disney photographers from around the world for their best tips and tricks in our new series, Get the Picture. From what time of day to shoot Cinderella Castle to interesting angles at Castaway Cay, learn how to create picture-perfect moments wherever you are! In this edition, we asked Walt Disney Archives Photo Editor and regular Disney twenty-three…

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Disneyland and Walt Disney World Ambassadors

D23 Fab Five: Disney Ambassadors Share Their Disney Favorites

By Beth Deitchman

Since 1965, when Walt Disney himself selected the first Disney Ambassador—Julie Reihm Casaletto, who was inducted as a Disney Legend at D23 Expo 2015—these “Emissaries of Goodwill” have acted as official hosts to Resort guests and are frequently official spokespeople for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. For someone who loves Disney, it kind…

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Disney Legend Bill Sullivan

5 Fascinating Facts—Disney Legend Bill Sullivan

By Steven Vagnini

As we near the 45th anniversary of “The Vacation Kingdom of the World”—Walt Disney World Resort—D23 pays tribute to one of its many celebrated founders: Disney Legend Bill “Sully” Sullivan. Here are five fascinating facts about Bill’s career at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts:

1. Tuning in to ABC on a Sunday afternoon changed…

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Disneyland Flag Retreat ceremony

The Disneyland Flag Retreat—A Time-Honored Tribute on Main Street, U.S.A.

By Steven Vagnini

“I get red, white, and blue at times,” Walt Disney once said, expressing his deep love for America. Walt’s passion for his country was made especially evident during the official dedication ceremonies for Disneyland, when, standing just a few feet away from the American flag in Town Square, he proclaimed, “Disneyland is dedicated to the…

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Mickey's Christmas Carol through Windows of Main Street

Mickey’s Christmas Carol, as told on Main Street, U.S.A.

For decades, families have enjoyed the Emporium’s whimsical window displays on Main Street, U.S.A., both at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. One of the most memorable of these is a series of vignettes telling the story of Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983), the Academy Award®-nominated featurette based on the classic tale by Charles Dickens.

Here, we present a…

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Vesey Walker

Vesey Walker

(Pictured above in the center, Vesey Walker)

In more than a half-century as one of the world’s great bandmasters, Vesey Walker’s proudest achievement was his Disneyland Band. “Here I have the finest musicians in the United States, most of whom have been with me for more than 10 years,” he said proudly.

He organized and directed more than 50 college,…

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First “Old-Fashioned Easter Parade” Held at Disneyland

With an active turn-of-the-century Main Street, U.S.A in 1956, it seemed natural to have an old-fashioned parade, just as small-town residents might have experienced in the day, and what better occasion than Easter? So when Easter fell on this day in 1956, Disneyland’s Director of Entertainment Tommy Walker produced a recreation of an Old-Fashioned Easter Parade. There…

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