Todd and I are excited, privileged, and happy to welcome Disneyland Hotel expert Don Ballard as a Disney History Institute guest historian. He has put together this fascinating (and rare!) video of the 1956 Grand Opening of the Disneyland Hotel. Seeing as how the footage was recently discovered in a storage vault in Hollywood, it has not been seen since, well, probably 1956–thus it is a real treat for the followers of the Institute; a magnificent window into the past. And if you are interested in more of this kind of history, Todd and I highly recommend Don’s book, more information of which can be found at: Magical Hotel.


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