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Disneyland 1961 – Flying Saucers

Disneyland 1961 – Flying Saucers

Ed Morgan at the Arrow Test Facilities in Mountain View, California Flying Saucers at Disneyland by Todd James Pierce The four people most responsible for the creation and development of theme park culture in the 1950s and 1960s would be (in my opinion) Walt Disney,...

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EPCOT Leviathan Space Shuttle Bus 1978

EPCOT Leviathan Space Shuttle Bus 1978

In celebration of our 700th member on our Facebook Disney History Institute site, I thought I’d share this wonderful (and screamingly rare) concept piece from a 1978 Epcot Prospectus–for the never-realized Space Pavilion, this evocative art suggests a...

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Disneyland: Year One – pt. 2

Disneyland: Year One – pt. 2

Disneyland Castle – July 1955 Castle Gardens – Adventures in Landscaping by Todd James Pierce In 1955, landscape designer Bill Evans had two overall goals for the themed areas of Disneyland: highly manicured gardens and streets (such as Town Square) and...

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Golden Horseshoe – Girlie Club Edition

Golden Horseshoe – Girlie Club Edition

Golden Horseshoe Saloon – July 1955  Golden Horseshoe – Girlie Club Edition by Todd James Pierce –> In 1955, when Disneyland opened to the public, some park guests recognized the Golden Horseshoe Saloon as an exact copy of the Golden Garter...

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