Satellite – View of America 1959

Satellite – View of America 1959

 Satellite – View of America by Todd James Pierce By now, there are very few areas in Disneyland, back in the 1950s, of which I haven’t seen clear pictures. There’re still things on my list: such as the interior of the Hollywood Maxwell shop on Main Street and...
Before Lincoln – The First Disney Human Animatronic

Before Lincoln – The First Disney Human Animatronic

Confucius animatronic head beside early Abe Lincoln figure   Before Lincoln – The First Disney Human Animatronic by Todd James Pierce So what was the first Disney Audio-Animatronic in human form—a figure whose speech and movement were synchronized with sound? ...
Walt’s First Park – Part 6

Walt’s First Park – Part 6

Walt and Carousel Horses Purchased for Disneyland – 1955 Walt’s First Park Part 6 – Conclusions by Todd James Pierce & Paul F. Anderson The biography of Walt Disney is often divided in half: his early years, up until about 1950, when animation...
Walt’s First Park – Part 5

Walt’s First Park – Part 5

Walt Disney – late 1930s Walt’s First Park Part 5 – Hope and Frustration by Todd James Pierce & Paul F. Anderson By the second week of April, Walt Disney and the planning team understood that the zoning issues were far more serious than they had...
Walt’s First Park – Part 4

Walt’s First Park – Part 4

Side View – Hollywood Sports Garden With Elevated Arena Dome Walt’s First Park Part 4 – Objections and Complications by Todd James Pierce & Paul F. Anderson  On Wednesday, March 29, Walt Disney and the Sports Garden team finalized plans for...
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