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Disneyland Resort: Walt’s Trains & the Disneyland Railroad

DL Railroad Main Street station

In 1949, Walt and Lilly Disney moved their family to a new home in West Los Angeles, California. There in his own backyard, six years before he opened Disneyland Park, Walt Disney built his first thrill ride, the Carolwood Pacific Railroad, a 1/8 scale locomotive. It was proof positive that Walt, like Peter Pan, never […]

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Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia: Disneyland Opening Day Hosts

Did you know this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia about Disneyland’s opening day hosts? Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955, with the “biggest live telecast in history,” broadcast to 70 million Americans via 29 cameras, miles of cable, and hundreds of what would now be called “cast members.” Opening day hosts included then-actor Ronald Reagan, […]

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Disneyland Resort 60: Fascinating Facts

Disneyland Resort will celebrate its 60th anniversary later this year. Here are some fascinating facts about this magical place: Disneyland Park opened July 17, 1955, with 18 major attractions. More than 60 adventures and attractions (and more coming soon) entertain Guests today. More than 500 million Guests have passed through the gates of Disneyland over […]

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Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia: Disneyland Haunted Mansion

Did you know this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia about Disneyland Park’s Haunted Mansion? The Stretching Room at Disneyland Park’s Haunted Mansion actually stretches! Well, sorta. It is an elevator that lowers Guests to the floor below, where they then access the ride system. Did you know this week’s #TiggerificTuesday #DisneyTrivia about #DLR Haunted Mansion? […]

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Walt Disney Beginnings

Walt Disney with Mickey Mouse

As Magical Mouse Schoolhouse celebrates our 5th Blogoversary with a month of giveaways, we also celebrate the Man and his Mouse who started all the Magic! Enjoy this reprint of one of the first articles to appear on Magical Mouse Schoolhouse. (Earn Your E.A.R.S. participants will recognize it from this semester’s unit study.) Be sure […]

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#TweetBlog Thursday: Disneyland Christmas Tree

Disneyland Christmas trees

Disneyland Park put up stunning, natural Christmas trees during the holiday season every year from its 1955 opening until 2007. From 2008 to the present, the Park has installed an artificial–though equally beautiful–tree that features more than 62,000 energy-efficient LED lights. Compare 1950s #Disneyland #Christmas tree with today’s! #TweetBlog Click To Tweet Every Vacation is […]

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Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia: Disneyland Candlelight Processional

Disneyland Candlelight Processional 1959

Did you know today’s Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia about Disneyland’s Candlelight Processional? The first Candlelight Processional held at Disneyland Park occurred on December 20, 1958, and was narrated by actor Dennis Morgan. However, the first photo they have is of the 1959 ceremony (above). The picture almost looks like it was taken today, but if […]

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Disneyland Park: Have the Happiest Christmas on Earth!

Sleeping Beauty's Winter Castle DLR

Nov. 13 through Jan. 6, 2015, the Happiest Place on Earth transforms into the Merriest Place on Earth! During the Christmas holidays, Disneyland Park‘s Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle sets the stage for unforgettable tannenbaum traditions. Its snow-capped steeples, glistening icicles, and shimmering lights excite Guests’ festive spirits. The whole Park, it seems, is aglow. The […]

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Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia: Joyce Carlson, What a Doll!

Joyce Carlson Disney Trivia

Did you know this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia about Joyce Carlson? The late Imagineer and Disney Legend, Joyce Carlson, worked for the Walt Disney Company for 56 years, before retiring in 2000. She painted animation cels for 16 years, then moved over to Walt Disney Imagineering (then called WED Enterprises) to build miniature prototypes […]

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Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia: Space Mountain

Space Mountain

Did you know this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia about Space Mountain? When it opened in December 1974, Space Mountain–the first roller coaster to be placed inside a darkened building–was one of the first E-Ticket attractions to debut at Walt Disney World rather than at Disneyland. Space Mountain #DisneyTrivia at this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday #bloghop! […]

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