Saturday, November 23, 2019
Monday, November 18, 2019
“Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner.”
“Why is Mickey Mouse so important to so many? He’s often our first friend; a trustworthy, cuddly pal who comforts us through naps, fevers, good and bad times. He’s always a comforting presence, making us laugh and always putting a smile on our faces. He’s friendly and always keeps our secrets to himself.”
Monday, November 4, 2019
When Walt Disney sat down to plan out his Magic Kingdom, he wanted to include live entertainment that was of the highest quality. DISNEYLAND’s proximity to Hollywood meant that Mr. Disney could choose from the greatest performers in the world. He originally planned to have a weekly live show broadcast from the DISNEYLAND Opera House on Main Street, U.S.A. and hosted by the legendary comedian Wally Boag. With ABC uninterested in a live show and the park having to deal with skyrocketing construction costs, that plan was shelved and Wally was enlisted to perform at the Golden Horseshoe in Frontierland. There he would be paired with the legendary Betty Taylor.
Ms. Taylor was a seasoned Hollywood professional who was originally hired on a short term contract. Eventually she would impress Walt Disney enough that he would extend her a permanent position. Betty Taylor would become “Slue Foot Sue” to generations of DISNEYLAND guests. As the glamorous hostess and “owner” of the Golden Horseshoe, Betty entertained millions over her thirty year career at the park.
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Friday, November 1, 2019
Tokyo Disneyland announced that it would increase security at the park, bringing in X-Ray machines for bags and metal detectors for guests. The park is most likely increasing security as part of the buildup to Tokyo’s Olympic Games next year. For the full story, click here: