If you were taking the bus from Los Angeles to Disneyland in 1956, you might have taken a ride on the “Snow White” bus, which was painted and decorated with Disney photographs, and even christened by Walt Disney himself. Via Vintage Disneyland Tickets.
Vintage Disneyland postcards of various eras - all from my personal collection.
The Hitchhiking Ghosts (sketches to final audio-animatronics)
I love thar Ezra went from looking like Casper the friendly ghosts’ drunk uncle to ‘holy shit I bet you he was a serial killer’.
Merely proving anew to me that when it comes to Disney parks, you literally can discover something new every day that was in the theme parks for a while and you had no idea it existed - seemingly this was a very surrealistic walk-around character in the Bountiful Valley Farm zone of DCA at some point in early history, called ‘Orchid’. I knew DeVine had a period of performing at DCA over by Grizzly River, but this thing is new to me 100 percent. She’s rather creepy isn’t she? Was she a big deal thing everyone else knew about besides me (at least among those who attended DCA in 2001 and 2002?).
We may never know the full story.
Home movies of Disneyland from July, 1955 - fascinating material in here.
George Lucas and Michael Eisner dedicating Star Tours in Disneyland in January, 1987, and an imagineer working on the REX droid for the attraction.
"On the Job With Joe!" from Wonderful World of Disney vol 1 #1 (1968). Profiling one of the draft horses at Disneyland.