A new era…

The history and heritage of Disneyland will always be special to those who love what Walt Disney created. As a new era dawns over Disneyland, the park is being changed more than fans have ever seen in 60 years. The Star Wars Land expansion caused the demolition and removal of many historic buildings on property, bringing a promise of “the future.”

In these nearmap photos from November 2015 and September 2016, we can see the incredible changes, mostly to the backstage area.

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Petrified Tree

Petrified Tree
From The
Pike Petrified Forest, Colorado
This Section Weighs Five Tons And Measures 7 1/2 Feet
In Diameter. The Original Tree, Estimated To Have
Been 200 Feet Tall, Was Part Of A Sub-Tropical Forest
55 to 70 Million Years Ago In What Is Now Colorado.
Scientists Believe It To Be From The Redwood Of Sequoia
Species. During Some Prehistoric Era A Cataclysmic
Upheaval Caused Silica Laden Water To Overspread The
Living Forest. Wood Cells Were Changed During The
Course Of Time To Sandstone. Opals Were Formed
Within The Tree Trunk Itself.

Presented to Disneyland
by
Mrs. Walt Disney
September, 1957

Toby Wells on top of the Petrified Tree

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Pirates of the Caribbean attraction lyrics

Pirates of the Caribbean attraction lyrics - WaltsApartment.comPirates of the Caribbean opened on March 18, 1967 – just a few months after Walt Disney passed away.

Lyrics by X Atencio | Music by George Bruns

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me

We pillage, we plunder, we rifle and loot
Drink up me hearties, yo ho
We kidnap and ravage and don’t give a hoot
Drink up me hearties, yo ho

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me

We extort, we pilfer, we filch and sack
Drink up me hearties, yo ho
Maraud and embezzle and even high-jack
Drink up me hearties yo ho

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me

We kindle and char, inflame and ignite
Drink up me hearties, yo ho
We burn up the city, we’re really a fright
Drink up me hearties, yo ho

We’re rascals, scoundrels, villains, and knaves
Drink up me hearties, yo ho
We’re devils and black sheep, really bad eggs
Drink up me hearties, yo ho

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me

We’re beggars and blighters and ne’er do-well cads
Drink up me hearties, yo ho
Aye, but we’re loved by our mommies and dads
Drink up me hearties, yo ho

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A Google idea for Disney

Everyone has used Google Maps in some form or another. Most people have switched between map view and earth view to get their bearings on a location. Being that Disney is one of the biggest marketing juggernauts in history, here’s an idea for them…

Just looking at Disneyland in Google earth view, shows the number of rooftops that are blank canvases for the company – with no impact to guests (from ground-level, you can’t see rooftops!). Then think about ALL of their parks… and show buildings. That’s a lot of space to advertise Disney movies, attractions and products, for fairly low cost and for long-term impact. Hmm… and I wonder if they could do something fun with a scavenger hunt or puzzle that involved several Park rooftop advertising…

Here’s just a couple of fun mock-ups:

it’s a small world

 

Indiana Jones Adventure

 

Captain America’s sheild on Innoventions

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