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Walt Disney history

Disneyland Dedication

“To all who come to this happy place: Welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here, age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America, with the hope that it will … Continue reading »

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"American Experience​ : Walt Disney"

On Monday and Tuesday, September 14th and 15th, 2015 (at 9p ET) on PBS, “American Experience​ : Walt Disney” will air, giving an unprecedented look at the life and legacy of Walt. It will feature rare footage from the Disney vault, scenes from some of his greatest films and interviews with those who worked his … Continue reading »

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Walt Disney Goes To War

This August 31, 1942 edition of LIFE magazine features an article about Walt Disney and his 550 employees’ war efforts. Click the images to view the full PDF.

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Walt’s first freight car

On March 15, 1950, the first freight car for Walt Disney’s Carolwood Pacific Railroad was finished at the Studios and delivered to Walt’s Carolwood Drive home. The #173 Lilly Belle locomotive didn’t get to the track until later in the project. If you haven’t read this book, it is truly a wonderful and beautiful book … Continue reading »

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