The Arrow Development Corporation designed and built many of the attractions that opened the Park. A few attractions were ‘off the shelf’ from Arrow, but most were custom designed and built for Disneyland. Arrow went on to expand their business offerings based on the work and experience they got from building the Disneyland attractions.
Author: Dave Tavres
Rocket to the Moon
Opened on July 22, 1955. It was later updated to ‘Flight to the Moon’ in 1967. US Patent #US2861806A – Rocket ship amusement apparatus” Original attraction audio: A Weenie in Kansas City, MO
Grad Nites at Disneyland
Disneyland held its first “Grad Nite” celebration on June 15, 1961. More than 8,000 students from Los Angeles area high schools attended.
Disneyland Blue Bayou Monte Cristo Sandwich
By August 2010, the Monte Cristo sandwish, at the Cafe Orleans, had gotten up to $17.49. And, while eating one at Disneyland is ALWAYS better, here’s the recipe so you can make it at home. Ingredients 1 egg 1 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons water 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon…
Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln Script
Here’s the script from Abraham Lincoln’s Audio-Animatronic figure at ‘Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln‘. The speech is a combination of different speeches by Lincoln. Below are the references, and links to the original speeches. “The world has never had a good definition of the word liberty, and the American people, just now, are much in…
Midget Autopia – the other Disneyland Autopia
Years before the Magic Skyway… but after the “Autopia“, there was the “Midget Autopia” at Disneyland. The “Midget Autopia” was designed specifically for small children who couldn’t even see over the wheel of the original, opening-day “Autopia” attraction. On April 23, 1957 – almost two years after Disneyland opened – the “Midget Autopia” became a…
Disneyland Ticket Prices Through the Years
Disneyland ticket prices have changed a lot over the years… here’s an ever-growing list of data on ticket prices. If you have a trustworthy source (NOT wikipedia,) send us an email.