Walt Disney history

New Orleans Square Dedication

On July 24, 1966, New Orleans Square was dedicated in Disneyland. This was Walt Disney’s last major appearance at the Park. He dedicated NOS with the real Mayor of New Orleans, Victor Schiro.

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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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