Vintage Disneyland

By Derek Evans | Celebrating Disneyland's formative years through pictures and articles. Happy 60th Birthday!

8 things from Disneyland’s past that need to come back

With Disneyland kicking off its retro-inspired “After Dark” event this week, here are eight things from Disneyland’s past that I wish I could see …

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See the largest collection of vintage Disney memorabilia in the world

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WPTV) — Joel Magee owns the largest private Disney World and Disneyland vintage memorabilia collection in the world.<p>Magee is …

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Main Street, U.S.A., Vehicles and Dumbo the Flying Elephant at Disneyland Park to Begin Updates Jan. 8

Two original Disneyland park attractions will close temporarily beginning Jan. 8 to receive updates. For the first time, the horse-drawn streetcar …

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The Mad Hatter store

1966 Disneyland Hotel Gourmet Restaurant Menu

More Beautiful Tomorrowland

Hooray for Mr. X, who has been so generous to me (and, by proxy, generous to you!) over the years. I'm sharing more photos, taken by him back in …

Tile Mural, Tomorrowland

Here are more snapshots, taken by the brother of GDB reader Irene! They are undated, though I would wager that they are from sometime in the …

20 pieces of vintage Disneyland were auctioned off and here’s what people paid for them

How much would you pay for an original piece of vintage Disneyland? How about a “Zorro” costume worn by Guy Williams for $28,750? Or an original …

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DIRT, DIRT, DIRT This image comes from a series of slides that Ken Anderson took in 1956 while designing and building the Storybookland Canal Boats. In essence, he was the art director. https://t.co/QP0WmWg9yp

House of the Future for Christmas

Here's a rare night shot of the Monsanto House of the Future at Disneyland from December 1959. You can just see the bright red of the Christmas …

How to buy your own piece of vintage Disneyland

Disneyland fans have the chance to see and buy rare memorabilia right now, including an original prospectus that Walt Disney used to lure investors …

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Inside Rainbow Caverns, 1962

Hop aboard the Nature's Wonderland Railroad for a trip through the Nature's Wonderland attraction at Disneyland, circa August 1962.<br>A closeup of the …

Monstro the Whale, May 1958

Monstro the Whale is still gobbling up Disneyland guests by the boatload after more than 60 years, and he shows no signs of stopping. That's just how …

Town Square and the C.K. Holliday, October 1970

I'm still slogging through that batch of dark and dreary slides from 1970 - although at least the first of today's examples is not too bad!<br>See what I …

Beautiful Tomorrowland, August 1969

It's time for ol' Major Pepperidge to sound like a broken record again as I thank my friend "Mr. X" for giving me yet MORE images. Like, gave to me …

Flower Market, 1961

I doubt that the old Flower Market on West Central Street was anybody's favorite "attraction" (if it even qualified as such), but it sure was a …

Balloons in Fantasyland, May 1958

I really fell in love with this vintage image from May 1958. The joy on the guest's faces (at least on two out of three) as they hold the Disneyland …

Disneyland in Black and White

Do not adjust your eyebones. Today's photos are in shades of gray! They are scanned from two strips of undated negatives - there's not much to go on …

Skyway & More, May 1958

Sometimes I will find a slide of a scene at Disneyland that seems fairly ordinary, and yet... once I actually scan the thing and look at the details, …

A Pair From September, 1963

Please take a moment to think about the many veterans - men and women - who have sacrificed to make our lives better!<br>Here are two very nice images - …

A Tale of Two Shipies

Little did Charles Dickens know that, 158 years after he wrote "A Tale of Two Cities", some dumb blogger would make a really dumb pun from the title …

Uncle Grumpy Remembers

<i>Recently, I was contacted by the niece of a former Disneyland employee who found a vintage photo of her Uncle on my website. She was kind enough to</i> …

Um, Disneyland's Opening Day In 1955 Sounds Like It Was A Dystopian Hell

It was basically the Fyre Festival of 1955.

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Walt Disney and Monsanto executives admire a model of Adventure Thru Inner Space, with rather square Atommobiles. https://t.co/CrqkmKUTau

The Mark Twain, as seen through the long gone Frontierland bandstand. https://t.co/Cj2Rx5kQsx

Janet Leigh rides the Mine Train, Pt. 2

Janet Leigh and family have safely boarded their Mine Train through Nature's Wonderland at Disneyland, circa 1962. Most likely current hubby Tony …

My copy of Eat Like Walt by @foodwinemarcy arrived today. Amazed by all the new photos and concept art. A must for Disneyland history fans! https://t.co/doNnHdhxs8

I Was There At Disneyland's Opening (And It Was A Nightmare)

By Evan V. Symon Published: September 13th, 2017

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