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  • Disneyland’s 1955 opening

     
    On Sunday, July 17, 1955, Disneyland opened with an invitation-only event broadcast live on ABC. In addition to the invited guests, thousands carrying counterfeit tickets show up. On Monday, July 18, 1955, the park opened to the public....
  • Disneyland to open soon

     
    Just weeks before the park's opening, Walt Disney, right, and old-time friend painter Clyde (Vic) Forsythe, look over moat at castle which will provide the entrance to Fantasyland at Disneyland....
  • Triceratops arrive at Disneyland

     
    A workman checks the three-horned triceratops, part of the new "Primeval World" exhibit at Disneyland....
  • Disneyland’s Legends of Frontierland a fun dose of wacky live action

     
    “Hey,” the kid said. “I can get you out of jail.” I politely said no. Standing in lockup, after all, […]...
  • Britain: Horror attraction combines dark ride with haunted maze

    Britain: Horror attraction combines dark ride with haunted maze
    A unique new haunted attraction opening this summer at a small United Kingdom theme park will combine a walk-through horror maze featuring live actors with a dark ride journey inside an abandoned mine shaft. The Hobs Pit maze and ride is set to open...
  • Huge Chinese theme-park project aims to be the 'Orlando of China'

    Huge Chinese theme-park project aims to be the 'Orlando of China'
    The first of 10 theme parks planned for a 2,000-acre resort billed as the "Orlando of China" is expected to open in late 2013 after three years of construction. The $2-billion marine-based Chimelong Ocean Kingdom theme park on Hengqin Island in China is...
  • France: What's right, what's wrong and what's next at Disneyland Paris

    France: What's right, what's wrong and what's next at Disneyland Paris
    During a recent visit to Paris I made my first pilgrimage to a Disney theme park outside the United States.  For years I have been reading about the majestic beauty of the Magic Kingdom-style park at Disneyland Paris, the dysfunctional violation of...
  • For 2014, top 14 new rides at theme parks around the world

    For 2014, top 14 new rides at theme parks around the world
    It already seems like 2014 is shaping up as a great year for ride enthusiasts around the world, as a number of new theme parks are planned for Europe and several major attractions are in the works for Asia. PHOTOS: Best new international theme park...
  • Review: New Disneyland show combines musical theater with digital wizardry

    Review: New Disneyland show combines musical theater with digital wizardry
    The new "Mickey and the Magical Map" at Disneyland offers a solid if predictable storytelling foundation for an energetic musical stage show that's expected to run for years at the Anaheim theme park. Photos: "Mickey and the Magic Map" show at...
  • Macy's may ground balloons: How much damage can a giant, helium-filled balloon do?

    Macy's may ground balloons: How much damage can a giant, helium-filled balloon do?
    It's a Thanksgiving balloon. How much harm could it do? The answer is: quite a bit. When the giant balloons of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade are tossed by storm winds, real havoc can ensue. The balloons can even pose a lethal threat. Which is why...
  • Throwback Thursday: 9 vintage Disneyland photos

    Throwback Thursday: 9 vintage Disneyland photos
    In 1964, Jong Sook Kim visited Disneyland. It was no ordinary trip for the 14-year-old. Doctors once thought she would never see again, but after she traveled from her native South Korea to San Francisco for surgery, her sight was restored -- and she...