Show Notes for Episode 253

Disneyland 1959 with Jim Korkis

 In this episode we welcome back Disney Historian, Author, and friend Jim Korkis. Jim is with us to talk about the year 1959 at Disneyland. We take a close look at the events, attractions, shops and more that opened that year, plus much more with Jim Korkis. You can get Jim's books at Amazon. Also we have the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events, and much more!

Disneyland Resort Current Event

FEBRUARY 15, 2019
Remembering Dave Smith

"Walt Disney Archives founder Dave Smith passed away in Burbank, California, on February 15, 2019.

He was 78. Dave dedicated his four-decade career at The Walt Disney Company to preserving Disney’s

precious treasures from film, television, theme parks, and beyond. Named a Disney Legend in 2007,

Dave was beloved by fans around the world for his wide knowledge of the Company’s rich history, which

he shared in books and through his popular magazine column 'Ask Dave.'"

The Walt Disney Company

Author David Koenig reported: "Disneyland has informed affected workers that it will close maintenance shops backstage north of Toontown as of March 18 and move them 2 miles off site for 'potential future expansion.' This area was recently rumored to be earmarked for Mickey’s Runaway Railway."

Celebrate “The Lion King” this summer at Disney California Adventure
FEBRUARY 10, 2019 

"This year marks the 25th anniversary of the premiere of Disney’s The Lion King and you’ll be able to celebrate it this summer at Disney’s California Adventure with a new street show and activities."

Disney Blog

February 15, 2019
Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration Coming Soon to the Disneyland Resort

"The Disneyland Resort is introducing an all-new, must-see pop-up experience at the Downtown Disney District. Coming this spring, Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration will transport you through a visually and whimsically immersive experience celebrating 90 years of the one and only Mickey Mouse, and his darling, Minnie Mouse."

Disney Parks Blog

February 6, 2019
Tangaroa Terrace Reopens at the Disneyland Hotel with Tropical New Eats, Dole Whip and More

"Tangaroa Terrace, inspired by Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, is the perfect tropical complement to the mid-century modern architecture of the Disneyland Hotel. This island paradise combines traditional motifs from many Pacific islands such as Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, Sumatra and New Guinea. Inside, new décor details feature a colorful tropical mural with “hidden” tiki room birds (can you find them all?), bamboo accents, exotic stone countertops and glass fish net float lights, with open air views of the pool. Outdoors, guests enjoy an expanded new patio with brightly colored rattan lounge chairs, tiki bar stools and a communal table for fun, inviting ways to enjoy sunshine and the island vibes."

Disney Parks Blog

February 6, 2019
Reusable Shopping Bags Introduced at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort

"Available for a nominal fee and offered in three sizes, these reusable shopping bags are made of 80% recycled materials, and are similar to reusable bags first introduced at the World of Disney stores last fall. Bags will feature Disney character designs mixed with recognizable icons from Disney Parks, and will be found in Disney owned-and-operated shops."

Disney Parks Blog

Disneyland Update: The Soggiest Place On Earth
February 4, 2019


Disneyland Update: Drenched Gumballs and Scrim Covered Castle
February 11, 2019


Disneyland Resort Valentine Day Update: Tangaroa Terrace Reopens as a Bar
February 14, 2019

"World of Color is set to return Friday, February 22nd. This is the previous version of the show. Nothing new for now. World of Color is one of the Disneyland resort’s most popular night time spectaculars and it has been greatly missed!"


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