Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A Rare Look at Disneyland's Christmases of Yesteryear

By Keith Mahne

Ever since Disneyland's inaugural year, it seemed natural to celebrate the festivities of the holidays at the happiest place on earth, and so on November 24, 1955—Thanksgiving—Disneyland showcased its first holiday parade. Let's travel back to Disneyland's past and take a rare look at some of its Christmases of yesteryear...

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Inside Walt Disney's Secret Christmas List Files

By Keith Mahne

Walt Disney once called Christmas "that Disney time of year." It was no marketing ploy, either. Walt loved the Yuletide season. It's reflected in the entertainment he created over the decades, including charming holiday scenes shown in such movies as Fantasia, Lady and the Tramp, Swiss Family Robinson, and The Happiest Millionaire—which contains a heartwarming scene of Disney Legend Fred MacMurray and Greer Garson singing "It Won't Be Long 'Til Christmas." In the spirit of that great song and the holiday season that is now upon us, let's take a look inside Walt Disney's secret Christmas list files...

Friday, November 24, 2017

11 Disney Park Christmas Music Loops We Love

By Keith Mahne

It's Christmas time once again here on Disney Avenue and that can only mean one thing — Disney Park Christmas music loops are playing! Join us today as we fill you in on 11 of our favorite Christmas music loops from the Disney Parks you can now listen to all season long that will really get you into the holiday spirit...

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Remembering Diane Disney Miller

By Keith Mahne

In the years leading up to her death, Diane Disney Miller was best known as the co-founder (along with her son, Walter E. D. Miller) of The Walt Disney Family Museum. Aside from being well known for her extensive philanthropic work, Diane was the ultimate torchbearer of her father's legacy. In today's new article, let's examine the wonderful life of Walt's eldest daughter, learn some heartwarming stories of her memories of her father, and watch a video of Diane as she recalls spending time with Walt in the most magical place on earth, Disneyland...

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Vintage Disneyland Scenes: A Trip to Yesteryear

By Keith Mahne

Walt Disney didn't invent the theme park industry, but it's safe to say that he sure did perfect it. Although Disneyland is the smallest of all the Disney Parks found around the world, it has the most attractions. When it opened to massive fanfare back in 1955, it soon blossomed into a one of the most beloved world-class destinations on the face of the earth, and remains that way to this day. Join us today as we take a trip back to Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom of the 50s and 60s with these delightfully vintage Disneyland scenes of yesteryear...

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Disneyland Magical Audio Tour - Chapter 5: Disneyland On Parade

By Chris Lyndon

It's time to continue our series of articles here on Disney Avenue celebrating the sounds of Disneyland. Join us today for our fifth stop on this nostalgic audio tour of Disneyland's yesteryear as we line up along the curb of Main Street USA for the splendiferous spectacle of Disneyland on Parade...