Disneyland’s Unbuilt & Abandoned Edison Square

Exploring the history of Disneyland’s abandoned & unbuilt Edison Square, and how it helped inspire future innovations and even a WDW theme park!

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Special thanks to:

Colleen Sullivan
Jim Hill Media
ThemeParkTourist.com
ProgressCityUSA.com
Davelandweb.com
MouseInfo.com
TPMvids
Disney Dan

Sources:

https://www.mouseplanet.com/9833/A_Visit_to_Edison_Square_1959

http://jimhillmedia.com/editor_in_chief1/b/jim_hill/archive/2005/04/01/571.aspx

https://www.repository.law.indiana.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3415&context=ilj

https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=DS19640407.2.10

http://davelandweb.com/centralplaza/plazainn.html

https://davelandblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/1956-aerial-view-bonuses.html

Our Town: A History in Photos

https://books.google.com/books?id=oUEEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA7&dq=disney%20progressland&pg=PA7#v=onepage&q=disney%20progressland&f=false

http://www.imagineeringdisney.com/blog/2010/7/22/a-look-at-the-progress-city-model-then-and-now.html

https://books.google.com/books?id=09SwCgAAQBAJ&pg=PA226&lpg=PA226&dq=gay+nineties+square+disneyland&source=bl&ots=ZiVrImSYkN&sig=nfGLiaWYwpXUhYeHv-r519LpXhs&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiugIGawe_aAhViUN8KHX1PDhEQ6AEITTAI#v=onepage&q=gay%20nineties%20square%20disneyland&f=false

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Walt-Disneys-Guide-to-Disneyland-1959-Souvenir-28-pg-Full-Color-Booklet/253594939229?hash=item3b0b6faf5d:g:swwAAOSw7p1av6mL

https://disneygeek.com/d23/pictures/2010_destination_d_day_02_part_01/38

Images:
Jim Hill Media
ThemeParkTourist.com
ProgressCityUSA.com
Davelandweb.com

Videos Used:

Abraham L early AA footage – MouseInfo.com – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yl0kAfi2OY

Disneyland BROLL:

Jeff Altman – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXNHmhqOweQ
David One – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWOw3qNUJWo
Carol Kim Pedersen – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOuk6UpwTxI
Ron Warris – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeHloYIz67M

WDW vintage BROLL – RetroWDW.com – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3A0sCNRHvA

Walt clapping from Rob Cantor Shia LaBeouf Live

GE vintage videos:

SchdyInventTech – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-4Ud62jTCY

Worlds Fair Footage:

Matarazzo Family – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2awl6QgLWs
MUSICOM PRODUCTIONS – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-8W9GaGFvI&list=PLBMni5xWnp46M01SpjHHqIMeMo-tsgsSw&index=30

Misc movie footage:

Star Wars – Disney/Lucasfilm
Mad Men – AMC
The Founder – Foxlight Searchlight
Fun with Dick and Jane – Columbia Pictures
Disneyland BTS segments – Walt Disney Home Entertainment

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