Disneyland History with Rob Plays!

This playlist is dedicated to the history of the park that started it all, Disneyland! Walt Disney started Disneyland as a passion project that many didn’t believe in. Today it’s the most famous theme park in the world. These videos delve into how it came to be, and how it evolved over the years.

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The Universal Film Shot at Disneyland: 40 Pounds of Trouble

Did you know that the first film shot at Disneyland wasn’t a Disney film, but a Universal film? The movie was called 40 Pounds of Trouble, starring Tony Curtis and featured a third act that was set all around Walt’s park! New here? Be sure to subscribe! 🔷https://goo.gl/x17zTL My Patreon! ❤https://patreon.com/RobPlays My Disney History Book […]

Disneyland, New Year’s Eve, and Y2K

In just a few days we’ll all be ringing in the new year and with that comes all of the typical traditions surrounding it. The Disney parks are a popular vacation spot to welcome the new year, making it one of the most crowded seasons to visit. They’re usually prepared for the crowds, but did […]

Club 22 – The Disneyland Strike of 1984

I’ve done videos in the past about Club 33, the exclusive dinner club at Disneyland located in New Orleans Square. However did you know there’s another club, called Club 22? Club 22 was not a fun club to be a part of, but one it’s members were likely proud to have joined. It was the […]

Where Did Club 33 Come From?

Club 33. The not-so-secret secret club at Disneyland celebrated it’s 50th anniversary this year. It’s a cool little place that rests within Disney’s history, and today I want to talk about where it came from. Believe it or not, the birth of Club 33 came out of a business disagreement. In Service to the Mouse […]

The Disneyland Monorail Opening: Nixon’s Joyride

Did you know that in 1959, for just a few moments, Vice President Richard Nixon was whisked away from his secret service detail without any planning on the first ever passenger monorail in the US, and it all happened at Disneyland? The Disneyland Story by Sam Gennawey 📚http://amzn.to/2AeBky7 New here? Be sure to subscribe! 🔷https://goo.gl/x17zTL […]

5 Examples of Disney Ride “Sequels”

Originally I was going to take that and make a video posing the question of why we don’t see the attraction equivalent of movie sequels, but then the more I thought about it the more I realized we have. Not direct sequels in the way A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back are sequels, but […]

The Disneyland Hotel Wasn’t Always Owned by Disney

Did you know that up until 1988 Disney didn’t actually own the Disneyland Hotel, and that Disney’s plan to buy it ultimately lead to the creation of Tokyo DisneySea? Strange path from A to Z, right? New here? Be sure to subscribe! 🔷https://goo.gl/x17zTL My Patreon! ❤https://patreon.com/RobPlays My Disney Podcast! 🎧http://ttapodcast.com Follow me on Twitter! 📱http://www.Twitter.com/RobPlays […]

Date Nite at Disneyland Made Disneyland Profitable

Disneyland is an American staple that has ingrained itself into our very culture. It’s entertained millions across multiple generations and it’s been the inspiration for other Disney parks around the world. However when it first opened it struggled financially, and it took a date night to change that. New here? Be sure to subscribe! 🔷https://goo.gl/x17zTL […]

How TV Made Disneyland Possible

Today Disneyland, along with all of the other parks around the world, represent a significant portion of Disney’s annual revenue. The theme park industry is massive. That wasn’t always the case though, and at a time where Walt Disney needed to find funding to make the dream of Disneyland a reality, he found help in […]

Changing the Law for Disneyland

Did you know that Walt Disney managed to have local building code in Anaheim changed in order to preserve the magic of Disneyland? Having careful control over what a guest was and wasn’t able to see at any given moment was an important element in crafting a story to tell. New here? Be sure to […]