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! đź”· My Patreon! ❤ My Disney History Book […]

How Disney’s Anniversary Made “Something out of Nothing”

These days we see every park celebrate an anniversary every five years, and it’s become so common that we really don’t think twice about it. For many businesses it’s not normal to make a big deal out of these in-between anniversaries. Disney does it though, and it all started on Disneyland’s 30th anniversary. Disney War […]

The Origin of Grad Nite at Disneyland

Grad Nite at the Disney Parks is a pastime. For decades students about to graduate from school have taken to the parks to celebrate. It’s created many memories for a countless number of youths and it was all born out of tragedy. New here? Be sure to subscribe! đź”· My Patreon! ❤ My Disney Podcast! […]

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 đź“š New here? Be sure to subscribe! đź”· […]

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! 🔷 My Patreon! ❤ My Disney Podcast! 🎧 Follow me on Twitter! 📱