Yesterland isnt the only site about the history of Disney Parks.
There are other sites with vintage Disney park photographs and all sorts of Disney park history.
And while Yesterland deals primarily with Disneyland in California, there
are sites that deal with defunct attractions at Walt Disney World.
You can also find vintage photos and interesting commentary at a number of blogs that have popped up.
I hope you enjoy the links on this page.
Please also visit Yesterlands Park and Fair History Links for links about the history of other theme parks, amusement parks, and worlds fairs.
- Jeff Peppers blog—named after the address for the original Disney Brothers Studios in Los Angeles—is about all things Disney, with an emphasis on Disney history.
- Davelandblog provides “new and vintage photos of Disneyland thrown in with a rant or two.”
- Designing Disney celebrates the art and history of Disney theme parks.
Disney and More
- Alain Littaye publishes this blog with an incredible collection of Imagineering art.
Disney by Mark
- Former Imagineer Mark Hickson shares his Disney experiences, photos, and art—old and new.
The Disney Frontier Blog
- This blog provides links to new and vintage photographs, video, and audio.
- “Interesting discoveries about Disney history, vintage Disneyana, Disney artwork, the Walts People book series, and new books about Disney,” by Didier Ghez.
Gorillas Dont Blog
- The blogger admits this is a “ridiculously-named blog.”
Great vintage Disneyland color slides and descriptions!
Click on the pictures for much larger images.
Insights and Sounds
- Blogger Mark Taft discusses all sorts of things that interest him.
His main focus is on Disney theme parks, including the development of attractions, Imagineering art, and critical analysis of park elements.
- This is an unofficial blog about Walt Disney Imagineering and the Disney parks of yesterday and today, with many terrific photos.
- With the tagline “Were bringing nerdy back,” George Taylor blogs about “books, movies, links and Theme Parkeology.”
- Kevin Kidney describes himself as a “long-time Disney designer, now a self-employed art director, illustrator, writer, sculptor, and maker of things.” His blog often features historical Disney content and striking mid-century style graphics.
O.C. History Update
- This blog isnt strictly about Disneyland; its about the county thats the home of Disneyland—and with which Disneyland shares its history.
Theres a great collection of O.C. history links too.
The Original Disneyland Hotel
- The Disneyland Hotel is almost as old as Disneyland Park, and it has a history thats just as interesting.
This blog by author Donald Ballard takes you back in time.
outsidetheberm (Outside the Berm)
- The blog celebrates the “builders and dreamers, artists and schemers who created all your childhood memories in the great American theme park.”
Passport to Dreams Old and New
- The tagline here is: “Taking Disney seriously.”
The Pickle Barrel
- The tagline here is: “Gather ‘round all you rascals and set a spell! let ol’ lonesome spin a yarn’ n’ brighten yer day with a drop of kitchy sunshine!”
Progress City, U.S.A.
- Its really hard to come up with a succinct description of this blog.
So lets just say its about Disney, and its very good.
See for yourself.
- I’ll let the blog’s description speak for itself.
This is... “A forum for Pixar and Disney professionals passionate about the Disney Theme Parks to catalog past Imagineering missteps and offer tenable practical solutions in hopes that a new wave of creative management at Imagineering can restore some of the wonder and magic that’s been missing from the parks for decades.”
SamLands Disney Adventures
- Sam Gennawey, an urban planner, authors a blog thats primarily about the history and design of the Disney theme parks.
His blog entries provide details and insight that youve probably not read anywhere else.
Stuff from the Park
- According to the blogger, Matterhorn1959, this is “a collection of images and other items from Disneyland, theme parks and other amusement parks. Also look for images and items I find interesting, amusing or both.”
Ultimate Orlando Blog
- Author and MiceAge columnist Kevin Yee provides his thoughts “on Walt Disney World and the myriad entertainment offerings in Orlando.”
- The description of this blog is: “This will be a blog about Disneyland, mostly pictures that I have taken in the 1980’s and 1990’s. I hope you all enjoy :)”
Vintage Disneyland Goodies
- The goodies here tend to be vintage Disneyland paper (such as menus and brochures) and other vintage paper.
Vintage Disneyland Tickets
- Its not just about Disneyland tickets, but thats the starting point for this Disneyland history site.
Disneyland Park in California
Atommobiles.com: Adventure Thru Inner Space
- Here’s a whole site with sights, sound and flash animation of the attraction that was in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland from 1967 until 1986.
Country Bear Playhouse
The Country Bears have departed from Disneyland, but their
attraction lives on in Florida and Tokyo.
Get the “bear facts” from Paul J. Barrie, Jr.or
Paul J. “Bear”ie, Jr.
- Disneylands Submarine Voyage has a long history going back to 1959.
The ride returned in 2007 as the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage.
This site is devoted to the Disneylands submarines, and theres also information about their counterparts at Walt Disney World.
- Travel back to the 1955 opening of Disneyland.
Also, enjoy construction photos of rides, including the Matterhorn.
Click on the images for larger images.
Disneyland Hotel: The Early Years, 1954-1988
- The Disneyland Hotel wasnt built by Walt Disney; it was built by entrepreneur Jack
Wrather. Today, we think of the Disneyland Hotel as three highrise towers, but it was originally a campus of lowrise buildings.
Do you want to see pictures and learn more? Visit this site.
Disneyland Photos at Daveland
- Daveland has a spectacular collection of vintage Disneyland photos, some going all the way back to 1955.
The site relies on pop-ups to show larger images, so make sure you’re not blocking pop-ups.
- Click on the thumbnails to see larger images of a great collection of authentic Disneyland postcards from throughout the park’s history.
Dougs Disneyland Page
- Let Doug Rhodes be your Disneyland tour guide, as he shares park history, trivia,
and facts with you.
- The Walt Disney Company describes D23 as “Disneys first official community for fans.”
You dont have to be a member to enjoy the great web content.
The Imaginary World: Disneyland Photo Tour
- Take a photo tour of Disneyland in the 1950s and 1960s.
Then enjoy the other fun articles at
The Imaginary World, even though they’re not about Disneyland.
- Jan Vincent tells you all about the entertainment at Frontierlands Golden Horseshoe Saloon—the classic Golden Horseshoe Revue and the comic bluegrass act Billy Hill and the Hillbillies.
Johns Disneyland Page
- John Perry presents his personal tribute to Disneyland Park, including
Disneyland 40th Anniversary Collector Cards and old Disneyland tickets.
Karens Disneyland Home Page
- Youll find Disneyland trivia, history, links, and lots of photos of the
Happiest Place on Earth. Theres a timeline too.
Keeline.com: Your Key to Our World
- If you look around the home page, you’ll find links to pages about Disneyland ticket books, Disneyland magazines, and other Disney content.
The Lion King Celebration
- Allyn Fratkin presents
a cyber-tribute to this outstanding parade, which ran from 1994 to 1997.
Lots of great photos.
- You can explore various “sites within a site” about subjects such as
the Monorail, the Circlevision exit lobby , and the Pirates Arcade Museum—with audio too!
The Sounds of Disneyland
- Listen to dozens of WAV files from Disneylands past and present, including
“The floors on which you are walking, the gently sloping walls around you, and
even the ceilings are made of plastics,” from Monsantos House of the Future.
Wally Boag: Clown Prince of Disneyland
- Read about Disney Legend Wally Boag, who delighted guests in nearly 40,000 performances Disneylands Golden Horseshoe Revue.
Learn about the 2009 biography by authors Wally Boag and Gene Sands.
Walts Magic Kingdom
- Here’s a long list of Disneyland attractions, shops, restaurants, and shows—including the dates they were open. Some have links to audio.
Walt Disney World in Florida
Epcots Horizons, an ride about living in the future, closed permanently on
January 9, 1999, to be replaced by “Mission: Space.”
EPCOT Center opened on October 1, 1982.
Much has changed since then.
This site takes you to the attractions that have closed or been redone over the years.
This frequently updated site has everything youve always wanted to know about Disneys Hollywood Studios, including numerous columns about the history of the park that was originally Disney-MGM Studios.
- In addition to his work on MiceAge, Kevin Yee also maintains this site.
Click on “Extinct Attractions” for extinct Orlando attractions and shows.
Dig around, and you’ll find all sorts of fun content.
Walt Dated World
Read about Walt Disney World attractions that no longer exist. This site also includes
Walt Deleted World, about attractions that were never built.
Walt Disneys Original EPCOT Project
- This site describes Walt Disneys vision of EPCOTWalts planned
Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrownot Epcot, the theme park.
Widen Your World
Mike Lee presents the Magic Kingdoms “extinct” attractions,
shops, restaurants and other features.
Visit Space Mountains RCA years (featuring the Home of Future Living), the
Mickey Mouse Revue, If You Had Wings, the Swan Boats, and more.
Multiple Disney Parks
Disney Fans Photo Site at DisneyFans.com
- See tens of thousands of digital photos taken primarily at Disney theme parks by Allen Huffman.
Because the photos go back to 1996, theres plenty of park history here.
Allen also hosts other Disney sites at ParkHopping.com.
Wades Wayback Machine at MousePlanet
- Disney historian Jim Korkis (who wrote as for MousePlanet as Wade Sampson from May 2010 until September 2010) writes columns that concentrate on stories of Disney history that havent been recorded elsewhere.
The Mckyfoto Home Page
- Enjoy illustrated accounts of Disney media events, such as the opening
ceremonies for the Indiana Jones Adventure (at Disneyland) and The Legend
of the Lion King (at Walt Disney World).
This Day in Disney History
- Click on any day of the 12-month calendar to find our what happened on that day in the life of Walt Disney and the company that he founded.
Tims Disney News Archive
- From its launch in 1965, Disney News was a wonderful quarterly magazine.
Originally published by Disneys old Magic Kingdom
Club, the magazine grew into Disney Magazine, until it ceased publication in 2005.
Its fun to see the cover of every issue at this site.
Thank You Walt Disney, Inc.
- Thank You Walt Disney, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of Walt Disneys Laugh-O-grams Studios in Kansas City, Missouri.
The Walt Disney Family Museum
- The Walt Disney Family Museum opened in the Presidio of San Francisco on October 1, 2009.
Plan a visit, learn whats going on, buy tickets online, or become a member.
This site is hosted by Disney.go.com.
The Walt Disney Hometown Museum
- The Walt Disney Hometown Museum is in Marceline, Missouri, the boyhood home of Walt Disney.
Housed in the towns historic railroad station, the museums collection includes Disney family artifacts that you cant see anywhere else.
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Last updated July 13, 2011.