Yesterland isn’t 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 Yesterland’s Park and Fair History Links for links about the history of other theme parks, amusement parks, and world’s fairs.
- 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.
- “Interesting discoveries about Disney history, vintage Disneyana, Disney artwork, the Walt’s People book series, and new books about Disney,” by Didier Ghez.
Gorillas Don’t 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 “We’re 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 isn’t strictly about Disneyland; it’s about the county that’s the home of Disneyland—and with which Disneyland shares its history.
There’s 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 that’s 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.”
- Allen Huffman, who has provided many wonderful photos for Yesterland, has his own blog. The emphasis is on photos from the past and observations about the past versus the present.
Passport to Dreams Old and New
- The tagline here is: “Taking Disney seriously.”
Progress City, U.S.A.
- It’s really hard to come up with a succinct description of this blog.
So let’s just say it’s about Disney, and it’s very good.
See for yourself.
- Although not updated since 2010, the archived articles here are still worth reading. It’s…
“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.”
SamLand’s Disney Adventures
- Sam Gennawey, an urban planner, authors a blog that’s primarily about the history and design of the Disney theme parks.
His blog entries provide details and insight that you’ve 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.”
- 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 Tickets
- It’s not just about Disneyland tickets, but that’s 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.
Disneyland Hotel: The Early Years, 1954-1988
- The Disneyland Hotel wasn’t 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.
- The Walt Disney Company describes D23 as “Disney’s first official community for fans.”
You don’t 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.
- Jan Vincent tells you all about the entertainment at Frontierland’s Golden Horseshoe Saloon—the classic Golden Horseshoe Revue and the comic bluegrass act Billy Hill and the Hillbillies.
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.
Walt Disney World in Florida
Epcot’s 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.
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 Disney’s Original EPCOT Project
- This site describes Walt Disney’s vision of EPCOTWalt’s planned
Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrownot Epcot, the theme park.
Widen Your World
Mike Lee presents the Magic Kingdom’s “extinct” attractions,
shops, restaurants and other features.
Visit Space Mountain’s 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, there’s plenty of park history here.
- Disney historian Jim Korkis (who wrote for MousePlanet as Wade Sampson from May 2010 until September 2010) writes columns that concentrate on stories of Disney history that haven’t been recorded elsewhere.
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.
The Walt Disney Birthplace
- Walt Disney was born in Chicago in 1901 in a modest house built by his father, Elias Disney. A restoration of the house began in 2013. It’s not yet open to the public, but it will be. Learn how you can help.
Thank You Walt Disney, Inc.
- Thank You Walt Disney, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of Walt Disney’s 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 what’s 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 town’s historic railroad station, the museum’s collection includes Disney family artifacts that you can’t see anywhere else.
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