Holidayland is a lost part of the Disneyland park in California. It was only open for a few years in the late 1950s and early 1960s, but it is still remembered fondly today by those who went to it (unless they were little kids at a company picnic). This is the story of Disneyland’s lost park, Holidayland.
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James Dodd was the host of The Mickey Mouse Club TV show, and also wrote the show’s famous theme song. The son of a music store owner and a stenographer, he became interested in music at a young age, and pursued a career in both music and acting. This is the story of his life, his career, and how he came to be the host of one of the most famous children’s TV shows of all time.
Bobby Burgess was one of the original Mouseketeers on the original Mickey Mouse Club TV show that aired in the mid to late 1950s. Bobby was a natural performer from a young age, loving to dance and beginning lessons as a toddler. By the time he was cast on The Mickey Mouse Club, he’d already appeared on about seventy-five TV shows. This is his story.
Vesey Walker was the director of the Disneyland Band for fifteen years. In what was supposed to be a two week engagement at the opening of the park, Vesey created a band so well received by visitors that it is still there to this day, just with a different leader. Here is Vesey and the band’s incredible story.