Wednesday, August 26, 2015

2015 D23 Expo: Disneyland: The Exhibit - Part 2

Here's the second part of my visit to the amazing Walt Disney Archives presentation, "Disneyland: The Exhibit."

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While touring the Archives exhibit I had the pleasure of meeting Ron and David DeFore, sons of actor Don DeFore. They were so nice and friendly. When I shared how much I enjoy their dad in RAMROD (1947) they exclaimed "You're a real fan!"

The next day Ron and David did an hour-long presentation on their Dad's 1957-1961 Frontierland restaurant, Don DeFore's Silver Banjo Barbecue. More on that in a future post!

From Peter Pan's Flight:

The Matterhorn Bobsled ride:

Monsanto's Adventure Through Inner Space:

Mr. Toad's Wild Ride:

A float from the Main Street Electrical Parade:

One of my favorite things in the exhibit was learning that actor Harold Lloyd took a number of 3D photographs of the park in 1955, the year it opened. The photos were displayed on a monitor and were absolutely fascinating!

Maps, brochures, ticket books, and more!

And so the exhibit comes to an end...

...but as Walt said, Disneyland will never be finished!


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