Theme Park Thursdays: DISNEYLAND’s Horseless Carriages

DISNEYLAND’s Horseless Carriages were added to the park in 1956, providing one way trips from Town Square to Sleeping Beauty Castle and back again. As DISNEYLAND became more popular, there was a need for more attractions and transportation options. Walt Disney liked seeing a busy Main Street that looked like it could be real. Vintage cars zipping up and down the street would definitely add to that atmosphere.

Rather than just buy old cars to fix up, Walt Disney assigned his vehicle designer Bob Gurr to design a heavy duty vehicle with decent capacity that would fit the Main Street Theme. Mr. Gurr based his design on a 1903 vehicle, making it slightly bigger to accommodate six people plus the driver. These cars were then built at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank and trucked down to DISNEYLAND where they have been transporting guests ever since.

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Walt Wednesdays: The World Comes To DISNEYLAND

After DISNEYLAND opened, practically everyone dreamed of venturing out to Anaheim, California to see it. Foreign dignitaries were no exception. The U.S. State Department encouraged most dignitaries to visit Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom during their visits to the United States and they often asked Walt Disney to personally escort the foreign leaders as a way to improve relations with the countries. Walt relished the opportunity to host them.
Walt and Lillian Disney host the Nepalese King and his wife on a ride through Wonderland.

There was no better DISNEYLAND tour guide than Mr. Disney. He loved showing off his showplace and was more than happy to assist when it came to possibly improving the United States of America’s standing in the world.


Walt hosts the Thai Royal Family.

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Mickey Music Mondays



Rock ‘n’ roll it, baby, do the Mickey Motion

Rock ‘n’ roll it, baby, do the Mickey Motion

Rock it, baby, do the Mickey Motion now


It’s not the Mouse (Rock it, baby, do the Mickey Motion now)

It’s not the Jerk or the Swim or the Mashed Potato

I’ll show ya how (Rock it, baby, do the Mickey Motion now)


Tiptoe to the left

And you wiggle to the right

Wave your hands behind your head, do what Mickey says

Spin and shout with all your might


Rock ‘n’ roll it, baby, do the Mickey Motion

Rock ‘n’ roll it, baby, do the Mickey Motion

Rock it, baby, do the Mickey Motion now


             Rock ‘n’ roll it, baby, do the Mickey Motion

Rock ‘n’ roll it, baby, do the Mickey Motion

Rock it, baby, do the Mickey Motion

Rock’n’roll it, baby, do the Mickey Motion now

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