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Welcome to our September 2015 newsletter. We have released an updated version of Chapter 8 of our DVD set Details Here. If you purchased series2014 Box Set you are able to download the Chapter 8 DVD for free. We will also be making some minor changes to the site starting this month. Details Here

We have a special video clip: behind the scenes of the Disneyland Railroad. The video is 12 minutes long. 

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Our Disneyland History DVD's are the most popular item we have ever sold. We are shipping our series2015 version NOW. Our Full Version and Current Attractions version are currently available. Order your Disneyland History DVD Full version NOW and we will ship it in 3 days. As a bonus if you order the series2015 Box set in 2015 you will be able to download our updated Chapter 8 DVD for free when we release it in July 2016 ! We offer a 50% discount to our Gold Members. We do ship international orders also. 

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Anaheim September temps are normally in the mid 80's in the day time and in the mid 60's at night. This month this would be a great month to visit the resort!
In August we added 6 new Onstage Photos.

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Top Story: We have a special video clip: Behind the scenes of the Disneyland Railroad. The video is 12 minutes long.   
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Disneyland In The News: In August we added 16 new articles. 

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Spotlight on  is a column that will point out a little known area of DLDHistory that may interest you. This month we present a video: Disney's Magic Highway. Video was released in 1958 and is 8 minutes long. It is Disney's prediction of what highways will be like in the future. It is interesting to see what items that they predicted then have actually come to pass.

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We have a special video clip: Behind the scenes of the Disneyland Railroad. The video is 12 minutes long.   We have added it to our Disneyland Railroad Page.

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Disneyland In The News
Babies Born At Disneyland Don’t Get A Lifetime Pass
On July 4th, 1979 little Teresa Salcedo was the first baby born in Disneyland at California. But contrary to urban legend, she didn’t get a lifetime pass to the Happiest Place on Earth. It’s a surprisingly popular misconception that any baby bor ...
Disneyland At 60 Combine A Theme Park And Beach Break
I'm in Disneyland and my three-year-old daughter is screaming like a banshee. Neon mermaids, dancing fairies and princesses in glowing towers parade past to stadium-decibel dance music. Every cartoon character she's ever loved is waving at her – illu ...
How Lawsuits Have Shaped Disneyland
Why don't the costumed characters at Disneyland roam the park anymore without being accompanied by other employees? Why is Disneyland seemingly always spotless? Why did the once-popular Luigi's Flying Tires at California Adventure close down after on ...
La Quinta Woman Helped Keep Disneyland Secret
When Walt Disney was deciding where to build Disneyland, he turned to the Stanford Research Institute in 1953 for help. His requirements were few: It had to be in Southern California and on flat land, away from the beach. The institute team ...
That Time Disneyland Employed Live Mermaids In 1959 The Park Seemed A Bit More Magical
After photos of Disneyland's performing mermaids surfaced on the Internet a few years ago, one former sea nymph recalled a peculiar question a park monorail conductor once fielded from an elderly visitor. "Are they real?" she asked of the mermai ...
Disney Buys Anaheim Land Sparking Expansion Speculation
The Walt Disney Co. has purchased three parcels of land near its Anaheim resort, sparking speculation that the property would free up land for a future park expansion involving Disney's Star Wars or Marvel's superhero characters.. "People have p ...
Disney Voice Over Actors Bring Theme Park Rides To Life
Voice-over actors are the hidden artists who provide the audio atmosphere and essential back stories that bring theme parks to life.. From the parking lot tram spiel to park-wide announcements to ride narrations, the best work of voice-over acto ...
Plunge Into A Cartoon On Gadgets Go Coaster
Gadget’s Go Coaster is aimed at small children and pre-teen kids and their parents and can be found in the Mickey’s Toontown area at the north end of Disneyland. The attraction is themed like it is the home of Gadget Hackwrench, the female mouse ...
Disneylands Long Lost Midget Autopia May Roll Again In Missouri
The Walt Disney Hometown Museum in Marceline, Mo., is hoping to revive the vintage Disneyland attraction known as Midget Autopia, the first park ride ever moved to a non-Disney property.. The museum plans a $500,000 Kickstarter campaign to bring ...
Disneyland Will Not Expand Theme Park Into Nearby Property
The Walt Disney Company confirmed the purchase of nearly 15 acres of land near its Anaheim Disneyland Resort, but said the land would not be used to expand rides or attractions, a company spokesperson said Wednesday. Property records documenting ...
On Disneylands 60th Anniversary A High-Tech Upgrade
Disneyland is adding some extra sparkle for the theme park's 60th anniversary "Diamond Celebration." Millions of dollars of modernized light displays and audio-visual upgrades add a renewed pop to landmark attractions and extra scare to thrill ride c ...
Secret To Disneyland Anniversary Spectaculars Tinker Bell Pixie Dust And One Of A Kind Tech
On Disneyland's Main Street USA thoroughfare, a throng of visitors stream past Donald Duck as excited kids line up to hug him, their voices raised to be heard over the carnival music and hurly-burly outside the theme park's Opera House. But insi ...
California vs. Paris: The Village – Part Two: Entertainment
This month, in part two of my series of articles comparing Downtown Disney in the California Disneyland resort with the Disney Village in Disneyland Paris, I will be looking at the entertainment these areas have to offer. Of the two, Disney Vill ...
Disneyland Imagineer Shares Memories At MV Historical Association Event
As Disneyland celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, more than 150 history lovers gathered to celebrate Mountain View’s connection to the theme park’s early history. Disneyland’s iconic giant spinning teacups, flying elephants and speeding b ...
How I Survived Disneyland On Five Dollars
On a muggy August morning, I found myself peering deeply into a cavernous hole of mouse-shaped confections. How long could I survive this dizzying trip to the unknown,? I thought, attempting poetry but sounding more Bradshaw than Angelou. It was only ...
Star Wars Themed Lands Coming To Disney Parks
Today at the D23 EXPO 2015, The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced to an audience of more than 7,500 fans that Star Wars-themed lands will be coming to Disneyland park in Anaheim, California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt ...
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New Photos

New Photos

In August we added 6 new Onstage Photos. 

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Problems we have fixed on the site:

Some Archive articles were not displaying. 

Backstage Restaurant photos were not working those have been fixed. 

Corrected a problem in Photo Upload screen. 

Removed the DLDHistory Affiliate Program.

We have re-written the site Search Engine functionality. 

We have added a Facebook plug in so that members can comment on articles, attractions parades and restaurants.

*Onstage Photos are available to ALL Members.*
*Backstage Photos are available to Deluxe, Premium, Bronze, Silver Diamond and GOLD Members.*




I was looking at DLDHistory one day and realizing the huge amount of content that we have that no other site has. The problem is trying to sort through all of it and put together a nice time line of the History of Disneyland. I also watched most of the Disneyland Historical DVD's available, official and unofficial. None of the DVD's seem to have the complete history of Disneyland including backstage photos and information about deaths and injuries, rare video clips etc.

This project has taken over 5 years to compile. We have created a full length Disneyland History DVD. 


The DVD series2015 version is a 17 disc set covering the full history of Disneyland. The discs are available as a box set. The DVD's contain all attraction openings, parades, deaths, injuries, trivia, backstage photos and lots more. To my knowledge no DVD has ever been created with this type of content.

We also offer a Current Attractions Version (5 discs). This has the history of only the attractions currently operating at Disneyland. The Current Attractions Version is already in the 17 Disc Box Set, this version is for people that only want information about the current operating attractions.

Our Gold members receive a 50% discount.

Here is an idea to save a bit of money: Upgrade to GOLD then purchase the DVD Full Box Set. You will save $5.00 over the cost of buying the box set only. You will get  LIFETIME ACCESS to all of our content PLUS our 17 disc Disneyland History Box Set! ($70 Gold Membership + $75 Box Set with Gold membership 50% discount=$145. Full retail for box set only= $150)

We are shipping series2015 version copies NOW!

BONUS: If you purchase the series2014 Box set you will be able to download the updated Chapter 8 DVD for free when we release it in July see below.

NOTE:  Full and Current Attractions Versions are available NOW!!. 

We no longer offer individual Chapters for purchase. A Box Set must be purchased.


CHANGES FOR series2015:

We have released our Fourth Release of Disneyland History DVD's (series2015) a few changes we have made:

Chapter 1-7 discs: Remove Deaths and Injuries from each disc.

Allow Chapter 8 disc (2010-Future) to be downloaded for members that have already purchase series2014 version.
If you purchase series2015 version starting in July 2016 you will be able to download the Chapter 8 update for free.

Reduce the Parades Chapter 9 to 1 disc

Move all Deaths and Injuries to a separate disc: Chapter 10

Discontinue the Family Version. By moving the Deaths and Injuries to a separate disc we hope that we will no longer need a separate Family Version. If you would like a Family Version order the full version and throw away the Chapter 10 disc.

The total number of discs will remain at 17 but we will also include a blank disc that can be used to download/create the next updated Chapter 8 disc.

The Box set prices have not changed we are holding the same as they were for series2014

We are also looking at making a Custom Version available by request. You will be able to choose which content the set contains for your Box Set. We have not decided on the price yet.


series2015 DVD Update Download:

If you purchased the series2014 box set (the discs will say series2014 on them) you can now download a series2015 update for free: DVD Update Download
We have also created a FAQ's for DVD Update Downloads


Comparison Of Previous series for members that have purchased previous versions



How To Become Current With Our Box Sets:
I Own: Update to series2015 by:
I do not own any box sets or I purchased single discs. Purchase series2015 box set
series2012 (no series number on discs) Purchase series2015 box set
series2013 Purchase series2015 box set
series2014 Download series2015 update disc
series2015 Wait until July 2016 to download a update disc


Spot Light
Spotlight on is a column that will point out a little known area of 
DLDHistory that may interest you.

We have a special video clip: Disney's Magic Highway. Video was released in 1958 and is 8 minutes long. It is Disney's prediction of what highways will be like in the future. It is interesting to see what items that they predicted then have actually come to pass.   We have added it to our Misc Videos Page.


Disney's Magic Highway
*Video Clips are available to our Silver, Diamond and Gold Members.*


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