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Disneyland wrap-up: Ride reviews, videos and park news

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Published: June 5, 2011 at 2:34 PM

With all the coverage we've had from Disneyland over the past few days, I wanted to note the passing of Wally Boag, whom Steve Martin (a former Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm employee) called "my hero, the first comedian I ever saw live, my influence, a man to whom I aspired."

Wally Boag on the Mickey Mouse Club
Wally Boag on the Mickey Mouse Club

Boag played Pecos Bill in the old Golden Horseshoe Revue show at Disneyland, moving to Walt Disney World in 1971, where he opened the Diamond Horseshoe Revue show. He returned to Disneyland in 1974 and retired in 1982. He has been honored by the company as a Disney Legend. Boag died on June 3.

Here's a wrap-up of all our coverage from Disneyland, including ride reviews, photos and on-ride and opening ceremony videos:

You also can see all the videos we've uploaded on our Theme Park Insider YouTube Channel.

Finally, Disney announced during the event that Disneyland is offering a three-day park pass to Southern California residents for $139. A park-hopper version is available for $154. The deal is available until Sept. 5 and the second and third day must be used within 45 days of the first day. Tickets are blocked out from July 2 - July 4 and Aug. 21 – Aug. 22.

Readers' Opinions

From Mike Gallagher on June 5, 2011 at 3:26 PM
Eerily enough, Betty Taylor, who played Boag's sweetheart, Slue Foot Sue, in the show, died the next day after Boag. She was 91.
From Anthony Murphy on June 5, 2011 at 9:28 PM
Its sad about Wally! He was a BIG part of the 50s and 60s Disney goodness.

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