Disney has announced that the summer issue of its D23 fan club magazine will honor the Disneyland 60th celebration. The issue will feature current and former Walt Disney Imagineering leaders Bruce Vaughn and Marty Sklar walking through Walt's original park, talking about the park's history, legacy, and future. The issue also will include photos of Disneyland icons and memorabilia from the Walt Disney Archives. The D23 magazine is available to Gold Members of the Disney fan club.
Also, the Disney-owned ABC television network will present a special live from the park, honoring its anniversary. The ABC telecast won't air this week, however, but next February, according to executives who made the announcement during last week's "upfront" presentation of the network's fall primetime lineup. ABC telecast the park's opening ceremony in 1955, hosted by Art Linkletter, Bob Cummings... and future US president Ronald Reagan. Watch the original broadcast here:
Inside the parks this week, the newly reimagined Grizzly Peak Airfield land in Disney California Adventure reopened yesterday, once again completing the loop around the west side of that park. Here is a look at the development of the area, from WDI:
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