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  1. Disneyland's Alweg Monorail: Walt Disney's Highway In The Sky

    by , 06-01-2011 at 07:11 PM


    One of the earliest sketches for Disneyland was Herb Ryman’s entrance to Tomorrowland that is framed by the organic shaped buildings on the left and right and the monorail hanging from a track. From the beginning, Walt was very interested in building a “highway in the sky” for his park.

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  2. Universal Studios Hollywood: Movies, Monsters and Banana Breath

    by , 05-25-2011 at 08:19 PM


    I know, I know. . . Disney is the big cheese around here at SAMLAND and the subject of much discussion on MiceChat. But sometimes I need to get out and explore something else. For example, did you know that the Universal Studios tour goes back to 1964? Actually, it has its roots all the way back to 1915 but '64 was the beginning of the theme park that we know today.


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    Updated 05-25-2011 at 08:44 PM by SAMLAND

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  3. The Disney Encyclopedia SAMLANDICA - Volume One - Mansion, Figaro, Disneyland 1959

    by , 05-18-2011 at 06:57 PM


    This week I've whipped up something slightly different for you. Instead of serving up a comprehensive slice of the Disney universe, I have collected a few random, but interesting, morsels for you.

    Enjoy this first volume from the Encyclopedia SAMLANDICA. Let us know if you like it and we'll bring you more volumes in the future.

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    Updated 05-19-2011 at 03:35 PM by Dustysage

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  4. SAMLAND - Disney World Essentials

    by , 05-11-2011 at 07:47 PM


    If you are anything like me, you crave information about the Disney Parks. In today’s column, I submit for your consideration a handful of essential new Disney theme park related books.

    If you have read any of these books, I encourage you to post your review or thoughts in the comments section below. I like reading a variety of views and find it helpful
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    Updated 05-12-2011 at 01:12 PM by SAMLAND

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  5. Reflections On Tom Sawyer Island

    by , 05-04-2011 at 06:10 PM


    The environment within Disneyland is highly structured. Although it may appear to the guest that they have many options, the reality is much different. The spatial design, the attractions, and the circulation pattern all restrict choices. However, Walt clearly understood that not all play could be pre-programmed. Children would rebel and they needed a place to blow off some steam, a
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    Updated 05-04-2011 at 09:11 PM by Dustysage

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