The Weaver’s cottage, now Sarah Marshall’s house. This building is a true historic structure in Ghost Town and was originally a neighboring farmhouse, moved to Knott's Berry Farm by Walter Knott.
This wallboard featuring the major players of the Goodtime Theatre’s 1915 attractions. You may already know Houdini, but the others are all quite real performers from vaudeville history. The name you should know though is Jim Lewis. He was a vaudeville star, famous for gurning and for playing characters older than his age. By the time he was an old man, he found his way to Walter Knott’s Ghost Town to become one of its original street characters, Sheriff “Dad” Lewis
On July 24, 1966, Walt Disney opened his newest land, New Orleans Square. “Disneyland has always had a big river and a Mississippi sternwheeler,” Walt Disney said in Disneyland Around the Seasons (1966), one of his last televised appearances. “It seemed appropriate to create a new attraction at the bend of the river. And so Disneyland’s New Orleans Square came into being: a New Orleans of a century ago when she was the ‘Gay Paree’ of the American frontier.”
Walt during the opening day of New Orleans Square with New Orleans mayor Victor H. Schiro sampling fragrances from Mlle. Antoinette’s Parfumerie.
This photo of Disneyland’s Main Street Railroad Station and Floral Mickey was taken by legendary LIFE magazine photographer Loomis Dean in 1955. Note that the population sign says 5,000,000. While the sign has been updated over the years to reflect the number of guests who have visited the park since it opened in 1955, the park did not actually welcome its 5 millionth guest until October of 1956. Since money was stretched thin in the early years, perhaps Walt Disney wanted the initial sign to be able to last a while. When Disneyland celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2005, the population was updated to 500,000,000. In 2013, the population was updated to 650,000,000, which it remains at today. There was some speculation the population would be updated in 2020 as part of the 65th anniversary celebration, but the park’s closure due to the pandemic dampened that milestone. By even conservative estimates, more than 750,000,000 guests have now visited Disneyland since it opened. So when will the population be updated next?
The East Wing: Several locations are found here, but most noticeably Belle's bedroom, which is seen only once in the entire film. After Belle is shown to her room by the Beast, accompanied by an unnoticed Lumiere and ordered to attend dinner, she encounters Mrs. Potts, Chip, as well as the Wardrobe, the first enchanted objects.
Belle's Bedroom is a guest room in the Beast's Castle which the Beast gives to Belle after she had agreed to take her father's place. There she encounters her third enchanted object, a wardrobe, who quickly becomes Belle's first friend. She later meets Mrs. Potts and Chip who kindly bring her a cup of tea.
The room was fairly luxurious, at least compared to the dungeon cell. It featured a large pillared stately bed with blue and pink round pillows, as well as drapes and a painting.
Growing up in Los Angeles in the 70s/80s we visited Disneyland on a regular basis and often after school, before "Annual Passes".