Saturday, February 7, 2009
Little Known Facts About Well Known Places: Disneyland
Normally I don't seek out Disney trivia. But the form and layout of this book was so pleasant, and appealing, I decided to pick it up. Normally I get bored reading this kind of thing, but it was arranged so beautifully, it was a delight to read. And I picked up some new info I never knew: The Matterhorn was the first steel coaster, for instance... and the reason that Walt got involved in the 1964 World's Fair (which gave us Small World, Abe Lincoln, Pirates, and other attractions) was because he was out of cash, and needed some paying gigs. Oh -- and maybe, just maybe, Club 33 got it's name for 1933, when prohibition was repealed -- it is the only place on park to get alcohol.