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The Disney Songbook

For one night only, two of the world’s most celebrated songwriters and composers will take to the stage for “Richard M. Sherman and Alan Menken: The Disney Songbook.” Together Sherman and Menken have won a combined 10 Academy Awards for their work with Disney, and have composed music and songs for more than three dozen Disney feature films, over two dozen Disney Park attractions and half a dozen Disney musicals on Broadway.

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The Phineas and Ferb Waffle-inator Challenge

Dr. Doofenshmirtz is primed to take over Disney’s D23 Expo…and the Tri-State Area with his most wacky “-inator” yet — “The Waffle-inator” — a spectacular 40-foot high interactive game, combining physical and digital worlds — and simulated waffles — in an epic showdown to free Agent P from the clutches of Dr. Doofenshmirtz. Kids, tweens and families can hop aboard and wield the life-size invention to play “The Phineas and Ferb Waffle-inator Challenge,” over three days at Disney’s D23 Expo, the ultimate event for Disney fans, at the Anaheim Convention Center!
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“To all who come to this happy place: welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here, age relives fond memories of the past; and here, youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts which have created America; with the hope that will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.” — Walter Elias Disney (July 17, 1955)

58 years ago today, Walt Disney opened Disneyland using those famous words. To celebrate the magic, I present you with the 1955 ABC Opening Day broadcast, courtesy of Marcio Disney. Have a magical day and a Happy Birthday to you, Disneyland!