This week we dive back into the history of the Disneyland parades. Inside this episode you will find rare audio and historical facts that will take you back to earlier times you spent enjoying the Disneyland parades along Main Street.
During this second of three episodes, we bring you the parades from the Main Street Electrical parade through the 80’s Minnie Mouse Parade.
For the part one of this three part series, click here.
This week’s Disneyland secret features Fowlers Harbor in New Orleans Square located on the riverfront of the Rivers of America.
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This Week’s Disneyland Secret:
This week, we featured a little known story from our new eBook Disneyland Secrets: A Guide to Disneyland’s Hidden Details.
Bonus: If you listen to the episode, you’ll get a discount for the book. Find the discount code in the podcast.
Disney Legend Admiral Joe Fowler was the head supervisor of all West Coast shipyards during WWII. Admiral Fowler served in both World Wars and retired from the US Navy in 1948.
Walt Disney met Fowler through a friend and hired him to direct the construction of Disneyland’s Mark Twain and the Rivers of America area. Admiral Fowler believed that a dry dock harbor area was necessary for the operation of the ships, but Walt thought it was a waste of space and money. After the space was built, Walt referred to it as Joes’ Hole.
But, after a few months of operating, Walt realized just how important the dry dock was when the ships first needed to be repaired. Admiral Fowler went on to direct the construction of Walt Disney World in Florida.
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Thanks for joining Chris and me again this week. For the entire first episode, check it out here >