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  On July 13th Walt placed a “Thank You” letter in local newspapers to show his appreciation for the three million visitors that had been to Disneyland in its first year and wanted to inform them in his own words that “Because of your support, Disneyland is continuing to grow…adding new attractions and entertainment.  Within

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Continuing with the Gerald Parker series documenting the reconstruction of Storybook Land, this installment will focus on one of the most iconic structures of the entire attraction – Toad Hall.  Originally sitting where Agrabah now resides, Toad Hall was such an enchanting design that when the new Fantasyland facades were being designed for Mr. Toad’s

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Just one month after installing the Stair Tower display in Walt’s Barn, Gerald Parker, retired 13 year veteran of the backstage Staff Shop who was taking his first trip to the barn stumbled upon the new display. It was something he thought he’d never see again.  In 1981, Jerry was responsible recreating all of the Storybook Land miniatures which had nearly been

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Whats truly amazing about this particular Storybook Land village is the amount of detail that was incorporated into back side of these buildings. The Storybook Land issue of “E” Ticket magazine even featured a shot of the back of this village showing a beautiful little stairway courtyard that’s hidden from view.   It had always

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I had the great opportunity to connect with Disney Legend and legendary spitfire, Walt Peregoy at his gallery opening at the Animation Guild’s Gallery 839.  Although most well known for his work as a background painter, Walt did have a hand in painting the original Storybook Land houses.  If you’ve seen any other interviews with

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