Today In Disney History ~ June 16th

Today In Disney History ~ June 16th


Holidayland was a 9-acre picnic area near what is now New Orleans Square. The area had it’s own admission gate, and activities like horseshoes, baseball field, volleyball, and playgrounds.  It also had the  “World’s Largest Candy-Striped Circus Tent” that had been used before at the Mickey Mouse Club Circus and Keller’s Jungle Killers. The area sold food and concessions and was the only place to purchase beer. Holiday land was closed in September of 1961 as it had no shade, bathrooms or night lighting.

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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