The Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship was one of early Disneyland’s most iconic attractions, even if it wasn’t actually an attraction.
On this day in 1954, the Anaheim Gazette reported that the McNeil Construction Company was awarded the contract from the Walt Disney Company to build the “Disneyland Amusement Center.”
Happy Birthday Disney Legend Bill Martin! On this day in 1917, Wilson “Bill” Martin was born in Marshalltown, Iowa. Bill was the art director in charge of the original design of Fantasyland and is responsible for attraction layout designs that shape guest experiences today at Disney Parks around the globe.