The Aftermath: The Disastrous Opening of Disneyland

New Guest Expert! On today’s Aftermath, Rebecca speaks with urban planner and theme park expert Sam Gennawey. Author of “The Disneyland Story: An Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney’s Dream,” Gennawey guides us through Walt Disney’s plans for an amusement park unlike any other, and the truncated construction timeline that led to Disneyland’s disastrous opening day. What happens when the extraordinary dreams of an animation genius meet the limits of physical construction? Must the show always go on? Producer Alex Paul stops by to discuss.


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