Almost all Disney enthusiasts know about the public publications, such as The E-Ticket and Celebrations, that were or are tailor made with outstanding content for individuals with a love of all things Disney. Most of this group also is aware of the internal ‘For Cast Members, By Cast Members’ periodical known as Eyes and Ears. Yet, how many are aware of the existence of the fantastic internal bulletin for Imagineers? Known as WD Eye, this publication was everything a Disney enthusiast would ask for in a single publication. It included history, profiles, interviews, glimpses into the future, and tons of behind-the-scenes information, all cobbled together with some beautiful imagery. It was, as stated in the Premiere Issue, “Complimentary for Imagineers, Big Bucks for Disneyana Collectors.”
Today’s Back Issue entry also comes from the November 1988 Premiere Issue. While it isn’t often that the Main Street Gazette ventures across the country to interject some information from Disneyland, after all there are plenty who know more and can tell better stories from that coast than I can. This Lost Disneyland article, however, written by Ryan Harmon and David Mumford, contains too much history not to showcase it. Rather than transcribe the article as I usually do, I felt to do this article justice, and to be able to include all the rich details from the photographs and meandering quotes strewn about the pages, I would present you, the readers, with scans of the article.
Be sure to click on each image to enlarge the pages to a readable resolution.