"The Disney News will take you behind the scenes for fascinating stories of people and places which make possible the kind of entertainment that you have come to expect from Walt Disney.
This is Volume 1, Number 1 and we hope you like it."
Magic Kingdom Club Manager
On the Cover
Walt and company in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland. This premiere issue would be the only one published during Walt Disney's lifetime where he appeared on the cover.
- Walt takes a cruise on the U.S. Coast
Guard's training vessel, Eagle.
- Connie Swanson takes over as Disneyland's
new Miss Ambassador.
- Maurice Chevalier returns to the U.S. to
appear in Disney's Monkeys Go Home!
- Seven movies are scheduled for release in
1966, including The Ugly Dachshund and Winnie
the Pooh and the Honey Tree.
- New Orleans Square, Pirates of the
Caribbean, It's a Small World and The Primeval World will
debut at Disneyland in 1966. (New Orleans Square and
Pirates won't actually appear until 1967--Tim)
- Zorro, the late 1950s television
series starring Guy Williams, can still be seen in
syndication on various California TV stations.