Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Guy's Disney Vlog - Port Disney in Long Beach California

When news of Port Disney first broke in 1991 I was excited. I'm talking can't-stand-still-jumping-up-and-down level of excited. The thought of a Disney theme park in my home town was too much for my 8 year old brain to comprehend. Sure, it was a short 20 minute drive to Disneyland from Long Beach, and I still went to the park almost every week, but this one was going to be ours. It was huge news in Long Beach. Our local paper, Long Beach Press Telegram, covered it frequently. To make a long story short, the project fell apart after a few years. Heartbreaking. It still hurts. Michael Crawford has the go-to article about Port Disney. Jim Hill also has a couple of posts about it. I still live in the area and recently I was the purposed site of Port Disney, which brings us to today's Disney Vlog: