With Coronavirus infecting the whole world, and all Disney parks shut down indefinitely, many fans are reflecting on other times that the parks have closed unexpectedly. There have been natural disasters and threats to national security, and even a day of mourning for a slain president.
50 years ago, Disneyland shut down for a very different and very weird reason; because of the threat of counter-culture rabble rousers.
Adam explores the story behind this very odd little chapter of Disneyland history in this edition of Theme Park Time Machine.
Walter Kronkite reads official bulletin of JFK Assasination
Bobby Kennedy announces the death of MLK Jr
Abbie Hoffman at the 1968 Democratic National Convention
CBS News Coverage of the Tet Offensive Jan 1968
Theme Park Time Machine is researched, written and narrated by Adam Vargyas. Production and Sound Design by Jack Milliken. The executive producer for No Midnight Media is Christopher “Kory” Beale.