The Happiest History on Earth: The Disneyland Story—SFU Continuing Studies lecture

Convert to MP3 for your device with YouTube MP3jam First conceived in the 1930s, Disneyland Park in California has undergone a myriad of changes over the years, with new designs and technological breakthroughs replacing older approaches. In this free forum at SFU Vancouver in September 2012, we charted the ideas, experiments, and changes that have taken place since the original park's opening. We also discussed the technological breakthrough developed for the original park. We emphasized the early years of Disneyland, from 1955 through the early 1970s. The speaker, David Maxwell, began his academic career as a student at SFU, receiving bachelor's and master's degrees in archaeology. He completed his doctorate in anthropology at the University of Arizona, studying things as diverse as ancient Maya ritual behaviours (his dissertation topic), paleoanthropology, the analysis of animal bones from archaeological sites, and even historical artifacts like beer cans. SFU Continuing Studies' Seniors and Liberal Arts Programs offer over 100 courses and events for adults each year. For more information, visit .

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