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PNW Mouse Meet Author Event featuring Author Donald Ballard:


General Admission Tickets:      $15.00

​​Donald W. Ballard first became interested in the Disneyland Hotel in the late 1970s. The Hotel was an adventure in itself to him aside from the joys of Disneyland the park. Don’s first book Disneyland Hotel the Early Years: 1954-1988 was published in 2005 and coincided with Disneyland and the Disneyland Hotel’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

After the publication of this book, Don started receiving letters, phone calls and numerous correspondences from many different people regarding the Disneyland Hotel. Soon, pictures, brochures, pamphlets and stories poured in with all sorts of new information regarding the Hotel’s history, some from very important people from the Hotel’s past. Many more pieces of the puzzle were now available to further chronicle the Hotel’s rich history. This, coupled with the incredible vault find in 2010 (over 700 newly discovered vintage photographs as well as 9 historical films), a new book was created Disneyland Hotel 1954-1959: The Little Motel in the Middle of the Orange Grove detailing the Disneyland Hotel in its very early, formative years. Don claims to possess the most complete collection of Disneyland Hotel ephemera and memorabilia in the world. 

Don has been a featured speaker at Disney’s D23 Expo in 2011 & 2013 and has spoken at numerous Disney events on the Disneyland Hotel’s rich history. He is currently writing follow-up books on the history of the Disneyland Hotel which will utilize the extent of his collection and ephemera.

​ ​​​​Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet Events is proud to present:
“The Story of the Disneyland Hotel:

Flagship of the Disney Resort Hotels."
Presented by Author: Don Ballard

WHERE:    Black Box Theater, Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood, Washington
                (Easy directions & details will be sent after Ticket Purchase)
WHEN:      Saturday September 22nd, 2018
TIME:        Doors Open 1:00pm, Show Time: 1:30pm


This exciting PNW Mouse Meet™ Event will take place in the charming and intimate Black Box Theater at Edmonds Community College where the theater style seating provides excellent views for every Guest. The wonderful stage and enormous screen mean a fantastic show for the audience and the presenters. Plenty of free parking is available.
We can’t wait to share this amazing opportunity to learn more about History of The Disneyland Hotel and so much Disney History from Author - Don Ballard. 
PNWMM’s Don Morin will also host a Q&A session during the event and Don Ballard will be available after the show for Meet & Greet and will be happy to sign any of his books you bring to the event.
Follow these links to get Don's most recent books here and don't forget to bring them to the event to be signed:

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We look forward to seeing YOU at this very special PNW Mouse Meet event!
See Ya REAL Soon!.

Don Ballard will be presenting a wonderful history of the Disneyland Hotel that will include rare and never seen photographs along with historical video footage never seen before! This highly entertaining and informational presentation will be a highlight for any Disney Fan that has stayed or even walked through the Disneyland Hotel property. We are so excited to see all that Don has to offer!

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DETAILS OF THE EVENT AND TICKETS: