Dr. Lee Returning Home To Dine At Club 33

After working 28 years at Club 33, it was so wonderful to return, but this time I was the guest!
Mickey and Pluto seemed happy to see me and I was sure happy to see them. Honestly, I miss Club 33, being there felt like home.

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Dr. Lee Waiting For The Next Drink Order!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Grizzly Peak to expand:

 Grizzly Peak Airfield is preparing for takeoff.

 The first phase of the expansion of Grizzly Peak into the former Condor Flats area in Disney California Adventure Park will be unveiled March 20, when the new Smokejumpers Grill opens. This quick-service dining location, which will be in the former Taste Pilots` grill location, takes inspiration from the brave men and women who fight wildfires in our California forests. In addition to a whole new look, the location will feature an updated menu with burgers and sandwiches.

 The Grizzly Peak expansion will also bring new building exteriors and landscape features, including pine trees that will bring more shade and make Guests feel like they've been transported to California High Sierras.

 When the rest of the area opens later this spring, Soarin` Over California will also reopen with updates to its screen and projection system, bringing a visually enhanced experience.

Like Soarin`....Dr Lee

Monday, March 23, 2015

24-hour party coming May 22,2015:

 The Disneyland Resort will kick off its Diamond Celebration with a 24-hour party May 22-23 as three new nighttime spectaculars premiere: the glittering "Paint the Night" parade and the groundbreaking "Disneyland Forever" fireworks show at Disneyland Park, plus the new "World of Color-Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney" at Disney California Adventure Park.

The 24-hour party, which will run from 6 a.m. May 22 to 6 a.m. May 23, will include dancing and special character encounters in both parks.

 In Florida, Magic Kingdom Park will also have a 24-hour event on the same dates as the Walt Disney World Resort launches its "Coolest Summer Ever."

Get ready to have fun on no sleep....Dr Lee

Monday, March 16, 2015

Something to think about:

"Yawning is your body's way of saying 20% battery remaining????

interesting...Dr Lee

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Disneyland through the Decades, 1955-1964:

 As we "prepare to dazzle" for the upcoming Diamond Celebration, let's take a look back at some of the milestones during each of the last six decades that have made the  Disneyland Resort the magical place it is today. Over the next several months, we'll celebrate each decade leading up to our 60th anniversary on July 17, 2015.

 July 17, 1955...

 Disneyland opens...

 Walt Disney opened Disneyland on July 17,1955, with these now-famous words, "To all who come to this happy place, welcome." Since then, more than 700 million Guests-including world leaders and celebrities- have passed through the gates that Walt imagined as "a source of joy and inspiration to the world."

 Although 14,000 Guests were invited to visit on opening day, the number of Guests swelled to more than 28,000 due to a counterfeit ticket scheme (one entrepreneur even set up a ladder on the north end of the park, charging patrons to climb over). A plumber's  strike forced Walt to decide whether to finish the drinking fountains or bathrooms-so Guests went thirsty even in temperatures of over 100 degrees. In fact , it was so hot , women's high heels sunk into the newly laid asphalt on Main Street U.S.A.

On opening day, there were 20 major attractions-many of them still here today:


Canal Boats of the World

Circarama, U.S.A. (360-degree movie theater)

Fire Wagon

Golden Horseshoe Revue

Horse-drawn Streetcars

Jungle Cruise

King Arthur Carrousel

Mad Tea Party

Main Street Cinema

Mark Twain Riverboat

Mr. Toad's Wild Ride

Mule Pack

Penny Arcade

Peter Pan's Flight

Santa Fe  and Disneyland Railroad

Snow White's Adventures

Space Station X-1

Stage Coach


Opened later in 1955 (in chronological order)

TWA Rocket to the Moon

Main Street Shooting Gallery

Phantom Boats

Casey Jr. Circus Train

Indian Village

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Exhibit

Dumbo Flying Elephants

Conestoga Wagons

Mickey mouse Club Theater

Mike Fink Keel Boats


March...Astro-Jets (later known as Tomorrowland Jets and then Rocket Jets) opens in Tomorrowland. these individually controlled vehicles give Guests a bird's-eye view of Disneyland. as the attraction rotates.

June...Tom Sawyer Island Rafts begin operation in Frontierland.

Skyway to Tomorrowland and Fantasyland opens with 44 four-passenger gondolas suspended from a 2,400-foot-long cable, taking Guests between the two lands.

Storybook Land Canals Boats opens, changing the landscape of Canal Boats of the World from miniature cities and landmarks to iconic scenes from Disney fairy tales.

July...Rainbow Caverns Mine train begins operation in Frontierland. The caverns showcase pools and small waterfalls amid stalagmites and stalactites.

Indian War Canoes begin operation in Frontierland (later moved to Bear Country to become Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes).


April...Walt Disney and Shirley Temple dedicate the Sleeping Beauty Castle interior walk-through, featuring dioramas telling the "Sleeping Beauty" story.

June...Monsanto House of the Future opens in Tomorrowland. Built of plastics, this modernistic house features the latest in furniture, appliances and gadgets of the future.

Motor Boat Cruise opens in Fantasyland. Children enjoy piloting theirs crafts around the waterways under the Autopia bridges and Monorail beams.

The modernistic Viewliner train begins operation in Tomorrowland.

December...The first New Year's Eve Party is held in Disneyland, with 7,500 attending.


 March...Grand Canyon Diorama opens in Disneyland, part of the Santa Fe and Disneyland Railroad. At 306 feet long, it is the world's longest seamless hand-woven canvas.

June...Sailing ship Columbia opens. It is a full-scale replica of the original Columbia, the first ship to circumnavigate the globe in 1778.

Alice in Wonderland attraction opens in Fantasyland.

August...The Fire truck begins transportation services on Main Street, U.S.A.


January...Fantasyland Autopia opens due to the immense popularity of the original attraction.

June...Submarine Voyage attraction opens in Tomorrowland , billed as a voyage through "liquid space." The original eight subs hold 38 Guests, each with a porthole for viewing the underwater wonders-from mermaids to a giant sea serpent.

Disneyland -Alweg Monorail System opens in Tomorrowland. It represents the first ever urban monorail system in the U.S.- and what is viewed as the transportation of the future. In 1961,the beam expands to reach the Disneyland Hotel.

The Matterhorn Mountain with its Matterhorn Bobsleds opens in Fantasyland as the first thrill ride at Disneyland. The mountain is 147 feet high, 1/100th the height of the real Matterhorn and uses 2,175 steel girders.


May... Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland opens in Frontierland, taking Guests through a wilderness area populated with more than 200 lifelike bears, beavers and other critters. Pack mules are added two weeks later.

Art of Animation opens in Tomorrowland, showing the history and development of the animation process.


March... Marble figures of Snow White and the seven Dwarfs-straight from Italy- are brought in to create the Snow White Wishing Well and Grotto in Fantasyland. Walt invites Guests to make a wish and drop a coin into the well to benefit children's charities, a tradition that continues today.

June... Tinker Bell takes to the sky, flying from the peak of the Matterhorn to Sleeping Beauty Castle each night to begin the "Fantasy in the Sky" fireworks extravaganza.

The first Grad Nite brings 8,500 graduating seniors to Disneyland, making it the largest high school graduation party ever held in the U.S. at the time.

August...Flying Saucers-individually controlled, rubber-bumper circular ride vehicles propelled by air-open to rave reviews in Tomorrowland.

December...Sets from the movie make up the "Babes in Toyland" Exhibit in the Main Street Opera House-and, two years later, become the headquarters for the Mickey Mouse Club.

Sarfari Shooting Gallery (also known as Big Game Safari Shooting Gallery and Big Game Shooting Gallery) opens in Adventureland and provides target practice for "big game hunters." The guns even use real pellets.

November...Swiss Family Tree house opens in Adventureland. Modeled after the shipwrecked tree house in "Swiss Family Robinson," the entirely man-made tree is 150 tons, has 450 branches and towers 70 feet above Adventureland.


June...Featuring a new Audio-Animatronics system designed by WED Enterprises, Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room brings to life more than 200 colorful singing birds, flowers and powerful tiki gods to perform in a tropical musical review.


Although the New York World's Fair didn't occur at Disneyland, many of Walt Disney's exhibits-including "it's a small world" and "Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln"-found their permanent homes in Disneyland after debuting to enthusiastic fair audiences.

Jungle Cruise gets a new African Veldt region,, introducing Audio-Animatronics lions, giraffes, zebras, jackals, wildebeests, hyenas, antelope-and a new scene with frightened hunters trying to escape up a tree to avoid the sharp horn of an angry rhino

to be continued...Dr Lee

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Words of wisdom, "Singing in the shower"....

Singing in the shower, causes you to start dancing,

 And if you dance in the shower , you will slip in the shower,

 And when you slip,the par-medic's will see you in the  shower?

 are you sure you want that!

Just saying....Dr Lee

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Mad T Party:

 News from the rabbit hole: Mad T Party will be returning to Disney California Adventure Park as a new, dazzling experience on May 22.

 The return of the popular dance party of the nighttime entertainment coming for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, including "Paint the Night" parade, "Disneyland Forever" fireworks and "World of Color-Celebrate!".

Luigi's Flying Tires closes: new experience to open early next year.

 As we all know, Cars Land has been a huge success since it opened in 2012, and guests have told us that the cars themselves are the one of the things they love about Radiator Springs. So, on Feb.16, Luigi's Flying Tires closed as our favorite Fiat left to visit family in Italy, and when he returns early next year his Casa della Tires will reopen as an all-new attraction with a new ride system and new ride vehicles.

can't wait....Dr Lee

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

More stuff:


1. What year did the Tiki Room open?

2. When did Flight to the Moon change to Mission to Mars?

3. What was Dr Lee's First attraction as a new Cast Member?


1. 1963

2. 1975 

3. Mark Twain

Cool...Dr Lee

Test your knowledge:


1... What were the original plans for the Pirates of the Caribbean?

2...What was the famous restaurant which was located where the entrance of Pirates is now located?

3...What was the name of and the type of food served in the restaurant which was located in Frontierland and sponsored by the actor Don Deford?

4...Where was the first Mexican food restaurant located at Disneyland?

5...Who did the Frito Kid call to when asking for another bag of Fritos from the vending machine?

6...What was the name of the Navy-clad group who played in Tomorrowland in th 1950s?

7...What was the name of the rock band that Sonny Anderson played the drummer with at Disneyland?

8...What was the name of the motor airplane that were flown and displayed in Tomorrowland in front of Rocket to the Moon?

9...What was the name of the bakery that was first located on Main Street, U.S.A.?

10...What was the name of the swimsuit company that had a ship located on Main Street, U.S.A.?

11...What was the location of Mineral Hall?

12...What was the name of the parrot on the Pirate Ship?

13...What day , month and  year did Dr Lee start working at Disneyland?


1.Walk through attraction

2. The Chicken Plantation

3. BBQ food/ Don DeFord's Silver Banjo

4. At the entrance to Pirates (prior to Don DeFord's restaurant)


6. The Yachtsman

7. The Spacemen

8. Cox model airplanes



11. The space now occupied by Custodial next to Casa Mexicana

12. Paco

13. 12/12/81

Having fun...Dr Lee

Monday, February 23, 2015

Disneyland Trivia:

 The Emerald of Anaheim Hotel opened next to the Disneyland Hotel property in 1984.

 Owned by a Japanese company, it was renamed the Pan Pacific Hotel before being purchased by The Walt Disney Company in 1995 and renamed the Disneyland Pacific Hotel. Today it is Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel.

I remember when this was built.....Dr Lee

Friday, February 6, 2015

Happiness is.... sharing the dream of Disneyland:

 Van France, Founder, Disney University

  What does a brand new Cast Member have in common with a Cast Member celebrating his or her 40th service anniversary????

 Simple: They both have a passion for creating happiness.

 Van Arsdale France introduced the uniquely Disney philosophy of "creating happiness" back in 1955, before Disneyland opened its gates. Walt Disney understood that his new concept in family entertainment would require training curriculum that was just as unique as his park, so he personally hired Van to establish an unparalleled employee orientation program. Van had a background in creating employee training programs for, among others, the U.S.Army and airline industry. But Disneyland presented a unique challenge.

 "Disneyland at that time was still very much Walt's dream," Van said in an interview before he passed away in 1999, recalling the challenge of communicating the concept to the park's first hosts and hostesses. "There weren't too many people that understood what he had in mind." Yet Van identified a common thread between Disneyland and all the other organizations he worked with prior: a team needs to work together towards a goal. And at Disneyland, what better goal could there be than creating happiness for others???

With that in mind, Van emphasized Cast Members' responsibility to understand and cater to Guests while never losing their enthusiasm. In 1962, he proposed the University of Disneyland, designed to instill in Cast Members the philosophies, resources ands skills required to deliver a level of guest Service unsurpassed by any other organization. The Disney University concept would eventually become a model for other companies, and it wasn't long before it expanded to Disney operations across the globe.

 Van France's legendary career of promoting Walt Disney's philosophies has provided an invaluable foundation for our orientation program-known today as Traditions-as well as the DU growth and development opportunities that provide continued inspiration to our Cast. France was named a Disney Legend in 1994.

remember talking with him during my career .... Dr Lee

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Get ready for a sparkling Celebration:

 The Disneyland Resort is getting ready to dazzle.

 When the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration kicks off in May to mark our 60th anniversary, we'll welcome a nighttime parade that sparkles with more than 1.5 million lights, a moving, new version of "World of Color" that celebrates Walt Disney's dream for Disneyland and a street-to-sky fireworks spectacular that uses innovative technology to make every Guest feel immersed in the stories we all love.

Here's a sneak peek of what's in store beginning May 22nd:

 'Disneyland Forever' fireworks spectacular....

 Imagine flying over the streets of London with Tinker Bell. With a sprinkle of pixie dust, you're dancing through the jungle with King Louie from "The Jungle Book." An instant later, you're diving under the sea with Sebastian from "The Little Mermaid." And that's just the beginning of "Disneyland Forever," a fireworks spectacular beyond anything seen before at Disneyland Park.

 Thanks to the largest installation of projection mapping technology in a Disney park, the fireworks "stage" will extend to Main Street, U.S.A., "it's a small world," the Rivers of America and the Matterhorn as projections transform familiar park icons into stunning story scenes from beloved Disney and Disney-Pixar films.

Two original songs also will be featured, the theme "Live the Magic," and the inspiring closing song "Kiss Goodnight," written by Disney Legend Richard Sherman.

'Paint the Night' parade....

 We'll see Disneyland Park in a whole new light during "Paint the Night" parade, the fist all-LED parade at the resort. More than 1.5 million individually controlled lights will flash and glow as they bring Disney stories to life, illuminating spectacular floats and gracing characters' and dancers' costumes.

In addition to Mickey Mouse and his pals, beloved characters from "Monsters,Inc.," "Cars," "The Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast," "Toy Story" and "Frozen" will delight Guests.

'World of Color-Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney'....

 Testing has already began for an all-new "World of Color," a moving tribute to Walt Disney and the storytelling that has brought happiness to millions all over the world.

 Guests will go on a light-hearted but inspirational journey through the unparalleled imagination of Walt Disney, exploring his legacy of memorable animated moments and the dream of Disneyland Park.

All dressed up....

 Of course, many areas of the resort will be dressed for the occasion!!!

The iconic jewels of each park- Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park and Carthay Circle Theatre at Disney California Adventure Park-will glisten with diamond overlays. A "Diamond D" logo and shades of Disneyland blue will grace banners, bunting and overlays around the theme parks, hotels, Downtown Disney and around the city of Anaheim. While the preparations for this massive resort enhancement has already began, most of the work will be done between February and April with the finishing touches applied in May.

"60 years ago, Walt Disney welcomed the first Guests to Disneyland. Nearly 3 billion Guests visits later, it's amazing to contemplate all that Disney Parks and Resorts represents to so many Guests around the world. We've conceived the Disneyland Diamond Anniversary as a celebration of this special place that started it all. Disneyland was envisioned as a place that encourages all of us to be 'forever young,' in part by being forever young itself...so we're celebrating not just the last 60 years, but all that is yet to come.

Tom Staggs, Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

I was approx. 2 years old when Disneyland opened....Dr Lee

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Circle D achieves groundbreaking zero waste certification:

 There's something missing at the Circle D Corral-trash cans.

 The Circle D Corral Team's commitment to conservation made history this month when the facility earned a zero waste gold level certification from the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council for diverting 99 percent of its trash, making it the first facility within The Walt Disney Company- or at any theme park- to achieve this goal.

 The journey to zero waste began four years ago, when stable attendant Andrea Raney recognized that most of the backstage ranch's waste was compostable. Andrea partnered with the Disneyland Resort's environmental teams to transition the area's 30-yard garbage bin to a compost bin.

With her team's support (after a bit of convincing), Andrea removed almost all of Circle D's waste bins-including her own leader's trash can. She found ways to reduce office paper and disposable paper cups. The team expanded its recycling of cardboard, plastics, metals, cans, bottles, paper and more. They compost all animal waste and hand towels, and, through partnerships with other areas, now also compost the resort's coffee grounds and laundry lint.

very cool....Dr Lee


 There are 7 days in a week! However, "someday" isn't one of them!

Dr Lee

Monday, December 29, 2014

Tinker Bell Half Marathon,2015:

 This race will move to Mother's Day weekend in 2015. Last year, more than 30,000 spectators and participants turned out for the race weekend, which drew a record 15,500 runners .

start a new year, and start getting into shape....Dr Lee

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


""""'MERRY CHRISTMAS"""""...............