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.

Dr. Lee Waiting For The Next Drink Order!

Dr. Lee Waiting For The Next Drink Order!

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Oswald The Lucky Rabbit:

 Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, one of Walt Disney's earliest cartoon stars, has made his way off the page and into sunny Buena Vista Street in Disney California Adventure Park. Over the past couple of years, Guests have been donning rabbit ear hats and enjoying Oswald ice cream sundaes at Clarabelle's. Now, Guests can meet the lucky rabbit himself.

 Oswald made his film debut Sept. 5,1927, in the cartoon short "Trolley Troubles". Walt went on to produce 26 Oswald the Lucky Rabbit shorts before losing the rights to the character in 1928. It was that experience that inspired the creation of Mickey Mouse-and the rest is history. Oswald finally returned to the Disney family in 2006 and made his first Disney parks appearance earlier this year at Tokyo DisneySea.

 Oswald is scheduled to make appearances from park open to 7 p.m. daily between the entrance turnstiles and Hyperion Bridge.

interesting...Dr Lee

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Anna & Elsa's Boutique:

 The Downtown Disney District is about to get a cool new location.

 Opening Oct. 6,2014, Anna & Elsa's Boutique  will be the shopping destination for all "Frozen" character merchandise.

Opening in the space formerly occupied by Studio Disney 365, the boutique will offer transformations inspired by beloved characters like Anna, Elsa and Olaf. Available merchandise will include apparel, plush, costumes and more. 


Package prices and components vary.

I have a 4 year old granddaughter,interesting????   Dr Lee

Happy Birthday to a friend:

Happy 20th birthday Andrew........

Dr Lee

Friday, October 10, 2014

A "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" Day:

 On July 17, 1989, Splash Mountain opened at Disneyland, joining the park's other famous mountain attractions, Matterhorn Bobsleds,Space Mountain and Big Thunder Railroad. Peaking at 87 feet tall, the attraction  features characters from the animated sequences of Walt Disney's classic film "Song of the South."

The film comes to life as Guests board a hollowed-out log vehicle to join the clever Brer Rabbit on his search for a "Laughin Place," encountering trouble with Brer Bear and  Brer Fox along the way. Critters serenade the travelers  with songs from the film as the log floats downstream, eventually careening five stories down Chick-A-Pin Hill and splashing into Briar Patch.

The attraction's finale reminds Brer Rabbit and Guests about the comforts of home and guarantees a " Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah"day. The showboat in the finale was also the largest animated prop at the time, measuring 50 feet wide and 30 feet high.

 Many of the 100 Audio-Animatronics figures were repurposed from the America Sings attraction, which closed in 1988.

 The addition of Splash Mountain-along with a new restaurant, Harbor Galley, and two new shops- capped a project to transform the land, formerly known as Bear Country, into Critter Country.

Love that drop.....Dr Lee

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Did you know?????????

Fun Disneyland Facts!!!!

1...The Disneyland site was originally a 160 acre orange grove.

2...Disneyland opened to great fanfare on July 17, 1955!!!

3...The opening was hosted by Ronald Reagan (future U.S. President), Art Linkletter and Bob Cummings.

4...ABC added 90 million viewers through their television coverage.

5...Construction for Disneyland began on July 21, 1954.

6...11,000 invitation  only tickets were issued but were easily duplicated that the attendance on that opening day rose to 28,154.

7...Official general admission cost $1.

8...Cost of attractions ranged from 10 cents to 35 cents.

9... The Mark Twain was moved, deck by deck, down the Santa Ana freeway to the park.

10...Tinker Bell's first Disneyland flight from the Matterhorn was in 1961.

11...Walt did the voice of Mickey from the late 1920's up until about 1946, when got too busy and turned the chore over to his sound effects man, Jim MacDonald.

12...The Disney ancestors came from a town in France called Isigny-sur-Mer. In French,some one from Isigny would be written "d'Isigny." That was later Anglicized to Disney.

and finally....

13...Disneyland was built in 1 year for a total cost of $17.5 Million Dollars.

Now you are in the know...Dr Lee

Monday, September 22, 2014

Inside the Ontario warehouse:

 Stepping into the Ontario warehouse is like walking into a small town with rows of shelves towering above like tall buildings. The sounds of beeping horns fill the air, as Cast Members use this "language" to signal their movements. The warehousing process runs so efficiently, it seems choreographed, which is essential since the Ontario warehouse team sends full truckloads to the resort three to six times  daily. This 285,000 square-foot warehouse  also supports Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, and Disney Cruise Line on the West Coast.

In addition to the merchandise items and operational supplies stored, the warehouse also hosts items that might seem unconventional. Hundreds of attraction tooling and mold materials are stored here, in the event that they are needed for future reference.

The 48 Cast Members who work at the Ontario warehouse take great pride in what they do, agreeing that a devotion to teamwork leads to their team's success.

Located some 30 miles from the Disneyland Resort, as soon as a product is sold in the Disneyland Resort, the replenishment process is triggered, notifying  the team on when and which items need to be shipped to Anahiem.

The Distribution Services Cast Members load those items onto trailers and deliver the shipments to Building 100 at the Disneyland Resort.

Next, a team prepares to distribute the items throughout the Disneyland Resort. Scanners linked to a database system tell cast Members what items should be "picked" and where the should go. Teams gather these items by filling red totes and loading them onto a conveyor belt system. The technology is so precise that the system knows exactly how many units will fill one tote and how much it should weight when full, leading to greater efficiency and accuracy. Once items arrive at their ultimate destination, Cast Members prepare the items-the stage where the products ultimalely make their way to the Guest.

Love it....Dr Lee

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Just a thought:

"One small crack does not mean that you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn't fall apart."

Hummmmmm....Dr Lee

Monday, September 15, 2014

Save the date:

 CHOC Walk Oct. 12,2014.....

 Join more than 15,000 walkers and participate in the 24th annual CHOC Walk benefiting CHOC Children's Hospital through the Disney VoluntEARS walking team or registering as a "sleeping bear." Register at chocwalk.org.

 The Disneyland Resort will match all funds raised by the Disney VoluntEARS Walk Team.

See you there...Dr Lee

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

This is funny!!!!!!

"I just did a weeks worth of cardio after walking into a spider's web!!!!

do you agree...Dr Lee

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Historyand Heritage:

 What could you accomplish in 361 days!!!

 Walt Disney built a theme park????

That's right-it took less than a year from time bulldozers first arrived at the orange groves in Anaheim to the day the first Guests were welcomed at the Main Entrance of Disneyland.

 July 21,1954 (Dr Lee was 2 years,1 month and 1 day old).....
   The first trees were cleared from the property Walt Disney purchased. the main work involved removing citrus trees and moving 11 houses.

August 1954...
  Actual earth-moving began, but there was no official groundbreaking ceremony. The McNeil Construction Company of Los Angeles, the lowest of 8 bidders, was awarded the construction contract, which included excavation for a lake , rivers and a bed for railroad track, installation of all underground utilities and a railroad overpass to serve as the entrance to the park.

 Also in August, a 50-foot camera was installed in the center of the hub to record construction. In addition, a merry-go-around was purchased in Toronto. After it was shipped to California, it was altered to a four-abreast configuration, and all standing horses were converted to jumpers.

 The first "Disneyland" television series episode debuted; later episodes included construction progress updates.

 Major companies committed to participation in Disneyland, including Santa Fe, Bekins, U.S. Time, Chicken of the Sea, ABC, Carnation, TWA, and American Motors.

December 1954...
 Earth work, fencing, water mains, gas lines and telephone conduits neared completion. At this time, the total staff consisted of 21 permanent cast members and five consultants (excluding contractors.)

January 1955...
 Construction began on Tomorrowland. Originally not planned to open with the rest of the park, Walt changed his mind and included Tomorrowland as part of opening day. He also announced plans to build a hotel on West Street. The Disneyland Hotel was initially owned and operated by the Wrather Corp.

May 1955...
 The first orientation program was conducted by Van France, who founded Disney University and was later named a Disney Legend. The term "We Create Happiness" was rolled out- and is still used today.

July 17, 1955...
 Opening Day (Invitational Press Preview); the park opened to the general public the following day.

Opening day Facts & Figures....

 5, number of lands(Main Street, U.S.A., Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Adventureland and Frontierland.)

18, number of attractions

28,154, number of Guests

70 million, estimated number of Americans who watched the live broadcast of opening day

Started my career at Disney on 12-12-81, and the rest is history...Dr Lee

Just a thought:

A sign that I recently saw made me think??????

No free WIFI?????

Go ahead talk to each other!!!!!!

Dr Lee

P.S.  having computer issues, things have improved, will blog lots more.....

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Fun Facts:

Disneyland opened July 17,1953, with 18 major attractions. Today, there are more than 60 adventures and attractions.

From groundbreaking to opening day, Disneyland was built in 365 days.

Well over 600 million guests have passed through the gates of Disneyland since opening day, including 7 U.S. presidents and many other prominent 20th century dignitaries and celebrities.

Having fun is hungry and thirsty work. Every year, Guests at the Disneyland Resort consume an estimated 3 million hamburgers, 2 million hot dogs, 6.5 million orders of French fries, 1.6 million servings of popcorn, 3.2 million servings of ice cream, 1.9 million gallons of soft drinks and 2.8 million churros.

Disneyland Park does not sell chewing gum, because Walt Disney wanted to keep the park clean and prevent Guests from being inconvenienced by stepping in a gooey mess.

Every Disneyland Cast Member wears a name tag, even the draft horses that pull the trolleys up and down Main Street, U.S.A.

Disneyland Resort dresses approximately 21,000 Cast Members, and also maintains costumes for more than 650 Audio-Animatronics figures.

Keeping Disneyland Park clean is no small task. Cast Members use 1,000 brooms, 500 dust pans and 3,000 mops a year to keep the park looking its best, and collects approximately30 tons of trash during a busy day-about 12 million pounds annually. The streets of Disneyland are washed and steamed-cleaned after closing each day.

Not all of the refuse collected in the resort goes to the landfill. Every year, Disneyland Park recycles approximately 4.1 million pounds of cardboard; 1.3 million pounds of green waste; 370,000 pounds of office paper; 361,260 pounds of glass bottles;274,280 pounds of plastic bottles; and 17,240 pounds of aluminum cans.

More than 5,000 gallons of paint are used each year to keep Disneyland looking fresh and better-than-new.

Disneyland has 10 bodies of water, which hold nearly 20 million gallons of water.

The King Arthur Carrousel has 68 horses. No two are alike and they all move.

Mickey Mouse not the original choice for a name, originally he was to be named Mortimer.

Walt Disney did not allow his male Cast members to have mustaches.
 When the moat around Sleeping Beauty's castle was dredged, all the money recovered  was given to charity.

Richard Nixon's famous "I am not a crook" speech was given at Disneyland. He and Walt Disney were good friends. The Burbank Studio is held up on the hands of statues of the seven dwarfs. The studio was built with the proceeds from Snow White.

ABC once owned shares in Disneyland very early on, now Disney owns ABC.

Just thought you would like to know...Dr Lee

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Fun Fact....

When Disneyland opened, Anaheim had 5 hotels and 2 motels with a total of 87 rooms and there were 34 restaurants in the city.  Today, Anaheim boasts approximately 150 hotels and motels with more than 18,000 rooms and over 450 restaurants.

 Worked part time at the now closed Mr Stox restaurant (fine dining) as the night bartender for approx. 17 years, while working days at Club 33...Dr Lee

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Dr Lee is needed inside Le Salon Nouveau!

There is little doubt that Club 33 simply isn't the same without 'The Good Doctor' tending bar. With the opening of Le Salon Nouveau, aka The Jazz Lounge, we'll miss Dr. Lee even more!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Fun fact....

Did you know that Doritos were invented in Frontierland at the Frito-Lay Mexican food location shortly after the park opened????

 The location started cutting up the extra tortillas into triangles, frying them and serving them to guests. The snack was such a hit, Frito-Lay started selling them across the country in 1966.

Love them Doritos....Dr Lee

P.S.  62 today...