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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Saturday, April 5, 2014

April 22,earth day!!!!!


Last year, 311,873,713 pounds of material was recycled at the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts- roughly the weight of 891,068 Dumbo flying elephant attraction vehicles. With results like this, it's important that we continue to promote programs, policies and best practices to help conserve the natural world and increase environmental awareness.

 In 2013,Disneyland showed how we went outside and connected with nature. Earth Month 2014 is the perfect time to take the next step and help protect nature for future generations. Here are some of the ways Disneyland Resort Cast Members have been making a difference.

1...Food Scraps Diversion....59 Food and Beverage locations at the Disneyland Resort have been capturing seven tons of food scraps per day, which are turned into animal feed.  Roughly the weight of an Indiana Jones Adventure attraction vehicle in food scraps each day.

2...Electric Vehicle Charging... A total of 30 ChargePoint electric vehicle charging ports were installed in the Mickey & Friends and Team Disney Anahiem parking structures. The Disneyland Resort now has one of the largest collections of privately owned, publicly visited EV charging stations in Southern California.

3...Cardboard Recycling... Recycling at the Disneyland Resort has been expanded to include all types cardboard, instead of only corrugated. This has resulted in a 23 percent increase in loose cardboard recycling.

4...Temperature Set Points... Temperature set points ensure we are not overheating or cooling all of our indoor spaces- both onstage and backstage. Our commitment to these set points has helped contribute to a 10.7 percent reduction in electricity use for the resort since 2006, despite higher attendance, hotel occupancy and longer operating hours for our parks.

5...Goodwill Partnership... Over the past year, the Disneyland Resort expanded our partnership with Goodwill by donating items such as used Cast Member shoes, a variety of costumes and mattresses from our resort hotels.

6...Circle D Composting... The resort saw a 72 percent increase in the first quarter of fiscal 2014 in composting at Circle D with the addition of coffee grouds from resort restaurants and laundry lint from the Disneyland Hotel industrial dyers.

Did you know????

1... The average Californian uses about 192 gallons of water a day?

2...Turn water off when brushing teeth or shaving?

3...Soak pot and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean?

4...Use the washing machine and dishwasher only when full?

5...Water outdoor plants at night to prevent evaporation and install drip tubing instad of sprinklers?

6...Use only the water you need, do not leave the faucet runnung unnecessarily?

Did you know this about Dr Lee at Club 33...

 Back about 1992, I started recycling all glass bottles at my location, Club 33 bar. With the blessings of my then manager, Tom, I was given 2 big yellow bins for behind the bar. As drinks were made or poured,all glass was then place inside these bins. In the mid 80's, I still remember throwing away daily large amounts of glass mixed with food waste.This recycling project increased my closing daily duties,and many a bartender at night wasn't fond of this added duty.
 To this day ,I have been told it still continues.Habits are hard to change......Dr Lee

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Hold on to your hats and glasses:

 The wildest ride in the wilderness is back!!!!!

 Almost 35 years ago the abandoned mines of Big Thunder Mountain opened, inviting Guests on a spirited journey through "the wildest ride in the wilderness." After being closed for a major refurbishment over the past 14 months, the runaway mine train attractionis now back on track (a brand new one!!) to the delight of Guests and Cast alike.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad first opened in 1979, so it was time for a major rebuild with all-new track, trains,lighting, audio and show elements that needed upgrading. The town of Rainbow Ridge, a Frontierland staple dating back to the 1956 Rainbow Caverns Mine Train attraction, was completely rebuilt with the original blueprints and artifacts.

The attraction officially reopened to guests on March 17, Cast Members had an opportunity to ride during a test-and-adjust period in late February and early March.

 The refurbishment project- a partnership between the Disneyland Resort Facility Asset Management team and Walt Disney Imagineering- required 46 months of planning and coordination to replace a half-mile of track, miles of electrical wire and tens of thousands of square feet of rockwork. The project included the expansion of the two unloading areas- as well as a new exit ramp that has greatly improved accessibility for Guests with disabilities. The expansion has reduced congestion on the platforms to improve efficiency while Guests are exiting the vehicles.

 There are new surprises on the attraction, too. We can't reveal what happens when Guests reach the dynamite, but let's just say they are guaranteed to have a blast!!!!!!



DID YOU KNOW?

1...The original Rainbow Caverns Mine Train attraction (later called Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland) transported Guests around Frontierland from 1956 to 1977.

2...Big Thunder Mountain Railroad was named after one of the two waterfalls found in the original Rainbow Caverns Mine Train attraction,"Big Thunder" and "Little Thunder."

3...Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah and its unique "hoodoos" inspired the look of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

4...More than 230 tons of gold ore were trucked to Disneyland from Silver Queen Mine in the Mojave Dessert.

5...A century-old stamp mill and other mining gear placed throughout the attraction were sourced from abondoned mines in Nevada, Colorado, Minnesota and Wyoming.

6...The sounds of big thunder trains were mixed into the mine chase sequence in "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom."




Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Legend of Big Thunder!!!!!

 Whispers of a supernatural force deep within Big Thunder Mountain were soon forgotten when a prospector discovered gold on its slopes in the late 1860s. The Big Thunder Mountain Mining Company staked its claim,but as prospectors began to dig deeper into the mountain's core with the help of dynamite and explosives, a strange force was awakened. Miners began hearing ghostly sounds and equipment mysteriously failed. When trains began rolling into the station with no human hand at the control, miners soon left in droves.

 Big Thunder Mountain Mining remains in operation with only a few daring souls left. However, those brave enough to board a driver-less mine train may find more than gold in the mountain- they'll discover the wildest ride in the wildness.



sounds like fun to me...Dr Lee

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Something to think about???????

 Never, Never lie to an X-RAY tech,  because he can "SEE" right through you, HAHA!!


Dr Lee

Honk your horn for No. 53!!!!

 On March 13,1969, Herbie, the 1963 Volkswagen racing Beetle, drove his way into our hearts in the film "The Love Bug." Ten days later, 101 Guest-decorated Beetles made their way down Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland on "Love Bug" Day to celebrate the film's release.


 The cars were judged in the categories of most psychedelic, toylike, comical and best personality. Morton and Barbara Allen of Studio City took top honors and won a brand new 1969 Volkswagen Beetle. Other prizes included RCA portable color TV's, Kodak Super-8 movie cameras and projectors, and new Polaroid cameras.


 The live-action film followed the story of Herbie, a pearl white car with a mind of its own and distinguished by red and blue racing strips and No. 53 on its doors. The comedy starred Dean Jones, Michele Lee and Bubby Hackett. Herbie has starred in a TV series and six films, including the most recent "Herbie: Fully Loaded" in 2005 starring Lindsay Lohan.




As a kid, I remember going to the movies to watch "Herbie The Love Bug," ...Dr Lee

Sunday, March 16, 2014

it's time to Smash The Half:

runDisney has announced a new race at the Disneyland Resort this fall that promises to unleash your super hero.


 Join the Avengers team-Captain America,Thor,Hulk,Black Widow,Hawkeye and Tony Stark-for the inaugural Avengers Super Heroes Hal Marathon Weekend at the Disneyland Resort November 14-16,2014. This new race weekend will feature a half marathon,5K, kids races and a Health and Fitness Expo. It will also be eligible for the Coast-to-Coast Challenge.


In addition to superhero-themed entertainment, the Avengers team will be out in force to cheer runners along the 13.1-mile run through the resort and along the historical and colorful streets around the resort area. Runners crossing the finish line will be rewarded with a victory celebration and an Avengers Super Heroes finishers medal.


 This will be the eighth runDisney  event and third at the Disneyland Resort, joining the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend (Aug.28-31) and Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend (May 7-10,2015)




get your running shoes on...Dr Lee

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Disney's first official fan club turns five:

   On March 10,2009, Disney fans were invited to join The Walt Disney Company's first official fan club.

D23 was created to give Disney fans unprecedented access "backstage and behind closed doors to get the inside scoop from every part of Disney, while experiencing the nostalgia, adventure and fantasy of Disney as never before." The "23" represents 1923, when Walt arrived in California and, with his brother Roy, founded what would grow to become The Walt Disney Company.

The multimedia fan club offers its paying members access to an exclusive D23 website with behind-the-scenes stories, a quarterly publication, discounts and the massive D23 Expo, along with other special events offerings. This year, D23 will visit New York City, San Franisco, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, Orlando and other U.S. cities to commemorate dozens of magical Disney milestones celebrating landmark anniversaries. D23's Disney Fanniversary events will be open to the public, with special surpises just for D23 Members.

For more information about membership-and to join free, visit D23.com..........very cool   Dr Lee

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Captain America arrives in Disneyland Park:

 While Captain America may still be struggling to find his place in the modern world, you'll soon be able to find him in Innoventions in Disneyland Park. Cast previews for the new Captain America: The Living Legend and Symbol of Courage will take place March 1 from 8-9:45 a.m. and March 3 from 9-10:45 a.m. Cast should enter backstage in Tomorrowland: you may attend in costume.

 Captain America will begin meeting Guests March 7-just in time for the theatrical release of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" on April 4.

At his new home in Tomorrowland, Captain America will stand proud in a patriotic setting befitting the Frist Avenger, ready to greet friends and fans alike. And when visiting Innoventions, Guests can also experience Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries and Thor: Treasures of Asgard.


Love those Super Heroes...Dr Lee

Sunday, February 16, 2014

History and Heritage

 The Winter Games-with the Disney touch.

 On Febuary 18,1960, the Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, California, kicked off with an opening ceremony that had the Disney touch. Literally!!

Walt Disney served as chairman of the Pageantry Committee for the 1960 Winter Games, overseeing the opening and closing ceremonies, entertainment, the torch relay, publicity and more. Walt Disney enlisted the help of a number of his colleagues and friends, including Disney Legend and artist John Hench, who designed the 79-foot Tower of Nations with 30 aluminum crests representing the participating nations. This also became the site for medal ceremonies, marking the first time these ceremonies were open to the public. John Hench also designed a new look for the Olympic torch, a form still used today.

 The 1960 Games were also the first to be nationally televised.The opening ceremony included 5,000 participants, 1,285 instruments and 2,645 voices from 52 California and Nevada high school bands and even daytime fireworks, also considered a first. Walt Disney even made sure the athletes were entertained. One evening, the entire cast of the Golden Horseshoe Revue from Disneyland performed for the Olympians.


FUN FACT:

Sponsorships for the 1960 Winter Games included 30 flagpoles, which were sold at $500-$600 each and included a plaque signed by Walt Disney. Today, two of these poles can be  found at The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, Calfornia.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Cool year 2013 was:


 Looking back at all the fun, memories and good times 2013 was,well let's see:

I have two wonderful daughters and one has already given me a amazing grand-daughter,"Averie" and she will be 4 in March. Having moved to Pleasant Hill, California in 07 to be with my then girlfriend and her two outstanding kids,I continue to live there and grow daily in all that Northern California has to offer.

Traveling between Southern and Northern California a few times each month,my car knows the Interstate 5 freeway well. In my travels, I have made some truly great friends along the way. Thru fog in Bakersfield and rain and snow over the grapevine, it's never the same.

This past year there were two movies that I liked, first was the "Lone Ranger"(Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer) and then there was "Saving Mr. Banks"(Tom Hanks as Walt Disney).

My favorite time at the Disneyland Resort is the holiday season, from Friday the 13th, the 13th year of Haunted Mansion Holiday, Mickey's Halloween Party, Candlelight Ceremony & Processional ( I sang for 5 years in Candlelight,mid 90s) to Happy New Year and all those amazing fireworks, WOW!!!!

So on to 2014,let's see what it will bring. To everyone who reads this, thank you!!!

Dr Lee.......Later

Sunday, December 29, 2013

2013,a look back;

  2013 Disneyland , What will you remember????

 With 2013 in the rear view, it's time to remember what happened at the Disneyland Resort,from January to December.

 Fantasy Faire gave the princesses a new place to call home, and through a Magical Map, good ol` Mickey did roam.

 VoluntEARS marked 30 years of giving that's second to none, and Haunted Mansion Holiday scared up 13 years of frightful fun.

"Unleash the Villains" meant plenty of screams, While Olaf from "Frozen" warmed up "Winter Dreams."

So sit back and enjoy the year in review....

Jan.10...Golden Horseshoe Revue, Miss Lily and her Saloon Girls starred in "A Salute to the Golden Horseshoe Revue"- a Limited Time Magic musical variety shoe inspired by the world-famous Frontierland shoe.

Jan.16...Third-shift Celebration, The hard work of more than 1,100 third-shift Cast Members was celebrated at the Disneyland Hotel.

Jan. 20...Tinker Bell Half Marathon...nearly 200 Cast Members were among the 12,000 runners who went the 13.1-mile distance.

Feb.2...CHOC Tower, The new CHOC Childern's Hospital tower was unveiled, featuring a "Finding Nemo"-inspired lobby and Trutle Talk with Crush show. The project was partially funded by a $5 million contribution from the Disneyland Resort.

Feb.8-13...Lunar New Year, Year of the Snake was celebrated in the traditions of the Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese cultures at Disney California Adventure Park.

Feb.12...Nearly 600 Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Cast, Crew and Imagineers worldwide were notified that they were recipients of the prestigious Walt Disney Legacy Award. The award dinner was held May 7.

Feb. 28...Minnie Moonlit Madness... The night belonged to 1,400 Cast Members and their families and friends during a frenzied, music-themed trivia hunt during the annual event.

March 5-6...15 years of Flashback...The musical Cast production raised $30,000 for charity while celebrating its 15th anniversary with production of its "greatest hits" including "I Love the 80s" and "Gold Rush."

March 6...Heroes work here, The Walt Disney Company announced it surpassed its goal to provide 1,000 career opportunities for returning U.S. veterans over a three-year period by hiring more than 1,300 veterans in one year. The new goal: hire 1,000 more veterans over the next two years.

March 12...Fantasy Faire, The new Fantasy Faire, an extension of Fantasyland, officially opened. It features the Royal Hall, where Disney princesses welcome Guests, and the Royal Theatre, where the tales of "Beauty and the Beast" and "Tangled" are presened with vaudeville flair.

March 22...New `Disney Junior- Live on Stage!`,Doc McStuffins and Sofia the First join the popular Hollywood Land show.

April 9...Buzz Price gets a window,Disney Legend and economist Harrison "Buzz" Price, who helped Walt Disney determine the site for Disneyland, was honored posthumously with a Window on Main Street, U.S.A.

April 13...Something new to marvel, Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries opens to Guests at Innoventions in Disneyland Park.

April 22...Earth Day,Get Outside Challenge, Cast Members were encouraged to explore the great outdoors for Earth Month and share their photos for the Get Outside 10K Challenge.

May 1...Disney VoluntEARS mark anniversary, Cast Members celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Disney VoluntEARS program.

May 24...Monstrous Summer all-nighter. Cast Members scared up some fun during a 24-hour party at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Parks to celebrate the release of "Monsters University."

May 25...Mickey & the Magical Map` premieres. A refurbished Fantasyland Theatre welcomed Guests to a new, 22-minute live stage show that features Mickey Mouse and a magical map that comes to life and takes him on a musical adventure he'll never forget.

`Opa! A Celebration of Greece. The Citizens of Greece philosophized with Guests- and trained with Hercules-during `Opa! A Celebration of Greece,"a two-day festival at Disney California Adventure Park.

June 22...`The Lone Ranger` premiere. The stars came out for the premiere of "The Lone Ranger" at Disney California Adventure Park, the park's first-ever movie world premiere. Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer walked the red carpet down Buena Vista Street and Hollywood Boulevard-and even the Lone Ranger's faithful horse,Silver, made an appearance.

June 23...The birds are still singing. Walt Disney Enchanted Tiki Room celebreated 50 years of making magic for Guests.

July 1...Disney Gallery and Disnyana get new homes. The Disney Gallery moved to a new space inside The Disneyland Story presenting "Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln," and Disneyana moved to a spot next door, which now includes a space for artists from the Ink & Paint program.

July 2...Sofia the First debuts. Sofia the First, the princess from storybook world of Enchancia, began greeting fans in Disney California Adventure Park.

July12...Magic outside the berm.  The iconic C-A-L-I-F-O-R-N-I-A letters that welcomed Guests to Disney California Adventure Park for 10 years found a new home at the California State Fair at Cal Expo in Sacramento.

July 17...Disneyland Resort celebrates its anniversary. Disneyland Resort Cast Members celebrated 58 years of "The Happiest Place on Earth."

July 15-21...The "original" boy band. The Dapper Dans share their take on popular boy band songs from "NSYNC to One Direction.

Aug.7...Canoe Races final. After weeks of practice and qualifying rounds, D.C. Anchor Ladies (women's), OARlords (men) and United (coed) were declared winners of the 50th anniversary Disneyland Resort Canoe Races.

Aug. 9-11...D23 Expo. Disney fans descended upon the Anahiem Convention Center for the three-day D23 Expo.

Aug.14...Don't look into the eyes. A new curse was unleashed in the Indiana Jones Adventure. Guests will never look at the eyes of Mara the same way again!

Sept. 1...Disneyland Half Marathon. Approximately 17,500 runners registered for the race through Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, Angel Stadium and the streets of  Anahiem.

Sept. 8-14...International Housekeeping Week. Housekeepers across the Disneyland Resort celebrated their hard work with a full week of events, including a banquet at Disney's Grand California Hotel & Spa.

Sept. 12...Service Celebration...Cast Members celebrating a milestone anniversary of 10 years or more were treated to a party just for them in Adventureland, Frontierland and New Orleans Square.

Sept.13...Spookiest time of the year. The Unleash the Villains event kicked off the first day of Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, appropriately, on Friday the 13 continued during the 13th year of Haunted Mansion Holiday (which contained a Gingerbread House with 13 Jack Skellington heads) and at the 13 dates for Mickey's Halloween Party.

Sept. 27...Market House reopens. The second Starbucks location at the Disneyland Resort opened in a reimagined Market House on Main Street, U.S.A..

Oct. 9...Little Monsters. Cast Members and their Guests enjoyed some frightful fun at the Little Monsters event in Disneyland Park.

Oct.13...CHOC Walk...This year's Disney VoluntEARS team, comprised of nearly 500 walkers, worked together to raise almost $200,000. In all, this year's CHOC walkers raised $2 million for Childern's Hospital of Orange County.

Oct.19-20. MS 150, This year, 115 Disney VoluntEARS biked 150 miles from Orange County to San Diego in the annual Bike MS Bay to Bay Tour, raising $100,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Nov.1...Tony Baxter gets a window. Disney Legend Tony Baxter, who helped create iconic attractions like Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Splash Mountain and Indiana Jones Adventure during his 43 years at WDI, was presented with a Window on Main Street, U.S.A.

Nov.9...Disney VoluntEARS Adventure. Thirty Disney VoluntEars from across the company, including 4 from the Disneyland Resort, spent a week building a classroom in Ecuador as part of Disney;s first Global Service Project.

Nov. 15...The most magical time of the year. The holiday season kicked off with longtime favorites and new celebrations, including "World of Color-Winter Dreams," "Disney Viva Navidad!, Jingle Cruise and a "Frozen"-inspired skating rink in the Downtown Disney District.

Nov.18...`The View` broadcasts live.  "The View" broadcasted live shows all week in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Nov.21...ACT Anahiem. The Disneyland Resort teamed up with Angels Baseball and the Anahiem Ducks to launch Accelerate Change Together for Anahiem,or ACT Anahiem, a grant program to support underserved Anahiem youth.

Dec.4...CHOC Holiday Party...Sixty VoluntEARS brought holiday cheer to almost 400 childern and their families in the annual CHOC Holiday party at CHOC Childern's Hospital, a Food and Beverage team tradition since 2001.

Dec. 7-8   Candlelight Ceremony & Processional. Cast and guest choirs formed the annual "living Christmas tree" at the entrance to the Main Street Train Station, singing beloved holiday music as celebrity narrators Blair Underwood and Kurt Russell read the story of the first Christmas.

Dec 13...Friday the 13th. On Friday the 13th, Front Desk Cast Members at Disney's Paradise Pier upgrade one family to room 1313 for a "spooktacular" experience.

Dec. 20..."Saving Mr. Banks"...Cast Members were among the extras who made it into the final cut of the Walt Disney Studio's film, inspired by the true story of how Walt Disney persuaded P.L. Travers to allow him to turn her book, "Mary Poppins" into one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.

What a great year...Dr Lee

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Disneyland goes back in time for Saving Mr. Banks:


 In addition to Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, the stars of the soon-to-be released "Saving Mr. Banks," there's a supporting role that shares the film's spotlight- Disneyland.

 The movie about Walt Disney (played by Tom Hanks) and his mission to persuade "Mary Poppins" author P.L. Travers (played by Emma Thompson) to allow him to turn his daughters' favorite book into a movie includes scenes filmed at Disneyland over two days in early November 2012. But it was no easy task to transform modern-day Disneyland into the young park of the early 1960s for the Walt Disney Studios' film. Cast and Imagineers recreated costumes, poster art, balloons-even the Floral Mickey-to ensure the movie would capture the period detail of 1961 Disneyland.

 Resort Enhancement played a critical part in recreating window displays that were representative of 1961 Disneyland. Even attraction posters were recreated like those that lined the fence in front of the floral Mickey in 1961.

Resort Enhancement played a critical part in recreating window displays that were representative of 1961 Disneyland. In the 1960s, the Emporium  was a lease shop and a bronze castle hung under the Elias Disney window on Main street, U.S.A., and Resort Enhancement had the task of sourcing historically accurate props to use in the window displays.

 Cast Members were among the hundreds of extras who came out during filming at Disneyland,portraying both Cast Members and Guests. The making of Mary Poppins, which was released in 1964 and won five of its 13 Academy Awards nominations-an unsurpassed record for the Walt Disney Studios.It was amazing to see-to actually think that Tom Hanks,who remained in character,even between takes and looked and spoke just like Walt Disney to all those involved, will be a day remembered for decades.

Let's go to the movies...popcorn...Dr Lee


Inspired by real events:

 When Walt Disney's daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book. P.L. Travers' "Mary Poppins," he made them a promise- one that he didn't realize would take 20 years to keep. In his guest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly,uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. When Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles, Walt pulls out all the stops, including imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman Brothers. But the prickly author doesn't budge-until Walt reaches into his own childhood and discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt Travers. Together, they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.

Chill with the penquins:

 From December 16-22, Guests have the opportunity to meet Mary Poppins, Bert and chill with some penquins in front of Disney Animation at Disney California Adventure Park. As Guests exit the location, they will receive a "Saving Mr. Banks" movie poster.

Did You Know:

P.L. Travers' father was the inspiration for the story's patriarch, Mr. Banks.

P.L.Travers visited Disneyland with Disney story department head Bill Dover on Easter Sunday, 1961, just before the "Mary Poppins" story meetings. They had access to Walt's apartment and made use of Walt's special electric car at the park.

"Mary Poppins" won Oscars for Best Actress (Julie Andrews), Best Effects, Best Film Editing, Original Score and Original Song ("Chim-Chim-Cher-ee" by Richard and Robert Sherman).

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Cool new makeovers:


 A winter chill has descended on Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in Fantasyland, prompting the creation of two new transformations inspired by Disney's new animated movie, "Frozen."

 For a limited time, Guests may choose from Anna or Elsa wigs, shimmering makeup,face gems, nail polish, a Princess sash and cinch bag. For an additional fee, Guests can purchase the Anna or Elsa costume and crown plus imaging package. The offer ends January 3,2014, or while supplies lasts.

 After the transformation, Guests can visit Anna and Elsa in their new location between Village Haus and Pinocchio's Daring Journey in Fantasyland.

Reservations are available at 714-781-7895.

next year, taking my 4 year old granddaughter, "Averie", to Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique...Dr Lee"

Friday, December 13, 2013

Making movies in Disneyland:

Only a handful of films include scenes filmed in Disneyland, among them the 1962 comedy "40 Pounds of trouble" with Tony Curtis and 1996's "That Thing You Do," which was written and directed by Tom Hanks. Coincidentally, the upcoming "Saving Mr. Banks," which also has scenes shot in Disneyland, stars Tom Hanks as Walt Disney.

 "40 Pounds of Trouble" was the first film allowed to shoot inside Disneyland. In it, Tony Curtis plays a Nevada casino manager who must take care of a cute but mischievous 8-year-old girl (played by Claire Wilcox) and winds up on a wild chase through Disneyland. In "That Thing You Do,"the bass player of a small-town band that hits the big time in 1964 runs off to join the Marines. As the band frantically searches for him, the scene cuts to him fulfilling his last wish: riding the Matterhorn Bobsleds.

Waiting for Saving Mr Banks...Dr Lee

Friday, December 6, 2013

Diane Disney Miller, 1933-2013


 Diane Disney Miller, the eldest daughter of Walt Disney and co-founder of a museum dedicated to preserving his legacy, passed away November 19,2013 in Napa, California at the age of 79.

 Diane Disney Miller, co-founded The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco in 2009. At the time of her passing, she was president of the board of directors of the Walt Disney Family Foundation, the nonprofit organization that owns and operates the museum.

 She was well known for her extensive philanthropic work and played a key role in the completion of the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. She and her husband, former Disney CEO Ronald W. Miller, owned the Silverado Vineyards in Napa Valley.

 Diane Disney Miller paid a rare visit to the Disneyland Resort June 8, 2012, days before the grand reopening of Disney California Adventure Park, and posed with the Storytellers statue of her father at Carthay Circle.

Diane Disney Miller and her younger sister, Sharon, who passed away in 1993, have long been recognized as Walt's inspiration for building Disneyland.

So much history ...Dr Lee

Company D celebrates 25 years:

 On December 2,1988, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, credit cards in hand, were among the first Cast Members at the ribbon-cutting for Company D, the exclusive Cast Member store featuring unique and authentic Disney theme park merchandise at discounted prices. The store's original location was in a trailer at Harbor Pointe: after a couple of temporary moves, in 1996, it moved into a trailer at the Katella Cast Member Lot, and then into a business park on Anahiem Boulevard before moving to its current warehouse at 1601 E. Cerritos Ave. in Anahiem in 2008.

 Those who have visited know that Company D is home to a plethora of offerings, including graphic apparel, attraction and character-inspired merchandise, art, collectibles, accessories, seasonal merchandise, timepieces, Vinylmation, Disney pins and more-all at deeply discounted prices. Its current location also includes grocery items, as well as visual displays, props and other unique items from around the resort, offered by Property Control.

Lots of items have been sold, from a banana to a minivan, everything sells!!!!

 All that is required for entry is a valid Company ID.

Amazing things I have seen there and bought...Dr Lee