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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Monday, December 21, 2009

Toy Story,, The Musical

"Toy Story- The Musical" will premiere in the Hyperion Theatre in Disney's California Adventure Park in early 2011. The characters and playful plot from Disney-Pixar's Toy story will come to life before our Guests eyes in this dazzling,musical stage spectacular where they'll be treated to a unique "toys eye view" of life in Andy's room. The stage show will feature a larger-than-life set design, new songs, vivid projected backgrounds and elaborate costumes.
The 50-minute musical will preserve the humor and heart of the original feature and will explore the true meaning of friendship as Buzz Lightyear and Woody transform from jealous adversaries to best friends with an unbreakable bond.
To make way for this exciting addition to Disney's California Adventure Park, " Aladdin- A Musical Spectacular" will close Augest 15, 2010. The show has been an entertainment highlight at Disney's California Adventure Park since it opened in 2002.
"Toy Story_ The Musical" is just the latest announcement of a line-up of great attractions and experiences coming to Disney' California Adventure. To find out about all the new things coming to the park, check out DisneysCaliforniaAdventure.com


DisneyGiftCard.com Offers New Options for Guests

The Disney Gift Card now has a brand new home online, just in time for the holidays. DisneyGiftCard.com now boasts more than 100 card designs, some of which are only available on the site, and the ability to shop based on occasion, recipient or favorite Disney character. For the first time through DisneyGiftCard.com, guests can purchase gift cards, check your existing card balance in real-time and view collectible gift cards in the vault. The Web site makes it fast and easy for Guests to purchase gift cards for themselves, family and friends.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters

Blast off to "infinity and beyond" as you join Buzz Lightyear in an interactive and intergalactic battle against the Evil Emperor Zurg. The fate of the universe is in your hands as you pilot your Star Cruiser through the treacherous terrain while zapping enemy targets and racking up points.

A) Spin your Star Cruisers 360 degrees while you fire moveable, hand-held laser cannons.

B) Blast enemy targets and amass points, then compare your high-score with other Space Rangers or go for a personal best.

C) Climb up the Space Ranger ranks as your scores soar to astronomical heights each time you play.

D) Save the galaxy, then e-mail your Astro Blaster score home and wow your friends and family.

E)Join the battle online and team up with a Guest playing live in "Disneyland Park."

Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters Interactive Experience... Play Now!

A) Connect live to Tomorrowland and team up with Guests in "Disneyland Park" to save the universe from the Evil Emperor Zurg. Compete to win a place on the high-score board by lighting up real Theme Park targets in this out-of-this-world interactive adventure.

Category: Family Adventures
Location: Tomorrowland
This attraction has "Disney's" FASTPASS service

Additional information

A) Young children should be accompanied by an adult

B) Guests must transfer from their Electric Convenience Vehicle to an available wheelchair to enter the attraction and transfer from their wheelchair to the ride vehicle by themselves or assisted by members of their party in order to experience this attraction.

C) Wheelchair Access: Enter the standard queue and proceed through the door just prior to entering the loading zone, where a Cast Member will offer boarding instruction.

D) Handheld Captioning is available at this attraction. Please visit Guest Relations to obtain a receiver.


P.S. DR LEE loves this attraction!!!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Walt Disney Company Commits to Protecting the Rain Forest

The Walt Disney Company announced a $7million investment in forest projects that will build on its long history of conservation and environmental stewardship. The projects will protect forests in the Amazon, the Congo and the United States safeguarding ecosystems that benefit climate and quality of life on the planet.
The investment is being made in partnership with leading non-governmental organizations, Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy and The Conservation that, like Disney, put great emphasis on science and technical excellence.
Support for these projects, using a variety of conservation strategies including avoided deforestation, reforestation, and improved forest management, supplement Disney's Companywide efforts to combat climate change by reducing fossil fuel use and switching to cleaner forms of energy.


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Now Approaching...

One of Walt Disney's childhood passions was trains. From the sight of the Santa Fe steam trains chugging down the tracks in Marceline, Mo., to the first whistle heard in the distance, it all became a beloved part of his legacy.
Many Disney family members worked in the railroad industry, including Walt's father, Elias,and his uncle, Mike Martin. Even Roy, his brother and co-founder of The Walt Disney Company, worked as a "news butcher" on board the Santa Fe, and Walt followed in his footsteps selling candy, soft drinks and newspapers on the Missouri Pacific line between Denver and Kansas City.
In fact, it was a one-way train trip that brought Walt to Los Angeles to join his brother and create Disneyland. After years of putting his love of trains aside, Walt was inspired by friends and employees of the Studios who shared his passion for trains and detailed miniatures.
With the assistance of the Studio's machine shop, Roger Broggie, Walt Disney's original Imagineer, built a miniature model based on the Central Pacific No.173-the first locomotive built in California-in 1872. The Carolwood Pacific Railroad debuted in 1950 at Walt's home in Holmby Hills, complete with a custom-built, steam-powered locomotive named Lilly Belle, named after Walt's wife, Lilly.
At 8-years-old, Michael Broggie, son of Roger, became part of Walt's personal crew. "We would spend weekends at the house and report to Walt," Michael said. "We would pull the freight cars out of the backyard, dust them off and make them nice and neat. Eventually poeple would just start showing up, sometimes 50 to 100 people would assemble to ride. Often, Walt never knew any of these people. We didn't think of it at the time, but we were riding Walt's first thrill ride."


P.S.Walt's birthday,was on December 5, 1901 !!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Disney Planet Challenge

Students Learn Environmental Stewardship with Disney's Planet Challenge...

Now through Dec.18, 4th-5th and 6th grade classrooms across the United States are encouraged to apply for Disney's Planet Challenge,a free, project-based environmental competition. Formerly Disney's Environmentality Challenge, the program has a ready-to-use curriculum developed by leading educators along with science and environmental experts. Students can learn about science,conservation and teamwork, while positively impacting the world around them.
For the project, students are asked to identify an environmental issue in their local community and create a solution that they manage and document from start to finish. Past examples range from implementing campuswide water conservation programs and electronics recycling drives to protecting local habitats. Classrooms will develop a portfolio that will be evaluated on environmental relevance, student learning, changes in practices and attitudes, community involvement, lasting benefits to students, school and/or community and originality.
In recognition of tightening classroom budgets and the increasing importance of environmental science education, Disney is collaborating with DonorsChoose.org,an online charity that connects individual "citizen philanthropists" with classrooms in need, to help fund the classroom environmental science projects.
Disney is providing a $100,000 grant to DonorsChoose.org to be applied toward the Web site's "Double Your Impact" feature,which will fund 50% of environmental science classroom projects for Disney's Planet Challenge.
Encourage the 4th, 5th and 6th grade classrooms in your community to participate by visiting www.disney.com/planetchallenge.
Cast Members who would like to contribute towards class projects can access the DonorsChoose information from the Disney's Planet Challenge Web site.
State,regional and national winners will be announced next March. The national winner will participate in a ceremony at the Disneyland Resort next spring.


Monday, December 7, 2009

The Trains of The Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Railroad Opened July 17, 1955...
The Disneyland Railroad is a narrow-gauge railroad. The two original "iron horses" were custom built by WED Enterprise in 1955. The last three narrow-gauge locomotives were built in the late 1800s and early 1900s as real work trains. Each was completely rebuilt and refurbished and has a unique design, paint scheme and history.

The Locomotives:
Number One... C.K. Holliday- Named for Cyrus Kurtz Holliday (1826-1900), who was the founder of the Atchison & Topeka Railroad.

Number Two... E.P.Ripley- Named for Edward Payson Ripley (1845-1920), who became president of the newly reorganized Atchison, Topeka &Santa Fe Railway in 1895.

Number Three... Fred Gurley- Named for Fred Gurley (1889-1976), who was Walt's friend and the President of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway at the time. The locomotive debuted on March 28, 1958. The Fred Gurley is the oldest steam engine at the Disneyland Resort.

Number Four... Ernest S.Marsh- The Ernest S.Marsh entered service on July 25, 1959. It was named for Ernest S. Marsh (1903-1975), who was the president of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway at the time.

Number Five... Ward Kimball- On June 25,2005, the Ward Kimball (1914-2002), the fifth locomotive to run at Disneyland is a tribute to one of the men who helped encourage and nurture Walt Disney's interest in trains and, as an animator,was one of his "Nine Old Men."

Casey Jr. Train, Opened July 31,1955...
Themed after the train in Dumbo, Casey Jr. Train transports Guests around and above Fantasyland, giving Guests a bird's eye view of Storybook Land. (My oldest daughter "Kimberly" was a Cast Member on this attraction)

Disneyland Monorail, Opened June 14,1959...
At the time,the modern-looking monorail was considered to be the future of train travel. It was the first daily operating monorail in the country,and originally known as the Disneyland-Aiweg Monorail System, with Alweg the German company that aided in its design.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Opened Sept.2,1979...
This year the "wildest ride in the wilderness" celebrates its 30th anniversary. This classic attraction was designed by Tony Baxter who was inspired by Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. The railroad replaced Rainbow Caverns Mine Train but some reminders of the old attraction can still be seen.

Disney's California Adventure

Heimlich's Chew Chew Train, Opened October7,2002...
Candy Corn! The lovable Heimlich from Disney/Pixar's A Bug's Life eats his way around candy corn,animal crackers and watermelon.

California Zephyr, Opened February 8,2001...
The home of Engine Ears Toys, Bur-r-r Bank Ice Cream hosted by Nestle Ice Cream and Baker's Field Bakery.

Past Disneyland Trains...

The Viewliner, June 26,1957 to Sept. 15, 1958...
This modernistic train traveled around Tomorrowland.

Rainbow Caverns Mine Train, July 2,1956 to Oct.11,1959...
Traveling through Frontierland, this attraction later became the Mine Train through Nature's Wonderland(1960-1977).

Learn More about Walt's Love of trains...

For those wanting to learn more about Walt's train fascination, here are some great places to start:

A) Hop aboard one of the trains at any Disney theme park in the world. At Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort, one of the trains has been named Walter E. Disney.

B) Visit The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, where they have the actual Lilly Belle, Walt's personal train.

C)Read Walt Disney's Railroad Story by Michael Broggie.

D)Every third Sunday of the month Cast Members are invited to see Walt's Carolwood barn at Griffith Park from 11a.m.-3p.m.

E)Now through Jan.19,visit the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda to see the annual Holiday Train Festival. Models of Ward Kimball's two steam trains and original pieces of the Monorail will be on display.


Friday, December 4, 2009

A Magical Season at the Disneyland Resort

This year the Disneyland Resort celebrated its most successful Halloween season to date, and demonstrated that the Resort creates unique experiences for traditional non-peak seasons.
Now through Jan.3,2010, we bring back another fantastic seasonal experience where families come together- the Disneyland Resort will transform into a winter wonderland and shine more brightly than ever.
In "it's a small world" Holiday, the North America room will celebrate its debut and will showcase the farmland scene decorated in corn wreaths and trees. The Wild West will feature prairie dogs wearing Santa hats, cactus holiday trees, snowmen created out of wagon wheels, and "snowflake" dream catchers in the Native American scene. Even the Woody and Jessie dolls from Disney/Pixar's Toy Story will be adorned with holiday attire. Other festive international decorations return to "it's a small world" Holiday transforming the attraction into a worldwide celebration exhibiting more than 300,000 glittering lights.
"A Christmas Fantasy" parade returns to dazzle Guests daily in Disneyland Park. For the first time this year, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger and Eeyore will ride their sleighs down Main Street,U.S.A. and spread holiday cheer along with returning favorites including Mickey and Minnie Mouse, toy soldiers, Disney Princesses and more.
Other returning holiday offerings include winter dressings adorning Sleeping Beauty's Winter Castle, where after dark, holiday embellishments capture the magic of the season. The Disneyland Christmas tree in Town Square will shine bright with more than 62,000 energy-efficient LEDS twinkling nightly in the holiday light show.
"Believe...In Holiday Magic" fireworks spectacular also returns this holiday season and will illuminate the skies above Disneyland Park ending with a touching finale including a climactic snowfall down Main Street,U.S.A., "it's a small world" mall and New Orleans Square.
Disney's California Adventure will set the mood at the Main Entrance where the "CALIFORNIA" letters transform into swirling red and white peppermint sticks. The festive decor continues along Paradise Bat boardwalk including a 30-foot tall Christmas tree and wreaths. Santa Claus will make an appearance and greet Guests in his Victorian-themed holiday gazebo at the Paradise Bay boardwalk.


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Your Christmas list,"please"..............

Happy Holidays to everyone! With Christmas only 25 days away,tell me, DR LEE,what is it that you want for Christmas! You can do so at the bottom of this in the "comment" section.

Since I can not send out Christmas cards to everyone who reads this,here goes.......

To all my friends,family and those who love "Disney," I,DR LEE, wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas,a Happy New Year,and Health to all.