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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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Summer 1978

Disneyland Ticket Books are a most convenient way to enjoy "the happiest place on earth." Both the Big 11 and the Deluxe 15 Ticket Books include admission to Disneyland and a selection of adventures and attractions on an "A," "B," "C," "D," and "E," ticket basis.

THE BIG 11 Ticket Book includes Admission to the park and a selection of attractions;


Adult..........................$12.70 Value/Price $7.00
Junior(12 thru 17).............$11.70/Price $6.00
Child (3 thru 11)..............$ 9.30 Value/ Price $6.00

THE DELUXE 15 Ticket Book includes Admission to the Park and a selection of attractions;


Adult........................$15.10 Value/ Price $8.00
Junior(12 thru 17)...........$14.10 Value/ Price $7.50
Child(3 thru 11).............$11.60 value/ Price $7.00

If you have already purchased a general admission ticket, or if you wish to enjoy additional adventures inside the Park, you may buy a 10-adventure book(1 A,1 B,2 C,3-D,3 E) or a 5-adventure book(5 E's) for $3.75 at any central ticket booth inside the Park. Either book can be used by anyone regardless of age.


The popular Guided Tour is especially recommended for "first time guests." Visitors are taken on an exciting tour of Disneyland by a charming guide who tells the fascinating story of the history and growth of the "happiest place on earth." The two and a half hour tour,which includes general admission plus seven of our most popular attractions, is only $9.50 for adults and juniors, and $6.50 for childern under 12.

If you have already purchased a General Admission ticket, you may buy a Guided Tour Ticket at the Main Street ticket booth, located in Town Square. Tour tickets, minus Gate admission, are $4.00 for adults, juniors and childern.


Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Banking at the Bank on Main Street!

Trying to cash a personal check in a strange city is pretty difficult. Stores are mistrustful; banks are wary. If it's a weekend or holiday,forget it. Most stores are closed, as are most banks.
But that's not Disneyland's style. Guests are always welcome to cash a check at the most unique bank branch in the land-operated by the Bank of America on Disneyland's Main Street.
Open from 10a.m. to 3p.m. everyday that Disneyland is open, the Main Street branch offers check-cashing and currency exchange privileges to all Disneyland guests-whether regular Bank of America customers or not. Check cashing up to $10 in cash with proper identification is available after the Bank closes at the Main Street Railroad Station ticket booth,located on town square; the Adventureland ticket booth located by the Jungle Cruise; the Fantasyland ticket booth, located by the Matterhorn; and Starcade by Space Mountain. Most Disneyland shops, stores and restaurants will accept a check for the amount of purchase.
"We get coins and currency from all over the world," saided Jim Horan,bank manager and a 40-year employee of Bank of America. "Mostly, though, it's Mexican pesos or Canadian dollars. Each night we send all foreign notes to the Federal Reserve Bank, which arranges for them to be sent back to the country of origin."
The banks friendly tellers also cash countless traveler's checks and personal checks each day. As at every bank, guests must provide at least two forms of identification, such as a driver's license and major credit card.
Even well planned vacation trips sometimes have unexpected expenses, and a guest needs to get hold of more money. Often, Disney tellers will call a guest's home bank-anywhere from here to Maine-to help expedite cashing a large check.
Decorated much like the banks of the turn-of-the-century, Disneyland's Bank of America features many authentic items from that era. The vault door, was originally built in the early part of the century, as was Horan's magnificent roll-top desk. Some office equipment, like an interest calculator and adding machine, are displayed in the bank's foyer area.
And each day, at Disneyland and all other Bank of America's, the friendly service is ample evidence of the original philosophy of service to all, and still one of the major assets of Disneyland and Bank of America.


Monday, September 28, 2009

Disneyland 1982

Good old Uncle Walt.
When Disneyland was opened in Southern California in July 1955,its founder Walt Disney said his park would never be finished "as long as there is imagination left in the world."
Although Walt Disney passed away in 1966, his declaration still lives in an ever-changing and constantly expanding park. Guests who haven't visited Disneyland in recent years will find that his successors are still using their imagination.
Many of the old familiar attractions have been updated or replaced. Remember the "Rocket to the Moon"? It has been supplanted by a journey to Mars. Guests are zapped through hyperspace while up-to-date NASA film footage gives vivid realism to the journey to the red planet. A major new attraction,Space Mountain,takes guests on a dizzying,lurching race through the blackness of the universe. The Matterhorn has been updated with special effects,including a menacing green-eyed adominable snowman.
Newest attraction is Big Thunder Mountain Railroad,a run-away mine train that plunges guests in and out of dark caverns and harasses them with earthquakes and rock slides. It took seven years and $15 million to create this realistically scary but safe attraction.(The original construction investment in the entire park was only $17 million.)
Not all new Disneyland attractions are fast-moving. One can grin and giggle at singing hillbilly bears at the Country Bear Jamdoree and follow the history of our country's music in America Sings (originally the Carousel of Progress). Exactly 999 ghosts,who seem more funny than frightening,inhabit the Haunted Manison,opened a few years ago. Walt Disney is honored with a special attraction called the Walt Disney Story.
Nearby Disneyland Hotel,linked to the park by monorail,also has undergone major changes in recent years. This four -diamond resort is now an entertainment complex in its own right. It offers a new Seaports of the Pacific shopping and amusement area,a video arcade,restaurant row and nightly "Dancing Waters" display.
Of course some things don't change-not even at Disneyland. The familiar Sleeping Beauty's Castle is still there,bathed in pastel light at night. The Disneyland-Alweg Monorail still glides effortlessly from the park to the hotel like a sleek BART of tomorrow. And the sharp-horned rhino still has those explorers treed on the bank of the Jungle Cruise.
But Disneyland planners are a restless lot. They're in the midst of a major rehabilitation of Fantasyland that will produce a virtually new facility by 1983. It is being acomplished in two phases: about half the attractions are continuing to operate while the rest of Fantasyland is being reconstructed. On the drawing boards of the future are plans -still tentative-waterfront complex called Discovery Bay and a "big top" attraction called Dumbo's Circus. At Disneyland,it seems nothing is as permanent as change.


Thursday, September 24, 2009


Any true Disney fan is apt to recognize the name Rolly Crump. Recently honored with a store window dedicated in his name on Main Street,U.S.A. at Disneyland,the long time Imagineer helped create some of the park's most popular attractions,including the Haunted Mansion,Enchanted Tiki Room and it's a small world. However,some of the Disney Legend's designs never saw the light of day. "The Museum of The Weird," which was intended as a side attraction to Haunted Mansion,with a collection of bizarre items-a man of wax,talking chairs,man-eating plants and a coffin clock to name a few. Although the idea for the museum faded away,the influence of Rolly's designs continue to live on in the Haunted Mansion.
Rolly began at the company in 1952 as an in-betweener and later became an assistant animator on such films as Peter Pan and Sleeping Beauty. In 1959,he joined show design at WED and eventually became one of Walt's key designers. Dubbed a "true original, even among Imagineers," Rolly's projects included the Tower of The Four Winds for the 1964 New York World's Fair and groundbreaking attractions like Haunted Mansion,it's a small world and Tiki Room.
With his love for the unusual and magical,it's only fitting that Rolly has become the proprietor of "Fargo's Palm Parlor,"where the "predictions will haunt you." "Rolly had a special relationship with Walt,who appreciated his risk taking with ideas."Walt,who sometimes had trouble remembering his name,started off as Roland,then Owen,then Orland,however, the crowning glory was when Walt called him "what's his name." So Walt finally ended up giving him the nickname "Rolly."


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

World of Color

From unprecedented lagoon magic to eye-popping colors and unforgettable music,the upcoming nighttime water spectacular,"World of Color",at Disney's California Adventure(DCA),is destined to become legendary. Debuting in the spring of 2010,World of Color will be a remarkable 25-minute journey of fluid motions,music,fire,fountains and organic water effects traveling through the colorful worlds of beloved animated Disney and Disney Pixar films.
Each night, guests will experience the thrill of watching the show from a brand-new 9,000-capacity viewing area around Paradise Bay on the world's largest projected water screen-a wall of water 380 feet wide by 50 feet high for a projected surface of 19,000 square feet! With such an incredible canvas,the sky is the limit for this amazing show-in-the-works.Guests might even find a few hidden surprises. The fountain is capable of doing hidden Mickeys. These can be found in different versions in the light or water. So one may appear-you never know!
During the show, there's a big treat for serious Disney fans. Walt Disney's original song,"The Wonderful World of Color",was pulled from the archives,will open the show. The entire score will actually be done with a full 100-piece orchestra. It's very intricate,and Disney will have the best team working hard on it.
Equally as impressive as the music are the stunning visual effects,where water becomes an interactive character that blends into an interwoven story of Disney animated moives. The exciting journey begins with Tinker Bell flying through a magical mist and enchanting the lagoon with her pixie dust,bringing to life her mischievous new pal,Little Spuirt. Together they venture into the magical forest where the Spring Sprite unveils the nearly 400-foot water wall as she makes the forest come to life. The story travels through the colors of the wind with Procahontas,a rainstorm with Heimlich,the comical world of Alice in Wonderland and the sea of The Little Mermaid(where Little Squirt leads a conga line of dancing fountains!)before soaring into the "Colors of the Universe." From WALL-E and Buzz to Esmeralda and Dr. Facilier,the water seamlessly travels from world to world and even dances with fire during the "Color of Fears." Don't miss the incredible drum sequence that transforms into 30-foot walls of water creating a mesmerizing wildebeest stampede!
After landing in the "World of Tears," the show celebrates couples in love,followed by the stunning three-minute finale,which will truly be an explosive kaleidoscope of color filled with captivating water effects.
And if you see the show once,don't think you have seen it all.World of Color will change over time,for a Halloween show or even a holiday show. World of Color is about endless imagination!


Tuesday, September 22, 2009


As Hong Kong Disneyland embarks on the first significant expansion in its four-year history,lets take a look back at the single biggest growth spurt for the park that started it all. It was June 1959 when Walt introduced six of his new wonders to the world. That glorious summer-just fours years after opening its gates-Disneyland welcomed Matterhorn Bobsleds,Submarine Voyage,the Disneyland-Alweg Monorail System,Skyway Thru Glacier Grotto,Moterboat Cruise and Fantasyland Autopia.These six spectacular new attractions opened doors to never-before-experienced adventures that left park-goers awe-struck and ultimately heralded the arrival of the "E-ticket"-a term which, to this day,remains in the lexicon of popular culture and is used to describe the best of the best.This boom kicked off a great tradition of "plussing"that continues today at each and every Disney park around the world. As Walt famously said,"Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world."


Monday, September 21, 2009

Adventures on "EARTH"

A male polar bear crashes through the Arctic pack ice in a desperate hunt for food.The elephants of the Kalahari Desert battle drought,heat and lions in a search for water.And a mother humpback whale brings her newborn calf on a journey that takes them from the tropical seas of the Equator to the frozen extremes of Antarctica. These are the "stars"of the new film Earth,which opened nationwide on Earth Day(April 22). Narrated by actor James Earl Jones,Earth marks the debut of Disneynature,the first new Disney-branded label in 60 years,and echoes the classic True-Life Adventures series,which won eight Oscars between 1948 and 1960.
Directors Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield traveled the length of the globe to create the film,which details not only the daily struggles and triumphs faced by animals in the wild,but also the impact of global warming upon the environment.Selecting exactly which creatures to follow was inspired by the path of the Sun as it makes its annual journey from north to south across our planet."That seemed to be a wonderful storyline for us,Alastair says." "We wanted a story that had an epic feel as well as an emotional resonance,and the sun's journey from north to south,which creates the seasons,has a very emotional impact on many poeple and animals."
After selecting their "cast", Alastair and Mark set about capturing their lives in the most intimate detail ever captured on film. The key to the film's visual success was the arrival of high-definition cameras on the market,which,when combined with a system called the Cineflex heligimble,mounted to a helicopter,allowed them to capture incredible close-ups from just under a mile away.That allowed us to film sequences like the wolves running down the caribou in Canada,Alastair notes."And we'd never been able to keep up with the humpbacked whale in a boat.It was revolutionary technology that really helped us to make the movie".
Though the effects of global warming are indirectly addressed in the film,Alastair and Mark hope that audiences are inspired by what they see in EARTH to think about the world around them."We want them to come out of the cinema inspired and realize that there'sa lot out there that's worth saving."They are particularly encouraged by Disney's initiative to plant a tree in the Atlantic Forest region of Brazil for every ticket for the film sold in the United States during its first week in theaters."Its an extraordinary idea that could have an enormous impact on the region,"Alastair notes."Its been a wonderful experience to work with Disney".


Friday, September 18, 2009

Charting a New Course

Earlier this year,at an offical steel-cutting ceremony at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany,sparks,confetti and pixie dust flew as Disney Cruise Line (DCL) moved full steam ahead on two brand-new ships! The ocean liners will expand the popular cruise line's fleet to four ships and more than double Guest capacity with 1,250 staterooms per ship!
Accented by those unmistakable mouse ears, The first piece of steel,cut on March 2,is just part of the Art Deco-inspired scrollwork that will grace the bow of both ships and pay homage to the look of classic ocean liners during the golden age of cruising in the 1930s.Just a week later, on the heels of this magical milestone, the official names of the two ships were revealed at the 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. The "Disney Dream" will set sail in 2011,while the"Disney Fantasy" will hit the high seas in 2012.
Like the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder, the new ships will keep every member of the family in mind by providing a setting where families can reconnect,adults can recharge and kids can immerse themselves in the wonderful world of Disney. And while the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy will surely embody the casually elegant ambience of their predecessors,both ships will have a distinctive design of their own.


P.S. I speak from experience, took a 7-day cruise on the "Disney Magic" in April-May 2008,gained 5 pounds,it was just plain """""AWESOME,WOW AND WOW AGAIN"""""!!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Golden Ears Still Enjoy Disney Life

Is there life after ""retiring"" from Disney? Yes! The Golden Ears Retirement Club stays connected to the Disneyland Resort long after their cast members days are over.Whether through lunchons,group outings or specical times together, this group is true to their Disneyland roots.
What does it take to earn your ""golden ears""? According to Benefits Representative Mary Alonzo,"After 10 years of regular service,retired cast member 55 years of age or more,are eligible to join.The $10 yearly membership dues cover club benefits and expenses".
Members gather monthly for meetings at The Golden Horseshoe stage. The club also takes group day trips and occasional overnight excursions. "The big part of what makes the Golden Ears specical is their connection to our Disneyland history,"Mary says."they talk about maintaining friendships that developed while they worked here over the years.A lot of them knew Walt Disney and talk about walking down Main Street,U.S.A.with him."
Golden Ears continue to share Disney magic by assisting with the shipping of the Disneyland Resort Line.Each month,a team of about 15 volunteers prepare more than 2,000 newsletters to be mailed to retirees and special mailings to Cast Members across the globe.Additionally,the club partners with many local nonprofits to donate time and money,including a toy drive during the holiday season.


P.S.DR LEE has his ""Golden Ears"" as of June 20,2007,,,,,,,,,his birthday retired at 55 yrs young,,,,,,,,sweet

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New Disney Gallery Opening

The hot spot for viewing original and one-of-a-kind Disney artwork and artifacts will reopen in the former Bank of Main Street,U.S.A.This new location offers roughly the same amount of area as the gallery's previous home above the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction(Disneyland Dream Suite)including two exhibit rooms and a gift shop.
Disney will maintain the bank look and architecture and visually tell the story that this was an old bank that has been turned into a art gallery. Guests will still see remnants of the old bank influence-like the vault.


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Friday, September 11, 2009

Villainous Additions to Halloween Time

Get ready for some ghostly fun as Halloween Time returns Sept.25-Nov.1...
Disney Villains are ready for some spooky fun during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort.There are thrilling new additions this year,along with returning favorites for the entire family.
Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy will debut in Tomorrowland,an attraction experience with haunting music and ghoulish sound effects.
Guests will experience the excitement as screaming ghosts and ghouls try to "contact"them during their thrilling and spine-tingling ride.
"Halloween Screams"a new fireworks spectacular offered daily during Halloween Time,is a villainous surprise in the skies featuring "Master of Scaremonies"Jack Skellington from Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas.Jack Skellington will return to "Haunted Mansion Holiday" in New Orleans Square as the attraction celebrates it's 40th anniversary.
For-not-so-scary family fun,Main Street,U.S.A.will transform into a magical Pumpkin Festival as 300 non-identical pumpkins will be on display. Lighthearted fun can also be found in Disney's California Adventure when Sunshine Plaze is again transformed into "Candy Corn Acres."
And finally,Guests may purchase tickets to Mickey's Trick-or-Treat Party at Disney's California Adventure,a nighttime event where Guests of all ages can dress up and trick-or-treat in the ultimate Disney neighborhood.

See you at the "Park" after "Dark"...........Dr Lee

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Choice

A...Easy to give,and never runs out...LOVE

B...Easy to give,but not always easy to have...MONEY

C...Impossible to give,can only be gained...WISDOM


Friday, September 4, 2009

Disney News

The Walt Disney Family Museum is scheduled to open October 1st in three historic buildings within the Presidio of San Francisco. The buildings will house 10 galleries devoted to the story of Walt Disney. His story will be portrayed--from his youthful drawings and his first company,Laugh-o-Gram Films--to home movies and his personal correspondence. There will be a learning center,a store, and a cafe.

Dr Lee