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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Friday, February 26, 2010

High Flying Fun, Spring 1977:

Best thing to having wings is to soar towards the sky in a Disneyland Rocket Jet.The Happiest Place on Earth falls far below as pint-size pilots fix their gaze on white clouds above Tomorrowland's soon-to-be-completed Space Mountain. In another direction looms the mighty Matterhorn, and beyond that,Sleeping Beauty Castle. All of it seen in a series of split-second glimpses as the Rocket Jets hurl future space pilots round and round again.
Disneyland Guests may be over-whelmed by the exhilarating feeling of sky-borne freedom as the 12 sleek Jets twirl and swirl as high as 60 feet above Tomorrowland. No wonder Man has always longed to fly and envied birds their wings.
Looking quickly, Guests can see America Sings and McDonnell Douglas Mission to Mars. Close by is the intriguing Submarine Voyage and three unique adventures in transportation- the Autopia, Momo-rail and Skyway systems.
In the other direction, Rocket Jets pilots and passengers can see beyond Bell System's America the Beautiful and Monsanto's Adventure Thru Inner Space attractions to the earthbound kingdoms of Adventureland, Frontierland and Main Street, U.S.A.
The altitude of each space-age Rocket Jet is controlled by the pilot,who pulls a lever to go higher,pushes it to go lower. Those who have flown the Jets say that the higher up you fly, the smoother the ride.
But whether high or higher, a whirling journey on a Rocket Jet is always a dizzying remembrance of Disneyland's land of Tomorrow. The exciting flight gives wings to Man and lets imagination leap to the heavens above.


Thursday, February 25, 2010

Disney Dream:

The new Disney Dream starts sailing on January 26, 2011!

The Disney Dream is the majestic third ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet. Boasting 14 towering decks, a ship length of 1,115 feet and a maximum width of 125 feet, the 128,000-ton vessel includes 1,250 staterooms and has the capacity to comfortably accommodate 4,000 passengers- along with the over 1,458 Crew Members who tend to the needs of every cruise Guest each and every day.
Building on the classic style of the previous 2 ships, the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder, the Disney Dream is a valiant vessel distinguished for its classic early 20th-century design-which harkens back to the golden age of cruising- and state-of-the-art technology. As can be expected from Disney, the cruise liner was specially designed with families in mind, combining sleek style and convenient faclities with splashes of magic and cruise-industry firsts-like the splashtacular AquaDuck, the very first water coaster at sea.
Year-around, you and your family are invited to embark on an unforgettable cruise adventure aboard the Disney Dream. Discover for yourself the vast arrays of comforts, outstanding service and timeless beauty of a ship that captures the hearts and imaginations of everyone who steps on board.

Interior Design of the Disney Dream:

To step aboard the Disney Dream is to be instantly transported to an age of adventure and wonder, where elegance and sophistication mingle with Disney storytelling and whimsy. Inside is an attention to detail one would only expect from Disney. Lavish decorative murals mingle with sparkling fixtures and furnishings. Original paintings, statues and woodwork envelop Guests in a radiant Art Deco ambiance that is both rich and distinctive. And wondrously themed venues- including charming youth activity clubs, resplendent restaurants, intimate lounges and stunning theatre spaces- transport Guests of all ages to faraway places where memory and magic come together.
Stroll through the radiant lobby atrium and behold a bronze statue of Admiral Donald-an installment designed by Walt Disney Imagineers to evoke the feeling of fun, adventure and sophiscation that can be found throughout the ship.

Aboard the Disney Dream:


Staterooms on board the Disney Dream feature contemporary amenities, ample space and elegant yacht-style decor. Most boast split bathrooms-a feature perfect for families and a cruise line first.

Youth Clubs:
Youth Clubs fulfill the recreational needs of younger Guests. Kids clubs, activity centers for tweens and teens, and a plethora of unique interactive programs and wondrously themed immersive spaces can be found throughout the ship.

Dining options aboard the Disney Dream included elengant adults-only dining, gourmet Main Dining delights and mouthwatering made-to-order casual fare-in magically themed restaurants.

Entertainment aboard the Disney dream, including musical live shows, first-run films,. Digital 3-D movies and fun-filled family deck parties, is available at lavish onboard venues each cruise day-and is unlike anything else offered on the high seas.

Pools aboard the Disney dream are terrific places to cool down and relax on sun-kissed afternoons. On Deck 11,you'll find 3 sparkling pools-one for kids,one for families, and one just for adults.

Nightclubs & Lounges:
Nightclubs & Lounges on the Disney Dream fill the nights at sea with live music, dancing and socializing. Explore The District-the ship's adults-only entertainment area, home to 5 distinct lounges and nightclubs.


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Returning to School:

Tuesday February 23,2010, Dr Lee taught a 4th grade class and he survived! Arriving at 7:30 a.m. and after meeting with the teacher,we went to the playground.
Kids every-where,bell rings,it's class time. After introducing myself,the fun begins.
Subject, "Running a Business," income,profit and loss. My example was ,I am the landlord of a apartment complex and they are the tenants.Each pays me $50 dollars,
times 25 students. Total, $1250.00, they thought I was rich. However, I explained to them about taxes, insurance,wear and tear etc. Long story short, after I paid all my expenses on these apartments, I had approx. $50 dollars left. Most of these students were surprised by all my expenses,it was fun teaching them.
Now that I have "Give a Day, Get a Disney Day," I shall give my "Get a Disney Day Ticket", back to Disney so that it can be given away.
Again, if you have the time, get "volunteering" and see you at the Disneyland Resort.

Dr Lee

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Did you know???

Disneyland, explore the many enchanting offerings of "The Happiest Place on Earth";

A...59 Attractions.
B...29 Dining Locations.
C...9 Entertaining Shows/Spectacles.
D...Dozens of unique Shopping Experiences.

Downtown Disney District;

A...15 Dining Locations.
B...3 Entertaining Venues.
C...More than 20 unique Shops.

Hotels of Disneyland Resort;

A...Disney's Grand California Hotel.
B...Disneyland Hotel.
C...Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel.

Disney's California Adventure;

A...31 Attractions.
B...23 Dining Locations.
C...5 Entertaining Shows/Spectacles
D...16 Distinctive Shops

Side note, not sure if Club 33 is included in these counts?


Monday, February 22, 2010

D23 announces Cast discount and new level of membership:

Disney celebrated 2009 as the inaugural year for D23- the official community for Disney fans. Membership has grown to tens of thousands with enthusiasts from more than 30 countries. In 2010, D23 is offering two tiers of membership, Gold and Silver, and a 10% discount for Cast Members.
D23 members in both the Gold and Silver tiers will receive a membership card, member certificate, opportunities to attend special D23 member events throughout the year, access to exclusive merchandise and collectibles and the 2010 gift of Disney Undiscovered: A 23-month Calendar of Disney's Unrealized Masterpieces. In addition, Gold members will receive a one-year subscription to Disney twenty-three, a quarterly publication that brings new insight into Disney's past, present and future.
Gold membership is $74.99 a year and Silver is $34.99 a year. Cast Members can receive 10% off their purchase or renewal of a Silver membership.


Friday, February 19, 2010

Dr Lee heading off to school:

Ok,remember on this blog I stated (January 19th) that I was going to "Give a Day, Get a Disney Day", by teaching a class.
Well,here goes, on Tuesday February 23,2010 at 7:30 a.m., Dr Lee will start his day at Meadow Homes Elementary School in Concord, CA. I shall, for approx. 4 hours, teach a 4th grade class having their normal teacher standing near by.
After class is over, I will give back my "Get a Disney Day" ticket to Disney to donate to someone else.
Also,remember in my January 19th blog, I asked all who can,"Give a day, Get a Disney Day", lets all get out there and make a difference and have some fun.


Princess Tiana's Mardi Gras Celebration:

Now through Labor Day weekend, Princess Tiana's Mardi Gras Celebration invites Guests to let the good times roll as New Orleans Square comes to life with the colorful, jazzy songs from Disney's The Princess and the Frog. Princess Tiana will be joined by Mardi Gras dancers and the Jambalaya Jazz Band as the festive procession makes its way from the " Court of Angels " through New Orleans to a performance near French Market.


Disney support for Haiti earthquake victims:

The Walt Disney Company contributed $100,000 in humanitarian aid to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. The donation was provided to the Red Cross International Fund to support Haiti's relief efforts. Cast Members and employees who also want to help those in time of disaster are encouraged to make personal donations to the Red Cross ( www.RedCross.org) or other trusted relief organiztions.


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings and Honeymoons:

From ship to shore and coast to coast:

Each year more than 1,200 couples celebrate their nuptials at a Disney destination. Whether a couple wants a simple, elegant ceremony or an extravagant celebration designed by celebrity wedding planner David Tutera, Disney is ready to make their dreams come true. A bride can even enchance her fairy tale by wearing a gown from the Kirstie Kelly for Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings Collection based on each Disney princess.
No matter what a couple's taste is, there is something to offer everyone.

Disneyland Resort:
The ceremony and reception options at the Disneyland resort are one of a kind. Some couples have chosen to surround themselves with true magic inside Disney Animation at Disney's California Adventure.

Walt Disney World Resort:
One of the great things about having your wedding at the Walt Disney World Resort is the variety of venue options. From scuba diving at The Seas with Nemo & Friends to taking "the plunge" on the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, the possibilities are endless.
One of the more unique locations is Disney's Wedding Pavilion, which will celebrate its 15th anniversary in July. It is always the number one requested location for wedding ceremonies because of the back drop of Cinderella Castle.
Many couples choose to have their nuptials take place early in the morning in the World Showcase at Epcot. With 11 countries represented, a couple can be whisked away to an international wedding without leaving the United States.
The Walt Disney World Resort not only hosts weddings, but has also been a top domestic honeymoon destination for the past two decades. Annually, Disney Parks hosts more than 10,000 couples on their honeymoon.

Disney Cruise Line:
Another option is a wedding while sailing onboard the Disney Wonder or the Disney Magic. Guests have three wedding options while enjoying a Disney Cruise.
A romantic ceremony on Disney's private island, Castaway Cay, provides a pristine white sand beach, towering palms and crystal blue waters.
Guests can also exchange vows on Deck 7 Aft surrounded by the ocean or inside the intimate Cadillac and Sessions lounges.

Coming Soon:
Weddings and Honeymoons, Island style;
In 2011, Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons will celebrate their 20th anniversary and create new destination wedding products and services for the opening of Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, Hawai'i.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Disney Store in Times Square:

Disney Stores will transform an expansive retail space in the heart of New York's Times Square into a state-of-the-art, interactive retail destination set to open this fall. The newly designed Disney Store will facilitate interactive play and imagination, hold childern's activities, special events and celebrity appearances. Over the next five years, Disney Stores plans to add this design to more than 300 locations across the United States and Europe.


4th " Pirates" installment set to film in Hawai'i:

Hawai'i will be the filming location for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the 4th installment of the successful Walt Disney Pictures' film series from Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Production will begin this summer and is slated to be released in summer 2011.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Let Childern Customize Their Cruise:

Through a new approach to youth activities, kids can let their imaginations set sail by customizing their cruise vacation on Disney Cruise Line (DCL).
Childern now can personalize their cruise vacation by selecting activities and events, regardless of age. With more than 100 activities, events and programs, and with all youth activities open to all ages, kids vacationing on the Disney Magic and Disnet Wonder have more onboard choices than ever for having fun.
Activities range from Cinderella's Royal Ball, where young Guests can feel like royalty as Cinderella shows them how to be a prince or princess, to Ratatouille Cooking School, where childern work together to bake tasty chocolate chip cookies. The Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab are open to childern ages 3 to 12 on the Disney Wonder and ages 3 to 10 on the Disney Magic.
The majority of childern's events and free-time activities occur within dedicated youth spaces on ships and on Castaway Cay. DCL youth activities are supervised by specially trained, experienced counselors. And with the cruise industry's longest operating hours for childern's activities, there is greater flexibility for parents and even more fun for kids.


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Walt Disney Fun Fact:

During the fall of 1918, Walt Disney attempted to en-list for military service. Rejected because he was under age, only sixteen at the time. Instead, Walt Disney joined the Red Cross and was sent overseas to France, where he spent a year driving an ambulance and chauffeuring Red Cross officials. His ambulance was covered from stem to stern, not with stock camouflage, but with Disney cartoons.

Walt Disney Quote: I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.

Walt Disney


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sylvania to sponsor "it's a small world":

The future of "it's a small world" just got brighter.

The iconic attraction "it's a small world" will now be sponsored by Siemens lighting brand Sylvania, and slated for installation in early 2010 is a new, illuminted marquee.
The sponsorship is part of a 12-year agreement between The Walt Disney Company and Siemens which includes marketing and promotional rights, attraction sponsorships and a promotional presence at the Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort, where Siemens is the sponsor of Epcot's SpaceShip Earth.


Monday, February 8, 2010

Hey! They actually remembered Dr. Lee! Yippee!

I was so honored and pleased when the staff presented this lovely celebration button to me during my luncheon. Several actual members of Club 33 were enjoying lunch there and they approached me saying they miss me! Wow! Almost brought tears to my eyes (actually it did). Who would have thought that the Ol' Doc with his crooked bow tie was missed.
I wish to thank my special friend Laurel and her lovely family for treating me to lunch at the club.

Dr. Lee Visits Club 33 February 7th, 2010! The Doc Returns!

I haven't enjoyed an actual meal at Club 33 in almost 15 years.
The club is so exclusive, that not even cast members may arrange reservations. Most park cast members have never eaten at Club 33 and some don't even know it exists!
Walt's magic has left an endearing aura which surrounds the club in a luxurious blanket of mystery and marvel.
It was so wonderful to be back at the club and for once, the staff was waiting on me! Wow! I should have ordered them around a bit more, but hey, they're my friends and we had a terrific and nostalgic time! I'll be more bossy next time and I'll test the skills of the new bartender.
Even after 25 years of working here, I still love the park with all my heart.

Dr. Lee and Close Friend Enjoying Lunch At Club 33!

The Good Doc in front of his ol' bar! Wow, I miss this place so much!

Dr. Lee knows what's behind this door! Do you?

New Restrooms are ready!

The Maistro's Window!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Disneyland Resort Stroller/Wheelchair Shop relocates:

On Jan.12 2010, the Store Operations team began renting strollers and wheelchairs to Guests at the windows outside the Disneyland Park Main Entrance, next to the Disneyland Kennel. The rental locations within each theme park have closed and now the operation is based out of this one location with convenient access to both parks.


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Lion King on Broadway Sets New Record:

Disney's landmark musical event "The Lion King" set a new box office record at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre by grossing $1,714,566 during the eight-performance Christmas holiday week of Dec.21-27, 2009. This breaks the previous Minskoff record of $1,692,957 set by "The Lion King" only one month earlier during Thanksgiving week.

Dr Lee

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Be Thrilled by The Un-expected:

Until now, Guests could only experience the thrill of " what will I get" after purchasing a three-inch Vinylmation figure and opening the package. But now, the Mickey Mouse shaped vinyl figures will soon be traded at D Street, the Vinylmation flagship store in Downtown Disney. More trading locations will be added in phases.
Luckily,Cast Members need not wear lanyards with 3-inch figures around their necks. A box with numerous doors that debuted at the first-ever D23 Expo in 2009 is being used for the new trading program.
Steven Miller, project manager for Disney Trading, spoke about the un-expected Guests reactions to the new offering at the expo.
"We created a mystery box and we had an open box", he saided. "When a Guest came to trade, nine times out of ten they chose the mystery box. We found that people like the thrill of the un-expected".

Vinylmation......Dr Lee

Monday, February 1, 2010

Five fun facts about Disney Pin Trading:

1... Disney Pin Trading began at the Walt Disney World Resort on Oct. 1, 1999.

2... An estimated 25,000 Cast Members trade pins with Guests at the Walt Disney World Resort, the Disneyland Resort and Disney Cruise Line each day.

3... The total number of pins available for Guests to trade from Cast Members lanyards on any given day is approximately 273,000.

4... Since 2000, more than 350 million pins have been traded. Taking into account that each pin measures approximately 1.75 inches, if laid end to end, the pins would cover the distance of almost four round trips from the Walt Disney World Resort to the Disneyland Resort.

5... The most expensive pin made was a Dream Jeweled Mickey Mouse pin covered in 130 different semi-precious stones that retailed for $1,295 and was released in a limited edition of three pins.