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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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Disneynature Oceans:

Disneynature, the studio that presented the film Earth last year, brings Oceans to the big screen this Earth Day, April 22,2010. Nearly three-quarters of the earth's surface is covered by water and Oceans boldly chronicles the mysteries that lie beneath.
Directors Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud dive deep into the waters that sustain all of mankind, exploring the playful splendor and the harsh reality of the werid and wonderful creatures that live within.
Featuring spectaclar, never-before-seen imagery captured by the latest underwater technologies, Oceans offers an unprecedented look into sea life in a powerful, yet enchanting, motion picture.
Through the See Oceans, Save Oceans initiative, Disneynature will make a contribution to save coral reefs in honor of every Guests who sees Oceans during its opening week,Apirl 22-28. Cast Members can purchase discount tickets to select movie theaters at any Company D location to view the film.


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Harriet Burns:

Groundbreaking Imagineer;

In celebration of Women's History Month,Disneyland Resort takes a look at the life of Harriet Burns,the first woman hired into a creative role at WED Enterprises, now known as Walt Disney Imagineering.
Harriet Burns was born on Aug. 20,1928 in San Antonio, Texas. She pursued her interest in the creative field by obtaining a bachelor's degree in Art from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and studing advanced design at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
Two years after moving to Los Angeles in 1953, Harriet Burns began her career with the Walt Disney Company as a set painter. Later she joined WED Enterprises,assisting with the creation of Sleeping Beauty Castle and designing all of the "singing birds" for Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room,just to name a few.
Harriet Burns also contributed to the 1964-65 New York World's Fairs with figure finishing and stage design for Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, Carousel of Progress and "it's a small world."
In 1986, 31 years with Disney, Harriet Burns retired, and she passed away on July 25,2008. But her legacy remains at Disneyland through the attractions she brought to life.
Harriet Burns was honored as a Disney Legend in 2000 and is the only woman to have a window on Main Street,USA. The inscription reads "The Artisans Loft-Handmade Miniatures by Harriet Burns."


Monday, March 29, 2010

Introducing the Disney Premier Passport:

Recently announced, the Disney Premier Passport is the one card that allows a Guest unlimited admission to the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney Resort Parks(Disneyland Park,Disney's California Adventure, Magic Kingdom,Disney's Animal Kingdom, Typhoon Lagoon Water Park,Epcot,Disney's Hollywood Studios,Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park* and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park*).The Pass also entitles the bearer admission to DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Theme Park,ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex** and Disney's Oak Trail Golf Course+ at the Walt Disney World Resort, along with premium Passholder benefits at both the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort.

*Water Parks subject to seasonal/weather closures. **Excludes activities/events separately priced.+Green fees only. Information subject to change without notice; restrictions and the Annual Passport terms &conditions apply.


Friday, March 26, 2010

Last chance to see Electrical Parade:

Disney's Electrical Parade began its last run this weekend in Disney's California Adventure.
After spring break,Disney plans to ship the light covered floats and costumes to Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Flordia, where the parade will appear this summer. Disneyland hopes to eventually get it back?
Disneyland decided to relocate the parade partly because the new World of Color, a water and light show, is set to debut in California Adventure this summer. The parade route would have been shortened because of the location of the new show and audience area.
California Adventure has hosted the parade since 2001, usually during holidays, summer and spring breaks. The spectacle debuted in 1972 in Disneyland as the Main Street Electrical Parade, becoming the most popular park parade until it ended in 1996. Then, the parade moved to Florida for five years.
The remaining dates for California parade are: now through April 11 and April 16 and 18. The parade begins at 9 p.m. nightly.


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Disney's "Alice in Wonderland:"

Disney's Alice in Wonderland unspooled on March 5,2010, bringing to life via director Tim Burton's wildly creative combination of live-action filmmaking, traditional and CGI animation.
More an extension of Carroll's "Through the Looking Glass" and "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" than a remake, the film,which stars Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway and newcomer Mia Wasikowska, is just the latest adaptation in a collection of films that dates back to 1905.
It also continues Disney's love affair with Alice and her odd acquaintances,as the property is arguably one of the most famous and adored at Disney parks around the world.
Every Disney park has a Fantasyland-based teacup attraction,which goes by different names. At the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts the attraction is known as the Mad Tea Party. The Tokyo Disneyland version is called Alice's Tea Party,Disneyland Paris has Mad Hatter's Tea Cups,and at Hong Kong Disneyland you can ride the similarly-named Mad Hatter Tea Cups. Each of the attractions opened with their respective parks, execpt for the Tokyo rendition, which opened in 1986 (the park opened in 1983).
In addition to the popular teacups, two more Alice in Wonderland-themed attractions exist at different Disney parks.
Here at Disneyland,Alice in Wonderland puts Guests in Alice's shoes as she follows the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole into Wonderland.
At Disneyland Paris, Alice's Curious Ladyrinth is a maze that eventually leads to the castle of the Queen of Hearts. The route has a similar shape to the body of the Cheshire Cat, and Guests can see a sky view of Fantasyland at the very end.


An honor for Roy E. Disney:

Bob Iger, president and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, has announced that the Feature Animation building in Burbank, California, will be renamed to include Roy E. Disney's name-a nod to the late Disney legend whose career included more than 56 years with the Company.
The announcement was maded at a "life celeration" for Roy E. Disney at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California, on what would've been Roy E. Disney's 80th birthday on January 10,2010. Roy E. Disney passed away Decemeber 16,2009 from stomach cancer.
Roy E. Disney began his career at The Walt Disney Studios in 1954, working as an assistant editor on the successful True-Life Adventure films, including The Living Desert and The Vanishing Prairie, both of which won Academy Awards, and later wrote and co-produced Mysteries of the Deep, which received a 1959 Oscar nomination. Roy E.Disney also wrote for television series such as "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" and "Zorro."
In 1984, Roy E. Disney became the head of the animation department, with his credits including work on Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Fantasia 2000 and Destino.

DR Lee

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Davey Crockett Passes Away:

Fess Parker, a baby-boomer idol in the 1950's who launched a craze for coonskin caps as television's Davy Crockett, died Thursday March 18,2010 of natural causes, He was 85 years young.
Family spokeswoman Sao Anash said "Mr. Parker," who was also TV's Daniel Boone and later a major California winemaker and developer,died at his Santa Yuez Valley home. His death came on the 84th birthday of his wife of 50 years, Marcella.
The first installment of "Davy Crockett," with Bubby Ebsen as Crockett's sidekick, debuted in December 1954 as part of the "Disneyland" TV show.
The 6-foot, 6-inch Mr. Parker was quickly embraced by youngsters as the man in a coonskin cap who stood for the spirit of the American frontier. Boomers gripped by the Crockett craze scooped up Davy lunch boxes,toy Old Betsy rifles,buckskin shirts and trademark fur caps. "The Ballad of Davy Crockett"(Born on a mountaintop in Tennessee)was a No.1 hit for singer Bill Hayes while Mr.Parker's own version reached No.5.
The first three television episodes were turned into a theatrical film, "Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier,"in 1955.
True to history, Disney killed off its hero in the third episode, "Davy Crockett at the Alamo,"where the real-life Crockett died in 1836 at age 49.
But spurred by popular demand, Disney brought back the Crockett character for some episodes in the 1955-56 season,including "Davy Crockett's Keelboat Race."
Fess Parker's career leveled off when Crockett craze died down, but he made a TV comeback from 1964-1970 in the title role of the TV adventure series "Daniel Boone"-- also based on a real-life American frontiersman. Actor-singer Ed Ames, formerly of the Ames Brothers, played Boone's Indian friend, Mingo.
After "Daniel Boone," Fess Parker largely retired from show business, expect for guest appearances, and went into real estate.
Several of Fess Parker's films, including "The Great Locomotive Chase" and "Old Yeller," came from the Disney studio.
He bought and sold property, built hotels (including the elegant Fess Parker's Wine Country Inn & Spa in Los Olivos and Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort Santa Barbara) and grew wine grapes on a 2,200-acre vineyard on California Central Coast,where he was dubbed King of the Wine Frontier and coonskin caps enjoyed brisk sales.


Monday, March 22, 2010

The Sherman Brothers:

One morning in July 1960, Richard Sherman sat behind a piano, inside Walt Disney's office with his brother, Robert,by his side. They performed "Strummin Song," and braced for Walt Disney's reaction. Walt simply said, "Yes,that'll work." From that moment on, the Sherman Brothers went on to write unforgettable Disney songs that will live on forever.
One of the most beloved collections of the Sherman Brothers songs is the soundtrack for the 1964 Disney classic Mary Poppins. The first song written for the movie was "Feed the Birds," which became one of Walt's favorites. Occasionally, he would invite the brothers into his office to discuss their work. After some discussion he would say, "play it" and they knew exactly what he wanted to hear.
Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room was the first attraction the brothers wrote music for. They would go on to write for more than ten attractions including General Electric's Carousel of Progress with the song "Great Big Beautiful Tommorrow." To the Sherman Brothers the song is about Walt Disney's optimistic spirit and belief that the future was great, big and beautiful.
But perhaps the most well known Sherman Brothers attraction song is "it's a small world." The song's lyric speaks to the beliefs of the Sherman Brothers- if you are alive, there's a chance for life to be better.
Richard Sherman attributes his success to the opportunities given to him by Walt Disney. He also shares what he thinks makes their music special.
"Our music has the positive feelings of life that is in all Disney products, and we had the opportunity to musicalize them,"said Sherman. 'The thought that we made people happy is a great feeling. All these things make me feel very proud to contribute to this wonderful organization."
To the Sherman Brothers from the Disneyland Resort Cast Members, thank you for your musical legacy and for reminding us that our small world, tomorrow will be beautiful and it takes just one little spark to light the fires of creativity.


Thought for the Day:

Spring is Nature's way of saying "Let's Party!"


Sunday, March 21, 2010

5:51 p.m.Sunday March 21,2010:

Dr Lee is now a GRANDPA!!!! At 5 pounds 8oz's and 18 inch's long, no name yet,however, I am now older than I was 24 hrs. ago!!!!! Not sure what to think,but I know it is great!!!!!

Oh yes, it's a """GIRL""""!!!!!!


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Every Role a Starring Role:

With three hotels, two theme parks and the Downtown Disney District, it takes talented Cast Members to keep the Disneyland Resort Show ready for Guests. Take a look at some of the unique roles performed behind the scenes, under water and before attractions open to Guests.

Custodial Lagoon Wader... In Disney's California Adventure interesting items find their way into the shores of Pacific Wharf. When build-up occurs, a Custodial Cast Member dons waders and gets the lagoon Show ready.
The one thing we always stress is safety so Disney Cast members always keep that in mind. Down there Cast Members are just doing their job and Guests ask " how is the fishing going?" Cast Members have to think of new things to say like, " looking for Nemo."

Audio-Animatronics... Ever wonder how Captain Jack Sparrow's hair stays so, well...Captain Jack? Early in the morning a team of Cast Members check the wigs on all the displays and Audio-Animatronics figures. In addition to maintaining the wigs, they also create them.
Cast Members take alot of pride in what they do because we know millions of people see it. Cast Members wrote a mission statement that states,"When you are doing your work, think of it as if Walt were watching you." We were writing it for fun, but then we realized it was great inspiration."

Machinist Divers...These diving trained machinists inspect the track, figures and subs of Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage. These Cast Members do the same job as other machinists-they just do it under water.
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage is a favorite attraction to alot of these Cast Members. They get to swim around in it every night. It looks like you're diving in the Great Barries Reef.

Pattern Makers...Every Disney costume tells a story. Creative pattern makers work together with the costume designers to outfit Cast Members. These Cast Members like the fact that their not just making patterns for the garment industry, it's more creative. These Cast Members get to deal with a lot of fun fabrics. There is a big story behind everything that is going on so it's more than just making a pair of shorts.

Sound Mechanics...When Disneyland Park first opened,music was recorded on more than 100 miles of magnetic tape each year. Now all sound is converted ti digital mastering.These Cast Members have the entire library for the Resort is here. When a card or a CD goes bad they, it is replaced.

Visual Merchandising...Merchandise locations transform overnight with assistance from visual merchandising Cast Members. The team strategically places items on the shelves by color and character order.
These Cast Members have a method to their madness. They want something to look impactful and make a clean statement. That is what visual merchandising is all about. When Guests walk by, we want to really wow them.

Window Display Artist...Throughout the entire Resort there are hundreds of window displays maintained by these specialty artists.
These Cast Members can create miniature environments in the windows. Even if you love history you can bring that into your window. These Cast Members interpret through fabrics,props and color.Windows can be made for someone in particular.

Koi Experts...A few Cast Members maintain the koi pond at the Disneyland Hotel including caring for newborn koi in special tanks. Twice a week these Cast Members host unique Guest interactions allowing them to hand feed the fish.

Painters...Over time many of the painted areas need touch ups. Each night painters head out around the Resort to restore the luster to the magic. One of the specialties of the painters is to re-create the natural textures of the elements they work with. Whether it be wood or marble the painters attention to detail re-creates the beauty of nature's wonders. When the painter mimics the natural qualities of the wood it is important to pay attention to the colors of the wood.


P.S. Still waiting for the arrival of that grand baby of my,1st time grand papa??? when,when!!!!!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

DVC buttons now available:

Disney Vacation Club (DVC) Member recognition buttons are now available. These buttons provide an opportunity for DVC Members to be recognized by our Cast as well provide Member to Member/Guest conversation starters. Cast Members are encouraged to use the signature phrase "Welcome Home" when they notice a Member wearing the button, and Cast Members can customize their buttons with the date they joined DVC.


P.S. Still on standby for Grand Daughter, between now and the next few days, will up-date later. Also, have not decided on name, any thoughts??????

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

""Baby Watch"":

Ok, here is the low down,Dr Lee is about to become a Grandpa,1st time. My youngest daughter,now 24 will give me my late Christmas Gift between now and approx. the 18th of this month. She lives in Login, Utah.
I have been told that this will be a girl??? We shall see. Name undecided at this time.
I know this a Disney Blog,however at this time,it's a Grandpa Blog.

One side note, my other daughter(who is 26) is getting married in Seattle,Washington on June 26, 2010........I can truely remember when they were born and then starting school, WOW?


P.S. Will blog about Disney soon.....

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Disney, Michelle Obama team up:

As part of its ongoing effort to promote healthy lifestyles and nutrition for kids and families, Disney will develop a program in collaboration with First Lady Michelle Obama supporting "Let's Move," her newly announced campaign to create a healthier generation. Disney will create a series of public service announcements featuring the First Lady and leading Disney Channel stars to inspire healthier eating habits,physical activity and more. The messages will be featured across Disney's kid and family targeted media platforms, including Disney Channel, Disney XD,Radio Disney, and Disney. com and will begin airing later this year.


Thursday, March 4, 2010

"World of Color" soundtrack recorded:

An orchestra of more than 100 players performed the score for the upcoming Disney's California Adventure nightime spectcular "World of Color" at the famous Abby Road studio in London. Mark Hammond, the show's composer, perfected the harmonic nuance of each scene.Since the show is built out of classic Disney animation moments each scene needed its own flavor and personality. When strung together, they create the perfect environment where water, light and projections live in harmony.


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Walt Disney Quote:

All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strenghened me... you may not realize it when it happens, but a "kick" in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.

Walt Disney


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Disney's California Food & Wine Festival:

From April 16 to May 31, 2010, please your "palette" with a kaleidoscope of culinary experiences at the Fifth Annual Disney's California Food & Wine Festival. For 46 days, Disney's California Adventure Park and select locations at the Disneyland Resort will host " The Art of Flavor," one of the most anticipated events of spring! Enjoy cooking demonstrations, seminars and recipes that reflect the Golden State's regional and culinary diversity. It's presented by Vanity Fair Premium Napkins and Plates.

Many Festival favorites are returning, in addition to new events and activities...including the all-new Festival Showplace!

Signature Events... Reserve your spot at these extraordinary celebrations that will amaze and delight food and wine aficionados or anyone who appreciates a great culinary experience.

Seminars & Demonstrations... Immerse yourself in the appetizing world of California's storied history of fine food and wine at captivating culinary demonstrations,celebrity chef appearances and wine, beer and spirits seminars- all celebrating "The Art of Flavor."

Places to Discover... In addition to our scheduled events, there's plenty to do and see throughout the festival including special dining opportunities, art exhibits and wine tasting.

Festival Highlights:

"Taste of California" Marketplace...The marketplace returns to Disney's California Food & Wine Festival! Enjoy unique festival foods created especially for the Festival. Delicious tapas-sized tastings are available in the Festival Showplace,located in Stage 12 in the Hollywood Pictures Backlot. Expertly paired wines and beer are also available for purchase.

"Hollywood & Wine" Lounge... Enjoy an outstanding selection of wines by the glass, unique wine flights, beer and cocktails. Join your friends to toast the perfect day!

Festival Gift Shop... Shop for specially designed Festival merchandise and logo items to commemorate your visit.

The "Wine Seller"... With hundreds of wines featured, you're sure to find a new favorite. The Wine Seller offers full-bottle sales of selected wines available for purchase to enjoy at home. For your convenience, bottle purchases will be delivered to Package Pickup located outside the entrance to Disny's California Adventure Park.

Showplace Stage...Attend seminars, demonstrations and events- including Sweet Sundays- at the Showplace Stage, located in the Festival Showplace.

Chef Showcase Stage...Experience delicious demonstrations or see some of your favorite celebrity chefs live and in-person at this culinary hub in Sunshine Plaza. Every day find new ways to create a culinary masterpiece with your own art of flavor.

So Much More...Discover new wine regions and varietals at the Festival wine Walks,shop for unique gifts with Farmers Market Merchants or enjoy a delicious new menu item available only during the Festival. Celebrate " The Art of Flavor" at the Fifth Annual Disney's California Food & Wine Festival, April 16-May 31,2010.


Walt's Disney's Dream

" I think what I want Disneyland to be most of all is a happy place, a place where adults and childern can experience together some of the wonders of life, of adventure, and feel better because of it."

Walt Disney

Dr lee