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!

The Famous Dr. Lee!

The Famous Dr. Lee!

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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Bartender Wisdom, by DR LEE:

1... "A smile is a passport that will take you anywhere you want to go."

2..."I never drink water. Look at the way it rusts pipes."
-W.C. Fields

3..."It takes time to be a woman."

and finally...

4...customer... I say bartender, isn't it a lovely day?

bartender... Have you come here to drink or just talk?

Enjoy your day...DR LEE

D23/Disney Expo:

The D23 Expo, the ultimate event for Disney fans, is right around the corner. Scheduled August 19-21 at the Anahiem Convention Center, the Expo will feature a first look at the next generation of Disney theme parks and attractions, exclusive sneak peeks of upcoming Disney films and ABC and Disney Channel television shows, and eye popping collection of never-before-displayed items in the Treasures of The Walt Disney Archives exhibit.

Friday, August 19,2011...
The event opens with the 2011 Disney Legends Ceremony. The newest inductees to receive the highest honor of The Walt Disney Company include Regis Philbin; Jim Henson; Disney Princeeses Jodi Benson, Paige O'Hara, Lea Salonga, Linda Larkin and Anika Noni Rose; Bo Boyd; Jack and Bonita Wrather; Guy williams; and Ray Watson. Guests will also get a behind-the-scenes look at projects in the works for Disney parks around the globe.

Saturday, August 20,2011...
Guests will get a preview of upcoming films from The Walt Disney Studios, including exclusive video clips, live performances, filmmaker discussions and star appearances. At 6p.m., an advanced screening of "The Lion King" in Disney Digital 3D will be shown.

Sunday, August 21, 2011...
Joe Quesada, Marvel's cheif creative officer, will share the evolution of Marval beginning with its first comic book in 1939. Then, Disney Channel fans will get the chance to experience a live performance, featuring stars of the hit series "Shake It Up."

See you there...DR LEE

Friday, July 29, 2011

History and Heritage:

Celebrating 45 years New Orleans-style:

Walt Disney and New Orleans Mayor Victor Schiro dedicated New Orleans Square on July 24, 1966, making it the only part of Disneyland Park to be designed after an actual city. Walt was quite fond of New Orleans and even found the windup mechanical bird that would be the inspiration for Audio-Animatronics figures during his travels to the Southern city. Walt passed away before his plans for an apartment above New Orleans Square materialized, and the space was later turned into The Disney Gallery. In 2008, Walt's original vision was realized with the opening of the Disneyland Dream Suite.

Trivia: New Orleans Square is home to Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean, two famous Disneyland Park attractions. Neither attraction debuted when the land opened in 1966. Which attraction opened first and on what day ??

answer to Trivia question...Pirates of the Caribbean opened first on March 18, 1967, followed by Haunted Mansion on August 9, 1969.

Sad Note...Golden Gate at Disney's California Adventure is missing!!!!!!!
For the past approx. 10 years, since the opening of Disney's California Adventure,when entering,guests would past under the Golden Gate Bridge. No more,as of last week,the Golden Gate Bridge was taken down. Those letters that spelled " California," they have entered the history books.
At Disney's California Adventure, there is a new entrance and the remodling contuines! Next week,that train that was near the entrance, it will be removed to Northern California.
As Walt Disney stated, " As long as there is imagnation left in the world, Disneyland will never be completed."

No worries, I live in the East Bay, (San Franisco), and that Golen Gate is amazing to view from Berkeley...DR LEE so many Redwood Trees!

Monday, July 18, 2011

`Cars 2` showing at White House and Miramar:

To support military families while their loved ones are serving our country,The Walt Disney Company held a special screening of Disney/Pixar's "Cars 2" at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego on June 25. The event,which was held in a 1,500-seat theater, was hosted by Disney Ambassador Rene Torrico. On June 15, President Obama welcomed military families to the White House for a pre-release screening of the movie "Cars 2." Director John Lasseter and Roshon Fegan of Disney Channel's "Shake It Up!" spoke to the gathering. Screenings also were held June 24-25 at militiary bases in Virginia Beach, Va. Fort Hood, Texas, and Tampa, Fla.

I was in the U.S. Army from Oct.2,1971 to Oct.2,1977, Chaplin Asst., Fort Ord, California ...DR LEE

A fond farewell to Betty and Wally:

Cast members who worked with Disney Legends Wally Boag and Betty Taylor during their nearly 30 years and 40,000 performances of the Golden Horseshoe Revue At Disneyland Park have fond memories of the two dedicated entertainers who passed away just one day apart on June 3-4.
Betty, who played Sluefoot Sue-the charming, spunky leader of a troupe of western dance hall girls-performed in nearly 45,000 productions of the revue, beginning in 1956 until her retirement in 1987.
Wally, who retired in 1982, played her character's sweetheart, Pecos Bill. He also later appeared on such television shows as the original "Mickey Mouse Club" and "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color," as well as movies, including "The Absent-Minded Professor" and "The Love Bug." Betty was 91 when she passed away, Wally was 90.
After winning the role of Pecos Bill, Wally quickly became one of Walt Disney's favorite comedic actors.
It's been more than 25 years since their final curtain,however, their legacy will live on.

FUN FACT: Wally Boag provided the voice of the Audio-Animatronics parrot Jose in Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room.

I remember watching them as a kid/young adult...DR LEE

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Disneyland, 56 years,how do you stay so young?

Today is Disneyland 56th Birthday,I was only 3 years and 27 days old when the park opened.
A dedication speech by Walt Disney at the grand opening of the Park,

"To all who come to this happy place...welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past...and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams and the hard facts which have created America...with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world."

Walt Disney, July 17, 1955

p.s. Where in Disneyland Park can you find this speech on a plaque?

answer...The Disneyland Park opening speech can be found in Town Square at the base of the flagpole.

See you at the Resort...DR LEE

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Bar Humor:

life is about balance, like a clean suit and a dirty martini...

For those who do not understand what a "Dirty Martini" is, let me explain. Having been the bartender of Club 33 and at Mr Stox (Anahiem,Ca. check out their web page,mrstox.com)it is usually either gin or vodka,shaken or stirred in a shaker with lots of ice cubes. Martini is poured into a martini glass which has been chilled. Once in the martini glass,this drink is clear and very cold.
To make it "dirty," the bartender now pours olive juice into this martini. Some guests want their martini little dirty, while others want "extra dirty, more olive juice. Now the bartender will add one or two green olives to this martini and is now served to the guests.

bar is open...DR LEE

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Disney's Friends for Change premieres song on Radio Disney:

"We Can Change the World," the inspiring new pop/rock anthem for Disney's Friends for Change-performed and co-written by 18-year-old actress and Hollywood Records astist Bridgit Mendler (Good Luck Charlie, Lemonade Mouth) premiered June 10 on Radio Disney and Disney Channel. The song is available on Disney.com/ProjectGreen and the music Video will be available on iTunes. Coinciding with its Premiere, Disney will donate $250,000 to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund benefiting global charities. "We Can Change the World" is the third Disney's Change anthem. Previous songs have helped raise more than $800,000 for conservation projects around the globe.

sounds fun...DR LEE

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Fun Fact Answers:

1...Jungle Cruise

2...Enchanted Tiki Room

3...Jungle Cruise

4...Jungle Cruise

5...Jungle Cruise

6...Tiki Room

7...Tiki Room

Bar is open...DR LEE

Friday, July 8, 2011

Fun Fact:

Select drinks at Trader Sam's generate effects in the bar, but you will have to go there to discover this yourself. Some drinks are even themed after iconic Disneyland Park attractions. Can you guess which attraction each drink is themed?


2...Rosita's Margarita

3...Schweitzer Falls

4...Piranha Pool

5...Ginger's Pear-adise

6...Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Rum

7...Krakatoa Punch

Tomorrow,Saturday, July 9th, I shall give the answers to the above questions. The bar is open...DR LEE

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Trader Sam's sets up shop:

The moment you step foot into Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar and hear the bartender yell "Shipwreck" you instantly realize this isn't just any ordinary bar.
After many years as a successful "witch doctor," word of Sam's exotic elixirs spread and he decided there was enough demand to open up a bar that would be convenient for weary travelers. He selected the lush jungle area of the Disneyland Hotel to set up shop.
Sam hired retired and off-duty Jungle Cruise skippers-known for their "skipper humor"-to maintain his bar, and Sam will pay tribute to them by selecting a Skipper of the Year. This year's honoree is Gerry York.
Personal photographs of Trader Sam along with mementos from his travels line the walls of the intimate space. Many of the artifacts were inspired by Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room,Indiana Jones Adventure, the Tower of Terror at Tokyo DisneySea and the 1954 Disney film classic, "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
While the Polynesian drinks and menu items, such as the Kahlua Pork Flatbread and the Pu Pu Platter are delightful, it's the small details that bring the bar to life. Some artifacts have found their way from the now-closed Adventure's Club at the Walt Disney World resort, such as the ship in the glass bottle. Other artifacts include a photo of Walt Disney and his wife, Lillian,on a trip south of the border and another show former Jungle Cruise Skipper John Lasseter.

Know before you go:
Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar is open 11:30a.m.-1:30a.m. After 8p.m., only guests ages 21 years and above are allowed inside the bar area.There is live entertainment on the patio from 6 p.m.- 10p.m. nightly.

I was once a Jungle Cruise Skipper, before Club 33...DR LEE

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


" Your every action (and mine also) is a direct reflection of our entire organization. So, it's vitally important all of us thoroughly understand our responsibilities...particularly our responsibility for guest relations and safety."

Walt Disney
Welcome letter to cast members, May 15, 1962

almost 10 years old when this was written...DR LEE

History & Heritage:

A primeval journey from New York World's Fair to Disneyland Park.

After its display at the 1964-65 New York World's Fair, The Primeval World Diorama opened in 1966 at Disneyland park. At the time of its debut, it was heralded as the world's longest diorama, and it was the only portion of the Ford Magic Skyway attraction from the fair to survive. Walt Disney had plans to transfer the entire attraction, but Ford didn't want to sponsor it beyond the fair. Walt thought the dinosaurs had too much potential to simply get rid of the attraction and decided to transfer them to Disneyland. The question was: where to put them?

Meanwhile, the growth of Disneyland staff necessitated the building of a new administration building. Walt was initially hesitant as he was focused on enhancing his park for the guests. Walt saw the opportunity to accomplish two goals at once. The dinosaurs would have a home, and the new administration building would benefit guests by doubling as the show building for the Primeval World.

as a child, I remember this attraction...DR LEE

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Seaside Souvenirs:

A treasure trove of offerings will line the shelves of a new 1930s-inspired seaside souvenir stand, from classic Disney headwear to a spectrum of World of Color merchandise. If it's a "watchamacallit" or "thing-a-mabob" you seek, check out the array of merchandise for The Little Mermaid-Ariel's Undersea Adventure. Seaside Souvenirs is located in California Adventure.

Paradise Pier restaurants add casual dining locations:

The Disney California Adventure guest experience soon will include a trip to the new quick-service restaurants in Paradise Pier, including the opportunity to relax in the stunning new 900 seat outdoor dining area. Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta and Paradise Garden Grill are nearing completion to be joined by the return of Corn Dog Castle.

Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta... At Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta, guests will find Spaghetti and Meatballs, Chicken Pasta in a Sundried Tomato Cream Sauce and Five Chesse Ravioli. Additionally, Pepperoni, Chesse, BBQ Chicken or Portobello Mushroom and Spinach Flatbread Pizzas will be available, and an array of tempting salads.

Paradise Garden Grill...At Paradise Garden Grill, a savory Mediterranean menu with a variety of shewers and kabobs is in order, along with refreshing Greek Salad served with Grilled Pita Bread. Guests also will find shewers and kabobs on the kids' menus, and delicious Baklava for dessert.

are you hungry??? DR LEE

Monday, July 4, 2011

Goofy's Sky School:

Prepare for take-off, Goofy's Sky School is set to take flight. For those who are not "chicken", there will be plenty of chickens...and wacky antics...aboard Goofy's Sky School. And with Goofy as the flight instructor, this crazy coaster should live up to its billing. The attraction is inspired by Disney's "How To" cartoons series of the 1940s and 1950s.
Guests staying at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa will have a birds-eye view of Goofy's Sky School as the attraction sits just south of the hotel in Paradise Pier. Goofy's Sky School is set in the location of the former Mulholland Madness which originally opened in 2001 during the premiere of Disney California Adventure Park.

Goofy is so funny...DR LEE