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, May 23, 2012

History and Heritage:

 Space Mountain celebrates 35 years:

 Space Mountain opened at Disneyland Park on May 27,1977,invigorating the park with a second roller coaster-style attraction (after Matterhorn Bobsleds, which opened in 1959).

 The idea for the attraction originated in the mid-1960s, during Walt Disney's lifetime, as a way to energize Tomorrowland. The project was shelved until the successful launch of Space Mountain at Walt Disney World Resort in 1975.

 Along with this attraction, the complex at Disneyland Park opened with Space Stage, Space Place quick-service restaurant and Starcade. Six of the original seven Mercury astronauts attended Space Mountain's opening-Scott Carpenter, Gorden Cooper, U.S. Sen. John Glenn, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard, and Deke Slayton. In 2003, Space mountain closed for a two-year refurbishment and reopened for Disneyland's 50th Anniversary in July 2005 with new music by composer Michael Giacchino, new special effects and a new storyline. Other transformations came with Rockin' Space Mountain, which premiered Grad Nite 2006, and Space Mountain: Ghost Galaxy, which debuted for Halloween Time 2009.

Space Mountain is great...Dr Lee

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Avengers....

As of this writing,"The Avengers" has made $800 million worldwide and is projected to hit "One Billion" by this Sunday.

just thought you would like to know....Dr Lee

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

"The Avengers 2":

 Disney's Robert Iger says that the follow-up will come on the heels of previously-announced sequels to "Iron Man," "Thro" and "Captain America."

 It's probably a no-brainer, but a sequel to The Avengers was made official on Tuesday by Disney CEO Bob Iger.

Repeating previous announcements made by Marvel Studios, Iger said a third Iron Man and a second Thro is scheduled for 2013 and a sequel to Captain America is in the works for 2014. No timeline was given on The Avengers sequel.

Were is the line to get in to see "Avengers 2"...Dr Lee

p.s. just in..The Avengers opening weekend for a global performance of more than $702 million to date!!!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

'Avengers'...shatters movie box office record:


 That's what Captain America tells the Incredible Hulk to do in "The Avengers,"and that's what the Marvel Comics superhero mash-up did at the box office smashing the domestic revenue record with a $200.3 million debut.

 It's by far the biggest opening ever, shooting past the pervious record of $169.2 million for the debut of last year's :Harry Potter" finale.

The film's worldwide haul is $641.8 million in barely a week and a half, more than its Marvel superhero forerunners "Iron Man", "Iron Man 2," "Thor" and "Captain America" took in during their entire runs. If distributor Disney's domestic estimate Sunday holds when the final weekend count is released today, "The Avengers" would be the first movie ever to haul in $200 million in a single weekend.

Some fans shelled out and extra $3.00 to see "The Avengers" in 3D and most theaters had only one problem, not enough seats to sell and some ran out of those 3D glasses.

 I was one of those who at midnight on Thursday who paid an extra $3.00 for 3D and who saw this movie till 3:20a.m. on Friday. Need to see it again,amazing...Dr Lee

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Remembering Walt's L.A.;

When 21-year old Walt Disney first arrived in Los Angeles in 1923, the budding animator from Marceline, Mo., had $40 in his pocket and a cardborad suitcase. But he also had big dreams.
 Walt's spirit of "anything - is - possible" optimism will be in the air June 15,2012,when Buena Vista Street greets Guests for the first time as they enter the reimagined Disney California Adventure Park. Guests will be transported to the Los Angeles of the 1920s and '30s as soon as they reach the turnstiles inspired by the iconic Pan Pacific Auditorium, a landmark structure that opened in 1935 in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles. from there, Guests will walk under the Hyperion Bridge - as the Disneyland Monorail glides overhead - modeled after the bridge built in 1929 that still spans Interstate 5, just a few blocks from the building where Walt and Roy Disney moved their studios three years earlier.

 The majestic Carthay Circle Theatre at the end of Buena Vista Street is a replica of the famous Hollywood movie palace where "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"- the film Walt bet everything on-made its triumphant world premiere in 1937. And the Red Car Trolley, traveling from the park's entrance through Hollywood Land, is a throwback to the Pacific Electric Red Cars that served as the era's mass transit system in Southern California.

Even the architecture of the shops that line Buena Vista Street pay homage to the Los Angeles of yesteryear, while their monikers are a more personal tribute to Walt himself; for instance, Elias & Co. is a nod to Walt's father, while Oswald 's filling station is a shout-out to the animated rabbit who was the precursor to the famous mouse. The Storytellers statue near Carthay Circle Theatre represents a young Walt first arriving in California, an unknown visionary ready to realze his dreams. The whole street is designed to come alive and put the Guests  in a young Walt Disney shoes  as he stepped off the train in California and felt all the optimism and opportunity that was there for him at the time.

 While Imaginneers have created a landscape that will give Guests the sense that they are walking in Walt's footsteps, present-day Los Angeles is filled with the real places that allow us to actually retrace the path of Walt's life. The first house where he rented a room, the storefront where he started his first studio, the merry-go-round at Griffith Park where he watched his daughters ride the painted horses and dreamed of an amusement park that familes could enjoy together-they are still there, many of them quietly preserved with only subtle markers of their historical significance.

 Just as Marceline, Mo., affected Walt's early years, his environs in Los Angeles wielded great influence over Walt as he moved West and began his company.Walt's Los Angeles, where he lived and worked-and the sights that influenced him-as he created his magic that so many millions of Guests still enjoy today, we take a look at some very special places.

Pan Pacific Auditorium...7600 West Beverly Blvd....this landmark structure was the premier arena-enterainment venue from 1935-1972. Its Streamline Moderne facade inspired the new turnstiles at Disney California Adventure Park. Sadley, the auditorium was destoryed in a fire in 1989. One of its architects was Welton Becket, a neighbor of Walt's, who later worked on the Contemporary Resort at the Walt Disney World Resort.

 Carthay Circle Theatre...6316 San Vicente Blvd... One of the most famous movie palaces of Hollywood's Golden Age, the theatre hosted the world premiere of Walt's first animated feature length film, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" in 1937. Though demolished in 1969 (office buildings are on the site today), the recreated  Carthay Circle Theatre in Disney California Adventure Park will capture the building's grandeur.

The Pacific Elertric Building...6th and Main... When Walt arrived in Los Angeles, the Pacific Electric "Red Cars" served thousands of miles across Sothern California. They served as the models for the Red Car Trolleys that will carry guests from Buena Vista Street to Hollywood Land.

Hyperion Bridge...This concrete and steel bridge in Atwater Village spans Interstate 5 and the Los Angeles River and was completed in 1929, just three years after Walt and Roy opened Walt Disney studios a half -mile away. A recreation of the bridge replaces the Golden Gate Bridge- and will carry the Disneyland Monorail- near the entrance of Disney California Adventure Park.

Kingswell Avenue residences...4406/4409 Kingswell Ave... Upon his arrival in Los Angeles in 1923, Walt rented a room for $5 a week in the Los Feliz neighorhood home of his retired uncle, Robert Disney. Walt then moved across the street tp 4409 Kingswell, where he rented a room with his brother Roy.

Married life, matching houses...2491/2495 Lyric Ave...Roy married Edna in April 1925 and Walt married Lillian three months later. The couples brought adjoining lots in the Los Feliz Hills and built identical prefabricated houses for $7,000 a piece in 1927.

 Building a family...4053 Woking Way... In 1932, Walt and Lillian had a house built on five acres in the Los Feliz District about a mile from the studio. Here, the couple raised their two daughters, Diane and Sharon, before moving to Carolwood Drive in Holmby Hills in 1949.

Walt's barn...5202 Zoo Dr... Walt had a lifelong love of trains, and in 1950, he built the Carolwood Pacific Railroad, with 2,615 feet of track, in the backyard of his Holmby Hills home. He also built a barn he could use as a workshop. The home no longer exists but the barn was moved to Griffith Park, where it is open to the public the third Sunday of each month at the Los Angeles Live Streamers facility.

Disney Brothers Studio...4649-4651 Kingswell Ave... Down the block from their Uncle Robert's house, Walt and Roy established Disney Bros. Studio in the back half of a real estate office Oct.16,1923, and a few months later they expanded the business into larger space next door. It was here that Walt animated the "Alice Comedies" and hired his wife-to-be,Lillian Bounds, as and Ink &Paint girl.

Walt Disney Studio...2719 Hyperion Ave...This small, one story white stucco building was the start of a large animation complex, the newly renamed Walt Disney Studio. From 1926 to 1940, the staff here created Mickey Mouse and "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." Today, a Gelson's Market sits on the site, but a photo commemorating the property's famous history hangs on the wall near the cashiers and a plaque is mounted on a lamppost in front.

New Studios in Burbank...500 S. Buena Vista St.,Burbank... Ready to expand his business, Walt made a deposit on 51 acres of land in Burbank in 1937, and the new studio was completed in 1940. The Studio lot was expanded in the 1950s to include sound stages and production craft facilities as Disney launched into live-action features and television.

Walt Disney Imagineering...1401 Flower St., Glendale...Originally known as WED Enterprises (for Walter Elias Disney), Walt Disney Imagineering was formed in 1952 to plan, design and built Disneyland. It was originally a private company, owned by Walt, but in 1965, it was merged into Walt Disney Productions. Today, Walt Disney Imagineering is known worldwide for disigning and building Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Walt disney Imagineering is not open to the public or for tours, though Cast Members can visit the Imagineering store, Mickey's of Glendale.

Prospect Studios...1700 N. Talmadge... Opened in 1915 as The Vitagraph Studio, this studio became the West Coast headquarters of ABC in 1948 before the network became part of The Walt Disney Company in 1996. Oneof the oldest studios in Hollywood, "Grey's Anatomy" and "General Hospital" are stilled filmed there.

Griffith Park Merry-go-round...4730 Crystal Springs Dr.... Sitting on the bench as his daughters rode the merry-go-round inspired Walt to create an amusement park where families could have fun together. The merry-go-round is open weekends year-round and also weekends during the summer.

Tam O'Shanter...2980 Los Feliz Blvd....Founded in 1922, this Scottish-themed restaurant was a favorite of Walt's. In the lobby are two sketches created by Disney artists for the owner.

Forest Lawn Memorial Park...1712 Glendale Ave., Glendale...In a small private gated garden next to the Freedom Mausoleum is Walt's resting place, along with his wife, Lillian and daughter Sharon. Walt's parents, Elias and Flora, and brother Raymond are also buried at Forest Lawn.

Please be respectful if visiting any privately owned sites on this list...........Dr Lee

Fantasmic! debuts at Disneyland Park

Twenty years ago, evenings came to life at the Rivers of America when Mickey Mouse's vivid imagination revealed magical imagery with the nighttime spectacular Fantasmic! at Disneyland Park. Since May 13, 1992, Mickey has been conjuring up epic battles between classic Disney heroes and villains, transforming Tom Sawyer Island, the Sailing Ship Columbia and Mark Twain Riverboat into a spectacular water show with pyrotechnic and laser effects. The show has been continually updated with new technology, including high-definition projection against the 40-foot mist screens. Disney's Hollywood Studios opened its own version of the show in 1998, and Fantasmic!went international in 2011 with its debut at tokyo DisneySea. I remember when Fastmic!first opened, was bartending at Club 33 and could hear it all the way in the bar of Club 33...Dr Lee

Bravissimo:to Luigi's Flying Tires test and adjust

Cars Land will open to Guests in Disney California Adventure Park on June 15, 2012, but Cast Members had the opportunity in March and April to take Luigi's Flying Tires out for a spin. Cast Members signed up for the four-hour shift to test the attraction-over and over-and provide feedback to Imagineers as the attraction nears completion. The test-and-adjust also gives Attractions Cast Members the opportunity to become familiar with their roles and to practice operating the attraction. All those Cast Members thinks it's really cool to see this attraction come together. It went from having no tires and just getting the fans to work, to installing software and now Cast Members are riding them. The vehicles look like oversized Fettuccini brand tires- the same tires Luigi proudly displays in his shop, Luigi's Casa della Tires. Once Guests are seated inside their tires, Luigi directs Guido to turn on the air compressor. Air is then pumped up through openings in the floor of the tire yard and the vehicles begin to float and fly. Guests control the direction of the vehicle by shifting their weight around and, with a turn of a lever, can make the vehicle spin. Throughout the test-and-adjust period, some Cast Members had more than 900 times experiening the sensation of flying on this attraction. See you in Cars Land...Dr Lee

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Box office shocker...'Avengers' pacing to fly past $500 million globally by Sunday May 29,2012. Joss Whedon's superhero picture continues to do bang-up business overseas, where it's total through Monday was already $218 million; the tentpole opens in North Americaat midnight Thursday. Disney and marvel Studio's appear to have a runaway hit on their hands. The Avengers, which only began rolling out at the international box office late last week, is easily on track to become the most successful title produced in-house by Marvel Studio's, besting the $623 million worldwide gross of 2010'sIron Man 2. Directed by Joss Whedon, Avengers is doing massive business at the international box office, earning $218 million in it's first six days, and breaking records across the globe. And the 3D picture which unites many of Marvel's marquee superhero's could enjoy week-end like business Tuesday because of the May Day holiday in many cforeign markets. At this pace, Avengers' foreign gross likely will grow to $350 million- $400 million by Sunday, boosted by its debut in Russia and China this weekend. Avengers opens at midnight Thursday in North America where it's widely expected to debut north of $150 million, based on the strength of prerelease tracking. Bullish box office observers believe Avengers could finish the weekend with a global gross well north of $600 million. the superhero tentpole is the first Marvel Studio's film marketed and distributed by Disney following the company's acquisition of Marvel. it's a must see film...Dr Lee