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Friday August 01 2014
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Fantasmic!
Mickey's active imagination sets the stage for this musical, pyrotechnic spectacular where the forces of good and evil battle in his dreams! Marvel at the stunning effects that erupt against the broad night sky as beloved Disney Characters join the r
Jedi Training Academy
Feel the Force flow through you as your Jedi training begins. Hone your lightsaber skills as you and other young Padawans ages 4 to 12 learn from a Jedi Master. Then, put your training to the ultimate test as you do battle against the dark side. May
Mickey and the Magical Map
Join Mickey Mouse as you embark on a magical, musical journey in this spectacular live show filled with exciting destinations, vibrant colors, and beloved characters.
Disneyland Band
Performing both traditional American classics and Disney favorites, the Disneyland Band entertains Guests of all ages!
Dapper Dans
Enjoy the rhythmic harmonies of our world-famous barbershop quartet! The Dapper Dans croon such timeless tunes as "My Wild Irish Rose" and "Mr. Sandman," plus new renditions of Disney classics.
Main Street Piano Player
The refreshments are cold, but the piano is hot! Enjoy ragtime rhythms and snappy syncopation from our Main Street Piano Player.
Royal Street Bachelors
Relax to the smooth sounds of this talented jazz trio, performing in the heart of New Orleans Square.
The Straw Hatters
Join The Straw Hatters on Main Street, U.S.A. for lively music that'll transport you to turn-of-the-century America!
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World of Color
The area surrounding Paradise Bay at Disney California Adventure Park has been reimagined to provide you with a superb World of Color viewing experience. Along the lagoon's edge, the terraced grounds of Paradise Park give you an unobstructed panorama
Pixar Play Parade
Have fun with some of your favorite stars from Disney·Pixar films in this colorful, energetic street bash. Cheer on the daisy chain of floats and dancing performers as movies such as Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and many more come to life before you
Five & Dime
These swingin' "hepcats" jazz up 1920's & 30's tunes from the back of their makeshift jalopy and welcome anyone who'll sing and dance along Buena Vista Street.
Red Car Trolley News Boys
These young men love to sing, dance and peddle newspapers on Buena Vista Street in this 1920s-era musical performance featuring a special appearance by Hollywood hopeful, Mickey Mouse!
Disney Junior – Live on Stage!
Join favorite Disney Junior Characters and see new ones at this live, rollicking, musical adventure!
Instant Concert! ...Just Add Water
The fountains of Paradise Bay come to life in a series of mini-concerts, conducted by the unexpectedly accomplished Maestro Goofy.
Mad T Party
Go mad as you dance the night away at a manic party inspired by Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. Journey down the Rabbit Hole for a colorful experience filled with live music, dancing, specialty drinks, food, games and extravagant theatrical effects
Fun Wheel Challenge
Fun Wheel Challenge
Citizens of Buena Vista Street
Be welcomed to the neighborhood by the Citizens of Buena Vista Street. These eccentric citizens are eager to share stories and smiles.
The Happy Camper
Enjoy a leisurely stroll along Grizzly Trail while listening to popular campfire songs.
Wilderness Explorer Ceremony
Follow hints — left behind by Russell — throughout the Redwood Creek that help you earn a Wilderness Explorer Badge.
Mariachi Divas
Listen to the best of mariachi music, performed by the award-winning, all-female Mariachi Divas.
Operation: Playtime! featuring the Green Army Men
Attention! A squad of Green Army men is riding into Disney California Adventure with a bold new mission: to serve, protect... and entertain!
Paradise Garden Bandstand
Be amazed by talented musical acts that reflect the spirit of international cultures and nationalities.

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THROWBACK/SECOND CHANCE STICKER NIGHT TUESDAY! Last week\'s throwback night was a huge success, so we\'re going to do it again for the loyal Tuesday night Sticker collectors! We refurbed some of the older Stickers last week to make them easier to see. Don\'t miss MouseWait Summer Sticker Nights in Downtown Disney every Tuesday 8pm at La Brea Bakery. Participate from anywhere in the world via the Lounge Virtual Pre-Party with Churro at 8pm, Sticker release at 9pm, and then meetup afterwards to Gift and Trade in the VOYAGEERS Realm. With MouseWait 7.4 for iOS you can buy Stickers from the new MW Store tab. You can also recharge your Credits inside the app with in app purchases. You can purchase Credits from the TRIVILATOR app, GOAT EFFECT, and you can get them from the MW Store links -- we fixed this system so it should add Credits to your account immediately as long as you hit the "Return to the Lounge" button at the end. We have THREE real-time Lands available (VOYAGEERS Realm links are at the top of the Lounge). You can easily trade and gift Stickers and Pins in these Lands, making them a great place to hang out on Sticker nights, or any time!Thanks again to those who buy Credits--check out the Credits Hall of Fame here. Credits work in ALL of our apps and they follow your MouseWait account wherever you go!Please note that Stickers released on Tues night Sticker Night are EXTREMELY limited. Other Stickers that appear during the week are also limited, but they are easier to get (and less expensive) than the premier Tuesday releases.
THROWBACK/SECOND CHANCE STICKER NIGHT TUESDAY! We will release the Invitational Press Preview Sticker, and other retired Stickers (post your suggestions) for the loyal Tuesday night Sticker enthusiasts! Don\'t miss MouseWait Summer Sticker Nights in Downtown Disney every Tuesday 8pm at La Brea Bakery. Participate from anywhere in the world via the Lounge Virtual Pre-Party with Churro at 8pm, Sticker release at 9pm, and then meetup afterwards to Gift and Trade in the VOYAGEERS Realm. With MouseWait 7.4 for iOS you can buy Stickers from the new MW Store tab. You can also recharge your Credits inside the app with in app purchases. You can purchase Credits from the TRIVILATOR app, GOAT EFFECT, and you can get them from the MW Store links -- we fixed this system so it should add Credits to your account immediately as long as you hit the "Return to the Lounge" button at the end. We have THREE real-time Lands available (VOYAGEERS Realm links are at the top of the Lounge). You can easily trade and gift Stickers and Pins in these Lands, making them a great place to hang out on Sticker nights, or any time!Thanks again for those who buy Credits--check out the Credits Hall of Fame here. Credits work in ALL of our apps and they follow your MouseWait account wherever you go!Please note that Stickers released on Tues night Sticker Night are EXTREMELY limited. Other Stickers that appear during the week are also limited, but they are easier to get (and less expensive) than the premier Tuesday releases.

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Good afternoon! This day in Disney history, July 31st, 1955: The Casey Jr. Circus Train officially opens in Disneyland's Fantasyland.

Casey Jr. was meant to open with the rest of the park back on July 17th. Due to mechanical issues it ran for a short time (I'm guessing just long enough to film) but was shut down shortly after opening.

This next photo and insert was taken directly davelandblog.blogspot.com:

testing

“This shot of Casey shows you some of the testing that went on before the attraction opened. Not sure if this is the studio backlot or another location, but Casey sure does look like it’s having difficulty with that hill! It’s no wonder that it had to close down for a few weeks for some tinkering after mechanical problems on opening day. Trains are not really designed for steep inclines like this, so as you can see by this shot, a chain/pulley system had to be devised to help Casey make it up the hill. I guess you could say that Casey was a precursor to Big Thunder Mountain!”

Notice the cameraman on the bottom left in both photos below? They was filming for the Grand Opening TV special. Neat right?

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Did you know the Casey Jr. attraction is based on the the circus train that transported Dumbo and the rest of the circus from town to town?

ALL ABOARD- LET'S GO! HERE WE GO!

To watch the clip from Dumbo:
http://tinyurl.com/jwc3xmg


Some pieces of the train were actually from the original 1875 Merry-go-round that were purchased for King Arthur Carrousel.

My kids sure love the tune that plays as we ride along in an animal cage, sleigh , or our favorite, the caboose, through Storybook Land. It was written by Disney Legends  Frank Churchill and Ned Washington, who also wrote music for “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and “Pinocchio".

To listen to the full song that plays during the atttraction:
http://tinyurl.com/m6nnodp


Notice the pirate ship in the background?
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Check out this cool shot with a view of 1955 Fantasyland!
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black and white

@Davelandweb has an excellent collection of more early photos from Casey Jr. He also has the full song lyrics typed out.
To see:
http://davelandweb.com/caseyjr/

As you can see from many of the photos, there wasn't much to look at back then. Lots of dirt. The miniature buildings and landscaping will not be added till September 1956.

landscaping

Have you been able to enjoy Casey Jr Circus Train lately? Do you have a favorite place to sit?

Thanks for reading! Hope you all have a terrific Thursday! If any of you are lucky enough to be in the parks today, would you be so kind as to post a picture of yourself or someone you know enjoying this attraction? I'd greatly appreciate it! Woohoo!
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Websites referenced:
thisdayindisneyhistory.com
disneyparks.disney.go.com
gorrillasdontblog.blogspot.com
davelandweb.com
youtube.com
mousewait.com
disneyandmore.blogspot.com
disneybymark.com