Hey, kids...it's been awhile, but felt this was something y'all might be interested in. It's a new musical based on the early life of Walt Disney. It will be playing at UCLA Oct 11-Nov 3 before it heads to Broadway. Fun Fact: the lighting designing is a former instructor of mine at UCI.
#NEWS .....D23 Expo Auction Items have been announced! As usual some pretty awesome Disney memorabilia are available...IF you have the $$$!! This link leads to one of 3 pages of items, http://tinyurl.com/nb4j57r
Be sure to see all 3 or you might miss something...like an old Matterhorn Bobsled!
Mickey's Magical Map. This show is a must see! More than once! Incredible effects, dancers are amazing and solo singers gave me chills! It's wonderful seeing a live show again in the Fantasyland Theate.
Disneyland History: this was shared on the Disney History Institute page. It's a copy of the original prospectus for Disneyland. Very high level explanations of what Walt wanted. It's interesting to read how much if it actually went through, and what didn't. Be prepared there are a few comments that are very un-PC, but keep in mind this was written in 1954 and is a written history in itself of tha More...
Are any of you finding your mail boxes overwhelmed with old posts? I've had close to 100 (lost count!)! I tried emailing admin but it didn't go through; I also tried unsubscribing but it didn't take. Hopefully he sees it here!
#ThrowbackThursday! Since the Reunion is coming up, I wanted to share some of the amazing meet ups from last year's reunion weekend: Dave's DL History Tour; Walt Disney Studios Tour; Carousel Meetup; and, the Reunion event! Fun times!
I've noticed that some of you young'uns didn't know who Annette Funicello was after her death was announced yesterday. As someone who idolized her as a child, and respected her as an adult, I wanted to enlighten you. This is a CNN video/article on her life: http://tinyurl.com/cvpgcl2
Besides her being one of the original Mousekeeters, a star of many a beac More...
MARCH 30th: besides being the day some pretty awesome people were born (especially that wonderful BUTTERLINA!), there are a few more historical Disney highlights including this being the birthday of Mary Richardson (Walt's maternal Irish Grandmother) and Marc Davis as well. For more Disney highlights from March 30th..... http://tinyurl.com/c3r6w34
Groundbreaking for the Temple of the Forbidden Eye occurred in August 1993. More than 400 Imagineers worked on its design and construction. Tony Baxter led a core project team of nearly 100 Imagineers.
Several early concepts were considered for Indy including a walk-through adventure and a high-speed mine car adventure within a temple. To avoid a long queue, Imagineers even considered using Jungle Cruise launches to shuttle guests to the loading area. The team tested key show elements in a Burbank warehouse on a full-sized elevated track that resembled a freeway. This enabled the team to test set pieces, lighting, effects, transport clearances and motion profiles.
To create space for the 0.5-mile queue area and the 50,000-square-foot show building, an area of the former "Eeyore" parking lot was demolished, and the Monorail and Jungle Cruise attractions were rerouted. As I'm sure some of you know, an old Eeyore parking sign is hidden up in the rafters high above the projection room (in the queue). The sign pays homage to the Eeyore Parking Lot.
To watch some scenes from the opening ceremony:
Happy 19th birthday Indy!
Have you been on this attraction? If so, what is your favorite part or scene?
Thanks for reading and watching! Hope you all have a magnificent Monday!