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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Gina was interviewed on a different type of podcast. This podcast is The Civil Engineering Podcast. Gina talks about how she went from gymnastics to being an aerialist in the circus, flying high over Disneyland, and then into Public Assistance/FEMA as a Program Delivery Manager for Jacobs where she met and works...
Today marks the 25 year anniversary of the passing of one of comedy’s greatest actors, John Candy (October 31, 1950-March 4, 1994). John had 66 acting credits to his name before his passing. He was actually in Mexico filming the movie Wagons East (1994) when he died of a heart attack. You might recognize him from films...
This fun fact was one of the original, and most shared, fun facts that I heard which sparked my interest in Disneyland history. There is a half basketball court in the top of the mountain. Rumor has it that the reason they built a basketball court in the top of the mountain was that, back in...
Happy President’s Day! Has everyone visited the Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln attraction in Disneyland? If you haven’t seen the audio-animatronic presentation by our 16th president, then I highly recommend it. To honor this holiday, I am presenting you with fun facts about the iconic attraction. The attraction opened to the public on July...
Remember when Who Framed Roger Rabbit was released in theaters in 1988 and wanting so bad to visit Toontown? I know I did. Toontown opened in Disneyland on January 24, 1993, but there was something missing. Roger Rabbit! It wasn’t until a full year later did we see the grand opening of Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin on January...
Disneyland Paris visitors got to experience a rare treat while visiting the park.
Wow! Thirteen years since Mike and Sulley made it to the parks. On January 22, 2006, we were introduced to Monsters, Inc.  Mike & Sulley to the Rescue! in Hollywood Pictures Backlot in California Adventure. The space that houses the Monsters, Inc. (2001) inspired attraction sat vacant for 4 years while Disney tried to fill its void with a...
Tinker Bell is one of the most iconic characters that Disney has ever created. She made her first Disney appearance in the 1953 animated feature Peter Pan, as pantomimed by Margaret Kerry, Kathryn Beaumont, and Ginni Mack. Disney then used her to promote the upcoming theme park, Disneyland. Since the opening of the park in 1955, Walt thought the...
January 9, 2019, marks the 32nd anniversary of one of the most popular attractions in Disneyland, Star Tours. In the beginning, this race through space attraction wasn’t what it turned out to be. Originally, Disney was making a ride simulator attraction based on their sci-fi film The Black Hole (1979). With an estimated cost of $50 million, Disney felt...
I want to tell you about the youngest Disney Imagineer, Rolly Crump. Rolly was born February 27, 1930, in Alhambra, California. Rolly started out his career as a “dipper” in a ceramic factory before getting hired on at Disney in 1952. He only had six Saturdays of art instruction at Chouinard Art Institute under his belt. Disney had an open-door policy, so...