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Saturday, February 23, 2019
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...
"Do you like Disney fun facts?" That is my catchphrase. My name is Joshua Shaffer and I am the published author of two Disneyland history and Disney Movie fun fact books titled Discovering the Magic Kingdom: An Unofficial Disneyland Vacation Guide.   In 2006, I began learning fun facts about Disneyland. I would write them down as I learned them and...
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