Thursday, September 30, 2010

Herb Ryman

(Sorry this post is late, it should have gone out on the 28th) Herb Ryman and Walt Disney sketch out plans for Disneyland on this date in 1953.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Autographs

On Saturday September 18 we attended the Marvelous Mechanized Magic Kingdom, presented by The 1313 Club and Ape Pen Publishing, at the Disneyland Hotel. Three of the guest speakers were Kathryn Beaumont (voice of Alice in Alice in Wonderland ), Alice Davis and X Atencio. I had the opportunity to speak with them and have them sign a few postcards. Below is an Alice in Wonderland card signed by Kathryn...


Next is a Pirates of the Caribbean card signed by X...


And last, but not least is, It's a Small world card signed by Alice...

I saved Alice's card for last as she had a very interesting story to tell. When I handed her the card I asked if she remembered working on It's a Small World she said,  "Yes, I then graduated to working on dirty old men for a dirty old man." She was referring to Pirates of the Caribbean and Marc Davis. She also apologized for misspelling her name because "at the age of 82 it's becoming difficult to write and talk at the same time." I wish I could have stories to tell like her when I'm 82.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Hall of Chemistry

The Monsanto Hall of Chemistry in Disneyland closes on this date in 1966.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Captain EO

The Captain EO attraction, starring Michael Jackson, opens in Disneyland on this date in 1986.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Carousel of Progress

G.E.'s Carousel of Progress closes in Disneyland on this date in 1973.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Submarine Voyage

The Submarine attraction takes its final voyage at Disneyland on this date in 1998.

Monday, September 6, 2010

America on Parade

America on Parade has its final run at Disneyland on this date in 1976.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Art Corner

Sorry for getting this one posted late. The Art Corner opens in its permanent location in Tomorrowland on this date in 1955.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad opens in Frontierland on this date in 1979. Actually September 2nd... I guess I've got an itchy trigger finger.