32 Years ago "Pete's Dragon" Premiered Here's a flier from the Plitt Theaters which used to be across from the Shurbert Theater in the Century City Plaza
Like what they do in the El Captian, with live stage shows, Buena Vista Prod. used to send out tours to promote their New and Re Releases. At this theater you would have meet Pete's Dragon! which was the first stop on the tour!
3 Months later the tour cast went to New Zealand with the Kids of the Kingdom... Here's a program from the show there... and this is how you would have meet Elliott
The Brand New Parade! and my first job at the park.
Here's an article from the DL line 12/1/77
Here's a cast photo of everyone that was in the parade [This was taken backstage facing toward where the "New" parking structure now is... I miss that Arco station]
This is Marilyn Magness presenting a cake to the cast Marilyn staged and choreographed the whole parade
And Believe it or not, This is my "First" paycheck stub!
Wow! I cleared $8.57 and to think I was flying down from San Francisco to LAX then taking a Greyhound to the DL Hotel for rehearsals! [The flight was $12 , one way, the bus was $5 one way... you do the math!] I was working at DISNEYLAND!!!
I used to take these with me on tours with the characters, and if we ran across someone truly incredible! Mickey would present them with one of these!
Disneyland visitors now are given "Honorary Citizen" buttons.
Disneyland Celebrities, Company VIP 's, Disney executives & their families receive these special certificates. This certificate gives the name upon it the honor of being a very special part of Disneyland . . (These certificates were handed out in the 80's)
Anyone remember "Mickey Moo"? or the fact she had a calf?
Here's info on Mickey Moo from the Mouse Planet Site: Mickey Moo was a cow added to Big Thunder Ranch back in 1988 and lived there until her death in march 1993. The famous thing about Mickey Moo was a black spot on her side that resembled a big Mickey head.
This same year I took Mickey and "Tour Guide Extraordinaire " Cathy Campbell- [Cathy traveled a lot with the characters, when the Disneyland Ambassador was on the road and couldn't make it] to all the County Fair of California! and Mickey presented ribbons to all the prize winning animals!
To say it was HOT that summer was an understatement!