Friday, December 25, 2009

The Small One

Here a Press Release from 1978
of the Disney Christmas movie
The Small One

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Here Comes Santa Claus!

*Here's a shot from 1988*
We shot a commercial in front of the castle
that day and boy was it HOT!
If you look close you'll see Elves on top of the castle!
Funny thing about this was we shot footage for the commercial and then
the same footage showed up on the Disney
Christmas Sing-a -Long VHS
for the song " Here Comes Santa Claus"

and also for this print ad for AAA

Here we are on the road in singapore
having fun backstage...

and here with my dear friend Stacia!

and Santa with my friend Worthy!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Mickey's Night Before Christmas 1980

The year:Christmas1980
The Stage: The wonderful Space Stage below Space Mountain
The show: Mickeys Night Christmas

Twas the night before,
the night before... Christmas...
and all through the park,
Liver lips was primping,
The Bears hit their mark!

in the "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies!"
The Night Before Christmas,
and all through the park...
EVERYONE was dancing!
Especially 2 Mice, Santa Goofy,
the Kids of the Kingdom and

Here's a great shot of the end of the show...
I really miss this stage...
This was taken at the first show of the day.

Mary Poppins wasn't in the show,
she just stopped by to wish "The Dancing Christmas Tree"
a Merry Christmas!
or as she would say
A Jolly Holiday!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Meet Pete's Dragon!

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

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

1977 The Very Merry Christmas Parade

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
The Cake
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!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Disneyland Holiday Shopping Pass

Let's Go Shopping!!
Now that we know where to go shopping in the park,
Grab year Employee Guest HOLIDAY PASS

In 1971
Only good for ONE Visit, Parking
But not when the park's closed on Monday and Tuesday
In 1972
Good for Parking and Admission
Still Closed on Monday and Tuesday!
In 1975
All bets are off!
Good for Multiple days!, Parking, Park Admission
and a 20 percent discount!
These passes you could give to family or friends!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Christmas Shopping in Disneyland!

This article is from the DL Line
Dec. 1976
Remember when Disneyland had specialty shop in every land?
Before the whole park looked like one GIANT Disney Store?

It was great back then to do your Christmas in those shops and
get really unique gifts for Family and Friends!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

O.K. O.K.
SO it's been a while since my last post!...
I was working again and the that crappy cold that last 6 weeks.

I went down to the park today for a friends Birthday,
my friend who signed me in asked
"Where the next Post"?

So here it is!
The Disney Company used to send out these Christmas cards to the employees
of the park, with enclosed Tickets or Passports

Thursday, September 10, 2009


I ran across these in my closet the other day

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)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Magic Kingdom Club 1979

Let's go back 30 years and get a Membership
to the "Magic Kingdom Club"
No Membership Fees or Dues!
and for only $2 you can get "3" years
of the "Disney News Magazine"
That's 12 issues!
and Lot's of Discounts!
even 10% of at Howard Johnson's! WOW!
I love seeing calendars that show when the park was closed
on Monday and Tuesdays
A One Day Passport was $7.75

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Disney Credit Card!

Before ATMs and a bank on every corner,
Disney Employees had their own
Credit Card you could use at DL or WDW.
Here are examples of that card.

This first one from the 90s

This one from the late 70s thru the 80s
and this one from the early 70s
These cards made it nice to run into the park
and get a last min. birthday gift for a friend
or do some last min. shopping
before you headed home...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Mickey Moo and the State Fairs

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!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Dapper Dans

Here an article from 30 years ago on
The Dapper Dans

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Classic Character Reunion 09

I've been working a lot lately(That's Good)
so no time to blog(That's Bad)
nice to have a moment to sit down and post...

Tonight were having a
"Classic" Character Reunion
(That's anyone that was a Character at Disneyland
between 1955-1985)

This is the Character Dept Cast from 1980
In just 5 years the Character Dept. more than doubled!
[Note the pony farm in the background]
This shot is from the mid-70s
O' to be a Classic!