Saturday, February 28, 2009
Ear Force One
This was only the second sign to greet guests as they entered Disneyland in the park's 44 year history. The original marquee, erected in 1958, had letters that had to be changed by hand. This sign was updated in the mid-60s and removed completely on October 2nd and 3rd, 1989. The current computer controlled marquee has stood since then welcoming guests to Disneyland in a number of languages and letting them know the park's hours, entertainment and special events.
Disneyland has not yet announced what the replacement sign will look like or where it will be located. Below are some pictures of the sign intact and how it looked on Monday.
Check them out to see pictures of the sign being taken down
Thursday, February 26, 2009
When Pigs Fly!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
These pictures were taken 30 years ago
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
This shot of of Ambassador Melissa Tyler
and Mickey leaving on their tour of 30 country's
for Disneylands 30th Anniversary
when we showed up for a parade or event, we never knew if we
would be walking or what we would be riding in or on!
getting a ride from on side of the mall to the other!
Monday, February 23, 2009
Walt's Jet Mickey 1
so here it is:
THE MICKEY 1
this was the Studio Jet and Walt's personal jet.
Back in the 70s and 80s the plane was also used for
Buena Vista promotional tours. Which meant when a Disney feature
was re-released into theaters [before VHS and DVD
the studio would send out a tour of Characters to promote the Movie.
We would do T.V. stations, Hospital and Mall visits
Either Fulton Burly, Wally Boag or Both would be the talent.
with a hand full of characters, a wardrobe person and 2 pilots
and some times a musician.
I had the pleasure of doing the Aristocat tour in 1981
25 city's in 28 days...
in his favorite chair playing cards...
he loved a good game of cards...
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Mickey's "Ear Force One"
The year was 1987
and Ear Force One arrived on the scene to help
promote State Fair at Disneyland!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
from the last of the MarkIII bubbletop monorail cars which circled Disneyland 1969-1988,
became Disneyland's first "Moving Attractions
Height 12 FT
Weight 5 tons
Length 40 Ft
As part of Disneyland's 35th anniversary festivities,
Mickey's Mouseorail travels across North America
Visiting 25 Cities in the USA and Canada.
Here is the Mouseorail in Palm Springs
Being Greeted by then P.S. Mayor Sonny Bono.
SPECIAL FEATURES: Base cab and chassis from new Chevrolet commercial truck, with V8 engine and automatic transmission. The Mouseorail uses unleaded gasoline, has a heating and air conditioning system as well as an onboard generator, and seats 16. The bubble section of the Monorail, where once sat the operator, now holds a multi-featured remote facility, offering a bird's-eye view for the on-air personality doing live, mobile radio remotes using state-of-the-art equipment. A custom stereo system provides 200 watts per channel transmitted externally through 25 concealed speakers located throughout the Mouseorail.
- Television Monitor and VCR
- Cellular Telephone
- Mickey "Tail" Lights
- "Ear-View" Mirrors
- License Plate: 35 EARS
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Disneyland Space Mountain
Last month I went to the park with a friend.
and my ticket was Goofy... Yeah!
The only ride I really must go on is Space Mountain,
I love it! since they added the soundtrack, It's the BEST!
Here's some photos I had of the ride...
So back to my day at the park,
after my friend and I get off the ride we see our picture...
Well... she's too cheap to buy it so she takes a picture of it...