Saturday, February 28, 2009

Ear Force One

My friend Cathy sent me this Inside View of Ear Force OneThank You Miss Scotland!


July 17th 1985
Out with the old and in with the new
As Wally would say "From the Canadian Side"This Info on the Marquee was found over at
On Monday, June 14th, 1999 a piece of Disneyland history cam e down. The Disneyland sign and marquee on Harbor Blvd. that has stood in one form or another since Disneyland opened in 1955 was brought to the ground. By Wednesday it should be all cleared away.

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!

This was taken on a SLOW day at the park...
The Pigs would have stroller jumping at Small World...
Those were the days!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Alpine Gardens

I miss Alpine Gardens!
These pictures were taken 30 years ago
Summer 1979
Nothing like a good game of "Duck Duck Goose"

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Disney Travel

Still more ways to Travel...

This shot of of Ambassador Melissa Tyler
and Mickey leaving on their tour of 30 country's
for Disneylands 30th Anniversary

The classic ways we traveled!
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!

Here's Ambassador Barbara Warren, Mickey and Minnie
getting a ride from on side of the mall to the other!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Walt's Jet Mickey 1

Walt's Jet
Mickey 1
It seems I have a theme going with Disneyland Travel and Promotion
so here it is:
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...

This is the cast of the Sleeping Beauty Tour 1979
and this is Fulton,inside the plane,
in his favorite chair playing cards...
he loved a good game of cards...

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Mickey's "Ear Force One"

Mickey's "Ear Force One"
The year was 1987
and Ear Force One arrived on the scene to help
promote State Fair at Disneyland!

The Crew

Mickey and Disneyland Ambassador Kendra Howell
wave goodbye!
"Up, up and away
My beautiful, my beautiful balloon
The world's a nicer place in my beautiful balloon
It wears a nicer face in my beautiful balloon
We can sing a song and sail along the silver sky
For we can fly we can fly
Up, up and away
My beautiful, my beautiful balloon..."

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Mickey's Mouseorail, rebuilt and converted

from the last of the MarkIII bubbletop monorail cars which circled Disneyland 1969-1988,

became Disneyland's first "Moving Attractions

Mouseorail Dimensions

Height 12 FT

Weight 5 tons

Length 40 Ft

Width 8Ft


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.

"I Got You Babe"

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

Dianeyland Maintenance

The Unsung heroes of Disneyland

From the Wonderful World of Disney Magazine 1969

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Mouseketeer Ad

These are from the
Mickey Mouse Club Magazine 1957

Monday, February 16, 2009

It's a blistery day!

So I'll just stay inside and check out the Ads

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Disneyland Space Mountain

Last month I went to the park with a friend.
and my ticket was Goofy...

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...

Then I proceed to laugh all the way home...
this is how the picture came out!

Did I say?