Friday, December 5, 2008

Disneyland - 1965 - 10 Year Anniversary Article

Today we dig into the archives and dust off my old copy of the San Francisco Sunday Chronicle from February 21, 1965. I scanned in the above article on "Mr. Disney's 10-Year-Old Playpen," by Travel writer Polly Noyes. I share it with you above and below. You should be able to click on the picture to view it in enlarged form.
If not, well then squint really hard.
Little did the reporter or Walt realize when giving the interview that Mr. Disney would pass away the next year. In the article he speaks of his plans to build an "underground" Pirates of the Caribbean ride. I don't know. I don't see any marketing tie-ins to existing Disney products. Doesn't sound to me like the "Pirate" ride Walt's planning will EVER work.
Maybe if we added Johnny Depp it would have a better reception.
Finally, for my dear fellow blogger, Viewliner Limited, I had to include the ad below from the same 1965 newspaper. In '65 you could still board the then-dying California Zephyr for a round trip to Chicago from California for under $100. Sure, those new-fangled jet aeroplanes seem to be grabbing all the headlines, but mark my words train travel will never be replaced in this great country!
To all who come to this happy blog...
...accept my fondest wishes for a great weekend! I'm working Jungle on Saturday!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Disneyland - Jungle Cruise - Return

Hi, kids!

Sorry for the slow posting this past week, but Thanksgiving and shifts at the Park have kept me off the computer.

Did I mention I am a Disneyland Cast Member again after 21 years?

If I didn't,

...I am.

Adventure/Frontier Attractions.

BACK in the Jungle.

I'm sure I'll have more to talk about...

...though a lot of the stuff I know is now suddenly "confidential" because I am once again a Disney employee.

Oh, and, by the way, it is simply great to be back.

Merry Christmas!