|VOL. VIII - No. 7||October 15, 2012||Online Since 1997|
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Anaheim October temps are normally in the high 70's in the day time and high 50's at night. This month this would be a great month to visit the resort!
MickeyOne has posted a new article called Connection Between Walt Disney and Robert Moses. Click Here
Hugh Allison our senior columnist is back with his article California vs. Paris: The Lands of The Future - Part Three
Lyndsay O. a new Guest Columnist presents us with her first article: Disneyland: A Personal Perspective of a Dream Come True
Mikhail C. has located another archive article this one from 1984: Woman Killed on Bobsled Ride at Disneyland
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Halloween Screams Fireworks presented during Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland. There is a separate charge to see these fireworks at Disneyland. But for you our loyal DLDHistory members you can enjoy them at no extra charge. Video was taken in 2012 and is 12 minutes long.
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California vs. Paris: The Lands of The Future - Part
Disneyland: A Personal Perspective of a Dream Come True
This month I shall conclude my comparisons of California’s Tomorrowland with Paris’s Discoveryland, by looking at their versions of Autopia and Captain
Hugh is a former Cast Member, who now lives in London where he works as a director. He is in the process of writing a "Mouse Tales" style book about Disneyland Resort Paris, for Bonaventure Press.
Hugh can be contacted at :
Hugh can be contacted at :
I never thought I would get a chance to work at Disneyland. This was my life's' goal - to be a Cast Member.
up in the Southern California desert, we were close enough to get to visit
Disneyland at least once a year. The 2-hour drive seemed to never end
until I or my siblings could finally see the tip of Space Mountain from
the freeway - we were there! I held onto the magic between visits, the
dream of working for Disney, especially when, as a 10-year-old little
desert rat, I sent in my drawings of a mermaid and a centaur to the Disney
Studios in Burbank and they sent back a packet of information on how to be
a Disney Animator - on official Disney letterhead no less! Unfortunately,
my artistic talent fizzled out by the ripe age of 12. And then visits
ended entirely in the late 80's when my dad lost his job.
wouldn't go to Disneyland again until 1992 when my grandmother gave me a
ticket as a high school graduation gift. During that visit, my cousin
accompanied me and he later recalled how I kept asking Cast Members what
it's like to work there, and how could I do the same? It felt so
unattainable, I lived so far away, so I once again shelved my dream of
working there - especially when, later that year, we moved to the East
Coast. Disneyland was even further away now.
in December 2010, something changed. I was now living back in the
California desert, a mere 2-hour drive from Disneyland again, and I
suddenly realized that it was now or never - I had to at least try. So, I
applied online for the open positions available. I laughed to myself at
such silliness - and some friends and family thought I was crazy for
trying. A 2-hour commute? For a part-time job? Absolutely.
weeks later, instead of the flat-out "No" that I was expecting,
I got an email invitation from Disney to proceed with the online
questionnaire, the personality test that would determine whether or not I
was to get an in-person interview. Immediately following submission of the
timed questions is when you find out if an in-person interview was the
next step. I was over the moon excited just to get this far. I called my
grandma, my mom, and my friends before I logged in to take the
"test". I was still thinking this would be it, this was far as
I'd get – and if it was I was happy!
I got the in-person interview. I was to be at the Team Disney Anaheim
building by 9 in the morning a week later.
was really happening!
bought a new outfit, new shoes. I told everyone within ear shot, everyone
that would listen, to the crazy adventure that was unfolding itself before
me, I was in the middle of a dream come true and I wanted to let everyone
then I got hired.
was going to work at Disneyland for an entire summer season - and I did!
In Tomorrowland at Redd Rockett's Pizza Port right next to Space Mountain
and Captain EO. I got my costume and accessories, shoes, and an official
name tag. I went into secret underground tunnels. I worked with
intelligent and talented people and spoke with tourists from around the
night when the restaurant was getting ready to close, I would walk across
Main Street up to the right of the Fire Station, then through a small
green door with an old worn brass knob and past the stairway entrance to
Walt’s private apartment. Still holding a plastic bag, I would stop
quickly, in this darkened area of Back Stage and for this quiet moment the
park was entirely my own. For this reason, depositing the days gathered
Lost and Found items into the bins behind City Hall became my favorite
part of the job.
Lyndsay is a former Disneyland Cast Member and lives in Southern California with a bearded husband, two tall teens, and a mute cat. She owns over one hundred copies of Alice In Wonderland and is always happy to loan one out (the books - not the husband, teens, or cat).
Lyndsay can be contacted at :
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In September we added 10 onstage photos
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MickeyOne Is Back
MickeyOne has posted a new
article on MickeyOne.com called Connection Between Walt Disney and Robert
The way Walt Disney saw it, America’s cities were in deep trouble in the early 1960s. And “master builder” Robert Moses had a big hand in that.
MickeyOne's previous article about the similarities between the 1939-1940 New York Worlds Fair and EPCOT is an interesting read also:
Mikhail C. a wonderful DLDHistory member has located an article that ran in the Los Angeles Times in 1974 about the death of Deborah Stone. We have reproduced the article here and on the site:
Killed on Bobsled Ride at Disneyland
Article is also available HERE *
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Thank you Mikhail C.!
I was looking at DLDHistory one day and realizing the huge amount of content that we have that no other site has. The problem is trying to sort through all of it and put together a nice time line of the History of Disneyland. I also watched most of the Disneyland Historical DVD's available, official and unofficial. None of the DVD's seem to have the complete history of Disneyland including backstage photos and information about deaths and injuries, rare video clips etc.
This project has taken over 3 years to compile.
We have created a full length Disneyland History DVD. The DVD is a 12 disc set covering the full history of Disneyland. The discs are available individually or as a box set. The DVD's contain all attraction openings, parades, deaths, injuries, trivia, backstage photos and lots more. To my knowledge no DVD has ever been created with this type of content.
Our Gold members receive a 50% discount.
The table of contents of the DVD's are:
One very unique feature that is available on our DVD's is a quick way to access additional information on DLDHistory.com about an attraction. The DVD is in high definition video.
Spotlight on DLDHistory.com is a column that will
point out a little known area of
Fifty Seven years ago Disneyland opened to the public. In celebration we present the complete Disneyland Opening Day Telecast. This video is 1 hour and 13 minutes long and was shot in 1955. Disneyland Opens
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