Happy 59th Birthday Disneyland!!!

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On July 17, 1955, Walt Disney introduced a family theme park to the world. Disneyland, a place where kids can let their imaginations run wild, and parents can be a child at heart. A place full of magic and wonder. Disneyland has been making beautiful memories for 59 years, and as long as their is still imagination in the world, it will continue to keep making more.

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“To all who come to this happy place: welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past…and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams and the hard facts which have created America … with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.” – Opening day speech by Walt Disney.

HAPPY 59TH BIRTHDAY DISNEYLAND!!!

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Happy 37 Years to Space Mountain!!!

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On May 27, 1977 Disneyland presented the park with Space Mountain, a high speed roller coaster adventure through space. At the opening ceremony, Disneyland had some very honored guests: America’s first men is space, the U.S. Mercury Astronauts.

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This picture is from 1990, back when Disneyland had The People Mover and the original entrance to Space Mountain.

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Walt Disney had planned for Space Mountain since the mid 1960’s, but he didn’t actually get to work on it since the 1970’s due to computer technology. Which wasn’t as advanced back in the 60’s. Space Mountain is the first “indoor” roller coaster. They closed the ride around 2003/2004, and re-launched it in 2005 during Disneyland’s 50th Anniversary with all new special effects. This is one of my all time favorite rides, and very popular among guests. The pictures they take at the end are just priceless and add more to your magic Disney memories. Happy 37th Birthday Space Mountain!!!

 

 

Happy 22nd Birthday to FANTASMIC!!!

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On the day of May 13, Fantasmic made it’s debut on the Rivers of America 22 years ago.

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This classic nighttime extravaganza is a popular and beloved show, a definite must see for anyone visiting Disneyland Park. Fantasmic, is a show based on Mickey’s imagination and the battle between good and evil. It’s one of the most technically advanced shows presented in Disney Parks. It features pyrotechnics, fiber optics, lasers, water screen projections, and giant props.

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I’ve grown up watching this show and it will always be one of my all time favorites. The classic characters, special effects, and the power of imagination gives you the whole vibe and feel of magic. Happy 22nd Birthday Fantasmic!!!

Discover the Magic Tour

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Hello my Disney Dorks!!! Firstly, I want to apologize for my absence on my blog. I was going through a lot and I didn’t quiet have the time to work on anything. I’ll try to do the best I can depending on my schedule. Thank you so much for your support and patience.

A couple months ago, my family and I decided to do the Discover the Magic Tour. That tour leans more towards kids, but if you’re a child at heart, you will enjoy it as well. The tour is approx. 2 1/2 hours long, and the pricing is $59 for the first two people, and $49 for each additional purchase. If you’re a Annual Passholder, Disney visa member, Disney vacation club member, or have AAA, you will get a 20% discount.

The tour is an adventurous scavenger hunt throughout the park. First you start off at the check in area, right next to City Hall, and your Tour Guide helps you look for a mysterious treasure chest. Once opened, it gives us a clue to our next destination.

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The clue directed us towards Frontierland. There, we had to look for another treasure chest which contained a map, hooks, and pirate swords. With the map, we had to figure out where we needed to head to next. Let’s see, swords and hooks and a treasure map, it could only lead to Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer’s Island.

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After riding the rafts to Tom Sawyer’s Island, we made our way to the hidden treasure and found yet another chest with another clue that lead us to the wilds of Adventureland. But before that, of course we had to ride Pirates of the Caribbean.

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There, we looked around Tarzan’s Tree house and found, you guessed it, another treasure chest. Inside that was another clue that would only lead to the futuristic Tomorrowland. We rode the Jungle Cruise and afterwards, took a restroom break.

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In TomorrowLand, we rode Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters before heading out to Pizza Port. We looked around and we found another chest, with yet another clue, which lead to Fantasyland.

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There we looked around Matterhorn to find our last treasure chest and final clue.

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We finally had all the clue pieces and put them together to figure out the final location of our amazing scavenger hunt.

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The last clue lead us to Mickey’s House in Toontown. Turns out, Mickey was the one who planned this scavenger hunt all along. We took some pictures with Mickey and afterwards he gave us our treasure. A lanyard with a pin that says, “I discovered the magic at Disneyland.” We said our goodbyes to Mickey and our wonderful tour guides, but not before we got another treat. A cute souvenir cup with a refreshing apple juice freeze.

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It was a fun filled, crazy adventure anyone with kids, or a child at heart, would enjoy. If you would like to see a video about the tour, then click on the link and subscribe to my youtube channel. Thanks!!!!

Happy 112th Birthday Walt Disney!!!

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Happy 112th Birthday to Walt Disney and Happy 24th Birthday to me!! 

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It still amazes me how lucky I was to be born on the same day as this amazing man. The man who created all our sweetest Disney childhood memories. Walt Disney was born on Dec. 5th, 1901 and he passed away on Dec. 15th,1966, but his creations and memories live on. Happy Birthday Walt Disney!!!!

“Laughter is timeless, Imagination has no age, and Dreams are forever.” -Walt Disney

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello my fellow Disney Dorks!!! I just want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!!! Hope you are spending it with loved ones and may your little tummies be full of delicious food.
I’m very thankful for my family, friends, and being able to live another day. I’m also thankful to all you guys, my followers, thanks so much for your support and love.
What are you guys thankful for?

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Disney’s Daughter Passes at 79

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Walt Disney’s biological daughter, Diane Disney Miller, passed away at the age of 79 on Tuesday due to complications from a fall. She was born on December 17, 1933 and she was Walt’s inspiration for building Disneyland. This amazing woman worked hard to keep her father’s legacy alive. She created the Walt Disney Museum in San Francisco as well as helping make the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. She will forever be remembered in the hearts of Disney fans and she will always hold a special place in The Walt Disney Company.

Happy Birthday Mickey & Minnie Mouse!!!

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Today, November 18, is the 85th birthday of both Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

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They started their debut on November 18,1928 in the beloved classic Steamboat Willie. However, Mickey was first seen in the test screening of Plane Crazy on May 15,1928. It didn’t succeed in winning the audience’s heart and Walt also could not find a distributor. Walt didn’t give up and was successful in releasing Steamboat Willie as well as having a character become so famous and well loved. Happy Birthday Mickey and Minnie Mouse!!!!

Jingle Cruise

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So yesterday, November 12, was the first day of Christmas Time at Disneyland. I decided to spend the day with my cousin and we had a blast, it was nice catching up on things. The first stop to begin our day was the Jingle Cruise, formally known as the Jungle Cruise. This is the first time that the Disneyland Resort has done something festive for this attraction.

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While waiting in line and walking through the queue area, you’ll see how the “homesick skippers” decided to decorate for the holidays.

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The “homemade” decorations were absolutely cute and creative. It gave you a different perspective on your typical Christmas get up. The actual ride itself stayed the same as it is, the only thing that changed was the jokes. The skippers changed their jokes to fit the festive occasion. Overall it’s a nice ride the family will enjoy for the holidays.

If you would like to watch a video of the Jingle Cruise with the new jokes, then please check out my Youtube account.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzrbG5djYjo

Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton 10/30/13

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Happy belated Halloween!!! Hope your guys’s Halloween was wickedly fun and safe. I would love to hear what you guys dressed up as and what you guys did to celebrate the holiday. I dressed up as R2D2.

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So last week I came back from my wonderful vacation to England, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland. It was a lovely trip and it was a joy experiencing the cultures. Now back to reality, on the 30th of October, I went to go see Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton at the Nokia Theatre.

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Might I just say, WOW!!! The show was unbelievably amazing!!!

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The Page LA Choir and Hollywood Symphony Orchestra were simply magnificent. The conductor, John Mauceri, was even more so. The music was so over empowering, it gave me goosebumps. The music seemed like it was coming straight out of the movie. Danny Elfman is a musical genius in his own sense. His music is just so cryptically beautiful that it’s no wonder him and Tim Burton work so well together.

The first act consisted of music from: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, Beetlejuice, Sleepy Hollow, Mars Attacks, Big Fish, and Batman/Batman Returns. Then we had a quick intermission before starting Act 2. They performed: Planet of the Apes, Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, Dark Shadows, Frankenweenie, Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, and lastly Alice in Wonderland.

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During The Nightmare Before Christmas, Danny Elfman himself came out and performed as Jack Skellington.

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The show was amazing, and for the encore Danny Elfman performed The Oogie Boogie song. It was an amazing show that deserved a standing ovation.

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It was a night I will never forget. I really do hope they do some more shows in the future, I really believe any fan of Tim Burton and Danny Elfman should go and see this experience live.

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If you would like to watch some videos of Danny Elfman singing as Jack Skellington, then please go to my youtube account. Thanks!!!  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVWt5SJKv4MH7Z8wJkK0Csw