Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dachshund As Mickey Mouse

To all Dogs,

Don't EVER let your Pet Parents dress you up like this! You will be bullied by all the other dogs in the neighborhood!


Magic Kingdom Club Plaque

The one thing about being a "known" Disney fanatic is that your friends and acquaintances often think of you first if it is anything related to Disney. This is one such case.

One of my online friends came across this plaque when he was cleaning up his parents house. So knowing about my Disney obsession from my online posts, he contacted me first and asked if I wanted it. Of course, I did. So this was mailed to me and it got here yesterday.

It is a plaque commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Magic Kingdom Club. Now I will admit that I didn't know what a "Magic Kingdom Club" is, so I did a check and found this info.

Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom Club (MKC) was created in 1957 as a unique marketing vehicle for the new Park. The Club offered discounted and special-value ticket media to the employees of large companies, industry and military throughout Southern California. It was an immediate win-win formula: MKC provided a free employee benefit while the participating organizations promoted Disneyland by distributing membership cards and materials. In many ways, MKC was the forerunner of today’s airline and hotel loyalty membership programs by instilling the sense of a special beneficial relationship. 

It was disbanded in 2000. It is another piece of Disney history that I wasn't aware of, and that I got to learn because of this.


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Disneyland Band To Be Disbanded?!

I don't know what to make of this news. Are they really disbanding and "reimagining" the beloved Disneyland Band? Seriously?

The Disneyland Band has been an institution at the Anaheim theme park since it opened in 1955. But on March 31, musicians were served an "end of run" notice, as "reimagining" will add a new sound and high-energy choreography. Longtime members of the 16-person group -- one has been in it for 44 years -- were invited to reaudition at dancing and acting tryouts.
To add insult to injury, the band's final performance will be July 16, one day before the park's 60th-anniversary celebration.

This is a joke, right? No one who has even half a brain would make such a stupid decision.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Could "Avengers - Age of Ultron" Be A Disappointment?

There are now rumblings that the upcoming Disney/Marvel's "Avengers - Age of Ultron" is a disappointment and not as good as the first Avengers movie.

I'm sure we'll hear more about it in the next few days as more reviews come in, and the movie opens in a couple of places outside the US this weekend. We plan to see it during the opening weekend, so expect my own review soon.


Monday, April 13, 2015

Fatal Accident at Disney Race Track

... and they were already planning on closing it this summer.

A tragic accident at the Disney race track in WDW left the passenger of a Lamborghini dead and the driver hurt.

It wasn't immediately clear if the driver was a track employee or a customer. The driver was hospitalized with minor injuries. The passenger was a 36-year-old man from Davenport.

I wonder if Disney will just pull the plug on the whole thing now and end it immediately after this accident.