Disneyland Alumni Club Blog


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January 15, 2017 Vol 3 This Week's Updates and Announcements Birthdays for the week of January 15 - January 21 Happy birthday this week to the following Alumni: Larry Trujillo (1/15); Eric Siefel (1/16); James Hall (1/18); Mike Niedringhaus (1/18); and Brandon Lippincott (1/19). ------------------------------------------------------------ Light Speed to Endor! By Mark Eades Has it really been 30 years since the public first heard that line from RX-24 “Rex,” as voiced by Paul Reubens, aka Pee Wee Herman. Photo courtesy: The Orange County Register It’s actually been longer than that for me. You see I was tasked with researching simulators at

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Alumni Birthdays November 2-November 8 Happy Birthday this week to the following Alumni: John Walden (11/3), Paul Schnebelen(11/3), Rick Pawlowski (11/4), Walter Baranger (11/4), Barry Robinson(11/5), Bud Boyd (11/5) and David Mires(11/5).   Next Saturday, November 8! It’s Our First-Ever Disneyland Alumni Club Meet-Up!     Trader Sam's is next to the Tangaroa Terrace at the Disneyland Hotel swimming pool area. Join us there on Saturday, November 8, for conversation and lots of fun! Photo by Mark Eades. Used by permission. Do you know what the Disneyland Alumni Club is all about? Well this is your chance to find out. The

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Alumni Birthdays October 12-October 18 Happy Birthday this week to the following Alumni:  Dave Smith (10/13),Jeffrey Danaher (10/13), Robert Andrick (10/14), Vashia Rhone (10/14),Richard Ferrin  (10/15), John Caldwell (10/16), Lloyd Porter (10/17),Marla Dickerson (10/17), James Teets  (10/18). Photo by Mark Eades. Used by permission. Tickets Are Going Fast for Fall/Winter Speakers Event   Tickets for our Fall/Winter Speakers event featuring Disney designer Brian Sandahl are going quickly for this limited seating venue. Mail-in orders close this Wednesday, October 15, and online sales will close Sunday, October 26. Don’t miss this opportunity to get a rare behind-the-scenes peek at the Haunted Mansion Holiday, as well as other beloved Disney Parks shows

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Alumni Birthdays September 21-September 27 This Week’s Birthdays: September 21-September 27 Happy Birthday this week to the following Alumni:  Michael Nistase (9/21), Skip Palmer (9/24), Stan Schwarz (9/24), and Tommy Griffith (9/24). Pool view from the Wrather Suite balcony. All event photos courtesy of the Disneyland Alumni Club. Used by permission. Alumni Enjoyed a New View on Disneyland’s Unique History Last Saturday, September 13, members of the Disneyland Alumni Club met at the Disneyland Hotel to enjoy a few of unique views—one literally—on Disneyland history. Former Imagineer Mark Eades discusses the impact of changing crowd demographics on Disneyland. Disneyland Alumni and Disney Imagineer Mark Eades, who

Aug
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Alumni Birthdays August 31-September 6 Happy Birthday this week to the following Alumni: Victoria Taylor (9/3), Becki Thompson (9/3), Kendel Cornwell (9/3), and Alfonso Sanchez (9/4). And a belated birthday salute to Alumni Bob Johnson(8/28)! Happy Labor Day Weekend! History tells us that President Grover Cleveland first established Labor Day as a national holiday in 1887, to occur on the first Monday in September. Following years of tension, strikes, and protests, at long last the efforts of workers throughout America would be recognized and celebrated annually. If there’s one thing Disneyland Cast Members and Alumni have learned, it’s how to turn a negative experience into

August Speaker Event – Sam Gennawey

******* POSTPONED ********** Sorry folks, but we have had to postpone this event - though no fault of Mr. Gennawey in any way. Tickets already purchased will be valid for the future event (or applied to another event if the rescheduled date does not work). For anyone with issues please contact [email protected] We have some work to do on this, so further details later on. Sorry for any inconvenience. ***************** ...

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