|Posted by Joshua Shaffer on July 17, 2017 at 10:00 AM||comments (2)|
My 2nd edition is now available for purchase as we celebrate the 62nd anniversary of Disneyland.
Enjoy 700 pages full of Disneyland information.
There are now over 3,700 fun facts for the parks and for the Disney movies.
There are also over 750 photos contained within.
Here is a quick look inside.
Click here to purchase
|Posted by Joshua Shaffer on June 30, 2017 at 10:45 PM||comments (0)|
Disney is planning on changing the infamous Auctioneer scene in Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean in 2018, along with Disney World’s Pirates. We get the frequently spoken line “We wants the redhead,” from this attraction. Pirates first opened on March 16, 1967, just four months after Walt Disney passed away. Walt was only able to experience the Auctioneer ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joshua Shaffer on May 11, 2017 at 10:15 PM||comments (0)|
The Indiana Jones Adventure attraction in Disneyland has the same track layout and EMV’s (Enhanced Motion Vehicle) as the attraction Dinosaur in Disney World’s Animal Kingdom.
|Posted by Joshua Shaffer on March 25, 2017 at 12:55 PM||comments (0)|
MERMAIDS IN DISNEYLAND? That’s right they are real. For the summers of 1965, 66 & 67 you could have caught a glimpse of them. They would swim around for 4 hours each day to entertain guests by doing aquatic stunts. Sometimes they would swim up to the people floating by in the submarine and peek through the porthole. Some of the girls started to complain about the fumes from the then diesel subs and the high chlorine content of the water. So it pressed Disney to remove...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joshua Shaffer on January 27, 2017 at 11:50 PM||comments (0)|
R.I.P. John Hurt
January 22, 1940 - January 27, 2017
John played many characters throughout his 55 years of acting. He has 205 movie and television credits to his name. He will be remembered by all. Here are just a few of the movies/tv series that I know him from.
#johnhurt #ripjohnhurt #discoveringthe...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joshua Shaffer on January 18, 2017 at 3:10 AM||comments (2)|
Tinker Bell is one of the most iconic characters that Disney has ever created. She made her first Disney appearance in the 1953 animated feature Peter Pan. Disney then used her to promote the upcoming theme park, Disneyland. Since the opening of the park in 1955, Walt thought the night-time fireworks show lacked something spectacular. Walt introduced crowds of Disneyl...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joshua Shaffer on December 15, 2016 at 3:15 PM||comments (0)|
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the death of one of the greatest men of our time, Walt Disney. He lost a battle to lung cancer from his chain smoking on December 15, 1966, at 9:30 am.
Here is some information you may not have known about Walt’s last days.
1. The last time Walt was ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joshua Shaffer on December 9, 2016 at 3:40 PM||comments (0)|
Happy 100th birthday Kirk Douglas!!!
He was born 15 years after Walt Disney on December 9, 1916.
The photo on the bottom right is of Kirk and his family on a visit to Walt's home in 1956. You can see a 12 year old Michael Douglas sitting in the back of Walt's train, the Carolwood Pacific. Walt had used the footage on one of his Disneyland TV ep...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joshua Shaffer on September 10, 2016 at 5:15 PM||comments (0)|
FUN FACT: Mr. Toad's Wild Ride: When you drive through the town square, there is a silhouette of Sherlock Holmes in a second floor window. This pays homage to Basil Rathbone (13 June 1892 – 21 July 1967) who portrayed the detective Sherlock Holmes in 16 Sherlock Holmes films between 1939 and 1953. Basil Rathbone was the narrator for Wind in the Willows (1949), the ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joshua Shaffer on June 11, 2016 at 12:10 AM||comments (0)|
In Cars 2, Luigi’s back license plate says “44.5-10.8.” This is the longitude and latitude location for the Ferrari plant located in Maranello, Italy.