Jeanine resides in Southern California, pursuing the sort of lifestyle that makes her the envy of every 11-year-old she meets. She has been to every Disney theme park in the world and while she finds Tokyo DisneySea the Fairest Of Them All, Disneyland is her Home Park... and there is no place like home.


Tron, Everybody!

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So Tron Fever is currently running amok over at California Adventure, with the nighttime event ElecTRONica, and the new Tron tag on World of Color. I was recently able to take a look at both and brought back some photos and video from the Grid for y’all. On October 28th, the Disney Blog held an … Continue reading "Tron, Everybody!"
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Destination D: Day 1, Late Afternoon.

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The afternoon continued with “Imagineering the Magic of Disney,” hosted by Marty Sklar. This was a panel made up of a large number of Imagineers, both past and present. In attendance were X. Atencio, Alice Davis, Bob Gurr, Don Iwerks, Dave Durham, Kathy Mangum, Kevin Rafferty, and Tony Baxter. The discussion was directed by Sklar, … Continue reading "Destination D: Day 1, Late Afternoon."
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Destination D: Day 1, Early Afternoon.

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So after lunchtime, the schedule continued with “A Long Time Ago…The Making of Star Tours,” presented by WDI Creative Executive Tom Fitzgerald. He detailed the inception of the ride as coming from George Lucas, and then related his trip to London to investigate the motion simulators with Tony Baxter. The simulators there were apparently a … Continue reading "Destination D: Day 1, Early Afternoon."
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D23 Destination D: Day 1, AM

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So going on the theory that you cannot have too much Destination D coverage, here are some of my thoughts on the weekend’s events. For one thing, it was a huge relief to find that they had a venue that could accommodate all the people who wanted to be in it. Unlike the Expo of … Continue reading "D23 Destination D: Day 1, AM"
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Disneyland’s 2011 Ambassadors

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On October 12, 2011, Disneyland held its annual ceremony to announce the 2011-2012 Disneyland Resort Ambassador Team. It was held in the Sleeping Beauty Castle Forecourt, and was hosted by 2009-2010 Ambassadors, Quinn Shurian and Danielle DuBois. After an initial opening,in which this year’s Ambassadors related some of their duties of the last year, they … Continue reading "Disneyland’s 2011 Ambassadors"
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Marvelous Mechanized Magic Kingdom

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On September 18, the 1313 Club and Ape Pen Publishing presented an event: Marvelous Mechanized Magic Kingdom, at the Disneyland Hotel. It was a night dedicated to the history and development of storytelling through mechanical means, and primarily through Audio-Animatronics. The evening began with a reception area encompassing several rooms, the entry of which held … Continue reading "Marvelous Mechanized Magic Kingdom"
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Duffy Comes to Disneyland

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On September 19th, Disneyland played host to a special AP preview of one of their upcoming pieces of merchandise–Duffy the Disney Bear. Duffy, or a reasonable facsimile, has been sold around the parks before as “The Disney Bear,” but only reached superstar status in Japan, where he and his associated outfits and other merchandise are … Continue reading "Duffy Comes to Disneyland"
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DCL in the Mediterranean, Redux

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So, just to show you how dedicated your Disneyland correspondents are to providing you with balanced coverage, both Laura and I managed to book the exact same cruise, some months apart. Since Laura’s already done the hard lifting of detailing each day of the cruise in her entries, I figured I would just hit the … Continue reading "DCL in the Mediterranean, Redux"
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NFFC-Disneyana Fan Club Convention

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In July, the Disneyana Fan Club (up to recently called the National Fantasy Fan Club) held its annual convention at the Anaheim Crowne Plaza Resort, near Disneyland. They are a non-profit organization dedicated to all things Disney, with an emphasis on the many collectible aspects of that company. The convention was held over six days, … Continue reading "NFFC-Disneyana Fan Club Convention"
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A Preview of the Aulani Disney Vacation Club Resort in Hawaii

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So here’s what I did the last couple of weeks: On July 1st, the Disney Vacation Club had their first presentation of the Aulani resort at the Disneyland Hotel. It started off with the first of a couple of short videos of Joe Rohde, head of the Aulani design team, describing the resort and talking … Continue reading "A Preview of the Aulani Disney Vacation Club Resort in Hawaii"
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