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.


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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Happy 40th Anniversary, Disney Archives!

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On June 25, the Walt Disney Archives celebrated its 40th Anniversary, along with the retirement announcement of its founder, Dave Smith. To commemorate the event, D23 invited its members onto the Studio Lot for a presentation and reception. On checking in, guests were presented with a wristband and a souvenir pin, and guided over to … Continue reading "Happy 40th Anniversary, Disney Archives!"
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Toy Story 3 and the Fun Zone, at the El Capitan

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Toy Story 3 opened last weekend to general acclaim, winning an opening weekend box office of over $100 million–larger than any other Pixar movie to date. It also accomplished that even rarer feat, of being worthy of its hype. The third installment of the Toy Story characters brings something of a bittersweet coda to the … Continue reading "Toy Story 3 and the Fun Zone, at the El Capitan"
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World of Color–Opening Day Picnic

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By now, I suspect everyone likely to read this has already read a plethora of information about World of Color (WoC) and its various permutations of seating arrangements. One of the methods of obtaining seating in the desirable “Paradise Park” location is buying a picnic meal either in advance, online, or on the same day, … Continue reading "World of Color–Opening Day Picnic"
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Dinner at Steakhouse 55

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Having wound up this year needing to make last-minute reservations for Mother’s Day, I settled on Steakhouse 55 for the very good reasons that a) They give an AP discount, and b) They still had reservations Sunday afternoon. Steakhouse 55 is located in the Disneyland Hotel, just off the Lobby and next door to Goofy’s … Continue reading "Dinner at Steakhouse 55"
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