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New Disneyland Fireworks Show Test

One of the many perks of working the last shift at Disneyland is that by the time all the guests have left the park you get to see some of the new entertainment in rehearsal. The Main Street Electrical Parade used to have dress rehearsals… Read More »New Disneyland Fireworks Show Test

Joke of the Day

My kids love going to the Web, and they keep track of their passwords by writing them on Post-it notes. I noticed their Disney password was “MickeyMouseDonaldDuckGoofyPluto,” and so I asked why it was so long. “Because,” my son explained, “they say it has to… Read More »Joke of the Day

Lindsay Rolls on

There comes a time in the life of every teenage girl who works for the Disney Corp. when that girl realizes she has suddenly — how shall we phrase this? — “broadened her appeal.” For Annette Funicello, back on the original Mickey Mouse Club, that… Read More »Lindsay Rolls on

Herbie Rides Again!

The lovable VW Bug, Herbie, rides again in Herbie: Fully Loaded. The film stars Disney starlett Lindsay Lohan and just picked up Michael Keaton according to Keaton, who once drove the batmobile, will be racing Herbie in today’s NASCAR scene. Sounds just funky enough… Read More »Herbie Rides Again!


Michael works at Disneyland. He loses his nametag and goes to get another one. Simple right? Guess again. I had a couple of requests: 1) That the nametag be put on a magnet. Doing this is great, so you do not have to punch a… Read More »Nametags

Backyard Fun!

Walt Disney had one that you could ride. Thousands of families have one in the back yard. And it’s a hobby that is growing every day. Google Directory shows 188 clubs in the United States. Many of these backyard fantasy railroads have some elements of… Read More »Backyard Fun!

Open Letter to Disney Cast Members…

The well intentioned folks at have posted an open letter to Disney Cast Members. It hasn’t been a “Spoonful of Sugar” for our Cast Members at the Walt Disney Company. Animators and Imagineers have been laid off. Cast Members at the Disney Stores have… Read More »Open Letter to Disney Cast Members…