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Disneyland Matterhorn as Architecture

Christopher Reynolds of the Los Angeles Times asks if the Disneyland Matterhorn could be Orange County, California’s defining structure. It’s actually a story related to the opening of a new concert hall. Sydney has its Opera House. San Francisco has its bridge and Transamerica pyramid, St. Louis its arch, Seattle its needle. New York had… Read More »Disneyland Matterhorn as Architecture

Happy Birthday Disneyland!!!

Dear Disneyland, There’s been a lot of celebrating going on. But I’m afraid the real real reason for the happiness has been lost amid the corporate boardroom battles, budget issues, marketing gobbledygook, and the need to appease the behemoth your legacy has become. But don’t worry, we fans remember you. We know that it’s your… Read More »Happy Birthday Disneyland!!!

Imagineer: Technology getting in the way of things!

Today, most large companies have the latest in business tools; Xerox – collators – computers – laptops – Blackberries – PDA’s – pagers – cell phones – Email – internet – video/phone conferencing – software applications for thousands of tasks – Fedex – satellite feeds – iPods to stick in your ear so you can… Read More »Imagineer: Technology getting in the way of things!

How to give your wife exactly what she wants…

The husband asked his wife what she’d like for her birthday. "I’d love to be six again," she replied. On the morning of her birthday, he woke up early, got up, made her a nice big bowl of Lucky Charms and then took her off to Disneyland. What a day! They went on every ride… Read More »How to give your wife exactly what she wants…

Famous Dog killed by float, Disney fined.

Deaths at a Disney themepark are really very very rare. They are almost always caused by a guest doing something they weren’t supposed to do (walk on the monorail beam, stand up in the Matterhorn, stay on Tom Sawyer Island overnight, etc) or by a cast member having an accident. So it was with terrible… Read More »Famous Dog killed by float, Disney fined.

Suisse Credit

One of my favorite attractions of all time is the Matterhorn. It’s only at Disneyland, it has two distinct tracks, your riding experience varies depending on the weight of the people in the car with you, you get a great view of the park as… Read More »Suisse Credit