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#TweetBlog Thursday: Disneyland Christmas Tree

Disneyland Christmas trees

Disneyland Park put up stunning, natural Christmas trees during the holiday season every year from its 1955 opening until 2007. From 2008 to the present, the Park has installed an artificial–though equally beautiful–tree that features more than 62,000 energy-efficient LED lights. Compare 1950s #Disneyland #Christmas tree with today’s! #TweetBlog Click To Tweet Add MAGICAL MOUSE […]

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Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia: Disneyland Candlelight Processional

Disneyland Candlelight Processional 1959

Did you know today’s Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia about Disneyland’s Candlelight Processional? The first Candlelight Processional held at Disneyland Park occurred on December 20, 1958, and was narrated by actor Dennis Morgan. However, the first photo they have is of the 1959 ceremony (above). The picture almost looks like it was taken today, but if […]

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Disneyland Park: Have the Happiest Christmas on Earth!

Sleeping Beauty's Winter Castle DLR

Nov. 13 through Jan. 6, 2015, the Happiest Place on Earth transforms into the Merriest Place on Earth! During the Christmas holidays, Disneyland Park‘s Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle sets the stage for unforgettable tannenbaum traditions. Its snow-capped steeples, glistening icicles, and shimmering lights excite Guests’ festive spirits. The whole Park, it seems, is aglow. The […]

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Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia: Joyce Carlson, What a Doll!

Joyce Carlson Disney Trivia

Did you know this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia about Joyce Carlson? The late Imagineer and Disney Legend, Joyce Carlson, worked for the Walt Disney Company for 56 years, before retiring in 2000. She painted animation cels for 16 years, then moved over to Walt Disney Imagineering (then called WED Enterprises) to build miniature prototypes […]

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Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia: Space Mountain

Space Mountain

Did you know this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia about Space Mountain? When it opened in December 1974, Space Mountain–the first roller coaster to be placed inside a darkened building–was one of the first E-Ticket attractions to debut at Walt Disney World rather than at Disneyland. Space Mountain #DisneyTrivia at this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday #bloghop! […]

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Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia: X. Atencio & The Haunted Mansion

X Atencio and Hitchhiking Ghosts

To complement this month’s Magical Blogorail Red Loop, this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia features a little-known snippet about The Haunted Mansion. Haunted Mansion scriptwriter X. Atencio had been an animator at the Walt Disney Studios. He was brought into songwriting because Walt Disney thought he’d be good at it. And Walt was right! In […]

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Magical Blogorail Red: Little-Known Facts about the Haunted Mansion

Little Known Facts Haunted Mansion

Welcome to those of you joining me from A DISNEY MOM’S THOUGHTS and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 3rd stop on our Magical Blogorail. One of my favorite haunts at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is the Haunted Mansion. Judging by the steady stream of Guests in the queue, I’m not […]

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#TweetBlog Thursday FastPass to History: Ken Anderson

Ken Anderson Disneylandia

According to The Imagineering Field Guide to Disneyland (Disney Editions, 2008), Ken Anderson, aka Walt’s 10th Old Man, was the first animator enlisted by Walt Disney to work on precursors to Disneyland, beginning with his drawings for the Disneylandia minatures. Ken had been a distinguished animator and art director on several of the films portrayed […]

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Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia: Sleeping Beauty Castle

Sleeping Beauty Castle

Did you know this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia about Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle? The top portion of Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle originally faced the other way, toward the park entrance. When the Park was still in planning phase, Herb Ryman, WDI artist extraordinaire, decided the courtyard should face the rear and rearranged the model […]

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Disney Youth Programs: Applied Sciences & Environmental Studies

Disney Youth Applied Science and Environmental Studies

We are back this beautiful Monday morning, continuing a series on Disney Youth Program offerings. This week we’ll focus on the Youth Education Series Applied Science & Environmental Studies. Classes are designed for elementary, middle grade, and high school students, and, like the Liberal Arts and Leadership Development courses we looked at last week, last […]

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