I just posted my interview with Wally Boag on my Mouse Clubhouse website. In this conversation, Wally discusses his time from 1955 to 1982 in the Golden Horseshoe Revue in Disneyland, writing the script and voicing a character for Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, working as Fred MacMurray’s stunt double in “The Absent-Minded Professor” and more. CLICK HERE for the interview and more photos
That’s Wally Boag, star of Disneyland’s Golden Horseshoe Revue with Hollywood legend Pat O’Brien. At this newsstand in Disneyland, guests could purchase “The Disneyland News” newspapers, and get their name personalized in the headline! Scott will be posting an interview he did with Wally very soon, and I’ll give you the link as soon as he does!
Here’s another fun photo of Marcia Miner, when she was the 1967 Disneyland Ambassador to the World. In this image, Marcia is ready to go on tour with seven familiar faces to promote a theatrical re-release of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” Before home videos, Disney would re-release their animated features in theaters every few years, and Disney entertainers, cast members, such as Marcia, Disney characters, often including Mickey Mouse and others would tour cities to let delighted audiences know about these films and the latest happenings at Disneyland.
If you missed my interview with Marcia, you can LISTEN HERE.
Marcia hosting an episode of “Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color” (left);,At the grand opening the “new Tomorrowland” (middle), and with Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie (right)
I just posted my interview with Marcia Miner on my Mouse Clubhouse website. In this conversation, Marcia, the 1967 Disneyland Ambassador to the World, discusses her special year representing Disneyland and Walt Disney Productions. CLICK HERE for the interview
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Pictured is the 1967 Disneyland Ambassador Marcia Miner, giving a tour in the former Disneyland attraction, Adventure Thru Inner Space. Marcia is the subject of my next interview that I’ll post very soon!
Adventure Thru Inner Space opened in 1967 as part of an all-new Tomorrowland. Today it is the home of Star Tours: The Adventures Continue.
My Last Two Days as a Disney Cast Member By Jeff Hoffman February 2010
For an amazing 31 years, I was part of the Magic of The Walt Disney Company. Growing up near Disneyland, a job at the Magic Kingdom was always in my plan. I loved Disneyland, the movies and watching the Wonderful World of Disney on Sunday nights with my parents. In December of 1978, while a freshman in college, my dream was realized as I was hired to play a role as a Merchandise Host in Adventureland and Frontierland. I felt so proud walking through the doors of
The Disney University for orientation. Little did I know eventually I would be part of The Disney University at The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank for 16 years of my career. In my 31 years, I spent six years at Disneyland in Theme Park Operations, my time at the University and ultimately my last nine years in Disney Worldwide Outreach. I was given an incredible opportunity to build upon my skills of selling rubber snakes and shrunken heads next to the Jungle Cruise on a journey that would ultimately lead me to having global responsibility for Disney’s Philanthropy, Community Relations, Volunteerism and Cause Marketing.
I just posted my interview with Rikki Lugo on my Mouse Clubhouse website. In this conversation, Rikki discusses her times as a dancer in the early days of the Golden Horseshoe Revue, her role in Babes in Toyland, swimming as a mermaid at Disneyland. CLICK HERE for the interview
I just posted my interview with Harriet Burns on my Mouse Clubhouse website. In this conversation, Harriet, who was a scenic designer/model maker working on projects such as the Mickey Mouse Club television show, Disneyland and Walt Disney World, discusses the proposed Chinatown for Disneyland and why it never happened, and Great Moments with Mister Lincoln. CLICK HERE for the interview
Gina, getting ready for her flight as Tinker Bell; The mattress Gina will crash into after flying over Disneyland
I just posted my interview with Gina Rock on my Mouse Clubhouse website. In this conversation, Gina discusses her days flying across the skies of Disneyland as Tinker Bell to light the Fantasy in the Sky fireworks for two decades. CLICK HERE for the interview