Category Archives: Disneyland

Marcia Miner and Adventure Thru Inner Space

by Scott Wolf

1967 Disneyland Ambassador Marcia Miner in Adventure Thru Inner Space
1967 Disneyland Ambassador Marcia Miner in Adventure Thru Inner Space

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

My Last Two Days as a Disney Cast Member
By Jeff Hoffman
February 2010

Jeff Hoffman
Jeff Hoffman

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.

Jeff Hoffman
Jeff working in Disneyland

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Interview: Rikki Lugo (Disneyland/Disney movies dancer and choreographer)

Rikki with the Golden Horseshoe Revue cast (left - far right in photo); Rikki in the movie "Babes in Toyland" (right)
Rikki with the Golden Horseshoe Revue cast (left – far right in photo); Rikki in the movie “Babes in Toyland” (right)

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

Interview: Harriet Burns (Chinatown in Disneyland; Mister Lincoln)

Harriet Burns at the Walt Disney Studios (left); Concept artwork for the proposed Chinatown in Disneyland (right)
Harriet Burns at the Walt Disney Studios (left); Concept artwork for the proposed Chinatown in Disneyland (right)

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

 

Interview: Gina Rock (Disneyland’s Tinker Bell)

Gina, getting ready for her flight as Tinker Bell; the mattress Gina will crash into after flying over Disneyland

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

 

Interview: Ray Templin (Providing voices for Fantasyland attractions in Disneyland)

Ray Templin with Mickey Mouse
Ray Templin with Mickey Mouse

I just posted my interview with Ray Templin on my Mouse Clubhouse website.  In this conversation, Ray, who spent more than 20 years performing in Disneyland,  discusses his voice work for the Casey Jr. Railroad attraction and other Fantasyland attractions in Disneyland.  CLICK HERE for the interview

 

Interview: Chuck Corson (Dapper Dans; the Osmonds; Walt Disney World entertainment)

Chuck Corson (left), Chuck's window tribute at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World
Chuck Corson (left), Chuck’s window tribute at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World

I just posted my interview with Chuck Corson on my Mouse Clubhouse website.  In this conversation, Chuck discusses the beginnings of the Dapper Dans at Disneyland, the Osmond’s Disneyland roots, and Walt Disney World entertainment.  CLICK HERE for the interview

 

 

Interview: Chuck Corson (Fred Waring; Big Bands; Disneyland’s nighttime entertainment)

Chuck Corson (left), Chuck and jazz legend Pete Fountain (right)

Chuck Corson (left), Chuck and jazz legend Pete Fountain (right)

I just posted my interview with Chuck Corson on my Mouse Clubhouse website.  In this conversation, Chuck discusses his days with Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians, Big Bands at Disneyland, and the beginning of Disneyland’s nighttime entertainment.  CLICK HERE for the interview