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Disneyland 30th anniversary parade, 1985

“Thank you, Mickey, thank you Donald, let’s all give a cheer! The whole world wants to thank you, thank you for 30 happy years!” are the opening lyrics to this 1985 parade celebrating the 30th anniversary of Disneyland. Here’s a couple photos I took back in the day.

Disneyland 30th anniversary parade, 1985
Disneyland 30th anniversary parade, 1985
The opening unit of the Disneyland 30th anniversary parade, 1985
The opening unit of the Disneyland 30th anniversary parade, 1985

Interview: Don Dorsey (Electrical Parade history and more!)

Disneyland's beloved Electrical Parade
Disneyland’s beloved Electrical Parade

With the official announcement of the beloved Electrical Parade returning to Disneyland, I thought I’d post some fascinating history about it! How was a football game responsible for the parade’s closing fanfare? Whose idea was it to have the park lights dim in perfect synchronization with the parade’s musical introduction?

All this and lots more Disney entertainment history is in my interview with Don Dorsey! CLICK HERE for the interview and more photos

Interview: Jay Meyer (Haunted Mansion ghost/Golden Horseshoe performer)

Jay Meyer in Disneyland's Golden Horseshoe
Jay Meyer in Disneyland’s Golden Horseshoe

I just posted my interview with Jay Meyer on my Mouse Clubhouse website.  In this conversation, Jay discusses  his work as a singer in television and film, including The Jack Benny Program, as well as singing as a statue in the Disney “Haunted Mansion” attractions around the world, and his fourteen years, performing live in Disneyland entertaining audiences with Irish tunes in the historical Golden Horseshoe Revue.  CLICK HERE for the interview and more photos

 

 

Interview: Larry Billman (Pioneer of Disney live entertainment)

Interview with Larry Billman
Interview with Larry Billman

I just posted my interview with Larry Billman on my Mouse Clubhouse website. In this conversation, Larry discusses his career, including his involvement in the early development of great live entertainment at the Disney parks worldwide. The interview and more photos are at CLICK HERE for the interview and more photos 

Disneyland window recipients in my upcoming interviews

Renie Bardeau, Jim Cora, and Ron Dominguez, all of whom have been honored with windows on Main Street, are my upcoming interviews
Renie Bardeau, Jim Cora, and Ron Dominguez, all of whom have been honored with windows on Main Street, are my upcoming interviews

Although it is my goal to one day have all my interviews posted here on Mouse Clubhouse, and I’m still catching up from past interviews, I’m still doing new ones whenever I can. The last three interviews I’ve done are all recipients of windows on Main Street in Disneyland, a great honor! And it was an honor to have the chance to sit down with them and learn their stories! From Jim Cora, whom Walt Disney personally tapped to be involved in the creation of the original Disney University, to Renie Bardeau who took some of the most famous photos of Walt Disney, to Ron Dominguez, whose home was what would become Disneyland and he went on to become one of the heads of the parks! I know you’ll love the interviews as much as I enjoyed capturing their stories for you! Here’s a little more info:

Renie Bardeau’s window is above the Main Street Photo Supply. It reads “Kingdom Photo Services – Renie Bardeau Photographer, Archivist,” a nod to Renie’s job as chief photographer

Jim Cora’s windows is above the Disney Clothiers and reads “Global Exports and Expats – Specializing in Land & Sea operations – Our Motto ‘The Sun Never Sets on our Magic Kingdoms’ – Jim Cora – Master Operator,” for Jim’s role as Chairman of Disneyland International

Ron Dominguez’s window is above the Market House and reads ” Orange Grove Property Mgt. – ‘We Care For Your Property As If It Were Our Own’ – Ron Dominguez – Owner” in reference to Ron’s family orange grove which was situated inside the current site of Disneyland

I’m so grateful to these wonderful people!

Interview: X Atencio (Animation and writing for Disney parks)

X Atencio with a replica of the Jolly Roger that he provides the voice for and wrote the dialogue for
X Atencio with a replica of the Jolly Roger that he provides the voice for and wrote the dialogue for

I just posted my interview with X Atencio on my Mouse Clubhouse website.  In this conversation, X discusses  his work for Disneyland and Walt Disney World, writing scripts and songs for attractions such Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean and other attractions.  CLICK HERE for the interview and more photos