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  1. The Critters Take Over Splash Mountain

    by , Yesterday at 12:09 PM (Realityland's David Koenig)
    One night several weeks back, during the first week that Splash Mountain reopened after a lengthy winter rehab, the attraction broke down. Maintenance personnel arrived to correct the problem, and as they worked with ride operators to begin start-up procedures, an access panel in the ceiling of the control tower suddenly popped open and a live raccoon tumbled out—right on top of one of the cast members.

    The employees in the tower were frightened out of their wits. The cast member ...

    Updated Yesterday at 12:59 PM by David Koenig

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  2. Disneyland's First Cast Member Passes Away

    by , 04-13-2014 at 03:41 PM (Realityland's David Koenig)
    Disney Legend Milt Albright, officially considered the first person ever hired to work at Disneyland, died last Monday at the age of 97.

    Although he began working for the park in 1954, as manager of the accounting department (initially, himself), he had actually been hired as a junior accountant for the Disney Studio in 1947. But early in 1953, he caught wind that an amusement park was the in the works and that it would feature a miniature car ride.

    A car buff, Milt spent ...

    Updated 04-13-2014 at 04:31 PM by David Koenig

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  3. D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind Coming November 22-23

    by , 03-26-2014 at 09:00 AM (Running to Stand Still)
    DISNEY LEGENDS AND LUMINARIES CELEBRATE THEME PARK FAVORITES OF YESTERYEAR AT D23 DESTINATION D: ATTRACTION REWIND FROM AMERICA SINGS AND IF YOU HAD WINGS TO DISNEY’S GROUNDBREAKING PARTICIPATION IN THE 1964–65 WORLD’S FAIR, GUESTS WILL ENJOY PRESENTATIONS, SCREENINGS, UNIQUE SHOPPING, AND MUCH MORE, NOVEMBER 22 AND 23 AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT

    BURBANK, Calif. – March 26, 2014 – Walt Disney once said, “We keep moving forward—opening up new doors and doing new things—because we’re ...
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  4. Pirates-themed Land Coming to Shanghai Disneyland

    by , 03-18-2014 at 04:28 PM (Running to Stand Still)
    At today's shareholders meeting, Bob Iger announced that the new Shanghai Disneyland park will have a pirates-themed land called Treasure Cove. The land will center around Shanghai's version of Pirates of the Caribbean, which debuted at Disneyland on this date back in 1967.

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    “Pirates of the Caribbean is one of the most iconic attractions in our parks, and we really couldn't imagine Shanghai Disneyland without Pirates,” said Bob Iger, Disney chairman ...
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  5. D23 Expo Returning to Anaheim in 2015

    by , 03-18-2014 at 09:51 AM (Running to Stand Still)
    ALL THE WONDERFUL WORLDS OF DISNEY COME TOGETHER AT THE D23 EXPO—THE ULTIMATE DISNEY FAN EVENT— AUGUST 14–16, 2015 IN ANAHEIM, CALIF.

    Advance Tickets on Sale August 14, 2014 for the Biggest Disney Fan Event Ever

    PORTLAND, Ore. – March 18, 2014 – All the magic and excitement of the past, present, and future of Disney entertainment will come together once again under one roof when D23: The Official Disney Fan Club presents the D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center ...
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