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    Re: Destination D LIVE Coverage

    9:00 - 9:30

    Steven Clark took the stage after a pre-taped message From the Disney Geek, Jeffrey Epstein. Only 7 people work full time on d23. Crazy huh?

    Steven mentioned that 39 of the 50 states represented along with 7 countries. Steven gives a shout out to the fans from Australia.

    Disney Expo next year, The d23 expo will be held aug 19th-21st:
    Disney legend ceremonies will be held every other year at D23 expo. Chip and Dale are new mascots of D23 because they are so maliabele. There is a friend referral program. A photo op is staged with the fans that were handed out. Hrmmmmmmmm.

    A new online video series similar to Disney geek is announced. Armchair Archivists will be launched in late November offering info in the Disney archives. Disney Geek talks about what is coming and the Armchair Archivist covers a more historical feel.


    Becky Cline and Paul Anderson present Weird Disney - 9:30



    This was what I was really looking forward to. Becky Cline (God i love this woman) brought out that Disney is always so polished that as Disney Historians they see the less than perfect. She and Paul are here to share. They divide the presentation into time frames. Some highlights include...

    1930's
    During the 30's Mickey Mouse Clubs were organized by local movie theater owners and allowed to come up with their own promotions.


    A silly Symphony character line up from one movie theater. YIKES


    1940's
    During the 40's the studio tried to get creative in promoting new releases. Here is a publicity shot with a Marionette and a gangster.


    Pinocchio and Edward G. Robbinson.


    100 little people dressed as Pinocchio were placed on the top of a marquee for the premiere of the film.

    1950's
    Paul and Becky then shared weird characters from Disneyland's history


    Minnie the monster


    Big headed Mickey and Minnie


    The three little scary pigs


    Walt Disney riding with Alice and, what Paul referred to as the Donnie Darko White Rabbit. lolol


    There was a Phantom of the Opera character haunting the Main Street Cinema.




    The Space Family

    The Weird attractions
    These bore no real surprises. The aluminum pig, the Crane bathroom of the future and fishing in Frontierland were all pretty strange and very funny.


    The dairy barn was amusing.


    Weird events.
    Parade of the Pumpkins, Pancake races (They shared footage of this) State Fair and the pig races. America on parade which featured a float with a witch being dunked.


    A very peculiar thing happened during one New Years celebration. back in the day.



    Tim O'Day offers his first hand account of the baby new year incident.

    One year they wanted to stage Father time on the castle and run the Baby New Year down the Tinkerbell line. They found a small guy named Paul that looked baby-like. They put the guy in a big diaper and walked him to the Matterhorn in a trechcoat, up the elevator and they open the hatch. He looks over the edge and doesn't like what he sees. He begins to hesitate. Paul begins to leave two minutes to Midnight and the stage hands threw him into the harness and shoved the flailing little person down the wire. A stream of obscenities were strung across the skies of Fantasyland as Paul plummeted down the wire.

    Overall the presentation was amusing but left me wanting to see what wouldn't be allowed on the stage. No matter. Becky and Paul were a charming duo. In fact with the wave of a magic wand (provided by her friends at MC) Becky made a free gift appear under the seat of 20 lucky attendees. A nice piece of humorous artwork depicting the never produced "Fish Tote" piece of merchandise from Tom Sawyer's Island's Fishing dock.

    Nice.
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    Re: Destination D LIVE Coverage

    Jimmie Dodd was the heart and soul of the show and died wag too young. Jimmie wrote most of the well known songs from the show, including the Mickey Mouse March. Very touching part of the show.

    Roy Willams invented the ears.

    The kids worked Monday through Friday, then did live shows at Disneylandand elsewhere on the weekend.

    Regarding Annette, there is universal praise. Sharron is headding to Anette's tonight to tell her stories about Destination D and the reunion.
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    Re: Destination D LIVE Coverage

    Amazing video of the Mousekeeter roll call. Lots of tears in the audience.
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    Darlene and Tommy were the only real singers on the show, so they got most of the solos.
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    Lots of stories about the Mickey Mouse Circus and how scary some ofvthe acts were. The good part for them was warming up the rides in the park before it opened to guests.
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    Re: Destination D LIVE Coverage

    M - I - C, See Ya Real Soon, K - E - Y., Why? Because We Like You! M - O - U - S - E.

    Standing ovation for the Mousekeeters.

    I really enjoyed this. Much more emotional than I thought it would be for me.

    The Mousekeeters will be greeting guests on the break.
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    Re: Destination D LIVE Coverage

    Quirky Collectibles is up now - hosted by Stacia Martin, Paul Anderson and Rob Klein.

    They start with photos of the ticket books, then move on to the souvenir guide books. The 1965 book is their favorite.
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    Re: Destination D LIVE Coverage

    As much as I complain about Disney over-marketing, walt was a master of Marketing. Everything Disney did was an opportunity to sell or promote something. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

    Lots of kitchy classic merchandise. Cover art from all the wonderful old Disneyland albums. . So many memories.
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    Re: Destination D LIVE Coverage

    The Hat Box Ghost, once seen only on the Haunted Mansion album cover, is coming back.
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    Re: Destination D LIVE Coverage

    We are back from break.

    Next up, The Making of Star Tours. - hosted by Tom Fitzgerald
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    Re: Destination D LIVE Coverage

    Tom is telling the story of how George Lucas, Tom, and Tony Baxter built the original Star Tours 25 years ago.
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    Re: Destination D LIVE Coverage

    Playing audio tapes of alternate sound tracks for Pilot REX (RX24).

    One of the tracks is the voice of Billy Barty.
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    Re: Destination D LIVE Coverage

    America Sings was poached of geese to be used as droids. That's why the geese kept disappearing in the later days of America Sings.

    Imagineering controversy over wether you should see the simulator before the ride. Finally decided that the simulator was the magic and shouldn't be revealed.

    The score was recorded from scratch based upon the John Williams original.

    The overall goal was to make you feel as though you were on and actual ride and not a simulator. That's why there were tracks which looked like coaster rail in the space station portion of the ride.
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    Re: Destination D LIVE Coverage

    Here's some neat photos of the Star Tours 1.0 development:






































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    Re: Destination D LIVE Coverage

    Now, the adventures continue.

    George Lucas video claiming that the ride could be reprogramed every few years. Lol. Try 25.

    What he's giving away:
    - Story takes place between the two trilogies
    - Lucas working on the story
    - Visiting Coruscant
    - Pod race section
    - spokes-bot voiced by Alison Janing in queue
    - vacation videos in queue
    - Ace (AC38) will be new pilot similar head, more muscular body.
    - The Star Tours boarding tone will remain
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    Re: Destination D LIVE Coverage

    Next up: 1964 Worlds Fair - hosted by Paul Anderson
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    Re: Destination D LIVE Coverage

    Not much about about Star Tours 2.0, but here's some pics of development, and the new Droids (Alle San-San, and ACE - the new pilot):







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