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    Re: Charles Phoenix’s “DISNEYLAND” tour of downtown Los Angeles

    Sounds like fun. If I lived down there, I would do it. What the heck...

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    Re: Charles Phoenix’s “DISNEYLAND” tour of downtown Los Angeles

    His shows are alot of fun.
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    Re: Charles Phoenix’s “DISNEYLAND” tour of downtown Los Angeles

    Yes, good show

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    Re: Charles Phoenix’s “DISNEYLAND” tour of downtown Los Angeles

    Victoria and I went on the tour this past weekend. You can read more and see some pictures here:
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    Re: Charles Phoenix’s “DISNEYLAND” tour of downtown Los Angeles

    Ooh, thanks for that. We plan to stay in LA as well as Anaheim next time we are there, so this may be just the thing to see!

    Cheers!
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    Re: Charles Phoenix’s “DISNEYLAND” tour of downtown Los Angeles

    There's a Retro Disneyland Slide show on Saturday and Sunday at the Egyptian Theatre. It's $25, though, so if it's just going to be pictures of old rides I could do that here on the computer for free.

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    Re: Charles Phoenix’s “DISNEYLAND” tour of downtown Los Angeles

    Quote Originally Posted by squinky
    There's a Retro Disneyland Slide show on Saturday and Sunday at the Egyptian Theatre. It's $25, though, so if it's just going to be pictures of old rides I could do that here on the computer for free.
    Vic and I will be going to see this slide show. We've been to a couple of previous of Charles Phoenix' shows. He's been collecting slides from thrift stores and estate sales, etc. for many years. He has a knack for selecting the most interesting, quirky and typical-of-the-era photos for his shows. In addition to the rides, he'll probably feature a lot of era fashion, cars (he loves vintage cars!) and silly situations. He also provides a very humorous running commentary. I know it doesn't sound like much to say, "This guy shows a bunch of slides and talks about them." but he's really worth it.
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    Re: Downtown Los Angeles as Disneyland!? (photos)

    Apparently the gentleman on the tour with the gazillion cameras around his neck was a photographer for the Los Angeles Times! If you'd like to see the article, go here:

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...home-headlines

    (If the link doesn't work, it's on today's LATimes.com front page about halfway down. Look for Charles Phoenix in Mouse ears. I don't know where the story will be beginning tomorrow!)
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    Interesting LA times article today "The Real FanatsyLand"

    Very interesting article written about this guy who gives tours of LA as if you were in Disneyland, each different neighborhood is a different themed land. Very strange but sounds fun! Has anyone done this? Check out the article it is very interesting. I guess this is the same guy who does the vintage 50's and 60's disneyland slide shows! How fun this guy has some incredible slides of early Disneyland I checked out his site a bit.

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...home-headlines

    IT'S a rare person who can look genuinely suave in maroon leisure slacks and Mickey Mouse ears, but if anyone can pull it off, it is Charles Phoenix.

    The Los Angeles aficionado-historian-entertainer best known for his vintage slide shows is also quite the genteel tour guide, striding the streets in a pair of pink bucks with a pack of urban adventurers in tow for his "Disneyland" tour of downtown L.A.

    On Sunday, Phoenix was again testing the theory he devised in 2004: That downtown bears a striking resemblance to Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom. And you thought Chinatown was good only for paper lanterns and moo shu pork. Tag along with Phoenix, and you'll see it is actually "Adventureland" — one of dozens of destinations Phoenix has imaginatively reframed..........
    p.s sorry about the typo in the headline.
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    Re: Interesting LA times article today "The Real FanatsyLand"

    So I'm guessing LA's Frontierland has a Drive-by-shooting Exposition.

    Also, does Hollywood become Fantasyland?

    Does the tour include a ride on the World Bank Tower of Terror?

    These are questions that definitely need to be answered.

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    Smile Re: Interesting LA times article today "The Real FanatsyLand"

    We might just have to take the tour to find out. From reading the article it actually sounds pretty fun.

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    Re: Interesting LA times article today "The Real FanatsyLand"

    Whoops looks like there is already a thread about this: http://www.micechat.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22471

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    Re: Charles Phoenix’s “DISNEYLAND” tour of downtown Los Angeles

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Chaney
    Vic and I will be going to see this slide show. We've been to a couple of previous of Charles Phoenix' shows. He's been collecting slides from thrift stores and estate sales, etc. for many years. He has a knack for selecting the most interesting, quirky and typical-of-the-era photos for his shows. In addition to the rides, he'll probably feature a lot of era fashion, cars (he loves vintage cars!) and silly situations. He also provides a very humorous running commentary. I know it doesn't sound like much to say, "This guy shows a bunch of slides and talks about them." but he's really worth it.
    Thanks! I'll look into getting a ticket.

    Edit: Or not! They're sold out. I guess the LA Times article did that. Oh well

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    Re: Interesting LA times article today "The Real FanatsyLand"

    Quote Originally Posted by CAspace
    Whoops looks like there is already a thread about this: http://www.micechat.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22471
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