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I have made it a habit to bring anybody who rarely comes to Disneyland to see the show. Frequently, they will mention that this was one of their favorite memories and something makes Disneyland different than the other theme parks.

Where the Billys excel is in how they bring that Disney magic to the audience show after show. Of course, there is always a core group of die hard Billy fans in the audience. You can count me as one. But it has been my observation that many people in the audience are in the building because it is air conditioned, they can sit, or there is food. There are a lot of people who are not even aware that there is a show about to happen. Whatever is their initial motivation, I have noticed that most guests will find themselves going through the same experience. It goes something like this.

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So, who else stalks the side booths hoping to grab a coveted box seat to see the Billy Hill and the Hillbillies show?

On May 20th, I had the great honor to sign copies of Walt and the Promise of Progress CitySo Dear to My Heartthird Sunday of each month from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Admission and parking are free!

Sam Gennawey is an urban planner, historian, and author.

If you enjoy reading SAMLAND, you'll love his book. Walt and the Promise of Progress City is a detailed look into how Walt Disney envisioned the future of communities. Along the way, we explore many facets of a fascinating man.

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