Thanks CL - seeing this brings back great memories. I hadn't seen the Candelight at DL since probably the late 1970's, when I was still working there. I can't remember all the "guest narrators" they had back then, but I do remember Jimmy Stewart doing it one year. And I marvelled at all of the choirs, of course, but especially the "Living Christmas Tree" every year from Western High School. Great stuff...Dick Van Dyke is now, and always has been, a class act.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
I was so bummed out that I didn't get to go see Dick Van Dyke last year, but this was a beautiful substitute. Thank you Crazy Legs, that was really cool. Now I'm in the mood for Christmas again. Do we really need Halloween and Thanksgiving? Let's just dive right back into the most wonderful time of the year.
My wife and I were at Plaza Inn late last year. The CM working the register had her nametag that read "Class of 1976" if I remember correctly. I said, "Wow, you've been here quite some time." She said, "Well, if I hadn't quit for awhile, my badge would read "Class of 1964" - but I took time off in the late 60's. I said, "WOW! Did you ever get the chance to meet Walt Disney?"
Interestingly enough, she told my wife and I that she did. She pointed to a table and said, "Mr Disney used to come to this restaurant - he loved it here. Anyway, he had a big celebrity get together here around the time of Mary Poppins' release and he was here with Dick Van Dyke and Art Linkletter....."
I guess this item is more about Walt, but has Mr. Van Dyke intertwined in it there.
I think it is very cool when Disneyland brings people on to do things like this who ACTUALLY KNEW Walt Disney. When my wife and I saw Diane Disney Miller on July 17, 2005, it was quite a momentous occasion for us.
Anyway, just thought I'd share my little Plaza Inn story and how it somewhat related to Dick Van Dyke.
Thanks that was really nice to see. Amazing,how they blend the songs as they sing them with the orchestra.
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