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  • #21
    For me it was reading about lingerie* shop, the Wizard of Bras: https://www.yesterland.com/wizard.html

    *Side note: In another article by Werner Weiss examining the myths of Disneyland, he says lingerie is the wrong term, but lingerie is blanket term for women’s undergarments, which includes bras...

    The entire Yesterland side is full of wonderful articles that might apply to this thread. Another for me? The pirate ship restaurant and it’s offering of hot tuna pie. It’s not that odd upon reflection but my first instinct thought it was oddly a specific eatery.

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    • #22
      Like I said, I thought this was more legend than fact. Thanks for the confirmation.
      http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...oto-heavy.html
      http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...ip-report.html
      http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...oto-heavy.html
      http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...oto-heavy.html
      http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...something.html

      No matter where you go, there you are.

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      • #23
        The Osmond Brothers, (who, for the younger Mice Chat crowd, were a very popular singing group in the 70s) made their public debut in Disneyland.
        http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...oto-heavy.html
        http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...ip-report.html
        http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...oto-heavy.html
        http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...oto-heavy.html
        http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...something.html

        No matter where you go, there you are.

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        • #24
          Originally posted by sbk1234 View Post
          The Osmond Brothers, (who, for the younger Mice Chat crowd, were a very popular singing group in the 70s) made their public debut in Disneyland.
          Hey George Osmond....you just lost your appointment with Lawrence Welk....what are you going to do now?

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          • #25
            Harry S. Truman-33 President of the United States
            and his Wife Bess, was at Disneyland after he left office........

            He did not want go on "Dumbo The Flying Elephants" for Dumbo , was to Republican for him.
            Soaring like an EAGLE !

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            • #26
              -For a long time, there was a clown in It's a Small World, who held a 'HELP!' sign. The clown was the only character in the ride, who frowned

              -A temporary pool was built on Main Street, for a promotion to honor of US Olympic Swimmers.

              -Another promotion had a mock campaign of Pooh running for president.

              -While The Carthay Circle Theater was planned to be the main point of Buena Visa Street, the restaurant was not initially planned. The first idea was a theater attraction(similar to Lincoln) dedicated to Walt Disney. The lobby was supposed to look similar to the 2 story lobby of Epcot's The American Adventure. This was cut early on. The second idea was a clone of Mickey's Philharmagic. This was cut, due to the lack of room for the big screens needed for the attraction. The restaurant was then proposed.

              -Allegedly, there is an old video showing a Tinkerbell acrobat,(for the Firework's show)slamming face first into a matress, after descending down the wire. Disneyland's entertainment producer, Steve Davison mockingly alluded to said video during a presentation for Remember...Dreams Come True.
              Last edited by Spongeocto4; 11-14-2018, 05:51 PM. Reason: Misspelled Davison

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              • #27
                Originally posted by Spongeocto4 View Post
                -Allegedly, there is an old video showing a Tinkerbell acrobat,(for the Firework's show)slamming face first into a matress, after descending down the wire. Disneyland's entertainment producer, Steve Davison mockingly alluded to said video during a presentation for Remember...Dreams Come True.
                I remember a thread about this...https://discuss.micechat.com/forum/d...fter-fireworks

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                • #28
                  Originally posted by sbk1234 View Post

                  Like I said, I thought this was more legend than fact. Thanks for the confirmation.
                  But...it's actually more fact than legend. So you were initially mistaken.

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                  • #29
                    Disneyland Railroad No. 5, the Ward Kimball, was actually one of the very first oil-burning steam locomotives built in the United States by the one-time premier locomotives manufacturer in the U.S. - the Baldwin Locomotive Works, in 1902. The engine remains an oil-burner to this day.

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                    • #30
                      Ward Kimball's grandson (or maybe great-grandson) was a cast member on the Disneyland Railroad, who worked on the train named after his grandfather. (or great-grandfather.)
                      http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...oto-heavy.html
                      http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...ip-report.html
                      http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...oto-heavy.html
                      http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...oto-heavy.html
                      http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...something.html

                      No matter where you go, there you are.

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                      • #31
                        Originally posted by sbk1234 View Post
                        Ward Kimball's grandson (or maybe great-grandson) was a cast member on the Disneyland Railroad, who worked on the train named after his grandfather. (or great-grandfather.)
                        That would be Ward's grandson, Nate Lord.

                        http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blo...-ward-kimball/

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                        • #32
                          Originally posted by sbk1234 View Post
                          The Osmond Brothers, (who, for the younger Mice Chat crowd, were a very popular singing group in the 70s) made their public debut in Disneyland.
                          How about the Wonderful World of Disney episode where Kurt Russell and the Osmonds debut the Haunted Mansion?

                          https://discuss.micechat.com/forum/d...d-mansion-1970
                          Last edited by JustSomeGuy; 11-16-2018, 09:51 AM.

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                          • #33
                            Hippies once took over Tom Sawyer Island and declared it an independent nation. It is also the event that forced Anaheim to create a SWAT type unit. I may be wrong, correct me if I am, but Ron Miller was seen charging out of city hall and clocking a hippie on the side of the head as they were being escorted out by police.

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                            • #34
                              Originally posted by Right Down Broadway View Post
                              That would be Ward's grandson, Nate Lord.

                              http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blo...-ward-kimball/
                              Another one of his grandsons was a student of mine, years ago.
                              http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...oto-heavy.html
                              http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...ip-report.html
                              http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...oto-heavy.html
                              http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...oto-heavy.html
                              http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...something.html

                              No matter where you go, there you are.

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                              • #35
                                Originally posted by Vic Ramano View Post
                                I may be wrong, correct me if I am, but Ron Miller was seen charging out of city hall and clocking a hippie on the side of the head as they were being escorted out by police.
                                Wrong.

                                "With the acquisition of Marvel and now of Lucasfilm,
                                Disney may have finally found the grail. You don't need
                                imagination or art. All you need is a brand."

                                - Neil Gabler

                                "I didn't know the story of baby Jesus could be any better,
                                until Thor told it to me."
                                -
                                Young girl at Disneyland's 2017 Candlelight Ceremony
                                narrated by Chris Hemsworth

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                                • #36
                                  The waterways and moats at Disneyland (not including Submarine lagoon) are interconnected through pipes which also allow for fish to travel in between the waterways
                                  The rivers of America used to be brown in color due to the natural clay soil under the river. Today chalk is used to color the water green.


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                                  • #37
                                    Originally posted by Mr Wiggins View Post

                                    Wrong.
                                    So who was the one who clocked the hippie on the way out? I know that happened, just not sure which Disney exec threw the punch.

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                                    • #38
                                      Originally posted by Mr Wiggins View Post

                                      Wrong.
                                      Yes, you are correct, my bad, it was Dick Nunis who got the hippie, or yippie, whatever.

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                                      • #39
                                        Originally posted by Vic Ramano View Post
                                        So who was the one who clocked the hippie on the way out? I know that happened, just not sure which Disney exec threw the punch.
                                        It's an urban legend that Dick Nunis punched a guy in the face when he tried to pull down the American flag in Town Square. There were unconfirmed reports of guests scuffling with Yippies on Tom Sawyer Island (that's Yippies, not hippies), but it was in fact peaceful. The exaggerations in the media and in Jerry Rubin's book were outrageous -- told through the filter of the political conflicts of the day. The YIPs at that time were into getting high and having fun, not violence -- Rubin himself didn't even show up to agitate -- and Disney management and employees were quite tolerant and polite.
                                        "With the acquisition of Marvel and now of Lucasfilm,
                                        Disney may have finally found the grail. You don't need
                                        imagination or art. All you need is a brand."

                                        - Neil Gabler

                                        "I didn't know the story of baby Jesus could be any better,
                                        until Thor told it to me."
                                        -
                                        Young girl at Disneyland's 2017 Candlelight Ceremony
                                        narrated by Chris Hemsworth

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                                        • #40
                                          Originally posted by Mr Wiggins View Post

                                          It's an urban legend that Dick Nunis punched a guy in the face when he tried to pull down the American flag in Town Square. There were unconfirmed reports of guests scuffling with Yippies on Tom Sawyer Island (that's Yippies, not hippies), but it was in fact peaceful. The exaggerations in the media and in Jerry Rubin's book were outrageous -- told through the filter of the political conflicts of the day. The YIPs at that time were into getting high and having fun, not violence -- Rubin himself didn't even show up to agitate -- and Disney management and employees were quite tolerant and polite.
                                          I actually found that on Daveland. There are a couple people that reference it. One is a cast member who mentions it. I am going to go with that's what went down.

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