Tuesday, January 31, 2012

NEW Fantasyland in Florida!!!!!!

As you all know, Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Florida will open NEW attractions for Fantasyland. They will open sometime between Fall 2012 and the beginning of 2013.

Some new attractions include:

  • The Beast's Castle from "Beauty and the Beast"
  • The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure
  • The Cottages of Sleeping Beauty and Snow White
  • The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Roller Coaster
  • The Great Goofini Roller Coaster starring Goofy
         And More....

We'll bring you more information soon!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Dorothea Holt Redmond and Emile Kuri

Introducing the two designers behind Club 33 at Disneyland.

Dorothea Holt Redmond- A Hollywood Production Designer who worked on films such as the Academy Award-Winning Films "Gone with the Wind" and "The Ten Commandments". She was also one of the artists that worked on Fantasyland at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Florida.

Emile Kuri- A Set Designer from Mexico who worked on other Disney films including "Mary Poppins" and "Bedknobs and Broomsticks". He won an Oscar for his set design on the 1954 Disney film, "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea".

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The History of Club 33

Did you know that Club 33 was one of the last projects that Walt Disney created for Disneyland?

Walt Disney was planning to make Club 33 a reality when he was at the New York World's Fair in the mid 1960s. During his time there, he visited the VIP lounges. It gave Walt a dream to create a private lounge at Disneyland.

When Walt came back to Burbank, he started to create the club.

Unfortunately, Walt passed away in 1966 and Club 33 opened in the summer of 1967 at Disneyland's New Orleans Square.

Before Walt died, he asked Production Designer Dorothea Holt Redmond and Oscar winning Set Designer Emile Kuri to work on Club 33.

Check back and see the two artists behind the club.

Friday, January 27, 2012

C.A.T (Chris's Attraction Trivia): Horizons

Did you know that the extinct attraction Horizons at Epcot was the only attraction that lets guests choose their own ending?

It contained three different endings.

First Ending-Space
Second Ending-Underwater
Third Ending-The Desert

Horizons opened in Future World at Epcot in 1983 and closed in 1998.

It was replaced by Mission: SPACE.
It opened in 2003 and it exists today.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Club 33 at Disneyland

Here are photos from Club 33 at Disneyland during the 2011 Candlelight Weekend!
Photos by disneybychris.
“The Secret Door”.

“The Lift” also known as an elevator.

The Dining Tables.

Delicious Entrées!!

MMM….. Mickey Mouse Waffles!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nice Dessert!!

Club 33’s Christmas Tree!

Gingerbread House…..Yum!!!

More photos of Club 33 Coming Soon!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

(C.A.T.) Chris's Attraction Trivia: Disneyland's 3rd Mountain

Did you know that Big Thunder Mountain Railroad was the third mountain to open at Disneyland?

This attraction welcomed its guests in 1979. 

The first mountain that opened at Disneyland was Matterhorn Bobsleds in 1959 over at Fantasyland.

The second mountain that opened was Space Mountain at Tomorrowland in 1977.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

One of the most popular attractions at the Disney Parks is Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.  It’s located in Frontierland in Disney Parks worldwide.
The first one opened at Disneyland in 1979,
The one at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom opened in 1980,
Tokyo Disneyland’s version welcomed their first guests in 1983,
Disneyland Paris’s version opened it’s doors in 1992.
Photo by disneybychris.
From Disneyland in California

Sunday, January 1, 2012



It's 2012 and there's a lot of things happening at the Disney Parks this year!

New Cars Land at Disney's California Adventure

New Fantasyland attractions at the Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Epcot

and More!!!!!!

Check Back Later for More Information!!