Friday, April 26, 2013

Disney By Chris SPECIAL REPORT: Memorial Day 2013

This is a Disney By Chris Special Report!!

Disney has announced that three of their parks will open for 24 hours from 6 am on May 24th to 6am May 25th!! 
This is during the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend to kick off the Summer Season.
The three parks that will open for 24 hours are:
  • Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, Florida
  • Disneyland Park at Anaheim, California
  • California Adventure at Anaheim, California

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

DBC’s History Lesson: The Enchanted Tiki Room in 1963

For our history lesson for today, let’s go back to 1963!!

50 years ago, Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room premiered on June 23rd.
It was the very first Disney attraction to feature Audio-Animatronics. The hosts of the show for 50 years are Jose (voiced by Wally Boag), Fritz (voiced by Thurl Ravenscroft), and the rest of the Tiki Birds.

The attraction contains songs that were written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman.

Disneyland will celebrate the show’s 50th Anniversary starting this Summer.

Check back for Trivia “In the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room

Monday, April 8, 2013

Annette Funicello 1942-2013

This is a Disney By Chris Special Report!!
Legendary Singer and “Mouseketeer” Annette Funicello, passed away today at the age of 70.
Annette was best known as one of the original “Mouseketeers” on The Mickey Mouse Club back in 1955 on ABC. She also performed such hit songs including “Pineapple Princess”, “The Monkey’s Uncle” and one of my favorites, “Tall Paul”. 
“Tall Paul” was named number 7 back in 1959 on the Billboard Hot 100 list. That song and “The Monkey’s Uncle” were both written by The Sherman Brothers. She sang with other artists including Tommy Kirk, Frankie Avalon and The Beach Boys.
Annette starred with Frankie Avalon in the Beach Party film series. She appeared on The Danny Thomas Show along with other various TV shows.