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Show Number 149 - Theme Park Designer and President of the Disneyland Alumni Club


In this episode we welcome Richard Ferrin to the show. Richard was King Lion in the Main Street Electrical Parade at Disneyland, now a theme park designer and president of The Disneyland Alumni Club. The club puts on some great events often throughout the year, and a big one coming this August. The events are not only for Disneyland Alumni, but open to the public. Here is a link to their website: Disneyland Alumni Club















Disneyland Resort Current Events


It's a Burnt World - Small Fire at It's a Small World on Saturday, February 28th

From Orange County Register:

Around 9:20 p.m., the tiny blaze broke out on a tree during the theme park’s nightly fireworks show. Disney workers quickly extinguished the fire. There were no injuries or ride damage.

Disney suspects the fire was fireworks related.


From The Disney Blog:

​That there is the occasional fire from Fireworks fallout is to be expected. Consider how many shells Disney launches each night and then multiply that by a year’s worth of fireworks shows. A small fire or two is bound to happen.

By all accounts Disney cast members acted swiftly and correctly that night. Guests were evacuated from the danger zone and the firefighters who are on hand every night for the fireworks display had the fire extinguished in less than 20 minutes.

The good news is that the main show building for “It’s a small world” received no damage. Not did the train tracks, which are actually much closer to the fire location.



Now Is the Time to See Innoventions - Will It Be a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow?

From the Orange County Register:


Disneyland’s Innoventions attraction is closing March 31... and rumors are already flying that "Star Wars" attractions could end up there.

Some are speculating on social media that Disney will do a tie-in attraction with the "Tomorrowland" movie coming out in May. Others are saying Disney may expand the Marvel theme and create a Marvel S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters.

Others say it could be the start of creating a long-awaited "Star Wars" Land. Star Tours, a simulator-ride based on the movie franchise, is nearby.


Condor Flats is Being Turned into Grizzly Peak Airfield

​From the Disney Parks Blog:

New Smokejumpers Grill Opens March 20, Part of Grizzly Peak Expansion at Disney California Adventure Park

The first phase of this expansion, the all-new Smokejumpers Grill, opens March 20. This new quick-service location takes inspiration from the brave men and women who fight wildfires in our California forests. In addition to a whole new look, the location will feature an updated menu with tasty items like a Bacon Cheddar Burger, Grilled Chicken & Jack Sandwich and Chili Cheeseburger!

This is just the beginning of the Grizzly Peak expansion, which will bring new building exteriors, landscape features and more to the former Condor Flats area. Lush pine trees will bring cool areas of shade, making our guests feel they have been transported to California’s High Sierras.

When the rest of the area opens later this spring, Soarin’ Over California will also reopen with updates to its screen and projection system.


It's Becoming an Annual Thing - The 24-Hour Party!
It will include nighttime shows, including the new version of "World of Color", and the new "Disneyland Forever" fireworks and "Paint the Night" parade.


From the Disney Parks Blog:

24-Hour Event to Launch Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, May 22-23

The all-day/all-night celebration will begin at 6 a.m. on Friday, May 22 and will conclude 24 hours later at 6 a.m. on Saturday, May 23. The event will include dancing and special character encounters at locations in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks, along with enchanting Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration décor throughout the resort.


From TheDisneyBlog.com:

Your regular theme park admission is all that’s needed to attend (park-hopper capabilities needed if you want to enjoy both parks, of course). This is the third year in a row for the 24-hour event.

Although crowds tend to thin out toward the end, expect it to be fairly crowded. But don’t let that stop you. Many guests dress up in Disney Cosplay or Disney Bound outfits and the atmosphere is one of a good time being had by all. Plus how often do you get a chance to see the sunrise from inside Disneyland?


The Disneyana Auction Raises Almost Enough for a Premiere Annual Pass: $1.7 Million

From the Orange County Register:

Nearly 1,000 pieces of Disneyland’s past, from 1950 to 1980, went for over $1.7 million, double the art gallery owners’ estimate.


Annual Share Holders' Meeting
Bob Iger announced that there are plans for expansion of the two existing gates, but no plans are currently being pursued for a third gate.


You can listen to show 149 on iTunes or go to Libsyn service here.



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