In this episode we welcome Author Chris Ware who wrote the books Disney Unbuilt, and Extinct Attractions at Disney Theme Parks.

You can get Chris' books at  Amazon:

                   Disney Unbuilt: A Pocket Guide to the Disney Imagineering Graveyard

                   Extinct Attractions at Disney Theme Parks

Or follow him on his YouTube Channel

Also welcome back our friend, author, and Sweep Spot contributor Russell Flores to talk about our time at the Garner Holt Imagineering and Audio Animatronics event that took place September 23, 2017. You can always get autographed copies of his books Seen Unseen Disneyland at

                                                                                                                                                          Garner Holt Productions: Lincoln Animatronic

                                                                                                                                                     Garner Holt Productions: Wendell the Animatronic Unicyclist

 Disneyland Resort Current Event

Disneyland’s longest employed worker Chef Oscar Martinez retires after 60 years

"Chef Oscar Martinez, the longest tenured employee at Disneyland Resort, retired Wednesday, Sept. 27.

The 81-year-old has worked at the theme park for 60 years. He’s been a chef at Main Street, U.S.A.’s Carnation Café since 1967."

Orange County Register

Oscar Martinez, Longest-Tenured Disney Parks Cast Member, Retires

"Oscar began working at Disneyland on December 29, 1956 – a year after the park opened. Oscar originally worked as a busboy and later a grill cook in Fantasyland quick-service locations that sold hamburgers, hot dogs and chili. Moving to Carnation Café in 1967, Oscar has been a staple on Main Street, U.S.A., making famous his recipe for breakfast potatoes."

Disney Parks Blog

David Koenig: Disneyland Torpedoes the Jingle Cruise

"Disneyland’s Erin Glover confirmed the Jingle Cruise would be a no show in 2017, but declined comment on why, as well as if it might return in 2018."


Disneyland Photo Update – Let’s Get This Pumpkin Started!


Disneyland Photo Update – Halloween Time Crowd Surge


Disneyland Resort Update – Star Wars, Halloween, and Talking Mickey


Halloween Time Returns the Disneyland, Disney California Adventure for 2017

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