Toto on stage at the Yamaha NAMM 2015 concert
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I was lucky enough to get to attend Yamaha’s NAMM 2015 Concert. It was held in the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure Friday night, January 23rd. The line-up of musical talent was very impressive with the three and a half hour concert emceed by Sinbad. The first act was “The Piano Guys.” What the […]

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  • The motorcycle traffic unit from the Anaheim Police Department lead things off for the 2014 Anaheim Halloween Parade.
  • The Headless Horseman rides at the front of the 2014 Anaheim Halloween Parade.
  • The Blue Phoenix Drum & Bugle Corps of Southern California lead the 2014 Anaheim Halloween Parade down Broadway Saturday night, Oct. 25, 2014.
  • In case you couldn't figure it out, 2014 was the 90th edition of the Anaheim Halloween Parade.
  • Oh oh, a black cat is walking in front of us at the 2014 Anaheim Halloween Parade.
  • A strange Pumpkin Man rides a bike in the 2014 Anaheim Halloween Parade.
  • Some strange creatrues get to ride in comfort at the 2014 Anaheim Halloween Parade.
  • A bewitching float in the 2014 Anaheim Halloween Parade.
  • It was a parade of pretty young ladies in their Trick or Treat best for the 2014 Anaheim Halloween Parade.
  • An eerie car that was under some kind of spooky control in the 2014 Anaheim Halloween Parade.
  • The back seat driver in this car is all bones at the 2014 Anaheim Halloween Parade.
  • This fire truck is haunted at the 2014 Anaheim Halloween Parade.
  • The driver probably hit this skeleton in a crosswalk at the 2014 Anaheim Halloween Parade.
  • The Grand Marshal for the 2014 Anaheim Halloween Parade is none other than Disney Legend and former Imagineer Bob Gurr. Driving the Disneyland Fire Truck is Disneyland Attractions Host Steve Finley.
  • This witch flies a rocket instead of a broomstick at the 2014 Anaheim Halloween Parade.
  • That's not an alien, it's Charles Phoenix in that UFO flying down Broadway at the 2014 Anaheim Halloween Parade.
  • A bewitched crew being dragged along with the flying witch on a broom in the 2014 Anaheim Halloween Parade.
  • Halloween is also harvest time on the farm for pumpkins and more in the 2014 Anaheim Halloween Parade.
  • Are these pigs under a blanket or what at the 2014 Anaheim Halloween Parade?
  • Tony Anselmo, the official voice of Donald Duck, rides with Donald Duck in the 2014 Anaheim Halloween Parade.
  • The Anaheim Brewery Boys push their float down Broadway at the 2014 Anaheim Halloween Parade.
  • A bed with some scary monsters in the bed, not under it, float down Broadway in the 2014 Anaheim Halloween Parade.
  • It takes eight people to keep this spider under control, one for each leg, at the 2014 Anaheim Halloween Parade.
  • Little Red Riding Hood looks lost, I hope that man is not the Big Bad Wolf in the 2014 Anaheim Halloween Parade.
  • This tree seems to be growing glowing pumpkins at the 2014 Anaheim Halloween Parade.
  • A motorized coffing makes its way down Broadway in Anaheim at the city's 90th Halloween Parade.
  • No Halloween would be complete without a hearse, neither is the 90th edition of Anaheim's.
  • A gateway to a scary section of the 90th edition of the Anaheim Halloween Parade.
  • A haunted house floats along in the 2014 Anaheim Halloween Parade.
  • Another scary creature, kind of silly too, in the 2014 Anaheim Halloween Parade.
  • A ghoul drives another motorized casket down Broadway at the 2014 Anaheim Halloween Parade.
  • This is not your parents' Jungle Cruise boat at the 90th edition of the Anaheim Halloween Parade.
  • The Anaheim Police Department SWAT car has captured a bunch of Star Wars fans with their light sabers for a ride down Broadway in the 90th edition of the Anaheim Halloween Parade.
  • Several Jedi Padiwan learners guard this Anaheim Police Department vehicle near the end of the 2014 Anaheim Halloween Parade.
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I went to see the 90th edition of the Anaheim Halloween Parade Saturday night, October 25, 2014. Classic fun community parade. There were a few bands, some silly floats and other fun stuff. Enjoy.

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kids at arches small
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Okay, this post is in the form of a rant. I work as a writer, and have gotten over the years very knowledgable about copyright law. Recently, a person posted a link on Facebook to a blog on their own blog about Disney. The link led to a post on their blog where they had […]

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Carl and Sue Casebeer met at Disneyland while both were working in Frontierland. Him on the Mark Twain, her at the Golden Horseshoe.
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Carl Casebeer’s Disneyland story started the same day the park opened, on July 17, 1955. No, he wasn’t one of the first cast members. He was a second grader at a local school in Anaheim. His class and many others were invited to the park for opening day. So they boarded buses and were off […]

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Bill Reyes, an aficionado, digitally recreated the music heard in the heaven caverns room inside the Calico Mine Train Ride at Knott's Berry Farm.
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Music, trains, and theme parks are passions of Bill Reyes, and he’s found a way to work all three into his life. Unusually enough, it began when Bill’s dad learned his young son preferred music to sports—and rather than lose heart at not having a future athlete in the family, he encouraged Bill’s love of […]

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Tim Strauch II on his first day as a Disneyland character. Here he is dressed as Br'er Fox. Used by permission.
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Some teachers in school are real characters. In Tim Strauch II’s case, he was one—a Disneyland character that is. Actually Tim, 44, played several Disneyland characters during his time as a Cast Member in the Entertainment Department from November 1996 to January 2001, including Pluto, Buzz Lightyear, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, Eeyore, Rafiki, Geppetto, […]

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Scott Zone, the official archivist of the Disney family home movies, stands in front of a bench from Griffith Park at Disneyland.
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If you’re a fan of the Walt Disney Family Museum and all the great videos featuring Walt Disney and his family on display there, then you have Scott Zone to thank for how great they look—and it all started in 1995. At that time, Scott was working at Orion as a colorist in video post-production […]

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John Waite once worked as a Jungle Cruise skipper at Disneyland. This photo was taken in 1958.
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“I have always loved amusement parks,” John Waite told me. It’s a love affair that started when he was a kid growing up in Cleveland and stuck with him while studying theater at nearby Allegheny College—so much so that he worked at Euclid Beach Park (an amusement park on the southern shore of Lake Erie […]

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susan eades
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It’s both a privilege and an honor. It’s both hard and frustrating. It’s both sad and touching. It is all of these and more when dealing with watching someone you have known for more than your life go through the debilitating decline of their health in their advanced years. Not everyone has to deal with […]

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knottssoakcity1
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The tide is in at Knott’s Soak City for the summer 2014 season. The 13-acre waterpark will open for the 2014 summer season on weekends beginning Saturday, May 17th and every day starting Memorial Day weekend. This season there will be a new feature at the waterpark. First up is a new complimentary Yoga class […]

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