Those casts seem to stem from a bad attempt at skiing down Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – not the brightest crayons in the box now, are they? Even Melvin the Moose looks a little confused by the situation.
Look below for more posts about the Country Bear Jamboree:
Check out this photo that was taken at Walt Disney World Resort in 1973. Looks like Goofy and Pluto are enjoying a day of fishing on their houseboat, while Captain Hook’s pirate ship sinks nearby. But never you mind – look far in the background. Is that Smee catching some big air on a jetski?
What other crazy sights might we see on the lake today? You tell us. Go ahead and “Caption This”!
See more from the “Caption This” series in the posts below:
You probably already know that “A Salute to the Golden Horseshoe Revue,” now running as a part of “Limited Time Magic” at Disneyland park, is a tribute to a special piece of Disneyland history. But for some in the cast and crew, it is a continuation of personal and family legacies that began more than 57 years ago. In the video below, we’re pleased to introduce you to Deedee Bozikis, former can can dancer in the original “Golden Horseshoe Revue” and now assistant stage manager at “A Salute to the Golden Horseshoe Revue.” You’ll also meet Tobi Longo, who was a dancer in the “Golden Horseshoe Jamboree” and whose mother was one of the original can can dancers in the classic show. Tobi is now the choreographer for “A Salute to the Golden Horseshoe Revue.” I hope you enjoy hearing their stories as much as I do!
As Walt Disney Imagineering celebrates 60 years of storytelling, creativity and innovation, I can’t help but think about the extraordinary contributions of Marty Sklar. He began his Disney career in Public Relations, one month before Disneyland park opened. Marty created the Disneyland News and went on to write most of the marketing materials for Disneyland as well as the annual report and personal correspondences for Walt Disney.
Jim Cora, the former chairman of Disneyland International, called Marty the “keeper of the keys, the conscience, the Jiminy Cricket for the organization.” Marty learned the “Disney way” from Walt himself and mentored many cast members in those traditions.
After 54 years with the company, Marty retired on July 17, 2009, the 54th anniversary of Disneyland park. He received his window on Main Street, U.S.A., that same day. Located at City Hall, Marty’s window is a tribute to his inspirational leadership, design instincts and creative philosophies. Etched on his window is the Latin phrase, “Id Somniate. ld Facite” which means “Dream It. Do It.” and is intended to inspire the dreamers and doers of the future.
Marty has also been honored with windows on Main Street in Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland and Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort.
With Disneyland park guests now enjoying “A Salute to the Golden Horseshoe Revue” as part of “Limited Time Magic,” I thought it would be a good time to take a look back with one of the people who brought the original “Golden Horseshoe Revue” to life back in 1955. Miriam Nelson was the choreographer of the original show, as well as other historic Disneyland moments like the opening day celebration on July 17, 1955. Miriam staged dances and performances throughout the park on opening day, which included an appearance by “Davy Crockett” stars Fess Parker and Buddy Ebsen, and the character-filled opening of Fantasyland.
Dubbed the most magical 26.2 miles on Earth, the race wound through all three Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks at the time.
The route isn’t the only thing that has changed over the years. The finisher’s medal also has evolved. Below is a look at the very first Mickey medal awarded to runners as they crossed the finish line at the inaugural running of the marathon took place on January 16, 1994.
The Walt Disney World Marathon continues to be the only marathon where you have a pretty good chance of seeing this guy rooting you on while you run; you just might recognize him.