July 23, 1998 |
Proud of your tattoos and bellybutton ring? Flaunt 'em among friends at Club Harness, a Wednesday-night promotion at the Tiki Room in Costa Mesa. The Tiki Room's decor adapts well to the Club Harness transformation. Black cloth draped over the lighting creates a dungeon-like atmosphere, and the cool tiki dude with glowing red eyes fits in.
May 2, 2010 |
When the last Jungle Cruise boat docks for the night and lights fade to black on Sleeping Beauty's Castle, the real work begins. At lush Pixie Hollow, gardeners don miner's headlamps as they begin uprooting stubborn weeds. On Main Street, custodians scrape chewing gum off the sidewalk. And over at Mickey's Toontown, painters sand and recoat chipped handrails. Few see it happen, except perhaps for the dozens of feral cats that emerge from their hiding places to prowl the park after hours, stalking rodents.
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July 30, 2008 |
Harriet Burns, the first woman hired to work as a designer for Walt Disney Imagineering, who helped create and build prototypes for such Disneyland attractions as Sleeping Beauty Castle and the Pirates of the Caribbean, has died. She was 79. The Santa Barbara resident died of complications from a heart condition July 25 at USC University Hospital, said her daughter, Pam Burns-Clair. Burns joined Disney Studios as a set and prop painter for the "Mickey Mouse Club" television show in 1955.
December 26, 2012 |
The theme park industry will take a deep breath in 2013 after the launch of several landmark attractions and with more groundbreaking projects on the horizon. The last few years have seen several theme park additions that have altered the industry landscape and set attendance records -- from Cars Land at Disney California Adventure to Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure. The future promises even more theme park innovation in the form of Shanghai Disneyland in China and Avatar Land at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Florida.
January 19, 2013 |
PARK CITY, Utah -- About three years ago, Randy Moore, a struggling screenwriter living in Burbank, had an out-there idea: What if he took a tiny camera and, without asking permission, began shooting a narrative movie at Disney theme parks? Moore had been visiting Disney World in Orlando, Fla., with his now-estranged father since he was a child, and he'd also begun taking his two children, then 1 and 3, to Disneyland. He thought that juxtaposing the all-American iconography of Mickey Mouse with a dark scripted tale would be cinematic gold, or at least deeply weird.
June 21, 1997
Maurice "Muzzy" Marcellino, 84, multifaceted big band musician who was a guitarist, singer, whistler, composer and director. A native of San Francisco, Marcellino began his career as a singer with Phil Harris' band. He eventually started his own orchestra and for 19 years provided the music for Art Linkletter's daytime radio and television show, "House Party." As a composer, Marcellino collaborated with Jimmy Dodd on musical numbers for Disney's original "Mickey Mouse Club."