Opening the Matterhorn Bobsleds

Story and photos by Ken Conner It was 1957. The Cold War was lingering on. In October, Russia had startled the world with Sputnik. Yet, there was upbeat news about a new place out in California touting itself as “The Happiest Place on Earth.” I learned more about it from a college friend, Keith Kittle, […]

Read more September 29th, 2021

Helping Caterina’s Club

Caterina’s Club was the beneficiary multiple ways from The Disneyland Alumni Club. During the Alumni Club’s recent reunion dinner, held on July 31st, members brought donations of pasta and sauce, with the pasta weighing in at more than 500 pounds, and the sauce more than 100 pounds for Caterina’s Club to use in their mission […]

Read more September 18th, 2021

Return to Disney California Adventure

This past week, your editor returned to the Disneyland Resort so he could pay a visit to Disney California Adventure for the first time in 19 months. The park was all set to host the Oogie Boogie Bash, Disney’s version of a Halloween private party.

Read more September 17th, 2021

Return to Disneyland

Your editor finally paid a visit to Disneyland for the first time since February 2020 on Wednesday this past week. He bought the Dream Pass, which allows him, pending reservation availability, to enter the parks any day and includes parking. Okay, first tip. Do a screen grab (photo) of your pass which is on the […]

Read more September 11th, 2021

Helping the Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach

See those folks dressed in blue? They are the volunteers from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach who helped our club out at the 65th + 1 Gala Reunion Dinner Saturday night, July 31, 2021. They were there to help The Disneyland Alumni Club’s volunteers with the smooth running of the dinner which […]

Read more August 30th, 2021

Our Guests at the Gala Dinner

Nearly 190 guests attended the Disneyland Alumni Club’s Gala 65th +1 Dinner on July 31, 2021 at the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel. Check out all the photos to see nearly all our guests at their tables. (Photos of guests at tables taken by Dansen Lipock.)

Read more August 17th, 2021

Members and Guests at the Gala Dinner

Our dinner was attended by nearly 190 members and guests, and we tried to keep taking photos of as many of them as we could. If you go through the slide show, maybe you can spot yourselves. Enjoy!

Read more August 16th, 2021

Arrival and Cocktail Hour at the Gala

As the time to start neared, Alumni and their guests started arriving at the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel for the 65th + 1 Gala Celebration Reunion Dinner. Check out the action in the slide show.

Read more August 12th, 2021

Getting ready for the Gala Dinner

Putting on a Gala Dinner for the Disneyland Alumni Club took quite a bit of work on the part of the directors and managers of the club. They got together the afternoon and evening of July 30, 2021, Friday, to start working on the preparations at the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel for Saturday’s dinner. None […]

Read more August 11th, 2021

Reflections on the Steakhouse 55 Closure

Written by Lisa Baxter Earlier this month, the Disneyland Resort shocked fans with the announcement of Steakhouse 55 permanently closing its doors. I have to admit, I may have shed a tear or two knowing I’d never step foot inside again to celebrate an anniversary or birthday or to partake in a practically perfect afternoon tea party. Sigh. Really, […]

Read more July 12th, 2021