Disneyana Fan Club Channel

This is our Official Disneyana Fan Club Web Channel. Here are videos of interest to Disneyana Fan Club Members. Some videos are from our past DisneyanaMania Conventions.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Marvelous Mechanized Magic Kingdom Event - Disneyland Hotel- Sept. 18, 2010

Webmaster note: the following event is not a Disneyana Fan Club Event, but our friends over at The 1313 Club.com are holding a fantastic event and we know that our Club Members and Website Visitors will certainly want to know about! I bought my ticket already! Enjoy! - David

For Immediate Release

Marvelous Mechanized Magic Kingdom

A Once-in-a-lifetime event will celebrate animatronics mechanical magic, from the shores of the jungle cruise to monorail beams, pirate ships, and beyond!

This September 18th, 2010 we’ll celebrate 55 years of magic through the marvelous mechanical story of animatronics at The Disneyland Resort.

Just announced: Actor, magician, singer; Neil Patrick Harris will join the stellar line-up as host of the event. Prominent roles of his career include the title role in Doogie Howser, M.D., as well as the womanizing Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother. He has also hosted the 63rd Tony Awards and the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards.

Disney Legends and Imagineers will be on hand to share rare images, video, authentic props, animatronics and the following special presentations:

Crossbones, Tombstones, and Singing Dolls –

The Animatronics Extravaganza

Disney Legends Alice Davis and X Atencio
take us through the adventurous worlds of the Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean, to the gentle musical environment of “it’s a small world”. .

It All Started With a Magical Business Plan – Pixie Dust Marketing

“Honorary Mayor” of Disneyland, Jack Lindquist
, shares his experiences of when he was Disneyland’s President. Milt Albright, the man who created Grad Nites at Disneyland, tells stories about marketing magic.

From Paper to Life –

Giving Movement and Voice to Animated Characters

Disney Legend Kathryn Beaumont
discusses what it takes to voice the classic character, Alice, from Alice in Wonderland. Animator Floyd Norman shares his journey as a Disney animator from enchanted forests and “Lightyears” beyond.

Rides, Roads and Roars – From Monorails and Flying Saucers to the Roars of Dinosaurs and King Kong!

Disney Legend Bob Gurr
has helped move many a happy theme park guest aboard vehicles and conveyances of his own design. He continued his amazing work by creating a vast array of fantastical beasts including King Kong and dinosaurs for Jurassic Park. Bob will regale the audience with humorous stories encountered along the way during his illustrious career.

MAPO Magic – The History of Animatronics

It is said that Rick Berryman has created more animatronics figures for Disney than any other individual. Joining him with the history of animatronics, two of today’s most talentedImagineers, Larry Nikolai and Ethan Reed give a presentation rarely seen outside Walt Disney Imagineering. Adding to the rich history of animatronics at Disneyland, Imagineer Josh Shipley will share his experience in bringing back the classic, “Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln”.

It’s Alive! - The Art and Science of Animatronics Programming

Darrin Hughes
shows a rare demonstration of how these amazing mechanical wonders are programmed for lifelike motion.

The Next Generation – Advancements in Animatronics From Chuck E. Cheese to Dragons and Beyond! At 16 Garner Holt founded what would become the largest animatronics design and manufacturing company, Garner Holt Productions. He shares his fascinating story and premieres future advancements in the industry.

Special entertainment includes performances by Disneyland Resort entertainers and the Can Can girls from the Golden Horseshoe Revue!

For more information: http://www.the1313club.com/Events.html


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Foot Rally Winners Announced!

Seven teams participated this year in annual Foot Rally on the occasion of Disneyland's birthday. This year's rally was entitled "17 on the 17th" which consisted of a few questions from each themed area of the park plus a bonus question.

Everyone did really well in answering the questions. It was almost a tie, but just one team had an absolutely perfectly scored entry: The Three Caballeros, comprised of Bob Welbaum, Ron Aubry, and Edith Kozberg. Congratulations! The winning team will be sent a really cool prize.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Disneyana Fan Club's "Chapters Showcase" Has Launched

Last week at Convention, we announced a new blog where all Disneyana Fan Club Chapters could post information to share with other Chapters and with the world.

Well, that new blog has arrived! Check out the Chapters Showcase!

The url for the new blog is: http://chaptersshowcase.blogspot.com

Disneyana Fan Club's Ryman Arts Bruch Featured on KOCE TV Real Orange Show!

Watch KOCE TV Real Orange Show (Orange County, California) lead story tomorrow Friday the 23rd at 8:00 am, Monday the 26th at 6:30pm and 11:00 pm, Tuesday the 27th at 8:00 am to see segments from the Disneyana Fan Club Convention's Ryman Arts Brunch!!!! with Disney Imagineering Marty Sklar, Broadway's Michael Leon Wooley, Marga...ret " Tinker Bell" Kerry, Animator Tom Sito and Diane Brigham, Executive Director of Ryman Arts.....

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Disney Legend Bill Farmer Interview by Orange County Register Features Footage at Disneyana Fan Club Convention

The above video interview of voice of Goofy and Disney Legend Bill Farmer features footage of Bill speaking at our annual 2010 Disneyana Fan Club Convention. The convention was held in Garden Grove, California at the Crowne Plaza Resort. Check it out!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Update on Club Member Status For Recent Applicants


Today we were able to work through a backlog of folks who are Members of Disneyana Fan Club who had become Registered Guests on the website. All of the folks who had registered on DisneyanaFanClub.org as of 6PM PST on Wednesday 7/14/10 who had paid memberships have now been granted Club Member privileges on the website!

If you have any questions about registering on the new Website, please read the previous posts. If you still have questions, please email me at: webmaster@disneyanafanclub.org.

Thank you.

- David Ransom, Webmaster, Disneyana Fan Club

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

NFFC.org Website Now Redirects To DisneyanaFanClub.org

Our old website, nffc.org, is now properly redirecting to DisneyanaFanClub.org, after a few days of not working properly. We apologize for any confusion that this may have caused!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Breaking News from Disneyana Fan Club

BREAKING NEWS!!!!! The Dixieland Band "The Strawhatters" from Disneyland will be playing at the Princess and the Frog Mardi Gras Party for the NFFC/Disneyana Fan Club!!!!!

A Few Notes About Registration From The Webmaster

Hello Everyone.

I'm receiving a few questions about Registration so I want to clarify things.

If you are a Member of NFFC/Disneyana Fan Club, we ask that you enter as much information as possible about your Membership. If you don't know your Member number, it's OK- we will still be able to look you up and grant Club Member privileges to you after you have registered.

The login ID and the Password that you create will be used whenever you log in to the website. You must log in to have Club Member privileges (such as looking at the copies of FantasyLine Express).

Your Club Member status is being granted manually (while we check on the status of your membership against our records), so it might take a day or two after you register to be able to have access to the Club Member exclusive area.

Guests may also register on the Website as new Members of Disneyana Fan Club (and pay for their membership)- this is for people who are not currently members of Disneyana Fan Club but wish to join.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to email me at: webmaster@disneyanafanclub.org

Thank you.

David Ransom, Webmaster, Disneyana Fan Club.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Setting Up A Member Registration

Hello again everyone,

In the last couple of days since the new website went live, I've gotten questions from current members as to how they can get full access to everything on the site. Just in case you have the same question, here's a quick and easy guide to how to set up your member account.

First off, to set up a member account, you'll need to register on the website. On the right side of the home page at disneyanafanclub.org, you'll see the "User Log On" boxes; underneath those boxes, click on the "Create New Account" link. Once you're there, choose a user name and enter your e-mail address, then fill out the profile. Be sure to choose "Yes" on the question and enter your NFFC member ID number on the profile; if you're like me and never remember your member number, it's on your membership card. Complete the verification at the bottom of the page and click on "Create New Account".

You'll be sent an e-mail to the account you provided to the website. Follow the instructions in the e-mail and you should be registered on disneyanafanclub.org. Remember how you provided your member information when you completed your profile?
That information will be passed on to our website/membership team, and as soon as we confirm your information, you should receive an e-mail from the Club letting you know that your membership's been confirmed and that you can access the member-only portions of the website. That's all there is to it! When you return to the home page and log in, you should be able to access the member-exclusive items on the site, including my favorite part, the current and archived issues of the FLEX. (Admittedly, I'm a little biased.)

If you go through registration and still encounter problems or if you follow the steps listed and you don't receive a response within a couple of days, please contact us at info@disneyanafanclub.org and we'll look into what's happening. Before you contact us, be sure to check your "Spam" folder on your e-mail account - the confirmation notice may have gone there; if it did, be sure to add the e-mail address on the letter to your approved senders list or select the "not spam" option, whichever your e-mail program uses.

Anyway, I hope that helps! If not, we're here to help - please contact us and we'll do our best to get any problems resolved. Thanks, and we hope you enjoy the new website!

Paul Schnebelen
Disneyana Fan Club Fantasyline Express

Saturday, July 10, 2010

New Website and the Online FLEX

Hello everyone,

It's great to be blogging you from our new online home! We have some exciting things happening - the new website, this new version of the Disneyana Dispatch, and of course, our upcoming DisneyanaMania Convention - but I want to take a moment to talk about online access to the Fantasyline Express.

I want to thank everyone for their patience over the past few months as we've dealt with some issues in the production and online posting of the FLEX. Now that disneyanafanclub.org has gone live, all of you folks who elected to receive the FLEX online will have easy access to the current and past issues of the newsletter as registered as a club member on the website.

If you're already registered as a member on disneyanafanclub.org, just log in and then click on the "Fantasyline-Express" link under the "Members" tab, then scroll down the page page the FLEX logo; you'll see a list of all available issues. Click on the title of the issue you'd like to see and you'll be taken to the web page for that issue; once you're there, click on the title highlighted in blue and you'll automatically download the issue.

Club members will have access to the most recent issue (currently April/May; the next issue, June/July, will be coming soon) and all back issues of the FLEX through August 2007. We'll be adding more back issues as soon as we can, and we'll notify you by e-mail, on the Disneyana Fan Club page on Facebook, and here in the Disneyana Dispatch when a new issue or additional back issues have been posted.

If you haven't registered yet on disneyanafanclub.org, please do! It's a quick, two-step process, and once you're registered and we've confirmed your membership, you'll have access to all sorts of great information. If you're having a little trouble getting registered as a member, we'll be posting instructions on how to register here in the Dispatch shortly.

If you have any questions, please e-mail me at editor@disneyanafanclub.org. I'll talk to you again soon!

Paul Schnebelen
Disneyana Fan Club Fantasyline Express

Friday, July 9, 2010

Follow Us On Twitter!

Disneyana Fan Club is now on Twitter! It's easy to follow us- just sign into Twitter and do a search for "Disneyana D", or go to www.twitter.com/DisneyanaD. Click on "Follow", and you'll get updates from The Disneyana Dispatch blog and other tweets about the Club! And by going to our Twitter account and looking at the messages that we receive from the Twitter accounts that we follow, you will learn a lot about Disney- past, present and future!

DisneyMania Convention Calendar Available at DisneyanaFanClub.org

Hey Gang!

The DisneyanaMania Convention Schedule for 2010 is now downloadable onto your iCal program, at disneyanafanclub.org (just see the Calendar at the bottom of the home page. There's a little Calendar icon underneath it- click that). I just finished adjusting the times for the events to reflect Pacific Standard Time (for those planning to attend the Convention!)

Thank you.

- David Ransom, Webmaster

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Welcome to DisneyanaFanClub.org!

To all NFFC/Disneyana Fan Club Members , Former NFFC/DFC Club Members, and Disneyana Fans Everywhere:

Welcome! DisneyanaFanClub.org, our brand-new website, is now officially launched and open for visitors! We are excited about our new Website and about Disneyana Fan Club! On our new website, you can now register for Disneyana Fan Club Membership (and pay with credit card with our Pay Pal checkout)! Club Members can now view 22 past issues of the FantasyLine Express (our exclusive color publication). Club Members have exclusive viewing privileges to the Disneyana Fan Club’s By-Laws and the latest Financial Report.

I encourage everyone to go to www.disneyanafanclub.org , and register! It’s free to register on the website, and Registered Guests can see and do more than Non-Registered Guests.

All Registered Guests to DisneyanaFanClub.org can enjoy our Legends Profiles under the “Legacy” tab. Our Club has honored over 100 Disney Legends over the years!

Additionally, Registered Guests can check out the “Chapters” tab, where they can locate and contact any number of local NFFC/Disneyana Fan Club Chapters in the U.S. and in other countries.

Our new website now directly connects to our Club’s Facebook account, our newly-designed blog, “The Disneyana Dispatch” (which I want everyone to subscribe to and comment on), and to our new Forums. Coming soon: a connection to our YouTube channel! And, don’t forget to subscribe to “Disneyana D” on Twitter!

This website reminds me of what Walt Disney said about Disneyland, that “it will never be completed as long as there is imagination left in the world.” I think that this site will grow as long as there is imagination left in our Club and in our Club Members!

Please note that with this new website launch, we will immediately be closing our old website at nffc.org. However, anyone who goes to that web address will be automatically routed to DisneyanaFanClub.org.

So, enjoy DisneyanaFanClub.org! It’s your new website! If you have any ideas of how we can improve anything on the website or any new ideas, please feel free to contact me!


David Ransom
Disneyana Fan Club

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Exclusive Pins from Disney Employee Center On Sale at NFFC-Disneyana Fan Club's All-Disneyana Show and Sale on July 18th, 2010

The NFFC-Disneyana Fan Club is pleased to announce that there will be exclusive pins from the Disney Employee Center on sale at our All Disneyana Show and Sale on Sunday, July 18th, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Garden Grove, California. The show will also feature pins and merchandise from Walt Disney Imagineering.

Our All-Disneyana Show and Sale is the place to go to find almost everything imaginable that's Disney- you have to see it to believe it! So come down to the Crowne Plaza Resort on Sunday, July 18th! We hope to see you there!