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.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Disneyana Fan Club Board of Directors Meeting To Be Held Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Disneyana Fan Club's Board of Directors will have a meeting on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 10AM at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Anaheim, California. The meeting room is to be announced soon. The meeting is open to all Disneyana Fan Club members, either in person or by Skype teleconference.

Members interested in attending electronically should contact President Gary Schaengold, at gary@disneyanafanclub.org.

The agenda for the meeting will be posted a few weeks before the meeting.

CEL-EBRATION by the Jersey Shore Chapter

The Jersey Shore Chapter of Disneyana Fan Club owns an animation art gallery called "CEL-EBRATION". They currently have a show featuring the art of Toy Story 3. They also have an upcoming book signing on October 2, 2010 by renown Disney author John Canemaker.

Please visit www.cel-ebration.com for more details about CEL-EBRATION.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Carolwood Foundation Offers Fall Rail Trip

Hello everyone,

Our friends at the Carolwood Foundation are putting on a rail trip this October that includes some very special and very unusual events that may appeal to some of you, so we thought we'd pass this along. Hope to see some of you there!

Paul Schnebelen
Editor, Fantasyline Express


"Together Again" - Fall 2010 Carolwood Foundation rail trip

The Carolwood Foundation is excited to announce the Fall 2010 Rail Trip on October 30 and 31. This excursion will feature some of the elements that made our Spring 2010 event wildly successful -- outstanding guest speakers, tantalizing cuisine, excellent company, all aboard beautifully restored private railcars. But what will make this trip a once-in-a-lifetime experience is a chance for our guests to actually ride aboard the original Santa Fe & Disneyland Railroad's combine coach!

By special arrangement with the Pacific Coast Railroad, we will reunite the combine with the other passenger cars of the fabled "Retlaw 1" consist. This is something that has not happened in over 35 years, and there are no guarantees that it will ever happen again after the combine moves to its permanent home by Walt Disney's Carolwood Barn in Griffith Park. The combine has not carried passengers since 1974, so this event presents a very rare opportunity to ride aboard what Walt himself proclaimed to be his favorite part of the SF&D railroad.

A first for this trip is that we will have two separate Amtrak trains pulling private cars to San Luis Obispo. The domed observation car Silver Lariat will originate in Oakland and includes presentations by Disney Legend Floyd Norman and Pixar story artist and voice talent Jeff Pidgeon. The Silver Splendor, the domed car from our Spring trip, will depart Los Angeles and features talks by Walt Disney Imagineering SVP Tony Baxter and WDI Principal Concept Designer Ray Cadd. Whichever train you chose, you'll start your journey Saturday morning, enjoy lunch on board and arrive in San Luis Obispo that afternoon.

You'll have Saturday afternoon free to explore charming "SLO" and enjoy dinner on your own at one of their quaint restaurants. That evening, all four of our guest speakers will participate in a panel session entitled, "Story is King: the Magic of Disney Storytelling". This event also includes the screening of rare Disney shows and the live auction of some wonderful treasures. With Halloween the next day, we may experience a few "spirited" surprises as well.

Sunday morning, busses will take guests out to the storied 1775 Santa Margarita Ranch for rides aboard the Pacific Coast Railroad behind an authentic steam engine. Be sure to bring your camera to record this historic event! We'll enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch before boarding the busses for the trip to the SLO Amtrak station and the journey home, including dinner aboard the coaches.

As another first, we are able to offer a very limited number of seats aboard the famed Scottish Thistle, a meticulously restored business car built for the senior executives of the Canadian National Railway. With seating for just 16 passengers and the services of a private chef, a journey aboard the Thistle is an elegant, intimate experience. Also departing from Los Angeles, guests on this "rail yacht" will enjoy quality time with Tony and Ray, one speaker each direction.

Due to the popularity of our last trip and the truly historic running of the SF&D combine, we expect this trip to sell out very quickly! The price for this amazing weekend is just $575 for passage aboard the Silver Lariat or Silver Splendor, and $875 for the Scottish Thistle. A 50% deposit is required by September 24, but we encourage you to make your reservation right away because the tickets will not last long.

To book your trip, please send an email to railtrip@carolwood.org. Please indicate if you want to ride on the Silver Splendor out of Los Angeles, the Silver Lariat out of Oakland, drive yourself to SLO or book passage aboard the Scottish Thistle, also out of Los Angeles. We'll respond with a message confirming your reservation, ask you for special requests and contact information, and provide instructions for payment. We gladly accept credit cards, Pay Pal or checks. Because we expect this event to quickly sell out, we'll take reservations on a "first-come, first-served" basis from mail sent to railtrip@carolwood.org.

For your stay on the night of October 30, we've arranged a special discount rate of $139 at our headquarters hotel, the SLO Embassy Suites. Please mention "Carolwood" when making your reservation to obtain this rate. You can reach the Embassy Suites at 1-805-549-0800.

We hope that you'll want to be a witness to Disney history and join us for what promises to be an amazing weekend. Please remember, the Carolwood Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization and all proceeds from this trip will help build a brand new home for the Retlaw 1 combine next to Walt's Barn.

We look forward to seeing you on board!

P.S. We understand that some of you might want to be home for Halloween and it is not likely that our trains will return early enough on Sunday night for Trick-or-Treating. We regret that we were unable to find another date this year that would work for all of our speakers and venues.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Holiday Extravaganza at Walt Disney World in December!

This year's Holiday Extravaganza will be held December 9 - 12, 2010 at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The cost will be $125 per person. Event details will be announced approximately September 1, 2010 and registration should also be available the first week of September.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Buzz Price Passes Away at 89

Buzz Price has passed away at 89. His many years of work with the Walt Disney Company was recounted in his book, " Walt's Revolution! By the Numbers". Not only was he a Disney Legend, but also an NFFC Legend and was a good friend to our club. He will be sorely missed!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Newest Edition of FLEX Now on Website

Hello everyone,

Well, it's a bit late, but it's finally here! The June/July edition of the Fantasyline Express is now available in the "Members" section of our Club website, disneyanafanclub.org. The latest issue of the FLEX features the following articles:

* Leonard Maltin Receives First Disneyana Fan Club Heritage Award
* Dave Smith's Disneyana Memories
* Roy E. Disney Animation Building Dedication and D23 Event
* New Hall of Presidents at Magic Kingdom

To access this issue and past issues of the FLEX online, you must be registered and confirmed as a member at www.disneyanafanclub.org. Once you're looged in to the website, click on the "Members" tab, then select the "Fantsyline-Express" link, and links to the current and archive issues will appear at the bottom of the page.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact me at editor@disneyanafanclub.org. Thanks, and I hope you enjoy the latest issue of the FLEX!

Paul Schnebelen
Editor-in-Chief, DFC Fantasyline Express

Sunday, August 1, 2010

KOCE TV Lead Story on Ryman Arts Bruch Coming Soon!

Hi Disneyana Dispatch readers!

Our video interview with Marty Sklar, Margaret "Tinkerbell" Kerry, animator Tom Sito, Broadway star Michael Leon Wooley, and Executive Director of Ryman Arts Diane Brigham will be ready for viewing shortly on this blog. It will also be on our new YouTube channel!

Thank you for visiting the Disneyana Dispatch!

- Scarlett