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, January 27, 2012

Garner Holt Productions Make Generous Donation to Ryman Arts

The Disneyana Fan Club’s visit to Garner Holt Productions, a special ticketed event in conjunction with the DFC’s 2011 Disneyanamania Convention, had an especially Disneyesque happy ending. Mr. Holt graciously offered to reimburse all the visit expenses (exclusive of the transportation costs) in the form of a donation to Ryman Arts, the DFC’s primary West Coast charity.

The approximately 90-minute visit on July 12, 2011 was personally led by Mr. Holt. Afterward, there was a catered luncheon with a specially decorated cake for dessert. Also attending the luncheon were five former Disney Imagineers; they are now employed by Garner Holt and were happy to answer questions.

In an informal ceremony at the DFC’s Show and Sale on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at the Crowne Plaza Resort Hotel in Garden Grove, CA, Mr. Holt fulfilled his promise by presenting a check for $1316 to Michelle Lee, Development and Communications Manager at Ryman Arts.

Garner Holt Productions is a world leader in creating animatronics, show actions systems, interactive exhibits, and special effects for entertainment companies and theme parks around the globe. (www.garnerholt.com) The Walt Disney Company is a major client.

Ryman Arts continues the work of legendary artist Herbert Dickens Ryman (1910-1989). Herb Ryman is best known for drawing the original concept for Disneyland for Walt Disney in 1954. Herb strongly believed in supporting young artists and teaching them the fundamentals of drawing. Ryman Arts supports his legacy of artistic accomplishment with a program that is completely free, with participants selected solely on the basis of ability and commitment. The program has become highly competitive and has graduated more than 2500 students. (www.ryman.org) The Disneyana Fan Club is proud to support Ryman Arts as one of its favored charities.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Special Announcement Regarding the "Voice of Goofy" - Bill Farmer

We have been asked to forward this special message from Jenn Farmer, wife of Bill Farmer, to all Disney fans and especially fans of Goofy and Pluto:

This coming Monday, January 23, 2012 marks the 25 year Anniversary of Bill Farmer as the official voices of Goofy and Pluto for the Walt Disney Company. He is so very proud of his career with Disney and all of the accompanying adventures, joy and happiness that has gone along with that. I thought you'd like to know in case you'd like to send him a greeting, a note, pie in the face or singing telegram of congratulations. It's a very exciting day indeed and I know you'd like to be in on it!

With much love and gratitude,

Jenn Farmer

You can leave messages for Bill Farmer on his Facebook page, or any of the above methods suggested in Jenn's note above!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Mickey's of Glendale To Offer Exclusive Merchandise at Show and Sale on Sunday, January 15, 2012

Mickey's of Glendale, the exclusive store for Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney Imagineering in Glendale, will be our All-Disneyana Show and Sale on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Garden Grove, California.

Hot Items To Know About:

Sorcerer Hats Villains #3
This exclusive on-going pin series utilizing the sorcerer hat (a symbol for Walt Disney Imagineering) as a blank canvas for creative and unique designs based on the characters and attractions found in the Disney Parks.

Star Tours The Adventure Continues Mystery Pin Collection
This new pin series includes planets featured in the new Star Tours attraction. Collect all 16!

New WDI Exclusive Pins
Make your collection complete with all new WDI-Exclusive Pins!

Mystery Pin Bags and Grab Bags

WDI Exclusive Apparel
Shirts, jackets and caps available only at Mickey's of Glendale!

The Show and Sale will be at the Crowne Plaza Resort, 12021 Harbor Blvd.in Garden Grove, CA (about a mile from Disneyland). Admission is $5 for Disneyana Fan Club Members and $6 for the General Public. Club Members can enter the event at 9AM. The General Public can enter the event at 10:30AM. The event lasts until 5PM. We hope to see you there!

Wanted- Marketing Assistant!

Wanted: Marketing Assistant

Would you like to help spread the word about the fun we have at the Disneyana Fan Club? Are you proficient with Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, online Forums)? Do you have experience with marketing to the media, fan groups and/or general public? The V.P. of Media Relations and Publicity is currently seeking a volunteer to assist in spreading the word about our club and all the fun events through the media, local venues, and social media such as websites, chat rooms and forums.
We are looking for the following qualities:

1. Loves Disney
2. Is proficient with using computers
3. Uses Facebook, Twitter or is willing to learn by teaching themselves
4. Has excellent communication skills.

This is an opportunity to help promote the longest-running Disney Fan Club (27 years) in existence. Everyone who is interested is encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send an email with your qualifications to: socialmediajob@disneyanafanclub.org.

Thank you!

Check Out Our New Show and Sale Video!

Here's a new Show and Sale video that I just created for Disneyana Fan Club:

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Join Us This Weekend For 2 Major Events This Coming Weekend at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Garden Grove, California

Disneyana Fan Club will hold 2 major events this coming weekend. We are hosting our Pin, Button and Vinylmation Trading Event and our huge All-Disneyana Show and Sale this weekend!

On Saturday, January 14, 2012, we will host our Pin, Button and Vinylmation Trading Event. This will be the first time that we have included trading of the popular Vinylmation figures. Everyone is welcome to this event, and admission is free! Please bring along some pins, buttons and Vinylmation figures to trade or simply to just show off! Meet and make friends with other Disney collectors! There will be games and fun for all! This event will start at 6pm and end at 10pm.

On Sunday, January 15, 2012, is our big All-Disneyana Show and Sale! This event is open to everyone, but Disneyana Fan Club Members will be allowed admission at 9am (an hour and a half before the General Public)! If there is something from Disney- past or present- that you have been looking for, this is one place that you might most likely find it! Club Members will pay $5 per person admission. General Admission will start at 10:30am, and will be $6 per person. People who join Disneyana Fan Club at the Event will be allowed to enter before the General Public if they complete Club Registration before 10:30am. This event will last until 5pm!

The Crowne Plaza Resort is located at 12021 Harbor Blvd., in Garden Grove, CA 92840. We hope that you can make it to one or both events!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Congratulations to Matt Brooks, Our New Assistant Webmaster!

I am pleased to announce that Matt Brooks has been accepted as our new Assistant Webmaster! We are pleased to welcome Matt to our Disneyana Fan Club website staff, and to our Disneyana Fan Club family!