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When episodes of “The Mickey Mouse Club“ were repackaged for syndication, a new head Mouseketeer held court from the Main Street Opera House at Disneyland in 1963.
For a year, Ginny Tyler hosted new segments of the television show that were woven around the old. As she took viewers behind the scenes of the theme park, more than one noted her resemblance to original Mouseketeer Annette Funicello.
As one of the “Disneyland Storytellers,” Tyler had already narrated such records as ”Bambi“ and “Babes in Toyland” and would become known for voicing animal characters. In one better-known role, she gave voice to Polynesia the Parrot, who helps teach Rex Harrison to talk to the animals in the 1967 film “Dr. Dolittle.”
Tyler died July 13 of natural causes at a nursing home in Issaquah, Wash., said her son, Ty Fenton. She was 86.
The Disney Wonder sets sail for the first time from the Port of Seattle today taking cruisers on the first of 14 seven-night Alaskan itineraries. To celebrate the inaugural call on Seattle, Captain Thord Haugen and his shipboard officers hosted local port officials and community leaders aboard the vessel for a plaque exchange ceremony, which is maritime tradition.
“The Pacific Northwest is a favorite destination for our guests and we are excited to be here,” said Disney Cruise Line Captain Thord Haugen. “Our guests can’t wait to experience the breathtaking beauty this region is known for, from spectacular glaciers to snow-capped mountains to a wide variety of wildlife.”
The Alaskan itinerary for the 2,700-passenger Disney Wonder includes stops in Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, Alaska, and Victoria, British Columbia. In September, the ship heads back to Los Angeles, Calif. to sail seven-night itineraries to the Mexican Riviera in the fall. At the end of the year, the Disney Wonder will reposition to Miami, marking the first time a Disney Cruise Line ship will sail out of Southern Florida.
- Set Sail for New Adventures with Disney Cruise Line’s Summer Itineraries (chipandco.com)
- Disney Cruise Line Embarks on New Itineraries and New Ports in 2012 (chipandco.com)
Great News! Disney’s Aladdin will be making it’s way to a stage near you. Sources report that the on stage adaptation of the popular Disney musical Aladdin is dancing it’s way to Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre, according to the Seattle Times.
The show hopes to be running by summer 2011, replacing a planned production of Oklahoma!, which has been postponed to the 2011-2012 season.’s
No casting or creative team members have been announced as of yet.
What do you think. Will they be able to pull it off?
What Disney Movies would you like to see be made into an on Stage Performance? Let us know in the comment section below.
- Disney Junior – Live on Stage! Set for Spring Debut at Walt Disney World Resort (chipandco.com)
- Tickets on sale for Disney Live! Mickey’s Magic Show at UCF Arena (blogs.orlandosentinel.com)
Mickey Mouse and runDisney officials honor Sarah White, 16, of Seattle, WA, for her sportsmanship in giving her Mickey Medal from the 2010 Disneyland Half Marathon to a 76-year-old fellow runner.
A school-wide pep rally will be the backdrop when Disney presents the teen with a Mickey-themed race medal to replace the one she gave to Shirley Rackner of Portland, OR, who was injured in a fall just a half mile from the finish line. Rackner was unable to complete the Labor Day weekend race in Anaheim, CA to collect her medal. Rackner had surgery to attach a metal plate to her wrist and continues to recover.