• DbM Scuttlebutt – The Return of Scrooge McDuck

    ABC Studios has ordered a script for a show based on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad ride at Disneyland. The adventure-drama could air as early as next fall. My only question is… Why? Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow has started “limited’ soft openings. This walk-through experience is located in Soundstage 4 at Disney’s […]

  • Exclusive: Casey Jr. Assembly Photos

    This is the construction fence for Storybook Circus in the Magic Kingdon’s New Fantasyland. You can see the incomplete circus tent and several forklifts and man-lifts. The following photos show Casey Jr. Train being assembled at the new circus-themed water play area called “Casey Jr. Splash ‘n’ Soak Station.”  The blue “Camels” car is in the […]

  • Attractions
    Casey Jr. Circus Train

    A fun ride on the magical Casey Jr. Train at Disneyland shot November 22, 2011. I always sit in the front or the back. Never-ever in the wild animal cages! Now here is some real trivia for you. Do you know what the name of the mountain is that Casey has to climb? Here is […]

  • Disneyland Railroad Poster

    This very cool and historical, two-sided Disneyland Train poster was produced by the San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum. “The Disneyland Railroad Digest” is an overview of Disneyland railroad history. It features classic train images that highlight every railroad that has ever been a guest attraction in the park. The flip side of the poster, “Walt […]

  • Casey Jr.

    This is one of my favorite photos of Casey Jr.   He is looking at you and wearing a big smile.  Now that’s one happy locomotive! Did you know that there are two trains? One is number 7 and our friend above is number 9. The Dragon’s mouth on the Calliope behind Casey looks rather silly with […]

  • Disney Calliopes

      This is the famous Dragon Calliope, a horse-drawn musical instrument that Walt purchased from the Bradley and Kaye Amusement Park to use in the Mickey Mouse Club Circus Parade at Disneyland in the 1955. The 1907 20-whistle steam calliope also was featured in the 1960 film “Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with a Circus” that starred […]