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  • Secretary Of Veterans Affairs Won't Apologize For Disneyland Comparison

    05/24/2016 11:40:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5/24/16 | Daniel Halper
    The secretary of veterans affairs, Bob McDonald, refused to apologize for comparing VA wait times to Disneyland wait times earlier today on MSNBC. "Wait times are important but it is not the only measure of veterans experience. That's what veterans are telling us. We talked to a lot of veterans. It is important and if I were misunderstood or said the wrong thing, I am glad i have to correct it," said McDonald.
  • Hitting the bottle to cope with the kids ... : Staff reveal what it's REALLY like to work at Disney

    05/20/2016 9:36:25 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 57 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | May 19, 2016 | Caroline McGuire
    Full title: Hitting the bottle to cope with the kids and how 'have a magical day' is code for 'go f*** yourself': Staff reveal what it's REALLY like to work at Disney Working at a Disney theme park is a dream for many children, but it turns out that dressing up like a fairy tale princess isn't all that it's cracked up to be. Employees at the company's theme parks have been sharing revelations about their jobs on the anonymous confessions app Whisper and the stories range from heartwarming to heartbreaking. Among the secrets shared, staff members revealed that they...
  • Disney Discriminated Against Autistic Kids, Says Florida Civil Rights Commission

    05/17/2016 12:34:22 PM PDT · by kingu · 30 replies
    Dateline ^ | May 16, 2016 5:48pm | Dominic Patten
    EXCLUSIVE: Florida’s top civil rights agency has again found that Walt Disney Parks and Resorts discriminated against several children living with autism and their families. In five separate rulings issued May 11, the Florida Commission on Human Relations says that an “unlawful practice occurred” when “Complainant and Complainant’s son were deprived of full enjoyment of the facility.” This comes as an attorney today filed a notice of appeal in a recently tossed federal lawsuit claiming Disney discriminated against families of children with autism and other developmental disorders in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act.
  • Muslim communist theme park set for China to bolster ties with Middle East [1 John 2]

    05/14/2016 2:12:45 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 28 replies
    Russia Times ^ | 13 May 2016 | Russia Times Staff
    Imagine Disneyland with a focus on Islam and communism. That’s the plan for World Muslim City, a new billion-dollar theme park being built by the Chinese government in an effort to make the world a little smaller. Despite China's controversial treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority, who were banned from fasting during Ramadan last year, Chinese authorities are attempting to capitalize on the global Muslim market with the latest project. Women will have the option to wear traditional clothing and visitors are required to remove their shoes inside the "Golden Palace." Breaking ground last year in the small northern city...
  • Disneyland worker found dead in haunted house

    04/04/2016 10:34:50 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 63 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | April 04, 2016 | SkyNews
    Police are investigating after a member of staff at Disneyland Paris was reportedly found dead in the theme park's haunted house. The 45-year-old technician is thought to have been electrocuted in the Phantom Manor on Saturday morning between 8am and 9am, just before the park opened to the public. The employee is believed to have been working on lighting at the attraction, which was immediately closed. The ride features zombies, a ghostly dog and a skeletal bride and promises to turn visitors' stomachs with a series of "ghastly goings-on".
  • Disneyland Offers First Glimpse of Railroad, Riverfront Post-‘Star Wars’ Land

    01/11/2016 7:35:07 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    ktla ^ | 01/11/2016 | tracy bloom
    The image, created by Walt Disney Imagineering and posted to the Disney Parks blog, was provided the same day that multiple attractions at the popular Anaheim theme park were closed in preparation of the expansion project. In the design, the riverbank featured and elevated trestle on which the railroad will travel upon after its refurbishment, the blog post stated. Disneyland has not provided an opening date for "Star Wars" land. Starting Monday, the Mark Twain Riverboat, Sailing Ship Columbia, Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island, Davy Crocket Explorer Canoes and Fantastmic! - all along the Rivers of America - were...
  • Disneyland to close some attractions to build 'Star Wars' land

    12/26/2015 12:46:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/26/2015 | hugo martin
    To build the new 14-acre "Star Wars" area, the park will permanently close Big Thunder Ranch in Frontierland, Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue, Big Thunder Ranch petting zoo and Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree, starting Jan. 10. (Disneyland officials say the animals in the petting zoo have been adopted by a Southern California family that has worked with Disney animals in the past.) Nearby attractions on the Rivers of America — mainly Fantasmic, the Mark Twain Riverboat, the Sailing Ship Columbia, the Pirates Lair on Tom Sawyer Island, the Disneyland Railroad and the Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes - will close temporarily. ......
  • US blocks UK Muslim family from boarding plane to Disneyland

    12/23/2015 3:25:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    ABC 15 News ^ | 12/23/2015 | Associated Press
    British Prime Minister David Cameron will look into claims that U.S. officials prevented a British Muslim family of 11 from flying to Disneyland for a planned holiday. The issue is sensitive because U.S. Republican presidential contender Donald Trump has called for a temporary ban on Muslims visiting the U.S. due to concerns about extremist attacks. Stella Creasy, a member of the opposition Labour Party, said Wednesday that U.S. officials gave no explanation for refusing to allow her constituents to board a flight from Gatwick Airport on Dec. 15, so she wrote Cameron seeking his intervention. She said there is "growing...
  • US stops British Muslim family from boarding flight to visit Disneyland

    12/23/2015 9:02:28 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 35 replies
    guardian ^ | 12-22-2015 | Esther Addley in London and Amanda Holpuch in New York
    A British Muslim family heading for Disneyland was barred from boarding a flight to Los Angeles by US authorities at London's Gatwick airport amid concerns of an American overreaction to the perceived terrorist threat. US Department of Homeland Security officials provided no explanation for why the country refused to allow the family of 11 to board the planeeven though they had been granted travel authorization online ahead of their planned 15 December flight. Senior politicians have been drawn into the case, warning that a growing number of British Muslims are being barred from the US without being told the reason...
  • Disney raises prices on Disney World and Disneyland annual passes [tr]

    10/05/2015 1:09:44 PM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    AP and UK Daily Mail ^ | October 5, 2015 | Staff
    Walt Disney World and Disneyland have revamped their annual and season pass systems, raising prices and making changes. Disney has increased prices, with the passes including new benefits, such as free parking for annual pass holders, according to reports. The two-resort Premier Pass that includes access to both Walt Disney World and Disneyland is now selling for $1,439, up $340 from $1,099, according to Theme Park Insider.
  • Man With Loaded Firearm Arrested Outside Disneyland Park After Going Through Security

    A man with a loaded pistol was arrested outside the main entrance to Disneyland last month after another park visitor reported seeing something suspicious, Anaheim police revealed Tuesday. Just before 9 p.m. on July 9, officers assigned to the resort property received a radio call from Disneyland security regarding a report of a man with a gun, according to police spokesman Eric Trapp. Plain clothes detectives went to investigate and located a man with a handgun in the esplanade area of the resort, Trapp said. He was identified as 44-year-old Percival Aguilar Agoncillo of San Francisco.
  • VIDEO: Disneyland's first kids: These two were the first boy, girl in the gate in 1955

    07/16/2015 4:50:28 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | July 16, 2015 | Joseph Pimentel
    They were supposed to be in Mexico that day, not at the opening of some amusement park. But 7-year-old Michael Schwartner persuaded his parents to take a detour. And then his cousin Christine Vess tripped and skinned her knee. And that’s how Michael and Christine became the very first official guests in Disneyland 60 years ago this week and unexpectedly received a lifetime of privileges. That’s how they were escorted past 15,000 people, how they met Walt Disney, and how they posed with Disney for a photograph beamed around the world.
  • How theme parks like Disney World left the middle class behind

    06/14/2015 10:32:02 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 75 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 12, 2015 | Drew Harwell
    When Walt Disney World opened in an Orlando swamp in 1971, with its penny arcade and marching-band parade down Main Street U.S.A., admission for an adult cost $3.50, about as much then as three gallons of milk. Disney has raised the gate price for the Magic Kingdom 41 times since, nearly doubling it over the past decade. This year, a ticket inside the “most magical place on Earth” rocketed past $100 for the first time in history. Ballooning costs have not slowed the mouse-eared masses flooding into the world’s busiest theme park. Disney’s main attraction hosted a record 19 million...
  • About that Measles Hype

    03/03/2015 11:33:55 AM PST · by Morpheus2009 · 21 replies
    Tony Stiles ^ | February 4, 2015 | Sal Traina
    The measles "outbreak" in Disney infected 67 people. There are 97 confirmed measles cases right now. Over 40,000 people visit Disney EVERY DAY. California has a population of over 30 million people. Do you really call that an outbreak? No. Do people not yet realize how the state-run mainstream media overhypes everything? Also, take in this fact...close to 10% of those infected already had their vaccines. Since 1995, an average of 1 measles-related death per year has been reported. Let’s dive deeper into this recent "outbreak" and sort out some facts that the government's propaganda service won't report. Dr. Anne...
  • Blaming Anti-vax Parents for Mickey Mouse Measles

    02/02/2015 12:00:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 78 replies
    The New American ^ | February 2, 2015 | Rebecca Terrell
    California's measles outbreak has climbed to 91 confirmed cases, prompting a vicious attack from USA Today contributor Alex Berezow against "anti-vaxxers." He blames them for the epidemic that CDC officials say was introduced at the Disneyland theme park by a person infected with measles overseas. Berezow's knee-jerk reaction is to declare, "Parents who do not vaccinate their children should go to jail." He erroneously maintains that measles could not spread in a fully vaccinated society and discredits as "ludicrous" concerns regarding the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. Claiming there is a "mountain of data" proving otherwise, his one and only...
  • Of Herds and Harlots, Measles is Back

    01/29/2015 2:16:24 PM PST · by lifeofgrace · 18 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 1/29/15 | Steve Berman
    Come, let us reason together.  Mark Twain famously quoted British PM Benjamin Disraeli, “there are three kinds of lies:  lies, damned lies, and statistics.”  Generally, this is true, but sometimes statistics don’t lie.  In the case of measles, the statistics speak truth. The measles vaccine was developed in 1963, and combined with the mumps and rubella vaccines in 1971, known as the MMR vaccine.  Children are given the first shot between 12-15 months old, and another between 4 and 6 years old.  Thus has it been for well over 40 years.  In the 52 years since the measles vaccine as...
  • Measles outbreak with Disney park origins grows to 95 cases ( Criminal invaders & Amnesty )

    01/29/2015 8:27:37 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    kcrs tv ^ | Jan 29, 2015
    U.S. experienced record number of cases last year. A measles outbreak whose spread originated at Disneyland has grown to 95 cases. ... 79 of those in infections are in California and 52 of them can be linked directly to Disney Parks. The rest are in Michigan, Arizona, Utah, Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Nebraska and Mexico. ... The U.S. experienced a record number of measles cases last year, with 644 infections from 27 states despite being largely eliminated in 2000.
  • Measles Outbreak That Started In California Expanding

    01/23/2015 11:16:09 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 120 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | January 22, 2015 | Christie Ileto
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A health warning. The extremely contagious measles virus is back. An outbreak that started at Disneyland is starting to sweep the country.Christie Ileto has the push for children to get vaccinated.Measles was thought to have been eliminated in the U.S. 15 years ago. Now its back, targeting those who haven’t been immunized.The outbreak that started in California’s Disneyland is expanding. At least 75 cases of measles span six states.“It’s scary to think the happiest place on Earth is infected with measles,” one Disney employee said.For this Disney employee, knowing co-workers are infected is cause for concern. Measles...
  • RIVERSIDE COUNTY: 2 siblings among victims of Disneyland measles outbreak

    01/08/2015 9:52:16 PM PST · by blueplum · 35 replies
    Press-Enterprise ^ | January 7, 2015 10:19pm | JENNA CHANDLER AND BRIAN ROKOS
    At least nine people – including two unvaccinated Riverside County siblings – contracted measles after visiting Disneyland Resort in mid-December, state health officials said Wednesday. Public health officials are also investigating three additional cases of suspected measles, which is highly contagious, and a spokesman with the department said it would not be surprising to see more cases. All 12 reported visiting Disneyland or Disney California Adventure between Dec. 15 and Dec. 20. {snip} Of the nine confirmed cases linked to Disneyland, only one was vaccinated, according to the state Department of Public Health.
  • Disneyland's Flag Retreat: Semper Gunny

    09/04/2014 10:58:45 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 8 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | Sep 3 2014 | Courtney Hamilton
    Every morning and every evening since it opened in 1955, Disneyland has raised and lowered the Stars and Stripes at the flagpole on Main Street USA, per American flag etiquette. But that wasn't enough for the Happiest Place On Earth; in 2005, the park began hosting the Flag Retreat, a daily ceremony that makes George M. Cohan seem as un-American as Abbie Hoffman. There's a barbershop quartet, shout-outs to each branch of the military and sing-alongs to the Great American Patriotic Songbook. On busy Saturdays, it attracts passersby and garners a crowd of 30 or 40 people. But amidst the...
  • Disneyland Raises Ticket Prices Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

    05/19/2014 5:32:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    KTLA ^ | May 18, 2014 | Track Bloom
    Just days ahead of Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer, Disneyland on Sunday quietly raised its ticket prices and suspended new sales of one of its popular annual passes. New prices posted to theme park’s website showed that a one-day, one-park ticket to Disneyland or California Adventures will now cost visitors ages 10 and up $96, an increase of $4. A one-day park hopper pass, which grants access to both Disneyland and California Adventures, costs $150, up $13 from the previous price.
  • Disney raises park prices, suspends sales of new SoCal passes

    05/18/2014 8:35:07 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 72 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 5/18/2014 | Sarah Tully
    ANAHEIM – Disneyland Resort raised its ticket prices on Sunday, with a one-day, one-park ticket for visitors 10 and older going to $96. The $4 boost at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure is about the same as previous hikes, which usually happen about once a year. Single-day ticket prices have more than doubled since 2003. The cost for annual passes went up, too. - snip - The increase comes as the Disneyland Resort is experiencing strong growth. Since Cars Land opened as part of the Disney California Adventure makeover in June 2012, Disney has often reported record attendance during its...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 08-01-13 (Angry DUmmie goes to Disneyland!)

    08/01/2013 4:46:26 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 46 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | August 1, 2013 | DUmmie tk2kewl, DUmmies, and Charles Henrickson
    Angry DUmmie is ANGRY!!! And at The Happiest Place on Earth, no less! That's right, one of the DUmmies is at Disneyland, taking his family on vacation . . . but he's AS MAD AS HELL, and he's not going to take it anymore! What's the problem, you ask? Why, the constant, pervasive surveillance and instrusion on his family's privacy! In other words, you've got to have a photo taken to go with your pass. A small thing, you may think. But this is enough to get DUmmie tk2kewl worked up to a BOIL! He launches into a classic,...
  • He Ain't Be Gwine to Disneyland

    07/21/2013 4:07:41 PM PDT · by Noremac · 22 replies
    Blasted Fools.com ^ | 7/21/2013 | Richard Cameron
    That ‘Stand Your Ground’, wasn’t an element in the George Zimmerman murder trial - was just a trifling detail to these folks. Getting rid of SYG,is a tribute to Trayvon and don’t try to reason with ‘em - they’ve made up their closed minds. They put them to work and hatched a plan to make Florida pay for its disrespect of the brothers. The first part is put down on Orange Juice from wherever, because it symbolizes Florida??? “Whoa. Hang on,” “Let me say something. See that’s what you mean. Some of y’all ain’t been to Florida in your life...
  • Saudi Prince Fahd al-Saud Spends $20 Million In Three Days at Disneyland (graduation present)

    06/03/2013 4:16:28 PM PDT · by drewh · 29 replies
    Australian News ^ | June 03, 2013 11:27PM
    A SAUDI prince has spent 15 million euros ($A20.41 million) for three days of fun at Disneyland near Paris to celebrate his degree, the group that runs the theme park says. Prince Fahd al-Saud booked entire areas of the park between May 22 and 24 for his 60-odd guests. The festivities included tailor-made events involving "rare Disney characters", Euro Disney said.. Special security was put in place for the prince, one of the park's top customers, it added. The theme park attracted 16 million visitors last year but Euro Disney has not made any profits since it was set up...
  • Second family accuses Disneyland of racism after Donald Duck refuses to hug their son

    02/10/2013 10:17:59 AM PST · by ColdOne · 73 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2/9/13 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The second family in as little as a week has come forward with allegations that a Disneyland character snubbed them because they were black. The White family said they took their son, Ryder, to Disneyland to celebrate his birthday in December. The day was going well until Razzi White, 5, walked up to a performer in a Donald Duck costume at the park's Main Street.
  • San Diego family slaps Disneyland with charges of racism, say ‘White Rabbit’ character shunned their

    02/07/2013 7:11:42 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    NYDN ^ | Thursday, February 7, 2013 | Philip Caulfield
    • San Diego family slaps Disneyland with charges of racism, say ‘White Rabbit’ character shunned their kids because they are black Jason and Annelia Black say the costumed character ignored their children, but 'showered' affection on a white family moments later. 'It made my kids feel horrible,' Jason Black said. A San Diego family is suing Disneyland, claiming a theme park character snubbed their kids because they are black. Jason and Annelia Black of San Diego claimed an actor in a costume for the White Rabbit character from “Alice in Wonderland” ignored their two sons and their cousins, who are...
  • All About Him! Obama spends 10 minutes relecting on himself during Daniel Inouye's Funeral

    12/22/2012 4:11:57 AM PST · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    youtube ^ | december 21, 2012
    Unbelievable - During funeral for Senator Daniel Inouye, Obama diverts remembering Inouye for by speaking of himself for about 10 minutes
  • Mitt Romney visits Disneyland

    11/21/2012 11:06:53 AM PST · by Arthurio · 74 replies
    By SARAH TULLY / The Orange County Register Public figures usually go to Disneyland when they win. Not Mitt Romney. Just two weeks after losing the election, the once presidential hopeful visited the Happiest Place on Earth in Anaheim, according to reports on social media. Suzi Brown, a Disneyland Resort spokeswoman, declined to confirm that Romney was at the parks. Disney has a policy against revealing visitors' identities. Twitter users posted messages all day Tuesday about Romney sightings, sometimes with a political or humorous bent. One used the hashtag #TooDressedUpToHaveFun. “Mitt Romney is at Disneyland. I'd do the same thing...
  • Military Strategy: What are the optimal siege tactics for taking Magic Kingdom's Cinderella Castle?

    07/17/2012 7:34:08 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 40 replies
    Military Strategy: What are the optimal siege tactics for taking Magic Kingdom's Cinderella Castle? What if the Mouse House rises up as an evil totalitarianism government, enslaving the masses and dooming us all to a life of hand-stitching Pluto plushies? Something would have to be done. And one pack of folks has outlined the perfect plan of attack on Magic Kingdom's Cinderella Castle. The story originates at Quora.com as follows ... Cinderella Castle is the the worldwide-recognized icon of the Disney empire. Physical representations of it stand at the center of two Disney Parks: Walt Disney World in Florida, and...
  • Happy Birthday Disneyland

    07/17/2012 3:32:46 PM PDT · by chargers fan · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | 17 July 1955 | Walt Disney
    Today in 1955 was the opening day of Disneyland with an hour long special on ABC (attached). Ronald Reagan is one of the narrators. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuzrZET-3Ew
  • Disneyland suspicious package threat cleared; student was playing game

    03/03/2012 1:24:33 PM PST · by I Drive Too Fast · 17 replies
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (KABC) -- A suspicious package threat at Disneyland was cleared on Saturday after police deemed the item as harmless. Anaheim police said the item turned out to be a rolled-up piece of paper with some kind of message.
  • Caught On Tape: Belligerent Man Repeatedly Pepper Sprayed During Wild Fight At Disneyland

    02/20/2012 11:33:35 AM PST · by silexproctor · 17 replies
    CBS LA ^ | 2-19-2012
    As wild as the ride might be, witnesses to the fight — involving the man, patrons, security, two bellhops — got their own wild ride Saturday just after 3:30 p.m. It is not known what led to the wild melee. But at the start of the video, onlookers have already clearly had their fill of the agitated man. One woman repeatedly screams at the 50-something man, “Do you know you’re at Disneyland? There are kids here! Stop! There are kids here. Does this guy not get that?”
  • Obama to world at Disney: America's open to tourists

    01/19/2012 2:45:28 PM PST · by Harley · 22 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Jan 18, 2012 | George Bennett
    LAKE BUENA VISTA — With a symbol of this swing state's crucial tourism industry as his backdrop, President Obama today declared that "America is open for business" and announced plans to make it easier for foreign tourists to visit the U.S. and pump money into the American economy. Obama announced that his administration is taking steps to increase international tourism, including processing more visas from China and Brazil.
  • From Iraq to the Happiest Place on Earth

    01/08/2012 12:18:55 PM PST · by thecodont · 1+ views
    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-yoshino-20120108,0,4655194.column ^ | January 7, 2012, 6:31 p.m. | By Kimi Yoshino, Los Angeles Times
    The fireworks at Disneyland had ended. It was past closing time and the crowds were pouring out the gates, but we lingered. Layla Alshawi, the 63-year-old mother of our friends, didn't want to leave. She hugged a light pole, joking that we would have to drag her out. We'd spent three days at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim with my friend, Saif Alnasseri, his wife, mother and 5-year-old daughter. Like my husband, whose name is also Saif, he was an Iraqi translator I met in 2007 during my rotations in the Los Angeles Times' Baghdad bureau. A little over three...
  • 2011 Candlelight Processional (Disneyland vanity)

    12/05/2011 12:48:38 AM PST · by kingu · 12 replies
    Tonight, my wife and I attended the Candlelight Processional at Disneyland, a yearly tradition at the park that dates back to the days when Walt was still with us. Choirs from around Southern California participated, and the host was Gary Sinise. It is frustrating for my wife and I sometimes when we go to the park. The generic 'happy holidays' or 'come celebrate the holidays' or 'Believe in the magic of the holidays' are the typical Disney themes presented to guests. In fact, while we were standing in line to get seats, the nightly tree lighting happened, where the crowd...
  • Video: Sariah Gallego Joins the Dark Side (Star Wars)

    04/13/2011 3:33:03 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 7 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5mK7dzyUkM
  • Disney Unveils Hijab-Included Costume for a Muslim Intern

    09/28/2010 2:53:16 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 46 replies
    LAist ^ | Sept. 28, 2010 | Lindsey William-Ross
    Disney intern Noor Abdallah, 22, has a new specially-designed costumed that incorporates the head-covering she wears as a part of her Muslim faith, according to the AP. Abdallah had been working as a vacation planner for the Disneyland resort, but took a job in the stockroom when her head scarf, or hijab, became an issue. "Vacation planners are costumed employees, whose outfits include an optional baseball-style cap," explains the LA Times. A group intervened on behalf of the intern when they learned of her job re-assignment. Disney agreed to design a special costume for Abdallah, but said it would take...
  • Should Muslim headscarves stay backstage at Disneyland? [Letters to the editor]

    08/24/2010 3:39:19 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 55 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | Aug. 24, 2010 | Various
    The Disneyland restaurant hostess, who wants to wear her Muslim headscarf on the job after having worked at Disneyland for two years (presumably without her scarf) appears to have gained her citizenship two months ago in order to raise the profile of Muslims in the America. ...I hope Disney sticks to its guns. It’s interesting to note that apparently simultaneously with the raising of the scarf question at Disney, CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations), as stated in the Register, announced that they would be representing the hostess in her disagreement with Disney. If there is any question in anyone’s mind...
  • Woman Files Complaint Against Disney Over Right to Wear Hijab

    08/21/2010 1:27:04 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 21,2010 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Muslim woman who works as a hostess at a restaurant in Disneyland has filed a discrimination complaint against the world-renowned California theme park, saying officials at the park violated the law when they told her she could not appear in front of customers while wearing a religious head scarf. Imane Boudlal, 26, of Anaheim, Calif., has filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, claiming Disneyland violated her rights when it ordered her either to remove her hijab or agree to work where customers couldn't see her at Storyteller's Café at the resort's Grand Californian Hotel &...
  • Muslim employee: Disney banned her head scarf

    08/18/2010 4:02:50 PM PDT · by jackspyder · 52 replies
    Associated Press/Yahoo ^ | Aug. 18, 2010 | GILLIAN FLACCUS
    ANAHEIM, Calif. – A Muslim woman who works as a hostess at a Disneyland restaurant alleged Wednesday the theme park would not allow her to appear in front of customers while wearing her head scarf. Imane Boudlal, 26, appeared outside the resort's Grand Californian Hotel after filing a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She said when she wore the hijab to work Sunday, her supervisors told her to remove it, work where customers couldn't see her, or go home. Boudlal, who wore the scarf in observance of Ramadan, chose to go home but reported to work for...
  • Swedish MPs take Disneyland 'study' tour

    03/18/2010 11:30:25 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 12 replies · 229+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 03/18/2010 | TT/The Local
    Swedish parliament rules providing for expenses paid educational trips up to a value of 50,000 kronor ($7,000) per annum have prompted three Social Democrat MPs to use the system to 'study tourism' at California's Disneyland. In general, regulations for how MPs can dispose of their allotted funds have been interpreted generously, a review by the Expressen tabloid has shown. Other approved excursions have included a trip to the Faroe islands to experience "how it is to live on an island in the middle of the Atlantic", ten days in Canada to "study the situation of youth in a broader perspective",...
  • Abdulmutallab’s Lawyer is Public Defender Who Forged Documents in Detroit Terror Cell Trial

    01/02/2010 6:07:25 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies · 1,688+ views
    DebbieSchlussel.com ^ | December 28, 2009 | Debbie Schlussel
    ... [M]eet Umar Abdulmutallab’s lawyer, Miriam Siefer, whose salary you are paying. [...] During the Detroit terror cell case, she represented Karim Koubriti, an Islamic terrorist in a cell, which plotted to blow up the U.S. Air Force Base in Turkey, where U.S. AWACS and Israeli F-16s are based and from where they took off. They also plotted to blow up hotels and casinos in Las Vegas and planned to detonate in Disneyland. During the course of her “representation” of terrorist Koubriti, Siefer and her fellow public defender, Richard Helfrick a/k/a Rick Helfrick (who will probably also assist her in...
  • Alladin show at Disneyland: They get BO too...

    10/18/2009 7:35:24 PM PDT · by SparkyBass · 20 replies · 2,076+ views
    The Wonderful World Of Disney | Self
    So the family takes a vacation this week to Disney (no escaping it for me) and one of the highlights is the "Alladin" stage production. really pretty cool. At one point, just after Jafar (the bad guy) captures the magic lamp, Genie says: "Hey, Jafar, why are you so angry looking? Why the long face? I mean, I just made you Sultan, and you didn't even earn it!... What do you want next, a NOBEL PEACE PRIZE?"The place erupted. The crowd definitely "got it" and we were laughing so hard (this is what, 2000 people?) that they delayed the next...
  • Iowa at Disney encouraging gays to move to Hawkeye State

    10/04/2009 12:39:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies · 2,270+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | October 2, 2009 | Eric Carpenter
    Iowa at Disney encouraging gays to move to Hawkeye State October 2nd, 2009 by Eric Carpenter Figuring that plenty of gay couples in California are frustrated by the inability to get legally married here, representatives from Iowa have set up a booth at Gay Days at the Disneyland Resort encouraging them to consider moving to the Hawkeye State. Iowa is one of four states nationwide that allow gay marriages. That state’s Supreme Court made the decision earlier this year. Two representatives for three regional visitors bureaus flew out for the three-day Gay Days, when 30,000 partipants roll into town to...
  • School Blues (Today's American colleges can make MSNBC seem fair and balanced)

    09/22/2009 10:13:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies · 2,445+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 9/22/2009 | Matt Spivey
    The American university is the anti-Disneyland, the saddest place on Earth. Today's colleges can make MSNBC seem fair and balanced and give the term "clinical depression" a sunny and joyful flavor. It's no wonder so many prominent liberal intellectuals are angry, begrudging, and gloomy. They imbibe four to ten years of it during their college studies. And their brethren in the media give them a consistent platform for their gloom. A few years ago, the Washington Post discovered that over 72 percent of college professors classify themselves as liberal. The study showed that the most left-leaning departments are in the...
  • When do we get to have a parade and our own day at Disneyland?

    09/15/2009 6:52:27 PM PDT · by conservativefunhouse · 2 replies · 512+ views
    The Conservative Fun House ^ | 9/15/09 | James Wright
    I recently received an email from a listener looking for answers… James, I read the following Newsweek article http://www.newsweek.com/id/214989 and was wondering if you thought being a racist was a choice? I don’t see how. Why would someone choose a life of scorn and ridicule? How did you come to accept it? How did you come out? Any help would be appreciated…I’m scared. Anonymous
  • ABC REFUSES PAID ADS OFFERING ALTERNATIVE VIEWPOINT FOR WHITE HOUSE HEALTH CARE PROGRAM

    06/17/2009 12:51:14 PM PDT · by numberonepal · 200 replies · 9,588+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | June 17, 2009 | Drudge
    ABC is refusing paid ads for its health care program at the White House. Thus they're refusing even a paid-for alternative viewpoint. Conservatives for Patients Rights requested the rates to buy a 60 second network spot immediately preceding the broadcast of the Town Hall meeting. Here is statement from Rick Scott, chairman of Conservatives for Patients Rights. "It is unfortunate - and unusual - that ABC is refusing to accept paid advertising that would present an alternative viewpoint for the White House health care event. Health care is an issue that touches every American and all potential pieces of legislation...
  • Propane-fueled Disneyland shuttle bus explodes

    04/08/2009 5:43:34 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 29 replies · 1,783+ views
    ANAHEIM - A Disneyland-area shuttle bus fueled by propane exploded into flames this morning as the driver was pulling out of a parking lot, but no one was on the bus and the driver was uninjured, authorities said. The 28-passenger shuttle operated by Coach America and emblazoned with Disney ads caught fire just before 7 a.m. near a company lot in the 2000 block of Manchester Avenue, Maria Sabol of the Anaheim Fire Department said. The driver noticed flames near her feet and got out of the vehicle before flames, apparently fueled by propane, shot some 50 feet into the...
  • Sand Sets Off Hazmat Scare At Disneyland

    02/22/2009 1:50:13 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies · 596+ views
    cbs2 ^ | Feb 22, 2009 1:15 pm US/Pacific
    ANAHEIM - Police were summoned to the Anaheim-based amusement park after cleaning crews spotted the powdery substance on windows of several ticket booths. You expect to find a little magic dust at Disneyland, but not this kind. Ticket booths at the Disneyland Resort were temporarily shut down Sunday morning after authorities became alarmed over a suspicious powder stuck to their windows. The park reopened after the substance was determined to be fine-grained sand. Police were summoned after cleaning crews spotted the powdery substance on windows of several ticket booths. Some guests entered the park when it opened at 8 a.m.,...