Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Corrected Location of Terri's Appearance At The World Chapter's Meeting on Nov. 10th.

Hello Folks,

In the previous blog post from our Local Chapters' Spotlight, we gave the wrong location for the upcoming World Chapter's meeting with their guest speaker, Terri Hardin. We wish to apologize for the error.

The corrected location is:
Osceola Library - West Osceola Branch
305 Campus Street
Celebration, Florida 34747

Terri Hardin
"Using Art To Rise Above The Ashes"

Join Terri Hardin, former Disney Imagineer and Muppeteer, as she recounts using art to rise above adversity and bullying, eventually becoming an A-list puppeteer and sculptor in the entertainment industry.

She will also be signing copies of her book, "Tales From Terri: A Disney Sculptor's Life," following her presentation.

More information on the Osceola Library system can be found at

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Come Meet The Whimsical Terri Hardin At The Next World Chapter's Meeting On Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.

Terri Hardin has been a sculptor for the Walt Disney Company for over 30 years. She became a Walt Disney Imagineer and worked for the company designing attractions for Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

"TALES from TERRI: A DISNEY SCULPTOR’S LIFE, Volume One," shows color plates of her highly collected works she created for special events at Disneyland. Many never got to see them as the sold out in the first hour they were offered. Included with these plates are stories of how they came to be and the journey it took to create them.

Lightly touching on her childhood and urging the reader to go for their dreams and never quit, she illustrates how artists wanting to pursue a job at Disney can prepare for the day when this opportunity will present itself.

Osceola Library - West Osceola Branch
305 Campus Street
Celebration, FL 34747

Monday, October 14, 2013

Come Hear How The Happiest Place on Earth Got Spookier @ CATP Local Chapter Meeting On Oct. 19th!

Chapter At The Park

Brian D. Sandahl
Senior Designer
Show Development and Production
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Brian, “Mr. Halloween”, has many interesting stories about his 18 years with the Disneyland Resort. He has been part of the Haunted Mansion Holiday fun since it first began 13 years ago and he and his team have once again out done themselves.

Brian’s work can also be seen around the Park, from the large Disney pumpkin heads above the entrance turnstiles, to many photo locations and Collectible art pieces. You might even remember his “Candy Corn Acres” at Disney California Adventure! He has been involved with it’s a small world Holiday, The Christmas Fantasy Parade (14 years), and most recently Tangled and Beauty and the Beast shows in the Fantasy Faire.

Please join us this month as we enjoy our meeting location in Orange with a large meeting room, full kitchen, plenty of tables to showcase your treasures, and LOTS of parking. There will be a social hour, including Swap ‘n Sell, starting at 11:30 am. Members are encouraged to bring snacks to share during the break. We urge everyone to also remember that everyone benefits from healthy snacks, too.

Come say Hello!

Local Chapter Meeting:
Meeting Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church
2400 N Canal Street, Orange, California 92865
Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.

Coming from the 91 Freeway:
—Take Costa Mesa Fwy (CA-55 S)
—Exit Lincoln Ave/Nohl Ranch Road
—Turn Left onto N Tustin Street
—Turn Right onto E Heim Avenue
—Turn Left onto N Canal Street
Trinity Episcopal Church is the second church on the right.

Coming North on the 55 Freeway:
—Take Exit 17 toward Nohl Ranch Road/Lincoln Avenue
—Turn Left on to N Santiago Blvd
—Take 1st Left onto E Lincoln Avenue
—Take 1st Left onto N Tustin Street
—Turn Right onto E Heim Avenue
—Take 2nd Left onto N Canal Street.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Come and Meet Tom Sawyer at the World Chapter Meeting on Saturday, October 12, 2013!

Hello Folks,

If you're in the Kissimmee, Florida area on Saturday, here is your chance to meet a Disney Legend who was hired personally by Walt Disney!

Local Chapter Meeting: World Chapter
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Time: doors open at 6:00 pm—meeting starts 6:45 SHARP!!!
Fantasy World Resort
5005 Kyngs Heath Road
Kissimmee, FL 34746


He only bought a ticket to enter Disney park once in his life on July 18, 1955. On the very next day, he started his career at Disney. After 48 years of service, he retired from Disney and was inducted as a Disney Legend in September 2005.

Our guest speaker will be TOM NABBE, the original TOM SAWYER, who was hired by Walt Disney for Tom Sawyer’s Island at Disneyland.


Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sam Gennawey visited our booth earlier and even sold the last book he had with him, too! #D23expo

Thanks to Sam for stopping by! We're still busily meeting many folks at the booth. Later today, we'll have Mark Silverman, Carolyn Carroll and Bill Farmer.

Good morning from the Collectors Forum at D23 expo for one, last day! #D23Expo #DisneyanaFanClub

Good morning from the Collectors Forum at D23 expo!

As we prepare for the last day of the expo, we would like to thank all our friends who stopped by on Saturday. Thanks to Carolyn Carroll, Bill Farmer, Margaret Kerry and Don Ballard!

We would also like to thank our hard working volunteer staff, who have been meeting, greeting and smiling to hundreds of Disneyana fans just like you and me for the last two days! Thanks to Linda, Gary, Brian, Daron, Ted, Ricky, and Jason. If you haven't stopped by our booth during the expo, please come on by! If you need to renew or would like to become a new member, please do it TODAY!

Our schedule for all our special friends and guest remain changed for today...

Sunday, August 11th - Collectors Forum Booth 321

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Sam Gennawey

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Mark Silverman

2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Carolyn Carroll

4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Bill Farmer

Have a Magical Day!

#D23Expo #DisneyanaFanClub

Saturday, August 10, 2013

More Changes To Our Booth's Schedule for Saturday

Hello Folks,

We so many things to do and see, we're lucky that our friends are sharing a part of their day visiting with us. Here is the latest schedule for today (which you may also see at

Saturday, August 10th - Collectors Forum Booth 321
9:30 to 11:00 a.m. - Carolyn Carroll
10:00 to 11:30 a.m. - Bill Farmer
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Margaret Kerry
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. - Don Ballard

Right now, we have Bill Farmer and Carolyn Carroll at the Disneyana Fan Club's booth! Here's a picture of Bill with a "Goofy" fan presenting a present from Japan to Bill!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Update to the Disneyana Fan Club's D23 expo Booth's Saturday Schedule

Hello Folks,

After an exciting day at D23 expo, which started with Carolyn Carroll, Susan Egan, Don Ballard, Bill Farmer and Mark Silverman, we are ready to take a deep breath and a good night sleep.

An update to tomorrow's schedule... the time for Bill Farmer's visit to the our booth has changed to 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. If you are planning a visit with Bill on Saturday, please come at the new scheduled time. (Goofy has been tinkering with the schedule.)

Bill will be here on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Here's the complete schedule for Saturday, August 10th...

9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Carolyn Carroll

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Bill Farmer

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Margaret Kerry

4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Don Ballard

Have a Magical Day!!!
#d23expo #disneyanafanclub

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Schedule of Special Guests at the Disneyana Fan Club's D23 Expo Booth Now On-Line!

Hello Folks,

We have just released the schedule of all our special friends and guests who will be stopping our booth, which is located at the D23 expo's Collectors Forum area, Booth 321.

The schedule and listing of our Special Guests are located on our official website at

Remember, this schedule may change due to scheduling conflicts, traffic, parking problems or any other possible unforeseen circumstances. We will try to keep the web page, blogs, Twitter and Facebook pages up-to-date during the expo with the latest info, schedule changes and pictures from the Exhibit Floor!

With only 2 days until the start of the D23 expo, we are all excitedly waiting to meet all of you at the booth!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Announcing Our Very Special Guests at the Disneyana Fan Club's Booth at D23 expo!

Hello Folks,

With the D23 expo at the Anaheim Convention Center just one week away,
we are very excited to announce some of our special friends and guests,
who will be stopping by the Disneyana Fan Club's booth during the weekend!
(Collectors Forum Booth 321)

Susan Egan (Friday)
Actress, Singer, and Voice Talent
Belle on "Disney's Beauty and the Beast: A Broadway Musical" and Voice of Meg on "Hercules"

Bill Farmer (Friday and Saturday)
Voice Talent
Voice of Goofy, Pluto, and Many Others

Margaret Kerry (Saturday)
Actress, Dancer, Voice Talent, Author, and Alter-Ego of TinkerBell
Live Reference Model For TinkerBell

Mark Silverman
Voice Talent
Voice of Rod Serling on "Tower of Terror" Attraction and Many Other Disney Attractions

Don Ballard
Author, Disney Historian
Books: "Disneyland Hotel: The Early Years 1954-1988" and "Disneyland Hotel 1954-1959: The Little Motel in the Middle of the Orange Grove"

Carolyn Carroll
Author and Wife of Eddie Carroll, the Voice of Jiminy Cricket
Book: "Wishing On A Star: The Life of Eddie Carroll"

Sam Gennawey
Urban Planner, Author, Columnist and Disney Historian
Books: " Walt and the Promise of Progress City" and "The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney's Dream"

We are planning to send out via our Twitter and FaceBook pages updates on our guests before and during the expo! So, please come on by and say, "Hi!"

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Mickey/D23 expo graphic from

Disneyana Fan Club is not affiliated with or maintained by the Walt Disney Company, its divisions, or any other corporation, business, entity, person, or persons referenced herein.

Listed Disneyana Fan Club’s Special Guests are subject to change due to their availablity. Please note: some of our Special Guests will only be at our booth for only one or two days during the expo. Separate D23 expo admission is required. Admission does not guarantee being able to meet every Special Guest. Additional purchase or fee may be required for a photo or autographs, depending on the individual Special Guest.

World Chapter Board and General Membership Meeting on Sunday, August 4, 2013

The World Chapter will be holding their Board Meeting (Board members should only attend, please) and General Membership meeting on Sunday, August 4, 2013. They will be meeting at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery at the Crossroad Springs Shopping Center located at 12559 South Apopka Vineland Road in Orlando.

The Board will meet from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
The General Membership will meet from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

We hope to see you there!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Thanks To All Our ConventionEARS and Expo Attendees

With our DisneyanaMania 2013 Convention and Disneyana Collectible Expo coming to a close, we would like to thank all the volunteers, organizers, and presenters for putting together another great event. We would also like to thank all the convention attendees and thank all the guests who went to our Disneyana Collectible Expo and our Exclusive Pin Event with PinPics. It was wonderful to meet all of the members from our various local chapters.

We wish a safe journey home to everybody and, after everybody get a good night sleep, please post your stories and photos with us. Log in to our website at and share with everybody else who couldn't attend, the experience of attending a DisneyanaMania event.

Thanks again to everybody for supporting your club! We look forward to reading all the posting and seeing everybody again next February for our Disneyana Collectible Expo on Sunday, February 16th!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Chapter At The Park Approves By-Laws Changes at Local Chapter Meeting

Hello Folks,

For those who were not present at the Chapter At The Park meeting on Saturday, June 15th, we would like to report that the membership voted to approve the proposed By-Laws changes as presented by the Chapter At The Park's Board of Directors.

If you would like to review the new By-Laws, read the current Rules and Regulations, or to find out more about this local chapter and download a membership application to join this wonderful Orange County chapter (located near Walt Disney's original Magic Kingdom, Disneyland!), please look at the Chapters section on our official Disneyana Fan Club website at:

We also had a great time with Carolyn Carroll as our speaker and special birthday pal!
Happy Birthday, Carolyn!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Honor An Outstanding Member of Your Local Chapter At Our "Chapter Member of the Year" Event at DisneyanaMania 2013!

Does your Local Chapter have an outstanding, amazing, one-of-a-kind member? Does your Local Chapter have the type of member that supports all your Local Chapter's events 110%? Does your Local Chapter wish that they could honor and recognize that special member at a very special event? Now, you can!

Please contact your Local Chapter Officers and tell them about our "Chapter Member of the Year" recognition event at our DisneyanaMania 2013 Convention!

Here's a memo from our VP of Chapters:

June 4, 2013

From:     Gary Des Combes, VP Chapters
To:         Disneyana Fan Club Chapter Officers
Subject:  Chapter Member of the Year Awards

Dear Chapter Officers:

It is that time of year again, when each chapter needs to select their “Chapter Member of the Year”. We will again, recognize all the recipients at a special “Chapters Event” on Friday, July 12th , during our National Convention which is being held from July 11 to 14, 2013, at the Anaheim Crowne Plaza Resort in Garden Grove, California.

With this wonderful event rapidly approaching, the deadline to submit your selections to me is July 1, 2013. This will allow the necessary time to prepare the certificates.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact via e-mail at or  (Please send the names of your recipients to these email addresses as soon as possible)

Gary Des Combes, VP Chapters
Disneyana Fan Club

Meet Jiminy's Official Conscience For 47 Years At The Next Chapter At The Park Meeting on Saturday, June 15, 2013 @ 12:30 p.m.

We are honored to have as our guest, Carolyn Carroll, the wife of Eddie Carroll for 47 years. Eddie Carroll was the voice of Jiminy Cricket since 1973. Sadly, Eddie passed away in 2010. Carolyn will speak about Eddie and about the book that she has written with stories and memories of Eddie's wonderful life and amazing career in radio, theater, as Jiminy, and as Jack Benny.

Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Meeting Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church
2400 N Canal Street
Orange, CA 92865

Dear Chapter at the Park Member,

Included with [the mailing that was mailed to all members], you will find a copy of our revised Chapter By-Laws that your Board approved at their February 9, 2013 meeting.  Over the past year Bob Allmon, Vice President of Membership and myself have worked on the revision and updating of these by-laws.  We are now submitting them to you for your approval.

Please review the by-laws. I believe they are fairly self explanatory. Wording in red and crossed out are in the current by-laws and are being eliminated and either being dropped entirely or replaced with the wording in black bold print. Most of the changes were done to make the running of the Chapter a little easier and to eliminate some language that was either repeated in another section of the by-laws, to match changes we have already made within the Chapter regarding specific meeting dates and membership, or in some cases to correct items that contradicted themselves in two different sections.

At the June 15th meeting we will be voting on the revised by laws, which if approved would become effective for the Chapter at the Park immediately. If you are unable to attend the June 15th meeting an absentee ballot will be available for you to use.

If you have any questions or concerns that you would like to discuss prior to the June meeting, please feel free to contact me at

With best regards,

Dennis Ritchey
Chapter at the Park

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Ev'rybody Has A Laughing Place... Come Join Us At The World Chapter's Meeting and Find Out Our Laughing Place on Saturday, June 8, 2013!

World Chapter's Local Chapter Meeting will feature guest speaker Jim Korkis, Disney Historian and author. Jim will be discussing stories about the Disney's animated feature, "Song of the South" and about Splash Mountain, the Disneyland and Walt Disney World attractions based on the animated feature.

Jim will also bring copies of his latest books, “Who’s Afraid of the Song of the South” and “The Revised Vault to Walt”. You may purchase one or both titles and Jim will autograph them for yourself and for all your family members and friends!

World Chapter's Local Chapter Meeting
Saturday, June 8, 2013
6:45 to 8:30 P.M.
Fantasy World Resort
5005 Kyngs Heath Road
Kissimmee, FL 34746

Just a quick side note...

John from Fantasy World Resort ask that on Saturday, please assist them and DO NOT show up early because they have three events that day. Our meeting will be the last one of the day and he wanted to make sure that the room is ready for us by 6 P.M.  If you do arrive before 6 P.M., there is a pool bar available where you may enjoy a drink or snacks and meet up with other members before the meeting.


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Take A Grand Circle Tour of the Castle Peak and Thunder Railroad at the Studio Chapter's Next Special Event!

A Private Tour of the Castle Peak & Thunder Railroad!
Sunday, June 2nd, at 1:00 p.m.
Home of David Sheegog
968 S. Ladan Lane
Anaheim, CA 92808

The Studio Chapter of the Disneyana Fan Club will be following in the footsteps of the Friends of the Mouse and pay a visit to the Orange County location of the Castle Peak And Thunder Railroad (CPTRR).  This railroad is a backyard garden railroad built over a span of years by architect David Sheegog, a big Disney fan.  You can check it out on David's website at  It is AMAZING!

David Sheegog grew up in Southern California in the 1960’s surrounded by orange groves. If the wind was blowing in the right direction and he listened for it, he could clearly hear the sound of a steam whistle and the clanging of a bell signaling the coming and going of trains. The passengers on these trains were enjoying a Grand Circle Tour of Walt Disney’s original park, Disneyland.

Many years later, David built his backyard garden railroad themed after the place that he (and all of us) have come to love so much.

Join us as we embark on our own Grand Circle Tour of the Castle Peak & Thunder Railroad!

From Los Angeles County - take the Golden State (5) Freeway South to the Riverside (91) Freeway East, and follow directions below.

From Orange County - connect to the Riverside (91) Freeway East, and follow directions below.

Once on the Riverside Freeway East - continue to the Weir Canyon Road exit (Exit 39); turn right onto S. Weir Canyon Road and continue to S. Serrano Avenue and turn right; continue on S. Serrano Avenue to E. Somerset Lane and turn right; continue on E. Somerset Lane to S. Ladan Lane and turn left; the destination will be on your left.

NOTE: PARKING ON THE STREET IS LIMITED. Carpool if possible, or meet other club members at the shopping center at the corner of S. Weir Canyon Road and S. Serrano Avenue, and carpool from there.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Come Join Your Fellow Local Chapter Members at DisneyanaMania 2013!

Hello Folks,

Did you know that early registration pricing for our annual DisneyanaMania 2013 Convention was extended to May 15th? Register today and you can take advantage of the lower pricing before they go up after May 15th.

Enjoy an exciting week with your fellow club members and other members from around the world starting on Thursday, July 11th through Sunday, July 14th at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Anaheim/Garden Grove, California as we celebrate Disneyland's 58th Birthday, continue to remember the legacy of Walt Disney and to honor those who continue to share in Walt's dreams and visions.

More details on our convention are available in the special convention edition of the Disneyana Dispatch Newsletter, which is currently available only to members in the "Disneyana Dispatch Newsletter" section of our official website at

Also, we have a special DisneyanaMania website dedicated to containing even more updated information, special details and additional sneak-peeks, listing of the many convention packages and ticket options, and very easy instructions to register via online (credit cards) or US Mail (checks) at

So, don't forget to register and come join your other chapter members in representing your local chapter at the DisneyanaMania 2013 Convention! We hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

CHANGE OF LOCATION for the Grand Canyon Chapter Meeting on April 20, 2013!

Sorry for any inconvenience in the change of location.

The Grand Canyon Chapter will be having their first official meeting Saturday, April 20th at 6:00 p.m. We will be meeting at Bill Johnson's Big Apple Restaurant located at 950 E. Main Street, Mesa. We'd LOVE to have you join us! Please contact us at either our email address:

~ or ~

on our facebook page:
Grand Canyon Disneyana Fan Club

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Come Have Tea With Alice, The Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit at the World Chapter's Club Meeting on April 13, 2013!

Just a reminder about the next Disneyana Fan Club - World Chapter's Club Meeting on April 13, 2013.

Fantasy World Resort
5005 Kyngs Heath Road
Kissimmee, FL  34746

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the meeting to start at 6:45 p.m.

We will be looking for your Alice in Wonderland Tea Attire and YOUR MADDEST HAT!!!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Take A Grand Tour of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa at the Next Chapter at the Park's Chapter Meeting Event on April 20th!

The Chapter at the Park of the Disneyana Fan Club is proud to present, "A Grand Tour of California Architectural History at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa."

The Chapter at the Park April meeting will be a bit different. Rather than meeting at our regular meeting location we will be taking a guided tour of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa!

On Saturday April 20th, the hotel will open its doors to Chapter at the Park members for a special tour given by a VIP Disney Guide. The walking tour will last approximately 75 minutes and will touch on the history of the Craftsman movement while showcasing the hotel's beautiful architectural details.

The tour will begin promptly at 1 p.m., so we advise that you plan for extra time to park and walk to the location. Parking is free for up to three hours in Downtown Disney self parking lots off of Disneyland Drive or if you plan to stay at the resort longer you will  want to park in the Mickey and Friends parking structure or other long term lots available to day guests or annual passholders with parking privileges.

You will need to proceed through the Downtown Disney Shopping District and enter the hotel via the side entryway between the Sephora and Studio 356 storefronts. Once inside the hotel, proceed to the grand piano in the main lobby to meet your guide. Someone from the Chapter Board will be there also to assist with check in.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
1600 S. Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802

The tour will be strictly limited to 30 people, and positions will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Since there is limited space we must restrict reservations to members of the Chapter only and no guests will be allowed at this time. If we fill this tour in April, I will look into arranging another tour for those interested in the near future. Thank you for your understanding.

Please contact Dennis Ritchey at or (714) 738-1949 to secure your place on the tour by Friday, April 12, 2013. Please include name(s), email address and phone number. We hope to see you there!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Meet Up With The Grand Canyon Chapter and Become A Member of This Great Local Chapter!

We are meeting on Saturday, April 20th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant located at 1318 N. Cooper Road, Gilbert AZ 85233. I've set up an email for the newly re-formed Grand Canyon Chapter which is -- and the group's Facebook page is under -- Grand Canyon Disneyana Fan Club.

We're really looking forward to getting the ball rolling and meeting with some new Disneyana friends.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Read About The Neverland Chapter in the Disneyana Dispatch Newsletter Dec/Jan 2013 - Now Online!

Did you know that you can read a special Internet edition of the Disneyana Fan Club's newsletter at our official website? The special edition is filled with more photos, extra pages and in the wonderful World of Color!

We have been highlighting our many Local Chapters in our issues and for the December 2012/January 2013 issue, we visit the folks at the Neverland Chapter located in Sacramento, California.

To view the newsletter area, you must first login on the Disneyana Fan Club's website. Type your username and password in the login field on the upper right corner of the home page.

Then, after you are logged in, click on the MEMBERS tab and then DISNEYANA DISPATCH NEWSLETTERS or go to the address below and the newsletter section will magically appear.

Remember: you must be a current member and you must login on the home page before going to the newsletter section to be able to view all the newsletters from July 2010 and beyond.

If you are having issues logging in, viewing the newsletters or other website issues (we're scratching our heads on that profile error message) please contact the webmaster at or you may contact me at

Have a fantasmic time reading all of our special Internet edition newsletters!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Studio Chapter Meeting with a Bit of Blarney and a Huell Howser Tribute on Sunday, March 17th

Sunday, March 17th at 1:00 p.m. 
Meeting Room at the American Orthodox Catholic Church 
810 E Walnut Street, Pasadena 91101 
(Southeast corner of E Walnut Street and N Hudson Avenue) 

Join us for Saint Patrick’s Day, the Disney Way. We’ll be wearin’ the green, and sharing our love for the Disney ancestral lands. We’ll also be paying tribute to the late Huell Hower, host of “California’s Gold” on public tele-vision. Don’t worry - there’s a Disney connec-tion there, too. You’ll have to join us to find out what it is! 

Tis a pot-luck we’re having. The main course (corned beef & cabbage, what else?) is taken care of, as well as dessert. Bring along a side dish or salad to round out the meal, or suffer the wrath of the wee folk! 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Game Night at the Northern California Chapter Meeting on Sat. March 9th

The Northern California Chapter of the NFFC-Disneyana Fan Club will be holding its next meeting on Saturday, March 9 beginning at 6:30PM. It's game night! Please bring your Disney games or games with a Disney overlay for the return of a popular meeting activity.

Those in and around the Sacramento area are welcome to attend. Please see for more information about this chapter. Check us out on Facebook at

Sunday, February 24, 2013

San Diego County Chapter FIRST EVER Club Meeting and Event Set for Saturday, March 2, 2013

We've been trying to set up our first meeting, so that we can meet each other face to face. Initially we were aiming for a meeting this Friday, but less than a handful of us indicated that we could make it.

However, fellow member Carmel Fleck came up with a great suggestion. Since quite a few of us are already going to be at the D23 Fanniversary in Balboa Park on Sat., Mar. 2 (it starts at 2:00 PM), why not just have our first meeting there? Even if you are not going to be going to the Fanniversary, come meet us anyway and also spend some quality time in Balboa Park. People travel from around the world to visit there.

So, let's meet outside the San Diego MOPA in Balboa Park at 1:00 PM on that date. I'll make and bring some sort of temporary sign, so that we will all have a way to recognize each other. It will be informal meeting, where we can meet and begin to get to know each other, before we go into the D23 Fanniversary event. If it rains, we will decide on the spot where to take cover, but do bring umbrellas if the skies look threatening.

Here is the address and phone number for MOPA:
Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA)
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 238-7559

Jan Wagner
President, San Diego Chapter of the Disneyana Fan Club

Sunday, February 17, 2013

New San Diego County Chapter of the Disneyana Fan Club is NOW OFFICIAL!

The Disneyana Fan Club would like to welcome all the members of our newest local chapter, the "San Diego County Chapter". We would also like to invite every Disney enthusiasts in the San Diego area to  take a look, support your new local chapter and become a "Charter Member" today!

Here is a copy of the e-mail that was sent out by Anastacia Bouzeneris, one of the Founding Members of the San Diego County Chapter:

Hello Fellow Members & Pals,

Congratulations!  We did it!  We are all officially apart of the Disneyana Fan Club 'San Diego' Chapter.  With the new birth of our chapter, I have created the official Disneyana San Diego Chapter Facebook fan page.  Please "like" the page and feel free to post and share any and all things Disney!  I already posted the next event happening with D23 on March 2nd in Balboa park.

Click Here to "like" our new page!
I hope everyone has a magical week filled with pixie dust!
“I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.” - Walt Disney

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Attention San Diego Area Disney Enthusiasts: New Local Chapter is Forming in Your Area!

To All San Diego County Disney enthusiasts:
Are you a Disneyland Park/Disney California Adventure annual passholder? Do you watch for and often attend D23 Disney Fan Club events? Do you have and enjoy a collection of Disney memorabilia? Do you wish that you could share your interest in Disney with others who also really enjoy these things locally, and travel as a group (either by carpooling or in convoys to out-of-county events?
If so, please consider helping to form a San Diego chapter of the Disneyana Fan Club. I am putting together a list of people who would like to join. We can share news via email, go on day trips to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure, sign up for and go to D23 events (such as the upcoming free preview of the new Disney movie "Oz The Great and Powerful" at The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank") and more.

If you are interested, please contact me. I live in the Carmel Valley area, just east of I-5 near Del Mar:
Jan Wagner

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

You're invited to visit some of our many Local Chapters at the Disneyana Collectable Expo on Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Disneyana Collectable Expo is coming Sunday, February 17, 2013.

While you are walking around, looking at the best mix of Disney collectables and products, old and new, anywhere on the planet, don't forget to stop by and visit the Local Chapters area!

There will be representatives from our many Local Chapters, proving that there are Disneyana collectors located at all corners of the world... with a Local Chapter nearby! (and if there isn't one currently near you, you're invited to join our "virtual" local chapter or you can form a local chapter yourself, just like what San Diego is doing now.)

If you know of a friend who would also like to go, you may give them a discount admission coupon, which is located on the Disneyana Fan Club's website, too.

The Disneyana Collectable Expo will open with entry beginning at 9:00 a.m. for DFC members and 10:00 a.m. for the general public. The Disneyana Collectable Expo will close at 5:00 p.m.

Located at the:
Crowne Plaza Resort
12021 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92840