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!