Category: "Disneyland"

Disneyland Quiz

The Disneyland Quiz Score: 83% (10 out of 12) That was actually a lot harder than I thought it would be. more »
posted by brendoman | 02/28/11| 03:50:00 pm| Quizzes, Anything Else, Disneyland| 1 comment »

We Are Here to Change the World: The Return of Captain EO

Yesterday after work I went with Phil and Janelle over to Disneyland to catch an opening day performance of the newly re-opened Captain EO. I was 6 years old when the 3D movie made its debut in Tomorrowland so there was a huge amount of nostalgia for… more »
posted by brendoman | 02/24/10| 09:33:09 am| Movies, Disneyland| Leave a comment »

Buzz Lightyear

It's been awhile since I uploaded a Buzz Lightyear pic but I wanted to record this one from last night for posterity since I beat Phil. I also cracked the top 100 which is pretty awesome since it was just near closing. more »
posted by brendoman | 01/05/10| 09:30:43 am| I'm a Big Geek, Disneyland| 2 comments »

R.I.P. Roy E. Disney

I was saddened to hear the news that Roy E. Disney died today. Roy was the son of Roy O. Disney and nephew of Walt Disney. He helped save the Walt Disney Company from a hostile takeover in the mid-80's and along with Michael Eisner and Jeffrey… more »
posted by brendoman | 12/16/09| 03:15:26 pm| In the News, Disneyland| 1 comment »

Pirates of the Caribbean Sequel Official

From Two surprise announcements followed an equally surprising live musical performance by Miley Cyrus at Disney's D23 Expo. Disney Studios Chairman Dick Cook officially named Summer 2012 as the release date for Pixar's John Carter of… more »
posted by brendoman | 09/12/09| 01:17:36 pm| Movies, Disneyland| 1 comment »

Link of the Day: AudioBoo

Somebody sent me an email the other day asking if I would ever do a podcast again. I was rather honest in my response, saying that I was frankly too lazy. Podcasting is a lot of work if you want to do it well. That's becoming less and less of a fact… more »
posted by brendoman | 08/09/09| 11:51:08 am| I'm a Big Geek, Linkworthy, Podcasting, Disneyland| 1 comment »

Happy Birthday Disneyland!

mental_floss Blog » The Quick 10: 10 Random Facts About Disneyland "The Happiest Place on Earth" is 53 today. I'm sure it's no where near as crowded as it was during my first week of working there on the 50th anniversary. As much as I sometimes… more »
posted by brendoman | 07/17/08| 02:05:14 pm| Disneyland| Leave a comment »

The Pixar Story

I had the wonderful opportunity of seeing Leslie Iwerks' The Pixar Story last night at the Egyptian Theatre. It was a really great look at the history of Pixar and was a delight for both the computer geek and the film and animation geek inside of me.… more »
posted by brendoman | 12/12/07| 01:57:33 pm| Movies, Disneyland| Leave a comment »

Animatronic Steve Jobs to Appear in Spaceship Earth

The Disney Blog: Steve Jobs to appear in redone SpaceShip Earth at EPCOT What does sitting on the Board of Directors for the Walt Disney Company get you these days? How about a figure of yourself in a famous Disney attraction? Distant Creations blog… more »
posted by brendoman | 12/03/07| 10:54:30 am| I'm a Big Geek, Disneyland| Leave a comment »

Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage and Pirate's Lair Thoughts

Last night I had the wonderful opportunity to ride the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage thanks to my friend Greg. While the ride doesn't open to the public until the 11th, this weekend was Cast Member previews. I got to tag along as a guest. A bunch of… more »
posted by brendoman | 06/05/07| 04:21:25 am| Disneyland| 5 comments »

First Batch of Pirates Premiere Pics

Here are Anthony's pictures from the Pirates premiere. He's even labeled the ones featuring celebs. My personal faves are this one of me in front of the Submarine Lagoon. It was great to see that the walls are down as the Finding Nemo Submarine… more »
posted by brendoman | 05/22/07| 04:02:06 pm| Movies, Disneyland| 1 comment »


Oh man, I forgot to mention a recent happening. The guy who was largely responsible for me leaving Disneyland, the one who didn't get in any kind of trouble at all over the events that occurred, was fired recently. I don't know why and I don't really… more »
posted by brendoman | 04/26/07| 04:38:44 am| Disneyland| 1 comment »

I <3 Dole Whip

Klepopotamus » Blog Archive » Quest for Dole Whip Ends With Sweet Delicious Dole Whip This story comes from The Disney Blog and is quite amusing. First off, for those of you in the dark, Pineapple Dole Whip is a light soft-serve type frozen dessert.… more »
posted by brendoman | 10/23/06| 05:31:37 pm| Linkworthy, Disneyland| 1 comment »

Disneyland Photo Blogs

The Disney Blog: Another Vintage Disneyland Photo site This one's mostly for Justin, but if you're into looking at some great old pictures of Disneyland you will like this too. The Disney Blog links to a few great new blogs that post nothing but old… more »
posted by brendoman | 09/25/06| 01:07:49 pm| Disneyland| Leave a comment »


Wow, I had the most horrible night ever at Disneyland. I got yelled at, I nearly got attacked, and much more. I can't exactly go into it quite yet. But to give you an idea of what it was like, I'll tell you that I'm going in with Chris on Thursday to… more »
posted by brendoman | 08/22/06| 02:07:08 am| Rants and Raves, Disneyland| 1 comment »

Good Day

I originally had today off, but my friend Janelle traded me her shift today so I could have Thursday night off to go to the Kevin Smith/Richard Kelly signing event and go see Pirates. I'm very excited for both. Today I worked as a lead at the Downtown… more »
posted by brendoman | 07/04/06| 04:48:05 am| Movies, Random, Disneyland| Leave a comment »

I was wrong....

The lines for Pirates have been insane (3+ hours!) and show no signs of slowing any time soon. Not to mention that since they have the attraction cranked to the max, it's been going down at least a few times a day. If you're not super desperate to see… more »
posted by brendoman | 07/01/06| 04:11:19 am| Disneyland| 2 comments »

Amibiguously Gay Pirate?

The Disney Blog: Captain Jack and the Cabin Boy Rumors Depp says he was intrigued by a scholarly work titled "Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition." "I liked the idea of [Jack] being ambiguous," he tells Mark Binelli in the new summer double issue of… more »
posted by brendoman | 06/30/06| 03:50:50 am| Movies, Disneyland| Leave a comment »

Jack Sparrow Animatronic Pics

The Sparrow has Landed! Scenes from the ride/film premiere - These are definitely the best pics of the new Jack Sparrow and Captain Barbosa audio animatronic figures I've seen. Check them out if you want to be spoiled! more »
posted by brendoman | 06/26/06| 08:51:18 pm| Disneyland| Leave a comment »

A Pirate's Life For Me

So I got to go on Pirates of the Caribbean tonight after my shift. It was great. I won't spoil anything, but I will say that the new special effects are amazing, the new animatronics look great, the chase scenes ARE back (but in a new way), the new… more »
posted by brendoman | 06/23/06| 02:33:54 am| Disneyland| Leave a comment »

First Day

I had my first day of on-the-job lead training today. I woke up at 4 AM. Chris dropped me off at Disneyland at 4:50 (more on that later). My shift started at 5:30. Despite how freaking early it was and the fact that I am NOT a morning person, I had… more »
posted by brendoman | 05/31/06| 05:09:02 pm| Disneyland| Leave a comment »

Keeping Busy

What's going on with me? Let's see... I've survived three Grad Nites. Just a few more to go. My lead training starts Tuesday! I'm excited but a tad nervous. We're going to start looking for apartments on Monday. This one looks very promising.… more »
posted by brendoman | 05/28/06| 05:23:51 pm| Random, I'm a Big Geek, Disneyland| 1 comment »

What's Going On

We survived our Disneyland outing yesterday. Barely. I'm really digging my pretty much new PC. WoW never looked so beautiful. I got Chris sucked into the game and he's trying to catch up to my level so we can quest together. I love how Blizzard has… more »
posted by brendoman | 05/24/06| 07:54:14 pm| I Love Video Games, I'm a Big Geek, Disneyland| Leave a comment »

Happy Dance!

I got the job! I am now a Ticket Taker Lead. I'll probably start my training sometime next week or the week after that. Hopefully in the next month or so I'll be moving in to my own place. My friends Chris and Duncan are going to live with me. It… more »
posted by brendoman | 05/20/06| 04:39:51 pm| Disneyland| 9 comments »

Grad Nite

I did my first Grad Nite last night. It was pretty darn fun actually. I only had to work until 3 AM though so it wasn't too bad. The only problem was that this Grad Nite wasn't even close to the attendence of every other one to come. It consisted of… more »
posted by brendoman | 05/12/06| 03:54:55 pm| Disneyland| 5 comments »