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6632.8 #23 DL Qual #9 12-20-12 10:05AM
Good morning! This day in Disney history Dec 20th, 1958. Disneyland presents its 1st ever evening Candlelight Processional w/singers from sixteen choirs moving down Main Street to the Plaza where they performed a full concert w/the Dickens carolers. Narrated by actor Dennis Morgan (on his birthday). (I was unable to find a photo) Also on this day in 2002, Ariel's Grotto, in DCA, opens for business. In addition, in 2007 a 75-foot-tall crane hoists the first of the new Mark VII monorails from a flatbed truck onto the beam way track. The five-car burnt-burgundy train is the 1st of three new monorails expected to go into service @ DL starting in February 2008. Three years in the making, the all-new bullet-nosed monorails were designed by Disney, built in Rhode Island & assembled in Vancouver, Canada.
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The Candlelight Procession was started by Walt as a "thank you" gift for those who contributed and made the company better during the past year, or those who retired after being with the company for a long time. Its strange how its been going on for some many years and still, a lot of people don't know about it (because it is not advertised a lot). Just looking at the list of celebrities that Walt invited to be the narrators for is amazing. - BaseballMickey   9157.6 #14 12-20-12 10:48AM Like(2)  Reply
Thanks so much for adding that my friend! Just found out ill be taking my girls tonight! We've never been so I'm SUPER excited!!!! - Duchess_SMK  6632.8 #23 12-20-12 12:51PM
very interesting! - ElSuperRaton   4469.3 #42 12-20-12 10:08AM Like  Reply
i need to start reading your posts more so I can get those mousewait trivia questions correct! 👍 - ElSuperRaton   4469.3 #42 12-20-12 10:09AM Like  Reply
I don't know if my posts will help with that. Lol! But I'm glad you like them! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6632.8 #23 12-20-12 10:30AM
yea they wont LOL - Dave   13914.6 #9 12-20-12 11:42AM
I SUCK at trivia. Oh Dave, always so positive. 😜 - Duchess_SMK  6632.8 #23 12-20-12 11:48AM
Fun info as always!! Thanks so much and have a great day! 😊 - MinnieMousewife   928.2 #243 12-20-12 10:12AM Like  Reply
Good morning beautiful! Hope you have a wonderful day! Thank you! - Duchess_SMK  6632.8 #23 12-20-12 10:31AM
Ah, Ariel's Grotto. Love their boillabaise soup thingy! - madsdad   1868.2 #109 12-20-12 10:20AM Like  Reply
I've never been there!! 😱 Sounds wonderful! It's on my list! 📝 - Duchess_SMK  6632.8 #23 12-20-12 10:32AM
What a strange pic of the Monorail suspended from a crane! And I still have yet to eat at Ariel's Grotto. Thank you again SMK! You're da bomb! - MyPark   1298.8 #163 12-20-12 10:20AM Like  Reply
A 75 foot tall Crain at that! I haven't eaten there either MyPark! Thank you as always! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6632.8 #23 12-20-12 11:00AM
Very nice! Had no idea the Candlelight Procession dated that far back. what a great tradition. Love the Monorail and sitting up front is pretty tops 🚄. Thank you!! - misschurro   9907.5 #12 12-20-12 10:22AM Like  Reply
Yes ma'am! Daveland has a nice list of past guest speakers if you are interested. and yes! The monorail up front is my kids favorite! - Duchess_SMK  6632.8 #23 12-20-12 11:25AM
Thanks! Did not know the history about Candlelight. - RadiatorSprings4Ever   3695.5 #49 12-20-12 12:06PM Like  Reply
So crazy that Candlelight has been going this long and I finally saw it last night for the first time! - LilSterner   5828.4 #26 12-20-12 5:13PM Like  Reply
Right?! And me tonight for its birthday! Made it extra special for me! Of course I had to tell everyone I saw about that. ::giggles:: - Duchess_SMK  6632.8 #23 12-20-12 11:48PM
So amazing that candle light has been going on for so long!! I really hope to see it one day!! And oh man how cool a sight to see them putting the monorails on the track!! Thanks for the history as usual!! 😘😘 - CourtyAstroBlisters   848.7 #265 12-20-12 5:38PM Like  Reply
I had no idea the CLP went back that far. Great info! - Tom   17446.3 #4 12-20-12 6:22PM Like  Reply