Reykeel Zorio, Ex-Disneyland Cast Member, Alleges The Mouse Stiffed Him Shy of $75k

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Uncle Remus was not Disney's only ex-slave, according to a former Disneyland cast member.

The Happiest Place on Earth was the Sappiest Place on Earth--as in sapping a Disneyland cast member of wages, vacation and other compensation, according to the ex-employee's complaint.

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Toyko Disneyland Bests Anaheim Disneyland as World's Second Most Popular Theme Park

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It's a world of tears for Anaheim.
I remember when a Disneyland supervisor, my favorite when I worked in the parking lot (remember the parking lot?) got sent from Anaheim to help train workers, I mean, cast members at Tokyo Disneyland circa 1980.

If only that guy knew at the time that he was helping to set an attendance mousetrap that would snap three decades later.

Indeed, the unimaginable has happened, according to the annual estimate from Los Angeles consulting firm Aecom, which reports Tokyo Disneyland has surpassed the original park that Uncle Walt built as the second-most-popular theme park in the world.

The new worldwide Avis of theme parks, Tokyo Disneyland had attendance jump 15.9 percent in 2013 to 17.2 million visitors, I mean, guests.

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Charles Phoenix Brings Vintage Disneyland to Life in "Anaheimland 2014" at Loara School

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Well, sir, there's nothing on Earth like a genuine, bonafide, electrified, six-car monorail!

Charles Phoenix often ventures into Orange County with his funny commentary and magic box of found home photography slides. But his Anaheim Historical Society presentation on May 25 has extra-special appeal.

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Melissa Behnken and Her Ample Cleavage Create a Disney California Misadventure

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Melissa Behnken and the offending top in a snapshot from Disney's California Adventure.

An "elderly" male Disney cast member told a San Diego mother of three children and wife of a U.S. Marine corporal just back from deployment overseas to cover up because she was showing too much cleavage, she has charged.

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NBFF Recommendations of the Day: Don't Quit: The Joe Roth Story; Mary Poppins; SlingShot

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Joe Roth was a Heisman Trophy favorite in 1976. He died shortly after that season ended.

The love family, coaches and teammates have for a quarterback who died of cancer three months after his last game for the Cal Golden Bears is apparent in Don't Quit: The Joe Roth Story. That love will be on display this afternoon when several talking heads from Bob Rider and Phil Schaaf's documentary--including Roth's coach Mike White of Balboa Island--are expected at the Newport Beach Film Festival screening at the Lido.

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Toby G. Scammell Cops to Using Insider Info to Make Killing Off Disney Acquisition of Marvel

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If Marvel needed a comic book villain who commits fraud, Scammell would be a fitting name.

The company learned this first hand thanks to the federal securities fraud prosecutions of 29-year-old Toby G. Scammell, who pleaded guilty Monday to having made about $192,000 in profits by purchasing Marvel Entertainment Inc. stock options immediately prior to its acquisition by the Walt Disney Co. in August 2009. The San Francisco resident now faces up to 25 years in federal prison.

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4 Disneyland Cast Members Hospitalized Due to "Wet Paint" Fumes: Update

See the update at the end of this post on four cast members being hospitalized.

ORIGINAL POST, MARCH 28, 1:49 P.M.: A "strange odor" that is not believed to be from a hazardous material has sent Anaheim fire crews to Disneyland today.

As many as six people have complained of symptoms, according to initial reports.

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5 Signs Girl Meets World Meets Satan

Boy Meets World was a family sitcom on ABC from 1993 to 2000, and all I remember about it is my kids watched it, the actor William Daniels who played the next-door neighbor was heart surgeron Dr. Craig on St. Elsewhere and that until very recently I was convicted the star was Shia LaBeouf. Actually, that was Ben Savage, who joins Danielle Fishel, a recent Fashion Island Bloomies employee, in reprising their roles of Cory and Topanga on the Disney Channel's new Girl Meets World, which follows their characters' daughter. Know what else the two shows have in common? They're satanic!

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AT&T and Disneyland Join Forces to Bring the Sound of Silence to Anaheim Resort

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AT&T? Not a fan. The company has been my home, wireless Internet provider for years, and for years my home, wireless Internet has ... what's the word for more sucky than sucks? The best part: the only choice other than AT&T in my neighborhood is broadband. Two things: that company, which I won't name because I don't want to get sued so let's just say it rhymes with Slime Corner, is equally loathed by customers. And I refuse to pay for anything that helps fund those Bill Cowher commercials. But back to AT&T, my experiences are why I won't bundle my cell-phone service with them. So, good luck, Disneyland!

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Joshua Boren Family Caps Happy Disneyland Trip at Christmastime with Murder-Suicide

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Kelly Boren, daughter Haley and Minnie Mouse at Disneyland
Photos show a happy family enjoying Disneyland at Christmas. A 7-year-old boy and his 5-year-old sister smile, their faces painted. One shot has the little girl proudly showing off her princess costume. Mom and dad appear happy and healthy as well.

But all was not well with the father, 34-year-old Joshua Boren.

The police officer is believed a few weeks later to have fatally shot his wife, the children, his mother-in-law, and then himself.

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