Dress Up for Disneyland's Dapper Day This Sunday

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Star Foreman
You fancy, huh?

Ladies, dig up your grandma's vintage sunglasses and high-rise pencil skirts. Men, get groomed and put on your best bow-tie. It's time to bring Sunday's best to Dapper Day this Sunday on March 1, which will fill Disneyland with old-timey fashionistas once more.

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Disneyland Adult Ticket Price Glass Half Full Argument: They Aren't $100 Yet

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Ah, well, at least gay couples will still be able to afford it.
When I first started taking money from motorists entering Disneyland, parking cost 50 cents. It's $17 now. I don't recall what an adult pass to get into the Anaheim theme park was back in those days, but it certainly was not $99, the new admission price as of last weekend.

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Half of 20 New Measles Cases in the U.S. Are Connected to the Disneyland Outbreak

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
It even blew in 1963.
UPDATE, FEB. 19, 7:30 A.M.: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday it is adding 20 new measles cases, making the total number 141 so far this year in the U.S. Of the 20 new cases, 10 are tied to the mid-December outbreak at Disneyland, according to the CDC. Cases have now been reported in 17 states and Washington, D.C. Do you want the good news or the bad news health officials have regarding this?

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Chairman Bob Iger Says Measles Outbreak is Not Infecting Disneyland Attendance

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A non-infected Disneyland crowd (well, non-infected with measles) in 2011.
Anecdotal evidence I'd heard last weekend about crowds being down at Disneyland in the wake of the measles outbreak aren't being supported by the most powerful Mouseketeer of all: Walt Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger.

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Of Mice and Measles

Luke McGarry

With measles thought to be wiped out in the United States since 2000, December's outbreak at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim and subsequent spread much farther beyond Orange County are unusual from a recent historical perspective.

But the response from the bashers of immigrants, anti-vaxxers and anti-abortionists who have capitalized on the outbreak? No, you could see that coming like a smoke cloud blowing into your southwest Anaheim neighborhood after a nightly fireworks spectacular.

The rhetorical frenzy has been as swift as the disease's spread. State health officials revealed on Jan. 7 that nine confirmed cases of measles were tied to people who had been at Disneyland or Disney's California Adventure between Dec. 15 and Dec. 20. Patients ranged in age from 8 months to 21 years, six victims had not been vaccinated, and five were Disney cast members.

"Although we aren't sure exactly how this year's outbreak began, we assume that someone got infected overseas, visited the parks and spread the disease to others," Dr. Anne Schuchat, who directs the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said during a Jan. 29 news conference.

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What Do Disneyland, Measles and Abortion Have to Do with Each Other?

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It's not getting vaccinated but what's in the vial, say anti-abortion groups.
Forget illegals, anti-vaxxers or Jenny McCarthy: A Washington, D.C.-based right-to-life group is blaming abortion for the spread of measles across the country by people who were at the Disney Resort in Anaheim in mid-December.

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OC Atheists (So Hot Right Now) Hold "I Am Charlie" Event to Let Everyone Draw Cartoons

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Charlie Hebdo
UPDATE, JAN. 22, 1:44 P.M.: Atheists are so hot right now, and by "right now" I mean "tonight through Sunday morning." As mentioned in the original post (that has all the details), Orange County's Backyard Skeptics hold a "speed discussion" event with a Christian Toastmasters group at a Huntington Beach church tonight, and an OC atheist is recruiting like-minded folks to counter-demonstrate against Christians in front of Disneyland Sunday morning. Now, Backyard Skeptics say they'll shoehorn in another gathering Saturday: an "I Am Charlie" demonstration at Huntington Beach Pier, where passersbys will be encouraged "to draw cartoonish pictures of any prophet, deity or religion in a funny or mocking way."

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2 More Orange County Measles Cases; 59 in State with 42 Linked to Disney Resorts: Update

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A boy after three days with a measles rash. This photo was created in 1963.
UPDATE NO. 6, JAN. 21, 3:58 P.M.: On the same day Orange County health officials revealed there are now two more cases of measles in the county, state health officials announced at a press conference there have been 59 confirmed cases in California since December, which 42 of them linked to initial exposure at Disneyland or Disney's California Adventure.

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Jonathan E. Olsen Accused of Selling Inactivated Disneyland Tickets via craigslist

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Courtesy of Costa Mesa Police Department
Jonathan E. Olsen was popped for petty theft and drug paraphernalia possession.
A parolee faces theft charges for allegedly selling invalid Disneyland tickets to a woman who responded to a craigslist ad, according to Costa Mesa Police--which does nothing to disprove my time-tested theory: You don't mess with The Mouse.

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Bob Iger: Star Wars to Have Greater Presence at Disneyland, Just Not the Star Wars We've Seen

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Back to Star Tours and the Indiana Jones ride, old man!
Star Wars has been associated with Disneyland since before Star Tours opened at the Anaheim theme park on April 12, 1992, and now two years after the Walt Disney Co. bought Lucasfilm for $4 billion, the entertainment giant's chief has revealed the movie franchise will be even more greatly integrated into the Mouse House.

Well, at least part of the Star Wars franchise will be ...

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