Tue 9/13/2005 10:30p
|"did he visit the Disneyland after that?"|
Yes. Ronald Reagan was part of either the 30th or 35th anniversary celebrations - don't remember which, but I believe it was just after he left office.
To the people that thanked me for posting the letter, you are very welcome! :)
Tue 9/13/2005 10:33p
|And to those that feel the need to turn this into a political debate... please stop. I'm using my own personal bandwidth to bring you that letter because I thought that as Disneyland enthusiasts, you would appreciate that the President of the United States recognized the Happiest Place on Earth on its fiftieth anniversary.|
If you want to discuss politics, we have an entire forum dedicated to just that.
Tue 9/13/2005 10:36p
|From "Seeing Stars:"|
>>If you have any doubts about Disneyland as a magnet for celebrities, just walk into the lobby of the Disneyland Hotel and take a look at the display of historic photos of VIP's which lines one Wall of Fame (on the west side of the lobby of the Marina tower, near the Fantasia store.) Just about everyone who is anyone has had their picture taken at Disneyland. Take a look at the photos, and you'll recognize countless famous faces.
While Khruschev never made it to the park, just about every other politician and world leader has been here. Included are photos of U.S. Presidents John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Dwight Eisenhower, George Bush and Harry Truman. Richard Nixon is seen with his wife and adult children on a 1968 visit; President Jimmy Carter was photographed out jogging next to the "America Sings" building, surrounded by Secret Service men. In a poignant photo, Senator Robert Kennedy is pictured boarding the Matterhorn bobsleds with his kids, the day before he was assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel.<<
(Reagan returned in January of 1990 to kick off the 35th Birthday celebrations. I know, because I was there, too,)
Tue 9/13/2005 10:37p
|(P.S. Thanks for the post, David. I had heard NOTHING about this.)|
Wed 9/14/2005 12:24a
|>>In a poignant photo, Senator Robert Kennedy is pictured boarding the Matterhorn bobsleds with his kids, the day before he was assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel.<<|
Whoa, I've never heard that before. How sad.
Wed 9/14/2005 4:54a
|<<I have never been to the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, the Vatican, the Great Wall of China yet I appreciate the historical and natural significance of each of these locations.>>|
I been to them all.....but Disneyland still easily tops all of them ;D.
Wed 9/14/2005 5:30a
|wahooskipper...you just go elected President of the United States...what are you going to do next?|
Wed 9/14/2005 8:57a
again, iluv..... Thank you!
Wed 9/14/2005 8:58a
Wow, great info.... Thank you!
Wed 9/14/2005 8:59a
CELEBRATE DISNEYLAND'S 50TH BIRTHDAY!!