Just like Castmember.com reorganized, so has the Disneyland Alumni Club. Over the past year we've realigned our focus, incorporated and become a fully tax-deductible 501(c)(3) organization (also qualifying as a California Tax Exempt charity under 23701(d)). Our charitable mission is to further support the spirit of Walt Disney in our work with the Children's Hospital of Orange County.
Although this is somewhat of a plea for members to join at www.disneylandalumni.org, it's more an announcement to let you know that the Club will be celebrating Disneyland's 55th Anniversary with a gala celebratory party at the Disneyland Hotel on July 17th (Saturday night). We've got an all star lineup, and some truly special appearances. We'll also be honoring those we lost in the recent past who had planned to join us: Roy Disney, Fess Parker and, of course, Art Linkletter. Their families will be there to support the Club and celebrate the unique contributions of these special people.
More information is available at the Club website (above), as well as many friends and former Cast Members. We'd welcome any and ALL ex-Cast Members from ANY Disney organization, whether WDW, EPCOT, Studio, Tokyo, Paris, China, Imagineering or anywhere else. This Club is to preserve Walt's legacy and we hope you'll join us in recognizing his first and most famous creation: Disneyland.
(in the spirit of disclosure, I'm on the Board of the Club as legal counsel)