Monday, September 23, 2013

Disneyland, the only constant is change.

So the last few weeks I have read a lot of internet jargon about "Court of Angels" and Starbucks. Mostly negative, about how they can't take something away that has so much history, and how can they add a corporation to the park! Let me address the Starbucks first, so my wife and many Landers love the #CupOfJo so this is an exciting change. From what I have seen they are maintaining the Market House name just adding "sponsored by Starbucks" much like the Enchanted Tiki Room sponsored by Dole, or many other sponsorships around the park that have come and gone. Since it's inception Main Street was a living shopping area with different store fronts, brassieres anyone?! So to me Starbucks is jut going with the tradition started since 1955. Now the Court of Angels, it's a beautiful and quite corner of the park where many have been proposed too. I get that, I do....but, the Club that Walt wanted now needs expansion and upgrade and this little nook has to change. Some gripe is that a part of the park that was created for everyone is no being changed to an eletist entrance, most of the ones saying that have not dined at club 33 (This is coming from someone that felt that way about the club till I walked in and my skin turned into chicken skin, knowing Walt built this and never saw it) Change is constant, when expansion is needed sometimes things are lost that is how Walt wanted it: "Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world."-Walt Disney

This is a great post from 2006, Thanks to Andy Castro for posting it:

Friday, September 20, 2013

THOR: Treasures of Asgard Coming to Disneyland

THOR: Treasures of Asgard to Debut at Disneyland November 1, 2013

Astrophysicist Jane Foster has been studying the "Bifrost," a cosmic bridge that allows Thor to travel between the Nine Realms, including Earth. She has determined that the Bifrost is set to open again in Southern California and has pinpointed the precise location at Innoventions in Disneyland Park.

Inside Innoventions, Foster and her team are preparing for the opening of the Bifrost with the installation of THOR: Treasures of Asgard, a collection of objects brought to Earth straight from Asgard. After viewing the exhibit, guests will be invited to enter a chamber where the Bifrost will transport them to Asgard for an audience with Thor himself!

Limited Time Magic

Starting today you can take home a special poster celebrating the release of 'Iron Man 3' on Blu-ray September 24 as well as ABC's new TV series 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' while supplies last!

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Neverlanders Scarf

The Neverlanders scarf-

The scarf is an idea that is derived from Soccer Supporter Culture. Since the early 1900's predominantly in England, club supporters have worn them with their club colors, crest, players names, and many more reasons. A scarf is something you cherish and is worn with pride. So when Cyndee and I came up with the idea of making a Neverlanders scarf it was with that in mind, something the members and supporters of the SC could wear with pride. So this years scarf has the Colors of the Mouse, our Club name, Mickeys face (It all started with a mouse), his hands signaling 1313 (Which is the MM for Mickey Mouse or address of Disneyland 1313 Harbor Blvd) and Our SCs Crest. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did in creating it.


Becoming Neverlanders: Anthony & Dana's Journey

We like Disney, All things Disney. Ok, maybe "like" is an understatement. Disney is a way of life for us! Our son's middle name is Elias just like Walt himself, thats how much we love Disney. Disney has always been a huge part of my life. Movies, characters, and annual trips to Disneyland since I was very young. I've been a pass holder for 12 years now and I'm married to Anthony, an ex Disney cast member who also has a love for Disney like I do. One day I came across an instagram user with Neverlanders SC on their profile and immediately I was excited to learn about it. I wondered what they were about. In all the years Anthony and I dated we had been going to Disney at least once a week and I had never seen this group at the parks but was intrigued and had to learn more. I mentioned this Social Club to Anthony and he researched and started reading on anything he found related to the Neverlanders. He came across the forum and got all the members instagram handles. We proceeded by adding all the members on Instagram and little by little started interacting with them. Soon enough Anthony started communicating with one of the founders, Angel, through email and text messaging. One day, at Disneyland we crossed paths and recognized eachother, we said hello talked a bit and went on our way. It felt like a total bromance was created that day between Angel and Anthony. Shortly after that encounter, Anthony got a text from Angel inviting us to join on their Disney day.

From that point on Angel and I kept in contact. After being invited to hang out once, we got invited to hang out with the Neverlanders at Disneyland a handful of times. This helped Dana and I build relationships with other members. We started getting invited to Neverlander functions that normally are only for Neverlanders. They considered us friends and didnt mind us joining on the fun. We enjoyed their company and everything was going great. I not only felt like I was making new friends but it felt like a family to me. We started trusting these people with our son. We hung out for a few months and put in effort and time to get to know everyone. We eventually got invited to our first meet, which typically are for members only with a couple of guest spots. While hanging with them we got to see some Neverlander "proposals" to join the SC. If you've never seen the Neverlander proposals on Instagram when someone gets invited then you're missing out! The proposals are special moments for the ones being invited. The Neverlanders dont just simply ask "Do you want to join our club?" They think it through, plan and surprise whoever they are asking. It's truly a special moment that will stand lasting in everyone's memories til the end of time. 


Our Proposal
So how were we asked? Well, we were asked the weekend of D23 and it was such an amazing moment and way to be asked. Friday morning we saw all the members posting on their instagrams, a picture of themselves by the mail box with the caption "second star to the right and straight on til morning" Confused and curious by all this we asked a friend/member what it meant and she said it had something to do with D23. Monday comes and we finally got to see what it all meant. Our mailbox had been bombarded with post cards. Every member customized their own post card asking if we would like to join their family. Without any hesitation we said YES!

Ever since then we have had some of the best times with these people. All strangers at one point have become family. We spend entire days with these people and are willing to let our son be around every single one of them without a worry in the world. Each one of them has a special place in our hearts and we stand by them through thick and thin. The best advice that we can give when it comes to joining this family is.. BE YOU! We may appear to be intimidating but we're not. We are all down to earth people who love Disney. I promise you one thing, not a single one of us will turn down a hello, question, or even a picture. All you have to do is try, like we did.

Dana, Anthony & Nixon

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Neverlander Problems

Hello my name is Angel and I have a problem. 

Hi Angel.

I have not visited the Disneyland Resort in 5 days as of today (9.7.13). The scratching of the neck, the constant day dreaming has begun. What hurts more is I will not visit the Resort for another week!! Maybe Vegas will keep my mind of it, but who knows...once you have the itch you have the itch.

When was your last time?

Friday, September 6, 2013

CHOC Walk 2013

Join Neverlanders SC Sunday, October 13 for CHOC Walk in the Park 2013! CHOC Walk in the Park is an annual event held at the Disneyland Resort to raise money for the Children's Hospital of Orange County. These funds support care, services, education and research that CHOC provides to the community.
Join Team Neverlanders SC or donate HERE!
Each team member will receive a lanyard and Neverlanders SC 2 1/4" button!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

From Strangers to Friend to Family

This is what the Neverlander SC has become.  Growing up I was a military brat and moved around a lot.  We would move every 9 months to 10 years to a new state sometimes even to a new country.  So I never really had many friends or close friend who I considered family.  I have lived in Las Vegas now for over ten years but still I had not made many friends here.  I met Angel and Cyndee through my cousin about 5 years ago because they cheered for the same soccer team.  We started hanging out a lot at Disneyland and because great friends.  I now consider them part of my family. 

Then in October 2012 they told me about an idea they had about starting a Disneyland Social Club that would bring Disney lovers together.  Of course I jumped at the opportunity to join and I did as an original member of the Neverlanders.  Who knew that their idea would give me the group of friends I had always wanted and would grow into a family. 

Usually when it comes to meeting new people I am very shy and not very outgoing at first.  But for some reason this did not happen with this group of people.  The first meet was me, Angel, Cyndee, Billy, Jen, Cehcee, Chandra, and Sarah.  It was like I had known these people my whole life and we got along so well.  It was so comfortable that we were joking around how people thought SC stood for swingers club after about 5 minutes of meeting each other.  It could not have been a more amazing day.

By the next meet the group had grown by more than double and those people fit in and we got along just as good as the first meet.  It was amazing how total strangers could just meet and right away everyone get along.  And we keep adding people all them time and they too fit seamlessly into the group.  I consider every member of this group my family now and love them all.

We get along so well and have grown into a family that we do everything together, and I mean everything.  If two of us are at the park, we hang out together.  If 15 of us are there, we hang out.  There are very few times you will ever see a Neverlander by themselves at the park.  We also hang out outside the parks.  We go to movies, Walt's Barn in Burbank, the beach, dinners, soccer games, cycLAvia, or just hang out at each others house together.  A lot of the members even got matching tattoo to show our love for the group and each other.  Almost everyone talks to each other every day.  We just love being around each other and enjoying each others company.  Now that's a family. 

I don't personally have children but many of the members do and we consider them BabyNeverlanders.  We all look forward to them growing up in this family and enjoying the parks as a group for decades to come. 

So for those who think this is just a Disney fad, or just a group of people who just hang out at Disneyland together they are mistaken.  This is a group of strangers, who became friend, who are now a family and will continue to be so for years to come.

Upcoming Disney Events!

Limited Time Annual Passholder Magic Event

In celebration of the Little Mermaid Diamond Edition releasing, Disneyland will be having the extra magic hours for annual passholders again! This means after DCA closes annual passholders can still hang out at thepark an extra 3 hours.Keep in mind that you need to register and get a wristband the day of the event or they will not let you in for the extra hours! This event will only take place two thursdays this month. Dates and times are as follows:
Thusday, September 5,2013 (Today)
Thursday September 19,2013
Hours: 8pm-11pm

Celebrate Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

Today, September 5th marks 86 years since Oswald debuted in a short film titled "Trolley Troubles" In celebration, DCA will have this delicious ice cream sundae inspired by Oswald and comes in a trolley souvenir cup. You can find this sundae in Clarabelle's ice cream shop for a limited time. Last day to get a hold of one of these sundaes is September 8!!

Unleash the Villains!

September 13, 2013

Who is ready for Friday the 13!? Neverlanders are!  Disneyland will be having this special spine tingling event! Disneyland will be open from 8pm-1:00 am. Which also happens to be the 13th hour! Disney Villains will be all over the park making appearances. 13 disney villains will be out that night keep an eye out for more announcements and hope we hope to see many of you ghouly faces!!


Photo By: Disneyphotos84

Mickeys Halloween Party!

Mickeys Halloween Party is coming soon! Buy your tickets now before they sell out! Halloween time has been extended to 13 nights. You get to dress up or your little ones and trick or treat at Disneyland! Doesnt get better than that! Annual Passholders save on tickets if purchased ahead of time!

Dates & Times

Friday, September 27, 2013 – 7:00 p.m. to midnight
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 – 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Friday, October 4, 2013 – 7:00 p.m. to midnight
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 – 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Friday, October 11, 2013 – 7:00 p.m. to midnight
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 – 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Friday, October 18, 2013 – 7:00 p.m. to midnight
Monday, October 21, 2013 – 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 – 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Friday, October 25, 2013 – 7:00 p.m. to midnight
Monday, October 28, 2013 – 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 – 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 31, 2013 – 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

No Ordinary Overalls!


These overalls might be seem like some cute vintage mickey mouse overalls to anyone looking at them but to the Neverlanders they are special. These overalls belonged to one of our members. Her name is Chandra. In November 2012, the Neverlanders had their first official meet with the first 8 members. These 8 members didnt know eachother besides Cyndee and Angel, our founders. During this meet Chandra handed these overalls to Cyndee so that they can be used by her daughters instead of thrown away. As more members joined with other kids, Cyndee had the brilliant idea of passing these overalls down to all the baby neverlanders that can fit into them! First baby neverlander to wear them is Izzy the youngest of Angel & Cyndee's two daughters. Tula was unfortunately too big to fit into them. Izzy has now outgrown them and will be passed down to David & Sarah's baby girl, Little Lady. Here's a picture of Izzy wearing them..
We will continue to add a picture of each baby neverlander that gets to wear these special overalls. We hope that we can continue this until soon to be born Baby Ellie can wear them.  

About Us

Welcome to our blog! Neverlanders SC is a Disney Social Club made up of strangers that have become family. We all share the same passion for what Walter Elias Disney created. Our family was established in October 2012. Our founders came up with the idea and at first the club consisted of only 8 members. By the second meet we had 20+ members. Many think that we all were friends prior to this but in reality none of us knew eachother and didnt even follow eachother on instagram. Automatically we all clicked and now we are inseparable and a strong knit family. For this reason we are an invite only club. We all love Walt and love anything and everything Disney.