Monthly Archives: June 2011

25 – Womphopper’s Wagon Works 1

The Golden Horseshoe runs 10 shows a day all Summer of 1980, but with the Fall comes shorter hours and fewer late shows. I move out of my Anaheim apartment, find a place down the hill from Universal City Studios … Continue reading

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24 – Disneyland 1980: What I Did That Summer

After a two more days of practice and observation Wally tells me, “Your costume is up in my room. Tomorrow I’ll do the first two shows, then you’re going on while I go to the track.” That night I sit … Continue reading

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22 – Training for the Shoe

The first thing I do after I hang up the phone is shave off the beard. Next morning I’m in the audience at the Golden Horseshoe Revue. After the show, the house clears and cast members start preparing for the … Continue reading

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21 – The Call

So I’m back at the Mountain and it’s business as usual. I might have taken the Disney rejection a lot harder, but for the wonderful situation I was in at Spillikin Corners. The character of Prof. Spillikin would not have … Continue reading

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20 – The Audition

In December of 1979 my eldest sister Lisa was working in A&R at Warner Records. Every day a copy of Variety (‘The Bible of Show Business’) crossed her desk and she always delivered it unopened to her boss. On this … Continue reading

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6 – The Golden Horseshoe Revue

One day in the summer of 1970 some friends and I decide to try to do everything in Disneyland in just one day. On a dash through Frontierland I spy open doors in a corner building – the Golden Horseshoe … Continue reading

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