Sunday, September 21th, 11:00am ’till 3:00pm
Walt Disney’s Barn Public Day
Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn, Los Angeles Live Steamers area Griffith Park, Los Angeles
The third Sunday in each month, Walt Disney’s Barn Museum, the original Santa Fe & Disneyland Combine Coach, and Ollie Johnston’s Victorian Train Depot, are open for public visiting from 11 am to 3 pm. Informative volunteer Barn Crew members are on hand to describe the history and contents. Often, Disney veterans and Legends drop by for chats and autographs. Parking and admission are free. Free will donations are accepted by the Carolwood Foundation. Directions and additional information available here.
Carolwood Pacific Historical Society UnMeeting 2014
This year, the annual UnMeeting will be Sept. 26-27-28 at Walt Disney World!
Be sure to register at the link at the bottom of the page (no charge) so we have an accurate head count.
Schedule – current as of August 14
Friday Sept. 26
10 am -3 pm Meet inside Magic Kingdom for a special experience designed exclusively for our UnMeeting attendees. (Park passes or admission required)
4:30 pm until ?
Meet for socializing at Trails End Restaurant at Ft. Wilderness Campground
Saturday Sept. 27, noon
BBQ at Ft. Wilderness Campground at Fleischmann’s campsite. This is a BYOB event with food provided.
Saturday afternoon, Carolwood Pacific Room, Wilderness Lodge Resort
Note: there’s free transportation from Ft. Wilderness Campground to Wilderness Lodge aboard the Bay Lake ferry.
Gather at Carolwood Pacific Room in the Annex to the main building at Wilderness Lodge for desserts, Disneyana, railroadiana, etc. Michael Broggie will be available for chatting about Walt, trains, etc. and will have copies of his new, updated full color 4th Edition of Walt Disney’s Railroad Story.
Note: This year, WDW scheduled a major overhaul of the train tracks surrounding the Magic Kingdom beginning Sept. 22 and lasting three months, so we will not have the “behind the scenes steam train” experience as in years past. We are asking for a representative of Imagineering or the WDW Railroad to meet at the Carolwood Pacific Room on Saturday to describe the project.
Sunday Sept. 28
Breakfast Buffet at Trails End Restaurant
Form carpooling for trip to Tavares, FL
Civil War-themed trip with the wood-fired steamer originating in Tavares, FL and round trips from the historic town of Mt. Dora to Tavares and return pulled by a 1941 vintage GE 45-ton diesel. Tavares is about 5 miles from Mt. Dora. Carpooling is recommended.
Operations Manager, Neil Bagaus, tells Society Member Phil Piet that he will arrange an up-close steam engine “encounter”. Also, the 1918 vintage wooden drover’s caboose (capacity: 4 in copula, 12 downstairs) will be reserved for us on a first come basis. It will be on the Civil War train. We will enjoy lunch at O’Keefe’s Restaurant http://okeefesirishpub.net/menusok.html , just a block or so from the Tavares depot before/after our “tour” and Civil War train ride. Civil War train tickets are about $15.
Required UnMeeting Registration (no charge)
We need headcount ASAP. To register on line go to: http://www.rodneyrecor.com/Carolwood/UnMeeting2014/
Have an event to post? Email roundhouse (at) carolwood.com and your request will be submitted for approval.