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Archives for November 2012

Calif. dreaming at the L.A. Auto Show

From exotic to fuel-efficient, a variety of  vehicles of today and tomorrow are on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show, which opens today and runs through December 9th at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Some vehicles are making their world debut at the show, which is the first big show of the season in North America.

Auto enthusiasts can “ooh” and “ah” over more than 1,000 cars, trucks and more, including the much talked about Porsche Cayman sports coupe, and the hard-to-get Jaguar XFR-S. Only a few dozen of this much anticipated ultra-high performance Jaguar will be available for sale in the U.S.

The show will also feature a lot of fuel-efficient vehicles. If you’re considering buying a hybrid, electric or alternative fuel vehicle, it’s a great chance to see the latest models up close. The show runs until December 9, 2012. You can purchase discounted tickets to the show on the L.A. Auto Show’s website.

Technology will also be featured at the auto show, as more and more drivers are interested in connecting their iPad, iPhone and smartphones into their vehicle.

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L.A. Auto Show runs through December 9th at the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA

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“Disney Treasures” at the Reagan Library

Movie costumes from Pirates of the Caribbean and other Disney classics are on display through April 2013 at the Reagan Library.


The Reagan Library has a big treat for Disney fans! The largest ever temporary exhibit of memorabilia from decades of Disney, from Disneyland to Disney movies and TV shows, is on display through April 2013 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA.

“Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives,” featuring hundreds of items from the World of Disney, is sure to thrill devoted Disney fans.  You’ll see up close the Black Pearl sailing ship from the Pirates of the Caribbean movie, there are also items from classic Disneyland rides, including a pirate from the original Pirates ride at Disneyland, along with hitchhiking ghosts from The Haunted Mansion.

A character from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride is among the "Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives" exhibit at The Reagan Presidential Library.

Items that span Disney’s entire career are on display, from early Steamboat Willie drawings, to classic Disney costumes, including Mary Poppins’ dress, and gowns and costumes from an array of movies.  There’s also memorabilia from Disney animated features such as the Little Mermaid and Lion King.  Visitors will also enjoy seeing items from Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and Marvel Comic collectibles.


Related post:  Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

Did you know that Walt Disney and Ronald Reagan were longtime friends?  When Disneyland in Anaheim opened its doors in 1955, Reagan hosted the TV broadcast at the Magic Kingdom.  In 1985, Disney World in Florida hosted Reagan’s second presidential inaugural celebration when the weather was too freezing in Washington DC.

D23, the official Disney fan club, is hosting this exhibit, so it’s sure to delight Disney fans of all ages.

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Traffic411 Insider Tip:  There is an additional admission fee to see “Disney Treasures” but it’s worth it.  Visit in the afternoon when the library is less crowded.

Distance from LAX: 49 miles

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