Elvis Meets Tinker Bell

Sometimes the Cast Members of Tinker Bell's team would surprise her by dressing up at the receiving end of her flight. On this particular night, they were dressed as Elvis. This was her favorite of their costumed appearances. In the background, you can see the mattress used for Tinker Bell to crash into.
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Tinker Bell Has Flown Away

I am sorry to say that Gina can not make it to Mouse-Con now. Her work with FEMA has deployed her to the middle of the US to assist after a flood. She is very upset that she can't make it back to California to meet everyone at Mouse-Con this year, no one can stop Mother Nature. She has to go where she is needed. -Joshua Shaffer 
If you were planning on meeting Tinker Bell at Mouse-Con this year, here are the links to order an autographed PHOTO or autographed Tinker Bell PIN.

Meet Tinker Bell in Person

Gina will be attending her first convention on November 3, 2019, in Concord California for Mouse-Con. She will have a booth to meet with people and to sign autographs. At some point in the day, she will be speaking on a panel about her time as Tinker Bell.
Plan on coming to Mouse-Con to stop by and say hello.
Remember, if you ever saw Tinker Bell fly during the fireworks between 1983-2005, it was her.
For more information about Mouse-Con, please visit their website.
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Tinker Bell's Mother's Day Fun Fact

Gina Rock, the longest flying Tinker Bell in Disneyland history, was pregnant with both of her children while flying across the castle for the fireworks show. She gave birth to her daughter in 1984 and then her son in 1987.

Because her doctor was concerned for her safety while being pregnant, he had Gina's mother go to the top of the Matterhorn to inspect the harness set up and fitting to approve it for flight. The doctor respected her opinion because she had worked with doctors for so many years. She said Gina would be safe to fly until she was 4 months along. Both times she was pregnant coincided with the downtime of the fireworks flight. With her second pregnancy, she got a doctors note to give the okay to Disney for her to fly. Disney didn't fly Tink in the winter time.
Gina said this was her favorite Disney magic, becoming a mother.
She flew from 1983-2005.
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How Gina Went from Tinker Bell into Disaster Recovery

Gina was interviewed on a different type of podcast. This podcast is The Civil Engineering Podcast. Gina talks about how she went from gymnastics to being an aerialist in the circus, flying high over Disneyland, and then into Public Assistance/FEMA as a Program Delivery Manager for Jacobs where she met and works with multiple types of engineers. She started with Hurricane Katrina in 2005. You need to listen to hear the whole story. Click THIS LINK to listen to her interview.
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Unseen Photo Of The Basketball Court

This fun fact was one of the original, and most shared, fun facts that I heard which sparked my interest in Disneyland history.
There is a half basketball court in the top of the mountain. Rumor has it that the reason they built a basketball court in the top of the mountain was that, back in the 1950s, the building codes prohibited any structure from being that tall unless it was a sports structure. It is located about two-thirds of the way up. It was actually built as a break room for Cast Members, for the mountain climbers to get ready for their climbs, and for Tinker Bell to prepare for her flight during the fireworks. They also added a ping-pong table. These are the photos of the court that get shared around all the time.
Here is a never before seen photo of the basketball “court” with Tinker Bell before her flight. This is Gina Rock, the longest flying Tinker Bell in Disneyland history. She flew from 1983-2005. She liked shooting hoops with her team or playing ping-pong before she …

Pixie Dust Donations

Thank you, everyone, who purchased the autographed bottles of Pixie Dust in December.
Gina donated all of the money from the sales to the Los Angeles Make-A-Wish foundation.
There are still some bottles left. If you would like an autographed bottle of Pixie Dust signed by Gina Rock, the longest flying Tinker Bell in Disneyland history, check out her website.