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Happy National Elephant Day - A Ringling Brothers Tribute

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Thank you to the Feld Family for a wonderful experience.
This piece comes from a performer who shared two years with the famous Circus, Ringling Bros. I first would like to state for the record that I was proud to be part of this wonderful Circus History of Ringling Bros. and give a heartfelt thank you to the Feld family for making this 146-year piece of history to be so magical for both the performers as well as their audiences across the U. S. As a kid growing up in the 60’s, it was a time when this type of live show that included the animal acts was accepted.
Although I do not believe that animals should be locked up in small cages, especially large lions, tigers, and bears, it is important that the truth be told from those that lived behind the scenes of the Red or Blue curtain about the way these animals were handled. I believe that nature does not dictate for man to control large wild animals, but many were raised since birth in a human habitat environment, and many would never su…

The Proper Way To Spell Tinker Bell

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Many have been confused as to how our favorite pixies name should be written. According to Disneyland’s website, it is “Tinker Bell” not “Tinkerbell” or “TinkerBell.”

If you would like further proof, this is an excerpt from the J.M. Barrie book Peter and Wendy, published in 1911.

Gina and I got into a debate about this because she WAS Tinker Bell for over 21 years and she had been writing her name down wrong all this time. Lol

For more info about Gina Rock, the longest flying Tinker Bell in Disneyland history, visit her website www.FlyingTinkerBell.org

Tink Launching Off The Matterhorn In Disneyland 1985

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It took me a while to convince Gina to let me post this photo. She didn't want people seeing her behind. Lol
This is what it looked like to launch Gina off the Matterhorn for the nightly fireworks.
This is an excerpt from Disney's internal magazine Disneyland Line. It was published on August 22, 1985.

For more photos of Gina, visit her website www.FlyingTinkerBell.org

For an autograph photo of Gina as Tinker Bell, go HERE.
New Tinker Bell pin design is to honor all the flying Tinker Bells in Disneyland history. Order yours HERE

Looking For Photos Of Cast Members With Tink

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(Gina with Pyrotechnic Technician Jim)
If there are any Cast Members out there that had a photo taken with Gina in her Tinker Bell costume from 1983-2005 send them my way so I can add them to her website www.FlyingTinkerBell.org
If you have any photos of her from wardrobe or just flying, that would be great too.
Please send photos to FlyingTink@yahoo.com

For an autograph photo of Gina as Tinker Bell, go HERE.
If you want to be a part of something, my new Tinker Bell pin design is up on www.KickStarter.com looking for backers. It is to honor all the flying Tinker Bells in Disneyland history.


Gina Interviewed on Disney With Daddy And Daughter Podcast

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Gina Rock, the longest flying Tinker Bell in Disneyland history, was interviewed on the Disney with Daddy and Daughter podcast. 
Published 9/7/18. There was some issue with audio feedback toward the end that couldn't be helped.
https://disneywithdaddyanddaughter.podbean.com/e/episode-93-flying-with-tinkerbell-aka-gina-rock/
To learn more about Gina visit her website www.FlyingTinkerBell.org
If you like the podcast, you can follow them on their Facebook and you can also get a pin.