Gary J. Chambers has been your host of the Mouse Lounge for nearly five years. Gary is a native Californian with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from California State University, Fresno. In his "real life" Gary is a RESNA® Certified Assistive Technology Professional directly involved in improving the quality of life for senior residents of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.
Gary first visited Disneyland when he was five and has a fond memory of telling off Honest John Foulfellow so he would stop harassing Pinocchio. As an adult, Disneyland became an annual pilgrimage, first from nearby Fresno, then increasingly far away... from Seattle, New Orleans, and Naples FL., where Walt Disney World became his "home" park. In 2007, Gary returned to California where today he resides on the Central Coast, only three and a half hours drive from Disneyland. He can generally be found in the park once a month meeting with fans, recording fresh footage, or in line at the corn dog cart!
Says Gary about the Mouse Lounge Podcast: "The show gives me an opportunity to share my hobbies of Disney History and the Disney Parks in a way that is creative and engaging. I have met many outstanding individuals as a result of my work on the show, some of whom have become lifelong friends. If just for the latter, it's worth all the work. I love writing and producing the show and I hope it will continue to thrive and as Walt once said, "... be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world."