Reading Challenge: Get Disneyland ready with our fun park facts!

In honor of our Summer Reading Challenge, we’re highlighting fun Disneyland secrets all month long. As we enter into the 4th week, we want to keep you motivated with fun sights you might see if you’re our grand prize winner. Remember, just 300 minutes of reading and you’ll be entered into the drawing! You have until August 30th to complete the challenge!

Fun Fact #4: a very special palm tree!

Head to the Jungle Cruise, not only to see the wild animals, but to see a very special palm tree that has been at the Disneyland park since before it was built! This prominent palm tree belonged to the Dominguez Family who sold their farm in Anaheim to Walt Disney! The families one request with the sale was that their beloved family tree, which had been a wedding gift, remain untouched as part of the park. Mr. Disney agreed, and the tree still stands in the park today!


Jody Vaynshtok

Jody is a California-licensed speech language pathologist with eight years of industry and clinical experience. She has worked with both adult and pediatric populations during her time at private practice, birth-to-three, and hospital facilities. She is experienced in the assessment and treatment of a variety of communication and cognitive disorders. In addition, Jody has a passion for working with adults looking to achieve clearer communication. Jody received her BS in Speech and Hearing Sciences and MS in Medical Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Washington. She was a part of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford’s cleft and craniofacial clinic participating in the multidisciplinary assessment and treatment of children born with craniofacial abnormalities. She holds a staff position at UCSF and is the lead speech language pathologist for the department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery’s Hearing Loss Clinic. When she's not busy having fun with her clients Jody enjoys spending time with her husband, Anton, friends and family. And if she's not headed out somewhere fun for dinner, you might find her at Bar Method working out!