#retroday. My mom, brother and me in 1957, waiting for the train, with our new squeaky-bill Donald hats. My mom went home to be with the Lord on July 11. She loved Disneyland, and made sure we always got 2 trips there each summer.
#retroday...Here's me with a couple of Splash Mountains residents in July of '89. I was 7 at the time. This trip I went with my best friend Jill her mom and my mom. I haven't seen these pics probably since '89. Brought back lots of good memories, just even looking through pictures books seeing old pics. Thanks for having days like this MW!!
#retroday I totally forgot I had this picture. Upon finding it I found it bitter sweet and very sad. This was probably the last time I ever hung out with my mom at DL before she got sick. Have I would of known I would have tried to cherish this moment better. This is the only pic I have of her that day, and she's smiling :). Oh and this is Teagan at 11 months old I forgot we had taken her before h More...
#RetroDay some of my favorites (going clockwise from the left:) abandoned baby in front of the castle; the head hancho, my mom, and i; me in toontown jail; me peeking into goofys garden?; and me on the bench, with my uncle and dad talking in the background
#Retroday Final one unless I manage to dig more out late tonight. Dad, my 2 brothers, my cousin and I on the Mark Twain in the mid 90s. Love that I'm smacking my older bro. Rare that dad isn't the one behind the lens.
#RetroDay ~ June 1995 ~ I was 16 and just graduated HS. Top left, my first Hatter hat @ DL (no idea why I thought clown print was cool); Top right, Hangin' w/ Hook (notice he's got hold of my hair); Bottom left, Dancing w/ The Goof on Main St; Bottom right, who remembers the giant Hatter & White Rabbit in Fantasyland??? :o)
#RetroDay Here's some pictures from my first trip to Disneyland in '96. My parents in the top left. Then my Grandparents top middle with me by ROA. Then I guess top left is the first picture, with a character, that I didn't end up crying haha. My Mom even saved my first ever ticket! They're the ones that jump started my love for Disney!
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Mr. Disney was one of five children, four boys and a girl. He was the fourth born Disney son. He was named after his parents pastor and friend Walter Parr, a preacher at St. Paul Congregational Church. The pastor, in turn, will later name his son Elias, after Walt's father.
Most of Walt's childhood was spent on a farm in Marceline, Missouri, where he began drawing, painting and selling pictures to neighbors and family friends. In 1911, the family moved to Kansas City, where his love for trains really developed. His Uncle, Mike Martin, was a train Engineer who worked on the route between Fort Madison, Iowa, and Marceline. Walt would later work a summer job with the railroad, selling newspapers and snacks to the travelers. To read more about Walts love for trains
Video: Walt riding the Lilly Belle at the Studio. Video courtesy of The Walt Disney Family Museum.
To watch a short biography of Walts life:
Walt and Lillian Disney with unnamed friend, London, 1935.
Walt Disney in my opinion, is a wonderful example of the American dream! He represents: imagination, optimism, creation, and self-made success in the American tradition. He brought us closer to the future, while telling us of the past, it is certain, Walt Disney was a great man! He and his brother Roy co-founded Walt Disney Productions, which became one of the best-known motion-picture production companies in the world! Disney was an innovative animator and created the cartoon characters we all love to watch today. :) He won 22 Academy Awards during his lifetime, and was the founder of the magical playgrounds that ties us all together, Disneyland and Disney World. Had he been alive today he would be 112 years old! Happy birthday Walt! Thank you so much for believing in your dreams! You are a true inspiration.
In honor of today, it would be fun if we all mentioned our favorite quote from Mr. Disney. I'll go first, I have many, but this one always sticks out:
"I've always been interested in the past and history and I think it's vital."
Thanks for reading and watching! Hope you all have a terrific Thursday!