#News#WOC#games#FunWheelChallenge Starting on November 16th while you're waiting for World of Color-Winter Dreams, you will have the opportunity to play a game (Fun Wheel Challenge) using your phones and Mickey's Fun Wheel. The fun wheel will show a series of colors and you will respond with the appropriate sequence of colors on your phone. The person with the fastest response and most ac More...
I completed the whole 24 hours at Disneyland and boy am I tired. I arrived at the park around 2am on the 24th and have to say surprisingly it was not as crowded as I thought it would have been. At 6 am they opened the park and had the marching band ceremony. And everyone was off to the park high fived some of the cast members while making my way down Main Street. Lines were very short in the a. More...
##Fun Disneyland Fact #4 - The Haunted Mansion Holiday Ginerbread Facts - It took 3 ½ weeks and a total of 213 hours to buil; It’s made of 60lbs of fondant; 30lbs of chocolate (used as glue); 50lbs of royal icing; 500lbs of gingerbread; The scent of gingerbread is piped into the guest corridor
##Fun Disneyland Facts #2 - According to Rod Miller (Piano Player at Coke Corner) - If the flag points straight down Main Street towards the Castle it will rain within 1 hour. It may not be scientific, but it does work.
##Fun Disneyland Fact #1 - Walt Disney was afraid of mice. Though certainly well-known, Mickey Mouse is not the most recognizable character in the world; he ranks third, after Santa Claus and Ronald McDonald.
#Fun Disneyland Fact #2 - The Matterhorn (1959, remodeled 1978) has tracks consisting of tubular steel. The tubular tracks are HOLLOW, and they are pressurised inside. A computer monitors the pressure, and if it drops below a certain value (due to cracks in the track or whatever) then the whole ride is automatically shut down. The Height of the ride is 80 feet (Mountain 146 ft) The length of the More...
#Fun Disneyland Fact #1 - Big Thunder Mountain, built in 1979, is covered with 9.5 acres of painted concrete. BTMRR is controlled by computer and its name is Fred. It is voice activated. The ride is also designed so that anyone stuck on the ride due to power failure isn't stuck in a critical spot, and there are 3 places where the trains can stop normally if in a high-gravity location, and 3 places More...
#Fun Fact #2 - The buildings size at Disneyland is not unlike that at Disney World. The buildings are constructed to look smaller coming in so that you want to hurry to get to all of the attractions. This also has the opposite effect while guest are leaving the park. Because the buildings appear closer, the guests are made to think they have plenty of time to get out. This way the guests will slow More...
#Fun Fact #1 - Because of its enormous size, Space Mountain was built 15 feet below ground to make sure it would fit the existing scale of Disneyland park's other structures. Space Mountain goes below ground level not to maintain a scale with the rest of Disneyland. It does so to adhere to the City of Anaheim building codes. To go below ground level is very expensive and Disneyland tried for a wa More...
#Fun Fact #2 - Before Matterhorn opened, Walt took it for a spin. Since the ride was not yet completed workers piled some hay at the end to stop the ride. Walt liked the the feeling of way he collided with the hay so much he made the ride end to the same effect as the hay.
#FunFact: a lot of Batures Wonderland is just buried almost right in front of the Thunder Ranch restaurant. A lot of the old animatronics that were worn down and couldn't be reused were all just buried there along with parts of the ride.
#Fun Fact #2 - On Mr.Toad's Wild Ride, there is one scene with each of the car names except Ratty. Mr.Toad, in works of art, as a statue in town square. Mole, in the pub, eating fried chicken. Badger, on a ladder in the library. Cyril, holding up toad in the center of town. Weasel, on the chandeliers in the hall after the leaded glass window. Winkie, in the pub, spinning the beers.
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!