The roaming face characters are “Wonderful”
But they make the little girls cry
(Spieling) Peter Pan was outside his ride in Fantasy Land. He moves very fast.
Without speaking, he grabs the hand of a Little Alice and while her family trails behind walks her back around to show her the Teacups, and has her wave to “Our” guests. Then past the Alice ride to the Castle pond. He has her get down real low and help him sneek up on a group of baby ducks, and tells her a name for each. He walks her around to visit Snow White and the Evil Queen at the wishing well. He shouts insults at the Queen and constantly interrupts Snow White. He then tells Little Alice to follow him…. and he runs with her following (Photo) back to Pixie Hollow entrance. There, they talk to the entrance cast member about each of the Faries and Pixie Dust. Then he takes her to the exit of Pixie Hollow and they shout to Tinkerbell while looking through the plants. This little girl is having the time of her life.
This lasts about 20 minutes. He tells her goodbye and vigorusly shakes her hand, leaves, then comes back kneels down and askes her more questions about her family, tells her she is very lucky to have a sister, and askes if can he borrow the sister because he never had a sister. Tells her he will see her later. She askes, When?…. His reply, you found me once, I am sure you can find me again… and runs off.
She is completly speechless…. And then slowly starts crying and saying how she loves Peter Pan.
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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."
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