And here is my MouseWait story.,,,video link is at the bottom.....My love for Disney has run deep since I was a little boy..I went to the parks every weekend and all I thought about was working there when I was old enough...Kinda crazy to think now that I am the 3rd generation in my direct family whom have been Cast Memebers...My Grandfather in 1956, my Dad in the late 80s until 2000s and then me...after I stopped working at Disney and got out of college I entered the corp world and my life away from Disney slowly but surly started to go away..I would not even go to the parks for years at a time....I had recently lost my job like many others did in 2009 and a friend of mine whom was still a CM asked me if I wanted to go one day...So he signed me in and I had the whole parks to myself that day and was like a little kid all over again..I was so happy about it my little sister bought me a pass so she would have somebody to go with for my Christmas...that is about the same time I downloaded MW and the rest was history....Lacey started the very first meetup in Feb of 2010 and we only had about 15 people show up but it was the beginning of what it has now become....60 people on any given Saturday for Astro Blaster meetup..I cant begin to thank Admin enough for what MouseWait has done for me in my life...I would have never imagined that I would have ever met all of the wonderful friends that I have over the past three years...Its funny how in the beginning we all had our MW friends and are Regular friends..now its just friends and has been for a long time...We have all laughed together, cried together and have always been there for one another in times of need..I dont think without MouseWait I would have been able to keep my sanity while unemployed..I cant express the gratitude I have for you Admin..What you have done for my life and so many others is beyond words...So beyond words that in my video I just left it with song and pictures of some of the wonderful people I have met, ALL the laughter we shared, the memorable times we shared, the dreams that came true and the life long friends we have made along the way...Thank you Admin and thank you all the MouseWaiters whom every day make this place what it is..its really remarkable where MouseWait has gone in just three years and the places its going....I cant wait to meet those of you this weekend whom I have yet to meet and look forward to seeing those ever so familiar ones....
Love you all Here is the link to my video...Youtube did not like my songs so I had to do it on Vimeo...Hope you all enjoy this trip down memory lane
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Big Thunder Mountain to reopen March 17 Alice in Wonderland will be closed Mar 10-July 3, 2014 Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage will be closed Jan. 6-Sept. 26, 2014: it’s a small world will be closed Jan. 21-Apr. 18, 2014: Indiana Jones will be closed Mar 17-May 8 Club 33: Reopens July 1st Space Mountain will be closed May 12-Jun 26: King Arthur's Carrousel will be closed April 28-May 22 Pirates of the Caribbean will be closed April 28-May 22
DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:
Grizzly River Run will be closed Apr. 21-June 19, 2014
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it's tough to be a bug will be closed April 21-May 8
A personal favorite is the beautifully hand crafted music box
A fun video from 2013, the story behind the music box with Clopin, Figaro and the even watch the Tangled Tower being put into the Fantasy Faire:
Of course, no trip to the Fantasy Faire would be complete without a visit to the Royal Hall. Loved this artist rendition, that's just how my girls are when they enter the Hall. ::sigh::
Took this next part directly from Disney Parks Blog:
“After walking into our main entrance, you will first go through a garden-like setting before entering the reception hall,” said Michel Den Dulk, Creative Director of Fantasy Faire for Walt Disney Imagineering. “Once inside the Royal Hall, guests will discover a beautiful gothic interior with nice wallpaper, wall cresting, wood finishes and chandeliers.”
Passing through a series of spaces, including the Grand Hall, you’ll have the opportunity to meet as many as three Disney princesses, from classic stories such as “Cinderella” and “Sleeping Beauty.”
Dont forget to grab a sweet treat from Maurice's Treats! At the time, (isn't there more now?) the adorable cart featured 3 “Twists” and a new signature beverage: Boysen Apple Freeze.
In a tribute to the historic Carnation Plaza Gardens, a shield over the archway leading from Fantasy Faire to Rancho del Zocalo in Frontierland displays the letters “CPG.”