Best of the day
This day in Disney history part 2! ;)
Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort
: "Fifty-five years ago today, on December 20, 1958, a tradition began at Disneyland
park that continues to this day, both here at the Disneyland Resort
and at Epcot
in the Walt Disney World Resort
. The Candlelight Ceremony and Processional
is a Disney Parks
holiday mainstay, in which celebrity narrators join choirs comprised of local choral groups and Disney cast members to celebrate the Christmas story. Over the years, celebrity narrators have included stars like Cary Grant, John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart and James Earl Jones."
To mark this special anniversary, I'd like to again share a photo that was first posted on the Disney Parks Blog
by Heather Hust Rivera
way back on December 7, 2009.
To describe it in Heather’s words:
"Candlelight started in 1958 at Disneyland park, but the first photo we have of the ceremony is from 1959. The colors are so vivid, and Main Street, U.S.A., looks much like it does today. It seems as if the photo was just taken yesterday. However, if you look a little more closely, you’ll notice that the members of the choir are sporting various looks from the ’50s. Look at the people in the crowd along Main Street and see how well-dressed they are."
Taken directily from the Disney Parks Blog
Have YOU had the chance to enjoy the Candlelight Ceremony and Processional
? What did you think of it?
This is MrMOMzers
wonderful picture with a little magic added! We've been beta testing the MouseWait Advanced Composer for awhile now. This allows approved MWers to create their own "column" in the Lounge with expanded posts, pics, and videos inside the post. We are ready to open this feature up to more people who are intersted in having their own MouseWait Column in the Lounge. Your posts could be featured on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ and seen by our 100,000+ strong social media audience!
This feature is best used for instructional posts, history posts (like Duchess_SMK
's column), and for reporting news (i.e. BaseballMickey_CM
's posts). You could also do this to create a post describing your recent visit to the Parks with multiple pictures, videos, and more--think of it like an article that would appear in a magazine. The Advanced Composer only works on the web version. GO HERE TO APPLY
and watch your email for more info (make sure you're email client is not blocking our emails or sending them to Spam--for some reason icloud.com, me.com, and mac.com will not allow our messages to come through.)
Thank you to everyone who strives to add quality content to the Lounge! Thanks again to MrMOMzers
for the amazing picture!