Dave    
 13876.3 #6 (DL Qual #6

Mar 14, 2013 9:41 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
I ran into Tony Baxter tonight and ended up having the most amazing conversation for 45 mins about the old Carnation Gardens from one Former CM to another to all sorts of amazing stuff we went back and forth about in regards to Journey into imagination and Epcot that I would loved to have have audio about but what a special moment for me

So Tony was by himself and I have talked to him a lot over the years but never anything like tonight....I was going over to Fantasy Fair after dinner at Napa and of course I recognized him and just went up and started talking and said...Its strange that when I remember coming here as a kid watching my grandparents dance this was a hamburger stand...he goes THAT WAS MY FIRST JOB AT THE PARKS EVER, then it just took off and was an unreal ride...He was telling me how cool it was that he saw Louie Armstrong play while he was working there and how Benny Goodman would come and play but at that time he had no idea how cool it really was...Then we started talking about a lot of the old people and how they were the ones who kept this place around and how big swing got again in the mid 90s and how they hope to still keep it there but he said he does not think that will happen. Then it was cool when we were talking about some of the back stage struggles in that area since I knew what was right behind and I found some of that to be the most interesting thing about the whole situation since I knew what he was talking about and he knew I did also but the couple people who were standing around waiting for a pic and autograph from him were clueless about...Then I went into my fav topic that I have never talked to him about which was Journey Into Imagination and old school Epcot,,,I talked a little about my childhood and love for Figment and the attraction and how its gone so far away from what it was supposed to be and then it was like I got zapped into a story by Tony all about Figment after I was telling him as a little kid the first thing I wanted to do was meet Figment and The Dreamfinder and then how when I grew up I always thought of the figures of Epcot were Figment and Epcot and not Mickey and Minnie........Then he told me a story about a family who came to the parks in the mid 80s and it was a make a wish child and when he met them it was the first time he had smiled in a few years...Seeing what happened they were so happy that Kodak who sponsored the attraction use to fly figment and the dreamfinder around to meet this kid until he passed away a few years later....Well this family was such a big deal to Disney and Kodak that they made them part of the pre show that was for kodak that had a song called Making Memories done by the Sherman brothers and Tony told me that everytime he would go into the attraction and the song and video would come on he would get choked up like no other....We talked for a long time and it was not like somebody asking questions it was just natural and we had an awesome conversation between two Disney fans and I will never forget it.. - Dave  13876.3 #6 10:58PM
Oh how cool that must have been. I would love to sit down with him and just listen. Did you at least ask him if he was enjoying his retirement. Man what a treat to have been able to have a conversation like that with a true legend. - pirate5150  10.4 #11595 12:19AM
Magical. Thanks for sharing. - PrincessDuckie  934.5 #226 12:30AM
Wow! That is such an amazing experience. Thank you for sharing. - aprilinjune4  483.5 #484 6:43AM
That sounds so amazing Dave! Thanks for sharing. - erinten  539.9 #430 7:18AM
Now that would be a podcast. - Westcoast  197.8 #2127 10:07PM
worth listening to - toph  2418.2 #70 10:58PM
Amen Lace - vincentchase1  672.9 #339 3:00AM
That would be an awesome podcast!!! - Jacqueline  580.0 #393 3:16AM
I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall during that conversation! - HasAnyoneSeenMyGlassSlipper  706.0 #314 9:56PM
How awesome!!! What a difference a day makes, yesterday My Little Pony, now this! πŸ˜‚ - MissMolly  1401.3 #142 10:46PM
πŸ˜‚ - Darlingwendi  1228.1 #163 10:47PM
HEY, your lil mini is the best, I love hanging out with her - Dave   13876.3 #6 10:59PM
I barely understood 1/12 th of what you were talking about, but after hanging out last night I can picture this conversation in my head perfectly clear! I'm sure you were both in heaven! - MissMolly  1401.3 #142 11:19PM
done with you guys - Dave   13876.3 #6 11:55PM
That's great I'm glad you had a great convo and love this picture. - HanLostLeia  1098.3 #188 9:43PM
Very cool! I know you have a lot of knowledge on Disney and can already picture you guys chatting. I met him briefly on Monday and he was a really nice guy. - RickChavez  3685.2 #47 9:45PM
That's awesome. - ScubaSteve028  835.5 #250 9:51PM
That's rad! I'm sure you were like a kid in a candy store excited! - toph  2418.2 #70 9:53PM
That's pretty awesome - KissDclown  1089.2 #190 9:54PM
That's super cool! - arielchica  256.2 #1384 9:54PM
That's awesome!! So did he mention anything about bringing the CPG dancing back? - caramiapoohluvsbb8  4486.6 #36 9:55PM
They talked about that tonight. They said its something being discussed. The original flooring is still there and the seating isn't permanent so space can easily be made. That's all they said at the discussion. - RickChavez  3685.2 #47 9:59PM
Yayyy for caramia, at least the original floor is still there!! I hope it comes back soon!!:) - secretagentangel  9277.0 #11 10:04PM
its not happening and you know why? They get bigger crowds outside the parks because they don't have to pay for it and those are the only people at this point who would dance there... - Dave   13876.3 #6 11:03PM
That's a great point Dave - RickChavez  3685.2 #47 11:05PM
Dude that's waaaay cool! - Linzee  1760.3 #108 9:55PM
Awesome! 😊 - MinnieMousewife  928.2 #228 9:55PM
Awesome experience! - LilSterner  5828.4 #25 9:58PM
So cool! He seems like such an awesome person. - CadaverousPallor  270.2 #1255 9:59PM
Coolness indeed Dave...a serendipitous moment indeed for you...this was meant to happen :-) - uscdisneyteacher  8926.5 #12 10:00PM
congrats on such a great night, I just wish we could all have had been there listening in!! So amazing!! (You do all the cool stuff!!) - secretagentangel  9277.0 #11 10:01PM
One of life's great conversations for you. Happy for you. - DisneyGrandma  889.1 #233 10:06PM
When. I get home ill tell you in depth what we talked about - Dave  13876.3 #6 10:06PM
I can't wait to hear what he said about the history of CPG!!! - caramiapoohluvsbb8  4486.6 #36 10:10PM
Good idea, it's good to document while its still fresh. You'll want to remember that conversation. πŸ‘ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.9 #38 10:10PM
What a great experience!! Happy for you! πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.9 #38 10:09PM
You should have dressed up as Dreamfinder - BaseballMickey  8397.8 #14 10:22PM
How cool! - Alicewhoareyou  2767.5 #59 10:30PM
That is awesome - I'd love to have been a "fly on the wall" so-to-speak. Thank you for sharing! - Lola027  452.7 #534 10:33PM
How nice! - MeridaFan  4244.2 #41 10:39PM
Beyond awesome!! Glad you had such a wonderful experience! - Armenda  1186.0 #170 10:39PM
Oh WOW! That is truly epic!!! - adisneyfamily  1004.1 #214 11:00PM
When I see long posts or comments I usually start reading and halfway through it I'm thinking about a pb&j sandwich and keep scrolling. I actually read the whole thing and enjoyed it. I'm glad you experienced this, it's pretty cool - phillip...rocks  1570.1 #124 11:19PM
Truly, an awesome moment!! - Willierose  2405.9 #72 11:20PM
That sounds so cool! - JR  22.0 #7482 11:21PM
Very cool! - MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz  1191.4 #168 11:23PM
Thanks for sharing Dave! - pinkmonkeys  557.4 #412 11:24PM
He didn't accidently mention anything about coming in to work Tomorrow, did he? - NotSoDapperDan  323.9 #858 12:03AM
This is very cool. Talk about a once in a lifetime event -wow! - Plumiegirl  10490.7 #9 12:31AM
Awesome post Dave...although it made me feel like one of the old people you talked about! My boyfriend in high school was a jazz musician and we used to go to the park (paying General Admission to get in) just to hear Buddy Rich, Stan Kenton and Maynard Ferguson. Great times...(his brother has been a full time musician at DL for 20 years!) - msdizmaui  941.5 #225 12:50AM
I met him tonight too!! Incredible man! I thanked him for everything he has done for Disney :) - MagicalLand  414.2 #588 1:04AM
That's awesome Dave!!! - MozPrincess  582.4 #392 1:42AM
Of course you did. 😊 - bluefairy  643.8 #353 1:44AM
What an awsome experience Dave! - irmouse  243.7 #1528 4:04AM
"Close Encounter of the Disney Kind!" Great encounter, thanks for sharing. - jacdanfan  14249.0 #5 4:40AM
So glad you were able to have this experience. Thanks for sharing with us! - LaPearleNoir  2859.3 #55 6:11AM
That is awesome. Great pic too - dimplesdanie  1236.9 #162 6:15AM
Loved hearing about this Dave! - snowwannab  759.1 #291 7:17AM
Great experience, good to know that he's a nice, approachable guy.✌❀🐭 - Hop-Low  634.5 #359 8:33AM
Thanks for sharing this. What a wonderful memory this will be for the years to come! - arielchica  256.2 #1384 8:44AM
I got a chance to met him in WDW for Epcot's 30th birthday, he is an amazing guy to talk to - DisneyTrueLove  8.1 #13719 9:06AM
I'm glad you got to experience this man! - madsdad  1868.2 #103 9:34AM
What an incredible experience Dave. Thank you so much for sharing this refreshing and quality post. Mr. Baxter seems like a genuinely nice guy. - NickDoubleyew  1094.1 #189 9:56AM

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Follow the new MouseWait Blog for updates, how-tos, tips, contests, and more! (Big Thunder pic by CJ)

Iam new to this love reading the post and looking at the pictures   - Disneydollarpam  100.4 #3742 9:01AM
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Did you know that you can find refurb info with a quick iPhone Spotlight Search? Learn how to find updated Disneyland info fast with a few hidden tricks in MouseWait 9. Post your tips below!


Here are the upcoming MouseWait Events. You can post your event on mobile here, and on the web here. Thanks!

1. #MWMEETUP #MWCHRISTMASPARTY
Dec 09, 2016 06:00pm

2. Tot mw farewell meetup all passes access
Dec 15, 2016 08:00pm

3. Drop for the last time
Jan 07, 2017 08:00pm

4. It's a mex**** Michael bday meetups gotg we missed tot reopening
May 05, 2017 08:00am

MouseWait Meetups 2016
what is happening for one last time on aug 6? - MsTikiMermadam  1671.4 #116 12:31AM
It was January 8 I think but I left it as I think it's funnyπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I'll have to delete it😭😭 - secretagentangel  9277.0 #11 7:55PM
ok,  last time for btr....  πŸ˜Ή - MsTikiMermadam  1671.4 #116 6:03AM
 I changed it to August 5πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - secretagentangel  9277.0 #11 11:07AM
I spy Christmas in July! - FrankenJinglyVelinee  4326.2 #39 12:44PM
Looks like July 22! More to follow!  - secretagentangel  9277.0 #11 9:52PM
Really hoping to make it to Christmas in July - Melody_CM  24668.0 #2 11:12AM
- FrankenJinglyVelinee  4326.2 #39 11:55AM
I'll add post tonight!  - secretagentangel  9277.0 #11 3:18PM
Next meetups are.... At DCA, possibly Tuesday September 20, Friday, September 23, Friday, September  30, Friday October, 7, 14, 21, 28,(come join the choc  walk group), dapper day dress up Friday, November 4, plus that Sunday and........ to infinity and beyondπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Will add in a couple more of  the week days depending on the MHP schedule for maybe either a soundsational  meet up or WOC meet up. Whatever's on the calendar. Just a heads up for everybody planning a visit in the next seven weeks. Once PTN is back we'll  add more of those also. Also watch for cadaver calls for meetups on certain MHP nights. We'll  be having  one the night we go, October 5 , an  hour before the party starts. I'll post reminders soon!!  dm me with suggestions too if you want me to post one or help posting your own!πŸ˜„πŸ˜„ - secretagentangel  9277.0 #11 2:14PM
Where is the meet up for Sept 30? we will be at MHP Fri Sept 30 and staying Sat and Sun. - snowgrey  9.4 #12359 4:56PM
Next three meetups are Wednesday October 5 on the parade route at MHP. Friday, October 7, 6pm at DCA. Friday October 14,6pm DCA . Watch for posts!Β  - secretagentangel  9277.0 #11 12:18AM
And ... maybe on Friday October 21? - crazyfriends  49.7 #5070 12:10PM
There's a list above but right now the next ones are October 21, Β October 28 ,November 4 is the marvel /Birthday Β  meet up , November 6 for dapper day and not sure after that , we Β have to look at the schedule. We probably will want to add in a couple Tuesday PTN in if it comes back on weekdays. - secretagentangel  9277.0 #11 12:24PM

What if Walt never dreamed of Disneyland? What would your life be like? What would the world be like? Get Book Two of the VOYAGEERS Saga - The Great Storyteller - on Amazon. Buy the Paperback and get the Kindle version FREE! 

Thank you Admin! This book is a great read. I recommend it to anyone who is a Disney fan. Can't wait for the next one! - grumpypapa  9734.8 #10 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  19.6 #7960 10:32PM
Thank you! Can't wait to read itπŸ€“ - 1Minnie58  7.9 #14019 10:22PM
Thank you  - disneybob49  1206.2 #167 2:20PM

MouseWait COUNTDOWN for iOS is here! Countdown the days to your next Disneyland or Disney World trip with our images OR your pics! Your Countdown also displays on Apple Watch and is beautiful on iPhone 6 screens. Secure the discounted launch price for a limited time.

I have the countdown and I love it! - tree320  0.6 #0 9:26AM
Just got it! - Dizkid  505.2 #465 12:29PM
I Loved across the street once. - nitromouse  300.8 #1006 10:55PM
πŸ˜‚ - TinyDancerTay  675.7 #337 12:03AM
I love across the street, for a week, two or three times a year.  - crazyfriends  49.7 #5070 4:42PM

Download VOYAGEERS to your device today! Discover the VOYAGEERS Society, and the magical Main Street Realm in this action packed adventure for kids of ALL ages! Also available on iBooks and Kobo. Follow the VOYAGEERS on Facebook for more info and behind the scenes exclusives.

Like normal I am late to the party. Reading it now - Tealtownfan  1171.9 #176 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  2101.7 #88 10:53PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  433.7 #556 10:29PM
Just got a kindle so as soon as I figure out how to work it I'll be buying it. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  93.0 #3867 2:38PM

MONTHLY WAIT TIME LEADERS REAL-TIME: Thank you to everyone who enters accurate wait times--you earn MouseRank Points, Credits, worldwide fame, and wealth beyond your wildest dreams when you enter wait times at the Park (ok maybe not the last two things). Please remember to ONLY enter wait times that you have verified in person, this improves our algorithm substantially, thanks!

1. csimone03
68.8

2. teapotsandteacups
62.5

3. minigirl1156
26.83

4. sallen848
21.63

5. Mouse28
21.33

6. YoPirate
20.98

7. anaggarciam
19.33

8. bigfoot79
16.53

9. Lolabell4
14.07

10. still71
12.07

 

SEE THE TOP 100

14 more days and I shall be entering in wait times for the first time( I was slow and shy to post). Well actually it will be 15 days. The first  day we check in and go to Trader Sam's. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  93.0 #3867 7:14AM
I just want to thank all the newbies who are on the list so much lately! This was started as a wait time and more app so by your starting out from the beginning doing wait times is awesome! 2/3of my points are from wait times. I make a game of it and have fun doing them. Hope everyone tries it, it helps others and you earn credits!!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - secretagentangel  9277.0 #11 9:06PM
Half of my points are from wait times.  - Goofytom  3312.3 #49 10:28PM
I figure it is the least my wife and i can do, plus it is great exercise! I keep saying, one of these days we will go to one of the meet-ups. We generally only go on Saturday and sometimes Sunday as well. That darn thing called 'work' just gets in the way!  - oiler2112  1293.0 #152 7:07AM
Pretty much all my points are from wait times  - kimo  278.4 #1173 6:54PM
Next August I will be posting wait times I know it will help pass the time in line but with 15 to 20 of us should go pretty well thanks to you and all the people here on MW - mjpdisney67  74.0 #4260 10:10AM
Winnie is killin it - DarthFairy  813.8 #260 9:27PM
- Grumpyfan  66.7 #4463 8:26PM

Credits Hall of Fame. This real-time list honors the top Credits purchasers by showing the total number of Credits purchased. These MouseWaiters play an integral part in helping us maintain and innovate. Thank you to everyone who buys Credits in the MW iOS app, TRIVILATOR, and Goat Effect!

1. secretagentangel
142300

2. teapotsandteacups
135000

3. jacdanfan
115000

4. leopardditz2000
104000

5. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
92500

6. disneygrandma1
78000

7. DarthFairy
68950

8. debbiev
67750

9. DisneyGrandma
65000

10. Melody_CM
65000

 

I finally made a list besides wait times.wait times has become almost impossible with the crowds,reception blows.but thank you for all you do@@@@Admin - DarthFairy  813.8 #260 7:43PM
!! CongratsπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - SnowKitty  125.5 #3238 5:06PM
  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  1387.5 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  158.7 #2705 9:06PM
!!! And I thought working up to 73 credits was good lol - sunvalgifts  172.5 #2487 12:21PM
Great job - BadVibeGirl  4.9 #0 6:51PM

Here is the Overall Quality Top 10 real-time list. Follow these MouseWaiters for great content:

1. Winnie111286
7952

2. uscdisneyteacher
7175

3. misschurro
6983

4. CobbPR
6911

5. pikarich
6426

6. Dave
6218

7. BaseballMickey
6200

8. Plumiegirl
5696

9. Duchess_SMK
5587

10. Stitch_Legacy
4717



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  4702.0 #33 9:51PM
is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  813.8 #260 8:06PM
This is so true, it never changes, what's up with that lol - itsmyglassslipper  578.7 #396 12:28PM
I know and I'm still on itπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Plumiegirl  10490.7 #9 5:56PM
I thought it was just me. Lol. Someone needs to hit the refresh button. :) - DeadliestPassholder  405.0 #605 2:10PM
It will stay the same until someone else gets enough points and quality to pass a couple more people. Even though two people on the list don't post much they still are ahead of the rest of us in quality points so they earned their spot. And Plumiegirl you post QC so you're qc score is high! πŸ˜„ - secretagentangel  9277.0 #11 8:33PM
when you are at the top you tend to move slower because its the same folks that frequent the parks most. So hence the top ten.. trolls ;) - Plumiegirl  10490.7 #9 9:55PM


 
Deadliest Cast Member SEASON TWO is here! Find out what really happened on Disneyland's 50th Anniversary. Twenty-four hours or real-time action, authentic Disneyland history, and a finale that you'll never forget. EVENTS OCCUR IN REAL TIME. Download it to any device from Amazon here.

Will there be a Season 3??  Please??? - YoPirate  2621.5 #63 8:03PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  229.2 #1722 7:31PM
I really enjoyed reading them. I think I need to do a re read of them plus the Voyagers series. - arianwenmcb  243.3 #1533 12:45PM
I'm reading Season One now. Picked it and the first two Voyagers up at the 4th of July Sale. I am loving the intrigue and history woven together! - Ilovegoofy  143.0 #2961 8:42AM

MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. teapotsandteacups
77.09

2. csimone03
68.8

3. picturepassport92
33.16

4. YoPirate
26.85

5. minigirl1156
26.83

6. anaggarciam
23.68

7. sallen848
21.63

8. Mouse28
21.33

9. Winnie111286
20.37

10. bigfoot79
16.53



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS

I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  24668.0 #2 11:30PM
Me too - LaPearleNoir  2859.3 #55 1:11PM
Yes, yes. I know you do.  - crazyfriends  49.7 #5070 2:03AM
Who doesn't love Disneyland???  Happiest place on earth.  :) - Disneylanddad702  467.2 #513 2:38PM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  1206.2 #167 9:59AM
How am I #1? Wait times and posting to the lounge the last 3 days? Awesome!! I love Mousewait! πŸ˜€ - sheridanrabbit  745.8 #300 7:05PM
I left a week ago and I'm still #2 on the list!! YAY!! πŸ˜€ - sheridanrabbit  745.8 #300 6:22PM

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