Dave    
 13820.4 #4 (DL Qual #4

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  13820.4 #4 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 #11149 12:19AM
Magical. Thanks for sharing. - PrincessDuckie  921.7 #203 12:30AM
Wow! That is such an amazing experience. Thank you for sharing. - aprilinjune4  483.5 #463 6:43AM
That sounds so amazing Dave! Thanks for sharing. - erinten  539.9 #406 7:18AM
Now that would be a podcast. - Westcoast  174.9 #2380 10:07PM
worth listening to - toph  2418.2 #65 10:58PM
Amen Lace - vincentchase1  672.9 #315 3:00AM
That would be an awesome podcast!!! - Jacqueline  580.0 #370 3:16AM
I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall during that conversation! - HasAnyoneSeenMyGlassSlipper  690.9 #302 9:56PM
How awesome!!! What a difference a day makes, yesterday My Little Pony, now this! πŸ˜‚ - MissMolly  1386.7 #134 10:46PM
πŸ˜‚ - Darlingwendi  1228.1 #149 10:47PM
HEY, your lil mini is the best, I love hanging out with her - Dave   13820.4 #4 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  1386.7 #134 11:19PM
done with you guys - Dave   13820.4 #4 11:55PM
That's great I'm glad you had a great convo and love this picture. - HanLostLeia  1098.3 #175 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  3672.1 #43 9:45PM
That's awesome. - ScubaSteve028  835.5 #228 9:51PM
That's rad! I'm sure you were like a kid in a candy store excited! - toph  2418.2 #65 9:53PM
That's pretty awesome - KissDclown  1089.2 #177 9:54PM
That's super cool! - arielchica  256.2 #1340 9:54PM
That's awesome!! So did he mention anything about bringing the CPG dancing back? - caramiapoohluvsbb8  4485.5 #33 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  3672.1 #43 9:59PM
Yayyy for caramia, at least the original floor is still there!! I hope it comes back soon!!:) - secretagentangel  6915.6 #17 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   13820.4 #4 11:03PM
That's a great point Dave - RickChavez  3672.1 #43 11:05PM
Dude that's waaaay cool! - Linzee  1383.3 #136 9:55PM
Awesome! 😊 - MinnieMousewife  916.7 #208 9:55PM
Awesome experience! - LilSterner  5828.4 #23 9:58PM
So cool! He seems like such an awesome person. - CadaverousPallor  268.4 #1235 9:59PM
Coolness indeed Dave...a serendipitous moment indeed for you...this was meant to happen :-) - uscdisneyteacher  8495.9 #10 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  6915.6 #17 10:01PM
One of life's great conversations for you. Happy for you. - DisneyGrandma  881.4 #214 10:06PM
When. I get home ill tell you in depth what we talked about - Dave  13820.4 #4 10:06PM
I can't wait to hear what he said about the history of CPG!!! - caramiapoohluvsbb8  4485.5 #33 10:10PM
Good idea, it's good to document while its still fresh. You'll want to remember that conversation. πŸ‘ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.5 #35 10:10PM
What a great experience!! Happy for you! πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.5 #35 10:09PM
You should have dressed up as Dreamfinder - BaseballMickey  7958.2 #11 10:22PM
How cool! - Alicewhoareyou  2724.2 #55 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 #509 10:33PM
How nice! - MeridaFan  4244.1 #37 10:39PM
Beyond awesome!! Glad you had such a wonderful experience! - Armenda  1173.6 #161 10:39PM
Oh WOW! That is truly epic!!! - adisneyfamily  1004.0 #195 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...  1368.1 #137 11:19PM
Truly, an awesome moment!! - Willierose  2351.5 #72 11:20PM
That sounds so cool! - JR  22.0 #7270 11:21PM
Very cool! - MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz  1191.2 #156 11:23PM
Thanks for sharing Dave! - pinkmonkeys  543.4 #402 11:24PM
He didn't accidently mention anything about coming in to work Tomorrow, did he? - NotSoDapperDan  323.9 #815 12:03AM
This is very cool. Talk about a once in a lifetime event -wow! - Plumiegirl  10331.8 #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  759.6 #264 12:50AM
I met him tonight too!! Incredible man! I thanked him for everything he has done for Disney :) - MagicalLand  414.2 #560 1:04AM
That's awesome Dave!!! - MozPrincess  582.4 #368 1:42AM
Of course you did. 😊 - bluefairy  643.8 #329 1:44AM
What an awsome experience Dave! - irmouse  243.7 #1483 4:04AM
"Close Encounter of the Disney Kind!" Great encounter, thanks for sharing. - jacdanfan  12152.6 #6 4:40AM
So glad you were able to have this experience. Thanks for sharing with us! - LaPearleNoir  2355.4 #71 6:11AM
That is awesome. Great pic too - dimplesdanie  1236.9 #147 6:15AM
Loved hearing about this Dave! - snowwannab  759.0 #265 7:17AM
Great experience, good to know that he's a nice, approachable guy.✌❀🐭 - Hop-Low  634.5 #336 8:33AM
Thanks for sharing this. What a wonderful memory this will be for the years to come! - arielchica  256.2 #1340 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 #13218 9:06AM
I'm glad you got to experience this man! - madsdad  1868.2 #98 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 #176 9:56AM

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Ours is blank too with no plans anytime soon. That's why I come to β˜ΊοΈβ˜ΊοΈβ˜ΊοΈ - DisneyMom13  318.0 #847 7:30PM
Me too πŸ˜€ - AngiMouse  114.9 #3401 8:53AM

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Here are the Weekly Top 10 TRIVILATOR Players. Find people to play here. Play Disneyland Trivia with your friends on iOS. Play on any device with our new web version here.

1. DisneyMakesMeSmile
15.44

2. Goofytom
8.18

3. teapotsandteacups
2.59

4. sheridanrabbit
1.73

5. DisneyMom13
1.46

6. DonaldRox
1.19

7. Dolewhipped
1.1

8. mamabeam
0.81

9. Boundin
0.66

10. Moog
0.34

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  304.7 #927 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  96.8 #3719 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  12560.7 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2783.7 #52 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  96.8 #3719 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2783.7 #52 9:42AM
Any tips on how to keep a game going?  Seems like the past few times I've played Random the other person stops playing and I can't finish the game.  :( - azbellatink  246.3 #1448 12:47AM
Invite  people  to play in the to 10 for the week. We don't  all play everyday but you'll  get your game finished.  - richiii3  1579.6 #115 10:45PM
Yay I made the list!!!!!!  - DayDreamsOfDisneyland  153.1 #2727 7:02PM
 YOU!!! Having fun playing!! - DisneyMom13  318.0 #847 5:01PM
Well done:-).  I'm enjoying playing your games.  Thank you. - beentoallbut1  932.4 #0 2:19AM

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Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  57.1 #4637 10:05PM
what is MSEP? - markchop  91.4 #3809 9:35PM
Main Street Electrical Parade - sawman911  2849.6 #51 9:33AM
I miss the Electrical Parade.  My mom was actually covering a story about the Electrical Parade and got to ride in one of the vehicles.  - RetroDisneyPins2002  42.7 #5250 1:35PM
!!! - DisneyMom13  318.0 #847 7:43PM
!!!! That is soooo cool!!! - dizzneyfan  711.8 #289 8:06AM
Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  22.6 #7163 10:18PM
Awesome!! - stanvoodoo  47.9 #5011 7:25PM

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
107300

2. jacdanfan
105000

3. teapotsandteacups
85000

4. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
82000

5. leopardditz2000
80000

6. DisneyGrandma
65000

7. DarthFairy
58950

8. debbiev
55750

9. Melody_CM
55000

10. MinnieMyLove
46500

 

  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoallbut1  932.4 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  149.9 #2786 9:06PM
!!! And I thought working up to 73 credits was good lol - sunvalgifts  163.4 #2576 12:21PM
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  499.8 #452 7:43PM
!!! And I thought working up to 73 credits was good lol - sunvalgifts  163.4 #2576 12:21PM

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Purchased the Voyageers book through this link so MW benefits twice  - UTDISNEYFAMILY  2015.9 #87 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  460.3 #499 12:40PM
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Just spent $100. Surely not my last order this month - Dianat710  64.0 #4436 4:46PM
Oh very cool!!  - sunvalgifts  163.4 #2576 9:45AM

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

1. #MWMEETUP STICKERTUESDAYS WOC, FIREWORKS and MORE!!
Jun 28, 2016 06:00pm

2. #MWMEETUP ONE LAST TIME
Aug 06, 2016 12:00pm

MouseWait Meetups 2016
what is happening for one last time on aug 6? - MsTikiMermadam  1331.4 #139 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  6915.6 #17 7:55PM
ok,  last time for btr....  πŸ˜Ή - MsTikiMermadam  1331.4 #139 6:03AM
It looks like we need to get more official meet-ups happening in the parks.  πŸ˜„ - LaPearleNoir  2355.4 #71 9:38AM
I do one a week but we need more! We were saying last week to add an Astro blaster to Friday maybe? We could do a monorail or BRMRR sweeper tooπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Plus I'm trying to post a few ahead of time so people can plan. Next week the meetup we do for MW  had to be Friday again but hopefully Tuesday  the next week! We have two very cool ones coming up next month! It's a secret😎😎😎😎 - secretagentangel  6915.6 #17 9:47PM
Your Tuesday night meet up is great but I'm just remembering all the meetups we used to have.  I wonder what the meet ups are next month..... I'll be there with my  - LaPearleNoir  2355.4 #71 10:30PM
i keep ending up with tues classes,  and missing the tues meetups.  so glad i have made a few of them! - MsTikiMermadam  1331.4 #139 6:05AM
I'll post the ones I know about, I'm switching some to weekends too. And maybe get a few others too! 😊 - secretagentangel  6915.6 #17 8:49PM
Next #MWMEETUP is Friday, June 24 at 6pm at Rancho Zocalo, DL. I'll post shortly.   - secretagentangel  6915.6 #17 2:27PM
It looks like I can make this. *marks on calendar* - grumpypapa  7299.5 #15 9:33PM
I might make it. Hoping the heat isn't unbearable.  - Taunton  1462.3 #124 9:18AM
The meetup tomorrow, Tuesday, June 28, is at DCA to watch World of Color at 6pm., - secretagentangel  6915.6 #17 3:25PM

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- LaPearleNoir  2355.4 #71 7:22PM
- teapotsandteacups  684.6 #307 3:50PM
- tina7321  166.2 #2533 9:28PM
So where is this? Is it the mainst gallery? - Plumiegirl  10331.8 #9 11:11PM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Big Thunder Ranch and Barbecue CLOSED permanently
Fantasmic! Jan 10-TBA
Disneyland Railroad Jan 10-TBA
Mark Twain Riverboat Jan 10-TBA
Sailing Ship Columbia Jan 10-TBA
Davey Crocket Explorer Canoes Jan 10-TBA
Tom Sawyer Island Jan 10-TBA

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Silly Symphony Swings closed -- TBA



 

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  20.3 #7549 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  350.7 #702 8:33AM
Any idea when Autotopia will re-open?  - CentralCoastAuntVon  107.4 #3545 9:51PM
hopefully never - Dave   13820.4 #4 9:27PM
Bully - secretagentangel  6915.6 #17 1:57PM
My Kids enjoy Autopia - E-Ticket  1476.8 #120 8:29PM
Haha we do enjoy Autopia also!! My niece is very concerned about all the construction going on but knows it will be much better!  - CentralCoastAuntVon  107.4 #3545 1:17PM
Dave be nice!!! My sister is mentally handicapped and only loves autotopia and teacups... But the fumes make her faint. lol! Dave I hear you!  - verofern  138.6 #2977 1:56AM
Will Indiana jones reopen on the 3 or will it reopen on the 4 - Disneylandgirl1955  45.3 #5130 5:52AM
It was open today - AngieC  238.3 #1547 10:58PM

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  1152.2 #164 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  2066.1 #82 10:53PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  433.2 #531 10:29PM
Just got a kindle so as soon as I figure out how to work it I'll be buying it. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  64.2 #4429 2:38PM

Our new Walt Disney World App for iOS is here! MagicSearch, upNEXT, new Lounge, and tons of other upgrades. Go get it here. You can see all of the new features and how tos here

thanks admin - Fantasmicfan1  4836.0 #28 9:42PM
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  - JediKitty  1190.2 #157 10:32PM
I miss the  - DisneyMom13  318.0 #847 1:34AM

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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  1806.4 #100 8:03PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  224.9 #1717 7:31PM
@Admin  HOPE you are working on #3!  - Dianat710  64.0 #4436 5:41PM
I really enjoyed reading them. I think I need to do a re read of them plus the Voyagers series. - arianwenmcb  242.0 #1506 12:45PM

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

1. CobbPR
6910

2. uscdisneyteacher
6765

3. Winnie111286
6618

4. Dave
6164

5. misschurro
6083

6. BaseballMickey
5994

7. pikarich
5607

8. Plumiegirl
5564

9. Duchess_SMK
5500

10. Stitch_Legacy
4717



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  4589.7 #32 9:51PM
is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  499.8 #452 8:06PM


 
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1. Melody_CM
1958.83

2. Fantasmicfan1
947.81

3. Coaster
764.4

4. Winnie111286
695.97

5. oiler2112
439.67

6. secretagentangel
413.94

7. grumpypapa
374.9

8. Goofytom
314.61

9. redsoxcarlos
294.13

10. dizneedude
272.48



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I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  19543.8 #2 11:30PM
Me too - LaPearleNoir  2355.4 #71 1:11PM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  875.6 #218 9:59AM
Yippeeeee!!!! I made the list!!!  - dizzneyfan  711.8 #289 7:17AM
Wow, top of the list:-) - beentoallbut1  932.4 #0 5:40AM

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  7299.5 #15 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  19.6 #7707 10:32PM
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