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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  12071.3 #2 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 #9342 12:19AM
Magical. Thanks for sharing. - PrincessDuckie  755.2 #215 12:30AM
Wow! That is such an amazing experience. Thank you for sharing. - aprilinjune4  483.6 #387 6:43AM
That sounds so amazing Dave! Thanks for sharing. - erinten  483.0 #388 7:18AM
Now that would be a podcast. - Westcoast  127.9 #2932 10:07PM
worth listening to - toph  2416.6 #46 10:58PM
Amen Lace - vincentchase1  672.8 #250 3:00AM
That would be an awesome podcast!!! - Jacqueline  580.0 #309 3:16AM
I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall during that conversation! - HasAnyoneSeenMyGlassSlipper  635.3 #269 9:56PM
How awesome!!! What a difference a day makes, yesterday My Little Pony, now this! πŸ˜‚ - MissMolly  1266.5 #109 10:46PM
πŸ˜‚ - Darlingwendi  917.7 #172 10:47PM
HEY, your lil mini is the best, I love hanging out with her - Dave   12071.3 #2 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  1266.5 #109 11:19PM
done with you guys - Dave   12071.3 #2 11:55PM
That's great I'm glad you had a great convo and love this picture. - HanLostLeia  1098.3 #141 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  3276.2 #33 9:45PM
That's awesome. - ScubaSteve028  835.7 #189 9:51PM
That's rad! I'm sure you were like a kid in a candy store excited! - toph  2416.6 #46 9:53PM
That's pretty awesome - KissDclown  1089.3 #142 9:54PM
That's super cool! - arielchica  256.2 #1186 9:54PM
That's awesome!! So did he mention anything about bringing the CPG dancing back? - caramiapoohAKAface  3321.6 #32 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  3276.2 #33 9:59PM
Yayyy for caramia, at least the original floor is still there!! I hope it comes back soon!!:) - secretagentangel  1325.4 #105 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   12071.3 #2 11:03PM
That's a great point Dave - RickChavez  3276.2 #33 11:05PM
Dude that's waaaay cool! - Linzee  910.7 #175 9:55PM
Awesome! 😊 - MinnieMousewife  805.4 #197 9:55PM
Awesome experience! - LilSterner  4733.2 #19 9:58PM
So cool! He seems like such an awesome person. - CadaverousPallor  268.2 #1078 9:59PM
Coolness indeed Dave...a serendipitous moment indeed for you...this was meant to happen :-) - uscdisneyteacher  7223.2 #8 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  1325.4 #105 10:01PM
One of life's great conversations for you. Happy for you. - DisneyGrandma  739.1 #221 10:06PM
When. I get home ill tell you in depth what we talked about - Dave  12071.3 #2 10:06PM
I can't wait to hear what he said about the history of CPG!!! - caramiapoohAKAface  3321.6 #32 10:10PM
Good idea, it's good to document while its still fresh. You'll want to remember that conversation. πŸ‘ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  3934.5 #25 10:10PM
What a great experience!! Happy for you! πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  3934.5 #25 10:09PM
You should have dressed up as Dreamfinder - BaseballMickey_CM  6531.8 #12 10:22PM
How cool! - Alicewhoareyou  1393.2 #99 10:30PM
That is awesome - I'd love to have been a "fly on the wall" so-to-speak. Thank you for sharing! - Lola027  450.3 #430 10:33PM
How nice! - MeridaFan  3473.4 #28 10:39PM
Beyond awesome!! Glad you had such a wonderful experience! - Armenda  1135.8 #131 10:39PM
Oh WOW! That is truly epic!!! - adisneyfamily  832.3 #191 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 - philliprocks  929.7 #169 11:19PM
Truly, an awesome moment!! - Willierose  2046.8 #60 11:20PM
That sounds so cool! - JR  22.0 #6239 11:21PM
Very cool! - MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz  1127.4 #133 11:23PM
Thanks for sharing Dave! - pinkmonkeys  523.0 #349 11:24PM
He didn't accidently mention anything about coming in to work Tomorrow, did he? - NotSoDapperDan  323.4 #705 12:03AM
This is very cool. Talk about a once in a lifetime event -wow! - Plumiegirl  8344.5 #3 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  632.7 #273 12:50AM
I met him tonight too!! Incredible man! I thanked him for everything he has done for Disney :) - MagicalLand  414.2 #478 1:04AM
That's awesome Dave!!! - MozPrincess  582.4 #307 1:42AM
Of course you did. 😊 - bluefairy  643.3 #263 1:44AM
What an awsome experience Dave! - irmouse  242.6 #1346 4:04AM
"Close Encounter of the Disney Kind!" Great encounter, thanks for sharing. - jacdanfan  7804.4 #4 4:40AM
So glad you were able to have this experience. Thanks for sharing with us! - LaPearleNoir  1303.4 #106 6:11AM
That is awesome. Great pic too - dimplesdanie  1236.7 #114 6:15AM
Loved hearing about this Dave! - snowwannab  699.0 #233 7:17AM
Great experience, good to know that he's a nice, approachable guy.✌❀🐭 - Hop-Low  634.5 #271 8:33AM
Thanks for sharing this. What a wonderful memory this will be for the years to come! - arielchica  256.2 #1186 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 #11081 9:06AM
I'm glad you got to experience this man! - madsdad  1846.5 #74 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. - MightyWhitey  1026.8 #154 9:56AM

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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.

I bought the paper copy for myself and 2 copies of season one for christmas gifts!  LOVE THIS BOOK!!! - snitsos  26.7 #5659 5:28PM
Thank you snitsos for your support, glad you liked Season Two! - Admin  12:13AM
Thank you for your support glad you liked Season Two! snitsos - Admin  12:15AM
Test - Admin  12:16AM
- luxkitty  2062.9 #59 12:00AM
Thanks for the sticker!!!luxkitty - GoofyMom77  642.3 #265 12:19PM
- NascarDave  296.6 #844 6:30PM
- richiii3  353.9 #594 9:08AM

Read Episode One of Deadliest Cast Member FREE on Amazon and iTunes!

I downloaded this before a very long road trip, and it kept me entertained the whole time (well, except when I was taking my turn at the wheel, safety first!).  - Geekery  401.6 #498 10:21PM
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! - Admin  10:46AM
Where can I find the book please?  - sarahsanch  6.8 #12598 1:03PM
Just got it! Can't stop reading it. I am already starting chaper 16. Love how all the details of DL are woven into the story. - Tiggerific  337.1 #645 4:20PM
Glad you like it! Season Two is coming in a few weeks! - Admin  11:52PM
Loved them all! - MinnieCarman  251.1 #1233 8:26PM
Thank you MinnieCarman! - Admin  2:40PM
thanks! I just got the first one for my kindle!  - LuvMySmallWorld  29.2 #5456 9:09AM


Great job everyone!!!  - Boundin  545.7 #329 9:24PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.0 #1943 11:22PM
Gotta love the matterhorn :-) - foundpluto1  1445.2 #93 5:28PM
Whoo hoooo Made the list - Fantasmicfan1  519.2 #353 11:30AM

The Season Two cover is revealed through an epic trailer--a tribute to Walt Disney. Check it out below and go here to get more info on MouseWait's hit series Deadliest Cast Member. Follow us on Facebook here

Looks good - Chumash28  1080.0 #143 4:48PM
How exciting! Always love your trailers! - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 7:42AM
I can't wait to start reading this.  - grumpypapa  2766.3 #39 7:23PM
When oh when will this be available on iTunes?!?! I have never finished a book so quickly. I am rereading it with my son while anxiously waiting for season 2 to be iTunes ready. Please hurry! - snitsos  26.7 #5659 9:54PM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
14985.2

2. Dave
12071.3

3. Plumiegirl
8344.48

4. jacdanfan
7804.42

5. Tom
7684.56

6. goofygal
7622.73

7. apesandmonkeys
7554.87

8. uscdisneyteacher
7223.19

9. CobbPR
6918.13

10. Bullseye
6688.75


Mr.7, that was fast. And I think it's been less than a year since you joined right? Thanks for sharing your talent with us - philliprocks  929.7 #169 6:08PM
Haha - SnoopMousyMouse  41.4 #0 12:33PM
Number 6 now - philliprocks  929.7 #169 2:09PM
5* - AshleyRae-  122.8 #3023 3:25PM
Thank you for your contributions! - Song  1705.8 #79 11:18AM
- PrincessCarmen  2596.5 #42 5:41PM
@BULLSEYE 😍😍😍✨✨✨ - TinkerSchelle  1258.8 #110 3:08PM
Bullseye - TinkerSchelle  1258.8 #110 3:08PM
- TinkerSchelle  1258.8 #110 10:12AM

Play Disneyland Trivia with your friends for FREE! See the list of TRIVILATOR usernames on this page. Play from any device with our new web version

Cool admin. Hope I do better than the first one. Hope people that enter will be ready to play and the tournament moves along better - Goofytom  1064.0 #146 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  665.4 #252 6:30PM
Sounds fun!! - HappyPrincess  25.0 #5843 10:48AM
I have the app so if anyone wants to play a game with me :-) - nelcamp90  29.9 #5395 7:12PM
Just invited you to play - Goofytom  1064.0 #146 1:21PM

GOAT EFFECT is finally here for iOS! #SaveTheGoat by knocking the dynamite out of his mouth and see how high you can run your score up! Press on your High Score on the main page to see where you rank in Game Center. Have fun!

- jacdanfan  7804.4 #4 7:44PM
- MadameLeota  1934.9 #69 1:06PM
- pamntink  36.6 #4956 4:34PM
- MimiMouse  1043.3 #150 9:33PM

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
55.69

2. Goofytom
30.12

3. DisneylandOrBust
16.26

4. richiii3
10.8

5. SplashLover24
6.85

6. Dolewhipped
4.11

7. Boundin
3.65

8. emily.northcutt.94
3.46

9. Tom
1.94

10. DonaldRox
1.89

 

What the! I made a top 10 list! I lose like half my games but at least I play. Atora should know, she made a fool of me. What was it 28 to 12? - philliprocks  929.7 #169 6:51PM
Ouch! She's pretty tough to beat. - sawman911  665.4 #252 10:19PM
Ready for a rematch? 😈 - Atora  2275.1 #53 5:49PM
If I say yes, I'm lying. If I say no I'm a sissy  - philliprocks  929.7 #169 7:46PM
Hahahaha!  - apesandmonkeys  7554.9 #7 6:51PM
Woo woo! Look at you! - BellesLibrary  402.6 #497 3:36PM
You're just the 9th loser! Loser - SnoopMousyMouse  41.4 #0 1:11PM
And you're a sissy anyway - SnoopMousyMouse  41.4 #0 1:11PM
I smell a recount due to dangling chads @philliprocks⚠ - MickeyLumboCM  778.0 #207 7:06PM
Wow congrats Phillip! You're moving on up!  - BellesLibrary  402.6 #497 5:41PM
Annnnnnnnnd.... ur gone - SpiritOfAdventure  1029.4 #152 11:24PM
Whaaaaaa??? I'm on The List! I...... I feel so honored! I don't know what to say! Id like to thanks my parents for.... Lol jk. Kind of shocked. I usually lose. - BellesLibrary  402.6 #497 11:34PM
It's inconceivable!  - DonaldRox  37.1 #4929 11:29AM
DisneylandOrBust, DonaldRox and MadLeota are fun players!!! I am learning a lot!!!!! - Boundin  545.7 #329 6:20PM

Thanked by:   Ray1man   Shameekz   Tom   21 More Thanks Boundin   richiii3   MsTikiMermadam  
Play Disneyland Trivia with your friends with our new WEB VERSION of the TRIVILATOR! Play single or multi-player games real-time with people from all over the world. You can also play on your iOS device with our app.

I've only been playing random players and that is definitely hit or miss. Anyone who wants to start a game with me is more than welcome!! Plus - you'll probably win! Lol - MissAcroBRAT  246.7 #1285 8:13AM
Just sent you a couple of invites. Let's play - Goofytom  1064.0 #146 4:06PM
I love this game! If anyone wants to play, I'm willing! - DisneylandOrBust  353.2 #0 10:02AM
I sent some invites too!!!! - DisneyPrincessT  76.0 #3790 10:40AM
I haven't played in a while so if anyone wants a game start one and you might get some easier points ;) - chrismis21  492.7 #383 3:19PM

La Brea Bakery is the Official Restaurant of MouseWait! Thank you for supporting our partners. Join us Tuesdays 8pm at La Brea for Sticker Night. La Brea offers MouseWaiters a 15% discount during official MouseWait Meetups (Sticker Nights every Tuesday night, and other meetups that we announce in the Lounge).

Yay! Thanks for joining this awesome community! - simba77  311.7 #751 10:04PM
- luxkitty  2062.9 #59 3:11PM
Delicious food and wonderful tea! Better  than anything inside the park - JediJT  0.4 #77102 5:24PM
I like to bring home a box of baked goods and a sandwich.  The next day i can eat and unpack and extend the dl experience. - MsTikiMermadam  53.9 #4296 6:49PM

Disneyland unFORECAST (BETA) is here! Top MouseWaiters giving you the rundown of what's happening at the Disneyland Resort. The unFORECAST now has its own page on the web www.unFORECAST.com

unForecast for week of Monday, January 26, 2015:

Park Hours: DL: 10am-8pm (Monday/Tuesday), 9am-6pm (Wednesday), 10am-8pm (Thursday), 9am-12am (Friday), 8am-12am (Saturday/Sunday). 

DCA: 10am-8pm (Monday/Tuesday), 9am-10pm (Wednesday), 10am-8pm (Thursday), 9am-10pm (Friday), 8am-10pm (Saturday/Sunday). 

*Disneyland Park will close early on Wednesday for a media event regarding the 60th Anniversary announcement. In spite of short park hours, DCA will remain open until 10pm that evening. 

Attraction Closures: Critter Country (closed until April), Disneyland Railroad (closed until Feb. 13), "its a small world" (closed until Feb. 6), Matterhorn Bobsleds (closed until May), Sleeping Beauty Castle (closed until March 3), Snow White Grotto (closed until May), Grizzly River Run (closed until March 20), Redwood Creek Challenge Trail (closed until March 13), Soarin' over California (closed until May). 

"Cinderella" Special Sneak Peak in the "Tough to be a Bug" Theater starting Friday, January 30th. Check the MW News section for details. 

This week's Wednesdays with Walt AP Event will feature "Man into Space". Event will take place at various times in the Main Street Opera House. With a valid AP, present it to a CM at the entrance of the Opera House for an event wristband. 

unForecast Crowd Prediction: Expect it to be quiet this week with CIs in the 50s-high 60s. Expect it to be busy in the park late Wednesday afternoon as the media and others will be coming in for the 60th Anniversary announcement and media event. For the weekend, expect it to be moderately quiet with CIs in the 60s to high 70s. 

Have a great week! 


- BaseballMickey_CM Jan 27, 2015 4:07PM



We have always noticed that Saturdays are better than Sundays! We always come on the weekend and say we want to leave at dinner time on Sunday, but always leave by 11-12 because there are so many people. We love Saturday!! - 1Princess3Princes  352.8 #600 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.5 #6799 11:53PM
I love these posts!  I do have a question/request/suggestion...is there a way to only show the 3-4 most recent posts?  It's a lot to scroll through. @@Admin - TiggersAndTinks  114.3 #3190 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  216.9 #1669 5:04PM
Thanks for these updates. I love them!  - Dizkid  356.8 #586 6:07PM
It's Dance the Magic this weekend-always adds to the crowds too!!! - TinkerSchelle  1258.8 #110 8:23PM
What is dance the magic?? - bks4lou  167.7 #2321 4:40PM

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  2766.3 #39 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  11.9 #8634 10:32PM
- MissAmericaSings  360.5 #574 5:36PM
Loved watching this video now I want the book!! - missdisney925  114.7 #3181 3:08PM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Jungle Cruise closed Jan 7-9
Matterhorn Bobsleds closed through May 15
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh closed Jan 12-April 2
Haunted Mansion closed Jan 12-22
Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes closed Jan 12-April 2
Splash Mountain closed Jan 12-April 2
it's a small world closed Jan 26-Feb 5

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Pacific Wharf Cafe closed through Feb 5
Boudin Bakery Tour closed through Jan 26
Soarin' Over California closed through May 14
Taste Pilot's Grill closed through March 12
Redwood Creek Challenge Trail closed Jan 20-March 12
Grizzly River Run closed Jan 20-Mar 19

Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  307.6 #783 8:33AM
Did anyone ride Canal Boats today? Anything to report? - MelodyMouse  3494.4 #27 9:10PM
Did you see the photos yesterday, they have the canal ride  frozen land where old mill was. - secretagentangel  1325.4 #105 2:39PM
I hope they're changing the matterhorn bobsled seats.  Went once after the last refurbishment and NEVER again.  I literally bruised my tailbone. Everyone had back pain for the rest of the day.   - fancyshmancy1999  5.1 #16211 1:04AM
I am afraid to keep looking.  Every time I check it seems like they are adding something else to the list.   - Woozle  27.0 #5637 9:39AM

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