#News The First Annual "Jitterbuggin' The Park" will be held at DCA on Sunday, June 23, 2013!!! Here are all the details from their FB page http://tinyurl.com/mznaoeh http://tinyurl.com/nxfo6sw
Disney California Adventure has been spiffed up with a vintage look and vibe. Swingin' jazz plays from Buena Vista Street and Carthay Circle to The Pacific Wharf and Paradise Pier. Let's celebrate this vintage makeover and bring dancing back inside the park in full force! Don your best swing period rags, grab your dancin' shoes and come out to the first annual Jitterbuggin' The Park.
Premium, Deluxe and Southern California Passholders are "Good To Go!" on this day.
Non-passholders may purchase a one-day, one park ticket for Disney California Adventure at the Disney Resort ticketbooth outside the entrance to DCA/DL. They are $92.
Disney California Adventure park hours are 8:00am - 10:00 pm
12:30pm - Group Photo #1 in front of Disney California Adventure (and photos along Buena Vista Street & Carthay Circle)
1:00pm - Catch the Red Car News Boys’ 20s inspired show at Carthay Circle.
1:25pm - Dancing to the hot jazz of Five & Dime. Join Goofy & Friends dancing at Carthay Circle.
2:15pm – 6:30pm Dancing to Ellis Island Boys at Paradise Gardens Bandstand
(Set times: 11:50am, 12:50, 2:15, 3:30, 4:35, 6pm)
~In between sets:
Ride the Red Car Trolley, stroll through old Hollywood, try your luck on the midway-style games at the Paradise Pier Boardwalk, dance where ever you hear swingin’ jazz, etc.
5:15pm (during EIB big break) - Jitterbuggin’A Bugs Land. Group Photo #2 plus Junior Jitterbug photo. Exact location TBA
8pm- Tower of Terror. Visit the Hollywood Hotel set in 1939 where swingin’ jazz comforts you before you embark on this supernatural journey.
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Mr. Disney was one of five children, four boys and a girl. He was the fourth born Disney son. He was named after his parents pastor and friend Walter Parr, a preacher at St. Paul Congregational Church. The pastor, in turn, will later name his son Elias, after Walt's father.
Most of Walt's childhood was spent on a farm in Marceline, Missouri, where he began drawing, painting and selling pictures to neighbors and family friends. In 1911, the family moved to Kansas City, where his love for trains really developed. His Uncle, Mike Martin, was a train Engineer who worked on the route between Fort Madison, Iowa, and Marceline. Walt would later work a summer job with the railroad, selling newspapers and snacks to the travelers. To read more about Walts love for trains
Video: Walt riding the Lilly Belle at the Studio. Video courtesy of The Walt Disney Family Museum.
To watch a short biography of Walts life:
Walt and Lillian Disney with unnamed friend, London, 1935.
Walt Disney in my opinion, is a wonderful example of the American dream! He represents: imagination, optimism, creation, and self-made success in the American tradition. He brought us closer to the future, while telling us of the past, it is certain, Walt Disney was a great man! He and his brother Roy co-founded Walt Disney Productions, which became one of the best-known motion-picture production companies in the world! Disney was an innovative animator and created the cartoon characters we all love to watch today. :) He won 22 Academy Awards during his lifetime, and was the founder of the magical playgrounds that ties us all together, Disneyland and Disney World. Had he been alive today he would be 112 years old! Happy birthday Walt! Thank you so much for believing in your dreams! You are a true inspiration.
In honor of today, it would be fun if we all mentioned our favorite quote from Mr. Disney. I'll go first, I have many, but this one always sticks out:
"I've always been interested in the past and history and I think it's vital."
Thanks for reading and watching! Hope you all have a terrific Tuesday!