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Jul 26, 2013 9:34 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning and TGIF! This day in Disney history, July 26th, 1955: LOOK magazine features Walt Disney and actor Fess Parker, dressed as Davy Crockett, on the cover.

The cover promises stories about Walt, Davy and Disneyland. Oh, and the truth about the Salk polio vaccine, and a new diet, as if the subjects seemed to go together?

I particularly enjoyed reading the eight page article about Walt, which starts on page 29 written by Arthur Gordon. He talks about Walts passion for Disneyland; his endless optimism, family life, stories from his upbringing, the development of Oswald, Mortimer, Mickey & even how he met Lillian….

"When Walt's position in Kansas City became desperate, he borrowed a camera, went around taking pictures of babies until he had a little cash. Then he bought a ticket to Los Angeles to join Roy, who was trying to make a living selling vacuum cleaners. With $500 of borrowed capital, the brothers rented the back end of a real-estate office for $5 a month and started turning out a series of shorts for a distributor in New York.

 They hired two girls to help them, at $15 a week. one of the girls, Lillian Bounds, found this pittance so small that sometimes she did not even bother to cash her paycheck. This endeared her greatly to Roy, who was handling such finances as there were. He kept urging Walt to use his charm to persuade the lady to cash even fewer checks. Walt was willing-and in the process fell in love with Lilly and married her."

How cute is THAT?!

Another favorite excerpt? Sure, twist my arm….This was after Walt and Roy had just shown Steam Boat Willie to it's first audience (Their wives), while they blew whistles, horns and banged tin cans behind them.

"How was that? "How was what?" said the wives, who, knowing their husbands were crazy anyway, had thought it best to disregard the noise.
 Despite callous reception, Walt got a mortgage on his house, talked Roy into mortgaging his house too and raised enjoy money for synchronization. All told, Steamboat Willie cost the terrifying sum of $1,200; even Walt's cherished Moon roadster had to be converted to cash. But this was the turning point. Almost overnight, the man-made mouse became an international celebrity. From then on, Disney was a mouse-made man. Even today, out of all his creations, Mickey is closest to Walt's heart. When he wants to hour someone signally, he sends them a "mouse car", a statuette of Mickey the is Disney's equivalent of an Academy Award."

To read the the rest of the article about Walt:

http://tinyurl.com/knwa2fa  
http://tinyurl.com/nyaqcx8
http://tinyurl.com/khdjrc4
http://tinyurl.com/mgqtoo3
http://tinyurl.com/k7nypgk

Page 36 is where you'll read about Davy Crockett. Fess Parker really seemed like a neat man. In my opinion, a real American Icon!

Davy Crockett captivated millions of young viewers. His portrayal of the character had them hooked on frontier adventure, coonskin caps and Indian wars. There was somewhat of a "Davy-mania" happening this year which translated into Davy merchandise such as; clothes, books games and toys flying off the shelves. 5,000 coonskin caps sold daily!

To read the section about Davy:
http://tinyurl.com/kz8qb6n
http://tinyurl.com/mmg8au4

To read the whole magazine and see a fabulous collection of vintage adds:

http://tinyurl.com/loqy99m


Did you or do you own a coonskin cap? What did you think of those adds? HA! My, how things have changed!

Thanks as always for reading! Hope you all have a fabulous Friday!

websites referenced:
thisdayindisneyhistory.com
stumptownblogger.com
vintagedisneylandtickets.blogspot.com

Tagged in: Disney History  
thanks Duchess! we listen to the song often but haven't gone back to watch - will have to do this. such a sweet story about Walt and Lilly! and i was curious to see what a "mousecar" looked like - here's a pic: http://goo.gl/7jUJw6 - QueenMiranda  396.9 #509 10:20AM
You, my dear, win the gold star for adding awesome support to the post! Thank you!!!!! β­πŸ‘πŸ˜˜πŸ˜ - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 10:29AM
aww shucks.. 😊 proudest MW achievement ever. thank you for the daily history lessons and awesome info! 😘 - QueenMiranda  396.9 #509 10:38AM
Ever? Awe! You're too cute! Thanks for the love! Hope you have a great weekend! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 8:49PM
EVER! hope you and your fam have a lovely weekend also! 😘 - QueenMiranda  396.9 #509 11:00PM
🎎Konichiwa! πŸ˜ƒLove this!!! Davey Crocket was a favorite show and we watch it in tvland reruns...even know the whole ballad...✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ - islandgirlrocksjjj  54.6 #4277 9:45AM
You're welcome! Oh good, I had a small fear that no one would be as excited as I was to read this info about his tour. It really is a great song! - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 10:36AM
Downloaded the song about a year ago and it always puts a smile on my face remembering the show. - friendlymouse  727.7 #224 9:46AM
So catchy isn't it?! - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 10:50AM
I loved the davy crockett movies! I was so bummed when I bought them to watch with mads and she didn't like them. - madsdad  1846.5 #74 9:56AM
Awe! I'm surprised! LilSweet loves em' ! She's been asking for a coonskin cap! We got her her first BB gun last weekend. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ proud mama! - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 11:03AM
OMG Davy Crockett is my aunts favorite! She use to sing the song to us all the time lol "Davy Daaaavy Crockett. King of the wild frontier!!" I actually met Fess Parker at his winery in NorCal a while back. He was so nice! Thanks Duchess-very cool info. - missariel33  1748.5 #77 10:06AM
::gasps:: You DID?! Did you get his autograph I hope? - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 3:52PM
I shouldve!! No he was eating lunch-we all were so we just said hello and gave him a little praise and let him be. Looking back, he probably would've obliged. - missariel33  1748.5 #77 6:23PM
How awesome! - MeridaFan  3472.9 #28 7:02PM
Funny I remember singing the theme song all the time when I was a kid, but I don't remember any of the episodes - PrincessDuckie  755.0 #215 10:13AM
Time for a refresher I think! classics! Hope you have a nice weekend doll! - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 3:53PM
Likewise :-) - PrincessDuckie  755.0 #215 6:42PM
What a great post- made me laugh, for sure. What a crazy start Walt and Roy had! Fess has such a rugged, all-American good looks. Amazing how many coon hats they sold. Thanks Duchess! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4704.7 #20 10:15AM
P.S. it's Friday!???? πŸ˜ŽπŸŒ΄πŸŒΊπŸπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4704.7 #20 10:57AM
A happy Churro makes me happy! Glad to make you laugh! I agree, I really enjoyed reading that story, I found Arthur Gordons' writing to be wildly entertaining! Right?! Dead animal hats, who would of thunk it? - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 3:56PM
oh and yes, it's Friday you lucky duck! Hope you're enjoying the Hawaiian breeze! ((hugs)) - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 3:56PM
Awesome! Can't wait to flip through the old magazine. Love the old ads. May I say I find the 'eat six times a day diet' quite interesting! πŸ˜‚ And here we thought that was a new concept! - MeridaFan  3472.9 #28 10:16AM
Oh GIRL, I think there will be a few adds you have something to say about. ::giggles:: OH, and YES! I'm diggin that eat 6 times a day thing, too bad it's not the food I'd want to eat! Where are the churros????! - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 4:04PM
Luv to read articles from back in the day. I have a few originals from Lucille Ball ofcourse 😊 n this is an awesome post. Luv to go back in time n see all the adds n stories. Thank u for the history πŸ‘πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š - iLOVELUCYnDISNEY  745.3 #220 10:43AM
How did I guess?! Teehee, Thanks for the love! I'm so glad you enjoyed reading this! Thank YOU for telling me so! ;) - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 4:06PM
Ahh magazines, sigh. - dizneedude  646.9 #259 10:46AM
"sigh" ::scratches head:: Was that a sigh of "I love em" or "I miss em" or????? - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 4:06PM
Love them, even though we still have them, they're not the same. - dizneedude  646.9 #259 4:20PM
Ohhh, yes, I see what you mean. Did you get a load of that bacon add?! πŸ–πŸ˜‹ - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 8:45PM
Sigh, I do so love bacon. πŸ·πŸ–πŸ½ - dizneedude  646.9 #259 8:49PM
"Born on a mountain top in Tennessee..." Love Davy Crockett! I can still sing the whole song word for word! My brothers and I all had coon skin caps and would never miss an episode :). Thanks Duchess for bringing back these wonderful memoriesπŸ˜‰ - hatgal76  415.5 #473 11:02AM
πŸ˜‚ Great now it's in my head, at least I'm at the gym on the treadmill, not a bad beat actually. Oh cool! Do you still have your caps??? - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 8:47PM
Lol.. Yes!! We had to replace a few thru the years because in a family of 6(5 brothers) they got a lot of wear and tear😁. Now our kids all have them :) - hatgal76  415.5 #473 8:55PM
Now that's cool! - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 9:05PM
My brothers made me buy them coonskin hats when I was a CM... - BombFrogFormerCM  809.0 #196 11:09AM
Buy them maybe? That was sure nice of you! - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 8:50PM
Thank for the "heads up", I just edited it... I hate auto correct! - BombFrogFormerCM  809.0 #196 11:13PM
Love this post! Heck..I love all of your history posts! Thanks so much for sharing! - ZipadeeMickey  283.6 #926 11:11AM
😍 Yay! So glad you enjoy these! Thanks for letting me know! - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 8:50PM
Their salary was $15 a week = $780 a year! That's almost the annual passport price today. - Alicewhoareyou  1393.2 #99 11:43AM
Which really want a bad income in those days. I wonder if she came from a well to do family? - MeridaFan  3472.9 #28 3:22PM
*wasn't* - MeridaFan  3472.9 #28 3:22PM
Huh, never thought of it like that! Interesting! And to think she didn't even want the money! - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 8:52PM
Loved it, especially the check-cashing story. Talk about a "meet-cute"!!! - Cyette  6.1 #13697 12:02PM
"Meet-cute" love that term! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 8:53PM
Thanks so much for posting, I had not heard these stories before! Very fun to read and learn. I think my boys would like Davy Crockett, I should show them the movie, thanks! They do have the caps already...from their grandma, a big fan! 😊 - MinnieMousewife  805.4 #197 2:17PM
Oh you're always so supportive sweetie. I can't tell you how much it means to me! I hope you do share the magic that is Davy with the boys! Let me know what they think ok?! - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 9:07PM
I will definitely let you know...thanks again! Really appreciate your time sharing this history with us, I truly enjoy every one! My grandpa loved Disney and loved Disney history too, so these are extra special for me. πŸ’— - MinnieMousewife  805.4 #197 9:47PM
Hi DuchessπŸ‘‹ Wow this one must have taken days to research - E-Ticket  1195.3 #122 3:31PM
Hey E! πŸ‘‹ Not too bad actually, only about 4 hours. That last link I mentioned was a killer find! - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 9:14PM
Happy Friday Duchess. This is some of your finest work!! Brilliant. :D - RapunzelledColey  111.6 #3240 3:36PM
Well gosh! Thanks so much! Hope you have an amazing weekend! - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 9:15PM
I look forward to your history posts!!! thank you for all your hard work! You are the best!!!!! - Boundin  545.7 #329 8:25PM
Always so sweet! Thank you so much! I'm elated you enjoy them! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 9:21PM
Check it out, best post of the day! 😊 - dizneedude  646.9 #259 8:43PM
Always the best! - MeridaFan  3472.9 #28 8:57PM
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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
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Loved watching this video now I want the book!! - missdisney925  114.7 #3181 3:08PM


 
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
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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!

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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  519.1 #353 11:30AM


 
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Thank you everyone! You do a great job keeping us in the know and making MW a must have for Disney info!!! - Boundin  545.7 #329 10:33PM
Seriously, thank you so much! Being that we can only afford to go a couple times a year, this helps keep my Disneyland "craving" in balance  - apesandmonkeys  7554.9 #7 3:47PM
Yes!  Same here.   - DisLUVney  559.8 #318 2:36PM
Some of my faves!!! - TinkerSchelle  1258.8 #110 11:09PM
Truly...thank you! Between the CMs and our friends that share their experiences, Β stickers, raks and more... the Disney experience can live each day in all our hearts..in or outside of the parks - azcoolmom  210.7 #1763 8:38PM

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

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
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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  53.8 #4297 6:49PM

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

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  886.5 #177 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  1258.8 #110 10:53PM
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Loooooved it! - melissa_ficent  318.5 #726 9:57PM

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Feb 02, 2015 08:30am

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Feb 02, 2015 11:00am

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4. Mickey's Parade
Feb 02, 2015 04:00pm

5. Meet Mater &Cars
Feb 03, 2015 10:00am

6. Meet Disney Pals
Feb 03, 2015 10:00am

7. Meet Toy Story Characters
Feb 03, 2015 10:30am

8. Pixar Parade
Feb 03, 2015 05:00pm


We have our weekly MW sticker meetup at La Brea bakery at 8 pm in Downtown Disney! Lots of fun for newcomers and all and a great way to meet new people! - secretagentangel  1325.4 #105 6:10PM
On Tuesday nights, duh!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜© - secretagentangel  1325.4 #105 10:47PM
I'm gonna have a crowding meetup Presidents' Day weekend! Post to come!  - TinkerSchelle  1258.8 #110 5:42PM
I'll crowd with you  - LaPearleNoir  1303.4 #106 2:27PM
I ❀️ crowding meetups - bonedaddy909  1202.3 #121 12:29PM
There are no current events, hmm. Meet-up anyone?  - FrankenweenieVelinee  1630.3 #84 8:57PM
I would love to - mini_MINNIE   1022.5 #156 2:28PM
Coffee - MickeyLumboCM  778.0 #207 8:51AM
mini_MINNIE  MickeyLumboCM Shall we host the Great Coffee-Meet-up at Market House? (provided that MrsLumbo can cover your dusting-the-plates chores?) - FrankenweenieVelinee  1630.3 #84 9:46AM
She won't let me out this week - MickeyLumboCM  778.0 #207 2:34PM
MickeyLumboCM can't you just sneak out the window and leave pillows under the blanket? - philliprocks  929.7 #169 11:09AM
@philliprocks Oh she's on to that trick. Now i distract her with del taco coupons - MickeyLumboCM  778.0 #207 12:52PM

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

Our Favorite Things: This is a list of the top things added to our popular ToDo List feature inside the app (based on the number of times added to a ToDo List):

Popular Restaurants : 1. Big Thunder Ranch BBQ
2. Blue Bayou 31 rue royal
3. Cafe Orleans

Popular Attractions :1. Pirates of the Caribbean
2. Indiana Jones Adventure 46"
3. Haunted Mansion


New Orleans Square attractions are best.  - CM_Shadowgamer  2380.3 #48 7:23PM
 I agree,for life - bonedaddy909  1202.3 #121 6:56AM
Completely agree!!!       - adisneyfamily  832.3 #191 10:23AM
Gotta love NOS!    - grumpypapa  2766.3 #39 4:12AM
Don't forget the food too! - quote  22.6 #0 11:53AM
It's such a beautiful area. - LaPearleNoir  1303.4 #106 6:32AM
Nooooo captain EO needs to go! - hairdog67  258.6 #1162 4:17PM
Agreed! - KingdomKeeper1210  29.1 #0 3:17PM
What!!?? Nooooo!!!! - CaptainEOlove  4.6 #18006 12:40PM
Agree!!! - bondfamluvsdisney  2.1 #56609 9:54PM
They returned @grumpyinphx 's glass slipper. Oh wait, I'm not sure he wanted me to tell that story. Ooops.  - Maddernhorn  199.1 #1899 10:58AM
See can't tell you anything. ..lol - grumpyinphx  230.8 #1495 12:09PM

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  26.8 #5656 9:39AM

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Take me to your Quality Leaders - MelodyMouse  3494.4 #27 1:04PM
Phillip is on another list! My hit list! - SnoopMousyMouse  41.4 #0 1:41PM
Them is fighting words - philliprocks  929.7 #169 1:57PM
It's not nice to hit  - Sweet_Irish_Cream  3934.1 #25 6:41PM
But sometimes he deserves it! - SnoopMousyMouse  41.4 #0 10:00AM
He throws Rocks doe - RickChavez  3276.2 #33 3:07PM
I was excited for this until reading a little more and for the dinning packages I think they aren't making this affordable for the average person. Also, I hate world of color cause you have to stand so if you get a fast pass through the machines I hope you don't have to stand - Disneyprincessvmk  46.9 #4529 11:36PM
Anyone here in DL today would like some company for a few hours? - jamesmuller8  0.0 #64324 1:07PM
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