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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  400.7 #528 10:20AM
You, my dear, win the gold star for adding awesome support to the post! Thank you!!!!! β­πŸ‘πŸ˜˜πŸ˜ - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 10:29AM
aww shucks.. 😊 proudest MW achievement ever. thank you for the daily history lessons and awesome info! 😘 - QueenMiranda  400.7 #528 10:38AM
Ever? Awe! You're too cute! Thanks for the love! Hope you have a great weekend! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 8:49PM
EVER! hope you and your fam have a lovely weekend also! 😘 - QueenMiranda  400.7 #528 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  73.2 #3948 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  6163.0 #16 10:36AM
Downloaded the song about a year ago and it always puts a smile on my face remembering the show. - friendlymouse  727.9 #251 9:46AM
So catchy isn't it?! - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 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  1868.1 #81 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  6163.0 #16 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  2113.5 #66 10:06AM
::gasps:: You DID?! Did you get his autograph I hope? - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 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  2113.5 #66 6:23PM
How awesome! - MeridaFan  3585.2 #37 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  859.9 #203 10:13AM
Time for a refresher I think! classics! Hope you have a nice weekend doll! - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 3:53PM
Likewise :-) - PrincessDuckie  859.9 #203 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  5642.6 #17 10:15AM
P.S. it's Friday!???? πŸ˜ŽπŸŒ΄πŸŒΊπŸπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5642.6 #17 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  6163.0 #16 3:56PM
oh and yes, it's Friday you lucky duck! Hope you're enjoying the Hawaiian breeze! ((hugs)) - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 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  3585.2 #37 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  6163.0 #16 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  898.1 #187 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  6163.0 #16 4:06PM
Ahh magazines, sigh. - dizneedude  899.3 #186 10:46AM
"sigh" ::scratches head:: Was that a sigh of "I love em" or "I miss em" or????? - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 4:06PM
Love them, even though we still have them, they're not the same. - dizneedude   899.3 #186 4:20PM
Ohhh, yes, I see what you mean. Did you get a load of that bacon add?! πŸ–πŸ˜‹ - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 8:45PM
Sigh, I do so love bacon. πŸ·πŸ–πŸ½ - dizneedude   899.3 #186 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  444.5 #461 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  6163.0 #16 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  444.5 #461 8:55PM
Now that's cool! - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 9:05PM
My brothers made me buy them coonskin hats when I was a CM... - BombFrogFormerCM  889.8 #189 11:09AM
Buy them maybe? That was sure nice of you! - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 8:50PM
Thank for the "heads up", I just edited it... I hate auto correct! - BombFrogFormerCM  889.8 #189 11:13PM
Love this post! Heck..I love all of your history posts! Thanks so much for sharing! - ZipadeeMickey  284.0 #968 11:11AM
😍 Yay! So glad you enjoy these! Thanks for letting me know! - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 8:50PM
Their salary was $15 a week = $780 a year! That's almost the annual passport price today. - Alicewhoareyou  2070.8 #69 11:43AM
Which really want a bad income in those days. I wonder if she came from a well to do family? - MeridaFan  3585.2 #37 3:22PM
*wasn't* - MeridaFan  3585.2 #37 3:22PM
Huh, never thought of it like that! Interesting! And to think she didn't even want the money! - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 8:52PM
Loved it, especially the check-cashing story. Talk about a "meet-cute"!!! - Cyette  6.1 #14617 12:02PM
"Meet-cute" love that term! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 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  892.2 #188 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  6163.0 #16 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  892.2 #188 9:47PM
Hi DuchessπŸ‘‹ Wow this one must have taken days to research - E-Ticket  1393.5 #110 3:31PM
Hey E! πŸ‘‹ Not too bad actually, only about 4 hours. That last link I mentioned was a killer find! - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 9:14PM
Happy Friday Duchess. This is some of your finest work!! Brilliant. :D - RapunzelledColey  126.8 #3013 3:36PM
Well gosh! Thanks so much! Hope you have an amazing weekend! - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 9:15PM
I look forward to your history posts!!! thank you for all your hard work! You are the best!!!!! - Boundin  614.7 #310 8:25PM
Always so sweet! Thank you so much! I'm elated you enjoy them! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 9:21PM
Check it out, best post of the day! 😊 - dizneedude  899.3 #186 8:43PM
Always the best! - MeridaFan  3585.2 #37 8:57PM
Agreed ⬆! :) - piratelife4me  1008.1 #175 9:37PM

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3. See the new "World of Color" 9pm and 10:15pm nightly.

4. Try to find a "Made with Magic" wand or paintbrush which allow you to interact with select Disney experiences and merchandise. 

5. Look for the Word of the Day displayed outside of the theme park entrances (or in the MouseWait Lounge) and text the word between 7am and 10:59am Pacific to the shortcode listed on the sign. You must be at the Disneyland Resort to enter. If you win, you will be notified around 11am via text or phone. For more info go here

And don't forget about Food! Check out our real-time Food blog to see what's new at the Resort. POST YOUR IDEAS BELOW and they could make the weekly top 5!

Come to our la  Brea sticker meetup which starts early at 4 pm then come join MWers to watch PTN and Fireworks too!  - secretagentangel  2193.9 #64 11:59PM
was bummed i did not make it two weeks ago,  see you in aug! - MsTikiMermadam  468.8 #432 6:41PM
Checkβœ”οΈfinally completed the list! I think my favorite is the new fireworks shows!!! Gives me goosebumps and brings on the happy cry.  - MinnieMyLove  191.2 #2037 9:00AM
- piratemom  467.6 #434 12:50PM
I wish! Soon, very soon!! - MyMouseMickey32  158.4 #2520 4:56PM

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 the week of August 31, 2015
Look for light crowds this week until Labor Day weekend begins on Friday. Disneyland and California Adventure will close early for the second week in a row (DL 9pm, DCA 8pm). Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our new MagicPlan iOS Calendar), this week last year averaged in the high 50s (approx 60% capacity) -- that means it was a very slow week. Even Labor Day last year (which fell on the 1st) averaged in the mid 70s, which is light for a holiday. Now that most schools are back in session, we should see lighter crowds at the Parks until Halloweentime begins! To get a real-time look at crowd levels, check the MouseWait App for Crowd Index averages and wait times. Have a great week! - Admin Aug 31, 2015 9:23PM



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  495.8 #400 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.6 #7163 11:53PM
Saturday's rule! One of the perks of a premium pass!  - snappy  399.8 #532 7:32AM
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  162.3 #2466 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  239.8 #1421 5:04PM
summer surely has been very busy!  - MarshaMouse  4816.6 #22 12:18AM
I was there this week, Tues, Wed.,Thur. Very hot and muggy. Long lines except single rider lines were great. Because we had 3 days we didn't mind waiting in line. It's so fun to people watch while you wait. We had a great time. Can't wait until next time to go back. - Popcorn  9.4 #10622 9:33AM

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Didn't know there was one. Yay - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  481.8 #413 4:20PM

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July 2015: Winnie111286 463.58
May 2015: MelodyMouse 679.4
April 2015: Fantasmicfan1 466.89
March 2015: HARR_E 423.38
February 2015: Winnie111286 364.36
January 2015: ShariRenee 408.65
 

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Been in the Midwest much of August. Nice to see wait time warriors have been out there walking and working! - MelodyMouse  6676.2 #13 7:25AM
Hope you're having fun!! - secretagentangel  2193.9 #64 11:37PM

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3. jacdanfan
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Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  2193.9 #64 2:09PM

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!

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  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  197.8 #0 2:55AM
#10 needs a pic bad! - DarthFairy  136.0 #2884 12:42PM
@DisLUVney, lol weren't we just talking about this haha - MinnieTinker  549.3 #352 8:58PM
I can't help myself....help me. πŸ˜‚ - DisLUVney  607.8 #313 9:23PM
Wow wow wow!!! - stanvoodoo  19.3 #7010 10:52PM

TRIVILATOR 2.0 for iOS is here! We made it faster, easier to use, improved Random Games, fixed Push Notifications, added a Remove Ads option, new game packs, and we optmized it for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Get the complete run down on our new blog here. Get the new update in the App Store, or grab it here. Did you know you can play on the web or from any device via our web version? Tell your friends about the TRIVILATOR, and submit your questions so they (and you) can be featured inside the app. You can submit your questions here. Have fun!

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Is it a game? - palomine96  20.6 #6785 11:58PM
Yes!  It's a separate app.  Come play! - Moog  56.7 #4350 8:58AM
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I just re downloaded trivilator after a brief break from the losing stretch πŸ™ˆ feel free to add me! I am back and ready to play!  - LindseyanaJones  125.4 #3035 9:04AM

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2. DarthFairy
16.53

3. Song
11.72

4. MsTikiMermadam
10.28

5. HARR_E
9.02

6. janetx
5.95

7. MadameLeota
5.83

8. YoPirate
5.59

9. Winnie111286
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10. brigeet
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I love Disneyland! - MelodyMouse  6676.2 #13 11:30PM

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Like normal I am late to the party. Reading it now - Tealtownfan  1015.5 #173 3:13PM
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Here are the upcoming MouseWait Events. You can post your event on mobile here, and on the web here. Thanks!


We have our weekly MW sticker meetup at La Brea bakery at 4 pm in Downtown Disney! Lots of fun for newcomers and all and a great way to meet new people! Then we go to the MW spot we've held in DL to watch PTN and fireworks! Everyone is welcome! - secretagentangel  2193.9 #64 6:10PM
On Tuesday nights, duh!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜© - secretagentangel  2193.9 #64 10:47PM
Thank You - suzieq65  71.0 #4004 6:20PM
We will be there in November - makeitbluesaysmerriwether  40.6 #4947 9:58AM
I'm gonna have a crowding meetup Presidents' Day weekend! Post to come!  - TinkerSchelle  1783.3 #85 5:42PM
I'll crowd with you  - LaPearleNoir  1638.1 #96 2:27PM
I ❀️ crowding meetups - bonedaddy909  1354.8 #113 12:29PM
Would love to come! - susanann  8.9 #10973 6:15PM
What day works best for you guys bonedaddy909 and susanann and LaPearleNoir? - TinkerSchelle  1783.3 #85 1:21PM
Any day Friday theough Monday works for me! - susanann  8.9 #10973 2:12PM
Friday thru Sunday for UsπŸ˜ƒ.....Wait a minute😳what the heck is a crowding meetup and what would we be crowding into??πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - bonedaddy909  1354.8 #113 7:09PM
Actually the 5k is May 6th, 10k May 7th and 1/2 on May 8th in 2016.  I am doing 5k and 10k. - barbwire  7.1 #0 10:42PM
are there any MW going to Mickeys Halloween Party 10/31?  It would be fun to meet up.  - kimm84  28.4 #0 11:24PM
I think there is a post for this. Try searching for it, and you'll find all kinds of information about this particular night. Have a great time!  - teach67  129.6 #2972 11:09AM
Look under cadaver call and then find the date on post. I think that night is posted by toarrispirate - secretagentangel  2193.9 #64 2:12AM

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