One year ago today I had no idea that my life would be changed as much as it has by this app. It has literally saved my life. Two years prior I had been diagnosed with bipolar 2 after suffering with it for 42 years. I mention this because the stigma associated with mental illness must be removed from society. I could not function socially as the Drs played with what meds I should take and the only place I felt comfortable was Disneyland. And then along comes MW with all these complete strangers that like Disney like I do and they talk about it and post pictures in the Lounge. I all of a sudden had no problems! No illness, no unemployment, no worry about bills...nothing!!! And these people are silly and caring and uplifting! Slowly I would put in a comment or picture here or there and contribute urgent breaking news that I was watching a princess movie of some sort. Or I would post a ton of selfies of hubby and I in the park hoping for people to find us and yes, I was teased about all of it. I even held a bunch of meet ups and nobody came. LOL Other people would have said, "Forget this group!" But I was in Heaven and this was the best therapy for me as I came to terms with how different my life was going to be now. It was my safe place...it was my home. And now a year later it is amazing how well I feel at times and I have gained knowledge that I never would have known about DLR and the best thing about MouseWait, all of you! Each and every one of you are my friends and touched my life in a positive way. You have encouraged me, laughed with me, cried with me, hugged me when I needed it most and yes, drank with me! LOL But most importantly you've let me be me which I've never been able to do before. I have life long friends that I will love and cherish forever and tons of beautiful memories that I mostly remember. (I blame Trader Sam's) So cheers and thank you to all of you for being amazing and especially to Admin for giving all of us a place to find each other and ourselves. I love you all!!! 😘😘😘 OH! It just dawned on me some of you may not know who is in the pic with me...that's Admin! LOL
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A personal favorite is the beautifully hand crafted music box
A fun video from 2013, the story behind the music box with Clopin, Figaro and the even watch the Tangled Tower being put into the Fantasy Faire:
Of course, no trip to the Fantasy Faire would be complete without a visit to the Royal Hall. Loved this artist rendition, that's just how my girls are when they enter the Hall. ::sigh::
Took this next part directly from Disney Parks Blog:
“After walking into our main entrance, you will first go through a garden-like setting before entering the reception hall,” said Michel Den Dulk, Creative Director of Fantasy Faire for Walt Disney Imagineering. “Once inside the Royal Hall, guests will discover a beautiful gothic interior with nice wallpaper, wall cresting, wood finishes and chandeliers.”
Passing through a series of spaces, including the Grand Hall, you’ll have the opportunity to meet as many as three Disney princesses, from classic stories such as “Cinderella” and “Sleeping Beauty.”
Dont forget to grab a sweet treat from Maurice's Treats! At the time, (isn't there more now?) the adorable cart featured 3 “Twists” and a new signature beverage: Boysen Apple Freeze.
In a tribute to the historic Carnation Plaza Gardens, a shield over the archway leading from Fantasy Faire to Rancho del Zocalo in Frontierland displays the letters “CPG.”