#MWstory Around 2 years ago, I joined Mousewait officially and it was probably the best decision I ever made. I guess my story really starts when I was a kid and my dad and I would go to Disneyland every summer, just the two of us. They were the best times of my growing up considering my at home life made it hard to be a kid. Disney was always an escape.
Fast forward to 2011, when a Disney trip had me looking up DL apps and that is when I found Mousewait and I was pretty much dedicated to school and the app 24/7. I loved being able to keep up with what was happening, and being able to escape when times got really hard and I didn't have the money to travel 470 miles to Anaheim. Amongst the pictures, I found mousewaiters, who to this day are the most incredible people I've ever known. You know you find a common love and a common interest and it can be enough to just spark these amazing relationships with people.
I wish there were words to explain it. To explain the love I have for people I would have never met had it not been for this app. You guys have made me believe in magic, pixie dust and most importantly in myself. I am an emotional wreck of a 22 year old who has no clue what she wants or what she is doing...(haha) but the love you guys give to me...you help to raise me up.
There have been one too many nights I've needed someone there for me and regardless of the distance...I could call up a handful of you and I know you are there. Marsha, thank you for being there since the beginning. You keep me going every day! Jessica, you're my best friend and every moment I get to spend with you is the best. Fredo and Alex, my love for you both is unconditional and there are no better words to say thank you for always being there. Nick, Dani, and Nick: I feel like I've known you my whole life and I love seeing your pictures on insta. Jackie, RB, Steve, Mark, Judy: Thank you for taking me on adventures outside of the parks, putting up with my touristy side, and showing me around So Cal! You make my decision to move to Tennessee really hard because I don't know if I can stand to be 2000 miles from y'all! Haha.
And everyone else!! Just regardless of differences we may have, thank you for being a part of my life. You make each Disney trip that much more magical and I do love each and every single one of you! And lastly, thank you Admin. We owe lifelong friendships to you.
It all started with an app...
MouseWait Christmas Party December 20! La Brea Bakery Party, Saving Mr. Banks Meet up, Satellite Parties, Lounge Party, LIVE BROADCAST, and more! Join us on the 20th from all over the world for our Christmas Party. We will broadcast LIVE from Downtown Disney and from our Satellite Locations!
ORNAMENT EXCHANGE AT LA BREA 8pm. Bring a Disney ornament for our exchange at our La Brea Bakery Party!
Get 100 Credits for staying at the Hojo Anaheim! Just fill out this form and we'll get the Credits added to your account. When you stay at the Hojo, you help us continue to improve MouseWait. Call their in house reservation number and remember to mention MouseWait--you will love everything about the Hojo!
Host a MouseWait Meet Up in your hometown and be a part of our LIVE broadcasts! If you would like to host a Satellite Meet up in your town, post below. Our next big meet up is December 20, but we also have meet ups every Tuesday night. Through our live broadcasts, we can bring everyone together from around the world in one place!
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, our upcoming Christmas Party, and next year's Reunion! Be sure to mention MouseWait at the register. Thanks!
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This is MrMOMzers wonderful picture with a little magic added! We've been beta testing the MouseWait Advanced Composer for awhile now. This allows approved MWers to create their own "column" in the Lounge with expanded posts, pics, and videos inside the post. We are ready to open this feature up to more people who are intersted in having their own MouseWait Column in the Lounge. Your posts could be featured on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ and seen by our 100,000+ strong social media audience!
This feature is best used for instructional posts, history posts (like Duchess_SMK's column), and for reporting news (i.e. BaseballMickey_CM's posts). You could also do this to create a post describing your recent visit to the Parks with multiple pictures, videos, and more--think of it like an article that would appear in a magazine. The Advanced Composer only works on the web version. GO HERE TO APPLY and watch your email for more info (make sure you're email client is not blocking our emails or sending them to Spam--for some reason icloud.com, me.com, and mac.com will not allow our messages to come through.)
Thank you to everyone who strives to add quality content to the Lounge! Thanks again to MrMOMzers for the amazing picture!
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 Thursday!