Jon Walmsley at Mad T Party and in the pirates band in NOS. Jon played Jason Walton in the old Walton's TV show back in the '70s/'80s. He obviously has had a lifetime love of music, as his character had a guitar in his hand on many episodes of The Walton's.
Please help me congratulate my very good friend IDVandalSkipperCM on her two year anniversary working for Mickey Mouse. She has been my favorite from the first day we worked together in 100 degree heat moving strollers for 8 hours. She is one of the hardest working, most knowledgeable CMs I know but even more, she brings the magic every day. Her work ethic and positive attitude makes her a joy for More...
Just had a great experience with a CM at Space Mt. One of our pictures was deleted because someone else in the car did something they shouldn't have done. CM Kimberlie got us back on the ride immediately & made sure we had our own car, just so we could have a picture. This is just one example of many we have had this week. The CMs at DL are the BEST! Thank you to ALL the wonderful CMs out there th More...
Since it’s now official that Cars Land and Buena Vista Street are now open, I can now post my review online. I’ll try not to give away the entire experience because I know a lot of you haven’t had to chance to explore Cars Land yet, but here’s more of a general view of the new land. I’ve also been sort of quiet about my experiences in Cars Land, prior to the opening, because there is s More...
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!