Fireworks and the Mark Twain. It's one of those times when there are fireworks but no Fantasmic... which means an opportunity to watch the show with the Mark Twain on the water. There was something more peaceful about watching the show from ROA... less crowded, great reflections and it snows there just like Main Street and Small World. http://www.flickr.com/photos/cobbpr/
Fireworks last night. The two large structures on either side of the picture are light towers and more for a filming of The View. Instead of cropping them out, I feel like they give a sort of time stamp to it. Full size at http://www.flickr.com/photos/cobbpr/
Fireworks from the top of Main Street Station. One of the neat things about seeing the show from the station is the large view you get of the whole thing. Some of these bursts come from way off to the sides so this gives a different and cool view of the show. And if you are leaving after... you're right by the exit! Full size at http://www.flickr.com/photos/cobbpr/
#HalloweenScreams i went to the parks today JUST to watch the Halloween fireworks. for those who don't know, if the fireworks are canceled during a Halloween party due to wind or weather they will have the fireworks show the next night for all us regular guests. ;) anyways, i took my camera ready to shoot!
Fireworks from Mickeys Halloween last night. It is worth getting there a little early to be in a spot to watch the pop-up ball on left side of the castle. This was our first time going to the event and it was great all night. Collecting candy in a bag felt like we were kids again. Disney made it a great and special night. Full size at http://www.flickr.com/photos/cobbpr/
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!