As the day ends for me, I look at this view and simply feel so thankful for this app coming into existence 3 years ago. I wouldn't have the memories, the fun moments, the friendships, the best friends, nor the extra gigantic love I now I have for Disney! Thank you admin for dreaming of an app that brought sooooo much more!
Since I can't be there today I thought I'd wish MouseWait a very happy birthday with a collage of some of my favorite MW moments. Thank you Admin and everyone who has made this not just an app community but a true Disney family! I love you all, or well...most of you anyway. 😉 Thank you for being such an important part of my life!
Three years ago today MouseWait was approved by Apple and made its debut in the App Store! Several weeks before that, we went to Disneyland to test the app, and I remember sitting in the lobby of the Grand watching as the test wait times registered in the admin panel. I was somewhat surprised because after a year of struggling to build the app, it appeared to be ready for submission. I remember te More...
Aladd The Musical at Oct 21, 2012 04:00pm Meet up coming join me to watch Aladdin The Musical meet up to the right of the entrance. All are welcome to come. The show starts at 4:45 but we have to line up early to get good seats.
Birthday Bash 2012 Gear Has Arrived! Special thanks to chris. for hand drawing this really cool design that incorporates a Mad Tea Party Unbirthday theme along with a MouseWait themed "MagicRace" happening in the foreground. Order your t-shirts and other memorabilia early so you get it in time for the Birthday Bash weekend on Oct 19-21. CafePress makes quality products and they have one of the bes More...
BIRTHDAY BASH INFO! Oct 19-21 will be our annual Birthday Bash Meetup to celebrate MouseWait's 3rd Birthday! I JUST GOT WORD that the generous people over at the Hojo are donating a free room night to the winner of the Astro Blasters tournament (Sat-Sun) - Strawberryguy will post more about this. The Hojo is ALSO donating a room night to the winner of our first MagicRace tournament! Other events i More...
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!