The wife and I just started to get things ready for our trip in a few days and sadly it reminded me of the one and only bad experience I have ever had at Disneyland. The day someone stole my kids hats. One year ago today I accidentally left my kids Disney hats on Star Tours and even though I turned right around and was waiting for the doors to open as soon as the next ride finished; they were go More...
I personally want to thank Strawberryguy for streaming the Fantasmic AP event. I wish I could have been there myself but this was a close second. It's hard to believe that I first saw Fantasmic almost exactly 1 year ago (the 30th of Aug). I always wish I could be on the Mark Twain at the end with an autograph book for the kids. Thanks again!!!
Just a heads up for anyone going to Disneyland soon. Disney now has a Photopass+ that you can preorder before your trip (at least 14 days). For anyone who normally buy the CD anyways it can be a great deal. Last year we paid $60 for the resort photo CD and got the Photopass CD for free (another great deal). The Photopass+ allows you to get all that plus all your ride and character dining photo More...
I was hoping someone may have tried and found out the answer but has Disneyland added WiFi yet? I know it's in the works but was hoping it was up and running by the time I'm down there in a couple weeks. Unfortunately WiFi is my only hope since I'm from outside the US and roaming would be atrocious. Thanks in advance for any info you might have.
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!