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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/
Live just a couple minutes ago. John Stamos coming off Small World. I have a couple more but no glasses to tell if shots are decent. He stopped and talked and posed with every person who wanted to. Second time I have seen him here and he seems like a genuinely nice guy.
Live just a couple minutes ago. John Stamos coming off Small World. I have a couple more but glasses to tell if shots are decent. He stopped and talked and posed with every person who wanted to. Second time I have seen him here and he seems like a genuinely nice guy.
Murphy looking big and bad ... and big! I've seen Fantasmic countless times now, yet the appearance of a 40 foot, fire belching, dragon is always stunning! Even if we're not watching the show, if we are nearby and hear the music I have to run over to watch Murphy's appearance. Full size at http://www.flickr.com/photos/cobbpr/
Fireworks from the Front. I got to sit at the front for the show and watch out with no one in front. The one disadvantage is you don't see all the fireworks in full detail because they are partially obscured by the castle at this angle. Still, it's worth the camp now and again to see this view. 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!