#D23Expo Would anyone attending D23 be able to do me a huge favor? My minis collect these itty bittys and a LE (2500) Sorcerer Mickey will be released at the Hallmark booth for $10 - I would so gladly pay you back (incl. s&h of course, or could pick up at the parks at a later date) if someone could pick one up for me! I'd be eternally grateful! 😍 (sorry for the spam/request)
#LoneRanger Be still my heart!!! Johnny Freaking Depp signing my hat!! I told him I loved his movies and he said to me in a very soft and gentle voice, "Thank You! Thank You Very Much!! Will you marry me?" 😳 Well maybe not the last part!!! He was sooo nice to stop and sign everyone's stuff and take pic!! I was shaking afterwards!!! 😍😍😍😍😘😘💏
OK folks. Listen here. I have some news I'm sure everyone will be excited to hear. I'm being told that the one and only Electrical Parade may make its way back to Disneyland towards the end of this year. It will return as Disney's ELP while Shanghai opens cause I think that's where it is heading to next. I've posted legit news way before anyone else before but still take this with a grain of salt. 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!