30 yr old mom of 3 lil Disney lovers. Grew up going to DL every year w/ my family. My husband and I continue this tradition. I love learning about Mr. Disney's personal history as well. He was a great man.
✨Good morning everyone! You know you've been on MW too much when dream about it. Last night I had a dream I was at a donut shop and saw HandMeAChurroImaFaint. I approached her and asked if she was HMACIF, much to my dismay she didn't really respond. I remember hoping that she would give me a churro. Oh well!
✨Sentimental Saturday! How many of you remember the Disney Discovery Series books with cassette tapes or vinyl records? I had several from my childhood and loved them! Now my kids (ages 2 & 4) love looking at them and often prefer this to TV! Mousevinyl.com has all the Disneyland Records books plus more available to listen to! It's a gem of a website for Disney nostalgia. ✨
✨Ok, I have a question for all you who go to DL frequently: WHAT'S IT LIKE?! I grew up going once a year and can only imagine how awesome it would be to go whenever you like. How often do you go? Do you ever just swing by after work or just go for the evening?
I've only been on MW for a few days now, but is it just me or is this not THE BEST APP there is??(esp. relating to Disneyland) I love the fact that I can vicariously enjoy Disneyland through everyone else that's actually there! Not to mention the fact that everyone on here is so friendly. 😊
Hello fellow Disney fans! This is my 1st day w/ MW! I grew up going to Disneyland every year w/ my family and now go every couple years w/ my hubby...our next trip will hopefully be next year w/ our 3 little ones (4 yrs. and under). I have a deep respect and love for Mr. Disney! I miss Disneyland!!!
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!