Happy 77th Mom! Disneyland has always been a Happy place for my family. I remember going every winter holiday and summer when I was young. It was a place where family memories were made, a place where my sistet and I could run around and explore, a place where we could ride rides and experience Disney Magic. Now I'm a mom of 3 beautiful girls and I have passed the Magic of Disney on to them. As an More...
Pumpkins done Disney Style (with a bit of duck dynasty)
I was so impressed by how my daughters carved their pumpkins this year I just had to share. These pumpkins were done free hand, no templets were used! Oogie Boogie was done by my 23 year old and Jack was done by my 12 year old... I'm such a proud mommy... thanks for letting me share and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Ok so here goes... I need some Disney help, I haven't been to the park in 2 months. The last time I was there was in the beginning of August and I left in an ambulance that night. Disneyland was a happy place for me but now all I can think about is how my last trip ended. I'm scared to go back and I shouldn't be :( Has anyone had a similar experience? How do I not let a freak negative event ruin a More...
please help! Where in the park can I find Buzz Lightyear? I have been challenged, I need to get a picture with him. Does anyone know where I can find him, at what park and at what time?? Thsnk you for your help :)
I read a post earlier about how adults are not allowed to wear 'full costumes' inside DL/DCA. Well here's a photo from June 2013 of my girls with a very well dressed Captain Jack Sparrow. I'm now wondering how he got passed security and was allowed into the park? I do have to admit my girls were thrilled that he was there and willing to take a picture with them!
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."
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