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Dave    
 12653.3 #2 (DL Qual #4

May 22, 2015 12:44 PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
I think I'm going to put on a performance in front of the webcam on Main Street later today....

Ok I will be back around 6ish so let me have a couple cocktails and then will post on here when I will be running around in front like a dinosaur and dancing.... - Dave  12653.3 #2 3:30PM
are you bringing the banana suit? - Linzee  1045.5 #162 3:36PM
nah, I'm traveling lightly tonight...its going to be a long night so dont need any extra things to bring with me that I might lose.. - Dave   12653.3 #2 3:40PM
Yay!! Quality entertainment for those of us at home. - Thumper13  482.6 #401 3:41PM
When my Mouse Spouse says "look at that guy!" I'll just nonchalantly say "oh that's Dave... NBD" - ACSantos  115.5 #3207 12:56PM
I can't wait - kskating  611.6 #299 6:40PM
- carminaire  669.6 #263 6:44PM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Peter Pan closed through July 1
Innoventions closed March 31-September 30


DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Luigi's Flying Tires closed through Dec 1
 

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  16.2 #7481 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  307.7 #802 8:33AM
Decembr 1st is the apprentice's birthday and we aren't doing an overnight this year. Ugh, let there be a special preview opening. - Lelundrial  560.1 #331 3:23PM
What are they doing with innoventions? - blubecca7  12.9 #8532 5:07PM

Thanked by:   Tom   carminaire   kimdis   36 More Thanks ebugsmama   JanAriel   JazzyJade808  
 12.5 #8704 (DL Qual #0

December 26, 2014 3:45 PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
was just told the gates are closed. its a madhouse today

We got here at 5:30. It is crazy busy here! - 3disneylanders  103.8 #3403 6:32PM
Yikes Please bring your patience friends and remember to be nice to our hard working CM - MinnieMyLove  173.4 #2258 7:00PM
- foundpluto1  1635.3 #90 7:23PM
- Plumiegirl  8799.7 #3 8:24PM

 2451.0 #49 (DL Qual #102

February 2, 2014 1:40 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
#PiratesOfTheCaribbean #BackStorys Since people wanted to know the back story to Pirates of the Caribbean, here you go. You board your boat and sail down a Louisiana bayou past an old man sleeping in a rocking chair on his house porch. This man is the captain at the auctioneer who has guarded the secret entrance to the grotto holding the treasure he and his crew had accumulated over the many years  More...

Tagged in: Attractions  
I'll probably post up the Haunted Mansion one later in the week. Probably have to do it as a 2 parter since there was a change in the storyline sort of with Constance's taking over. Can also go through the whole concept to present if people really want it since I know most the history of the Mansion since it's inception - CM_Shadowgamer  2451.0 #49 12:42AM
Yes, please share the story with the husband who told her not to go into the attic - I was sad when they changed it around and made the bride the villain. - DisneyOnesie  621.2 #294 4:41AM
Would love to hear the story! - MsTikiMermadam  304.6 #816 4:15PM
Just remembered I didn't put some fun facts in to this post and decided to make it a reply instead of a new post. Anyway, there are several actual movie props inside of the attraction. The chair Jack Sparrow sits on in the treasure store at the end of the attraction was used in the dining room scenes of the Haunted Mansion movie (they also have one in Florida and one appears in one of Constance's wedding photos in Haunted Mansion). The chest that held the cursed gold can be seen in the treasure scene with the skeletal pirate sitting on top of the gold pile. It is against the wall on the far side as you enter, closest to where the Davy Jones projection is. The final prop from the movie that I'm aware of is the boat that Pintel and Ragetti use when dressed as women. It will be tied up next to the fortress wall on your right hand side as you turn into the city after the battle scene. Speaking of Pintel and Ragetti, the two laughing pirates closest to where Jack is hiding near the well are who they are modeled after. One has a glass eye, and one has a peg leg (which I guess they didn't go with in the movie). Finally, the captain at the auction was originally the first Mr. Lincoln animatronic. - CM_Shadowgamer  2451.0 #49 2:26PM
Oh wow!  Great info!  I really like the fact about the Lincoln animatronic!  That's something I didn't know! - IDVandalSkipperCM  2357.4 #53 2:28PM
Enjoyed reading this - fab5  143.7 #2719 4:43PM
That's amazing! Thank you! I love the stories and hidden gems you might not always find out about!!! - PixieDustAway  262.7 #1158 8:55PM

 2451.0 #49 (DL Qual #102

February 7, 2014 2:01 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
The earliest known concept for the story of Haunted Mansion revolved around Gideon Gorelieu, also known as Bartholomew Gore or Captain Gore. Captain Gore married a woman named Priscilla. One day Captain Gore had to go off to sea on some business and told Priscilla not to enter the attic of the Mansion while he was gone. Well, curiousity got to Priscilla and she went up into the attic and looked ar  More...

Forgot to mention the concept story that would have linked together Pirates, Mansion and Tom Sawyer's Island into a single fluid storyline. An Imagineer namedย Eddie Sotto came up with a story concept that had Jean Lafitte ย as the one time owner of the Mansion who used it as a safe house for hiding his treasure and smuggling items to and from his base on Tom Sawyer Island. Now, as you may know, the dock at Pirate's of the Caribbean is named Lafitte's Landing and Jean Lafitte's anchor is on display along the Rivers of America. Jean Lafitte was a pirate who made his way around the Caribbean and had a base in New Orleans, he also aided the US Navy with the defense of the city during The War of 1812. Anyway, the concept was that Jean Lafitte's life was shown in Pirates of the Caribbean and there was going to be a hidden crypt full of loot underneath New Orleans Square that would lead from Pirates over to Mansion. Tom Sawyer's Island would have shipwrecks, pirate lairs and hidden forts with gold and the like on it, sound familiar?. ย Hints to this proposed plan still exist and much more was used throughout the land's life. For instance, there is a small bricked up sunken archway along the Rivers of America by the Mansion that is said to have been where the crypt would have exited. When Pirates the movie came out, there was a show in NOS that had a small stage where the pirates would perform from, along the stage were props to do with smuggling and also a portrait of Miss April-December that was used in the Mansion's changing portrait hallway. Finally, if you go look at the River Notices board by the raft dock, there is an article about Tom and Huck being found being pirates on the island. If you read the entire thing, it states that rumors say the island was used as a base by Jean Lafitte.ย  - CM_Shadowgamer  2451.0 #49 4:28PM
Tried to like this but it won't do it. Thanks again! I love the stories, makes the Disney difference. - BriHizzle  374.8 #558 5:15PM
Me too! Here's my "like" more like "love"  - adisneyfamily  864.8 #193 8:40PM
Number one reason to call out, "honey, I'm home!" upon arriving home. So much could have been avoided!   - MeridaFan  3527.9 #36 2:45PM
๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ - BriHizzle  374.8 #558 3:44PM
So much knowledge you have! Thanks for sharing!!! - DarthTinkerbell  372.7 #563 10:56PM
Wow! This is great!!! Thank you for all your hard work!!!!! - Boundin  606.6 #301 11:08PM

 130.6 #2930 (DL Qual #653

December 15, 2014 6:56 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
I've posted the top pic before. My father took it in September of 1958 but this past weekend, I was finally able to get the same position and show how much it has changed over the past 56 years. It's amazing!

Tagged in: Disney History  
Very nice. Love the mature trees  - MelodyMouse  4696.4 #21 7:01PM
Oh wow I love this! Thanks for sharing! - missmimi90  1840.8 #77 7:16PM
Wow that's awesome - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  469.6 #419 1:01AM
Great post, thanks! - jacdanfan  8616.9 #5 5:09AM

 26.4 #0 ( Qual #1755

October 7, 2014 1:07 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
So glad I got to enjoy the trick or treat party this year!! Tonight was a blast!!!! I missed out on trying some of the Halloween treats tho... ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ”ฎ

You look beautiful! Love it! - luxkitty  2503.0 #48 2:20AM
Aw thank you! I felt so pretty! - TattooedPrincess  26.4 #0 1:20PM
Beautiful! I'm glad you had fun! - Thumper13  482.6 #401 6:32AM
Thank you :D - TattooedPrincess  26.4 #0 1:20PM
You are rockin' it!!! - GiovannaCA  83.6 #3712 11:06AM
Thank you! Haha I actually lost a bit of weight so I would feel good in the suit! It paid off! ๐Ÿ˜‚ - TattooedPrincess  26.4 #0 1:22PM
Awesome costume. - keepmovingforward  198.2 #1925 1:24PM

Dave    
 12653.3 #2 (DL Qual #4

September 18, 2014 1:21 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Throwback Thursday. A wak through of Disney California Adventure in 2001. So much has changed!

I really love what they've done with the place but I miss some of it too.  - TheDroidYouAreLookingFor  434.3 #457 2:02PM
I miss the mail boomer! - DisneyVacationLover  461.5 #430 3:30PM
Wow! I can't believe how much has changed. I only started going to DCA in 2012. This is like whole other place! - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1106.5 #149 12:12AM
My dad was one of the native Americans in the Golden Dreams show - Chumash28  1080.2 #152 1:55AM

Dave    
 12653.3 #2 (DL Qual #4

September 11, 2014 11:18 AM  The Hub
When in the parks solo last night posting I came to the thought that some things in our lives are easier said than done.  I was just reminded on what is an whom are important in my life. We sometimes tell ourselves how we are supposed to feel, how we should act, how were going to move forward; but when it comes down to reality its totally against our true feelings and just does not feel right  More...

Wow, thanks for this.  I'm contemplating a huge change in our lives right now and I really really needed this reminder.  :wipes tears: - MinnieMousewife  870.5 #189 1:41PM
change can be scary and change can be hard but its not something to fear as it can also bring great happiness - Dave   12653.3 #2 1:57PM
๐Ÿ˜Š - MinnieMousewife  870.5 #189 2:08PM
Thank you I really needed this. - AshleyRae-  123.7 #3030 6:54PM

Thanked by:   MinnieMousewife   -MizzMadHatter-   MarshaMouse  
 660.4 #269 (DL Qual #114

August 22, 2014 7:06 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
this one looks broke...

Whatever you do, don't try key to room 702 - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5258.4 #16 7:11PM
There's nothing in there dude - philliprocks  1112.3 #146 7:12PM
You'll end up..... Nowhere..... Que Twilight Zone musicmusic - BellesLibrary  405.0 #505 7:12PM
I can't believe no one has figured out the obvious connection with the 702 key - MermaidHunter  121.0 #3088 8:44PM
Oh my!!๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ DO TELL!! MermaidHunter!! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5258.4 #16 9:01PM
Yes MermaidHunter please tell!!!! - AshleyRae-  123.7 #3030 9:30PM
yes please MermaidHunter do tell!!! - evilemohand  660.4 #269 4:53AM
MermaidHunter .. the anticipation is killing me!! - Mad_Tea_Party  1107.8 #148 5:54AM
Aww! You're just ribbin' us, MermaidHunter!  Phooey! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5258.4 #16 7:49AM
Look at you HMACIF.  Stirring up more controversy.  Lol - grumpyinphx  479.6 #404 8:04AM
grumpyinphx it's part of Churro's Aventures ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ (as seen in trending)  - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5258.4 #16 11:08AM
I'm in. Your adventures always look fun - grumpyinphx  479.6 #404 11:10AM
Key 702  my room key now...lol there mystery solved... and its a timeshare I think HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  dibs next time she is down...lol - evilemohand  660.4 #269 11:51AM
Whatever! Looks perfectly acceptable to me! - BellesLibrary  405.0 #505 7:12PM
Room for one more, honey.  - PrinceCorey  4392.8 #24 7:57AM

 479.6 #404 (DL Qual #149

August 18, 2014 2:48 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
on sept 25th im taking my granddaughter to disneyland for her first trip there. I am excited to be able to take her. but unfortunately it might be my last time visiting the parks. unless some miracle happens and they have a break through in cancer research of the brain. I have found out that what I have cannot be operated on without permanent damage. and that is not something that I am willing to   More...

Dear Father God, we thank You for our friend GIP who is going through some very scary issues right now.  And we believe in miracles!!  You gave him the miracle of life when he was born, when his kids were born and when his grandbaby was  born, and we are asking You for the miracle of life again to keep him healthy, remove the cancer in whatever way You will as he wants to be with his family forever.  I ask if there is a doctor or medical procedure out there he has not heard of, let that knowledge come to him or just heal him outright and blast those cancer cells right out.  We know when many of us come together and agree in prayer You will answer us and give us miracles too if it is Your will, so please Father God, heal our friend, give him the miracle he needs.  And help us be there for him and his family in anything they many need and guide them and give them Your peace to follow Your will.  We love you and thank You for this and GIP, in Jesus's name, Amen.  Anything you need at all GIP, whether there in phoenix or here, we will help in whatever you need.  and I will pray my knees off until you are healed.  lots of love and God bless! - secretagentangel  1497.8 #99 4:18PM
Amen ๐Ÿ™ - eviljules  1194.4 #131 4:25PM
I believe in miracles! Xoxoxo - MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz  1165.7 #135 4:26PM
You have such a beautiful way with words. Well said. Let's keep praying for a miracle! - DarthTinkerbell  372.7 #563 5:08PM
Amen ๐Ÿ™ - BibbidiBobbidiBoo  58.5 #4239 5:38PM
Amen. We believe in prayers. All things are possible in The Lord!  Beautiful prayer SAA - DisneyGrandma  853.3 #195 5:52PM
Amen - Bassplayerswife  334.5 #667 5:58PM
Amen - DisneyVacationLover  461.5 #430 6:05PM
Amen!! - brguest85  193.5 #1984 6:23PM
Amen. - Sleepingbeautysmom  304.3 #818 9:54PM
Amen - keepmovingforward  198.2 #1925 9:56PM
Amen! - Mickeylover67  441.7 #452 10:03PM
Amen ๐Ÿ™ I too believe in miracles.  - disneylove7  32.6 #5309 11:35PM
Amen what a beautiful prayer you are in mine as well  - excmdlgurl  286.6 #925 7:37AM
Amen - E-Ticket  1354.1 #111 8:19AM
Amen - MickeyLumboCM  1011.6 #169 8:23PM
๐Ÿ™ - Boundin  606.6 #301 8:29PM
Amen๐Ÿ™ - 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet  1121.4 #143 9:16PM
Amen - PrincessDuckie  815.6 #204 10:12PM
amen - OhanaPhoto  3662.1 #31 11:14AM
Thank you all for your kind words. Posting this wasnt easy. But I figure right now I can use all the prayers I can get - grumpyinphx  479.6 #404 3:29PM
Never Never Never give up Hope!   - Sfarrell  82.1 #3739 3:53PM
Hope is something that i don't have much of. But fight i still have plenty left. Thank you for your kind words - grumpyinphx  479.6 #404 6:08PM
Sorry today is just a bad day - grumpyinphx  479.6 #404 6:41PM
I am sorry you are having a bad day, hon.  I will say some extra prayers for you right now.  I would tell you a joke (that always makes me forget pain and more) but I don't know any.  just hope things are better soon. - secretagentangel  1497.8 #99 8:06PM
Thank you. It gets better - grumpyinphx  479.6 #404 8:10PM
I also wanted to thank you for your prayer. My family loved it. My mom cried - grumpyinphx  479.6 #404 8:11PM
Now you made me cry, I miss my mom so much and your family is truly sweet to post all their love for you. and the prayers, I ask God to help me pray so the thanks go to Him, just happy He has given me something I feel makes me bless people a little through Him.  I am sorry it hurts, that is what my mom would say with  my head injuries pain (NOTHING compared to what you're feeling). But your mom telling you she is there for you probably is wonderful.  tell them we are praying for all of you!  and see you in September! - secretagentangel  1497.8 #99 8:43PM
I am so sorry to hear about your mom. And I look forward to meeting you in sept. HMACIF has told me how to post a meet up and definitely going to do one - grumpyinphx  479.6 #404 9:18PM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Mark Twain reopens Nov 28

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

None


 


OMG NOT THE Buena Vista West Guest Restrooms...I LOVE TAKING SELFIES IN THERE - Dave  12653.3 #2 10:10PM
๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ - goofymom2boys  1458.3 #101 8:33PM
We discovered that one first hand on the 7th actually. Rob didn't say anything til we got there. - BeatleMike  604.2 #305 9:06AM
I thought you loved taking something else that goes before ___ Truck. - DLKenCA  2165.5 #61 10:19PM
What about Ariels Undersea Adventure?  Showing on Refurb list with Disney site. When is it open again??  Also Indiana Jones Adventure??  What?What? - shardisney  3.0 #51956 10:01PM
Ohhhh my mansions coming back!!!!!!beat it Jack!!!! Kidding,I like them both but ๐ŸŽถain't nothing like the real thing bebe๐ŸŽถ - bonedaddy909  1278.0 #117 4:39PM
Yea!!! - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  882.7 #183 8:54PM
Needs an update - Winnie111286  3573.9 #35 11:43AM
Mark Twain is running today - MelodyMouse  4696.4 #21 11:20AM

 4394.3 #23 (DL Qual #12

October 6, 2013 12:20 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
My favorite of the chalk art!! Beauty and the Beast! ๐Ÿ˜

at first look I thought this was a graphic novel cover from the 80s and Fabio was standing in the background - Dave  12653.3 #2 12:23AM
Bookmarked. Liked. Thanked. Commented. LOVE ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ - BellesLibrary  405.0 #505 12:32AM
Beauty...FULL! - mrscttlemstr  305.3 #812 12:08PM
Breathtaking - Luv-Mickey  26.9 #5789 5:09PM

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