This is a replica of the barn that Walt and his sister would play in. They put on a "circus" and charged a dime but the audience was unhappy and Walt's mom made him give their money back. *Marceline, MO
HoJo has added new May and June dates for Retro rates for AP holders! If you have never stayed there, it's a great hotel! Clean, nice grounds, pirate themed pool, and friendly staff! Make sure you call Mon-Fri during business hours, and ask for in-house reservations. You can check for updates on the resources tab :)
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Sorry I've been overtaking the Lounge today with soo many pics!! Today was probably one of my favorite birthday's at Disneyland!! I had such an amazing day!! I had a lot of "first's" today: Rebel Spy, pic with Mary Poppins and Bert, finally saw a Mickey head drawn with water and a broom, piloted the Mark Twain, pic with Piglet, sundae from The Golden Horseshoe, walking with 8 Plaids, wearing Snow More...
So im not the only one that took the hotel shampoo! Hahahaha!!! On my dresser reminding me of the best disney trip EVER! Miss all my friends from out of town! CRICKET, IYUZMICKEY, dizgeek, zoe, Rob, sooo many!
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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!