My name is Becky and I eat, sleep, & breath all things Disney. I love it so much that I became a CM. I'm usually at World of Color but can also be found at Midway Mania, the Challenge Trail, and elecTRONica. If you see me say hi! I love to meet fellow MW
The first time I ever saw "The Lion King" was in theaters (my first ever movie in theaters!) when I was 6 years old. I remember seeing it with my mom and being so scared during the stampede that I hid my head in my seat and wouldn't turn around until I heard the happy song "Hakuna Matata." Yesterday I got to see "The Lion King" again, but this time in 3D. Even 16 years later I find myself still sc More...
In the parks today? Want to see World of Color? Don't have a fastpass? NO PROBLEM!!! Stop by Grr & have ME get you yours. I'll be working the fp stations all night....or until we're out. Come say hi!! :)
Aww man the El Capitan isn't showing the new Winnie the Pooh movie! :( I was looking forward to seeing it there and after enjoying a sundae at the Disney soda fountain next door. Oh well, at least they're going to show The Lion King on the big screen!!!!
Are there any MWers in DCA tonight? I'm working WOC (by the churro cart near the challenge trail) but I feel like I never see anyone while I'm here :( If you pass me or see me yell out MW and you'll make my night!!! :)
Has anyone eaten at the Trattoria winery or Ariel's Grotto for the World of Color preferred dinning? I want to buy one for my parents as an anniversary present since they've never seen the show but I don't know which place is better. Any suggestions??
This is MrMOMzers wonderful picture with a little magic added! We've been beta testing the MouseWait Advanced Composer for awhile now. This allows approved MWers to create their own "column" in the Lounge with expanded posts, pics, and videos inside the post. We are ready to open this feature up to more people who are intersted in having their own MouseWait Column in the Lounge. Your posts could be featured on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ and seen by our 100,000+ strong social media audience!
This feature is best used for instructional posts, history posts (like Duchess_SMK's column), and for reporting news (i.e. BaseballMickey_CM's posts). You could also do this to create a post describing your recent visit to the Parks with multiple pictures, videos, and more--think of it like an article that would appear in a magazine. The Advanced Composer only works on the web version. GO HERE TO APPLY and watch your email for more info (make sure you're email client is not blocking our emails or sending them to Spam--for some reason icloud.com, me.com, and mac.com will not allow our messages to come through.)
Thank you to everyone who strives to add quality content to the Lounge! Thanks again to MrMOMzers for the amazing picture!
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!