There have been a lot of Disney fact posts lately-so why not do a Disney fact thread! They are always fun when new people enter the lounge....so what's your favorite Disney fact?
The fact that the old man playing the banjo in Pirates is not some random old man. He is actually A pirate named Jean Laffite. He hid in the Lousiana swamp lands and that's also why the loading dock is called "Laffite's Landing" ð - AshleyLynn22
747.6 #136 9:43AM
And the ride, well before they put all the movie stuff in, is a journey through his memories of being a pirate. When you go down the first drop, you are supposed to be descending into his mind and he appears several other places during the ride. The story is also tied in with Haunted Mansion, that's why the weather vane is a ship. - CMJenKWorth 122.9 #2682 11:36AM
Oh my gosh! So cool. Where else does he appear in the ride? - BlackCanary86 40.9 #3968 11:48AM
Between these two rides there was supposed to be a crypt. You can still see the top arch of the would be doorway along the wall/bench/sidewalk dividers (don't know how to describe it) between potc and hm. it has a date on top of the arch - Pixarprincess 531.4 #215 11:50AM
I did not know that. Cool - cesium55 529.7 #216 11:51AM
Absolutely correct. It was going to be a tunnel walkway thing linking the attractions into one story. The date is the birth year of the imagineer who came up with it minus 200 years I believe. Every attraction in the parks has a story tied to it. The mansion one is very interesting. - CMJenKWorth 122.9 #2682 11:53AM
I've read so much into Pirates! This has to be my favorite thing! I love it!! - AshleyLynn22 747.6 #136 12:13PM
Really?! I had no idea! He still creeps me out, there is banjo music but no banjo.... Also I alway feel like he is watching me like a crazy stalker.... - tiggertwin 317.8 #531 12:58PM
I'd love to hear the haunted mansion story! Can anyone send it to me? - AshleyLynn22 747.6 #136 1:48PM
The Haunted Mansion story goes that The pirate Capt. Blood built the mansion for his wife and she made him promise to never go out to sea again. He told her that he had to go one last time and he was gone for a long time. When he finally came back they got into a big argument and he ended up killing her. Not sure if he killed her accidentally or out of rage. Well, he was so distraught over her death that it's rumored he hung himself in the gallery.. This is why there is a ship weathervane and the picture of the ship in the portrait hall, and also obviously the hanging man in the gallery is Capt. Blood. =) Disney has added stuff with the bride in the attic and killing her husbands and stuff.. but this is one of the original stories. Enjoy! - CMJenKWorth 122.9 #2682 2:00PM
WOW!! CMJenKWorth will you be my new best friend?! - AshleyLynn22 747.6 #136 2:08PM
Haha.. Sure! I used to be a Mansion Maid.. Loved every second of it. I miss it sometimes. - CMJenKWorth 122.9 #2682 2:12PM
Yup I'm claiming you as my new BFF! I want to hear all your stories! Lol - AshleyLynn22 747.6 #136 2:18PM
I've always wondered if there was something going on with that guy! Thanks for sharing! - DisneylAndy 205.6 #1539 4:19PM
Huh. I always heard that the bride's death was caused by her overprotective father. When the sailor was gone at sea, he came in as she was trying on her wedding dress. He lied to her, telling her that the captain died at sea. She killed herself, then when the captain came back and heard of the news, he hung himself. - snowwannab 355.0 #403 8:19PM
Wow I love both these stories! Thanks for Sharing guys! #extremequality. - NeverlandTink 421.4 #304 9:12PM
Right Tink! I love all this info! - AshleyLynn22 747.6 #136 9:34PM
Thanks CMJen for the info! - Jacqueline 546.7 #205 10:32PM
http://longforgottenhauntedmansion.blogspot.com/2010/09/jean-lafitte-and-mega-theme-temptation.html this is one of probably a few different blogs about the Jean Lafitte story. this one really gets in depth on the story, even more so than what you have learned thus far. check it out!!!! - littleoysterz 210.4 #1485 1:06AM
Wow! Very interesting article! - AshleyLynn22 747.6 #136 2:17AM
Walt passed before the POTC attraction was complete, this was one of his babies and he took pride in it. - GoofyJoe 1864.1 #41 10:38AM
Goofy that is why I love it so much! - AshleyLynn22 747.6 #136 10:50AM
Mine is the one in which iasw opened any Walt had children from different cultures represented and they all poured one gallon of water into the attraction, now when they drain the water they take a gallon of water out to keep the "culture" ðððâ¨â¨â¨ - Mouseketeer.for.Short
335.3 #449 9:23AM
Alright Alright Alright Boys and Girls, sit back, grab a drink or some banana juice and lets sit back as we have our very first MWAD session of 2011....All questions are up for the Dr but lets try and keep it PG23 no PG11...Ok, so MWAD is you ask me some questions about your own life or your own issues and I tell you how I feel or try and answer it the worst that I can.......Lets welcome our new More...
UPDATE: I have been asked again and been given permission by Admin (thanks) to post my beanie designs and website! All of these are up for sale now, also I can do custom character orders as well! Enter coupon code: MOUSEWAIT for FREE SHIPPING! www.beanieswithcharacter.etsy.com
New button designs are up! Follow the instructions on my Etsy page or contact me with questions :) http://tinyurl.com/3u5ecoz I've got the Classics, Toy Story, Tron, Attractions, and Grape Soda designs available!
For those at the reunion who had my hawaiian pork sliders, I thought you guys might like the recipe. Enjoy!
1/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup soy sauce 1/3 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons sherry
1 piece ginger root, crushed
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I heard several people say that it was amazing! - YTheRum
2072.7 #33 9:09PM
Thank you for the recipe! It was so tasty! î - Domolover
283.4 #708 9:11PM
MW FAQ for new mwmbers:
î> RAK- Random act of Kindness, someone giving something away.
î> Post a Profile Pict - go to dash (click on clock top left), click on Your Mouserank, click on photo, upload photo
î> Gumball Rally GBR - a race for teams to see how many attractions they can ride in a day
î> a picture of a stain does not count as a hidden Mickey
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812.9 #113 4:25PM
Hey guys! I was wondering if any of you would like to play a game of words with friends with me? A bit of warning, I don't really like chatting on it and I may take a couple hours to play. If your game add me: JBacchus. Thanks :)
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wickedWench has a site too, I'll see if I can grab it. - Duchess_SMK
3274.6 #11 12:08PM
Awesome and thanks! Sorry I missed it!! - minnieMisty
214.9 #1419 12:12PM
Bump. Lots of good info here! Buying my pins from Krissykins soon for the MW reunion! - weaver941
403.9 #323 10:34AM
Recipe for homemade Cinnamon Tea Lattes from Main Street's Market House
This is as close as I can get to imitate the Cinnamon Tea Lattes at Main Street's Market House. In a mug of hot water add the shown store bought products, from the pic. 2 spoonfuls of Lipton powdered Instant Tea (unsweetened, make sure not the lemon flavor, and Nestea brand is nasty) 2 spoonfuls of powdered Coffeemate Cinnamon Vanilla Creme (if you can't find this particular brand, then just get vanilla powder and add your own cinnamon) 1/2 spoonful sugar. Sprinkle the top in ground cinnamon or stir with a cinnamon stick. Adjust ingredients to taste. Enjoy! Think of Disneyland while sipping..... - DesperateMousewife
873.8 #104 10:34PM
Another great MW recipe! :0) Thanks - iyuzMickey
509.7 #230 10:38PM
Since one of the winners didnt get back to me the new winner of one of the AAA diamond preferred cards I RAKed last week is  Lifeguardmom  please txt me your address so i can send it out, you have 24 hours!
Were any MWers in DL 25 years ago when the Challenger disaster occurred? So hard to believe it has been that long ago.
I was not. I remember I was in 5th grade and an announcement came over the pa system about it happening. It was a sad day. - KissDclown
1088.1 #77 6:53AM
I remember watching it on tv. I was little and my mom had me sit on the bed to watch just how important that day would be. When it happened we sat there trying to figure out what happened. It was so sad we cried - Smart.tea
205.4 #1546 6:55AM
I was at my aunt and uncles house watching it. We were getting ready to go see my great grandma in the hospital. I was 17 years old - CMsMom
445.2 #276 8:20AM
I was pretty young myself when the challenger exploded. Very sad day indeed. I remember there being an episode on that old sitcom Punky Brewster about it. It made me cry. - Mulannn
108.8 #2920 8:23AM