I have been coming to Disneyland since I was a kid. My mom would bring us to visit our grandparents and always do a day of Disney. When I had my two kids my mom bumped it up a notch and started taking us twice a yr and staying at the resort.
My daughter has a conference for her leadership class in January at the Anaheim convention center. We will be at the park for two days. I was wondering if there will be any type of celebration going on at the park at end of January. Also what rides should be done with refurbishment. Thanks!
Finally went to the Disney fountain soda shop on Hollywood Blvd. I have to say it was great! The food was delish and the Pintraders delight was heaven! My daughter was thrilled to learn another Tinkerbell movie was coming out and she can't wait to see it!
My son and I might be going to LA this weekend. Is it worth going to try and hit up Cars land for a few hours? Would love to finally check it out even though we would probably not be able to ride any rides there lol. Thanks!
Ok I never win anything. But when I went to get fast passes today these came out too. Can any CM enlighten me on this event? Oh and does it have to be the AP holder that received it or can any AP holder used it? Thanks!
Me: ok son, you just graduated 8th grade so what are we going to do now.
Dante: Mom (hand on my shoulder), we're going to Disneyland!
We have 4 days left until we are back at Disneyland. Can't wait we are so excited! Question, how many of you are going to Disneyland to celebrate something this yr?
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.)
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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!