**10/15 Closure update at the bottom**. 8/15 closures: This was just in the Mousesavers newsletter, sorry there was no link.
Haunted Mansion closed 8/27/12-9/13/12. Stage Door Cafe closed 8/28/12-8/29/12 . French Market closed 9/4/12-9/7/12. Snow White Grotto and Wishing Well closed 9/4/12-9/23/12. Steam trains will operate at reduced capacity (3 of 4 trains available) 9/4/12-11/6/12. Ca More...
Good Morning MouseWaiters!! Happy Saturday. We're here and Vern has 3 MouseWait hats to give away! We have a new era flat brimmed hat, a standard adjustable cap, and a ladies hat. If you see us say hi and take your pick.
#DOLLWAIT Here we go again! Disney store announced a new line of Designer Dolls today. This time featuring the lovely Villains. Each doll will have an Edition size of 13,000! I think they learned their lesson from the Princess collection and are trying to make sure that everyone who wants one will get one. Pre-orders start August 20th and each doll is $79.50 ($20 more than the Princess Collection) More...
I know there are other videos out there, but with everyone wearing the interactive ears last night I wanted to make something that really showcased the new Glow with the Show technology. Brought a couple HD cameras and set one up on the bridge and the other straight on. Kinda awesome to see all the ears interact!
Hope you enjoy!
#RAK!!! Since there was suchinterest in my last beanie RAK, this time around it's for a style of your choice! Pictured are just some of the styles to choose from. Please visit the links in my profile to see all available styles. ** To enter, please specify the style and size you would like to have if you should win! RAK closes Friday at 10pm! Winner will be announced sometime on Saturday. Good luc More...
Just wanted to make a thread to show MWers we've traded with and recommend as traders! Sharing your awesome trading experiences makes others confident in using the MW Trading Post so feel free to post who you've traded with :)
#NEWS- Here's the information everyone's been waiting for...ONE MORE DISNEY DAY!!! As you know, Disneyland Park will be open from 6am on Wednesday, February 29th- 6am on March 1st. I'll try to cover all of needed info... PARKING- The Mickey and Friends parking structure and the Toy Story Parking lot will be open at 5:00am on Wednesday. Tram service from Mickey and Friends will start at 5am and sh More...
Standing on a Soap Box…….This morning I finally got annoyed with all the Face Character bashing that has been going on lately and felt that it was time to say something.. I know that sometimes it’s fun to laugh at others for having stuff on their teeth or making a funny face but some of the things that have been said lately have been flat out hurtful t those in the costumes. People forget th More...
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!