For 26 yrs I visited Disney at least once a year. In Feb 2009, my BF and I bought APs and have been going at least once a month since! In Jan 2011 I became obsessed with Vinylmations and MW and started going to the Parks more like twice a week!
At the Fantasy Faire preview, a CM told us that everything that is reimagined at Disneyland, has some sort of tribute to what used to be there. See the CPG above the walk-through to Frontierland? That's the tribute to Carnation Plaza Gardens! I love the details and nostalgic qualities of Disneyland!
I haven't seen this posted yet.. At the entrance of Big Thunder they have this really cool poster all about Walt and his horses! It has some really cool trivia and the pics of Walt aren't harsh on the eyes either 😍 Go check it out!
What chef Sutton chose for me at Napa Rose on Valentine's Day! Top to bottom, left to right is: 1. crab ravioli with a spicy prawn, and spicy tomato sauce 2. winter kale salad with baked pears and haricot verts 3. potato gnocchi with mushrooms and shaved truffles in a butter truffle sauce 4. braised short ribs (off menu) with rosemary and lamb sausage 5. chocolate creme brûlée with raspberry com More...
I just realized Friday was my 2 year Mousewaitversary!! Thank you Admin for creating this wonderful place where I have made many friends and discovered I am not the only Diz-nerd around!! I have come a long way since my first post "what is a RAK?" Haha! And even though I don't post as often as I used to, I still hold a special place for you all in my heart 💚 Here's to many more years of MW fun More...
News: New 2013 merchandise!! Here is an awesome 2013, 13 month calendar. Each month will have different LE merch that goes with the corresponding poster! Also, there is a mystery 13th poster which will be used on collectables on a very special day in 2013. Can you guess which poster and which day?
Guess what everyone!? I am one of the newest seasonal CMs at my local Disney Store!! So excited! I get my real name tag later this week! To celebrate I am RAKing this set of 4 Cinderella lithographs that came with the pre-order of the DVD. Rules: Must be able to DM. A simple "add me" will do. The winner will be chosen at a random time Wednesday Nov. 7th. Good luck!!
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!