Retired _ L.E.O. City of L.A. and former CM. Veteran. AP Since 1991. Live in HB. Disney fan since the park opened. First trip to DL 1955 & worked their 50 years later on same day. Actually saw Walt at DL in 58. Two kids & 4 grandkids.
Lunch at Tangaroa Terrace after Monsters University at AMC DTD with the grandkids. Flatbread Kalua Pork pizza $8.99, cheese flatbread pizza $7.99 and Asian chicken salad $8.49. plenty for the four of us after unlimited popcorn. AP discount of 15% totaled $31.49. Great food as always and a terrific view of the Disneyland Hotel pools. Monsters University was awesome as was Turbo.
# Happy two year #MouseWait Anniversary to me. February 20, 2011 was a great day for me. I found this wonderful app because of my love for Disneyland. Soon I was in the Lounge lurking and getting used to how we roll, the sarcasm the friendly joking, identifying trolls and learning about RAKs. It took almost a year to meet my first MW'rs even though I'd been posting and commenting on a regular basi More...
Watching Who wants to be a Millionaire, which used to be at DCA when it first opened and park quests could actually play in an exact replica of the studio. It is now the character Dancing with Disney. Question asked was "Before Walt Disney passed away in 1966, one of the last things he wrote down was the name of what actor. A: Dennis Quaid, B:John Travolta, C:Michael Douglas, D: Kurt Russell. I kn More...
Desperately need a little assistance from my fellow MW friends I am upgrading my phone, I have Sprint, and I have narrowed my choices to the following two phones. iPhone 4s and the Galaxy S III for money reasons, the iPhone 5 is a remote possibility. Currently have an android and wife has an iPhone and I like it. My concern is which will be better in the parks. Thanks so much.
# It has arrived. Thank you Pikarich. My Minnie decamise cup is here and taking it's place next to Donald and my other treasured Disney memoriabilia. I still need the Mickey demitasse cup to the collection. Thanks again Pikarich and all the well wishers.
So I am watching the Military channel and the subject is France Falls showing the Maginot Line which was an underground fortress that stretched for hundreds of miles. It had dozens of hospitals as well as living quarters and dining halls for the troops. This is the artworks in one of them. This was filmed in 1939
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!