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 549.5 #285 (DL Qual #221

June 7, 2012 10:19 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
The icy slope of the Matterhorn
This is my first post. I hope I'm doing it right! - MennisDiller  549.5 #285 10:20PM
Hello n welcome! Nice pix! - Acuna_Matata  316.0 #695 10:22PM
Love that the new refurb looks soo REAL! - caramiapoohAKAface  2708.2 #32 10:27PM
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 17.6 #6392 (DL Qual #1766

March 6, 2012 2:59 PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
For those at The Park today.. Please try to take a moment to find Robert Sherman's Window on Main Street (USA) and pay a small "Thanks" to one of the most wonderful, influential and important Disney Legends I've ever had the good fortune to meet. Robert passed away yesterday :-(. He was 86. The Sherman Brothers Window can be found on a door, at the top of a little stairway, between the Main St   More...
Thank you all. He truly will be missed. He didn't get out much in public the last 15 years, but it was great listening to his stories when we did see him. Oh and his brother Richard is SO funny. He cracks us up every time. Oh, another "little" story.... As most of you may know, "Feed the Birds" was Walts favorite song and he used to ask the Sherman Bros into his office on some Fridays when he was feeling a little down. The boys would come in and Walt would just say "play it boys" and they would of course and it always made Walt smile. SO... A few years back, on what would have been Walt Disney's 100th Bday, the Disney Co set up a piano near the then new Partners Statue in the Hub on Main St. So everyone was having free cake and enjoying the afternoon then Richard Sherman came out and sang "Feed the Birds" to Walt, right there in the Hub. I swear you could hear a pin drop. So as Richard is singing , you could tell he started choking up a bit, but he pressed on. After he was done he looked up at the statue and said, "Happy Birthday Walt..". and I swear, EVERYONE had tears in their eyes. For me, having been through a LOT of touching moments with Disney, this is THE moment I refer to when any asks me , "what is your favorite Disney moment ever?". Wow. I'm starting to tear up again. It was a very powerful moment that I'll never forget. :-) of the only time I've ever seen so many people openly cry at Disneyland ; - imtigger  17.6 #6392 3:57PM
Wow! Thanks for sharing this. :,) made me tear up. - Pintraderswife  461.3 #371 4:04PM
Wow I have tearing reading this! Thanks for sharing. - PrincessDuckie  696.8 #200 4:05PM
Oh my, that's touching. Thank you so much for this. - DisneyDawn  419.1 #433 4:06PM
thanks for sharing :) - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  3134.4 #26 4:10PM
Now I'm crying!! Thanks do much for sharing this!! That song will have a very different meaning to me now when I hear it. Thanks again! 😢 - caramiapoohAKAface  2708.2 #32 4:11PM
That was so touching. I had tears in my eyes reading it. Thank you so much for sharing. - eeyorelove  251.1 #1173 4:11PM
Wow! Thanks for the touching story - BaseballMickey_CM  5314.4 #12 8:07PM
Thanks for allowing all of us to be a part of the memory. What a great story. - VanDisney  342.3 #573 8:18PM
I teared up just reading that. I could just imagine being there. Thanks for posting! - Tom  5691.7 #10 8:22PM
Crying! Thank you for sharing that with us.  - AKMouse  410.5 #446 10:00PM
Awe, you gave me the chills on that story. What a wonderful memory to have! - SUUZinOC  1031.4 #126 10:04PM
Thank you for sharing your all time favorite memory. How special! - MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz  932.9 #140 10:06PM
Such a wonderfully touching post! Thank you for the tears. This warms my heart. - iDreamAboutDumbo  307.6 #730 10:07PM
Thank you for sharing this! - CherryTreeLane  456.7 #378 10:08PM
i definitely had chills. thank you for sharing. - nicoleface  1746.3 #63 10:11PM
Now they're together again, making beautiful music. May they both R.I.P. - Joogee  51.6 #4143 1:20AM
By the way.. In the photo is my Laura and I with Robert at the 2002 summer NFFC Convention. He loved to paint as a personal hobby and around this time his Son talked him into releasing some of his incredible art to the public. This painting, called "Carrousel in the Country", hangs in my office as it has for the last ten years. He said his inspiration for it came from his love for Disney and of course the carrousel horses from Mary Poppins. He described this as him hanging on to the good things in his life (speaking of his career working with his brother Richard, for Walt Disney), while pushing through the thorn bushes that represent the more difficult times. :-) - imtigger  17.6 #6392 3:09PM
Aw. Thank you for sharing. I was curious to know the back story of your photo. - Jacqueline  580.0 #264 3:12PM
Very cool - PrincessKristin  779.8 #179 3:21PM
Thank you for sharing. - PrincessDuckie  696.8 #200 4:01PM
Thanks for sharing, that is very cool! - LizO  471.0 #365 5:01PM
This needs to be bumped. Thanks for sharing!! - ladylikesdisney  945.0 #137 1:13AM
Now they're together again, making beautiful music. May they both R.I.P. - Joogee  51.6 #4143 1:20AM

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