Oklahoma Route 66 today! Here is the shop that inspired Radiator Springs Curios in Erick Oklahoma! It even has a run down porch in the front. Unfortunately it was closed. The senior couple that own it are ill :(
Ok, this one is pretty cool IMO. Here is the inspiration for Ramones in Cars/Carsland. Ramones is pretty much a replica of this 1930s gas station and cafe in Shamrock Texas on Route 66. Feels like I should be right in the middle if Carsland right now!
Last year we took a trip down Route 66 from California to Albuquerque. I posted some pics of Route 66 towns and attractions that inspired Cars and Carsland. Well, here we go again :) we are driving from Santa Fe to Texas. We are in Tucumcari, NM. Here's a mountain mesa that should look familiar. It even has white initials on it. but it doesn't say RS ;-) I'll post more as we continue on our way!
It's been a while since I've been around, but I thought this old pic of what I *think* is the porch on main St. was pretty cool. This was from a Buzzfeed article about bizarre Disney history. And how they used to sell lingerie in the park 😳 Not my pic obviously.
Live. Tonight is our last visit for a very long time. Tomorrow the hubby and I are starting a new journey. We are traveling the country in our RV for the next year+. It will be so hard to not come here every week or so, like we have for the last 8 years together. :( but a new adventure is out there! (And it includes WDW at least;)
Finding some fun stuff while going through some boxes around the house. Anyone else still have this?? It's the map for DL 50th birthday celebration. I know it's an odd collage, but on top is the front of the map and the inside posting special events for the day. On the inside was a copy of the original map. Very cool!
What a nice place on a hot day! #tips. In case anyone doesn't know about this little gem. Head to behind GRR for a splash without riding! Very refreshing! But be careful, you may get a little drizzle, or soaked!
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!