I'm a SoCal girl that got transplanted to New Mexico.. I grew up 15 mins from Disneyland and those are my greatest memories! Once I had children of my own I kept the tradition by taking my kids every 2 years (some time more often :0)) since they were 2!
I'm feeling that special little girl 5 year old antsy pantsy excited feeling because I know I'll be at Disneyland in 3 days! god I love this feeling!!!! Only other MW's would know what this feels like!!! Sad I gotta cram it all in, in just one day. But it's ONE DAY OF of HAPPINESS!
August 16th 1977! 3 years old my 1st Disneyland visit! I have the same look my children did when you enter DL! But I gotta ask.. Who is the character? I also have a pic with one of the 7 dwarfs this same day... Boy have the costumes come a long way!! 😃
*INPUT NEEDED* my kids & I are very seasoned Disneyland guests, but we're taking a 1st timer in July! And I have only ONE day to show him why we love it so much! I don't want to just show him our favorites but I'd like everyone's opinion on what YOU would make sure he saw for the 1st time! I just don't wanna miss anything, yup I'm stressing over making this magical lol 😳thanks guys for any sugg More...
Just booked our room for July! It's not going to be as long as last year :0( but I'm just excited in squeezing it in! And we're taking a FIRST TIMER! My daughters boyfriend! Can not wait! Until then MW will sooth my Disney itch ;o)
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.)
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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!