After much deliberation about whether to wait until Oct. for DLR trip, I decided I needed a vacation now and will try to get back in Oct. as well. So, a quickly planned trip and now I am in single digit count down mode. So excited! My 2nd trip to DLR and will be 1st visit for the child I am taking (not my kid, a friend's who shares a love of Disney but has never had the opportunity to go to the p More...
Hoping for some help making a decision re: when to travel to DLR. Coming for my 2nd time from TX & had planned to go beginning of June, now am considering waiting till Oct to allow more time to save for it so can do more & stay longer, see Carsland, and go to Halloween party. The thing is the kid I'm bringing with me has been diligently saving her $ to have spending $ and is so looking forward to More...
Question for all you experts (I've only been to DLR 1x, so I'm a DL lover by no means do I know much). I am planning a trip for June (to bring my friend's daughter whom I hope to convert to a Disney Parks fan). I originally planned for the first week in June thinking crowds might be slightly less than later in the month. I also thought that lots of people (not AP's like many of you but others l More...
I am in so much trouble....started collecting vinyls today. I got 5 from the lion king series, got 3 of my absolute favorites and no duplicates! I am hooked, I think this is going to require an intervention at some point! Lol! Oh-is it pathetic that I stopped at a bench in the mall to open them, not even making it to the car?
Went to my local Disney store for my fix today, as I was a little depressed about a good friend moving out of the country today. Found lots of great things, including a few RAK items. Going to figure out how to post a pic then will kick them off. Anybody else who doesn't live near the parks go to the Disney store and 'pretend' you're souvenir shopping at DL? Today I noticed that I really like More...
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!