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...
Stagedoor Cafe kids chicken nuggets with sliced apples and carrots with dipping sauces and a Dasani water. $5.99 with tax & AP discount. Great snack or light semi healthy lunch for young and old alike.
So many beautiful pix from the parks today, (Wednesday) of children with their parents, grand parents, characters celebrating their vacations and time with loved ones. To bad they were buried by several MW'rs who each posted between 8-14 posts of pictures. If this is complaining, I am guilty as the the fiery place down below. A little consideration people. Most of you are my friends and take wonde More...
Earl of Sandwich Italian cold cut. Very good, is actually a hot sub like quiznos. The bun is excellent and soft and toasted, lots of meat but no substitutions and didn't come with lettuce or onion. Tomatoes were on it. I rated this an 6. All sandwiches are discounted today for $5.65 including tax. 20 minute wait time and staff was friendly.
Good morning my fellow MW'rs, hoping all are having a great and many can join us at This weekends MW Birthday Bash in the Parks. Please remember that there will be many traveling from out of town who will want to post pix of their trip to The Happiest Place on Earth. Please keep your posts to no more than four per day so we may all get to see our pix up there. No spamming with a dozen posts per da More...
Semi breaking news. The Disney movies which have been showing at the Opera house will not be shown this Thursday according to City Hall. UPDATE!!!!!!! CM at Opera House said this is experimental and they only know the day of showing,(Thursdays) if it is on. Look for a sigh at the RR bridges and please report.
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!