My retired military brother can get us military tickets, but can't go to the parks with us. Is there anyone that has military ID that would be willing to meet us at the park for the 1st day so that we can get in? Haven't set a date yet, so open to any Fri/Sat in Sept. or Oct. thanks
We decided on a last minute trip right before Thanksgiving. What is a good hotel right across from entrance? By now a lot of them are already booked, but I don't know the names of all them to check. I checked HOJO, but the rates are a little high for us. Thanks
Just read this -
Disneyland will soon follow Walt Disney World’s policy in enforcing the FASTPASS Return Times. This means your Attraction FASTPASS will only be valid during the return time listed, and not the rest of the day. Currently, you can acquire a FASTPASS and use it anytime after the allotted time frame.
Disneyland will formally announce the dates for this new policy, but expect More...
For those of you with little MWers - Fisher Price Little People have come out with Disney Princesses. They come 2 in a pack - Belle & Beast, Rapunzel & Tiana, Ariel & Aurora. Saw these at Walmart - about $7 and then at Target they had a big pack with about 8 princesses including Cinderella & Snow White for about $18. Wish I had a little girl to buy these for.
We have APs, but have a family of 4 coming with us who don't. My brother can get them military tickets, but need a military person for the first day. Is there anyone with a military ID that would be able to meet us at the park on Sept. 27th to get them in? Will buy you a dole whip :o) Thanks
I thought I read that you can park in the downtown disney lot free for 3 hours? Is this right? Do you have to get your ticket validated? Also, we are doing a character breakfast at PP on the day we are leaving - can we park in the DD lot for that? Thanks
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!