Today marks my two year MW anniversary!! Through this app I have met some awesome people and made so many great friends. MW has become a happy place away from my real happy place and for that I am grateful. While I only pop in occasionally nowadays, it's nice to have other Disney lovers to share your obsession with. Here's to all the friends I've made because of MW and to the ones I haven't met ye More...
#news Here are the details on the upcoming Club 33 update: The Court of Angels will remain mostly intact but will be enclosed by opaque glass and closed to regular guests, a new menu will be added (possibly including breakfast), the trophy room will be turned into a backstage area, etc. Read all of the details here: TinyURL.com/lk4c3k8
Sorry I'm on the late train, haven't been on in several days. I didn't even know new pins came out but was pleasantly surprised to find that uscdisneyteacher and mini_Minnie had each gifted me a new one. Thank you two so much. I also want to give a big thanks to everyone who entered me for bonedaddy909's RAK, even though I didn't win, I felt like a winner to see that so many of you thought of me. More...
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!