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Melody_CM
Wheaton College '79. Adoptions and Estate Planning lawyer. Blog includes Disney series: ThinkingChristianWoman.com
Member Since: December 11, 2011
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 40514.7 #1 (DL Qual #120

April 3, 2017 10:43 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Painting the Columbia this afternoon. Getting ready for summer and the long-awaited reopening of the ROA!

Did you know that when building a ship it was customary to place a silver dollar under the mast? Probably for safe travels. After Joe Fowler told this to Walt, Walt personally placed a silver dollar under each of the three masts on the Columbia - Quiweez  1372.0 #159 9:59AM
 Thanks for sharing this story - oreolovebug  278.2 #1225 10:52AM
That's the color of my front door 😊 - Melody_CM  40514.7 #1 9:47AM
How cool. You should add the "Disneyland USA" part.  - phillip.rocks  1662.7 #125 10:06AM
Beautiful! - misschurro  9906.8 #12 6:49PM
So excited!! Can't wait to board it again!! She's my absolute favorite! - Hesti4EverAP  731.3 #328 11:12PM
Hopefully we'll be seeing this beauty floating on the river really soon.  - UTDISNEYFAMILY  3297.2 #55 6:38PM
- sultan  514.7 #478 6:49PM
Yes! not like I'll be there anytime soon but, you know😂 - misschurro  9906.8 #12 6:50PM
I saw it floating and then sailing over to the mark twain dock Friday night!i do have pics😁 - secretagentangel  14022.1 #8 6:58PM

 40514.7 #1 (DL Qual #120

March 27, 2017 8:17 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Congrats to grapesoda and breathe_in_the_the_happiness for winning the Company D ticket that admits them and one guest. Please DM me your mailing address. And thank you to each of you wonderful Mouse people who shared such beautiful "small" Disneyland things that mean so much. Your responses made it one of the best posts of the month, and your words moved and inspired me to do everything I can to   More...

Wow!    We Every time we enter DL, I don't know what to say but  for all you do to keep Walt's vision alive, we are so fortunate to be able to walk in his footsteps when we are there and feel his magic come through. My little feels it too and has brought me to tears when her eyes light up with the wonder he intended.  - grapesoda  1857.4 #111 10:51PM
Yay!! Congrats to @@grapesoda and @@breathe_in_the_happiness!! 3 wonderful ladies!!😘😘😘 - misschurro  9906.8 #12 8:25PM
Such kind words, too, Melody_CM!! - misschurro  9906.8 #12 8:26PM
Ahh thanks! So excited! Will get something from Company D to RAK! - breathe_in_the_happiness  1218.9 #175 9:16PM
- notw12  215.8 #1945 8:35PM
Did we ever get to see the wonderful haul these ladies hopefully made?  So generous of you! - MacaronMerida  4740.2 #39 7:48PM
We did see some if it! Look under breathe_in_the_happiness! I might have missed the other!  - secretagentangel  14022.1 #8 8:11PM

 40514.7 #1 (DL Qual #120

March 21, 2017 1:41 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
#RAK - ticket (admits 2 people) to Company D in April to 2 MWers who tell us, "What's a small thing at, or about, Disneyland that means a lot to you, and why?" Winners selected in a few days.

Please add me for this awesome RAK!!  One the small things that I love about Disneyland is the way many CMs go above and beyond to make guests smile.  We had a CM slyly take a silly selfie of herself before kindly taking our picture, leaving it for us to discover hours later.  I love watching a strolling character stop and hang out with a child who's looking into one of the windows on Main Street, and watching that child's joy to realize he or she is standing right next to Mickey or Chip or Goofy.  To me, that's the magic of Disneyland. - Wyldsideb  520.7 #469 2:41PM
One of my favorite things is si that you can go to the parks to hear live music pretty much any time in the day. I am a music teacher and this is so important to me. Tomorrow my 2nd graders at both of my schools get to go see the Disneyland band concert. I took this field trip 31 years ago too! Today I taught them to sing It's a Small World becausethe  band asks them to sing along at the end of the concert when Mickey comes out. I am so glad this tradition is still alive. Thank you Disneyland for valuing live music! - brigeet  779.9 #296 10:37PM
As much as I'd like to be added since I'll be there during that time I'll refrain because I have too many friends who've entered. Thanks for the great rak that I know will be enjoyed by the winners.  - UTDISNEYFAMILY  3297.2 #55 6:52PM
Please add me for @UTDISNEYFAMILY since he's too thoughtful to add for himself. One of the things I love about Disneyland is being able to watch guests for age 2 to 102 experience the magic of Disneyland. Whether it's the joy of playing among the bubbles of a bubble wand, seeing a character in a parade wave at them, experiencing a ride like Goofy Sky School for the first time or just singing along with a song that's playing in the background.  - NotReallyGrumpyBill  1115.1 #201 8:21PM
Thanks NotReallyGrumpyBill for the add but I've had the opportunity before and as much as I like bargain shopping, especially for Disney, I'll forgo this opportunity.  - UTDISNEYFAMILY  3297.2 #55 7:27AM

 40514.7 #1 (DL Qual #120

February 12, 2017 9:29 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Personalized buttons made the day extra special and helped us match names/faces. Thank you @DisneyDiane316!

Great idea! - LaPearleNoir  3176.3 #56 9:34AM
- goofygal  14247.0 #7 9:37AM
The buttons were perfect! Thanks for the extra effort @@@@@DisneyDiane316 and @Wyldsideb - Taunton  3072.1 #58 2:26PM
You're very welcome Taunton! Glad you liked them! - DisneyDiane316  3495.2 #52 8:14AM
You're welcome @Melody_CM! So glad you like them! 😊 - DisneyDiane316  3495.2 #52 8:15AM

 40514.7 #1 (DL Qual #120

February 7, 2017 5:06 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Here's the picture as requested by @E-Ticket

@E-Ticket (great request!)  again @teapotsandteacups  - MissAmericaSings  532.4 #457 5:16PM
@teapotsandteacups Do you receive your credits? - Melody_CM  40514.7 #1 1:57PM
Melody_CM I'm sorry...as of just now I don't see them. 😊 - teapotsandteacups  5653.3 #28 2:11PM
I just checked again and I see them now! Thank you so very much for such a generous gift of credits Melody_CM!!   - teapotsandteacups  5653.3 #28 2:35PM
It is a groundhog! 😅😂 - FrankenWeenieVelinee  5136.4 #34 6:34PM
Looks like a beaver. - EmperorsHandLelundrial  1098.8 #206 7:54PM
Yes!  I believe it's Phil.  - Ilovegoofy  382.3 #694 8:32PM
Ilovegoofy The punx! 😋 - FrankenWeenieVelinee  5136.4 #34 8:55PM
FrankenWeenieValentinee 😂😘😘 - Ilovegoofy  382.3 #694 9:13PM
Not to be confused with Danville, CA from Phineas and Ferb and my hometown 😊 Well...... Danville in an unspecified state BUT I heard a rumor that someone close to the show is from my Danville. 😂 - LaPearleNoir  3176.3 #56 9:02PM
Or Danville IL, Dick Van Dyke's hometown.  - Melody_CM  40514.7 #1 1:58PM
LaPearleNoir 😂😂 - misschurro  9906.8 #12 2:37PM
That was fun thank you  - Grumpyfan  113.6 #3558 9:15PM

 40514.7 #1 (DL Qual #120

February 7, 2017 12:18 PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
500 credits to the first person who correctly guesses or identifies the animal embossed on the side of this mailbox in front of City Hall

Bantha *shrugs shoulders*😂 - RadiatorSprings4Ever  3695.5 #49 12:55PM
Yes! Mmmm...Bantha milk💙😆 - OhanaPhoto  7105.4 #21 1:05PM
OhanaPhoto 😂😂Did not expect that reply. Thank you for making me lol!  - RadiatorSprings4Ever  3695.5 #49 1:07PM
I know it didn't make sense, but when you said Bantha, I remembered that the blue drink in SW was Bantha milk 🤣 - OhanaPhoto  7105.4 #21 1:39PM
Eagle? - MissAmericaSings  532.4 #457 1:03PM
This would be my guess too - E-Ticket  1785.2 #115 1:16PM
- MissAmericaSings  532.4 #457 1:30PM
Good one,aww aww!!!!! - bonedaddy909  2125.8 #93 2:26PM
This actually makes more sense now that I think of it. Haha! Good guess! - OhanaPhoto  7105.4 #21 4:49PM
@Melody_CM can you post a picture of it - E-Ticket  1785.2 #115 4:34PM
 and   so much for the  game and generous gift of    - teapotsandteacups  5653.3 #28 2:39PM

 40514.7 #1 (DL Qual #120

February 7, 2017 12:15 PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
500 credits to the first person who correctly identifies what this CPG stands for next to the Royal Theatre.

Carnation Plaza Gardens 😬 - ihrtdsny  203.0 #2116 12:29PM
Yep! - FoolishMortal138  791.9 #286 12:32PM
Well done. You win! - Melody_CM  40514.7 #1 2:25PM
Oh yay!  Thank you so much.  This was fun.  @Melody_CM - ihrtdsny  203.0 #2116 2:42PM
@ihrtdsny did you receive your credits? - Melody_CM  40514.7 #1 2:01PM
I just looked and they are in my account.  Thank you very very much!!  😊 @Melody_CM - ihrtdsny  203.0 #2116 2:36PM
I didn't know what it stood for and so I asked a CM in a suit who happened to come walking by. Turns out he actually worked at that restaurant back in the day. Told me the menu and everything. thanks for playing, and winning! I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  40514.7 #1 2:38PM
I was going to guess Cinderella princess garden , but then I looked it up😆 - sultan  514.7 #478 12:39PM

 40514.7 #1 (DL Qual #120

February 7, 2017 12:04 PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Summer is just around the corner and the ROA will be flowing again!

I wonder what's "just around the river bend?' - MissAmericaSings  532.4 #457 12:16PM
Colors of the wind 🍂🍃🍂🍃🌿🌾 - bonedaddy909  2125.8 #93 12:23PM
 We are just around the river bend. - misschurro  9906.8 #12 1:08PM
🎶Or do you still wait for me, Dream Giver, Just around the riverbend?🎶 - RadiatorSprings4Ever  3695.5 #49 1:31PM
💦💦💦💦 - Ilovegoofy  382.3 #694 3:26PM
🎶 IN SUUMMMMER 🎶 - Quiweez  1372.0 #159 2:26PM
- misschurro  9906.8 #12 4:35PM
I am so excited for the return of  - AngiMouse  606.9 #393 5:42PM
yes! - MsTikiMermadam  2301.3 #83 9:48PM
Yes, and the Disneyland Railroad will be running again too!!😻 - debbiev  1802.9 #114 7:37PM
Choo choo! - ShariRenee  14788.2 #6 9:34PM

 40514.7 #1 (DL Qual #120

February 7, 2017 11:52 AM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Plenty of water to go around, and not just IN the fountains! So Cal is grateful for all the rain.

yes,  love the rain!  just wish it was spread out more. - MsTikiMermadam  2301.3 #83 12:44PM
 love the rain in Disneyland  - Grumpyfan  113.6 #3558 1:35PM
- teapotsandteacups  5653.3 #28 5:55PM
I'm glad you're getting some rain. It's so hot here in Australia right now. We long for rain to cool down the days  - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  596.2 #401 7:40PM

 40514.7 #1 (DL Qual #120

February 3, 2017 11:16 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Giving away 2 sets of WDW maps. Enter by telling us one beautiful thing you have seen or heard at Disneyland. Winners selected in a few days. I hope you win!

Watching an old video of my dad waiving to me as he walked into the castle, 2 weeks before he died.  At the time I videotaped it it didn't occur to me. But months after he died, it was as if he said goodbye - MetalMatt  24.6 #7260 1:48PM
😢so sorry - misschurro  9906.8 #12 6:26PM
This comment broke my heart  - OhanaPhoto  7105.4 #21 7:50PM
Oh gosh!😢 - RadiatorSprings4Ever  3695.5 #49 8:42PM
That is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing that.  - Melody_CM  40514.7 #1 6:32AM
@MetalMatt I want to get you your map set, but you need 10 MW rank points for me to be able to Direct Message you for your address. What shall we do? Are you planning a trip to the park anytime soon? - Melody_CM  40514.7 #1 6:28PM
Hi @MetalMatt. I gave you 100 credits so we can DM so I can get your address so I can send you the maps! If you received them, pls let me know, by DM if possible. Thanks! - Melody_CM  40514.7 #1 10:57AM
It amazing how things happen like that! I feel he was saying goodbye, he just did not know it. A dear friend of mine just past, it will be 2 weeks Monday, and the Friday before she looked at me and said she loved me. She never said that before. I feel she was saying goodbye to me. - Ariel1979  127.8 #3265 7:55PM
Aww. So sorry for your loss. How meaningful that she said that ☺️😘 - misschurro  9906.8 #12 8:42PM
Such a beautiful gift she gave you  - Melody_CM  40514.7 #1 6:33AM
I had almost that exact thing happen to me. My uncle used to visit us from Utah every year, the last year he told me he loved me and gave me a silver dollar. He had never told me that before. He died of a heart attack that Summer. :( Ariel1979  - OhanaPhoto  7105.4 #21 6:21PM
It amazing how things happen like that! I feel he was saying goodbye, he just did not know it. A dear friend of mine just past, it will be 2 weeks Monday, and the Friday before she looked at me and said she loved me. She never said that before. I feel she was saying goodbye to me. - Ariel1979  127.8 #3265 7:55PM
Aww. So sorry for your loss. How meaningful that she said that ☺️😘 - misschurro  9906.8 #12 8:42PM
Such a beautiful gift she gave you  - Melody_CM  40514.7 #1 6:33AM
I had almost that exact thing happen to me. My uncle used to visit us from Utah every year, the last year he told me he loved me and gave me a silver dollar. He had never told me that before. He died of a heart attack that Summer. :( Ariel1979  - OhanaPhoto  7105.4 #21 6:21PM
I'm not there very often, but i'll bring up how beautifully all the MWers treated each other (and me) at my first meetup. I went when BTMRR closed before they revamped it and everyone was so nice and kind to each other, even making this shy girl feel welcome at her first meet.  - ministrychick77  306.2 #1010 8:08AM
Wonderful  - Melody_CM  40514.7 #1 6:30AM

 40514.7 #1 (DL Qual #120

January 29, 2017 11:24 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Saw almost all of these creatures (look carefully), and more, today at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

I see a dragon  - Disneydollarpam  207.9 #2054 8:55PM
- dianaaa  894.1 #249 12:59PM
I see a dragon  - Disneydollarpam  207.9 #2054 8:55PM
Love this one! - OhanaPhoto  7105.4 #21 12:01AM

 40514.7 #1 (DL Qual #120

January 28, 2017 8:41 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Disney's Hollywood Studios' version of the Carthay is a storefront on Sunset Blvd.

I thought it was cool to see, but definitely not the same as in DCA. - AngiMouse  606.9 #393 8:43AM
nice!  kind of reminds me of the biltmore in coral gables,  at the top.  tho it has been ten yrs since i saw it. - MsTikiMermadam  2301.3 #83 8:53AM
  - DisneyHeidi09  462.1 #549 8:53AM

 40514.7 #1 (DL Qual #120

January 27, 2017 4:52 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Birds know a good thing when they find it. Disneyland has ducks, and WDW has egrets!

Just cruisin' 😂 - misschurro  9906.8 #12 5:41PM
We called these Florida Seagulls when we were there.  We had never seen these birds before and they are so cool! - AngiMouse  606.9 #393 8:36AM
Oh, yes.... they will swoop down and gobble up the fish in your backyard pond *personal experience * - HalfCaff  734.7 #324 9:00AM

 40514.7 #1 (DL Qual #120

January 27, 2017 9:10 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Do we like Mickey's contrasting colors on the WDW Partners statue?

I think I do!    - DisneyHeidi09  462.1 #549 9:14AM
It's different! 😂 - Donaldfan_532  249.6 #1496 9:14AM
I'm torn, it kinda reminds me of that cheesy spot coloring thing people used to do. 😊 - OhanaPhoto  7105.4 #21 1:50PM
  - BriarRose406  933.0 #242 2:19PM

 40514.7 #1 (DL Qual #120

January 27, 2017 7:57 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
WDW's Coaster Corner (aka Refreshment Corner, Coke Corner) is Casey's Corner

Love it there. Enjoy - mmddgp  1962.0 #3 7:58AM
Nice  - Disneydollarpam  207.9 #2054 7:59AM
I hope you enjoy your trip! - RadiatorSprings4Ever  3695.5 #49 1:30PM
Oh fun!! Enjoy your trip! I think I speak for everyone when I say I look forward to seeing more pix! - DisneyDiane316  3495.2 #52 1:36PM

 40514.7 #1 (DL Qual #120

January 25, 2017 2:58 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
The WDW germ ball has Route 66 on it for some reason.

I thought that was an upside down ghost from the Pac Man arcade game.😂 - RadiatorSprings4Ever  3695.5 #49 7:48PM
Must be a designated landmark! 🤔 - secretagentangel  14022.1 #8 3:05PM
  - BriarRose406  933.0 #242 9:04PM
Area 51 reference? With the aliens and flying saucers? Its a stretch, but maybe? - BaseballMickey  9157.6 #14 11:15PM

 40514.7 #1 (DL Qual #120

January 22, 2017 8:05 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Heading to WDW next week to meet family and stay for a few days. (Last time I was there, 39 years ago, I interviewed for and was offered a job. Didn't take the job but kept that dream tucked away in m heart until 2015 when I started working at Disneyland!). Any tips and suggestions for a nearly first-time WDW visitor?

Orange Citrus Swirl,  just to name one thing.  - BaseballMickey  9157.6 #14 9:38PM
That's awesome!  Are you staying on property?  If so the busses will take you to whatever park you want or Disney Springs.  Definitely try to get a fastpass for the Mine Train, amazing!, at Magic Kingdom. Be Our Guest restaurant is beautiful and has amazing food. Dinner is my favorite there. If interested in this or any of the sit-down restaurants start checking now to make reservations.  Epcot is amazing!  It's beautiful! Right now they have a Festival of the Arts going on.  First year.  I hear it's beautiful. And of course Soaring is awesome.  Illuminations at Epcot their nighttime show is beautiful!  Wishes fireworks at Magic Kingdom is also amazing! If you go yo Animal Kingdom ride the Safari ride. It's cool! And they have a new baby elephant named Stella that's super cute! If  you have any questions feel free to ask me. Happy planning and enjoy your trip!  Looking forward to pictures!  - disneygrandma1  2186.6 #2 9:43PM
Thanks so much. Will look for Stella tomorrow.  - Melody_CM  40514.7 #1 11:12AM
My husband and I went about a year ago. I must say that 'traveling around the world' in EPCOT was my favorite part. I would say that if cultural experiences interest you, set aside some time to really explore that side of the park. There is so much to see and do (and tast!) in that half of the park. Have fun! :)  - RylieFoundNemo1227  155.1 #2810 9:30PM
We'll be there all day today. Thanks! - Melody_CM  40514.7 #1 5:19AM
That's awesome!  Are you staying on property?  If so the busses will take you to whatever park you want or Disney Springs.  Definitely try to get a fastpass for the Mine Train, amazing!, at Magic Kingdom. Be Our Guest restaurant is beautiful and has amazing food. Dinner is my favorite there. If interested in this or any of the sit-down restaurants start checking now to make reservations.  Epcot is amazing!  It's beautiful! Right now they have a Festival of the Arts going on.  First year.  I hear it's beautiful. And of course Soaring is awesome.  Illuminations at Epcot their nighttime show is beautiful!  Wishes fireworks at Magic Kingdom is also amazing! If you go yo Animal Kingdom ride the Safari ride. It's cool! And they have a new baby elephant named Stella that's super cute! If  you have any questions feel free to ask me. Happy planning and enjoy your trip!  Looking forward to pictures!  - disneygrandma1  2186.6 #2 9:43PM
Thanks so much. Will look for Stella tomorrow.  - Melody_CM  40514.7 #1 11:12AM

 40514.7 #1 (DL Qual #120

November 28, 2016 1:47 PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Thank you, Uncle Walt.

Thank you everyone. It was fun to grab a couple of rare hours in the park as a guest this morning.  - Melody_CM  40514.7 #1 2:54PM
this is wonderful. :) - FrankenWeenieVelinee  5136.4 #34 1:55PM
- tina7321  402.9 #648 10:03PM
Great eye. - Taunton  3072.1 #58 11:14PM

 40514.7 #1 (DL Qual #120

November 14, 2016 12:08 PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
There's been a major power outage on the grid. Most of the big attractions at DCA are down.

Thank you for that update - misschurro  9906.8 #12 12:12PM
Did I do that??? - Ilovegoofy  382.3 #694 12:13PM
Lol. Erkel. - sultan  514.7 #478 12:27PM
Disneyland side major rides are down as well but slowly coasting through potc gave great picture opportunities, stay tuned for posts - UTDISNEYFAMILY  3297.2 #55 1:17PM
🙄 #waits4googledpics - misschurro  9906.8 #12 1:23PM
All that crowd and rides down!!!😳 grateful for MW...  - carminaire  1162.8 #192 4:49PM

 40514.7 #1 (DL Qual #120

November 5, 2016 10:03 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Ever wonder why we keepers (custodians) of Disneyland wear white?

Thank you for keeping the parks so clean Melody.  We appreciate all you do  - LaPearleNoir  3176.3 #56 10:29AM
It's my privilege. I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  40514.7 #1 10:33AM
That's a neat explanation, thanks for posting and thank you for the work you do  - Spoonful_O_Sugar  714.0 #335 10:35AM
   - BriarRose406  933.0 #242 7:30AM
- carminaire  1162.8 #192 1:07PM

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