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Melody_CM
Wheaton College '79. Adoptions and Estate Planning lawyer. Blog includes Disney series: ThinkingChristianWoman.com
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 43369.8 #1 (DL Qual #119

June 10, 2017 11:38 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Just rode GOTGMB for the second time (first time experiencing the queue and Collectors office). Walt's face expresses my joy over this extreme attraction makeover

Great shot! That is fantastic to hear as change isn't always easy. Glad you enjoyed it- I am looking forward to trying it one day. As always, so nice to see you in the Lounge. ☺️ - misschurro  10102.2 #12 6:43AM
Great perspective! Such a great edition to DCA. - RadiatorSprings4Ever  3866.1 #48 11:40AM
Yay!! So glad you had fun!! 🤗 - Hesti4EverAP  1021.8 #230 10:17PM
Wonderful pic!  Eager to ride ! - mrspotts  101.7 #3780 6:56PM
Great shot! That is fantastic to hear as change isn't always easy. Glad you enjoyed it- I am looking forward to trying it one day. As always, so nice to see you in the Lounge. ☺️ - misschurro  10102.2 #12 6:43AM

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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  1473.6 #143 9:59AM
 Thanks for sharing this story - oreolovebug  369.7 #725 10:52AM
That's the color of my front door 😊 - Melody_CM  43369.8 #1 9:47AM
How cool. You should add the "Disneyland USA" part.  - phillip...rocks  1683.7 #125 10:06AM
Beautiful! - misschurro  10102.2 #12 6:49PM
So excited!! Can't wait to board it again!! She's my absolute favorite! - Hesti4EverAP  1021.8 #230 11:12PM
Hopefully we'll be seeing this beauty floating on the river really soon.  - UTDISNEYFAMILY  3416.5 #54 6:38PM
- sultan  551.3 #442 6:49PM
Yes! not like I'll be there anytime soon but, you know😂 - misschurro  10102.2 #12 6:50PM
I saw it floating and then sailing over to the mark twain dock Friday night!i do have pics😁 - secretagentangel  15438.4 #6 6:58PM

 43369.8 #1 (DL Qual #119

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  2169.7 #91 10:51PM
Yay!! Congrats to @@grapesoda and @@breathe_in_the_happiness!! 3 wonderful ladies!!😘😘😘 - misschurro  10102.2 #12 8:25PM
Such kind words, too, Melody_CM!! - misschurro  10102.2 #12 8:26PM
Ahh thanks! So excited! Will get something from Company D to RAK! - breathe_in_the_happiness  1243.2 #173 9:16PM
- notw12  218.9 #1907 8:35PM
Did we ever get to see the wonderful haul these ladies hopefully made?  So generous of you! - MacaronMerida  4754.5 #39 7:48PM
We did see some if it! Look under breathe_in_the_happiness! I might have missed the other!  - secretagentangel  15438.4 #6 8:11PM

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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  563.8 #428 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  810.3 #284 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  3416.5 #54 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  1176.0 #187 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  3416.5 #54 7:27AM

 43369.8 #1 (DL Qual #119

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  3197.6 #57 9:34AM
- goofygal  14384.8 #8 9:37AM
The buttons were perfect! Thanks for the extra effort @@@@@DisneyDiane316 and @Wyldsideb - Taunton  3262.9 #56 2:26PM
You're very welcome Taunton! Glad you liked them! - DisneyDiane316  3889.9 #47 8:14AM
You're welcome @Melody_CM! So glad you like them! 😊 - DisneyDiane316  3889.9 #47 8:15AM

 43369.8 #1 (DL Qual #119

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  538.4 #457 5:16PM
@teapotsandteacups Do you receive your credits? - Melody_CM  43369.8 #1 1:57PM
Melody_CM I'm sorry...as of just now I don't see them. 😊 - teapotsandteacups  5673.6 #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  5673.6 #28 2:35PM
It is a groundhog! 😅😂 - FrankenWeenieVelinee  5230.4 #33 6:34PM
Looks like a beaver. - EmperorsHandLelundrial  1106.4 #207 7:54PM
Yes!  I believe it's Phil.  - Ilovegoofy  544.7 #450 8:32PM
Ilovegoofy The punx! 😋 - FrankenWeenieVelinee  5230.4 #33 8:55PM
FrankenWeenieValentinee 😂😘😘 - Ilovegoofy  544.7 #450 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  3197.6 #57 9:02PM
Or Danville IL, Dick Van Dyke's hometown.  - Melody_CM  43369.8 #1 1:58PM
LaPearleNoir 😂😂 - misschurro  10102.2 #12 2:37PM
That was fun thank you  - Grumpyfan  120.7 #3407 9:15PM

 43369.8 #1 (DL Qual #119

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  3866.1 #48 12:55PM
Yes! Mmmm...Bantha milk💙😆 - OhanaPhoto  7161.7 #22 1:05PM
OhanaPhoto 😂😂Did not expect that reply. Thank you for making me lol!  - RadiatorSprings4Ever  3866.1 #48 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  7161.7 #22 1:39PM
Eagle? - MissAmericaSings  538.4 #457 1:03PM
This would be my guess too - E-Ticket  1796.4 #116 1:16PM
- MissAmericaSings  538.4 #457 1:30PM
Good one,aww aww!!!!! - bonedaddy909  2125.9 #94 2:26PM
This actually makes more sense now that I think of it. Haha! Good guess! - OhanaPhoto  7161.7 #22 4:49PM
@Melody_CM can you post a picture of it - E-Ticket  1796.4 #116 4:34PM
 and   so much for the  game and generous gift of    - teapotsandteacups  5673.6 #28 2:39PM

 43369.8 #1 (DL Qual #119

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  235.8 #1686 12:29PM
Yep! - FoolishMortal138  797.7 #289 12:32PM
Well done. You win! - Melody_CM  43369.8 #1 2:25PM
Oh yay!  Thank you so much.  This was fun.  @Melody_CM - ihrtdsny  235.8 #1686 2:42PM
@ihrtdsny did you receive your credits? - Melody_CM  43369.8 #1 2:01PM
I just looked and they are in my account.  Thank you very very much!!  😊 @Melody_CM - ihrtdsny  235.8 #1686 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  43369.8 #1 2:38PM
I was going to guess Cinderella princess garden , but then I looked it up😆 - sultan  551.3 #442 12:39PM

 43369.8 #1 (DL Qual #119

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  538.4 #457 12:16PM
Colors of the wind 🍂🍃🍂🍃🌿🌾 - bonedaddy909  2125.9 #94 12:23PM
 We are just around the river bend. - misschurro  10102.2 #12 1:08PM
🎶Or do you still wait for me, Dream Giver, Just around the riverbend?🎶 - RadiatorSprings4Ever  3866.1 #48 1:31PM
💦💦💦💦 - Ilovegoofy  544.7 #450 3:26PM
🎶 IN SUUMMMMER 🎶 - Quiweez  1473.6 #143 2:26PM
- misschurro  10102.2 #12 4:35PM
I am so excited for the return of  - AngiMouse  609.9 #394 5:42PM
yes! - MsTikiMermadam  2544.3 #72 9:48PM
Yes, and the Disneyland Railroad will be running again too!!😻 - debbiev  1822.9 #113 7:37PM
Choo choo! - ShariRenee  15099.3 #7 9:34PM

 43369.8 #1 (DL Qual #119

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  2544.3 #72 12:44PM
 love the rain in Disneyland  - Grumpyfan  120.7 #3407 1:35PM
- teapotsandteacups  5673.6 #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  602.5 #401 7:40PM

 43369.8 #1 (DL Qual #119

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  27.5 #6873 1:48PM
😢so sorry - misschurro  10102.2 #12 6:26PM
This comment broke my heart  - OhanaPhoto  7161.7 #22 7:50PM
Oh gosh!😢 - RadiatorSprings4Ever  3866.1 #48 8:42PM
That is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing that.  - Melody_CM  43369.8 #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  43369.8 #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  43369.8 #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  131.3 #3214 7:55PM
Aww. So sorry for your loss. How meaningful that she said that ☺️😘 - misschurro  10102.2 #12 8:42PM
Such a beautiful gift she gave you  - Melody_CM  43369.8 #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  7161.7 #22 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  131.3 #3214 7:55PM
Aww. So sorry for your loss. How meaningful that she said that ☺️😘 - misschurro  10102.2 #12 8:42PM
Such a beautiful gift she gave you  - Melody_CM  43369.8 #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  7161.7 #22 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  307.8 #1006 8:08AM
Wonderful  - Melody_CM  43369.8 #1 6:30AM

 43369.8 #1 (DL Qual #119

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  219.8 #1896 8:55PM
- dianaaa  899.2 #249 12:59PM
I see a dragon  - Disneydollarpam  219.8 #1896 8:55PM
Love this one! - OhanaPhoto  7161.7 #22 12:01AM

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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  609.9 #394 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  2544.3 #72 8:53AM
  - DisneyHeidi09  474.2 #536 8:53AM

 43369.8 #1 (DL Qual #119

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  10102.2 #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  609.9 #394 8:36AM
Oh, yes.... they will swoop down and gobble up the fish in your backyard pond *personal experience * - HalfCaff  822.3 #277 9:00AM

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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  474.2 #536 9:14AM
It's different! 😂 - Donaldfan_532  249.8 #1503 9:14AM
I'm torn, it kinda reminds me of that cheesy spot coloring thing people used to do. 😊 - OhanaPhoto  7161.7 #22 1:50PM
  - BriarRose406  941.7 #244 2:19PM

 43369.8 #1 (DL Qual #119

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  1988.3 #3 7:58AM
Nice  - Disneydollarpam  219.8 #1896 7:59AM
I hope you enjoy your trip! - RadiatorSprings4Ever  3866.1 #48 1:30PM
Oh fun!! Enjoy your trip! I think I speak for everyone when I say I look forward to seeing more pix! - DisneyDiane316  3889.9 #47 1:36PM

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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  3866.1 #48 7:48PM
Must be a designated landmark! 🤔 - secretagentangel  15438.4 #6 3:05PM
  - BriarRose406  941.7 #244 9:04PM
Area 51 reference? With the aliens and flying saucers? Its a stretch, but maybe? - BaseballMickey  9258.0 #14 11:15PM

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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  9258.0 #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  2363.3 #2 9:43PM
Thanks so much. Will look for Stella tomorrow.  - Melody_CM  43369.8 #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  155.2 #2821 9:30PM
We'll be there all day today. Thanks! - Melody_CM  43369.8 #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  2363.3 #2 9:43PM
Thanks so much. Will look for Stella tomorrow.  - Melody_CM  43369.8 #1 11:12AM

 43369.8 #1 (DL Qual #119

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  43369.8 #1 2:54PM
this is wonderful. :) - FrankenWeenieVelinee  5230.4 #33 1:55PM
- tina7321  413.1 #631 10:03PM
Great eye. - Taunton  3262.9 #56 11:14PM

 43369.8 #1 (DL Qual #119

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  10102.2 #12 12:12PM
Did I do that??? - Ilovegoofy  544.7 #450 12:13PM
Lol. Erkel. - sultan  551.3 #442 12:27PM
Disneyland side major rides are down as well but slowly coasting through potc gave great picture opportunities, stay tuned for posts - UTDISNEYFAMILY  3416.5 #54 1:17PM
🙄 #waits4googledpics - misschurro  10102.2 #12 1:23PM
All that crowd and rides down!!!😳 grateful for MW...  - carminaire  1171.9 #191 4:49PM

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