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Duchess_SMK    
 5818.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

June 4, 2013 7:16 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, June 4th, 1958. Disneylands Sailing Ship Columbia is officially christened on the ROA. Joe Fowler (Disneylands construction supervisor & a former naval admiral) is on hand dressed as a sailing captain of the 1700s. Gretchen Richmond, wife of Alfred Carroll (A.C.) Richmond then Vice Admiral of the US Coast Guard, did th  More...

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Wow!!!!! Awesome history on the Sailing Ship Columbia! I've read bits and pieces on this but never in such detail! She's truly a beautiful ship! I've been on this attraction many times. So much to see. It's really surprising! Be sure to go below deck to see lots of details and interesting things! But do not touch the gun on the bow! The CM's are a little testy about it. I've eaten at the Bengal Barbeque. Nice place to stop for a snack! Thank you SMK! What a great Disney history post today! You're so cool!! - IMissDisney  1205.3 #119 7:37AM
Did you try and touch the gun MyPark?! πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚ what happened? What's your favorite thing to get from Bengal? - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 8:09AM
Several guests tried before the ship sailed! If CMs were permitted to slap hands, they'd get their hands slapped πŸ˜‚. I've only had one of the skewers offered at Bengal Barbeque. It was a teriyaki I think. Very tasty. - IMissDisney  1205.3 #119 8:14AM
The Columbia is ok... It sure does look nice when they hoist that Jolly Roger up durring Fantasmic... oh haha Just kidding... sort of. I do always wish I had one though. Bengal BBQ is a family favorite, for me especially, I usually have Two Safari Skewers because I hardly notice the asparagus all I see is BACON! Now I am hungry and in need of an adventure at sea...Thank you miss. - GrumpyPirateDad  1817.7 #75 7:49AM
You mean you DON'T have one? Perhaps THAT'S why you're grumpy?! πŸ˜‚ Yay! Enjoy your voyage and please have a bacon wrapped asparagus spear for me! πŸ˜‹ - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 8:48AM
Hmm... That probably IS why..hehe. I will order a few skewers in your honor and give one to Pikarich..... ok maybe just half - GrumpyPirateDad  1817.7 #75 9:19AM
Very interesting post. I have wanted to go on this a very long time, for some reason it just never happens! I do think its very beautiful, and love to see it on the river and in pics. Thanks for sharing. :) - piratelife4me  863.8 #186 8:47PM
We love riding on the Columbia, always lots of fun!! Thanks for all of this great info. I have never been to Bengal BBQ, sounds like I should definitely try it! 😊 - MinnieMousewife  805.1 #196 8:54PM

Duchess_SMK    
 5818.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

June 3, 2013 6:43 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, June 3rd, 2011: Disneyland officially launches Star Tours – The Adventures Continue w/a gala ceremony in Tomorrowland. (The force is now strong on both coasts as Star Tours opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida just a few weeks ago.) Set on an intergalactic spaceport, the Star Tours 2 grand opening began w/ a red jumpsuit-clad host sporting  More...

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I love star tours 2 and found some secrects that cannot be posted on mw but if you ride with me I can share some with you ,hahaha anyways star tours 2 has 2 openings,2 first planet scenes,3 chracter holographic sequences,and 3 final ending scenes. mix and match this makes it a total of 54 versions. What i CAN share with you is disney left the number 1401 with is the shuttle you board on the spaceport is the same one with r2 and c-3po in the main entrance room. our pre captain rex is found in the queue line but is labeled as defective and if you listen to him closely he will spark every few minutes and speak a line from the old star tours. There are two hidde mickeys in the line , one is from the luggage scanner and the second is on the video moniter hallway every now and then r2 appears and tops ,turns and pulls out two arm and turns them into a circle sideways making a hidden mickey from a few seconds. before officially relaunching disney had a contest to ap to ride star tours and even today even after entering every last contest open to ap have not won yet. they estimated about 100,000 ap previews with cm previews too.thank you - pikarich  3337.1 #31 10:31AM
And I can add to this! The original flight attendant with the funky hair is actually now in the scene where everyone is buckling their seat belts with her grandchildren! How cool is that?!?! - MrsSchnooks  2896.1 #37 10:41AM
thank you mrsS , there are alot in this ride alone =>. we sooo need to ride this => - pikarich  3337.1 #31 10:44AM
Yes, we do!!!! - MrsSchnooks  2896.1 #37 11:47AM
There are 3 first planet scenes not 2 :) - lostgirl7988  697.6 #236 11:57AM
Thanks for the info! Love to read your posts. I was not there. Didn't have my AP yet. - Tiggerific  337.1 #644 7:01AM
You're welcome! So happy you like these! - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 8:14AM
We were there June 3rd! We were close by the SW Ceromonies and I took a bunch of pics for MW. Also disneygirl19, my daughter sat next to Carrie Fisher (supposedly) on a bench and took a pic for MW. There was a MW debate if it was her or not. Got some LE pins for once for us and MWer too! Overall a very fun hectic day. Love opening days! :-) - PrincessDuckie  745.4 #219 11:57AM
We love the 'new' Star Tours after the refurb...Naboo is my fave destination. Thanks as always, this was fun to read. 😊 - MinnieMousewife  805.1 #196 5:40PM

Duchess_SMK    
 5818.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

May 31, 2013 6:39 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 31st 2008: Buzz Lightyear joins the crew of space shuttle Discovery on their journey to the international space station. Jay Rusulo, chairman of the Walt Disney Parks & Resorts is quoted as saying " We are thrilled that Buzz's lifelong dream of space travel finally will come true thanks to NASA." "This launch fulfills his dream, & we hope it will inspi  More...

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Soooo awesome!! I loved watching Buzz floating in space!!! πŸš€πŸš€πŸš€πŸš€πŸš€πŸš€ - caramiapoohAKAface  3282.1 #32 5:30PM
Yay! Someone watched the videos! Teehee! - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 6:04PM
Loved the pictures of Buzz in space. Great mission - Tealtownfan  886.5 #177 8:43AM
I didn't know that he went to space. Thanks for always give us great info all the time. I love reading your posts :-) - Goofnaround  22.0 #6239 8:45PM
Your posts are wonderful! Thank you for all you hard work!!!!! - Boundin  545.3 #329 10:31PM

Duchess_SMK    
 5818.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

May 30, 2013 7:24 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good Morning! This day in Disney History, May 30th, 1936. The Mickey Mouse cartoon "Thru The Mirror" is released. It is based on the "Alice Through the Looking Glass" story. To watch: http://is.gd/r87ANK Also on this day in 1958, Walt Disney uses the cast of his new ABC/Disney TV series "Zorro" for the second of a 3-day cross promotion w/ live appearances @DL. Z  More...

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Good morning. Thanks for the links. Janet and I never missed a episode of Zorro when we were growing up. I was not at Disneyland for Zorro days. It was great fun to see clips of the Viewliner and Autopia(without the center rail). Always great to see Thru The Mirror. Great, Great movie - Tealtownfan  886.5 #177 7:48AM
Hi Teal! Glad this brought back fond memories! I was super happy to find that video on Zorro at DL! Sounds like not too many people actually got to see him in the park! - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 4:12PM
Good morning. I'm thinking they should bring back Zorro days. 🎢Who makes the sign of the Z.. Zorro..Zorro..Zorro..Zorro..Zorro..🎢 I wonder if they will allow me to wear my cape and mask today - GrumpyPirateDad  1817.7 #75 8:20AM
Teehee! "No capes!" Name that movie! - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 9:55AM
The Incredibles (Edna), SMK!! - IMissDisney  1205.3 #119 9:56AM
Oh yeah. Remember Thunderhead... Thanks you just saved me from being sucked into a jet engine I'm sure. - GrumpyPirateDad  1817.7 #75 12:17PM
Omg I remember watching this cartoon as a kid!!! Thanks Duchess !! - missariel33  1682.7 #81 4:19PM
Awesome. My friend is obsessed with Zorro! - Jillian  767.1 #210 9:01PM

Duchess_SMK    
 5818.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

May 28, 2013 6:55 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 28th 1960: DL's "The Mine Train Through Natures Wonderland" opens in Frontierland. Previously know as "The Rainbow Caverns Mine Train"(which opened in 1956) it was renamed when it was upgraded w/new scenery. As guests stepped onto the loading platform, they were transported into the Western mining town of Rainbow Ridge. Once inside your brightly colore  More...

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I miss the mine train! While I love BTMRR, I have so many wonderful memories of riding the mine train with my parents. As a kid, my parents and I took road trips every year and the mine train was such a great reminder of some of the amazing sites we had seen. The cave as you enter BTMRR is a tribute to the mine train, with the glowing stalagmites, stalactite (yes, that's how it's spelled!) and springs. The whole area was incredible, with the pack mules and stagecoaches! It, along with IASW and POTC were my mom's favorites....they were entertaining but not roller-coasters! IASW has not been a favorite of mine, although I love it at Christmas. But it was a must every trip with my mom! My fondest recollections involve the later years when my dad and my daughter would nap on it while mom and I sang along with the soundtrack! I vaguely remember the animation building...I preferred rides at that age! - Gia  802.0 #198 11:21AM
I love reading your stories! They are packed with great info! - HasAnyoneSeenMyGlassSlipper  630.1 #274 3:59PM
Thank you! I love how Duchess posts these reminders of the DL I grew up with! - Gia  802.0 #198 6:25PM
Good morning. I liked the Mine Train a lot when I was young. The Geysers smelled at lot better at Disneyland then at Yellowstone. Enjoyed the bears fishing and back scratching on a tree. Like the prairie dogs popping up. The waterfall by the Rivers of America, the tunnels, other animals and birds. I think I liked it all - Tealtownfan  886.5 #177 7:30AM
Hi Teal! πŸ˜‚πŸ‘ƒ isn't it funny the stuff we remember? I so wish I could have enjoyed this! The pictures I've seen all look so neat! Thanks for sharing your memories with us! - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 9:27AM
Great memories here! - MeridaFan  3466.6 #28 9:48AM
It is funny what memories can come flooding back from so long ago. - Tealtownfan  886.5 #177 12:58PM
I love these posts. Thank you! - SorcererMky  300.4 #822 10:16PM
As always, I learn so much from you posts! Thank you!!! - Boundin  545.3 #329 11:06PM

Duchess_SMK    
 5818.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

May 27, 2013 6:06 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning & happy Memorial Day! A very special THANK YOU to all our soldiers & veterans on MW! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ This day in Disney history, May 27th, 1977. After 2 years of construction, Space Mountain is officially dedicated in Tomorrowland. Also along w/it is the 1,100-seat "Space Stage" (formally know as the "The Tomorrowland Stage"), the 670-seat "Space Place" fast-food restaurant & the "Starc  More...

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Another awesome memory! A few of us who were attending UCI at the time, ditched classes (and right before finals!) to ride Space Mtn. on opening day! No lines back then so we rode it over and over again. We were given free tshirts (I still have mine, just don't know where it is) and bumper stickers commemorating opening day. No music back then, and the queue had windows where those waiting in line could see the "rockets" zooming around. When I was hired as a CM the following year we had a tour of the attraction then rode it with the lights on...which is quite scary! The tracks seem soooo close to each other! The best memories I have are riding it with my dad...seeing him with his hands in the air and laughing made it even better. - Gia  802.0 #198 11:38AM
You always have the best stories! I feel I need to just pull up a chair, cause I know I'm gonna have a good time when I see a post from you! Thank you. - MeridaFan  3466.6 #28 12:48PM
😍 Oh Gia! Thank you for adding all the info about the shirts and bumper stickers! Stuff like that isn't on any website and none of us would have had the opportunity to know it if you hadn't shared! Thank you so much! So happy you have all these fabulous memories! πŸ‘πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 12:58PM
We were even interviewed after we rode it. But it didn't make it on the air because my friend compared it to something that couldn't be said on a broadcast station!πŸ™Š - Gia  802.0 #198 1:29PM
Awesome memory. I remember the windows in the line. Made me nervous the first time I rode it- wasn't so sure about how dark it was! - LilSterner  4732.0 #19 1:31PM
Great story! Thanks for sharing! - goofygal  7622.0 #6 6:06PM
I'm so glad that you mentioned the windows in the Queue. I mentioned that to someone once and they acted like I had lost my mind! - msdizmaui  632.6 #271 1:21AM
This is my favorite attraction in Disneyland! Did you know there are 14 right turns and only 3 left turns on the ride? Yes, I've counted them! Also, I do remember watching shows on the Tomorrowland Stage! Thank you SMK! This is such a great tribute to this attraction and the history behind it! You're awesome!!! - IMissDisney  1205.3 #119 6:36AM
πŸ‘ Nice I didn't know that - mickeyat78  1573.4 #88 7:52AM
I didn't know about the turns! Fun info sir! Thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 12:53PM
I didn't notice that either. I'm gonna count them next time! Thanks! - debbiev  904.2 #176 3:36PM
Such a great post! Thank you so much :) - SarahLovesDisney  81.3 #3708 1:05AM
Awesome history. I know I am a day late. Space Mountain is by far Mrs Teals favorite attraction. She enjoys the pictures and memories of riding with our granddaughter Emma and grandson William. Thanks for the wonderful history - Tealtownfan  886.5 #177 6:46AM

Duchess_SMK    
 5818.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

May 25, 2013 9:58 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This busy day in Disney history, May 25th 1955: The Disney film "Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier, starring the great Fess Parker (As Davy Crockett) & Buddy Ebsen (as Georgie Russel), is released. An edited compilation of the 1st 3 episodes of the Davy Crockett Disney TV series, the film will greatly influence the design of Disneylands Frontierland. The U.S. is in the midst o  More...

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🎢Born on a mountaintop in Tennessee...🎢 🎢Davy...Davy Crockett, King of the wild frontier! I remember watching the show. Fun memories! I'm pretty sure I saw Pinocchio that first year I was there at Christmas time with my whole family in 1983. I definitely remember that Mickey Mouse theater, too. Loved it, but I love Pinocchio more. So that was a good change. Thank you for another trip down memory lane, Duchess! 😘 - MeridaFan  3466.6 #28 10:24AM
Wow a triple play Duchess !! I remember reading somewhere that the demand was so high for coon skin hats that they sold out worldwide supply as a result of Davey Crocket mania - polo33  63.6 #4048 1:25PM
Thanks for all of this great info! I especially loved reading about the Pinocchio attraction...I never knew any of that before. My kids love to run around Pirate's Lair so I don't mind the change since that's where we have some fun memories with them since they were really young. 😊 - MinnieMousewife  805.1 #196 10:06PM
As always... Great information! Thank you for all your hard work!!! - Boundin  545.3 #329 10:12PM

Duchess_SMK    
 5818.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

May 22, 2013 5:42 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
The winner of the 1st installment of the Re-Super-RAK is @HiddenMickeyFanatic for @sunshinegates !! Congrats! You have won: 1) 18 page coloring pad with 5 mess free markers. 2) Mickey & Minnie poster paint set. 3) Heroes coloring book 4) Peter Pan coloring book. Please DM me your address ASAP and I will mail these out! :) Congrats again!

Yay! Thank you so much! To duchess and hiddenmickeyfanatic for adding me! - sunshinegates  696.8 #237 8:48PM
Yay I'm so glad your girlies won this!!! Thanks Duchess for the RAK!!! - HiddenMickeyFanatic  1139.7 #128 8:57PM
Hooray!! Congrats to your mini(s)!! - DiamondInTheRough  349.6 #603 5:43PM
:) congrats! - piratelife4me  863.8 #186 9:03PM
Congrats!!! This is so great! - IMissDisney  1205.3 #119 11:40PM

Duchess_SMK    
 5818.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

May 22, 2013 6:35 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 22nd, 2008: The Indiana Jones Summer of Hidden Mysteries begins in Disneyland’s Adventureland, the same day Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull opens in theaters. The summer-long Disneyland promotion included random appearances of Indiana Jones in Adventureland. A new β€œIndiana Jones and the Secret of the Ston  More...

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Omg Tatum is going to get on Indiana for first time today!!!! - MarshaMouse  4074.4 #24 4:10PM
How exciting!! Let us know how he likes it! - DiamondInTheRough  349.6 #603 4:15PM
He enjoyed it! - MarshaMouse  4074.4 #24 5:35PM
That's awesome! Yay!!! - GrumpyPirateDad  1817.7 #75 6:53PM
So exciting! He's growing up fast - ribidib  1177.3 #124 7:20PM
Yea for Tatum! - PrincessDuckie  745.4 #219 7:23PM
Way to go Tatum!!! - Tealtownfan  886.5 #177 7:13AM
so awesome that he loved it! - OhanaPhoto  3351.3 #30 10:08AM
Good morning doll! I remember this event. It was so cool to see them up on a roof top. - LaPearleNoir  1301.4 #106 6:37AM
Me too! - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  733.3 #222 11:01AM
Hi sweetie! πŸ‘‹ Happy to hear it brought back fond memories! - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 4:08PM
I remember this, we got the decoder paper, translated the wall writings with it, looked for the hidden objects in adventureland, saw the indy show in the aladdin oasis - kinda violent looking since the lady character was in a mock fight with a guy(suppose to be like the movie). It was an exciting time. - Plumiegirl  8344.2 #3 9:28AM
I missed this! We didn't go to the parks that summer so this was very fun to read about, thanks!! Great photos too. Man...my 8 y/o loves Indy so much, this would be so exciting for him!! - MinnieMousewife  805.1 #196 11:03PM
Sad to have missed this before our more than one trip a year. - PrincessAuroraMomma  522.2 #351 11:01AM

Duchess_SMK    
 5818.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

May 21, 2013 11:57 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
I apologize for my tardiness, but I wanted to thank the wonderful people who donated to the MW raffle this past weekend! ALL of your donations were SO wonderful & creative! It's truly amazing to see how generous you all are! I'd also like to send a special thank you out to the people who's donations my daughter & I were fortunate enough to win! @BluRayn for the gorgeous framed Walt Disney quote, @  More...

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I agree!! So many generous donations! MWers are the most remarkable people!!! Also, donations in time, quality posts, and all you do to help MouseWait!!! Duchess, you are such a great part of MW too!!! Thank you!! - IMissDisney  1205.3 #119 12:55PM
I feel like the luckiest of all! I found a majority of my closest friends on this app! (Like you) and I couldn't be more grateful! It's Admin who needs to be applauded, he created the most magical app ever! - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 1:14PM
You're just the best friend anyone could ever have! - IMissDisney  1205.3 #119 1:20PM
Rigged! Haha! I'm so glad you were so blessed this weekend! I couldn't think of a better person to receive all of these! - IDVandalSkipperCM  2278.1 #52 1:11PM
::Giggles:: I knew someone would say that! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜œ Thanks doll! You're very sweet! - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 1:26PM
Congrats! I love the MW beanie! - dumbbunny  626.5 #277 7:30PM
Loving the Disney quote! - Pollyanna702  225.7 #1549 7:32PM

Duchess_SMK    
 5818.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

May 21, 2013 7:51 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good Morning! This day in Disney history, May 21st, 1998: The NEW Disneyland Tomorrowland is unveiled after it was given a facelift. The Rocket Rods replaced the PeopleMover & Circle-Vision 360, Captain EO, & Mission to Mars attraction theaters were removed. The Rocket Jets were replaced by a similar attraction called the Astro Orbitor, placed @ ground level in the Tomorrowland entrance. The origi  More...

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I love star tours and space mountain, but hoping someday they re do this land and make it more futuristic. - madsdad  1846.5 #74 8:13AM
I have a feeling you aren't alone on this one. I'm thinking something like that would be at least another 2 year closure though. It would be really neat to see what imagineers would come up with! $$$$ - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 8:51AM
I totally agree!! - adisneyfamily  831.7 #190 8:59AM
I agree as well!! - missariel33  1682.7 #81 12:15PM
I don't think I realized all of these changes happened at one time! I was in college and didn't go to DL that often during this time period I think. I really enjoyed reading this, thank you! I did go on the Rocket Rods once, after waiting almost 2 hours in line! 😁 - MinnieMousewife  805.1 #196 9:07PM
I can still remember the rocket rods! It was such a cool ride! - BriarBeauty  117.7 #3118 7:59PM
Loved the look and feel and sound of that ride - MelodyMouse  3493.7 #27 8:48PM
Me too! Miss it! - BriarBeauty  117.7 #3118 8:58PM
I don't think I realized all of these changes happened at one time! I was in college and didn't go to DL that often during this time period I think. I really enjoyed reading this, thank you! I did go on the Rocket Rods once, after waiting almost 2 hours in line! 😁 - MinnieMousewife  805.1 #196 9:07PM

Duchess_SMK    
 5818.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

May 17, 2013 1:49 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good afternoon! This day in Disney history, May 17th, 1964: Disney's Wonderful World of Color TV show airs the episode "Disneyland Goes to the World's Fair." Walt is shown working on a scene from the Progressland show along w/Wathel Rogers, his principal Audio-Animatronics programmer. Walt Disney talks about the history of the World's Fairs & of course gives a preview of the Disney attractions t  More...

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Thank you SMK! This is one of the great times in Walt's dream and vision of the park and a great moment in Disney History. Thanks for sharing all the memories with us. You're awesome! - IMissDisney  1205.3 #119 2:35PM
oui oui, no no no no oui oui, no no no no oui oui, no no no no hahaha I wish I had watched this earlier.. thank you Duchess as always. These are full grown brontosauruses, now you see why the would not make good house pets. - GrumpyPirateDad  1817.7 #75 2:42AM
I loved that TV show! Thanks for the info! - adisneyfamily  831.7 #190 3:40PM
oui oui, no no no no oui oui, no no no no oui oui, no no no no hahaha I wish I had watched this earlier.. thank you Duchess as always. These are full grown brontosauruses, now you see why the would not make good house pets. - GrumpyPirateDad  1817.7 #75 2:42AM

Duchess_SMK    
 5818.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

May 15, 2013 11:36 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! In celebration of TDunc55's birthday today, and as a special request, a double feature! This day in Disney history, May 15th, 1930: "The Cactus Kid", directed by Walt Disney, is released. Riding in on Horace, Mickey visits a western town but fails to impress a Mexican Minnie w/his mischievous antics. He later succeeds in saving her from the dastardly Pegleg Pedro! It is the last Mic  More...

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I love Little Hiawatha! 😍 - Miss-E-Mouse  1409.9 #97 11:43AM
I do too! It's so cute. - DisneyGrandma  738.1 #221 12:11PM
Me too!! - rbeezy  702.9 #232 1:29PM
Thank you soooooo much. I really appreciate it. And thank you to all of the birthday wishes. - TDunc55  38.7 #4840 3:44PM
Happy bday tDunc55! - missariel33  1682.7 #81 7:38PM
I love both of these and haven't seen them in forever!! Thank you Duchess, can't wait to have my kids watch tomorrow too. 😊 - MinnieMousewife  805.1 #196 8:35PM

Duchess_SMK    
 5818.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

May 14, 2013 9:37 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 14th,1958. The "Walt Disney Presents" TV series features episode 99 - "Magic Highway U.S.A." written & produced by Ward Kimball. A film teaching viewers about highway development. The first 45 minutes of the show teaches viewers about highway development. Archival footage provided by the University of Michigan shows cars traveling on the unpaved Linc  More...

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No jet pack either. Ack! - Tom  7684.1 #5 9:39AM
::pictures Tom suiting up in his jet pack for DL:: teehee. Maybe someday Sir! - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 9:45AM
Road trip! We sure have come a long way. I would choose the highway Slumber Bus from the startling idea board. From the experts more realistic future I choose the punch card automatic navigation system with synchronized scanning map in a highly specialized pleasure vehicle. I always enjoy the way Walt Disney Presents things. It is so nice of you to take the time and effort to share Disney history with us each day. Thank you, thank you and at least once more... Thank you Duchess! - GrumpyPirateDad  1817.7 #75 11:21AM
Thanks for always posting such great info about Disney :-) - Goofnaround  22.0 #6239 5:33PM
Cool! - missariel33  1682.7 #81 11:31PM

Duchess_SMK    
 5818.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

May 13, 2013 1:17 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Please forgive my sappiness for a moment while I share my magical Mother's Day! πŸ˜‚πŸ’ It's unusual for me to be able to enjoy the parks w/my whole family. ThomasOmalley works A LOT but he renewed his AP yesterday! πŸ‘ He & our girls planned a really lovely surprise by taking me to the parks for the afternoon! We saw tons of characters, drew in the Animation Academy, went on tons of attractions  More...

Wow! Thanks for sharing the collage. Looks like it was just a perfectly magical Mothers Day afternoon. Hooray!!!! - GrumpyPirateDad  1817.7 #75 1:24PM
Oh my goodness! what a wonderful day you all had! That is great that he renewed his AP :) So happy for such a beautiful day & mama.(great pics!) - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4688.6 #20 1:29PM
What a wonderful day ! So happy for you 😊 - eviljules  1026.4 #154 10:17PM
I'm so gΕ‚ad your day was so special. Thanks for sharing with us at home. See you this weekend. 😘 - LaPearleNoir  1301.4 #106 10:19PM

Duchess_SMK    
 5818.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

May 13, 2013 8:38 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good Morning! This day in Disney history, May 13th, 1992. Disneyland's Fantasmic! - is officially dedicated in a 22-minute presentation in Frontierland. Making today it's 21st Anniversary! Shaun slater wrote an interesting article for Disney parks blog in 2012. He shared his conversation w/ Barnette Ricci, Vice President/Show Director of Special Events for the Walt Disney Studios, who 21 years ag  More...

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I love fantasmic!! My favorite part is the dancing monkeys!! Thank you! - Armenda  1135.8 #131 8:45AM
Mine too..... Happy birthday!!!! - GrumpyPirateDad  1817.7 #75 9:57AM
Thank you! :) - Armenda  1135.8 #131 10:09AM
Same here! That subwoofer is so crazy, we can hear it all the way from Plaza! - JRDrummer_CM  875.4 #182 10:09AM
My heart races with excitement during that part! - Armenda  1135.8 #131 10:09AM
How come I don't remember the dancing monkeys? Guess I will just have to figure out how to see this again! - MeridaFan  3466.6 #28 10:28AM
They go by pretty quick but they are NEON! lol - Armenda  1135.8 #131 10:29AM
The monkeys are my favorite part too! The music is SO fun! I can't help but dance! πŸ’ - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 11:30AM
Yay! Happy dedication day to the coolest show ever! πŸŽ‰ - ribidib  1177.3 #124 8:43AM
I still remember seeing fantasmic for the first time. Not everything can make you feel that way - philliprocks  928.1 #169 11:47PM
I love THIS pic! ❀Malificent❀ - melissa_ficent  318.5 #725 12:47AM

Duchess_SMK    
 5818.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

May 12, 2013 6:49 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning & Happy Mothers Day to all the MW Mamas! This day in Disney history, May 12th, 1956. The Main Street Horseless Carriage begins operating @ Disneyland. It was the 1st vehicle to run w/out the use of horsepower, & I mean the four-legged kind. At that time, there were three other vehicles in operation, all horse drawn…the Fire Wagon, Street Car, & Surrey. All were designed by Disney   More...

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So cool! And Happy Mother's Day! Yes I've been on all the Main Street vehicles at one time or another! They certainly add to the charm of Main Street. My favorite has always been the Omnibus on the top level!!! So fun! I love the sounds of the motor and the horn of the cars going down the street. With the music, sights and sounds... That's what Main Street U.S.A. is all about! Thank you SMK! What a great part of Disney history! - IMissDisney  1205.3 #119 8:24AM
Happy Mother's Day to all the MW moms out there! - turkeylegman  618.4 #281 6:53AM
Thank you! :) - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 8:00AM
Thank you - MeridasHair  346.5 #616 8:03AM
I've still never been on a Main Street vehicle.. one day! - Jenniferr  506.7 #365 4:05AM
Main St. Horseless Vehicles are great fun. Hope you had a fun Mother's Day. Thanks for the fun history. - Tealtownfan  886.5 #177 4:35AM

Duchess_SMK    
 5818.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

May 10, 2013 7:18 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 10th, 2012. Alice Davis is honored w/her own window on Main Street, U.S.A @ Disneyland park. Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs & Disneyland Resort President George A. Kalogridis presented the window to Davis, which is located alongside the window honoring her husband, legendary Disney animator Marc Davis. The 83-year-old Disney Legend worked   More...

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Great history as always SMK, I always enjoy reading these! - Admin 9:30AM
😊 I'm so happy to have a place to share. I'm glad you enjoy these! - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 10:17AM
WOW!! Its been a year already?! I remember the coverage here in the lounge. Time is flying by wayyy too fast! - Armenda  1135.8 #131 9:50AM
Right?! I'm feeling very πŸ‘΅ like today. Lol - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 10:18AM
HAHA!! Oh goodness! - Armenda  1135.8 #131 10:58AM
How awesome - carminaire  617.6 #283 12:48PM
Thank you so much for this amazing post, as she is truly someone to be honored. I have had the fortune of meeting Alice and Marc on three occasions and they were the most gracious people, who were incredibly touched by the kind words and compliments from people. The last time I saw them was three weeks before he passed away and he was telling me stories of when he worked on HM and she was having to lovingly finish his sentences for him. I have the biggest soft spot for them, out of all the imagineers, and it is just wonderful seeing this post, thank you again!❀ - Nala  366.9 #558 4:16PM

Duchess_SMK    
 5818.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

May 8, 2013 6:56 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 8th, 1930. "Frolicking Fish" , a Silly Symphony short directed by Burt Gillett, is released. The title tells it all here, until the festivities are interrupted by a "scary" octopus. To watch: http://is.gd/YaVhWP

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thanks! My kids were glued to the screen watching it just now. - CallMeFlower  422.8 #456 7:00AM
Love to hear that! Thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 7:54AM
I love these early animations. I noticed the animators worked on synchronizing the music and sounds with the animation. This was such a new medium at the time and animators were often in unknown territories of drawing, art, and music. It's so cool to see how this developed into what became Disney animation. Thank you SMK for taking us back to another great day in Disney history!! - IMissDisney  1205.3 #119 7:09AM
From what i read, it marks a turning point in animation style. Beforehand, characters would start & stop almost mechanically. Norm Ferguson (one of the animators) developed a style where the characters never completely stopped, but when one part would stop another part would start moving, making the whole movement much more fluid. Disney liked the effect so much he made all the other animators study Ferguson's style. - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 7:53AM
Oh thank you for that! Walt always looked for innovative techniques. he was a pioneer! You're a wealth of Disney knowledge! - IMissDisney  1205.3 #119 8:09AM
These are so fun to watch always! Thanks for another awesome history post Duchess! 😊 - MinnieMousewife  805.1 #196 6:01PM
The sea(horse) was my favorite in this one. Thanks for the link Duchess. - GrumpyPirateDad  1817.7 #75 6:40PM

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