I'm a 47 year old married father of 3, grandpa to 1. Retired from the US Army after 23 years, I spend my time working on an advanced degree, volunteering as a firefighter with Riverside County and of course, going to Disneyland!
Had the opportunity to shop at Company D this afternoon thanks to a CM friend of mine and it was pretty cool. The wife and I picked up some pretty nice jackets and a pair of new watches as well as a few other things. It was pretty awesome, and was one more thing I can check off my "things to do at Disney" list!
The wife and I happened to be in OC today, so decided to "pop-in" for an hour or so. As long as we have been coming to DL, I have not been in the Tiki Room for over 25 years (and she's never seen it); we usually just walk right by it. Today I said-"Hey, lets go in the Tiki Room!" (I actually remembered the Tiki song) I also detest pineapple, so I've never tried a Dole Whip. Tod More...
Renewed our AP's last night, very happy to say that we picked up the tickets at Camp Pendleton for $480.00 each for Premiums! Then we got a 40.00 rebate at the ticket booth for renewing early! It was a good day! Now we are set until late Feb 2014- sadly this will be the last time we get that price- even the military prices are going up on 1 January.
Yesterday I posted a question about a supposed hidden mickey on the partners statue at dca. After about an hour of searching this is all I could come up with. Its the lock on Walt's trunk Upside down. The rivets would be the ears, but I think they are too small, so this one is suspect at best. Some suggested it's on Walts ring. There is nothing on his ring. Speaking of his ring, it should not even More...
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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!