So unfortunately i havent been to the parks in about a year ( i live in san francisco and my wife and i have a 10 month old) but ive read about the increasing presence of disney social clubs. What exactly are these clubs and what can you guys tell me about them. Its kind of a new facet of disney fandom i dont quite knw about yet.
So I heard from a cast member friend that Pirates might be going down for a short refurb either before the holiday season or shortly after and that Imagineering is working on a way to work Jake and the Neverland Pirates into the ride. Your thoughts?
So for those of you with kids who travel to DL from outside the area, how to you handle transportation from the airport? I don't want to rent a car, nor do I want bring a car seat to strap in a cab. Can I take him on the Disneyland Express bus with no car seat? I'm a new parent and trying to figure out logistics.
So my parents are meeting up with me and my wife in the parks for a day. They haven't been to DL since my sister and I were kids (now were in our 30's). But they both have really bad backs. I figure all of the roller coasters are out as well as Indy and star tours. But what about Towe of Terror? Doesn't seem like it would be jarring. Thoughts?
So I just got back from Chicago and I took the train to Wrigley field and I'm pretty sure that the pre-recorded voice who announces the next stop is the same guy who announces when the fireworks or Fantasmic start at Disneyland.
I find it fascinating that time in and time out I check the wait times at the park and the Tangled Meet and Greet is always one of the longest waits. Really??!! Out of all the great things there, that is the one kids and parents wait for the most???
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!