Hey there OC locals: Craving a Dole Whip but can't make it to the parks? We just visited a place called Pacific Froyo Shack and they had these beauties. This is the small and it was $2.75! Also, it wasn't hallow!! Consistency isn't as light as in the parks but the flavor was spot on! I am pretty happy right now.
This was an amazing character interaction! Evan ran up and hugged Jack. Jack was so surprised and said, "Well, this is a first! You little one are making my job very hard!" The two never broke character the whole time and Evan is over the moon!! This is why we love this place!!
#NEWS - Can't afford to go to Mickey's Halloween Party? Here's a fun alternative for Disney Visa Rewards Card members! There are various stores available once you click to get a free pass. We signed Evan up so he could rehearse being Iron Man!! It's only a hour but will definitely be fun for our little guy. If you have the DRVC check your email for the link!
#D23 Disneyland Off the Map Sweepstakes - A friend of mine was one of the lucky winners of the contest! He blogged about his experience, including pictures he took of the Dream Suite and Lilly Belle. The picture below is one of the great photos he took! What a great experience! I hope you all enjoy!! http://tinyurl.com/l7v8wun
#RAK - ****WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT - The winner of this RAK is TinkerBelle!! Please DM me your information so I can have this sent to you in time for your MHP party!! Congrats and thanks to everyone who participated!**** Mickey's Halloween Party is just around the corner and I would love for Evan's costume and treat bag from last year to go to a MWer! He only wore the costume a few times and it is ver More...
#NEWS#PIXAR#DEAL - "Pixar in Concert" is coming back to So Cal! Travelzoo posted a great deal to see the show at the Verizon Amphitheater on August 17! Go to Travelzoo's website to check out the deal. Anyone else going?
#Food#NapaRose - EpicSteve and I celebrated our anniversary tonight at Napa Rose. Here is a collage of our dinner. Drink: Napa Passion; Entrees; Salmon with cauliflower almond couscous and Maple leaf duck with honey-purée fennel and a cherry sauce - both amazing; Side:Truffle Mac & Cheese; Dessert: Passion fruit and Tahitian vanilla bean creme brûlée - need I say more?
#Food - The perfect treat for this warm afternoon/evening. Left: Lemon sorbet sundae - amazingly refreshing. The pineapple was too sweet for me but everything complimented each other well! Right: Mint chip sundae with two scoops of mint chocolate chip ice cream and milk chocolate fudge. The hubs loved it!
My husband pre-ordered Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix as a gift for Mother's Day. I have to tell you, I am beyond EXCITED for this release! I do have KH1 and KH2 on PS2... I'm hoping the glitches and gameplay are improved for the PS3 platform! Had to share!
#Food#Steakhouse55 - My husband and I had a fantastic dinner at Steakhouse 55 tonight. We split the pistachio-crusted rack of lamb with seared scallops. For dessert we had the berries with marscarpone sorbet ad a chocolate-dipped Brittany cookie. Overall, it was an incredibly fantastic meal with great service. Price was $37 for the lamb, $10 to add the seared scallops, $5 split plate charge, and More...
This is MrMOMzers wonderful picture with a little magic added! We've been beta testing the MouseWait Advanced Composer for awhile now. This allows approved MWers to create their own "column" in the Lounge with expanded posts, pics, and videos inside the post. We are ready to open this feature up to more people who are intersted in having their own MouseWait Column in the Lounge. Your posts could be featured on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ and seen by our 100,000+ strong social media audience!
This feature is best used for instructional posts, history posts (like Duchess_SMK's column), and for reporting news (i.e. BaseballMickey_CM's posts). You could also do this to create a post describing your recent visit to the Parks with multiple pictures, videos, and more--think of it like an article that would appear in a magazine. The Advanced Composer only works on the web version. GO HERE TO APPLY and watch your email for more info (make sure you're email client is not blocking our emails or sending them to Spam--for some reason icloud.com, me.com, and mac.com will not allow our messages to come through.)
Thank you to everyone who strives to add quality content to the Lounge! Thanks again to MrMOMzers for the amazing picture!
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!