definitely not as great a picture as the ones I've seen posted in the lounge but since it took my breath away, I had to take one. I literally had to take a step back after first seeing it. I can't even describe how amazing it felt walking through
In honor of Disneyland's birthday (and me feeling very homesick) let's relive some of our fondest memories at the happiest place on earth... share with us one (or some) of your favorite memories in Disneyland!
🎉🎉🎈🎈HAPPY BiRTHDAY DiSNEYLAND!! 🎈🎈🎉🎉although I cannot be at the park for your 57th, I am glad to celebrate and share it with wonderful MWers on this beautiful app. Thank you for all the memories you've brought us and best wishes for all who come to this happy place! I can't wait to visit again and to those there and/or will soon be visiting, I wish you all the best, celebra More...
prayers, good thoughts, and/or pixie dust for my partner, her sisters, and her step mother. my partner's father has taken a turn for the worst after battling pancreatic cancer for a couple years now. his time is almost here and right before he took this turn he shared with me how much he used to look forward to the Wonderful World of Disney when he was a boy. Although he hasn't passed yet, I pray More...
paging @Radius and @USCDisneyTeacher!!!! THANK YOU BOTH OH SO MUCH!!!! I received magic mail from both of you but haven't been able to post or say thank you!! I am overjoyed! you guys really did bring a little magic into my life with the buttons, maps, newspaper, and notes! I was also SUPER excited after finding out the Disneyland map I received had the "Tormorrowland" and "Roger Rabit" versions!! 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!