I got a caricature today from Kim in New Orleans Square. She did great! Id definitely reccomend her if you can spend all the money for it.... Which is a lot. But hey, it's my one trip a year so I might as well make the best of it!
And the countdown begins! In 16 days, I'll be in Disneyland. Blue Bayou, Carsland, penny press machines, the whole thing! And hopefully to get some not-so-common pictures, like this one from my last trip. Anything else to add to my list of "Things to make sure I do"? 😃
Found a couple cool "then and now" pictures! The castle hasn't changed a whole lot- there used to be a bridge at the bottom and a few other differences (taken in 1959) but Tomorrowland has changed a lot! The original (1962) has a row of flags and a rocket that was apparently taller than the castle, but it has all been remodeled.
Are penny press machines still all over the park? Id love to get a bunch and collect them next time I go (way cheaper than vinyls! And like the good old days) but are they even still around? They don't sell the books to hold the pennies like they used to either...
Do you have any specific route when going to the park? I'm not sure how mine started, but I always start by going to Adventureland (after main street, of course) and then we make our way around clockwise to end at Tomorrowland.
RAK WINNERS ANNOUNCED! The winners for the butterfly princess bracelets are: carolanne (blue Ariel), LiZo (white Cinderella), Sidneydisney (green Tiana), Mimmy (Pink Aurora- thank HiddenMinnie for your win!), and beej (Purple Rapunzel). DM me your info tonight and I'll mail them tomorrow! And bump so they can see! 👍
So today I got this doll at the Disney store (25% off!) but in the version where she is wearing the purple dress. I saw this one though, and I don't get it. How is she getting married with blonde hair? Some dolls have the short brown hair but some don't, and it doesn't make sense to me! Haha has anyone else noticed this??
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!