Last October we took my 6 year old niece with us (her first time out of state). This was one of her favorite places. She danced and danced and danced and had a wonderful time. Cruella was awesome and wasn't scary at all. Captain Hook had a good time harassing my (then) 13 yr old daughter. lol If you have minis (or even not-so-minis), don't overlook this event!
I love this ride!!! Something about it really freaks my 14 yr old out though. She starts feeling icky just walking in. Maybe she's claustrophobic? But it never happens anywhere else. So now she window shops while the rest of us go visit Indy.
My oldest daughter was an escape artist. If you so much as blinked, she could disappear (and she did, once, at a Disney exhibit at the State Fair - longest couple of minutes of my life!!). We used a harness the first time we brought her to Disneyland. It made it much less stressful. My youngest, on the other hand, was a very shy toddler/preschooler and wouldn't have dreamed of wandering or pulling More...
I've only gone solo once or twice. I went on rides that have the single rider line, and then went on some favorites over and over. I love Space Mountain and the music it has, but it was really cool with my ipod plugged in and blasting some favorite tunes. lol I took my time going from one attraction to another, and took the time to notice details that I usually hurry past. Go on rides that you us More...
I love this new area, but I think they need to adjust the lighting. For a spot where they know there will be millions of photos taken, I think the lighting is off - many pics I've seen are either shadowy or washed out. I absolutely love the concept and the decor, though!
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!