#ThrowbackThursday Storybook Land Canal Boats 1972. Pic taken by my Dad, I'm in the bottom left corner. I'm sure glad Walt kept trying over and over until he got it right when things didn't work out the first time like this ride. What an inspiration!
This is a video of our family trip to DL in 1967. Notice the great attraction posters upon entry, the band and The Mark Twain. We take a ride in the Skyway for a great aerial view of the park, we travel through the Matterhorn, briefly see the monorail and People Mover cars and don't miss the live mermaids sunbathing on the rocks in the submarine lagoon. We end with the castle a More...
#ThrowbackThursday Main Street USA, and the Carnation truck 1972. Knee high socks and ponchos! I love the idea that is was cool enough to wear a poncho and the parks were not crowded. This picture was taken by my Dad, 💖I am in the red poncho.
I just found this wonderful surprise!! A gift from @Duchess_SMK!! Oh my goodness, I am so overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity towards me, I don't even know what to say! Thank-you thank-you thank-you! 💖💖💖
This was the one that I wanted but couldn't get!! You are the epitome of the very best that MW has to offer and you add so much positivity and QC to the lounge.
#ThrowbackThursday. It's a Small World, May 29th 1967, and always one of our favorite attractions! When this pic was taken by my Dad, IASW had been at DL for exactly one year and one day, opening on May 28th 1966. It had first been to the New York's World's Fair in 1964, they were given 11 months to create and build it! It was one of four attractions that were used to test concepts and ride system More...
Paging @debbiev, I received your RAK today!!! 😍😍😍 After not fun testing at the hospital, your amazing RAK was waiting for me in my mail box!! It totally brightened my spirits and I LOVE it and appreciate it so much!! I will always treasure it and I'm going to frame in a double sided clear frame!!! 💖💖💖💖💖 Thank-you so much again for this and for your thoughtfulness!!
One of our favorite pictures from our trip in May. The Photopass photographers really go out of their way to take some great shots! Also because of MW we know to buy our Photopass online before we go and we get added benefits such as adding some attraction photos to the Photopass in the park so we don't have to buy them or lose them. And we love making calendars through the web site, they really a More...
Mickey leading the band 1967! Photo taken by my Dad.
I love the details, the band's outfits, Mickey, how guests are dressed, the flag and the lamppost decorations. I hope you like it too!
Happy 50th anniversary today Tiki Room and all it's inhabitants!
AP holders can pickup a free re-creation book with original graphics at the Tiki Room. Just ask a Tiki Room CM, 1 book per AP holder from today until Thursday or while supplies last! Hurry over you lucky people!!
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!