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5089.4 #13 DL Qual #6 6-4-13 7:16AM
Good morning! This day in Disney history, June 4th, 1958. Disneylands Sailing Ship Columbia is officially christened on the ROA. Joe Fowler (Disneylands construction supervisor & a former naval admira  More...

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Wow!!!!! Awesome history on the Sailing Ship Columbia! I've read bits and pieces on this but never in such detail! She's truly a beautiful ship! I've been on this attraction many times. So much to see. It's really surprising! Be sure to go below deck to see lots of details and interesting things! But do not touch the gun on the bow! The CM's are a little testy about it. I've eaten at the Bengal Barbeque. Nice place to stop for a snack! Thank you SMK! What a great Disney history post today! You're so cool!! - IMissDisney  1117.0 #106 6-4-13 7:37AM Like  Reply
Did you try and touch the gun MyPark?! ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜‚ what happened? What's your favorite thing to get from Bengal? - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 6-4-13 8:09AM
Several guests tried before the ship sailed! If CMs were permitted to slap hands, they'd get their hands slapped ๐Ÿ˜‚. I've only had one of the skewers offered at Bengal Barbeque. It was a teriyaki I think. Very tasty. - IMissDisney  1117.0 #106 6-4-13 8:14AM
The Columbia is ok... It sure does look nice when they hoist that Jolly Roger up durring Fantasmic... oh haha Just kidding... sort of. I do always wish I had one though. Bengal BBQ is a family favorite, for me especially, I usually have Two Safari Skewers because I hardly notice the asparagus all I see is BACON! Now I am hungry and in need of an adventure at sea...Thank you miss. - GrumpyPirateDad  1549.5 #72 6-4-13 7:49AM Like  Reply
You mean you DON'T have one? Perhaps THAT'S why you're grumpy?! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Yay! Enjoy your voyage and please have a bacon wrapped asparagus spear for me! ๐Ÿ˜‹ - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 6-4-13 8:48AM
Hmm... That probably IS why..hehe. I will order a few skewers in your honor and give one to Pikarich..... ok maybe just half - GrumpyPirateDad  1549.5 #72 6-4-13 9:19AM
Very interesting post. I have wanted to go on this a very long time, for some reason it just never happens! I do think its very beautiful, and love to see it on the river and in pics. Thanks for sharing. :) - piratelife4me  648.3 #225 6-4-13 8:47PM Like  Reply
We love riding on the Columbia, always lots of fun!! Thanks for all of this great info. I have never been to Bengal BBQ, sounds like I should definitely try it! ๐Ÿ˜Š - MinnieMousewife  714.4 #194 6-4-13 8:54PM Like  Reply
5089.4 #13 DL Qual #6 6-3-13 6:43AM
Good morning! This day in Disney history, June 3rd, 2011: Disneyland officially launches Star Tours โ€“ The Adventures Continue w/a gala ceremony in Tomorrowland. (The force is now strong on both coasts as Star Tours opened at Disneyโ€™  More...

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I love star tours 2 and found some secrects that cannot be posted on mw but if you ride with me I can share some with you ,hahaha anyways star tours 2 has 2 openings,2 first planet scenes,3 chracter holographic sequences,and 3 final ending scenes. mix and match this makes it a total of 54 versions. What i CAN share with you is disney left the number 1401 with is the shuttle you board on the spaceport is the same one with r2 and c-3po in the main entrance room. our pre captain rex is found in the queue line but is labeled as defective and if you listen to him closely he will spark every few minutes and speak a line from the old star tours. There are two hidde mickeys in the line , one is from the luggage scanner and the second is on the video moniter hallway every now and then r2 appears and tops ,turns and pulls out two arm and turns them into a circle sideways making a hidden mickey from a few seconds. before officially relaunching disney had a contest to ap to ride star tours and even today even after entering every last contest open to ap have not won yet. they estimated about 100,000 ap previews with cm previews too.thank you - pikarich  1847.5 #60 6-3-13 10:31AM Like(3)  Reply
And I can add to this! The original flight attendant with the funky hair is actually now in the scene where everyone is buckling their seat belts with her grandchildren! How cool is that?!?! - MrsSchnooks  2563.4 #34 6-3-13 10:41AM
thank you mrsS , there are alot in this ride alone =>. we sooo need to ride this => - pikarich  1847.5 #60 6-3-13 10:44AM
Thanks for the info! Love to read your posts. I was not there. Didn't have my AP yet. - Tiggerific  301.2 #763 6-3-13 7:01AM Like  Reply
You're welcome! So happy you like these! - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 6-3-13 8:14AM
We were there June 3rd! We were close by the SW Ceromonies and I took a bunch of pics for MW. Also disneygirl19, my daughter sat next to Carrie Fisher (supposedly) on a bench and took a pic for MW. There was a MW debate if it was her or not. Got some LE pins for once for us and MWer too! Overall a very fun hectic day. Love opening days! :-) - PrincessDuckie  696.8 #200 6-3-13 11:57AM Like  Reply
We love the 'new' Star Tours after the refurb...Naboo is my fave destination. Thanks as always, this was fun to read. ๐Ÿ˜Š - MinnieMousewife  714.4 #194 6-3-13 5:40PM Like  Reply
5089.4 #13 DL Qual #6 5-31-13 6:39AM
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 31st 2008: Buzz Lightyear joins the crew of space shuttle Discovery on their journey to the international space station. Jay Rusulo, chairman of the Walt Disney Parks & Resorts is quoted as sa  More...

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Soooo awesome!! I loved watching Buzz floating in space!!! ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€ - caramiapoohAKAface  2708.2 #32 5-31-13 5:30PM Like(2)  Reply
Yay! Someone watched the videos! Teehee! - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 5-31-13 6:04PM
Loved the pictures of Buzz in space. Great mission - Tealtownfan  851.6 #156 5-31-13 8:43AM Like(1)  Reply
That is awesome! Thank you for all the incredible posts duchess! I love reading these incredible facts.. - chiss720  58.3 #3982 5-31-13 4:45PM Like  Reply
I didn't know that he went to space. Thanks for always give us great info all the time. I love reading your posts :-) - Goofnaround  11.2 #8064 5-31-13 8:45PM Like  Reply
5089.4 #13 DL Qual #6 5-30-13 7:24AM
Good Morning! This day in Disney History, May 30th, 1936. The Mickey Mouse cartoon "Thru The Mirror" is released. It is based on the "Alice Through the Looking Glass" story. To watch: http://is.gd/r87ANK   More...

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Good morning. Thanks for the links. Janet and I never missed a episode of Zorro when we were growing up. I was not at Disneyland for Zorro days. It was great fun to see clips of the Viewliner and Autopia(without the center rail). Always great to see Thru The Mirror. Great, Great movie - Tealtownfan  851.6 #156 5-30-13 7:48AM Like(1)  Reply
Hi Teal! Glad this brought back fond memories! I was super happy to find that video on Zorro at DL! Sounds like not too many people actually got to see him in the park! - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 5-30-13 4:12PM
Good morning. I'm thinking they should bring back Zorro days. ๐ŸŽถWho makes the sign of the Z.. Zorro..Zorro..Zorro..Zorro..Zorro..๐ŸŽถ I wonder if they will allow me to wear my cape and mask today - GrumpyPirateDad  1549.5 #72 5-30-13 8:20AM Like(1)  Reply
Teehee! "No capes!" Name that movie! - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 5-30-13 9:55AM
The Incredibles (Edna), SMK!! - IMissDisney  1117.0 #106 5-30-13 9:56AM
Omg I remember watching this cartoon as a kid!!! Thanks Duchess !! - missariel33  1077.9 #116 5-30-13 4:19PM Like  Reply
Awesome. My friend is obsessed with Zorro! - Jillian  766.7 #183 5-30-13 9:01PM Like  Reply
5089.4 #13 DL Qual #6 5-29-13 7:21AM
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 29th, 1937: the Donald Duck short "Modern Inventions", directed by Jack King, is released. Donald (voiced by Clarence Nash) visits "The Museum of Modern Marvels" & interactions w/ various mech  More...

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Have to watch the cartoon still. I just love all those old shorts. So much fun. I LOVE the cabanas at the DL hotel! Best kept decently priced secret if you ask me. As much $ as we spend elsewhere in the parks on food and souvenirs, and for the rooms themselves, I just think this is a great deal! $110 gets you a half day rental, either 9-1 or 2-6 pm. I think the full day is $165, from 9-6. We have rented the cabana several times this past year, and never regretted it. Fridge stocked with water bottles, and they bring you a fruit bowl. Ceiling fan, as you mentioned, plus the TV. Also a safe that you set your own combination to, so you can lock up your valuables and not worry about them. (In case you want to wear your diamond necklace to the pool, but not necessarily in it! ๐Ÿ˜‚). Of course, you can order drinks and food. It's nice to have a big coffee table, cushioned couch and love seat, two lounge chairs and a big basket of towels. I definitely recommend an afternoon rental of a cabana if you are staying at the DL hotel. They allow up to 6 people in them at a time, by the way. - MeridaFan  2818.9 #30 5-29-13 11:16AM Like(3)  Reply
Thanks so much for this info! Would love to do this one day!! โœจโœจ - MinnieMousewife  714.4 #194 5-29-13 1:18PM
Good to know! - bluefairy  641.9 #227 5-29-13 8:40PM
๐ŸŽถWho's got the sweetest disposition? One guess, guess who๐ŸŽถ. Such a fun cartoon!! And I knew that coin was gonna cause Donald problems! Teehee! I've never stayed at any DLR hotel. But the cabanas sound fun! Thank you, SMK, for making me smile again :) You're the Best!!! - IMissDisney  1117.0 #106 5-29-13 7:43AM Like(2)  Reply
๐ŸŽถWho never never starts an argument? Hmmmm? Who never shows a bit of temperament?๐ŸŽถ - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 5-29-13 9:28AM
I love that song!!!! I always end up catching myself singing it in the park when I see Donald. ๐ŸŽถ "Who's never wrong but always right, who'd never dream of starting a fight, who get stuck with all the bad luck? No one, but Donald Duck" ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ˜„ - mini_MINNIE   838.1 #159 5-29-13 9:34AM
The water slide is pretty fun! If you stay at the DL hotel it is definitely worth a trip to the pool to try the slide! - LilSterner  4140.9 #19 5-29-13 5:03PM Like  Reply
modern inventions is one of my fave shorts!! - HiddenMickeyFanatic  1021.1 #129 5-29-13 5:36PM Like  Reply
5089.4 #13 DL Qual #6 5-28-13 6:55AM
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 28th 1960: DL's "The Mine Train Through Natures Wonderland" opens in Frontierland. Previously know as "The Rainbow Caverns Mine Train"(which opened in 1956) it was renamed when it was upgraded  More...

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I miss the mine train! While I love BTMRR, I have so many wonderful memories of riding the mine train with my parents. As a kid, my parents and I took road trips every year and the mine train was such a great reminder of some of the amazing sites we had seen. The cave as you enter BTMRR is a tribute to the mine train, with the glowing stalagmites, stalactite (yes, that's how it's spelled!) and springs. The whole area was incredible, with the pack mules and stagecoaches! It, along with IASW and POTC were my mom's favorites....they were entertaining but not roller-coasters! IASW has not been a favorite of mine, although I love it at Christmas. But it was a must every trip with my mom! My fondest recollections involve the later years when my dad and my daughter would nap on it while mom and I sang along with the soundtrack! I vaguely remember the animation building...I preferred rides at that age! - Gia  801.8 #169 5-28-13 11:21AM Like(5)  Reply
I love reading your stories! They are packed with great info! - HasAnyoneSeenMyGlassSlipper  525.0 #307 5-28-13 3:59PM
Thank you! I love how Duchess posts these reminders of the DL I grew up with! - Gia  801.8 #169 5-28-13 6:25PM
Good morning. I liked the Mine Train a lot when I was young. The Geysers smelled at lot better at Disneyland then at Yellowstone. Enjoyed the bears fishing and back scratching on a tree. Like the prairie dogs popping up. The waterfall by the Rivers of America, the tunnels, other animals and birds. I think I liked it all - Tealtownfan  851.6 #156 5-28-13 7:30AM Like(1)  Reply
Hi Teal! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘ƒ isn't it funny the stuff we remember? I so wish I could have enjoyed this! The pictures I've seen all look so neat! Thanks for sharing your memories with us! - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 5-28-13 9:27AM
Great memories here! - MeridaFan  2818.9 #30 5-28-13 9:48AM
I love these posts. Thank you! - SorcererMky  299.6 #771 5-28-13 10:16PM Like  Reply
As always, I learn so much from you posts! Thank you!!! - Boundin  459.4 #373 5-28-13 11:06PM Like  Reply
5089.4 #13 DL Qual #6 5-27-13 6:06AM
Good morning & happy Memorial Day! A very special THANK YOU to all our soldiers & veterans on MW! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ This day in Disney history, May 27th, 1977. After 2 years of construction, Space Mountain is officially dedicated in Tomorrowland.  More...

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Another awesome memory! A few of us who were attending UCI at the time, ditched classes (and right before finals!) to ride Space Mtn. on opening day! No lines back then so we rode it over and over again. We were given free tshirts (I still have mine, just don't know where it is) and bumper stickers commemorating opening day. No music back then, and the queue had windows where those waiting in line could see the "rockets" zooming around. When I was hired as a CM the following year we had a tour of the attraction then rode it with the lights on...which is quite scary! The tracks seem soooo close to each other! The best memories I have are riding it with my dad...seeing him with his hands in the air and laughing made it even better. - Gia  801.8 #169 5-27-13 11:38AM Like(12)  Reply
You always have the best stories! I feel I need to just pull up a chair, cause I know I'm gonna have a good time when I see a post from you! Thank you. - MeridaFan  2818.9 #30 5-27-13 12:48PM
๐Ÿ˜ Oh Gia! Thank you for adding all the info about the shirts and bumper stickers! Stuff like that isn't on any website and none of us would have had the opportunity to know it if you hadn't shared! Thank you so much! So happy you have all these fabulous memories! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 5-27-13 12:58PM
This is my favorite attraction in Disneyland! Did you know there are 14 right turns and only 3 left turns on the ride? Yes, I've counted them! Also, I do remember watching shows on the Tomorrowland Stage! Thank you SMK! This is such a great tribute to this attraction and the history behind it! You're awesome!!! - IMissDisney  1117.0 #106 5-27-13 6:36AM Like(5)  Reply
๐Ÿ‘ Nice I didn't know that - mickeyat78  1075.6 #117 5-27-13 7:52AM
I didn't know about the turns! Fun info sir! Thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 5-27-13 12:53PM
Wonderful post and I love reading everyone's replies about SM memories. I love the ride but still cannot hold my arms up! - PrincessLeia  285.3 #857 5-28-13 12:01AM Like  Reply
Such a great post! Thank you so much :) - SarahJoshDisney  77.8 #3610 5-28-13 1:05AM Like  Reply
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5089.4 #13 DL Qual #6 5-25-13 9:58AM
Good morning! This busy day in Disney history, May 25th 1955: The Disney film "Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier, starring the great Fess Parker (As Davy Crockett) & Buddy Ebsen (as Georgie Russel), is released. An edited compilati  More...

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๐ŸŽถBorn on a mountaintop in Tennessee...๐ŸŽถ ๐ŸŽถDavy...Davy Crockett, King of the wild frontier! I remember watching the show. Fun memories! I'm pretty sure I saw Pinocchio that first year I was there at Christmas time with my whole family in 1983. I definitely remember that Mickey Mouse theater, too. Loved it, but I love Pinocchio more. So that was a good change. Thank you for another trip down memory lane, Duchess! ๐Ÿ˜˜ - MeridaFan  2818.9 #30 5-25-13 10:24AM Like(3)  Reply
Wow a triple play Duchess !! I remember reading somewhere that the demand was so high for coon skin hats that they sold out worldwide supply as a result of Davey Crocket mania - polo33  35.9 #4713 5-25-13 1:25PM Like(1)  Reply
Great post! I remember watching the movie in school. I am yet to visit the new island. Was just telling my minis I'd take them over there their next trip. - PixiePirateMaid  280.1 #894 5-25-13 10:29AM Like  Reply
I hadn't been there probably since I was a kid, until our visit back in March when we met up with a friend and her son and took the kids over there. They had a lot of fun! It's a great way for them to get their wiggles out and run round lรฎke maniacs! You should do it. - MeridaFan  2818.9 #30 5-25-13 10:35AM
Thanks so much for this duchess!! - missariel33  1077.9 #116 5-25-13 10:45AM Like  Reply
5089.4 #13 DL Qual #6 5-22-13 5:42PM
The winner of the 1st installment of the Re-Super-RAK is @HiddenMickeyFanatic for @sunshinegates !! Congrats! You have won: 1) 18 page coloring pad with 5 mess free markers. 2) Mickey & Minnie poster paint set. 3) Heroes coloring book 4)   More...

Yay! Thank you so much! To duchess and hiddenmickeyfanatic for adding me! - sunshinegates  627.0 #235 5-22-13 8:48PM Like(3)  Reply
Yay I'm so glad your girlies won this!!! Thanks Duchess for the RAK!!! - HiddenMickeyFanatic  1021.1 #129 5-22-13 8:57PM
Hooray!! Congrats to your mini(s)!! - DiamondInTheRough  336.1 #598 5-22-13 5:43PM Like  Reply
:) congrats! - piratelife4me  648.3 #225 5-22-13 9:03PM Like  Reply
Congrats!!! This is so great! - IMissDisney  1117.0 #106 5-22-13 11:40PM Like  Reply
5089.4 #13 DL Qual #6 5-22-13 6:35AM
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 22nd, 2008: The Indiana Jones Summer of Hidden Mysteries begins in Disneylandโ€™s Adventureland, the same day Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull opens in  More...

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Omg Tatum is going to get on Indiana for first time today!!!! - MarshaMouse  3503.4 #23 5-22-13 4:10PM Like(6)  Reply
How exciting!! Let us know how he likes it! - DiamondInTheRough  336.1 #598 5-22-13 4:15PM
He enjoyed it! - MarshaMouse  3503.4 #23 5-22-13 5:35PM
Good morning doll! I remember this event. It was so cool to see them up on a roof top. - LaPearleNoir  1107.7 #111 5-22-13 6:37AM Like  Reply
Me too! - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  544.4 #287 5-22-13 11:01AM
Hi sweetie! ๐Ÿ‘‹ Happy to hear it brought back fond memories! - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 5-22-13 4:08PM
I missed this! We didn't go to the parks that summer so this was very fun to read about, thanks!! Great photos too. Man...my 8 y/o loves Indy so much, this would be so exciting for him!! - MinnieMousewife  714.4 #194 5-22-13 11:03PM Like  Reply
Sad to have missed this before our more than one trip a year. - PrincessAuroraMomma  446.6 #394 5-23-13 11:01AM Like  Reply
5089.4 #13 DL Qual #6 5-21-13 11:57AM
I apologize for my tardiness, but I wanted to thank the wonderful people who donated to the MW raffle this past weekend! ALL of your donations were SO wonderful & creative! It's truly amazing to see how generous you all are! I'd also like  More...

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I agree!! So many generous donations! MWers are the most remarkable people!!! Also, donations in time, quality posts, and all you do to help MouseWait!!! Duchess, you are such a great part of MW too!!! Thank you!! - IMissDisney  1117.0 #106 5-21-13 12:55PM Like(3)  Reply
I feel like the luckiest of all! I found a majority of my closest friends on this app! (Like you) and I couldn't be more grateful! It's Admin who needs to be applauded, he created the most magical app ever! - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 5-21-13 1:14PM
You're just the best friend anyone could ever have! - IMissDisney  1117.0 #106 5-21-13 1:20PM
Rigged! Haha! I'm so glad you were so blessed this weekend! I couldn't think of a better person to receive all of these! - IDVandalSkipperCM  1895.6 #58 5-21-13 1:11PM Like(1)  Reply
::Giggles:: I knew someone would say that! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜œ Thanks doll! You're very sweet! - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 5-21-13 1:26PM
So fun!!! I can imagine your minis faces as you unpacked all the fun!!!! Congrats again SMK!!! ๐Ÿ˜˜ - PixiePirateMaid  280.1 #894 5-23-13 6:31PM Like  Reply
Loving the Disney quote! - Pollyanna702  215.8 #1603 5-23-13 7:32PM Like  Reply
5089.4 #13 DL Qual #6 5-21-13 7:51AM
Good Morning! This day in Disney history, May 21st, 1998: The NEW Disneyland Tomorrowland is unveiled after it was given a facelift. The Rocket Rods replaced the PeopleMover & Circle-Vision 360, Captain EO, & Mission to Mars attraction th  More...

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I love star tours and space mountain, but hoping someday they re do this land and make it more futuristic. - madsdad  1748.0 #62 5-21-13 8:13AM Like(1)  Reply
I have a feeling you aren't alone on this one. I'm thinking something like that would be at least another 2 year closure though. It would be really neat to see what imagineers would come up with! $$$$ - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 5-21-13 8:51AM
I totally agree!! - adisneyfamily  675.6 #213 5-21-13 8:59AM
I don't think I realized all of these changes happened at one time! I was in college and didn't go to DL that often during this time period I think. I really enjoyed reading this, thank you! I did go on the Rocket Rods once, after waiting almost 2 hours in line! ๐Ÿ˜ - MinnieMousewife  714.4 #194 5-21-13 9:07PM Like(1)  Reply
I attended the re-dedication.. It's always exciting to be a part of any special event at the Park. I still have my ears and a Tomorrowland mouse pad with Mickey dressed as an astronaut ... good times...! - carminaire  453.1 #386 5-21-13 4:44PM Like  Reply
That's so cool!! I'd love to see a pic of those ears & mousepad if you ever feel like posting one! - DiamondInTheRough  336.1 #598 5-21-13 5:07PM
I want to see them! - Picklez  29.8 #5058 5-21-13 5:32PM
I can still remember the rocket rods! It was such a cool ride! - BriarBeauty  104.2 #3250 5-21-13 7:59PM Like  Reply
Loved the look and feel and sound of that ride - MelodyMouse  2525.9 #36 5-21-13 8:48PM
Me too! Miss it! - BriarBeauty  104.2 #3250 5-21-13 8:58PM
5089.4 #13 DL Qual #6 5-17-13 1:49PM
Good afternoon! This day in Disney history, May 17th, 1964: Disney's Wonderful World of Color TV show airs the episode "Disneyland Goes to the World's Fair." Walt is shown working on a scene from the Progressland show along w/Wathel Roge  More...

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Thank you SMK! This is one of the great times in Walt's dream and vision of the park and a great moment in Disney History. Thanks for sharing all the memories with us. You're awesome! - IMissDisney  1117.0 #106 5-17-13 2:35PM Like(2)  Reply
oui oui, no no no no oui oui, no no no no oui oui, no no no no hahaha I wish I had watched this earlier.. thank you Duchess as always. These are full grown brontosauruses, now you see why the would not make good house pets. - GrumpyPirateDad  1549.5 #72 5-18-13 2:42AM Like(1)  Reply
I just loved the Wonderful World of Color TV show! Thanks for the good memories SMK! - debbiev  614.3 #245 5-17-13 3:23PM Like  Reply
I loved that TV show! Thanks for the info! - adisneyfamily  675.6 #213 5-17-13 3:40PM Like  Reply
5089.4 #13 DL Qual #6 5-15-13 11:36AM
Good morning! In celebration of TDunc55's birthday today, and as a special request, a double feature! This day in Disney history, May 15th, 1930: "The Cactus Kid", directed by Walt Disney, is released. Riding in on Horace, Mickey visits   More...

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I love Little Hiawatha! ๐Ÿ˜ - Miss-E-Mouse  1289.0 #87 5-15-13 11:43AM Like(1)  Reply
I do too! It's so cute. - DisneyGrandma  571.0 #270 5-15-13 12:11PM
Me too!! - rbeezy  699.0 #197 5-15-13 1:29PM
Thank you soooooo much. I really appreciate it. And thank you to all of the birthday wishes. - TDunc55  37.8 #4623 5-15-13 3:44PM Like(1)  Reply
Happy bday tDunc55! - missariel33  1077.9 #116 5-15-13 7:38PM Like  Reply
I love both of these and haven't seen them in forever!! Thank you Duchess, can't wait to have my kids watch tomorrow too. ๐Ÿ˜Š - MinnieMousewife  714.4 #194 5-15-13 8:35PM Like  Reply
5089.4 #13 DL Qual #6 5-14-13 9:37AM
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 14th,1958. The "Walt Disney Presents" TV series features episode 99 - "Magic Highway U.S.A." written & produced by Ward Kimball. A film teaching viewers about highway development. The first 4  More...

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No jet pack either. Ack! - Tom  5691.7 #10 5-14-13 9:39AM Like(1)  Reply
::pictures Tom suiting up in his jet pack for DL:: teehee. Maybe someday Sir! - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 5-14-13 9:45AM
Road trip! We sure have come a long way. I would choose the highway Slumber Bus from the startling idea board. From the experts more realistic future I choose the punch card automatic navigation system with synchronized scanning map in a highly specialized pleasure vehicle. I always enjoy the way Walt Disney Presents things. It is so nice of you to take the time and effort to share Disney history with us each day. Thank you, thank you and at least once more... Thank you Duchess! - GrumpyPirateDad  1549.5 #72 5-14-13 11:21AM Like(1)  Reply
Thanks for always posting such great info about Disney :-) - Goofnaround  11.2 #8064 5-14-13 5:33PM Like  Reply
Cool! - missariel33  1077.9 #116 5-14-13 11:31PM Like  Reply
5089.4 #13 DL Qual #6 5-13-13 1:17PM
Please forgive my sappiness for a moment while I share my magical Mother's Day! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’ It's unusual for me to be able to enjoy the parks w/my whole family. ThomasOmalley works A LOT but he renewed his AP yesterday! ๐Ÿ‘ He & our girls p  More...

Wow! Thanks for sharing the collage. Looks like it was just a perfectly magical Mothers Day afternoon. Hooray!!!! - GrumpyPirateDad  1549.5 #72 5-13-13 1:24PM Like(1)  Reply
Oh my goodness! what a wonderful day you all had! That is great that he renewed his AP :) So happy for such a beautiful day & mama.(great pics!) - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  3132.9 #26 5-13-13 1:29PM Like(1)  Reply
I'm so gล‚ad your day was so special. Thanks for sharing with us at home. See you this weekend. ๐Ÿ˜˜ - LaPearleNoir  1107.7 #111 5-13-13 10:19PM Like(1)  Reply
AWE! Thanks so much everyone! You all are very sweet! - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 5-13-13 9:40PM Like  Reply
5089.4 #13 DL Qual #6 5-13-13 8:38AM
Good Morning! This day in Disney history, May 13th, 1992. Disneyland's Fantasmic! - is officially dedicated in a 22-minute presentation in Frontierland. Making today it's 21st Anniversary! Shaun slater wrote an interesting article for Di  More...

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I love fantasmic!! My favorite part is the dancing monkeys!! Thank you! - Armenda  1116.3 #107 5-13-13 8:45AM Like(2)  Reply
Mine too..... Happy birthday!!!! - GrumpyPirateDad  1549.5 #72 5-13-13 9:57AM
Thank you! :) - Armenda  1116.3 #107 5-13-13 10:09AM
Yay! Happy dedication day to the coolest show ever! ๐ŸŽ‰ - ribidib  816.4 #168 5-13-13 8:43AM Like(1)  Reply
I still remember seeing fantasmic for the first time. Not everything can make you feel that way - Philliprocks  615.9 #242 5-13-13 11:47PM Like  Reply
I love THIS pic! โคMalificentโค - melissa_ficent  318.5 #678 5-14-13 12:47AM Like  Reply
5089.4 #13 DL Qual #6 5-12-13 6:49AM
Good morning & Happy Mothers Day to all the MW Mamas! This day in Disney history, May 12th, 1956. The Main Street Horseless Carriage begins operating @ Disneyland. It was the 1st vehicle to run w/out the use of horsepower, & I mean the   More...

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So cool! And Happy Mother's Day! Yes I've been on all the Main Street vehicles at one time or another! They certainly add to the charm of Main Street. My favorite has always been the Omnibus on the top level!!! So fun! I love the sounds of the motor and the horn of the cars going down the street. With the music, sights and sounds... That's what Main Street U.S.A. is all about! Thank you SMK! What a great part of Disney history! - IMissDisney  1117.0 #106 5-12-13 8:24AM Like(3)  Reply
Happy Mother's Day to all the MW moms out there! - turkeylegman  499.5 #332 5-12-13 6:53AM Like  Reply
Thank you! :) - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 5-12-13 8:00AM
Thank you - MeridasHair  346.5 #566 5-12-13 8:03AM
I've still never been on a Main Street vehicle.. one day! - Jenniferr  506.7 #325 5-13-13 4:05AM Like  Reply
Main St. Horseless Vehicles are great fun. Hope you had a fun Mother's Day. Thanks for the fun history. - Tealtownfan  851.6 #156 5-13-13 4:35AM Like  Reply
5089.4 #13 DL Qual #6 5-10-13 7:18AM
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 10th, 2012. Alice Davis is honored w/her own window on Main Street, U.S.A @ Disneyland park. Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs & Disneyland Resort President George A. Kalogridis pres  More...

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Great history as always SMK, I always enjoy reading these! - Admin Like(4)  Reply
๐Ÿ˜Š I'm so happy to have a place to share. I'm glad you enjoy these! - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 5-10-13 10:17AM
WOW!! Its been a year already?! I remember the coverage here in the lounge. Time is flying by wayyy too fast! - Armenda  1116.3 #107 5-10-13 9:50AM Like(1)  Reply
Right?! I'm feeling very ๐Ÿ‘ต like today. Lol - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 5-10-13 10:18AM
HAHA!! Oh goodness! - Armenda  1116.3 #107 5-10-13 10:58AM
Great post! You do such a great job everyday! - PixiePirateMaid  280.1 #894 5-10-13 9:52AM Like  Reply
How awesome - carminaire  453.1 #386 5-10-13 12:48PM Like  Reply
5089.4 #13 DL Qual #6 5-8-13 6:56AM
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 8th, 1930. "Frolicking Fish" , a Silly Symphony short directed by Burt Gillett, is released. The title tells it all here, until the festivities are interrupted by a "scary" octopus. To watch:  More...

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thanks! My kids were glued to the screen watching it just now. - rdaann  396.2 #468 5-8-13 7:00AM Like  Reply
Love to hear that! Thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 5-8-13 7:54AM
I love these early animations. I noticed the animators worked on synchronizing the music and sounds with the animation. This was such a new medium at the time and animators were often in unknown territories of drawing, art, and music. It's so cool to see how this developed into what became Disney animation. Thank you SMK for taking us back to another great day in Disney history!! - IMissDisney  1117.0 #106 5-8-13 7:09AM Like  Reply
From what i read, it marks a turning point in animation style. Beforehand, characters would start & stop almost mechanically. Norm Ferguson (one of the animators) developed a style where the characters never completely stopped, but when one part would stop another part would start moving, making the whole movement much more fluid. Disney liked the effect so much he made all the other animators study Ferguson's style. - Duchess_SMK  5089.4 #13 5-8-13 7:53AM
Oh thank you for that! Walt always looked for innovative techniques. he was a pioneer! You're a wealth of Disney knowledge! - IMissDisney  1117.0 #106 5-8-13 8:09AM
These are so fun to watch always! Thanks for another awesome history post Duchess! ๐Ÿ˜Š - MinnieMousewife  714.4 #194 5-8-13 6:01PM Like  Reply
The sea(horse) was my favorite in this one. Thanks for the link Duchess. - GrumpyPirateDad  1549.5 #72 5-8-13 6:40PM Like  Reply