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Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 (DL) 
Duchess_SMK
IG = "SweetMommaK". I LOVE Disney history, I try and write about it for MW everyday! Homeschoolin', Jesus lovin', Mama living in Temecula, Ca. Favorite things: (besides Disney History) Disney balloons (BOONS), Mary Poppins, POTC, the Dapper Dans!

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Duchess_SMK      DM
5550.9 #14 DL Qual #5 8-16-14 12:44AM
Good morning! This day in Disney history, August 16th, 1955: Dumbo the Flying Elephant opens in Fantasyland. Inspired by the 1941 animated feature   More...
Tagged in: Disney History  
Great read! Really enjoyed the information about the original concept with the pink elephants. Thank you for another fun history lesson! - Atora   1962.8 #58 8-16-14 5:31AM Like  Reply
Thanks sweetie!  So glad you enjoyed it! I was hoping @PinkElephants would see this post today and be extra happy. ๐Ÿ˜Š - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 8-16-14 10:56AM
Thank you for these hostoric view onto the past - evilemohand   153.8 #2492 8-16-14 5:43AM Like  Reply
Really happy you liked the post! Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 8-16-14 10:56AM
We used to ride Dumbo when the churros were little. Maybe it's time to ride again an get an elephant's eye view of Disneyland. Neat to see the video of how it evolved. The longest we've probably wait it is 20 minutes. Do they still give out the feather? - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint   3905.7 #23 8-18-14 6:57AM Like  Reply
They do still hand out feathers (with little bite marks all over them ๐Ÿ˜‚) - Spoonful_O_Sugar  518.6 #336 8-18-14 7:14AM
I think it depends on who's working because when we rode last trip they didn't hand out feathers. ๐Ÿ˜” my kiddos were bummed. Great views up there!  - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 8-18-14 8:02AM
Good Morning - Chumash28   948.0 #152 8-18-14 7:49AM Like  Reply
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5550.9 #14 DL Qual #5 8-9-14 12:43AM
Good morning! This day in Disney history August 9th, 1969: forty five years ago, the Haunted Mansion opened to the public in New Orleans Square!   More...
Tagged in: Attractions  Disney History  
My favorite ride! ๐Ÿ’œ ๐Ÿ‘  - luxkitty   1277.5 #98 8-9-14 12:45AM Like(2)  Reply
You have an awesome Mansion sticker collection! - WishIWereThere  244.7 #1272 8-9-14 7:07AM
Yay! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘ - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 8-9-14 9:07AM
Thanks for sharing! Loved reading this history. - DizneyGirl   568.7 #8 8-9-14 4:57AM Like(1)  Reply
Oh you're so welcome! Glad you enjoyed it! ๐Ÿ˜Š - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 8-9-14 9:07AM
a must every trip!!! even if it's the only thing we ride :) thank you so much for this awesome history on HM! - OhanaPhoto   3075.1 #31 8-10-14 10:13AM Like  Reply
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5550.9 #14 DL Qual #5 8-8-14 3:32PM
๐ŸŽถCasey Jr comin' down the track, comin' down the track with a smokey stack...๐ŸŽถ
๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜ - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint   3905.7 #23 8-8-14 3:33PM Like(1)  Reply
๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ‘ฏ - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 8-8-14 3:37PM
Great pic! ๐Ÿ˜ - jacdanfan   6373.8 #10 8-8-14 3:57PM Like  Reply
I feel like I'm riding on it!  Great picture, as always! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜˜ - MeridaFanHasNoAP   3248.0 #27 8-8-14 11:16PM Like  Reply
Dawe! What a great compliment! Thank you! xx - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 8-8-14 11:29PM
Don't be riding in my caboose lol - Chumash28   948.0 #152 8-9-14 5:56AM Like  Reply
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5550.9 #14 DL Qual #5 8-8-14 3:05PM
#live It's a beautiful day on the ROA! Stickers please!
- UTDISNEYFAMILY   1160.0 #113 8-8-14 3:09PM Like  Reply
Finally! I just needed to post this so badly!! - secretagentangel   1235.6 #101 8-8-14 3:10PM Like  Reply
Then this one was for you my dear! ๐Ÿ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 8-8-14 3:35PM
 Here you go - Winnie111286   841.5 #174 8-8-14 8:49PM Like  Reply
- RadiatorSprings4Ever   701.9 #219 8-8-14 9:43PM Like  Reply
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5550.9 #14 DL Qual #5 8-8-14 1:53PM
Lunch at the Carnation Cafe. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‹ Fried pickles x2 $11.98, Main Street cheeseburger $12.99, Kids Meal hamburger $8.49.
Tagged in: Food  
Looks good! I'm glad you and Miss Churro get to spend more time together.๐Ÿ˜˜ - debbiev   763.2 #200 8-8-14 2:18PM Like(1)  Reply
Thanks! It was brief but it was fun! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’— - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 8-8-14 4:19PM
Aww thanks! Wish we could have eaten together๐Ÿ˜‚. They were seated and enjoying their meal as we were waiting to be seated - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  3905.7 #23 8-8-14 4:24PM
mmm, fried pickles - my favorite. - Sleepingbeautysmom   294.0 #821 8-8-14 2:32PM Like(1)  Reply
๐Ÿ˜ mine too! I was craving them! ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿ˜น - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 8-8-14 4:44PM
Look at the cute little burger. It's so weeny. - AWholeNewWorld   285.5 #879 8-11-14 10:22AM Like  Reply
Looks yummy. . - flp27   14.9 #7208 8-11-14 10:49AM Like  Reply
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5550.9 #14 DL Qual #5 8-8-14 1:18PM
Day made! We met Oscar at the Carnation Cafe! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
โค๏ธHim , sweet guy! - mouselover79   108.0 #3239 8-8-14 1:18PM Like  Reply
Yay!! Sweet photo - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint   3905.7 #23 8-8-14 1:23PM Like  Reply
Thanks! Had to cut out littlest she was too busy coloring! ๐Ÿ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 8-8-14 2:05PM
๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜˜ - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  3905.7 #23 8-10-14 9:23AM
Another meet and greet with Chef Oscar! Love your mini's ears too! - RadiatorSprings4Ever   701.9 #219 8-9-14 12:00AM Like  Reply
So fun. We need to see if we can meet him next trip for my sons birthday. - keepmovingforward   78.9 #3654 8-10-14 9:28AM Like  Reply
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5550.9 #14 DL Qual #5 8-8-14 12:25PM
#live from the main gate of Disneyland! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Apparently it's "wear red or black day" hope you dressed accordingly! ๐Ÿ˜„ - BrerPam   102.4 #3325 8-8-14 1:04PM Like(4)  Reply
๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ excellent  observation! I however am a rebel and am wearing white with black polka dots ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜œ - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 8-8-14 6:48PM
Enjoy , another chance to meet gone ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ - pikarich   2607.6 #37 8-8-14 12:49PM Like  Reply
๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 8-8-14 2:06PM
dang - PrinceTeaJack   912.0 #160 8-8-14 3:11PM Like  Reply
Perfect for crowed surfing lol :) - Eeyorelvr   103.6 #3308 8-8-14 7:35PM Like  Reply
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5550.9 #14 DL Qual #5 8-8-14 8:22AM
A message from CHOC Walk in the Park: Taste of Downtown Disney® BenefitPlease join us on Thursday, August 14, 2014 as we taste a  More...
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Wow, 100% goes to choc. That's great. Eat, drink, and be charitable. - JenGwen323   1098.5 #128 8-8-14 8:47AM Like(2)  Reply
Right?! I love that it's a 100% fundraiser for Choc! Disney and that hospital seem to have quite the relationship! Wish I could go!  - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 8-12-14 7:34AM
@JenGwen323 will you  e attending? - missariel33  1393.7 #88 8-13-14 11:33AM
did anyone go tonight? - draven898   252.2 #1188 8-15-14 12:12AM Like(1)  Reply
Soooo   Did anyone go?!? - carminaire   505.4 #355 8-17-14 8:18AM Like  Reply
Did anyone go? - Boundin   497.5 #365 8-18-14 9:35PM Like  Reply
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5550.9 #14 DL Qual #5 8-6-14 10:46AM
Good morning! This day in Disney history, August 6th, 1961: 53 years ago today, The Flying saucers attraction opened in Tomorrowland! The sixty-four, single seat Flying Saucers were located near where  More...
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So if I say I remember this, will you still believe I'm only 29?  ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. This was one of my cousins' favorite ride. He always wanted to ride this.  - MeridaFanHasNoAP   3248.0 #27 8-6-14 12:21PM Like(1)  Reply
29?? I thought you were 28 this whole time. - Thumper13  352.7 #569 8-6-14 1:03PM
Darn autocorrect!!  28, it is!  ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ - MeridaFanHasNoAP  3248.0 #27 8-6-14 1:40PM
Been there, done that. Think I permanently broke the saucers so they had to take them out. Short ride, long wait. Somethings never change. - jacdanfan   6373.8 #10 8-6-14 5:18PM Like(1)  Reply
๐Ÿ˜‚ so we should all blame you?! Good to know!  - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 8-7-14 1:46PM
I still have fun on Luigi's, laughing the whole time, leaning this way and that, colliding..fun! - hearic   8.4 #10110 8-11-14 9:18AM Like  Reply
Well' I learned something new today. Thanks for educating me again! - DarthTinkerbell   93.6 #3446 8-11-14 11:12AM Like  Reply
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5550.9 #14 DL Qual #5 8-5-14 9:12AM
Good morning! This day in Disney history, August 5th,1967: Adventure Thru Inner Space officially opens to the public in Tomorrowland. (after it's July 29th press and soft opening)Adventure Thru In  More...
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Talking about adventure thru interspace. There are some disneyland historians Here at work to talk to us about this ride and the history about Tomorrowland. I'm geeking out at the moment. lol - VfxGenie   1504.4 #81 8-5-14 10:28AM Like(6)  Reply
Lucky!! - Linzee  793.2 #187 8-5-14 11:00AM
Long time no see @@VfxGenie ๐Ÿ‘‹ - dumbbunny  625.3 #266 8-5-14 1:31PM
Magnificationononononononon - Butterlina   1436.9 #86 8-5-14 9:18AM Like(1)  Reply
hahaha! I so heard that in my head! Hi butter! ::waves:: - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 8-5-14 10:01AM
When I was very small it terrified me. When I was a little older it was a great napping spot for overnight parties (Hospital Days, Electric Co. Days, we all had a friend who's parents worked for whatever the latest one was. Just a few dollars & very low crowds). Thanks Duchess! - ShariRenee   3911.6 #22 8-6-14 8:40AM Like  Reply
Cool story: We have that Omnimover blue print picture back stage at Mansion. - CM_Shadowgamer   2317.6 #46 8-11-14 7:52PM Like  Reply
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5550.9 #14 DL Qual #5 8-2-14 5:37PM
#Live from the Autopia queue! ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš™๐Ÿš—๐Ÿšฆโ›ฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜‚
๐Ÿšฆ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš•๐Ÿš“๐Ÿš™  No bumping! - DarthTinkerbell   93.6 #3446 8-2-14 5:50PM Like  Reply
Look at you with all your little people in cars going somewhere.๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš•๐Ÿš“๐Ÿš”๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿš•๐Ÿš— - secretagentangel   1235.6 #101 8-2-14 5:52PM Like  Reply
Looks like the 405! - secretagentangel  1235.6 #101 8-2-14 5:54PM
Too close to home for Californian commuters ... Lol. "NY too " - polo33   43.1 #4520 8-2-14 9:38PM Like  Reply
The weather looks beautiful tonight! It was nice there last night too, but we didn't have any rain. - 7mouskedoodles   348.3 #588 8-2-14 9:48PM Like  Reply
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5550.9 #14 DL Qual #5 8-2-14 4:41PM
#live from Main st USA. There are a few people here today. ๐Ÿ˜‚
You do realize they're all the for the meet up right - UTDISNEYFAMILY   1160.0 #113 8-2-14 5:20PM Like(2)  Reply
It's the biggest one yet! - LaPearleNoir  1172.8 #111 8-2-14 5:21PM
Oh I'm sure you're right! ๐Ÿ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 8-2-14 5:41PM
Yikes it's packed now! - goofygal   6313.4 #11 8-2-14 4:44PM Like  Reply
Just a few  - Linzee   793.2 #187 8-2-14 6:13PM Like  Reply
๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ - Plumiegirl   7743.7 #3 8-2-14 7:56PM Like  Reply
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Good afternoon! This day in Disney history, July 31st, 1955: The Casey Jr. Circus Train officially opens in Disneyland's Fan  More...
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Funny how I NEVER went on this when I was a kid and finally became a new favorite for my kids and I.  Thanks for the info.  - iloveprinceEric   253.2 #1178 7-31-14 2:08PM Like(1)  Reply
Same here!!! I am not sure why, but I never went on it, until I was over 30--now we ride it every trip! - Diz_Mel  77.0 #3687 7-31-14 8:06PM
Oh I'm so glad you have it a try! It really is fun! Thank YOU! Where's your favorite place to sit?  - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 7-31-14 9:07PM
Nice! - disneybob49   30.5 #5155 7-31-14 1:18PM Like  Reply
Thank you! - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 7-31-14 1:34PM
Rode it last week. First time in a long time and was able to convince my 6'0 son to ride it. He said we had to ride the bench type seats cause he wouldn't be comfortable in the cages. Such a cute ride. - Dizkid   348.7 #584 8-1-14 12:23PM Like  Reply
::giggles:: I don't blame him! I so agree! It's always a great time!  - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 8-2-14 7:41AM
Love CaseyJr! - goofygal   6313.4 #11 8-2-14 7:45AM Like  Reply
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5550.9 #14 DL Qual #5 7-18-14 2:35PM
Good afternoon! This day in Disney History, July 18th: Disneyland, Great Moments with Mr.Lincoln , The Red Wagon Inn (open since opening day), re-opens as the Plaza Inn and Splash Mountain all officially open to the g  More...
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From what I remember, wasn't Mr Lincoln already playing at the park and a second show was made for the Illinois pavillion for the '64 World's Fair, making it the only Disneyland attraction from the Worlds Fair to be playing on both coasts at the same time?  - BaseballMickey_CM   5882.1 #13 7-19-14 12:05AM Like(1)  Reply
It was vice versa. It opened here while it was still playing at the worlds fair. The fair lasted until October I believe.  - IDVandalSkipperCM  2059.0 #54 7-19-14 5:57AM
^^thank you ma'am! My you were up early! Baby doing okay today @IDVandalSkipperCM ?! - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 7-19-14 7:33AM
Also, wasn't while designing Lincoln's face, that the imagineer turned the mask inside out and realized it seemed like the eyes were following him, which then led to DL being the first to have an attraction (Haunted Mansion) with the faces that follow you as you walk by.  design by accident, I always think that is so cool!! - secretagentangel   1235.6 #101 7-19-14 1:17AM Like(1)  Reply
Yep. The illusion is that your mind can't process the light around the negative concaved shape so it compensates by telling you the item is moving instead of the lighting from which you're viewing. Disney actually owns a patent on this design if I recall. - CM_Shadowgamer  2317.6 #46 7-19-14 4:53AM
Thanks sectetagentangel! I just posted a pic of those guys from HM on Thursday! Thanks for your comment! ^^so cool! Thank you @CM_Shadowgamer ! I appreciate you adding to  that! You were up early too! Or was it really late??? ๐Ÿ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 7-19-14 7:42AM
Historically the opera house  thay now plays the Lincoln attraction was the first building built in disneyland and was used to house lumber and other supplies until it was turned into an attraction,  great moments with Lincoln has been in the park on and off from re time to time more when the 50th was around and replaced with the Walt disney story with Donald and Steve Martin,  then returned back to the Lincoln attraction again, it was funny the technology use for the animation is where so real people though that it was an actor playing on stage.  Yes love the fried chicken and if you didn't know you can buy the chicken and rolls a la cart or for the meal substitute the 3 pieces for 2 breastfeeding pieces, and for splash mnt based on song of the south which due to controversial story line will ever see the day of light someday, maybe , but a lot of the characters here especially in the show boat scene are from the old America sings attraction, plus the hardest hidden mickey is at the top of the main lift before you drop on the right side is 3 small pond holes in the shape of mickey - pikarich   2607.6 #37 7-18-14 11:43PM Like  Reply
I'm giggling at the "breastfeeding" typo. ๐Ÿ˜‚ thanks for adding allOf that pikarich! I actually hadn't read that it was the first building built on Main Street! Cool! Have a great day Sir!  - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 7-19-14 7:38AM
@pikarich ...not one, but TWO breastfeeding pieces. That's a good deal, right? - MickeyLumboCM  587.7 #288 7-19-14 3:48PM
Wasn't there also another story with Mr. Lincoln arriving late the World's Fair due to the baseball game? Also, the auctioning pirate in POTC now I think used to be a Lincoln AA too. If you look at the face and beard, it kind of looks like Lincoln.  - BaseballMickey_CM   5882.1 #13 7-19-14 11:38PM Like  Reply
I agree , he does look like Lincoln! - secretagentangel  1235.6 #101 7-20-14 12:52AM
Yep, the Auctioneer was the original Lincoln. - CM_Shadowgamer  2317.6 #46 7-20-14 1:18AM
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5550.9 #14 DL Qual #5 7-17-14 6:38PM
#Live waiting to board our doombuggie. Don't ya love how these guys follow ya? ๐Ÿ˜ณ #HauntedMansion
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Awesomeness !!!! - bonedaddy909   1086.1 #131 7-19-14 10:24AM Like(2)  Reply
Always silently judging you. - CM_Shadowgamer   2317.6 #46 7-17-14 7:49PM Like(1)  Reply
๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰ that's comforting! ๐Ÿ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 7-18-14 10:55AM
Person on left looks like a Schoolmarm ๐Ÿ˜‚ - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint   3905.7 #23 7-18-14 8:45AM Like  Reply
I can't lie, I had to google. "schoolยทmarmหˆskoอžolหŒmรค(r)m/nounNORTH AMERICANa schoolmistress (typically used with reference to a woman regarded as prim, strict, and brisk in manner)." Learn something new everyday! ๐Ÿ˜‚ thanks churro! ๐Ÿ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 7-18-14 10:59AM
Yes!!! A mean, scary one! - PrincessCindy  65.6 #3908 7-18-14 11:51AM
Can't wait to ride it next week. First time in a long time that we aren't there with the holiday overlay. Forgot what it looks like.  - Dizkid   348.7 #584 7-19-14 10:30AM Like  Reply
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5550.9 #14 DL Qual #5 7-17-14 3:36PM
A strawberry sundae from the Golden Horseshoe for my girls. $5.99 plus tax before AP discount. Ok, so I may have had a few bites...๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜‹
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๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹Hope you are feeling okay - RadiatorSprings4Ever   701.9 #219 7-17-14 3:48PM Like  Reply
I'm good! Just super hot! This baby boy in me adds a few degrees I think! ๐Ÿ˜‚ been having to take lots of shade and water breaks!  - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 7-17-14 3:56PM
๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑYou are having a boy! I love boys. You are going to have so much fun. Your girls are going to love it too! Yes, lots of rest! - RadiatorSprings4Ever  701.9 #219 7-17-14 4:21PM
add me pretty please! ;) - leopardditz2000   290.5 #842 7-17-14 3:52PM Like  Reply
::passes you a spoon:: ๐Ÿ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 7-17-14 4:29PM
Yummy!! - 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet   876.8 #166 7-20-14 10:52PM Like  Reply
Yes please. - Chumash28   948.0 #152 7-21-14 2:21AM Like  Reply
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5550.9 #14 DL Qual #5 7-17-14 12:02AM
Good Morning! This very special day in Disney history July 17th, 1955: Disneyland opens it's gates for the very first time! At 2:30pm today, 1955, ABC TV crews, and over 28,000 guests  More...
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Happy 59th Birthday Disneyland! Great post to remind of how it was. I cannot imagine ONLY 2 boats for the Jungle Cruise- glad they got a few more๐Ÿ˜‚. That pic of the chairs you mentioned, I liked the shades, above. Though at 101ยฐ, there does not look like much shade and back then, pretty sure the guests did not bring their CamelBaks. How frightening in Fantasyland๐Ÿ˜ฑ. That picture of the man trying to get his toddler, I can't place where that is but, goodness, BUSY! ย I think I would have been delighted with walking through the castle and Peter Pan's Flight. Thanks again and have a wonderful day at Disneyland!! ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ“… cool emoji with DLR's birthdate!! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint   3905.7 #23 7-17-14 6:20AM Like(3)  Reply
๐Ÿ˜ good morning churro! Oh how I wish you were down here today! ย 2 boats is cray cray! We couldn't even have a respectable meetup! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Those shades ARE cool huh? Yes, not many mature trees yet. Could you imagine wearing a ๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘  in that weather? ๐Ÿ˜– I think that pic with the toddler is outside the main gate, to the right where the stroller rental and kennel is today? Those look like ticket booths to me. Good choices for your "most excited" you're the only one who's answered my questions! Aโž• today! That is a cool emoji! Coincidence? I think not! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’— - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 7-17-14 7:55AM
Awesome post as usual SMK! Thanks for taking the time to do this, I never get tired of watching old YouTube videos of Walt and Disneyland! - Admin   7-17-14 10:10AM Like(1)  Reply
such an awesome day yesterday! happy birthday disneyland! - OhanaPhoto   3075.1 #31 7-18-14 8:30AM Like  Reply
Agreed!๐ŸŽ Still bummed I missed YOU though! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 7-18-14 11:23AM
If I could have gone, I would have gone straight to Peter Pan, because all he ever did was be out side, go on adventures and have fun! Plus his hat was my favorite๐Ÿ˜ŠThanks for all the great Disney history lessons๐Ÿ˜˜ @Duchess_SMK - MadameLeota   1660.9 #74 7-18-14 2:52PM Like  Reply
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5550.9 #14 DL Qual #5 7-15-14 6:57AM
Good morning! This day in Disney history, July 15th, 2005: Space Mountain reopens after a two-year refurb which started in April, 2003 and Turtle Talk with Crush opens in DCA. Space Mountains  More...
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Thank you so much for this post about Space Mountain!! I cried so hard when I watched it. I'm not sure if everyone is aware of the main reason why I absolutely love this attraction. Well hear it goes: My dad, who passed away in 2002, loved astronomy. He loved everything including the stars, planets, space shuttles. We would have never ending conversations about this subject. It was his passion. I continued to be passionate about it. My dad worked with the Space program at Collins radio. When I watched this and saw Niel Armstrong I really became emotional. My dad had met him. What an honor to meet such a great man!! Anyways, I don't have to tell you how much Space Mountain means to me. It is THE BEST ride in the universe!!!! Not only for the thrill, but it connects me to my dad!! I believe he loved Space Mountain as much as I did!! Anyways, I will especially make sure I ride it tonight in his honor!! Thanks again!! - Superspacemountainfan   68.0 #3853 7-15-14 3:45PM Like(5)  Reply
I like space mnt - pikarich  2607.6 #37 7-15-14 3:51PM
Thanks for sharing. - potatohead25  533.7 #323 7-15-14 6:56PM
First let me apologize for my lengthy 2 cents. Ok, so space mnt was closed and completely redone for the two years so it could reopen for Disneyland 50th anniversary, which it did have a soft opening 2 days before. the floor of space mnt was lowered about 20ft more for safety and earthquake safety and the tracks where redone 100 % to the original layout and the trains redone. lost was the glow in the dark trains and slowly some of the windows where closed from the then people mover track and other areas. the ride also got a new soundtrack and a special model was on display inside the opera house which showed the exact layout of space mountain.Did you know that every disneyl park has a space mnt attraction , which our is number 2 built after wdw and different in design and ride vechicles. our space mnt top speed can reach up to 35 mph and there use to be the biggest hidden mickey which is still there in the dark no longer shown but as you came out of the launch tunnel there was a huge 3 rock meteor and a blasted mickey carving on itbut you can only see it if you flash (not from me) of if the lights ever ome on and also as you climb the countdown ramp look on the right side wall and see a hidden donald made out of stars. Turtle crush seen it love it very fun and unpredictable which makes itso much fun and a great ac room indeed - pikarich   2607.6 #37 7-15-14 8:17AM Like(4)  Reply
Thanks @pikarich! ๐Ÿ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 7-15-14 9:31PM
Thanks again. - potatohead25   533.7 #323 7-15-14 6:57PM Like  Reply
Thank YOU! ๐Ÿ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 7-15-14 9:33PM
Thanks so much for this awesome history, really love reading them and watching the videos!!  I love Space and always have...I feel like it's such a classic Disney attraction!!  And we always love Turtle Talk and it's a nice break in there.  ๐Ÿข๐Ÿข - MinnieMousewife   731.6 #208 7-15-14 8:36PM Like  Reply
๐Ÿ‘‹hi darlin! So glad you enjoyed the videos! I agree, space is awesome! So nice and cool in turtle talk. It's a must do in DCA! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 7-15-14 9:34PM
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5550.9 #14 DL Qual #5 7-11-14 5:50PM
#live from Primeval World on the Fred Gurley! No flash I promise! ๐Ÿ˜Š
The Brontosaurus has been chewing the plant for a long time. - E-Ticket   1071.9 #134 7-11-14 6:12PM Like(3)  Reply
Maybe it's like jerkey? ๐Ÿ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 7-11-14 6:20PM
Great capture. Very nice๐Ÿ‘ - MickeyLumboCM  587.7 #288 7-11-14 9:58PM
My sons favorite part of the train ride! - evilemohand   153.8 #2492 7-11-14 6:02PM Like  Reply
Favorite part of the Circle Tour. - Winnie111286   841.5 #174 7-11-14 6:17PM Like  Reply
This is a MUST every visit for our Dinosaur loving 11 year old!  - DisneyPiratePrincess   42.9 #4526 7-11-14 9:59PM Like  Reply
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#live again from Main Street USA! Sorry folks, I can't go to DL and not post a boon pic! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿ’—
๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint   3905.7 #23 7-11-14 5:14PM Like  Reply
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5550.9 #14 DL Qual #5 7-11-14 4:32PM
#live from pirates! Smells so good in here! Who's comin' along this trip? I'll hold the boat!
I wish I was there - Chumash28   948.0 #152 7-11-14 4:37PM Like  Reply
I wish!!! Your pic makes me feel the anticipation of a great ride!!! - PrincessCindy   65.6 #3908 7-11-14 4:56PM Like  Reply
You always leave the best comments! ๐Ÿ˜˜ thank you!  - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 7-11-14 5:29PM
I would, in a heartbeat !!! - Lyssa2012   187.9 #2000 7-11-14 9:05PM Like  Reply
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It's dole whip time! And yes, I got a souvenir cup too! ๐Ÿ˜ let's see those stickers please!
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๐Ÿ˜‚ why the face palm?  - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 7-11-14 5:23PM
๐Ÿ—ฟโœ‹     - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint   3905.7 #23 7-11-14 8:09PM Like  Reply
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5550.9 #14 DL Qual #5 7-11-14 3:14PM
#live from Mickey and the Magical Map!
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Great show a MUST see for anyone who hasnt seen it yet! - evilemohand   153.8 #2492 7-11-14 5:22PM Like(1)  Reply
- PrincessCindy   65.6 #3908 7-11-14 3:19PM Like  Reply
Love this picture! - PrincessCindy  65.6 #3908 7-11-14 3:20PM
Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 7-11-14 3:21PM
Love this show! - keepmovingforward   78.9 #3654 7-11-14 9:15PM Like  Reply
I got to see this yesterday and it makes me cry everytime! - RadiatorSprings4Ever   701.9 #219 7-11-14 10:41PM Like  Reply
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#live The Fred Gurley is running today! The oldest of all the Disneyland Railroad steam engines! It joined Disneylands fleet on March 28th, 1958. But this engineโ€™s 120-years old! Named after Fred G. Gurley, who was president of the Sa  More...
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This day in history.. Tee hee. Thanks for the history ๐Ÿ˜˜ - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint   3905.7 #23 7-11-14 5:28PM Like(1)  Reply
I was ecstatic to see the Fred Gurley running last Saturday.  The Fred Gurley was out of service since the beginning of June because of a broken axle.    - ckholliday   251.0 #1197 7-11-14 5:58PM Like(1)  Reply
Had a feeling you may like this post! I know you love the trains! ๐Ÿ˜Š I was happy to see Fred out too!  - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 7-11-14 6:16PM
We rode it last Saturday and my son said, why is the train different.  He didn't like it as much.  I just shared with this history lesson you posted and now he likes it more than the other one.  Thank you @Duchess_SMK - potatohead25  533.7 #323 7-11-14 8:51PM
Love the history behind this train and if course the beautiful picture! - RadiatorSprings4Ever   701.9 #219 7-11-14 10:42PM Like  Reply
I always was curious about who Fred was?Thanks :) - bonedaddy909   1086.1 #131 7-12-14 9:53AM Like  Reply
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#Live from Main St USA! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Clop, clop, clop, clop: I can hear the horse just looking at this!  Is it weird that I grew up riding horses, but whenever I hear hooves in real life, I automatically think of Main Street?  ๐Ÿ˜‚ - Spoonful_O_Sugar   518.6 #336 7-11-14 1:49PM Like(2)  Reply
Not weird at all! I love it! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ‘ - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 7-11-14 4:35PM
Looks like a great day to be there. - SafariSkewerJessica   1189.7 #109 7-11-14 12:58PM Like  Reply
I wish I was there right now! Great photo! - prncsscndy  5.7 #0 7-11-14 12:59PM
Beautiful view of our magical place. - RadiatorSprings4Ever   701.9 #219 7-11-14 10:43PM Like  Reply
 Like this shot - evilemohand   153.8 #2492 7-16-14 7:59AM Like  Reply
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5550.9 #14 DL Qual #5 6-28-14 9:20AM
Hello! As Co-Captain this year, I’m proud to announce MouseWait, for the 5th year, will have a official CHOC walk team! “MouseWaiters for CHOC”! We are looking for MouseWaiters that would like to join Coaster and I  More...
I heard that @pikarich has agreed to pull the mouse wait team through the parks as we sit in our red wagons - friendlymouse   714.0 #214 8-5-14 7:09PM Like(2)  Reply
Bhahahahah! Sounds lovely!  - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 8-6-14 7:16AM
Dressed as Olaf, right? - MeridaFanHasNoAP  3248.0 #27 8-6-14 7:50AM
I'm registered ๐Ÿ˜„ - DebbyMouse7531   427.4 #15 8-5-14 8:55PM Like(1)  Reply
Welcome to the team!  - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 8-6-14 7:16AM
I'm registered and looking forward to meeting more of you there.  - PrincessTianna   217.5 #1616 8-5-14 10:07PM Like  Reply
Awesome! Welcome! Can't wait to meet you! ๐Ÿ‘ - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 8-6-14 7:17AM
We have a pretty good size team going this year.  - Chumash28  948.0 #152 8-8-14 10:49AM
Registered earlier today :) - Willierose   1951.9 #61 8-18-14 4:18PM Like  Reply
I'm excited, we have a good sized team & I'm glad to see it continually growing - UTDISNEYFAMILY  1160.0 #113 8-18-14 4:29PM
Awesome.  Team keeps growing and so does our total. Go team Mousewaiters for CHOC - Chumash28  948.0 #152 8-18-14 4:33PM
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5550.9 #14 DL Qual #5 6-27-14 5:26PM
#live just caught the Ward Kimball as it was leaving the station. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿš‚
Great picture โ€“ I love catching the train above, like that ๐Ÿ˜Š - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint   3905.7 #23 6-27-14 5:31PM Like  Reply
Thanks! I was bummed I missed one of his "L"s couldn't get my phone outta my pocket fast enough! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-27-14 5:34PM
๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘‹ - RatalouieNFranguini   100.6 #3346 6-27-14 6:40PM Like  Reply
Oooh nice catch!! ๐Ÿš‚ - adisneyfamily   680.4 #230 6-30-14 9:09AM Like  Reply
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5550.9 #14 DL Qual #5 6-27-14 4:23PM
#live from NOS!
It looks like a beautiful day! - Thumper13   352.7 #569 6-27-14 5:03PM Like  Reply
It really is!! ๐Ÿ˜ - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-27-14 5:08PM
It doesn't look as crowd index would have you believe. Thanks for the live Dland update.  - grumpypapa   1915.2 #63 6-27-14 5:06PM Like  Reply
It's not bad IMO. longest wait was 20 mins for potc. ๐Ÿ˜ - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-27-14 5:09PM
Perfect weather too! Enjoy! - RadiatorSprings4Ever   701.9 #219 6-27-14 10:07PM Like  Reply
Pretty picture! Hope you are having fun!!! - Boundin   497.5 #365 6-27-14 10:52PM Like  Reply
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5550.9 #14 DL Qual #5 6-27-14 3:45PM
#live ::takes a big whiff:: ๐Ÿ‘ƒ oh yeah! I missed this! Who wants to come aboard?
I do.  - chads018   48.5 #4336 6-27-14 3:46PM Like  Reply
We'll come on then! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-27-14 4:31PM
Let's go! - PrincessCindy   65.6 #3908 6-27-14 3:55PM Like  Reply
::taps foot:: waiting! ๐Ÿ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-27-14 4:32PM
You'd make a good captain! - PrincessCindy  65.6 #3908 6-27-14 7:45PM
me me me! - OhanaPhoto   3075.1 #31 6-28-14 11:04AM Like  Reply
Me, as soon as we get home - Winnie111286   841.5 #174 6-28-14 11:05AM Like  Reply
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5550.9 #14 DL Qual #5 6-27-14 3:28PM
#live from The Enchanted Tiki Room! The perfect place to enjoy a dole whip on this warm day!
That's my favorite part of the show ๐Ÿ˜ƒ - Bassplayerswife   136.0 #2766 6-27-14 3:29PM Like(1)  Reply
Well then I took this pic for you! ๐Ÿ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-27-14 3:34PM
Thank you. Your so sweet. ๐Ÿ˜Š - Bassplayerswife  136.0 #2766 6-27-14 3:38PM
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#Live from LittlestSweets favorite! A mandatory requirement every trip! ๐Ÿ˜ stickers please!
Nice pic!  - chads018   48.5 #4336 6-27-14 2:14PM Like  Reply
Thank you!  - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-27-14 3:35PM
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Hi @debbiev! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-27-14 3:36PM
Stroller parking was my thought - E-Ticket  1071.9 #134 6-27-14 4:19PM
Congratulations! ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿผ Hope you are having fun!!! - Boundin   497.5 #365 6-27-14 6:48PM Like  Reply
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Live from Autopia! No I'm not texting and driving! My littlest is driving. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘‹
Probably be safer if you were the one texting and driving ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ - ribidib   1145.5 #116 6-27-14 4:14PM Like(3)  Reply
::holds my neck:: you just may be right about that one! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘‹ - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-27-14 5:12PM
๐Ÿ‘ - MickeyLumboCM   587.7 #288 6-27-14 1:39PM Like  Reply
๐Ÿ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-28-14 6:51AM
๐ŸŒฒโ˜๏ธ - RadiatorSprings4Ever   701.9 #219 6-27-14 4:26PM Like  Reply
Nice sticker/emoji usage! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-28-14 6:50AM
Be careful of that belly :) - Chumash28   948.0 #152 6-28-14 6:50AM Like  Reply
Oh you and my belly! ๐Ÿ˜‚  I'm only 17 weeks! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-28-14 6:56AM
I'm a big newborn baby fan. :) - Chumash28  948.0 #152 6-28-14 6:57AM
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Live from Main St USA! It's not everyday you see a horse not pulling anything in Disneyland. ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿด
This is how they get the new horses ready to walk on Main Street. This is so these beautiful creatures will be use to all the sights and sounds of Main Street, USA. Y'all were lucky to see this .. - Lyssa2012   187.9 #2000 6-27-14 5:38PM Like(2)  Reply
Oh awesome! Thanks for explaining that! I didn't think it was a everyday thing! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-27-14 5:43PM
I've never seen this before !!! Sooo cool. Love the horses sooooooo much!!!! - carminaire   505.4 #355 6-27-14 3:54PM Like(1)  Reply
Oh good! I was thinking it was just me! ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜Š - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-27-14 4:29PM
We saw this the other day I wonder if they are training the horse for the crowds and path - E-Ticket   1071.9 #134 6-27-14 4:31PM Like  Reply
Article and picture in the orange co Register today stating that "Bugs is being trained and getting acclimated to the surroundings with a guided walk around the area"... - carminaire   505.4 #355 6-28-14 3:41PM Like  Reply
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Good morning! This day in Disney history, June 23rd, The Skyway to Fantasyland and Skyway to Tomorrowland opens. Along with The Enchanted Tiki Room and the re-themed Tarzans Treehouse.1956:  More...
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Disney should hire you to be their historian.  - WishIWereThere   244.7 #1272 6-23-14 5:24PM Like(2)  Reply
::giggles:: how kind of you to say! They have people that run their blogs that are way more knowledgable then me. I just enjoy researching. ::whispers:: if you're reading this Disney, don't get me wrong, I wouldn't turn down a job offer. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜˜  - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-24-14 6:47AM
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I always love your post! Thanks for sharing - BriarBeauty   117.0 #3073 6-24-14 8:41AM Like  Reply
I loved the skyway. I'm pretty sure it's my cousin's fault it was closed and removed. He would get a little box of rock candy and throw it at people. If he ran out of candy he would try and spit on people. My favorite part of the tiki room is when the ladies drop down and have us sing along. Unless Maynard's there then his intro is my favorite part of the show. I liked the Swiss tree but kids don't know of the movie or the book so it makes since to change it to Tarzan. I think it's a good change and lots of fun. - Bassplayerswife   136.0 #2766 6-24-14 10:20AM Like  Reply
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Good morning! This day in Disney history, June 17th, 2008: Toy Story Midway Mania! has it's official grand   More...
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great post , the longest i waited for this is 60 minutes lol on . the cms do a great job with an average of 40 minutes but 60-90 is ok on busier days.at first i thought fasspass would be great but do a low capacity and 2 vechicles load would make the stand-by line even longer.i have been able to hit over the 300,000 mark with my arm being super soar lol,mr.potatoe head is advance tech too as cameras are able to point out guest to in interact with.the ride had an upgrade when toy story 3 came out replacing the boo-peep pop ballons. throughout the ride are easter eggs that if you trigger correctly will open up higher point targets.the inside of the ride is a tribute to alot of classic board games and others. for japans version when the ride first opened pics where on social medias showing the wait time at 8 and 10 hr long.one fun fact i found in a toy story mania documentary is on the ring toss game it was modified quickly. the original game was programmed to act like real ring toss making it harder to land the rings on the targets, the change was to give the targets a magnetic pull around them making it way easier to land on them. - pikarich   2607.6 #37 6-17-14 9:15AM Like(2)  Reply
You always add so much to my posts! Thanks pikarich! ๐Ÿ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-18-14 6:34AM
I love this ride, thank you for your post. I wish so much, it would be a shorter wait time though!  - FrankenweenieVelinee   1126.1 #121 6-17-14 9:40AM Like  Reply
Me too!!id get to enjoy it much more often!  - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-18-14 6:34AM
This surely is one of my fav rides in DCA. The queue is great with Mr.PotatoHead as the barker. And thank goodness they put those umbrellas up- we used to have to just stand in the sun๐Ÿ”ฅ. I don't recall any of that opening day attraction stuff, as we were there. I just remember being in line near Ariel's Grotto and the line no longer moving. We sat down in our spots and waited. After some time, we were finally told the ride had broken down. Then the  line moved again, and stopped. It was really hot that day on the Pier and finally we decided to call it a day after waiting in line for 3 hours. Lesson learned that day, for sure... Go find something else to do and come back later๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š thanks Duchess ๐Ÿ˜˜ - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint   3905.7 #23 6-19-14 6:40AM Like  Reply
Oh yes! That's right they didn't used to have those 'S! Wow! 3 hours then being told it was broken, now THAT's a bummer! Yes! I couldn't wait that long for anything. I'd have to come back. Especially with kiddos! Thank YOU churro! ๐Ÿ‘ฏ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’— - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-19-14 7:19AM
This is one of my favorites! It would be fabulous to have shorter wait times. However, a 60min. isn't too bad because the line is constantly moving. The bad part is the stinky smell from the plants. My favorite part of the ride is Ham's and the army men. There is just something exciting about being able to throw eggs and break plates! Once again, thanks for the wonderful post.  - Bassplayerswife   136.0 #2766 6-19-14 7:37AM Like  Reply
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Good morning! This day in Disney history, June 15th, 1957: Don DeFore's Silver Banjo Barbecue restaurant opens in Frontierland. The very first grad night is held in 1961. Club 33 ope  More...
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What a fun filled history post! So many wonderful attractions opened and such changes around the Parks! A mere nickel for a bag of Fritos! mmm! I like that! It would be pretty incredible to hear Aunt Jemima singing to me whilst I ate Mark Twain buckwheat pancakes. I wonder what songs were in her line up? The prices at The Silver Banjo, a place I had not heard of, look pretty tempting โ€“ I'll take the spareribs plate and a lemonade๐Ÿ‹ bc I see they do not offer Coke๐Ÿ˜‚. That picture of the Grad kids rubbing their feet is pretty funny and I agree, I'm sure her feet hurt a bit more than his- but gosh the way they are dressed is sooo๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜!! I also like the snuggle Matterhorn picture... Not sure how easy that was to do with a blazer on๐Ÿ˜‚. I really wish that our high school would have offered it, I definitely would have gone to the grad night and wore probably something totally 80s- maybe pastel dress?? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.  I really like the outfit and pillbox hat on the lady standing next to the Club33 door. So classy. I have never been to Club 33- I would love to see the inside for my loveโค๏ธ of history, take in the view on the balcony of NOS and ROA, and perhaps enjoy the food๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š (I will just bet that the salmon was delicious โ€“ you know I love it, too๐Ÿ‘ฏ) When I first heard that DCA was going to be made over, I wasn't quite sure because I was so saddened to see the CALIFORNIA letters come down. We always enjoyed taking photos next to the initials of our little churros. When we finally did go to DCA, for the first time, I had tears rolling down my face because of the beauty and how it just looked like it *belonged*.  I was lucky to eat at the Carthay, a year ago, with some wonderful MWers at the Reunion Weekend in the Snow White room. What a spectacular place that was- and so full of detail. As for favorite dish, I'm not sure-I just took it all in, but those cheese biscuits SURE were tasty๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ LOVE your collage! You and the girls look so cute and they are so little! Thank you very much for such a great history post ๐Ÿ˜˜ - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint   3905.7 #23 6-15-14 7:57AM Like(3)  Reply
So sorry for the late reply! yesterday was super busy! Thank you so much for taking the time to answer all my questions my sweet friend! Spareribs and lemonade! ๐Ÿ˜Š good choice! I just knew you'd love those grad night pics! They really are cute huh? Lol, that blazer did look quite snug! You would have looked so cute in that pastel dress! I hope you get to go to club 33 someday soon! Everyone should get to experience it at least once! Mmm yes!Salmon is our fav! ๐Ÿ‘ฏ what sweet memories you shared about your churros! Thank you for that! I agree those busquits are ๐Ÿ’ฃ! ๐Ÿ˜‹ thanks again! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’— - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-16-14 5:28AM
Thanks again Duchess for such an awesome post.  Thoserestaurants you mentioned were before my time.  I had never even heard of them, but I love the prices.  Haven't had the pleasure of club 33.  Maybe when I win the lottery.   Lol.  As for grad nites I think they were more special back then.  Dressing up makes it a glorious occasion and having the park open all night just for Grads was awesome.  I don't like The way they do it now.  It takes away all the special glory of an all night celebration just with other grads.  Now, it is set up as just a trip to Disneyland.  Lastly, Carsland is a great addition.  However, my most favorite addition is Buena Vista street.  Love the Trolleys, jazz, and rag time dancers.  Character outfits are also very cute!  Thanks again for the wonderful post and good luck with that little bun in the oven that you think may be a trouble maker.  :). My son is 10 now and he was a trouble maker from the start of conception.  However, I love him with all my heart and he keeps me laughing and on my toes.  Lol. :) - potatohead25   533.7 #323 6-15-14 10:10AM Like(1)  Reply
My sincere pleasure! So happy you enjoy them! I agree! I love those prices too! ๐Ÿ˜‚you don't need to win the lottery, just need to be invited! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‰ I bet you'll get to go someday you watch! I a also agree with you about the grad nights! The dressing up part made it more fun and special! I could live on BVS if they let me! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Love the time period and the music! Thank you so much for the well wishes for my little man on the way! I've accepted the challenge of the trouble maker, hubby's a red head, and all my kiddos are usually born red, you know what that means. ๐Ÿ˜‚ thanks again for your reply! ๐Ÿ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-16-14 5:34AM
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Can't sleep so....Good morning! This day in Disney history, June 14th, 1958 Alice in Wonderland opened in Fantasyland. In addition, in 1959: three major attractions were christened!  The  More...
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So. Much. Awesomeness in this post!!! I LOVE Alice!! My fave scene is the dancing cards. It makes me kinda dizzy (in a good way) The monarail what fun it was to ride in the front on my very first Disneyland trip! The Matterhorn used to scare the bajeZies outta me as a kid. Now it just is painful to ride. ๐Ÿ˜ข  The subs! In all their Mermaid glory (wish they had been around in the 80's) I only remember the sea monster in this ride, and it smelling like urine ๐Ÿ˜ž. What a great day in history for our beloved park!!!  - PixiePirateMaid   293.0 #835 6-14-14 6:33AM Like(1)  Reply
Thanks so much for taking the time to answer all my questions! It's not often people do that! I agree about the Matterhorn I can't ride it anymore either with my bad back. It is sad. ๐Ÿ˜” The mermaids were pretty neat huh! ๐Ÿ˜ the smell memory though....๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜‚ Indeed, a huge day for Disneyland!! - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-14-14 7:52AM
This is an amazing history post--I loved the part about Meredith Willson. Thanks for taking the time to put these articles together, I know it takes forever to put together things like this! - Admin   6-16-14 3:59PM Like(1)  Reply
Sorry for the late reply and bump, but, not going to not respond to something so kind. ๐Ÿ˜Š I can't lie, this one took me about a week. ๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ™ˆ so happy so many enjoyed it though! Made it totally worth it! That 76 trombone story will never leave my mind. Can't wait to walk down Main Street and think about that! Thank YOU Admin!  - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-17-14 9:13AM
As always...another fantastic post!! - DisneyDavidEMT   1542.9 #80 6-14-14 11:23PM Like  Reply
Thanks so much Sir! ((hugs)) - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-15-14 5:03AM
I am not a crook. โœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜œ - Tom   6408.4 #9 6-14-14 11:36PM Like  Reply
bhahahhaahahahah! - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-15-14 4:51AM
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Good morning! This day in Disney history, June 6th, 1952: "Susie, the Little Blue Coupe" directed by Clyde Geronimi, is released by RKO. A  More...
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Although I was not born yet when this came outโ€ฆ I still remember watching it as a little kid and I still love that cartoon to this day. Thanks for the nostalgic view into the past, and may all Disney fans enjoy this forever! - DisneyDavidEMT   1542.9 #80 6-6-14 9:34AM Like  Reply
It's a great one huh? Thank YOU for always supporting my posts! ((Hugs))  - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-7-14 2:28AM
I always liked this one. The Bill Peet/Disney cartoons are always great. I was showing a few of them to my boys not too long ago. They really need to make a Bill Peet collection on disc - philliprocks   764.7 #198 6-6-14 9:51AM Like  Reply
That's a great idea! ๐Ÿ“ you should write a letter, to who I don't know but someone should! ๐Ÿ˜Š - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-7-14 2:29AM
I remember this short. Love how it served as an inspiration for Cars. I did not know that! Now I know why I love this short. Makes me cry just like the movie did.  - RadiatorSprings4Ever   701.9 #219 6-6-14 9:25PM Like  Reply
Makes me cry every time too! But happy tears! Hope you have a great weekend ma'am! ๐Ÿ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-7-14 2:31AM
Oh, this is the sweetest cartoon! My sister and I were always so excited when it came on!  Did not know that it served as inspiration for Cars--great piece of trivia! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘ - Spoonful_O_Sugar   518.6 #336 6-7-14 8:15AM Like  Reply
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Good morning! This day in Disney history,  June 5th,1930: Disney's Silly Symphony cartoon "Arctic Antics" is released. "Arctic Antics" Directed by Bu  More...
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Love it thanks - pikarich   2607.6 #37 6-5-14 8:47AM Like  Reply
๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘‹ - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-5-14 3:22PM
That was a really cute Silly Symphony! Yes, he did look just like Mickey!!! ***Spoiler:: that poor walrus got no love till his solo๐Ÿ˜‚ I loved how when the seal threw him a fish, he caught it, then the fish looks out his mouth, draws the walrus' whiskers like they're ย curtains๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ so cute, so simple, yet so funny. Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜˜ - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint   3905.7 #23 6-5-14 9:00AM Like  Reply
So well done and made 84 years ago! Really glad it made you smile! Walrus whiskers as curtains. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’— - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-5-14 3:25PM
Phew, finally a post where I don't have to say I haven't been there or tried that yet - UTDISNEYFAMILY   1160.0 #113 6-5-14 2:35PM Like  Reply
๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ don't have to add anything else to you list for now... ๐Ÿ“ you're going to be busy next trip!  - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-5-14 3:43PM
Thank you for this! What a cute toon!  - PixiePirateMaid   293.0 #835 6-5-14 4:46PM Like  Reply
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5550.9 #14 DL Qual #5 6-4-14 9:24AM
Good morning! This day in Disneyland history, June 4th: Disneylands Sailing Ship Columbia is officially christened on the ROA and Bengal BBQ opens in Adventurland!  In 1958  More...
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Awesome post as usual! - Admin   6-4-14 10:15AM Like(2)  Reply
Thanks ! - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-4-14 10:25AM
::whispers:: i have never been on the Columbia. Not really a reason why, just never have. **adds to list* as forย  Bengal BBQ---LOVE๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ i enjoy getting the bacon wrapped asparagus, a chicken skewer, a pretzel and I believe they have one of the better values for fresh cut up fruit(with that much food, I share) AND... It's the only place that I know of where you can get a pretzel and use your AP to get a discount(there maybe other places but I don't know. maybe I need another trip there๐Ÿ˜œ) thanks Duchess! Hope to eat Bengal BBQ with you again SOON!! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint   3905.7 #23 6-4-14 7:55PM Like(1)  Reply
๐Ÿ˜ณ we are so going on the Columbia in August  then k? I think that's exactly what we both ordered last time we are there together except I got the cream cheese pretzel and you got the regular! ๐Ÿ˜‚ I never thought about the ap discount on the pretzel! Great tip mamas!  - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-4-14 8:19PM
Yesss! We will do this! But when you gave me a sample of your pretzel... ๐Ÿ˜ - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  3905.7 #23 6-4-14 8:29PM
always love your posts! it's like i'm back at school without the stress :) - OhanaPhoto   3075.1 #31 6-5-14 8:29AM Like  Reply
๐Ÿ˜‚and learning about something we like! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  3905.7 #23 6-7-14 6:10AM
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5550.9 #14 DL Qual #5 6-3-14 8:34AM
Good morning! This day in Disney history, June 3rd, 2011: Disneyland officially launches the new renovated Star Tours (Star Tours- The Adventures Continue) and The Little Mermaid Ariel’s Undersea Adventure officiall  More...
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SUPER spoiler; there are KEY WORDS in the ride that will predict what scene you will get. To get Vader as your start scene listen to these when the ride start: Star Tours 1401 you are cleared for departure,  C-3po โ€œ 1401 thatโ€™s us we cant take off the captain isnโ€™t on boardโ€ and to get the security droid listen to this โ€œ Star tour 1401 you are cleared for departure initiate auto takeoff sequence, c-3po โ€œwhatโ€ , computer- auto take off initited , c-3po โ€œr2-d2 whats going on here we are not ready for takeoff the captain isnโ€™t on board yet. The verbiage is very similar but has slight changes THATโ€™S how you know. Im not going to reveal anymore but will give you this hint the other changes in words are before r2 makes the jump to lighspeed and regardless of whose hologram you get itโ€™s the verbiage that c-3po says right after that tells you your final scene. and this is before the screen comes down other way is after the screen comes down if you see the millennium falcon then you know you will not get vader. Want to have a greater chance to be the rebel spy? after you sit down try and look forward and still as they need to quickly take a pic this from being selected 5 times already. my fav destination is the death star  - pikarich   2607.6 #37 6-3-14 9:25AM Like(5)  Reply
Thanks for all of that @pikarich! ๐Ÿ˜Š - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-4-14 7:28AM
The new Star Wars is just a perfect reflection of what can be done to update and modernize a ride to make it more enjoyable. This was 100% hit. I guess the "Force" was with them. Thank you very much for this.  - Midasgold   562.7 #301 6-3-14 8:59AM Like  Reply
I whole heartily agree my friend! Such a phenomenal attraction!  Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-3-14 9:10AM
I remember how excited my husband was to try this ride. We didn't go until November but the lines were still pretty long. We were expecting a 2 hour wait.  - TrueFromOzLovesDisney   443.5 #420 6-4-14 1:13AM Like  Reply
My hubby loves this attraction too! It's a must do for him every trip!  - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-4-14 7:29AM
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5550.9 #14 DL Qual #5 6-2-14 10:00AM
Good morning! This day in Disney history, June 2nd, 2011:   More...
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I can't believe it's been 3 years already! - Armenda   1135.4 #118 6-2-14 10:25AM Like(1)  Reply
Right?! Time is flying by! - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-3-14 6:55AM
Did they put cerominy opening together last minute. I'm just surprised they didn't add fish crops and more costume for it. I'm glad they added this to DCA. I never came to DCA until the park started changing . Thank you for sharing. - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}   662.9 #241 6-2-14 10:28AM Like  Reply
Oh I have no idea? I thought it was pretty entertaining. ::shrug:: They really have made vast improvements over there haven't they? Thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-3-14 6:56AM
Hi Duchess!!  Hope you had a "magnificent monday".  I absolutely love this attraction. My favourite part has to be Ariel singing "Part of Your World", as that song is just so great. Thanks again for another brilliant post and have a "Terriffic Tuesday".   :D - RapunzelledColey   51.2 #4254 6-3-14 4:47AM Like  Reply
Hi RepunzelledColey! Thanks! Oh that's a good choice! You're always so kind! Hope you too have a terrific Tuesday! :) - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-3-14 7:04AM
Thanks for this! I'm going to watch the vid later. I love this attraction so much! - HauntedMansionDiva   226.7 #1494 6-3-14 7:07AM Like  Reply
๐Ÿ˜˜  thank YOU! Do you have a favorite scene?  - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 6-3-14 9:13AM
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5550.9 #14 DL Qual #5 5-29-14 5:38PM
Good evening! This day in Disney history, May 29th, 1937: the Donald Duck short "Modern Inventions", directed by Jack King, is released. Also on this   More...
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Today is full of history, thanks for the lesson  but please don't pass out a test  - UTDISNEYFAMILY   1160.0 #113 5-29-14 5:43PM Like  Reply
๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚When I was in line at BTMRR, this kid was pouring over the Disney map. The CM who was walking by said"Be sure you know where everything is located because there will be a test" of course the kid came back with a smart remark and said "hey, I am not at school" in which the the CM said " there is always going to be school because you never stop learning." ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘The kid was stunned. - RadiatorSprings4Ever  701.9 #219 5-29-14 5:50PM
I like what @RaidiatorSprings4Ever said! You really NEVER stop learning!! And how bout this @utdisneyfamily , any future testing can be "open lounge" ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜Š - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 5-29-14 6:04PM
My kids would pick this over a day in the parks. Thank you! - RadiatorSprings4Ever   701.9 #219 5-29-14 5:54PM Like  Reply
Oh really? Have you guys done that?  - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 5-30-14 9:38AM
No, @@Duchess_SMK. As you know hubby is not a big Disney fan, and he would not want to put the money out for this. But hey, at least we have passes.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ - RadiatorSprings4Ever  701.9 #219 5-30-14 11:09AM
Great post! As usual I learned some fun facts! Love that Donald cartoon!!! Thank you!!!!! - Boundin   497.5 #365 5-29-14 8:32PM Like  Reply
๐Ÿ˜˜ thanks Boundin!  - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 5-30-14 10:00AM
Thank you, those cabanas are where my wife and I spent our 34th anniversary last year. It was cheaper with annual pas discount.  - Midasgold   562.7 #301 5-30-14 9:23AM Like  Reply
What a great way to celebrate! Nice to hear they give AP discounts! ๐Ÿ˜Š - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 5-30-14 10:01AM
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5550.9 #14 DL Qual #5 5-28-14 9:01AM
Good morning! This busy day in Disneyland history, May 28th, 1960: "The Mine Train Through Natures Wonderland" opens in Frontierland and “The Art of Animation” building opens in Tomo  More...
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I am not on here much anymore, but this caught my eye.  I was one of those kids in the choir that opened Small World.  I was pretty little, but do remember most of that day.  I got to shake hands with Walt. He was so kind, and made a point to speak to each one of us. Taking the older kids leads, I decided not to wash my hand for a week. That only lasted a few days with the plastic bag and rubber band!  We also made one of the 45's that was sold in the park, that went gold.  We recorded it in a studio with the Sherman Brothers.  The choir got to lead the Christmas parade for two whole weeks in the evenings, when they debuted the huge Small World dolls. Being backstage during the holidays every night was truly magical!  I believe Walt found the choir, because we were involved with Unicef and the People to People program.  Our signature song was "Let there be Peace on Earth".  I know the song is annoying to many, but if you remember what Walt's vision was, it may make it a little easier to handle. There isn't a time that I don't get a tear when I ride it, or hear the song. I have a rich Disney history in other areas, but this was the highlight.  - snowwannab   674.2 #235 5-28-14 11:07AM Like(19)  Reply
I love your story!  So awesome! - MeridaFanHasNoAP  3248.0 #27 5-28-14 12:01PM
Thanks MeridaFan.  I forgot to mention the choir was The International Children's Choir of Long Beach.  Not many were from the country they represented, just wore the native costume.  I actually represented California, but for this Guatemala.  - snowwannab  674.2 #235 5-28-14 12:14PM
Love your history posts, Duchess!  I love how I can just count on these from you and know I don't need to go anywhere else to get all the great stories!  ๐Ÿ˜˜. Thank you!! - MeridaFanHasNoAP   3248.0 #27 5-28-14 12:07PM Like(1)  Reply
๐Ÿ˜Š I'm SO happy you enjoy them and find them complete. Makes the days I spend researching and coding seem worth it. Thanks for always letting me know you like them!  - Duchess_SMK  5550.9 #14 5-28-14 1:25PM
Wonderful post! ๐Ÿ˜Š - Tom   6408.4 #9 5-30-14 9:42AM Like  Reply