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Facts about Walt

Disney" is actually a changed version of Walt's family's original name. The original name was D'Isigny. It was around the year 1044. Originally from France, Isigny-Sur-Mer was the area that Walt's relatives came from. Can you imagine planning a trip to D'Isignyland?When Walt was younger he was hired to work at the Kansas City Star newspaper. He was later fired from the paper because of lack of creativity. Years later The Disney Company bought ABC which owned The Kansas City Star. How strange that he was fired because he was not creative enough and years later you own them because of your creativness.
According to All About Community Colleges, Walt Disney attended Metropolitan Junior College, MO. For other famous people who attended community colleges, see the alumni page.
Walt Disney produced a series of cartoons entitled "Alice in Cartoonland", which combined live action and animation. These cartoons were long before Mickey.��…

Disney buying Lucasfilms

So Disney has bought Lucasfilms for $4 billion in stocks and cash. I was rather excited for the fact that they would actually start making really good movies with the production part of Lucasfilms. But after reading that they will be making Star Wars parts 7, 8, and 9 I am rather disappointed in the fact that they want to dig the Star Wars movies into the ground some more after Lucas doing all his non-sense with the movies. Parts 1, 2, and 3 were not all that great to start with, 4, 5, and 6 had amazing story lines and were rather interesting to watch. What more is there to tell in this saga?

I totally understand the buying of Lucasfilms from George Lucas. Don't really think that Disney would want to keep spending their money on licensing on products and having Star Wars weekend in Walt Disney World, Star Tours, and also the little Star Wars show in Disneyland. So it was good that they bought the company but not the greatest idea to make three more Star Wars movies.

45 fun and interesting facts about Disneyland.

1. Disneyland opened July 17, 1955, with 18 major attractions. Today, there are more than 60 adventures and attractions.

2. When Disneyland opened, Anaheim, Calif., had five hotels and two motels with a total of 87 rooms, and there were 34 restaurants  in the city. Today, Anaheim boasts approximately 150 hotels and motels  with more than 18,000 rooms, and well over 450 restaurants.

3. From groundbreaking to opening day, Disneyland was built in just 365 days.

4. Well over 600 million guests have passed through the gates of Disneyland since opening day, including seven U.S. presidents and many other prominent 20th century dignitaries and celebrities.

5. Having fun is hungry and thirsty work. Every year, guests at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park consume an estimated 3 million hamburgers, 2 million hot dogs, 6.5 million orders of french fries, 1.6 million servings of popcorn, 3.2 million servings of ice cream, 1.9 million gallons of soft drinks and 2.8 million…

Bob Lambert passes at age 55

This past Friday (Sept 8,2012) Bob Lambert who was the Walt Disney Executive passed away. He introduced digital media into the Walt Disney Company. Mr. Lambert worked in the entertainment firm for almost 25 years.

Review: Brave

Saw Brave Tuesday of this week. I wasn't excited at all about seeing this movie because I have had this movie shoved down my throat every time that I turned around. Kept hearing about how Merida was the first female lead in a Pixar movie lead.

It was a interesting movie but I feel like the premise has been done so many times before in movies like Freaky Friday. It was the same premise as Freaky Friday where as the daughter and mother don't get along and they both say that the other doesn't understand them. There is always a spell that happens and they always switch lives with each other or in the case of Brave the mom turns into the bear that had eaten her father's leg when she was little.

The animation on the other hand was amazing. I did notice that one of the clan's leader name is Lord McIntosih in honor of Steve Jobs who had bought shares of Pixar and also the biggest supporter of Pixar. At the end credits in they have a little "In Memory Of" for Stev…

Carsland and Buena Vista grand opening.

So today is the grand re-opening of Disney's California Adventure to celebrate Carsland and Buena Vista street. I wasn't able to make it there today but I hope that everyone that has gone today to see the new areas truly enjoy it. I was at Disneyland on Wednesday and all of the employees were truly excited for the grand opening of Carsland and kept giving me and my sister tips of things to do.

Tip #1: Check out Sally's Cozy Cone Motel
Tip #2: Go to Flo's
Tip #3: In the original movie Fillmore and Sarge are staring at the blinking yellow stop light and Fillmore goes "I'm tellin' you, man, every third blink is slower" then Sarge goes "The '60s weren't good to you, were they?" Well I got a tip from a cast member saying that the imagineers made the third blink slower.

On Buena Vista Street there will be a Starbucks located, I believe, where the old train use to be on the right hand side when you enter the park.

Disney bans junk food on channel

First Lady Michelle Obama and Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Robert Iger annoyed that starting in 2015 Disney will ban junk-food advertising on the television channel and also their radio programs.

When they do feature food products, according to the regulations, the products will have to meet the nutritional guidelines. So that means the cartoon characters and also those live actors will not be allowed to be seen eating junk food because it would be giving those that watch the shows the wrong thought about food.

By the time 2012 is over any kind of food product that will be sold in the parks and resorts will have the Mickey Check seal of approval which means that the food that are in the resorts and parks have passed the nutrition standards.

CarsLand and DCA opening

In a week there is a grand re-opening of Disney's California Adventure and also Cars Land. 

Disney raises prices

Well Disney has done it again: They have raised their prices. I was going to be getting the premium season pass this year so that I can go on my birthday (summer baby). but I am not able to nor willing to pay the $649 for the pass.

I did the math for two people that want to buy the southern california pass it would be around $700 for them to go. That is way to hard for them to be spending that much money for them to be spending. It is even harder for a family of 5.

Yes it is to get money back from the creation of Carsland, Buena Vista Street (when you first enter Disney's California Adventure) and the entire refurb of the Matterhorn in Disneyland.

For Southern California Resident:
SoCal Resident 2-day 1 park per day Ticket Ages 3 to 9 $99 Ages 10 and up $99
SoCal Resident 2 Day Park Hopper Ticket Ages 3 to 9 $114 Ages 10 and Up $114
Socal Resident 3 Day 1 Park per day Ages 3 to 9 $129 Ages 10 and up $129
SoCal Resident 3 Day Park Hopper Ages 3 to 9 $144 Ages 10 and up $144

Happy birthday to Goofy.

Today is Goofy's birthday today (May 25, 2012). He is 79 years young today.

Keira Knightley is engaged

Keira Knightley is engaged to musician James Righton. Keira is most known for being in the first three Pirates of the Caribbean movies. The two have been dating for the last fifteen months and they have not released any kind of details about the proposal or when they will be getting married. 

Good luck to the two of them.

Finding Nemo in 3D

The latest news that has come from Pixar is that they will be releasing Finding Nemo in 3D. They announced last fall that they would be releasing it in 3D. I have very mixed feelings about them releasing movies that have been out for awhile in 3D. They don't always make the movies all that much better.

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To those reading my blog what is your fond memory of going to any of the Disney parks?

I have so many fond memories of being at Disneyland. Skipping school to go run around Disneyland, running around the parks when I was 18 for the first time, seeing the Christmas and 50th fireworks, going there with my now fiancé, my fiancé proposing to me in front of the castle on valentines day and so many more.

Just even talking about anything Disney is a memory because people get to see my love for Disney and truly see just how magical it is. When they hear about the little details about the parks they love it. They are always asking about what is going on there and why is new.

So please some of your fond memories in the comments.

Disneyland Enchanted Tiki Room - Original Show

Back in the 60's this was the most awesome thing that people had ever seen. It is still currently in Disneyland in Adventureland. 

World of Color

For me personally I have always been amazed by Fantasmic because I have grown up with that water show/live action. So when I heard that California Adventure was getting their own water show I had very mixed emotions about World of Color. I am still not amazed by WOC it may take many years for me to fully appreciate this water show. I have seen this water show. My Fiancé and I were standing front row and almost to the center. I was by far more enthralled by the mechanics of the show then I was paying attention to the show. 

Walt Disney World's "Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It!" Street Party

I love high energy parades. I really do. Sadly Disneyland doesn't have any more of the high energy parades. Only Walt Disney World have them. 

ElecTRONica reaches the end of the line.

It is very sad that ElecTRONica has ended. This by far was one of the reasons why I went into California Adventure at night. It was a perfect mix of two of my favorite things: Tron: Legacy and dance music. It will be sad to see it go but will also be exciting the next thing that they will do to replace. 

Disney Dreams! Disneyland Paris Opening Night 20th Anniversary

This is in my top three favorite favorite firework shows that Disney has done.

Beauty and the Beast Live stage production.

Ever since I was a little girl I have always adored Beauty and the Beast and everything about the story. When I found this I cried so hard with joy that there was such a well done production of the story let alone done by Disney. It was by far the best 24 minutes and 39 seconds of my life. 

Dream Along with Mickey.

Since I live on the West coast with the original Disneyland I resort to YouTube to see the different shows that happen at Walt Disney World. This show that they do in front of the Castle is pretty magical. 

Please enjoy. 

A look at Cars Land

I am super excited for Cars Land I can't even explain it. This video that Disney has put together to show the different things that will be in Cars land. I love The Blue Sky Celler because they show the guests all the cool and different things that they will be putting into California Adventure. 
Also included in this post is of the neon signs that will light up the night sky when Cars Land. 

Please enjoy this short video and leave comments if you would like to know more. 

Star Tours Commercials

When Star Tours 2.0 was going to open I was excited about the changes and all the different destinations that were part of it. But when I saw this commercial I was overjoyed with excitement that I couldn't stand the wait. I was lucky enough to go on Star Tours 2.0 a week before it officially opened and I couldn't believe the changes. Yes I am going to miss Rex but I know he is in a good place in the line as one of the visuals that you can see. So he is still part of the line. 
I am glad that the updated Star Tours because it was so outdated like the old video film. Yes it is rather tacky with the 3D because most people can't do 3D but it does add nice effects to the ride. The best part is the line just to see the updates to it. Yes they did change the star crusier so that it doesn't have the meteor dents in it anymore (favorite part) but when you get into the next room they are now doing luggage checks instead of the robot fixing the same robot after all these years. …

Goofy's vacation Guide.

Many people think that you can do everything at Disneyland in just a day.  If you go during the super slow season then there might be a chance. When you take a vacation with little ones there is no chance of seeing everything because your kids may be too little to ride some of the big rides. If the kids want to meet the characters there goes most of your day trying to find them and also waiting in those long lines just to get a photo and say hi to them for thirty seconds. 
Here is a guide that Goofy is part of to show you how to plan for your vacation to any of the Disney parks. 

Creating magical memories.

It is people like Barbra to create such magical, long lasting memories to those who have seen her. I found a video that someone had recorded of her during this parade and I fell in love with her. After that I loved watching videos of her and wished that more of the Disney employees had this much joy and energy that they bring.