Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 28
  1. #1

    • Nerd
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Posts
    2,364

    Walt Disney Fun Fact

    Walt Disney and his wife celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary a week before Disneyland opened with a party on-board the Mark Twain.
    Hidden Mickey - Tower of Terror



    Hidden Mickey's here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/whatzup...7623565921220/
    Check out my Wal't Apartment tour here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/whatzup/sets/72157625183415995/

  2. #2

    • Seeker of Fun
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Northern CA
    Posts
    1,353

    Re: Walt Disney Fun Fact

    I remember reading about that, can you imagine how cool that would be?
    Stockholder and Walt Disney Autograph holder!!

  3. #3

    • Support MC - Go GOLD!
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Queen Creek, AZ
    Posts
    8,713

    Re: Walt Disney Fun Fact

    Quote Originally Posted by CMHusband View Post
    Walt Disney and his wife celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary a week before Disneyland opened with a party on-board the Mark Twain.
    And Walt's gift to Lillian.....
    Quote by Al:
    To that end I'd like the Internet community to join me in reminding the Disney company that "it all started with Walt." As you can see below we've created some T-shirts, plus a few simple graphics that you can copy and paste into your websites to let folks know how you feel.
    -Al Lutz



  4. #4

    • Not a Minion
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    1,753

    Re: Walt Disney Fun Fact

    I recall seeing a picture circulating the internet showing them having a party inside the Golden Horseshoe Revue...

    could be wrong though.

  5. #5

    • Senior Minion
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    8,890

    Re: Walt Disney Fun Fact

    Quote Originally Posted by DLFreak71 View Post
    And Walt's gift to Lillian.....
    ...for their 30th anniversary, is said to have been the Mark Twain itself.

    For their 31st anniversary (1956), it was a petrified tree stump, which Lillian donated to Disneyland. It's been in Frontierland ever since.
    "With the acquisition of Marvel and now of Lucasfilm,
    Disney may have finally found the grail. You don't need
    imagination or art. All you need is a brand."

    - Neil Gabler


  6. #6

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Too Far From Disney
    Posts
    3,497

    Re: Walt Disney Fun Fact

    Quote Originally Posted by ryanvalle View Post
    I recall seeing a picture circulating the internet showing them having a party inside the Golden Horseshoe Revue...

    could be wrong though.
    They did. That was part of the same party.
    DisneyTwins
    Since May 2003

  7. #7

    • Support MC - Go GOLD!
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Queen Creek, AZ
    Posts
    8,713

    Re: Walt Disney Fun Fact

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Wiggins View Post
    ...for their 30th anniversary, is said to have been the Mark Twain itself.

    For their 31st anniversary (1956), it was a petrified tree stump, which Lillian donated to Disneyland. It's been in Frontierland ever since.
    Can always can count on mr. wiggins.
    Yup, so when you hear the triva question: what's the oldest attraction at disneyland, you can answer back the info wiggins gave (tree, not boat).
    Quote by Al:
    To that end I'd like the Internet community to join me in reminding the Disney company that "it all started with Walt." As you can see below we've created some T-shirts, plus a few simple graphics that you can copy and paste into your websites to let folks know how you feel.
    -Al Lutz



  8. #8

    • Hooterville, USA
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    The Haney House
    Posts
    10,162

    Re: Walt Disney Fun Fact

    That Walt fella was a pretty good guy.

    But, couldn't he have sprung for a churro?


    This has been a Filmways presentation dahling.

  9. #9

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    223

    Re: Walt Disney Fun Fact

    Walt never went to college
    WALTER ELIAS DISNEY COMMUNITY OF TOMORROW- WEDCOT

  10. #10

    • formerly very helpful
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    My new house in Southern California
    Posts
    5,166

    Re: Walt Disney Fun Fact

    As a child in Marceline, Walt once put on a circus for the neighborhood kids, and charged them a small fee. His mother made him give back the money because he didn't give them a good enough show.

  11. #11

    • Support MC - Go GOLD!
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Queen Creek, AZ
    Posts
    8,713

    Re: Walt Disney Fun Fact

    Quote Originally Posted by Druggas View Post
    That Walt fella was a pretty good guy.

    But, couldn't he have sprung for a churro?
    I think the tree was cheaper, and you get more for the value.
    Quote by Al:
    To that end I'd like the Internet community to join me in reminding the Disney company that "it all started with Walt." As you can see below we've created some T-shirts, plus a few simple graphics that you can copy and paste into your websites to let folks know how you feel.
    -Al Lutz



  12. #12

    • Banned User
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    long beach
    Posts
    1,272

    Re: Walt Disney Fun Fact

    The story is, Walt didn't know what to get Lillian for her 31st anniversary she had everything she wanted even she didn't know what to ask for, as the anniversary got closer and closer Walt still didn't have a present, he was in Colorado on a buisness trip and it was there that he found her present, the petrified tree stump, he had it sent back to the studio, on their 31st anniversary Walt unveilled it to Lillian and she hated it, she wanted to know why out of all the things to get he got a tree stump, he explained how historic the stump is and it was the only thing he could think of, she didn't want to dissapoint Walt buy getting rid of it so instead she donated it to Disneyland and thats why if you read the plaq it says "donated by Mrs. Lillian Disney" cool little story aint it

  13. #13

    • X-S TECH Demonstrator
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Posts
    6,315

    Re: Walt Disney Fun Fact

    Kinda sad though. Walt was just trying to do the best he could and Lillian couldn't care less about it.



    Quote Originally Posted by williamtheking View Post
    CaptainEO,ATIS: Have you ever heard that rumor that Elvis is alive, and well, and owns a bakery in Seattle? Yeah, that's total crap. Now if you where to tell me Michael Jackson was alive, and well, and owns a MiceChat account in Las Vegas, that I would believe!

  14. #14

    • Hooterville, USA
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    The Haney House
    Posts
    10,162

    Re: Walt Disney Fun Fact

    Women!.......He bought her a tree stump. What more could a girl ask for?


    This has been a Filmways presentation dahling.

  15. #15

    • Hooterville, USA
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    The Haney House
    Posts
    10,162

    Re: Walt Disney Fun Fact

    He could have got her a cheap dozen roses.

    But no...............he got her a stump people!


    This has been a Filmways presentation dahling.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. [Trip Report] Disneyland From a Walt Disney World Fan's Perspective: Our First Disneyland Trip
    By WDWFigment in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 104
    Last Post: 01-10-2011, 09:05 PM
  2. GeekChat - The MiceChatters Interview The Disney Geek, Jeffrey Epstein
    By Dustysage in forum D23 - Disney Twenty Three
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 12-15-2010, 04:22 PM
  3. Why do people like to dish on Walt Disney?
    By Nancywitt in forum MiceChat Main Lounge
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 02-27-2008, 04:46 PM
  4. Nude tweens should not be "Disney" branded
    By merlinjones in forum MiceChat News Archive
    Replies: 349
    Last Post: 01-02-2008, 07:14 PM
  5. My Walt Disney and Disneyland School Essay
    By A Disney Dreamer in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 58
    Last Post: 06-01-2006, 04:24 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •