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Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia: 1st Disney Movie to Air on TV

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Did you know this Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia: Which Disney movie was the first to air on television? During Walt Disney’s first season on television (1954-55), he aired three of his theatrical feature films–Treasure Island and in abbreviated versions, Alice in Wonderland and So Dear to My Heart. (Trivia provided by Dave Smith’s Disney Trivia […]

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Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia: Epcot World Showcase

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Did you know this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia about Epcot World Showcase? When Epcot was being “imagineered,” a number of countries were considered for inclusion in the World Showcase, but not all could obtain sponsorship. Some that were excluded? Spain, Russia, Switzerland, and Costa Rica. What are some other countries that were considered for […]

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The Influence of Walt Disney

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Good morning! Our dear friend Mike Ellis of My Dreams of Disney dropped by! We are so honored to feature him as our special Guest. Mike says, “I would like to thank my friend Jodi for the opportunity to share with you my thoughts on Walt Disney, the man. Today I’m writing to you about […]

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Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia: Walt Disney Played Polo

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Did you know this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia about Walt Disney and the sport of polo? In the 1930s Walt Disney played polo as a way to relieve stress and to keep his mind off work. His brother Roy and several Disney staff members often played with him at a club started by actor […]

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Walt Disney: All Over the World People Want to Laugh

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Walt Disney first traveled to Europe at the age of sixteen after joining the Red Cross with a forged birth certificate at the end of World War I. He celebrated his seventeenth birthday shortly after arriving in St. Cyr, France. By running errands, shuttling workers back and forth, gathering commissary provisions, and chauffeuring VIPs, Walt […]

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Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia: Disney’s Mousecar & Duckster Awards

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Did you know this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia about Disney’s Mousecar and Duckster Awards? The Mousecars and Ducksters are Disney’s version of the Academy Awards–or Oscars. The little bronze-colored statuettes are presented to those who have don a special service for The Walt Disney Company. Walt gave the first Mousecar to his brother Roy […]

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Disneyland Resort: Walt’s Trains & the Disneyland Railroad

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In 1949, Walt and Lilly Disney moved their family to a new home in West Los Angeles, California. There in his own backyard, six years before he opened Disneyland Park, Walt Disney built his first thrill ride, the Carolwood Pacific Railroad, a 1/8 scale locomotive. It was proof positive that Walt, like Peter Pan, never […]

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Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia: Disneyland Opening Day Hosts

Did you know this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia about Disneyland’s opening day hosts? Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955, with the “biggest live telecast in history,” broadcast to 70 million Americans via 29 cameras, miles of cable, and hundreds of what would now be called “cast members.” Opening day hosts included then-actor Ronald Reagan, […]

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Walt Disney Beginnings

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As Magical Mouse Schoolhouse celebrates our 5th Blogoversary with a month of giveaways, we also celebrate the Man and his Mouse who started all the Magic! Enjoy this reprint of one of the first articles to appear on Magical Mouse Schoolhouse. (Earn Your E.A.R.S. participants will recognize it from this semester’s unit study.) Be sure […]

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Magical Blogorail Red: Little-Known Facts about the Haunted Mansion

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Welcome to those of you joining me from A DISNEY MOM’S THOUGHTS and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 3rd stop on our Magical Blogorail. One of my favorite haunts at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is the Haunted Mansion. Judging by the steady stream of Guests in the queue, I’m not […]

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