Tag Archive: Wednesday with Walt

Wednesday with Walt: Chocolate Soda Please

Walt Disney was a warm, sincere, friendly and fun-loving guy. He liked to entertain more than he liked being entertained. I think that was because of his giving spirit. Walt and Lillian weren’t into the Hollywood social scene. Rather than being found out on the town at any lavish soiree or cocktail party, they were more likely to be at…
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Wednesday with Walt: Walt’s EPCOT

Disney lovers will celebrate the 30th anniversary of EPCOT park this coming Monday, October 1. In honor of that glorious occasion, I wanted to share a post I wrote about Walt’s vision of EPCOT park when he was designing it…a vision that was actually quite different from the park we visit today.  “I don’t believe there’s a challenge anywhere in…
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Happy Birthday to a Special Disney Friend!

Today I posted an article at Chip & Company as a tribute to a fellow C&C writer that we lost this year. I decided to continue the tribute by sharing a post here in Ken’s honor as well. Usually, today would be reserved for a Wednesday with Walt post and tomorrow I would normally post a Hug Among Disney Friends…
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Wednesday with Walt: Sharing the World Through Reading

Walt Disney once said, “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” I, personally, could not agree more. I love this photo of Walt sitting in his chair reading aloud to Diane and Sharon. That must have been some of the best moments of their childhood as far as they were concerned; and…
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Wednesday with Walt: A Big Kid

Many people had nice comments to say about Walt Disney after the news of his passing hit the mainstream. Eric Sevareid, a television journalist, remembered him in such a way that I feel is absolutely on target. He said, “Walt Disney seemed to know that while there is very little grown-up in a child, there is a lot of child…
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Wednesday with Walt: Walt's Heart Gift, Disneyland

Walt Disney gave a wonderful speech at the dedication of Disneyland on July 17, 1955, “To all who come to this happy place; welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past…and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams and the hard facts that…
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