Remembering Disney Legends – Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston

Frank Thomas and Ollie Johonston

Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston

Of Walt’s Nine Old Men, perhaps the two that you hear the most about — if you know of the nine old men at all — are Frank and Ollie.  Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston are both Disney Legends, and were born within a month of each other in 1912.  Frank’s birthday was September 5, 1912, one day after and one year before my grandpa was born.  Ollie was born on Halloween in 1912.  The two would meet at Stanford when they were in college, and a lifelong friendship was struck.

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How Mickey’s Fun Wheel took away my fear

Mickey's Fun Wheel in Paradise Pier

Mickey’s Fun Wheel in Paradise Pier

By Mike Ellis.

Hello everyone, and thanks for coming to visit today at My Dreams of Disney!  Today I have a confession to make — I have a fear of ferris wheels!  When I was a kid, I read way too many horror books about the freak in the funhouse who stalked everyone at the carnival, and as a result, I became convinced that the ferris wheel would fall apart right when I made it to the top.  If you were to ask my wife and daughter, they would tell you that I would be as far away from the ferris wheel as possible!

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Wordless Wednesday – Disney Letter N

Not buying what the Genie is selling!

Not buying what the Genie is selling!

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s Wordless Wednesday post.  As you all know, the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop is hosted by my good friend Deb from Focused on the Magic, and this week, the theme is “Disney Letter N”.  As a result, I’ve decided to go with all nighttime shots — except for our first one.  In the picture of Sophie with Princess Jasmine and the Genie, the Genie was trying so hard to get her attention! As you can see, though, Sophie wasn’t having any of it!

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Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia – Goofy’s Mailbox!

Today's Trivia is about Goofy's Barnstormer, so this may trick you up!

Today’s Trivia is about Goofy’s Barnstormer, so this may trick you up!

By Mike Ellis.

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia!  Today we are taking a look at an attraction that has been re-themed — Goofy’s Barnstormer!  Now the Great Goofini, the ride is I think the same more or less, but if I’m wrong, please correct me.

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Character Meet and Greets!

Phineas & Ferb!

Phineas & Ferb at Walt Disney World!

By Mike Ellis.

Hello everyone, and welcome to My Dreams of Disney!  Today we are going to take a look at character meet and greets that you can experience!  This post is special because I’m sharing photos from the summer, when we were blessed to be able to go to both Disneyland and Walt Disney World this year!  Have a look and tell me what photos you like the most!  Thanks, and have a great day!

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