Last weekend my hubs and I went to Disneyland with the Garcia's in celebration of my father in laws birthday. Yup, he wanted to spend his birthday at Disneyland so that's what we did. It probably wasn't the best weekend to travel since the forecast said "showers" on Saturday but we decided to head out anyways. 

Friday night looked like maybe the "showers" had headed south but early Saturday morning the sprinkles started to fall. After an early breakfast we headed towards Disneyland which was just across the hotel we were staying at. That's when the rain really started pouring....hard!!! There we were among dozens of vacationers that probably had this vacation planned for months and had no intentions of letting the weather ruin their plans. 

I had just gotten over the flu that week, so I knew that I shouldn't be out in this kind of weather especially when my shoes were soaking wet and I couldn't feel my toes! lol!!! I headed back to the hotel after only one hour of California Adventures drenched in water. Bummed? Yes, I was because I wanted to be out there having fun with the family too. Luckily, the weather cleared up enough to allow me to head back to Disneyland later that evening...and it was worth the trip after getting to meet these lovely folks! lol.

Did you know these two "Sweethearts" are not married? 

"So why didn't the marriage-of-Mickey-and-Minnie happen? Well, there were actually people who worked at the Mouse House who were concerned that -- by marrying Mickey -- Minnie (as a character) would then be taking a step backwards. That -- by marrying Mickey Mouse -- Minnie would then be forced to settle into the stereotypical housewife's role."

"Then there were those at The Walt Disney Company who were uncomfortable with all the real-life baggage that would then come with these two much-beloved characters finally getting hitched. As in: How were they supposed to answer kids questions like "If Mickey & Minnie's marriage doesn't work out, will they then get divorced?"

Fun facts:

Mickey's Voice
Walt Disney, from 1929 to 1946, provided the original voices for both Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Since, only two others have had the honor; Jim MacDonald (1946 to 1983) and Wayne Allwine (1983 +).

Mickey has a huge wardrobe, packed with no less than 175 different costumes. Minnie goes one better, having been dressed in over 200 outfits throughout her career.

Thirty Year Wait
Due to commitments with other Disney projects, Walt Disney stopped making Mickey Mouse shorts following The Simple Things in 1953. This would prove to be his last ever Mickey Mouse short, following his death to Cancer in 1966. Mickey wouldn't be in a cartoon feature next until 1983 with Mickey's Christmas Carol, some 30 years after his last. Yet, his next proper short wouldn't come until 1995 with Runaway Brain, after an incredible 42 years of waiting.

Hot Dogs!
Mickey Mouse was the first ever cartoon character to talk. In the 1929 episode, The Karnival Kid, Mickey's first words were "Hot dogs!".

The Naming
Walt Disney originally called his creation Mortimer. It was his wife, Lillian, who persuaded him to change it to Mickey. American actor, Mickey Rooney, has claimed that Mickey Mouse was in fact named after himself, following meeting Disney in the 1920s as a child.

Wish I had more pictures to share but they're stuck in my husbands IPhone still.

1 comment

Mary Frances said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!! I LOOOOOVE that quote and that you thought of MEEEE!!! That was sooooo sweeeeeeet!!! Thank YOU!!! :))) I can't believe Mickey and Minnie aren't married...weirrrd!!! LOL! I love those Ice Cream cakes!!! Waaaaay CUUUUUUTE!!!!