Were You A Disney Park Fan Before The Internet?

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Re: Were You A Disney Park Fan Before The Internet?

Post by Amy » Apr Wed 27, 2011 8:34 pm

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figmentaholic wrote:
DearlyDeparted wrote:For me, before there was the Internet, there were the Birnbaum Official Guides. I used to buy one every year to keep up on what was new at the parks. (They were better when Steve Birnbaum was still alive.) I still have them all on a bookshelf as sort of a yearly time capsule.
I get Len Testa's Unofficial Guide every year. I am also always on the lookout on Ebay and Amazon for older guides. I have a few from the late 80's on thier way to my house as I type this :)
We always bought the Birnbaum guides too ~ but only when we were going. And I don't think we kept them. That is an interesting idea to look for old ones online!
figmentaholic wrote:NO.. I mean.. you.. can't find them online! *hoards them so no one else can find them but her* Heheh..
I wondered if that might freak you out :lol:

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Re: Were You A Disney Park Fan Before The Internet?

Post by mindflipper » Apr Wed 27, 2011 9:06 pm

figmentaholic wrote:
Amy wrote:We always bought the Birnbaum guides too ~ but only when we were going. And I don't think we kept them. That is an interesting idea to look for old ones online!
NO.. I mean.. you.. can't find them online! *hoards them so no one else can find them but her* Heheh..
Hmmmmmm, someone may need to switch to decaf...stat! :shock: :roll: :wink: :lol:

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Re: Were You A Disney Park Fan Before The Internet?

Post by figmentaholic » Apr Wed 27, 2011 10:17 pm

mindflipper wrote:
figmentaholic wrote:
Amy wrote:We always bought the Birnbaum guides too ~ but only when we were going. And I don't think we kept them. That is an interesting idea to look for old ones online!
NO.. I mean.. you.. can't find them online! *hoards them so no one else can find them but her* Heheh..
Hmmmmmm, someone may need to switch to decaf...stat! :shock: :roll: :wink: :lol:



That would work, if I actually knew how to use my darn coffee maker. I have tons of coffee but I just cant figure it out, LOL :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Were You A Disney Park Fan Before The Internet?

Post by DearlyDeparted » May Wed 04, 2011 2:18 pm

That would work, if I actually knew how to use my darn coffee maker. I have tons of coffee but I just cant figure it out, LOL :lol: :lol: :lol:[/quote]


I don't drink coffee so I don't know if this makes a regular cup of joe, but I just Googled "mickey mouse coffee maker" and actually found something called a Mickey Mouse French Press.

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Re: Were You A Disney Park Fan Before The Internet?

Post by figmentaholic » May Wed 04, 2011 3:20 pm

DearlyDeparted wrote:That would work, if I actually knew how to use my darn coffee maker. I have tons of coffee but I just cant figure it out, LOL :lol: :lol: :lol:

I don't drink coffee so I don't know if this makes a regular cup of joe, but I just Googled "mickey mouse coffee maker" and actually found something called a Mickey Mouse French Press.

Ah, the internet!![/quote]




Hehe, my parents get me one Disney (usually Mickey) themed item every year for christmas. I have a toaster that makes mickey heads on the toast which is my favorite. :)
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Re: Were You A Disney Park Fan Before The Internet?

Post by LITTLEBIT » May Sat 14, 2011 6:30 pm

I was definitely a huge Disney Park Fan before the Internet but I think now it's become more of an obsession that's to all of the information you can find online. I love reading the history and seeing pictures that helps me refresh my memory from when I was younger.

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Re: Were You A Disney Park Fan Before The Internet?

Post by figmentaholic » May Sat 14, 2011 7:12 pm

LITTLEBIT wrote:I was definitely a huge Disney Park Fan before the Internet but I think now it's become more of an obsession that's to all of the information you can find online. I love reading the history and seeing pictures that helps me refresh my memory from when I was younger.


I know, right? I found a website called E82 and it is all about Epcot and how it used to be and how it was supposed to be. It is a really neat site, lets me imagine how epcot would have been when I was a kid. hehe
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Re: Were You A Disney Park Fan Before The Internet?

Post by Amy » May Sat 14, 2011 10:17 pm

figmentaholic wrote:
LITTLEBIT wrote:I was definitely a huge Disney Park Fan before the Internet but I think now it's become more of an obsession that's to all of the information you can find online. I love reading the history and seeing pictures that helps me refresh my memory from when I was younger.
I know, right? I found a website called E82 and it is all about Epcot and how it used to be and how it was supposed to be. It is a really neat site, lets me imagine how epcot would have been when I was a kid. hehe
Thanks for the tip ~ something fun to do on my list of chores for tomorrow, check out E82 :D

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Re: Were You A Disney Park Fan Before The Internet?

Post by wdwparksgal » May Sat 21, 2011 10:22 pm

That would be a yes. I went to Walt Disney World when it was just the Magic Kingdom in 1977, and I loved Disney when I was a little girl in the 1950s watching "Wide World of Disney" on a black and white TV... then one day it was in color! But I had to wait for my parents to afford a color TV! But yes, I'm a long-time Disney fan! :mickey:
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Re: Were You A Disney Park Fan Before The Internet?

Post by Sleepy90 » May Sun 22, 2011 1:33 am

figmentaholic wrote:Hehe, my parents get me one Disney (usually Mickey) themed item every year for christmas. I have a toaster that makes mickey heads on the toast which is my favorite. :)
I have one of those as well my Sister-in-law bought it for us one Christmas, does yours play the Mickey Mouse March when the toast pops up as well. Quite funny story to this , when they bought it they thought they would try it just to check everything worked (they are closet Disney fans) anyway the toast popped up but no music. They said the look on the girl's face when they took it back and said it was broken because it played no music was absolutely priceless. :lol:

The answer to the question is Yes I was a huge Disney fan before the Internet, it took until I was married before I actually made it to the parks though.

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Re: Were You A Disney Park Fan Before The Internet?

Post by figmentaholic » May Sun 22, 2011 10:01 am

Sleepy90 wrote:
figmentaholic wrote:Hehe, my parents get me one Disney (usually Mickey) themed item every year for christmas. I have a toaster that makes mickey heads on the toast which is my favorite. :)
I have one of those as well my Sister-in-law bought it for us one Christmas, does yours play the Mickey Mouse March when the toast pops up as well. Quite funny story to this , when they bought it they thought they would try it just to check everything worked (they are closet Disney fans) anyway the toast popped up but no music. They said the look on the girl's face when they took it back and said it was broken because it played no music was absolutely priceless. :lol:

The answer to the question is Yes I was a huge Disney fan before the Internet, it took until I was married before I actually made it to the parks though.



Hmm.. no it never played any music. I wonder if it was supposed to and it was broken, or if it was just another version of the toaster? Now you have me curious. I am going to have to check that out. :)
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Re: Were You A Disney Park Fan Before The Internet?

Post by Amy » May Sun 22, 2011 10:04 am

figmentaholic wrote:
Sleepy90 wrote:
figmentaholic wrote:Hehe, my parents get me one Disney (usually Mickey) themed item every year for christmas. I have a toaster that makes mickey heads on the toast which is my favorite. :)
I have one of those as well my Sister-in-law bought it for us one Christmas, does yours play the Mickey Mouse March when the toast pops up as well. Quite funny story to this , when they bought it they thought they would try it just to check everything worked (they are closet Disney fans) anyway the toast popped up but no music. They said the look on the girl's face when they took it back and said it was broken because it played no music was absolutely priceless. :lol:
The answer to the question is Yes I was a huge Disney fan before the Internet, it took until I was married before I actually made it to the parks though.
Hmm.. no it never played any music. I wonder if it was supposed to and it was broken, or if it was just another version of the toaster? Now you have me curious. I am going to have to check that out. :)
I had one of those very briefly. And mine also played music, but it didn't toast the bread at all well, so I returned it.

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Re: Were You A Disney Park Fan Before The Internet?

Post by figmentaholic » May Mon 23, 2011 10:27 am

Do we know if there was a version that didnt play music? Or did I just get a defective one and didnt even know it??
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Re: Were You A Disney Park Fan Before The Internet?

Post by Amy » May Mon 23, 2011 11:34 am

figmentaholic wrote:Do we know if there was a version that didnt play music? Or did I just get a defective one and didnt even know it??
There very well might have been two versions. I'm sure the musical version cost a little more. I don't suppose you still have the box?! ;)

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