On this date in 1908, Mel Blanc, "The Man of a 1000 Voices," is born in San Francisco, California. Famous for his work at Warner Brothers and Hanna-Barbera, Blanc supplied the hiccup sound effect for Disney's Pinocchio and voiced Raja the Tiger for Disney's Goliath II. He also voiced Cousin Orville for Walt Disney World's Carousel of Progress. (Blanc is best known as the voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester the Cat, and hundreds of other cartoon favorites.) Let’s go ride the Carousel of Progress in Tomorrowland at The Magic Kingdom.
Benny Goodman, often referred to as the "King of Swing," is born in Chicago, Illinois on this date in 1909. A clarinetist and bandleader, his music is featured in Disney's Make Mine Music. Goodman himself performed live multiple times at Disneyland in 1961. In 1988 (two years after Goodman's death) a special 8-day event "Disneyland Salutes Benny Goodman" took place at Disneyland featuring alumni of Goodman's band. Let’s enjoy some live music in the parks, all over the parks, every day.
1821: James Boyd patents the rubber fire hose. Go to the Firehouse in Town Square of The Magic Kingdom. While you’re there get properly trained to participate in Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom.
1848: William G. Young patents the ice cream freezer. Have a Mickey Bar. You know you want one.
1964: Wynonna Judd, local girl from Ashland, KY, is born. Wynonna sang a version of “Burning Love” in Lilo and Stitch. While were at The Magic Kingdom, let’s check out Stitch’s Great Escape.
Remember, your best excuse is always: waiting on your dreams to come true.