Saturday, June 1, 2013

June 2, 2013: That's just cheesy.

On this date in 1972, all-around performer and personality, Wayne Brady was born in Columbus, Georgia. Wayne was raised in Orlando, Florida and, at the age of 15, he worked as Goofy at Walt Disney World. Wayne got his start on the British version of Whose line is it Anyway? When Drew Carey fired up the American version, Brady became a regular on that show. He eventually moved on to an eponymous ABC variety show and a daytime talk show bearing his name as well. We love Wayne Brady and, I understand, they are reviving Whose Line is it Anyway? Since this is an audience involvement show let’s visit the Monsters, Incorporated Laugh Floor and do a little participation (I have been the guy who buys everyone churros). It is a Monstrous Summer at WDW after all.


1928, the Kraft company creates Velveeta Cheese, the supermelty, really soft cheese that make a wonderful fondue or cheese coating for various recipes. Did you know that Disney had a group of test kids that tried various macaroni and cheese recipes until they found the one that kids liked best? I’m not a huge mac and cheese fan but the mac and cheese made with Mickey Mouse pasta is pretty good and, of course, anything shaped like Mickey just tastes better. I don’t know if Velveeta is involved but let’s have a big plate of the stuff at WDW. Any location will do just fine.

Minnie, Allie, Tonnie, Matt and Mickey Mouse Mac.


1890: Hedda Hopper was born. Hedda was an actress early on gut her real fame was as a gossip columnist. She carried a huge amount of Hollywood dirt both good and bad. She gave some positive press to Walt and his projects over the years and we give her a fond Happy Birthday here. This sounds like a good occasion for One Man’s Dream at Hollywood Studios.

1904: Johnny Weissmuller was born. Weissmuller was an Olympics class swimmer, swimming in 1924 and 1928. He later became famous as Tarzan and you can go to The Great Movie Ride at Hollywood Studios and watch Weissmuller swing through the trees without a trapeze in his BVDs (Thanks, Ray Stevens).

Remember, your best excuse is always: waiting on your dreams to come true.

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