On this day in 1908, Karl Swenson was born in Brooklyn, New York. Swenson had a long career as a character actor beginning in radio and moving on to movies and television. Most famous for his role of Lars on Little House on the Prairie, Swenson was the voice of Merlin in The Sword in the Stone. Go to The Magic Kingdom and try your had at removing the sword from the stone.
Edie McClurg was born on this day in 1951 in Kansas City, Missouri. Edie is a classic character actress appearing in: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Batman Beyond, Natural Born Killers, Life with Louie, The Little Mermaid, Cars, Cars 2, Home on the Range, Wreck it Ralph, A Bug’s Life, Flubber and many, many others. Her role of Minny in Cars and Cars2 is always getting lost on vacation with her husband Van. Until Carsland makes it to WDW, visit the Cars section of the Art of Animation resort.
Today is Gorgeous Grandma Day. All Grandmas are gorgeous. They can’t help but be beautiful. It’s all that love that comes out of them everyday. Grandma can have a great time at WDW. Try it some time. Have a great day without riding a single ride. It’s not that hard.
Today is: Hot Enough For Ya Day. If you’re at Disney World this time of year, I guarantee that it’s hot enough for ya. Learn how to stay cool: misters, frozen snacks, free ice water at every counter service restaurant and shade (it also doesn’t hurt to pray for a nice breeze).
1961: Woody Harrelson was born in Midland, Texas. We love Zombieland and I think at least 75 percent of all teenagers love The Hunger Games but did you know that Harrelson also appeared as Woody Boyd from Cheers in a Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color episode recognizing “Disneyland’s 35th Anniversary Celebration.” I guess Pacific Playland was not his first park. Get to WDW and be assured, we didn’t see a single zombie last month.
1965: Slash, Saul Hudson, was born in England. Slash is an awesome guitarist. Slash has appeared with Phineas and Ferb. You can too at Hollywood Studios.
Slash with Phineas and Furb at the Rock 'N' Roller Coaster
1971: Allison Krauss was born in Decatur, Illinois. Krauss has won 27 Grammies recording Bluegrass, Country and Folk music as a solo artist, with her group, Union Station, and Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant. Krauss recorded for O Brother, Where Art Thou, a Touchstone / Disney movie as well as a version of “Baby, mine” from Dumbo. Go ride Dumbo and enjoy.
Remember your best excuse is always: waiting for your dreams to come true.