Sunday, February 5, 2012

February 5: "I'm Going to Disney World!"

It was on this day in 2006 that this Pittsburgh Steelers' wide receiver proclaimed the famous words "I'm going to Disney World!" upon his team's victory at Super Bowl XL. Voted MVP at the 2006 championship game, he was originally drafted by the Steelers back in 1998. Considered to be one of the best wideouts in the game, in 2011 he and Kym Johnson won season 12 of  ABC-TV's Dancing With the Stars.

Who is this four-time NFL Pro Bowl selection?

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Friday, February 3, 2012

February 03: Birth of a Broadway Star

This actress, born in Florida on this day in 1982, initially caught the attention of a Disney casting director upon her graduation from college. Her first big role was in the 2004 Disney touring stage show On The Record (playing the part of Kristen). This led her to Broadway's Beauty and the Beast (playing Belle in 2005) and ultimately Mary Poppins (portraying the tile role on Broadway in 2006 and later on the road). She even appeared as herself in a 2007 episode of All My Children.

Who is this award-winning actress/singer?

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Feb 02: Born This Day

Born in Chicago, Illinois on this day in 1923, this Disney Legend started her career as an actress. Making her film debut at age 9, she went on to appear in such features as Little Women, Anne of Green Gables and a string of Nancy Drew films during the late 1930s. Marrying a successful businessman in 1947, she gave up her career to focus on his expanding entertainment empire. Who was she and what is her connection to Disney history?

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