Friday, January 20, 2012

Did you know...

Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, was born on January 20, 1930.

What is Aldrin's connection to Disney? He was present for many space-related special events at the Disney Parks, including the 2003 opening of EPCOT'S Mission:  SPACE, and he "appeared" as himself on the "Space Cadet" episode of  Disney's Recess.  But his most impressive Disney connection is that he was the inspiration for Buzz Lightyear!!   What a cool thing to be able to tell your grandchildren!!

I love this quote by Aldrin:
"Mickey transcends being just a character; he's a symbol of the magnitude of the entire Disney dynasty. He could have faded with time, but he has been appropriately maintained.  That Disney has been able to keep the integrity of its legend, Mickey, throughout all these generations is a real achievement." - Space Traveler Buzz Aldrin
 Happy Birthday Buzz Aldrin!!

In honor of Buzz, I will end today with...

To Infinity And Beyond!!
Donna Kay


  1. I had no idea he was the inspiration for Buzz Lightyear! I love that!

  2. I didn't know that either! That's awesome....I'm going to tell Eric. When he was little, he inspired to be an astronaut. Buzz Aldren was his favorite - he even voted for him on DWTS! Haha

    1. And you didn't think your mom knew anything...


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