Mermaid auditions at the Disneyland Hotel
I found this old lovely Disneyland photo of me meeting Princess Aurora in her blue dress back in the 90’s!!!
Reblogged because you can only find her blue dress in Paris now a days.
December 1972 photos from the utilidors and wardrobe department under the Magic Kingdom at Disney World. Via Disney Pix.
For all the costumes!
Into The Woods debuts this Christmas.
When 9/11 comes around, we tend to think of three places: New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C. In memory of those lost, I will not be posting anything for the day. The links below will lead you to sites where people talk about about what it was like to be at Disney World when the events happened and how the cast members of Disneyland dealt with all their guest who would not be going to into the parks. I put a little insert from each page, just to give you an idea of what they’re on.
Tuesday September 11th, 2001
-At Disney World, Cast Members in all 4 parks are instructed to hold hands and form a human wall and gently (without touching guests) walk towards the hub of each park and eventually towards the exit. This calmly forces all guests out of the park. Security follows each human wall to make sure no one gets past.
-At Disneyland Resort, food and beverage stations remain open at no charge for guests who are on property. AMC Theaters at Downtown Disney show free Disney films for stranded Resort guests. Due to the time difference, the California theme parks have been able to close before any guest can enter.
WDW Cast Member’s Memoir:
I (was) getting trained on 2 major attractions (at the Magic Kingdom) when my manager told both me and my trainer what had just happened in NY. We quickly went to the nearest Cast Member Break Room and I managed to see the second plane hitting the tower “live.” The room was packed with all sorts of managers and I remember very vividly the (very surprised) reaction on their faces when the ABC reporter said:
"This just in: (The Walt Disney Company) has just announced that (it) will be closing (its) theme parks worldwide."
And literally less than a minute after the reporter said that, their beepers started going off like crazy and they walked out of the break room. About 5 - 10 minutes after that incident, they notified cast members of what we were going to do.
First we shut down all the attractions and restaurants and merchandise shops to get the guests out in the street. We were strictly forbidden from telling them what was the real reason why we decided to close the park. Which caused some confusion; and maybe even some irate guests at times. But it avoided (quite effectively) the cause for panic from our guests. They even gave us a simple spiel to tell them in case they had questions.
…At the Hollywood Gate, Ginger also got word about the closure. Her new task for the day was to clear the work crews who were already in the park. She then hurried back to the gate to turn back arriving cast members who hadn’t gotten a message. Many of the young people hadn’t heard the news, and couldn’t understand how Disneyland could be closed. Ginger found herself telling the same sad story over and over again…
Over at Disneyland, the young man with the bike was busy making phone calls, when word suddenly came through park radios to evacuate all buildings. A report had been received that planes were headed toward the resort. After hurrying through the building, ensuring that every office was cleared, he joined his co-workers and waited in their pre-designated evacuation area. After a tense wait, the all clear finally came through.
We were sitting in Indiana Jones waiting for the show to start. I thought it was odd that it was 10 min. after show time & Disney shows NEVER start late. A CM came out & very cherrfully said “due to the events going on in the world right now the show has been cancelled & the park was being closed early.” Very few people knew what was going on so we all sat there thinking it was part of some new pre-show or something. About a minute later a male CM came out & more seriously said that it was true, the park was being evacusted, please move out to the front of the park in an orderly fashion. We knew from his tone he was serious & everyone started filing out. We had no idea what was going on. CMs were handing out 1-day 1-park passes as we exited.
On the bus ride back the driver filled us in with bits & pieces but most was mis-information. He said the US was being attacked by terrorists in all major cities & that freaked everyone out - because wouldn’t WDW be a great target?
The resorts were packed. They did bring characters & entertainment in but you just couldn’t move at the pool or food court. We stayed in the room glued to CNN most of the day, it was very somber.
The lobby was packd the next few days, people couldn’t fly out & there were no rental cars to be found. There were lines for the pay phones because cell phone service was spotty the few days after. MK was empty the next day but we went & enjoyed ourselves. CM’s kept to show & no mention was made of what was going on. It was a nice escape from reality in a very uncertain time.
The next day (Thursday I think) Tropical Storm Gabrielle hit & while the parks were open, they came around to the rooms & urged everyone to stay in. We stayed in since the kids were so little, you couldn’t walk out of your door 1 inch without getting pelted by stinging rain. We were supposed to fly home that day but there were still no flights.
We finally got a flight out on Sunday. Disney had room to accomodate us since no guests were flying in either. The airport was complete chaos, people had been camping out on chairs & in aisles desperate to get any flight, anywhere.
No matter what you personal belief is, I ask that you pray, send positive vibes- anything good to the families and friends of those lost. These articles, they talk about of 9/11 most don’t realize happened
The Big Hero 6 are ready for some football. Are you?
Some rare then and now photos of one of Walt Disney’s homes. While he was living there he wrote the hits, Dumbo, Pinocchio, and Fantasia. He was about to start Sleeping Beauty when he moved. [X]
This past July, I went to Disneyland with my younger cousin and decided that I would attempt my first ever Disneybound. I chose Jane and decided to try her second look, because growing up I always preferred that one for some reason.
I went through the whole day, in both parks, seeing other disneybounders. Almost at once I recognized Ariel, Anna or Buzz and they would look at me and I could only hope they knew who I was. By seven thirty, my cousin and I were beating through the Fantasmic crowd to get from Splash Mountain to Indiana Jones- where we had a FP coming into action.
By this time of the day, I had been up for over 12 hours, little food in my system, and starting to do my famous ‘drunken zombie walk’ where I’m slowly stomping my way around in a less-than straight line. We got caught up in a little crowd going over POTC, and as we came to the top, I got stop by a CM. She said they best thing I had heard in quite a few hours.
"Okay, I have to ask, are you Disneybounding Jane?"
That shot me up. She was the first and last person to outwardly acknowledge my DB. I know the excitement on my face was clear, because I was super happy- I wanted to hug her and just become BFFs. We got to talking, but only did for a few minutes because 1. the people trying to get by were getting snappy and 2. she was on the clock and suppose to direction people with her light wand and I didn’t want her to possibly get in trouble for it. After a few photos, my cousin and I went off to IJ, and stayed in the park until it closed.
Here’s the DB Jane Outfit (scroll down for more info)
AND IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN ‘EM HERE’S ME AND CHAUNA!
HERE’S CHAUNA’S TUMBLR (go add her now please. She likes Disney and Broadway and HP and other cool stuff [and Dr. Who but I don’t care for that show] So she’s cool. So add her. You add me for Lord’s sake!)
My latest trip to Disney brought me to one of the best experinces I’ve ever had… but it wasn’t cheap or easy. I had about a month from when i decided to DB Jane to when we were actually going.
Shirt- Old Navy.com, (Fourth of July sale) $12+$8 shipping= $19, sz XL (because button downs and my figure [ AKA ladies] don’t mix too well)
Shorts- Target, (finale Sale) $6, sz 16 (Way too big, but it was the only one left, and got the and wore them all day despite being sz 12-13)
Shoes- Ross/Steve Madden, $24, sz 9 1/2
Backpack- Ross/ One Earth, $24, sz OSFA
Earring- Forever 21, Christmas gift, sz OSFA
Makeup- NYC, (total) $8
Gas- to drive around, $30.
Necklace- Clarie’s, $2, sz OSFA (don’t expect to find it, I got it when I was 12)
We are thrilled to announce “Frozen Fever,” a new animated short that will premiere in the spring of 2015. The short will feature all of your favorite characters from Frozen along with an all-new original song by Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez!
Excuse me while I go and fan girl…
Watch the brand new clip from Big Hero 6 that debuted during tonight’s ABC special, “The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic.” See the full film in theatres in 3D November 7. http://di.sn/tm1
Last Saturday (August 23rd) I applied for the Spring/advantage session of DCP/DL. I understand that it’s Disney, and crap most likely takes forever to go through them, but I’m a very impatience person. It’s only been a week and I’m already near to tearing my own hair out from not knowing if I got in or not. I mean, I’d be stoked if I got in and sad if I didn’t but at the same time the urge to rip my hair out would also end. The latest I’ll find out is November 17th- that’s almost TWO months from when I applied. I’ll be bald if I have to wait that long!
Stay tune, and I will keep you updated as stuff happens.