alicefanlove:

I’m a former Disneyland cast member. I was Alice in Wonderland. AMA.
"yes lots of children really believe it and thats what made it special. the best cute kid story is a make a wish girl i met. she was 6 years old and almost blind from her condition, but she could see if you were close enough. i spent hours with her on 3 different days that she was there, the last day the mother was sobbing and telling me how i was her daughters angel and how they were so happy she got to see me before she lost all sight. she asked if alice could join them at the character dinner. in wonderful disney fashion my managers said NO, alice could not extend her hours into character dining. so i said fuck it, got out of costume, went and bought her an alice doll and went to the dinner as myself to give her the doll. i figured she was almost blind and would have no clue i was alice without all the blue. i approached the mother at dinner who instantly started bawling and hugging me, i gave the little girl the alice doll and told her i was alices friend. i gave the mother my contact info and kept in touch with the family. the little girl passed away shortly after but the mother sent me a beautiful photo of her daughter and i walking down a path holding hands. she also sent me a silver angel that hangs on my wall. i was told they buried her with the alice doll. i cry thinking about it, but im glad i have those memories. there are SO many more amazing stories but that is my favorite."

This was THE ama that brought me into the Reddit world. It was the first one I ever read, and honestly made me realize that sometimes the people aren’t faking the magic. If you have time, I highly recommend reading this.

alicefanlove:

I’m a former Disneyland cast member. I was Alice in Wonderland. AMA.

"yes lots of children really believe it and thats what made it special. the best cute kid story is a make a wish girl i met. she was 6 years old and almost blind from her condition, but she could see if you were close enough. i spent hours with her on 3 different days that she was there, the last day the mother was sobbing and telling me how i was her daughters angel and how they were so happy she got to see me before she lost all sight. she asked if alice could join them at the character dinner. in wonderful disney fashion my managers said NO, alice could not extend her hours into character dining. so i said fuck it, got out of costume, went and bought her an alice doll and went to the dinner as myself to give her the doll. i figured she was almost blind and would have no clue i was alice without all the blue. i approached the mother at dinner who instantly started bawling and hugging me, i gave the little girl the alice doll and told her i was alices friend. i gave the mother my contact info and kept in touch with the family. the little girl passed away shortly after but the mother sent me a beautiful photo of her daughter and i walking down a path holding hands. she also sent me a silver angel that hangs on my wall. i was told they buried her with the alice doll. i cry thinking about it, but im glad i have those memories. there are SO many more amazing stories but that is my favorite."

This was THE ama that brought me into the Reddit world. It was the first one I ever read, and honestly made me realize that sometimes the people aren’t faking the magic. If you have time, I highly recommend reading this.

disney:

Imagine a place where nothing is impossible. The US teaser trailer for Tomorrowland is here: http://di.sn/qpJ

Cannot start to explain how stoked I am for this movie!

disney:

Imagine a place where nothing is impossible. The US teaser trailer for Tomorrowland is here: http://di.sn/qpJ

Cannot start to explain how stoked I am for this movie!

I know this isn’t Disney, but I just LOVE this woman so much! First two Disney ones and now Wicked!!

gameraboy:

"Disneyland, a 70-acre Cleanup Job" from Wonderful World of Disney vol 1 #3 (1970)

Can’t agree more with this article, despite its age. If you really want to see these people at work, stay at the Californian Hotel on the side over looking downtown disney. Then just stay up until two or three am. These men are fast and near silent.

its-fun-to-be-free:

This is one of the only complete videos I have found of the Tapestry of Nations parade that ran at Epcot from 1999 to 2001 as part of the park’s celebration of the new millennium. 

The parade featured large puppets (designed by Michael Curry who designed the puppets for Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway) and drum units that made their way around the World Showcase Lagoon. 

The parade was changed from The Tapestry of Nations to the Tapestry of Dreams in 2002, and the Tapestry of Dreams was focused on the dreams and wishes of children around the world rather than time and the world itself like the original parade was. It ran nightly, with a shorter route than the original parade and due to declining popularity, was cancelled in 2003. 

Since then, Epcot hasn’t really had a parade. The music composed for this parade is one of the prettiest parade scores I’ve ever heard. The puppets used are also art pieces in themselves, and provided a lot of room for guest interaction. The only issue I would see with a parade around the World Showcase is crowding. There isn’t much room for guests to walk between the parade and the viewing areas, so that poses an issue. But, they worked well with that issue by only having one or two major float type pieces, and having the puppets which didn’t take up much space.

The parade performed twice nightly with the theme of Unity and was also broken up into sections, between Mexico and Germany, Germany to Morocco, and Morocco to the UK. In the beginning of the parade’s run, it had an additional theme, of Diversity, and both ran nightly, but then it was reduced down to just Unity which ran once a night for a while, but then with the popularity of the parade, ran twice. In 2001, the different sections were combined and the full parade ran from Mexico to Morocco and then finally became one singular parade until the run of the parade ended. With the changes in parades (from Tapestry of Nations to Tapestry of Dreams), the route was shortened from Germany to Morocco until the end of the parade’s run in 2003. 

After 2000, the narration was slightly changed to remove references to the new millennium. 

Nonetheless, the parade was beautiful and I feel like it really captured the message of the World Showcase and the Millennium Celebration. 

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My favorite thing was the cast members and their rainbow light sabers.

another-aveng3r:

Disney Park Favorites: Favorite Ride in (Epcot) World Showcase~ Maelstorm

disneyaddictgirl:

All of us super depressed that the Maelstrom has to leave us today. hecallsmepineappleprincess that-one-animator

In honor of maelstorm’s last day- if you look in the background of the first photo the standby wait time is 80 minutes when just a few weeks ago it was less then 10. Shows you what closing does to an attraction.

Disney Pixar’s 
Inside Out
June 19th, 2015

Disney Pixar’s

Inside Out

June 19th, 2015

wonder-warren:

Today I would mostly like to be a 1965 Disneyland mermaid. *sigh* #disneyland #mermaidlagoon #vintagedisney

wonder-warren:

Today I would mostly like to be a 1965 Disneyland mermaid. *sigh* #disneyland #mermaidlagoon #vintagedisney

disneypixar:

Meet Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust, and Fear — the little voices inside your head. Inside Out comes to theatres June 19. Watch the teaser trailer: http://di.sn/so7

disneyfiedme:

Ad for the opening of Walt Disney World from 1971! Starring my namesake Julie Andrews. Watch it here. <3

It’s a day of Disney World. :D

disneyfiedme:

Ad for the opening of Walt Disney World from 1971! Starring my namesake Julie Andrews. Watch it here. <3

It’s a day of Disney World. :D

disney:

Today marks 43 years since Walt Disney World first opened.

Happy Birthday Disney World!! &lt;3

disney:

Today marks 43 years since Walt Disney World first opened.

Happy Birthday Disney World!! <3

disneystyle:

Go behind the scenes with this exclusive tour of Once Upon a Time’s Costume Department!

disneystyle:

Go behind the scenes with this exclusive tour of Once Upon a Time’s Costume Department!

disneyanimation:

It’s here! Watch the new trailer for Big Hero 6 now and see the film in theatres in 3D November 7: http://di.sn/rn1

I cannot stress how much I love this trailer and how stoked I am to see this movie- WHERE CAN I FIND THIS SONG!?