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Castle In The Tropics



Castle In The Tropics, originally uploaded by Erin aka Tink*~*~*.

I’m pretty sure that Cinderella’s Castle was fashioned after some historic ones that still stand in European countries. So it’s kind of amusing to glimpse its spires between the palm fronds and exotic flowering trees; amusing but also beautiful.

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Mickey and Minnie chillin’ at the castle

Bunch of rude people here today – it never ceases to amaze me when I’m taking a picture and people have no consciousness that they are walking in front of me or actually posing in my picture. WAKE UP, PEEPS!

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Disneyland, Disneyworld – what’s the difference?

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IMG_6786-Disney-Cinderellas-Castle-Blue-Sky-Puffy-Clouds🙂 Here’s a fun little slide show from National Geographic, which depicts four Disney park attractions side-by-side with Imagineering’s inspiration for each.

Geography of Disneyland — National Geographic Education.

Cute, informative little gallery, and I love National Geographic – but I have a problem when they call their article, “Geography of DisneyLAND” and then lead off with the castle at Disney WORLD. At least they identified the correct location in the caption.

One of the first things I noticed, aside from the above gaffe with the Castle, is that the Matterhorn bears a striking resemblance, in profile anyway, to the Harry Potter Sorting Hat

An expanded version of the information you’ll find the gallery captions can be found here – Disneyland’s Virtual Geography

Oh, and in case you were wondering how to pronounce it, repeat after me: NOY-shwahn-styne.

You’re welcome 😉

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Farewell, Magic Kingdom



Farewell, Magic Kingdom, originally uploaded by Tink*~*~*.

i must depart, and not just because of the deluge that threatens to transform the Magic Kingdom into sunken ruins. I actually have to work tomorrow! So I need to get back to my room and pack up, because the alarm will ring early. But first, a stop at the bakery on Main Street USA!

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Unique night-time views of the Magic Kingdom

IMG_2621-WDW-MK-Cinderellas-castleWhile watching Tinkerbell fly through the night skies at the opening of the Wishes fireworks show, have you ever wondered how she gets up there? Yes, I know – pixie dust. OK, you got me. Let’s rephrase – suppose YOU wanted to fly through the sky like Tinkerbell, but you were dustless at the moment. How would you get up there? How would you make sure you would not fall?

The Imagineering Disney blog has published a series of photos taken one night while climbing to the very tippy-top of Cinderella’s Castle. The elevator only goes as far as the now-famous Castle Suite, where some lucky guests have had the good fortune to spend the night. To climb beyond that and take in the views, you apparently need a safety harness! If you are the type who thinks a backstage view would “ruin the magic” for you, then don’t CLICK HERE

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While trawling around YouTube, I found some TV commercial videos for tourism in Lee County, Florida. I chose to live in Lee because of the proximity to Sanibel Island, one of the Lee Islands. The video embedded above has an “Awwww!” factor that will leave you hungry for unplugged beach time on the Lee Island Coast. And if you can’t get down here for a while, it will at least sustain you until you can.
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Book Review: Project Future

There’s a breed of Disney fans who can be classified as Disney scholars. Beyond enjoyment of the magic, they want to know who and what makes it tick. George Taylor is one such fan. He’s got a great library of books that deconstruct, analyze or just plain celebrate Disney, and frequently offers book reviews on the websites for which he writes.

This time, George has chosen “Project Future: The Inside Story Behind The Creation Of Disney World”. I’ve been waiting for this book to be published and now I’m waiting some more until August rolls around, hoping that someone will pluck it from my Amazon Wish List and present it to me for my birthday.

I always look forward to George’s reviews, and was especially pleased to see this one. CLICK HERE to visit 2719 Hyperion and read about “Project Future”. You can also find George at Imaginerding Disney

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Castle Dream Lights in the Magic Kingdom

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IMG_2618-WDW-MK-castle-clock Hong Kong. Tokyo. Paris. Orlando. Anaheim. Everywhere there’s a collection of Disney theme parks, there’s also a castle. The one in Orlando is Cinderella’s Castle; her tale is told in the form of mosaic tile murals covering the walls of the castle archway. Cinderella’s Castle houses a restaurant, a beauty salon and even overnight accommodations for some lucky guests who are periodically chosen at random for a castle sleep-over in the newly built luxury suite. The castle also provides entertainment. Characters romp and sing on the outdoor stage just beyond the park’s hub, and at night fireworks dance high in the skies above the castles turrets and towers.

IMG_2765Also at night, the castle is lit in brilliant colors that morph and change with such elegance, one can remain seated for hours just staring at the transformation. As if the castle were not pretty enough on a normal night, imagine how it looks during the holiday season with over 200,000 LED lights simulating a sparkling coating of ice. A brief stage show provides a magical lead-in for the transformation. Several Disney characters have gathered and are attempting to decide how the castle should be decorated for the holidays, and ultimately agree that since it is her home, Cinderella should be the one to decide.

IMG_2778When consulted, Cinderella proclaims her wish to see the castle dressed for the holidays with all the shine and twinkle of her own glass slipper. Her Fairy Godmother comes along to see that it happens, recruiting the audience to help Cinderella’s wish come true. For the remainder of the night, the castle appears to be encased in ice (or perhaps a sugar-frosting, as I’ve observed before).

For those who want to know more about Cinderella’s Castle at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, just visit Wikipedia or AllEars.Net to get more details.

 

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Sugar-frosted reflection at the Magic Kingdom

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The story goes like this – Cinderella decided that for Christmas, she wanted her home to look just as sparkly and beautiful as her glass slipper. And before you can say “Bibbidi bobbidi boo!”, the deed is done. Here we see all that glistening goodness reflected in the moat – if only the bridge was located 20 feet back, we could get the whole castle in the shot! But it’s not, so this will have to do. Happy Hump Day, everyone!

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Critters on the Castle: The Cheshire Cat

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In 2005, all Disney theme parks across the globe participated in “The Happiest Celebration On Earth” in honor of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the original Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California. At the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida, Cinderella’s Castle was covered with golden effigies of beloved Disney characters – many of them critters! For the next few weeks, I’ll feature some of these each Saturday as my contribution to the Camera Critters photo meme.

 

The Cheshire Cat

 

IMG_0886-Castle-Critters-Cheshire-CatWe’ve come to the end of the Critters on the Castle series, bringing it full circle back to Alice in Wonderland

The Cheshire Cat is the only character in the story who levels with Alice. He explains to her that everyone in Wonderland is mad; madness is the norm, and Alice, with all of her logic and reasoning and impatience for the nonsense that is the very fabric of Wonderland, doesn’t fit in. So if Alice is not normal, she must be mad… but… but… if she’s mad, then isn’t she really normal, by Wonderland standards? It’s all so confusing!

To top it all off, The Cheshire Cat can make parts of himself disappear! He can reduce himself to just a grin, floating on thin air with no head, no body, nothing but teeth. You know what I think? I think he got into the caterpillar’s hookah, that’s what I think!

In Disney’s 1951 animated feature, the Cheshire Cat was voiced by the incomparable Sterling Holloway, whose impressive resume includes the voicing of several other prominent Disney characters, including Kaa from The Jungle Book and Winnie the Pooh. Admit it. You just heard his voice in your head, saying, “Oh, bother!” 😉 I know, me too!

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Critters on the Castle: Hakuna Matata!

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In 2005, all Disney theme parks across the globe participated in “The Happiest Celebration On Earth” in honor of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the original Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California. At the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida, Cinderella’s Castle was covered with golden effigies of beloved Disney characters – many of them critters! For the next few weeks, I’ll feature some of these each Saturday as my contribution to the Camera Critters photo meme.

Hakuna Matata!

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Critics and literary analyst-types have likened aspects of Disney’s 1994 film The Lion King to a number of works, most notably Shakespeare’s Hamlet and a few stories from the Old Testament. The former kind of intrigues me, for that would mean that Pumba and Timon are Rosencrantz and Guildenstern… 😀 I laugh just thinking about it!

Here we see Timon and Pumba leading the young Simba on a merry march around one of the castle turrets. Can’t you just hear them singing “Hakuna Matata” as they amble along? As I recall, the phrase is Swahili, and as the song instructs us, “it means no worries for the rest of your days”. This is Pumba and Timon’s “problem-free philosophy” for life, and they teach it to Simba so that he may forget about his unhappy past.

“Hakuna Matata” was one of three songs from The Lion King that was nominated for an Academy Award; the other two were “Circle of Life” and “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” (which ended up winning).

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Critters on the Castle: Kaa

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In 2005, all Disney theme parks across the globe participated in “The Happiest Celebration On Earth” in honor of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the original Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California. At the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida, Cinderella’s Castle was covered with golden effigies of beloved Disney characters – many of them critters! For the next few weeks, I’ll feature some of these each Saturday as my contribution to the Camera Critters photo meme.

Kaa

IMG_0857-Disney-Castle-Critter-Jungle-Book-KaaaDisney’s 1967 film The Jungle Book is based upon a novel of the same name by Rudyard Kipling. The Jungle Book makes several contributions to Disney’s burgeoning collection of villains, not the least of which is the ssssoft-sssspoken python, Kaa. In Kipling’s novel, Kaa was actually Mowgli’s very close friend, and his gift of hypnotism worked on everyone except Mowgli. In the Disney film, Kaa has a bit of a competitive streak, making not one but two attempts to capture and eat Mowgli before the man-eating tiger Shere Kahn does.

Kaa was portrayed by the hypnotically soft-spoken Sterling Holloway, whose resume is peppered with Disney projects. I’ll have more about Holloway in a subsequent edition of Camera Critters.

Walt Disney died during production of The Jungle Book, so he never got to see it. However, the film still bears Disney’s imprint; the original script was a bit dark for Walt’s taste, and it underwent revisions by a different writer at his insistence.

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Critters on the Castle: The White Rabbit

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In 2005, all Disney theme parks across the globe participated in “The Happiest Celebration On Earth” in honor of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the original Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California. At the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida, Cinderella’s Castle was covered with golden effigies of beloved Disney characters – many of them critters! For the next few weeks, I’ll feature some of these each Saturday as my contribution to the Camera Critters photo meme.

The White Rabbit


IMG_0849-Magic-Kingdom-Castle-White-RabbitThe White Rabbit is a character from Disney’s 1951 animated feature Alice in Wonderland. Without the White Rabbit, Alice would never have ventured down the rabbit hole to have all those adventures in Wonderland.

The film was based upon Lewis Carroll’s novels, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.. Those who endeavor to analyze literature have always taken Alice’s tumble down the rabbit hole as a metaphoric representation of some sort of intellectual and/or emotional and/or spiritual awakening (they can’t seem to agree on this). That would make our White Rabbit the catalyst for such an awakening. He is, after all, a herald – note he’s got his trumpet, preparing to announce the arrival of the Queen of Hearts and her hapless King.

On the other hand, Jefferson Airplane saw the White Rabbit as a metaphor for a (possibly chemically induced) psychotic, mind-altering experience. Whereas Disney’s White Rabbit races by muttering, “I’m late, I’m late!”, Grace Slick’s version admonishes us to “Feed your head! Feed your head!”

Whichever the case – if you see the White Rabbit, remember that he is the proverbial rocker of worlds and hang on tight – your trip down the rabbit hole is likely to be a wild ride 😉

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Cinderella’s Castle In The Sky

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Cindy’s Castle

Cindy’s castle spires.
Sky is pastel pink and blue.
*NOT about breakfast!

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Clouds Rolling By Cinderella’s Castle

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Clouds Rolling By Cinderella’s Castle

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Cinderella’s Castle in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. Photo taken 10-17-2008, while standing outside the boat house in the rose garden. It was a blue sky day with puffy clouds drifting by.

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Castle reflected in moat



Castle reflected in moat, originally uploaded by Tink*~*~*.

I got a couple shots with the Canon before the battery finally did what it had been threatening to do all afternoon. Sorry, you have to turn your head – was the only way I could get most of the scenario into the shot. It’s REALLY pretty!

Spectromagic parade is going to start soon, and everything is all roped off – not sure I can get outta here now!
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