These are uncertain times. Not just for us regular folks, but also for magic kingdoms and their inhabitants. Will Mr. Disney’s vision rise again? Will there still be a place for it in era changed? We hope so.
We like Disneyland, one could even say we love it. And we love the cruises too. But in this Pandemic it is just not the same. Maybe it is the feeling that Disney’s magical characters and and good feelings can’t save us anymore.
Disney shut down bad men and evil queens, but given our real world worries, there’s no much that a mouse with a wand can do.
So, we welcome you aboard this magic journey that you will get out of it, as much elbow grease as you are willing to put in. Anything is possible if you put your mind to it. We do not make the claim that this will be the end all, be all, Disney experience of your life, but it is our hope that you find it an enjoyable and relevant one.
We just wanted to take the time to thank you for taking the time to follow this website and blog. Your enthusiasm and support means a lot to us in this Magic Kingdom!
Is this Statue the Next Inline?
There is a lovely statue of Walt Disney and Mickey that has been up for some time inspiring viewers and Disneyites as well. The only problem is that we are in the time of people knocking down statues and putting them out of commission. We fear that Walt could be the next in line.
The Coronavirus Has Shut Down Some of Disney
But why would anyone want to knock over Walt Disney and Mickey? Maybe some people don’t like Disney movies? Or maybe they have never been on a Disney Cruise? We say this because if you experience a Disney Cruise it’s hard to not like Disney. But sadly the Disney Cruises have shut down for the time being due to COVID-19 therefore making it impossible for haters to be able to experience one of the best things that Disney offers.
Oprah has some good ideas in this regard:
“If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.” -Oprah Winfrey
As Disneyite we see Oprah’s lesson as an important one. The virus has shut down some of the best that Disney has to offer, but we must be grateful for what we still have Disney-wise.
Our Plea to the Haters
Why do haters hate? Often it is because of their upbringing or lack thereof. There is the sad reality that lots of folks did not have a good home life growing up and therefore maybe never experienced a Disney movie or television show. We’re not saying that Mickey Mouse can wave his magic wand and make cease what is happening in these challenging times, but as Disneyites ourselves, we believe that Disney can be a part of the solution. So please do not knock down Walt and Mickey!
All That is Left is PP
Poor Pluto. Poor Pluto Pup. That’s right, his last name is Pup. Not “Mouse” which you would think was the case because Pluto is a part of Mickey Mouse’s family. And with Mickey being gone with others of the Disney characters going with him, all that is left if PP.
A Less than Perfect Leader
Somehow the expectation is that Pluto will take over the duties of the Mickey Mouse fam to make sure everything is running well. Mickey is too depressed to work because of the way that the Coronavirus has hit his world. This end of the cruise ship and Disneyland sales, makes him less than perfect for taking action as a leader.
Head of Press
0fficially a mixed-breed dog, Pluto made his debut as a bloodhound in Mickey Mouse cartoons starting in 1930. So yes, Pluto looks pretty darn good for being age 90. At a time in his life chronologically when this canine may have hoped for a nice retirement, he is now unofficially-officially the voice of Disney press.
Moving Further Away from Us
Even though there is still a lot of Disney to go around for fans, there is a way that we feel Mickey has deserted us. Just yesterday here in New York we got the news that “Frozen” on Broadway was closing due to the Coronavirus. Every day it feels like Mickey is moving further and further away from us.
Author Shares with His Community
As a Disneyite, I need my fix of Mickey now and then, but in many ways all things Disney are dimming. This will pass of course. For example, the Broadway hit “Hamilton” will be streaming soon on the Disney Plus. The author of “Hamilton” grew up just down the street from us an occasionally shows up in the community sharing something artistic such as movies or watching the local kids dancing.
Although we love Lin-Manuel Miranda and are looking forward to seeing the cinematic take on his amazing story with contemporary music, we still need more as Disneyites. As we’ve discussed the lack of Disney cruises available is the cornerstone of our Disneyite needs. With the cruise we are able to immerse ourselves in the Mickey/Disney experience. Losing that has caused a kind of feeling of withdrawal. Mickey, com back Mickey!
Hello all Disneyites. We hope your Disneyite life has been going well. We apologize for not being around for a while. We’ve been busy having Disneyite adventures. More on that later.
Some Disneyite Thoughts
We’ve been mulling over what it means to be a Disneyite and as per the photograph we believe much of what being a Disneyite has to do with is the ears and the castle. We’re fans of both. Mickey Mouse was Mr. Disney’s first character. And the castle, according to my grandfather, was the key image used in the old Disney program.
What are YOUR Insights?
We’d love to hear from you!