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Disney Thoughts

Will Mr. Disney’s Vision Rise Again?

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.

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You are Welcome Here in the Magic Kingdom

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!

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Disney Thoughts

Fans Fears Regarding Disney Statue

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!

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Disney Thoughts

Pluto Comes Into His Own

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.
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Where Did Mickey Go?

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.

Withdrawal

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!

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Disney Cruises

A Disneyite Trapped by a Major Crisis

Cruises Shut Down

I am a Disneyite who is trapped in a major crisis. The crisis is the same one we are all in which is the Coronavirus. I can’t do the regular things that I would be able to do if it were not for COVID-19. For example, I had planned to go on a Disney Cruise in the not so far off timeframe. But the Disney Cruise and other cruises had been shut down.

Experiences Expunged

I wanted to go to Disneyworld, but that too had been closed. Oh how I yearned to see the Disney castle in person with its fireworks. No go. The experiential offering had also been closed.

The Last Resort (Pun Intended)

So what was I to do with no Mickey? I did what any Disney fan would do in my situation which was to record my sadness over not being able to be close to my dream. My salvation? The writing of this post in honor of cruises and theme parks that had lifted my spirits in the past. Writing what you are reading right now  somehow makes me feel just a little bit more close to Walt.

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The Ears and the Castle

A Return

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!

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Disney Cruises

The Disney Wish a New Addition

New Stern Art

Disney is known for many wonderful things, the latest of which is a new addition to their cruise ship ensemble. The name of the vessel is “Disney Wish.” It will be a little larger than the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy. Also, there will be the ability to go to the stern and look down at the art that will be found there.

Extra Decks

The atrium is influenced by a princess of beauty from a fairy tale. Unlike prior ships, the stairs will rise to the first floor and the second floor. Making the ship larger with the addition of a couple of extra decks. The ship will set sail on January 2022.

An Imagineer

Disney is also creating a new island attraction known as Lighthouse Point. With all the ships running, the island called Castaway Cay does not have enough space to host them all. So it makes sense to have another island to take the overflow. Imagineer Joe Rohde is heading up the development of the island. One of the big additions of the new island is that there will be a long zip line.

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Disney is for Everyone

Are You a Disneyite or a Disney-might? Take My Quiz to Find Out.


I have created a quiz to show my audience a way to find out if you are a true Disneyite or a runner up. Take my quiz below to find out.

 

 

 

 

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Princesses

Tips for Interacting with Characters on the Disney Cruise

Hi Disneyites! Today we are talking about tips for interacting with Disney Cruise characters. So let’s get started.

AUTOGRAPH BOOK OR SOMETHING TO GET AUTOGRAPHS ON: you need this because if you want to keep the memories alive  you can use an autograph book or something to get an autograph on like a pillowcase, a notebook or anything else you can think of.

GET THE NAVIGATOR APP: this app says what time things are. It can be used for finding out when there are character meet and greets, seeing when there are activities/parties and you can even chat on the app with the people in your room.

SIGN UP FOR THE PRINCESS GATHERING EARLY: If you sign up for the Princess Gathering you’ll be able to meet four princesses. Even though the Princess Gathering requires an extra fee, it’s worth it. You get to meet the princesses without having to wait that long.

Aye aye Disneyites!