guidetodisneyworld:

I’m really sorry about the break that I’ve been on with no warning. It has been really difficult for me balancing all of this disney with my studies (I’m a full time college student with work and art on the side). 
I have really been neglecting this blog but I now have time figured in my hectic schedule to work hard and make this as good as it can be. 
How am I going to do this you may ask. Well….
I’m looking for devoted disney nerds, maybe someone like you, to help me run this blog. I need people who can post at a weekly basis to keep things active and current. 
What I want to do is foster a community around Disney World News in particular, a section of disney that seems to be often ignored. I want people who are interested and passionate in what they do and want to be part of a collaborative project. 
Along with this I will give a Guide to Disney World button to each and every person added to contribute to the blog and about 100 to others of you who just spread the message.
And that’s not all… 
I will also be giving away 3 extra special disney prizes. 
One Elsa, Anna or Kristoff (your choice) Funko Pop figurine. 
One limited edition imagineering exclusive pin. 
And a grand giveaway of an exclusive Destination D item when I attend and cover the event at Disney World in November.
How does that sound for a comeback? 
Now, this will only work with the help of all of you guys. I wouldn’t have started this project otherwise. So spread the word! It’ll automatically enter you to win one or more of these prizes! 
And as always,
Have a Magical Day! 

guidetodisneyworld:

I’m really sorry about the break that I’ve been on with no warning. It has been really difficult for me balancing all of this disney with my studies (I’m a full time college student with work and art on the side). 

I have really been neglecting this blog but I now have time figured in my hectic schedule to work hard and make this as good as it can be. 

How am I going to do this you may ask. Well….

I’m looking for devoted disney nerds, maybe someone like you, to help me run this blog. I need people who can post at a weekly basis to keep things active and current. 

What I want to do is foster a community around Disney World News in particular, a section of disney that seems to be often ignored. I want people who are interested and passionate in what they do and want to be part of a collaborative project. 

Along with this I will give a Guide to Disney World button to each and every person added to contribute to the blog and about 100 to others of you who just spread the message.

And that’s not all… 

I will also be giving away 3 extra special disney prizes.

One Elsa, Anna or Kristoff (your choice) Funko Pop figurine.

One limited edition imagineering exclusive pin. 

And a grand giveaway of an exclusive Destination D item when I attend and cover the event at Disney World in November.

How does that sound for a comeback? 

Now, this will only work with the help of all of you guys. I wouldn’t have started this project otherwise. So spread the word! It’ll automatically enter you to win one or more of these prizes! 

And as always,

Have a Magical Day! 

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New Trailer for Tomorrowland 

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It was a fun night 😊

It was a fun night 😊

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Just a sneak peek of my Megara #disneybound for #aladdin the musical tonight.                                 If any of my fellow New York disney freaks and D23 geeks are gonna be there don’t feel afraid to introduce yourself! #disney #disneyside

Just a sneak peek of my Megara #disneybound for #aladdin the musical tonight. If any of my fellow New York disney freaks and D23 geeks are gonna be there don’t feel afraid to introduce yourself! #disney #disneyside

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guidetodisneyworld:

D23 Expo Tickets on Sale August 14th

All of the prices for the expo tickets have been released and up on the d23 website.  The main news for this is the huge increase in the price of the sorcerer package tickets. Now at a whopping $2,000 dollars apiece the sorcerer tickets are well out of the hands of anyone without, well, two THOUSAND dollars to just throw at disney stuff. Of course this package comes with some perks, line jumps, special seats, first access and you get to meet a super secret disney “guest” during it. So maybe it’s a little more for your money this next expo?

Personally, I don’t know if it’s worth it. I was very upset when the “premiere” tickets were taken away. I had those my first year I went to the expo which was perfect for me. It was then $500 and I got into most of the things I wanted to go to with reserved seating in the smaller stages, not the arena. With the experiences of overcrowding last year I may have to splurge on the expensive tickets. 

I want to know what you guys think! Are these new tickets worth it?

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guidetodisneyworld:

Did you know that the original Backlot tour at MGM took over two hours and took up half the park?
Yep! It’s true. The first incarnation of the backlot tour took over two hours and had more than 17 parts!

    Step through the gate of the Disney-MGM Studios and enter a working movie and television Production Center. Your stay will include an in-depth look at live action movies and television, and a unique opportunity to visit Disney animators working on their newest featurettes. ATTRACTIONS:     On the Backstage Studio Tour, a two-part adventure, you go behind the scenes of a real motion picture studio.     Please Note: This 2-hour guided tour involves an hour of walking. Restroom facilities are available at the shuttle station before you embark on your journey and at the start of your walking tour. (1) The Backstage Shuttle Station is where your adventure begins. You’ll be introduced to the business of show business.     Then you’ll board a backstage shuttle and travel into the heart of theProduction Center. Highlights include visits to: (2) Costuming  Where skilled designers create the clothes worn by your favorite stars. (3) Scenic Shop  If it’s in the script, here’s where studio craftsmen will build it. (4) Residential Street  Look closely at the “houses” on this outdoor set. You may recognize the homes of famous movie and TV families. (5) Catastrophe Canyon  A perilous journey through a unique outdoor set. You’ll experience amazing artificial disasters that seem real enough in the movies, but even more impressive up close. (6) New York Street  A giant backlot set used to film busy street scenes. Forced perspective “buildings” at the end of the street make these two blocks look like an entire cityscape. (7) Water Effects Tank  You may be the star of a dramatic ocean storm scene. (8) Special Effects Workshop and Shooting Stage  Explore the fascinating science of optical and mechanical effects. (9) Soundstages  Specially designed stages let you look in on movies and television shows in production.     Please Note: The use of cameras or recording devices of any kind Is prohibited inside soundstages.   (10) Post Production Editing and Audio  When principal photography is complete, the films come here, where editors, sound engineers and other technicians add the finishing touches. (11) The Walt Disney Theater  The final stop on your adventure, where you’ll see special sneak previews of new movies. RESTAURANTS: (12) Soundstage Restaurant  Where dining is “Big Business.” Counter service dining offers pizza, pasta, sandwiches, soups and salads. (13) The Catwalk Bar  Where beer, wine, cocktails and specialty drinks are served. (14) Studio Catering Co.  On the Backstage Studio Tour. Refreshing fruit salads, ice cream snack items and beverages. SHOPS: (15) The Disney Studio Store  Dazzle your friends with The Walt Disney Studios and Touchstone Pictures clothing and accessories. (16) The Loony Bin  On the Backstage Studio Tour, Unique gag gifts, plush toys and loony souvenirs. (17) On the Backstage Studio Tour  you’ll have a zany photo opportoonity with favorite cartoon stars.

guidetodisneyworld:

Did you know that the original Backlot tour at MGM took over two hours and took up half the park?

Yep! It’s true. The first incarnation of the backlot tour took over two hours and had more than 17 parts!

    Step through the gate of the Disney-MGM Studios and enter a working movie and television Production Center. Your stay will include an in-depth look at live action movies and television, and a unique opportunity to visit Disney animators working on their newest featurettes. 

ATTRACTIONS: 

    On the Backstage Studio Tour, a two-part adventure, you go behind the scenes of a real motion picture studio. 


    Please Note: This 2-hour guided tour involves an hour of walking. Restroom facilities are available at the shuttle station before you embark on your journey and at the start of your walking tour. 

(1) The Backstage Shuttle Station is where your adventure begins. You’ll be introduced to the business of show business. 

    Then you’ll board a backstage shuttle and travel into the heart of theProduction Center. Highlights include visits to: 

(2) Costuming  Where skilled designers create the clothes worn by your favorite stars. 

(3) Scenic Shop  If it’s in the script, here’s where studio craftsmen will build it. 

(4) Residential Street  Look closely at the “houses” on this outdoor set. You may recognize the homes of famous movie and TV families. 

(5) Catastrophe Canyon  A perilous journey through a unique outdoor set. You’ll experience amazing artificial disasters that seem real enough in the movies, but even more impressive up close. 

(6) New York Street  A giant backlot set used to film busy street scenes. Forced perspective “buildings” at the end of the street make these two blocks look like an entire cityscape. 

(7) Water Effects Tank  You may be the star of a dramatic ocean storm scene. 

(8) Special Effects Workshop and Shooting Stage  Explore the fascinating science of optical and mechanical effects. 

(9) Soundstages  Specially designed stages let you look in on movies and television shows in production. 

    Please Note: The use of cameras or recording devices of any kind Is prohibited inside soundstages.   

(10) Post Production Editing and Audio  When principal photography is complete, the films come here, where editors, sound engineers and other technicians add the finishing touches. 

(11) The Walt Disney Theater  The final stop on your adventure, where you’ll see special sneak previews of new movies. 

RESTAURANTS: 

(12) Soundstage Restaurant  Where dining is “Big Business.” Counter service dining offers pizza, pasta, sandwiches, soups and salads. 

(13) The Catwalk Bar  Where beer, wine, cocktails and specialty drinks are served. 

(14) Studio Catering Co.  On the Backstage Studio Tour. Refreshing fruit salads, ice cream snack items and beverages. 

SHOPS: 

(15) The Disney Studio Store  Dazzle your friends with The Walt Disney Studios and Touchstone Pictures clothing and accessories. 

(16) The Loony Bin  On the Backstage Studio Tour, Unique gag gifts, plush toys and loony souvenirs. 

(17) On the Backstage Studio Tour  you’ll have a zany photo opportoonity with favorite cartoon stars.

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lipsredasroses:

lipsredasroses:

Snow White from Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs is strong. She is feminists favorite punching bag, right after Aurora but at least every once in awhile someone will come to Aurora’s defense. Snow (and Cinderella frankly) are seen as what is wrong with the Disney princesses. Snow likes cute animals, cooking, cleaning, and a useless prince. She befriends seven strange men who end up saving her in the end. Dude, the prince just comes and kisses her. She is stereotypically feminine. She doesn’t go fight for her country. She doesn’t prevent a war from breaking out. Girl is nice to every single person she meets, even the woman who tried to kill her. She felt bad that she scared the animals when they found her crying in the woods. She is kind hearted. She wants to help everyone she meets. Her looking out for others is what got her killed.
All of that does not make her weak. Sure, she is a bit naive but she lived a rather sheltered life. The queen had her locked away doing chores all day. When she found out the queen wanted her killed, instead of standing in the field looking at the huntsman, she fucking ran. She ran away to protect herself. She left an abusive home (she lived with the queen in her castle). When she met the dwarfs, she bargained with them so they wouldn’t kick her out. She ran that house. She put the dwarves and animals to work. She was very sweet but she was also the head bitch in charge. Even Grumpy didn’t try to backtalk her.
The fact she needed the dwarfs and animals to save her doesn’t make her weak. Saving yourself is more than just killing the enemy. It is about surviving, which Snow White did. She may not know how to throw a punch, shoot an arrow, or save her country; but that doesn’t make her weak. Not every woman can defeat their demons/enemies on their own. Some of them need help from their friends, which the dwarfs and animals were to Snow, to defeat their enemy and that doesn’t make them weak.
Also, girls who prefer Snow White to Merida are not weak or “too girly.” There is no such thing as being “too girly.” Not all girls are going to relate to Merida and that is okay. Not all girls are going to like Snow White. Some girls like both characters. There is nothing wrong with girls liking the classic Disney princesses. There is nothing wrong with girls preferring the newer princesses. What is a problem is when people try to deem what princesses are “good” or “bad.”

Over the past 2 days this has been reblogged over a thousand times. I’m not sure which blog originally reblogged it but it’s become a very popular post. It seems like every few months this posts resurfaces, which is great. I still stand behind everything I said in the post. 
With that being said, I’ve wanted to reblog some of the posts with one of those snarky “you missed the point” images/gifs. This post is only about Walt Disney’s Snow White from Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs. This post has nothing to do with the original Snow White, who is frankly older than the Grimms character. With that being said, Walt Disney did create her in the 1930s. The 30s did not exactly scream “women’s lib” but that doesn’t mean their aren’t strong female characters in historical literature or films. Snow White is one of the youngest Disney characters since she was only 13/14 in the story. I might cry if I see another “but the movie came out in the 30s, you can’t expect it to be a feminist film” or some nonsense like that. I never said Snow White was a feminist film, I said she was a strong character. Frankly I think Frozen and Brave are as feminist as Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs but that is for a different post. 
I did read one reblog, that I really wish I reblogged now. The author was saying how Snow White survived an abusive relationship and that makes her strong. The Queen abused Snow White and tried to have her killed on multiple occasions but Snow White survived. Snow White was strong for many reasons, including the fact she survived an abusive situation. It’s a post for another day that 3 of the princesses (Snow, Cinderella, & Rapunzel) all survived abusive relationships.
Long story short, I still stand by what I wrote and say Snow White is a strong character. She may not have saved China or froze her kingdom but she survived an abusive step mother and remained a kind and caring person. I can barely remain nice to a customer who got on my last nerves let alone remain kind, optimistic, and caring when someone is trying to kill me. That is a positive strength of Snow Whites and makes her a good role model.

lipsredasroses:

lipsredasroses:

Snow White from Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs is strong. She is feminists favorite punching bag, right after Aurora but at least every once in awhile someone will come to Aurora’s defense. Snow (and Cinderella frankly) are seen as what is wrong with the Disney princesses. Snow likes cute animals, cooking, cleaning, and a useless prince. She befriends seven strange men who end up saving her in the end. Dude, the prince just comes and kisses her. She is stereotypically feminine. She doesn’t go fight for her country. She doesn’t prevent a war from breaking out. Girl is nice to every single person she meets, even the woman who tried to kill her. She felt bad that she scared the animals when they found her crying in the woods. She is kind hearted. She wants to help everyone she meets. Her looking out for others is what got her killed.

All of that does not make her weak. Sure, she is a bit naive but she lived a rather sheltered life. The queen had her locked away doing chores all day. When she found out the queen wanted her killed, instead of standing in the field looking at the huntsman, she fucking ran. She ran away to protect herself. She left an abusive home (she lived with the queen in her castle). When she met the dwarfs, she bargained with them so they wouldn’t kick her out. She ran that house. She put the dwarves and animals to work. She was very sweet but she was also the head bitch in charge. Even Grumpy didn’t try to backtalk her.

The fact she needed the dwarfs and animals to save her doesn’t make her weak. Saving yourself is more than just killing the enemy. It is about surviving, which Snow White did. She may not know how to throw a punch, shoot an arrow, or save her country; but that doesn’t make her weak. Not every woman can defeat their demons/enemies on their own. Some of them need help from their friends, which the dwarfs and animals were to Snow, to defeat their enemy and that doesn’t make them weak.

Also, girls who prefer Snow White to Merida are not weak or “too girly.” There is no such thing as being “too girly.” Not all girls are going to relate to Merida and that is okay. Not all girls are going to like Snow White. Some girls like both characters. There is nothing wrong with girls liking the classic Disney princesses. There is nothing wrong with girls preferring the newer princesses. What is a problem is when people try to deem what princesses are “good” or “bad.”

Over the past 2 days this has been reblogged over a thousand times. I’m not sure which blog originally reblogged it but it’s become a very popular post. It seems like every few months this posts resurfaces, which is great. I still stand behind everything I said in the post.

With that being said, I’ve wanted to reblog some of the posts with one of those snarky “you missed the point” images/gifs. This post is only about Walt Disney’s Snow White from Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs. This post has nothing to do with the original Snow White, who is frankly older than the Grimms character. With that being said, Walt Disney did create her in the 1930s. The 30s did not exactly scream “women’s lib” but that doesn’t mean their aren’t strong female characters in historical literature or films. Snow White is one of the youngest Disney characters since she was only 13/14 in the story. I might cry if I see another “but the movie came out in the 30s, you can’t expect it to be a feminist film” or some nonsense like that. I never said Snow White was a feminist film, I said she was a strong character. Frankly I think Frozen and Brave are as feminist as Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs but that is for a different post.

I did read one reblog, that I really wish I reblogged now. The author was saying how Snow White survived an abusive relationship and that makes her strong. The Queen abused Snow White and tried to have her killed on multiple occasions but Snow White survived. Snow White was strong for many reasons, including the fact she survived an abusive situation. It’s a post for another day that 3 of the princesses (Snow, Cinderella, & Rapunzel) all survived abusive relationships.

Long story short, I still stand by what I wrote and say Snow White is a strong character. She may not have saved China or froze her kingdom but she survived an abusive step mother and remained a kind and caring person. I can barely remain nice to a customer who got on my last nerves let alone remain kind, optimistic, and caring when someone is trying to kill me. That is a positive strength of Snow Whites and makes her a good role model.

(via futuredisneyprincessinthemaking)