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Look what I found. Been doing major research for a project. I’ve been delving back into parisian newspapers and look what I’ve found! Real advertisements for performances of Faust, Bal Masque, the accident at Palais Garnier that inspired Leroux’s chandelier crash, and the first publication of Le Fantome de l’Opera! So beautiful!!

maggiebeedesigns:

"Infinite Melody" Scarf.

Infinity Scarf now Available at MaggieBee Designs on etsy!

Inside the magic and the Disney Parks blog are saying that Frozen is now officially replacing Norway. Also, it may be replacing Christmas (or at least joining it; I don't know. I'm uncomfortable.) ... I like Frozen, but I'm going to go scream incoherently into a pillow for the next twenty years.

Asked by shelephantom

disneyhappilyeverafters:

mrgeef:

I’m really upset about this.

I feel like Universal should do an Old Spice-style commercial. “Look at your theme parks. Now look at mine. Now look at your theme parks, now back to mine. Sadly, your parks aren’t mine. Your park doesn’t have the leadership to pull off the things that I am doing. I’m building hugely immersive and detailed lands, and Disney fans are getting sing-alongs and two-minute kiddie coasters and social media campaigns for a flying dragon that you’ll never actually see. I’m on a horse.”

Here’s a link to the Disney announcement for any who haven’t seen it. It’s now official — Anna and Elsa are evicting Maelstrom. We’re actually going to have a World Showcase with ten nations + one fictional location (for now — how long until Morocco becomes Agrabah?). While the rumors were getting a little too specific for me to keep just assuming they were fake, it’s such a stupid idea that I was holding out hope that Disney wouldn’t actually do it.

Look, I’m all for building a Frozen attraction. I can’t argue the popularity of the movie, and four-hour lines to meet Anna and Elsa are previously unprecedented. But with all the land available, the only excuse for putting it in what used to be a place to experience the culture of Norway is that they want to pinch pennies — why build a new attraction when you can just throw some new decorations in an old one? Why expand a park when you can keep capacity the same?

I’m seriously over today’s Disney upper management. Bob Iger is just Eisner Junior — he has zero creativity (hence the reason he is buying intellectual property like Marvel and Star Wars from other companies instead of coming up with new IP in-house). He’s just as penny-pinching, and just as “corporate.”

Walt Disney proved that you can make money by doing the right thing, but today’s Disney leadership knows that you can make MORE money by forgetting your own company’s heritage.

Update/replace Maelstrom? Yes, that would make sense — the attraction is a bit outdated. But keep it Norway, don’t move the story to the fictional land of Arendelle. Or, since Norway isn’t paying to maintain the pavilion anymore, change it to a different country. A real one. The World Showcase having pavilions replaced by fictional places destroys the entire idea of that part of the park. Bring a sub-Saharan African country to the World Showcase (aside from the drums tucked away into a corner which is all the representation that continent gets now). Bring in Russia. Heck, make it Luxembourg — the pavilion would be approximately the same size of the actual country (before you send asks, yes — that’s a major exaggeration).

And build a Frozen attraction, sure. But not there. Why dismantle the entire idea of the World Showcase to do so? Can you imagine a Frozen attraction using state-of-the-art technology and ride systems, and how much better it would be than shoe-horning it into an attraction that’s a quarter of a century old?

Remember when you could ride through The Living Seas aquarium and be surrounded by sea life? You know, before it became a Finding Nemo attraction and they actually blocked your view of the animals so you can watch movie clips instead? Oh, you still ride through the aquarium, but they made it so you can’t actually see the aquarium. This is the same level of stupidity.

I’m so sick of Disney corporate management. We need another Walt or Frank Wells — someone who can be the conscience of the company. Because right now it appears that there is nobody speaking up for what’s right, and instead everybody in upper management is putting profits above everything else.

I definitely agree. But Africa does get representation in Animal Kingdom, so I think a different country would do well to replace Norway if we’re removing all of the heritage from Maelstrom anyway. Arendelle, a FICTIONAL land BASED on Norwegian culture, does not belong in World Showcase.

disneydeviants:

Disney Villains WeekDay 4 - Most evil/disgusting villain

Frollo

kristoffbjorgman:

Top 10 Disney Movies (as voted by my followers)
 #8 - The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

stilldriftingoffalone:

The title song from today’s matinee. Needless to say I was surrounded by very confused tourists. It was definitely an experience I’m never going to forget. I felt so bad, especially for Jeremy who sang all of his bits despite his mic not being turned up until ‘In all your fantasies’, but all I could do was laugh.

I didn’t do touch my phone or anything, this is exactly how it sounded in the theatre. 

The Phantom of the Opera - Jeremy Secomb and Harriet Jones, 21st August 2014 Matinee

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brispeak:

SO PERFECT!!!

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camiekahle:

ageotropic:

youjustwaitandsee:

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Okay… That’s it… I think I’m going to set this as my alarm on my phone so I can feel like I’m waking up in heaven on a daily basis.

There’s just something about children’s choirs.

There’s just something about this song

Okay, let me tell you a thing about this song. My mother is a nurse in the NICU with small premature babies. and she had one baby that was born addicted to 5 different drugs. Needless to say, the poor baby had to suffer through intense withdrawals, and my mom discovered that this song was incredibly soothing for the baby while he went through all of his pain. She would play this during his rougher patches, and it would calm him down. So yes, there is something about this song. 

Fun facts!

This song is a mele (soft, metered song with music) in contrast to an oli (a chant), and translated, it’s a song actually for Chief Kalakaua and Cheifess Lili’ulani. It tells of the beautiful scenery of all the islands, and specifically, a beautiful blooming flower that withstands the summits of each significant peak of Hawaii (including Mauna Kea!). 
If you contrast the words mele and oli, you will hear them (say them outloud!) how soft, and harsh they are respectively. This mele is comprised of mostly soft, flowing words (save for the name of the mountains!) and the combination of those beautiful words used to name beautiful things and the Children’s Chorus is probably what it is.

Peace(fulness) transcends language.

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disneybakerdcp:

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disneyetorlando:

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Probably one of my most favorite photos ever. I want to print it and frame it

I will always reblog this photo, I seriously want a print to frame

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mme-leota:

first of all, this being my 3rd blog (Ilostcount) I’m surprised I have as many followers as I do now(200). Many of you have stuck with me through each account change, and I can’t be more thankful that you guys still want to be my friends. LOL

IRL family

punkin-kisses : You have been there for me for 6+ years . I love you so much. I feel like you are my family and I thank God for you each day. After everything we’ve been through, you have helped me get through the past 6 years of my life, and I know there were time I’ve helped you and I can only hope to have been there as often and as genuinely as you have been there for me. Your strength is as boundless as your free flowing hair. You’re an inspiration and have taught me to me true to myself and never take crap from anyone.

asktheghosthost : I’ve known you for 6+ years, but unfortunately only started talking to you more often maybe 2 years ago. You are like my big sister. You’ve helped me through some crap and have been there for me as often as you could, and I’m very very thankful for you. You always know what what to say and I love your sense of humor. It always inspired me how you could be going through something serious and you’ll always find a way to laugh through it. I love you a lot!

tumblr family:

Yall, I’ve known from my 1st tumblr.You know me from the inside out. We each seen each other at our worst and stayed friends to see each other at our best. We never stop loving each other no matter what happens. I appreciate you guys so much and I love you. Never stop smiling. We’ll be just fine.

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* new family *:

You have been there for me when I needed you. You’ve guys always have the right words to say. I can only hope I’ve been there for you guys as much as you’ve been there for me. I can’t thank you enough for sticking with me thus far through the crazy. Some of you have offered to be there for me and I completely trust you. I love you.

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the parents:

tara-mun and paopufish : I love you guys so much. You’re my parents and I’m happy to have you. Yall have been there for me and have helped me through some tough times recently. Without you guys, I don’t know where I would be. Thank you for always being there for me and I know we’ll get through this, together. 

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Maelstrom Tee for Adults - Epcot - Limited Availability

Just purchased! How could i not??

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