When we were at Disney this last week it was so hot that we were searching for cool or AC things to do. We had never done One Man’s Dream at Hollywood Studios and it was an AC walk-through and short movie about Walt Disney’s life and the evolution of Disney so we were all for it. As we walked through the early life of Walt Disney it was cool to see the old memorabilia and drawings. Then after Disney was founded, there were posters from the original movies and attractions that I just thought were awesome.
I was first intrigued by this poster for Bambi (Side note: I went to see Bambi in the theaters as a small child and ran out screaming when I realized that Bambi’s mother was shot by a hunter and made the connection that my father went deer hunting.):
The term Twitterpated caught my eye as I have been recently using Twitter and it is such a big deal at the moment. I looked it up and the actual line from the movie is this:
Friend Owl: Yes. Nearly everybody gets twitterpated in the springtime. For example: You’re walking along, minding your own business. You’re looking neither to the left, nor to the right, when all of a sudden you run smack into a pretty face. Woo-woo! You begin to get weak in the knees. Your head’s in a whirl. And then you feel light as a feather, and before you know it, you’re walking on air. And then you know what? You’re knocked for a loop, and you completely lose your head!
What a cool term, twitterpated. I’m going to start using it!
With the recent release of the live actor version of Alice in Wonderland I thought the old poster was cool to see.
As for the attractions, I got to thinking about the relevance to the current time and how timeless the attractions really are at Disney. Sure, some of them are related to popular movies and some get updated now and again but the following two are current to any time period.
Socities will always be making progress and the idea of our world being small is in my mind more and more everyday. It seems to me that we need to learn to work together as a planet and realize that the world we live in is affected by our actions. Walt Disney realized this and so should we.