Last night there was a candlelight vigil held at the Magic Kingdom at park close to honor the victims of the Pulse massacre. It was unofficial and not sponsored by Disney in any way. And yet, Disney showed their solidarity and respects in a uniquely Disney way.
After the nightly “Kiss Goodnight,” the atmosphere music was shut off and all of Main Street was cloaked in dead silence as hundreds of people held candles, phones, and glow sticks into the air. And then, in an unexpected show of support, the colors of the castle changed from red to yellow, then green and blue and finally purple.
Disney also allowed working cast members to attend in costume and even shut down a few of the Main Street shops. Emporium cast members, who lost one of their own in the shooting, stood directly in front of the castle with a heart made of glow sticks. Inside the heart, among the candles, were trinkets and small things that cast and guests left to show their respects such as stickers, celebration buttons, maps, even Photopass cards and Mickey ears.
As guests exited the park, they were handed rainbow Mickey pins or Mickey love pins by working cast members. And cast members who left through the tunnels were handed rainbow Mickey antenna toppers.
I cannot put into words how comforting and important it is to see Disney showing their support for the LGBT+ community. They didn’t have to acknowledge the vigil at all but they did and they made it more magical than anyone expected.
A major Hollywood milestone has been met, and it’s been a long time coming. Ava DuVernay became mighty high in demand, fielding interest from a variety of projects as wide-ranging as Marvel’s Black Panther to an original sci-fi tale from the mind of Colin Trevorrow. Eventually she landed on an adaptation of A Wrinkle of Time at Disney as her next project, and as the film’s pre-production continues, we’ve now learned that it marks a genuinely new piece of history: DuVernay has become the first African American woman to ever direct a film with a budget over $100 million.
This is aweome!!! A Wrinkle In Time is one of my all time favorite books.
So I’m from Florida .
I was brought out to Cali cause some agents have their eyes on me and want to meet me .
so I signed with a new agency here in LA. And she’s big with Disney , so I sent her an email yesterday telling her that I look like Aladdin etc and that if Disney were to ever do an Aladdin movie , to get me in on that. And last year I posted this tweet .
Can everyone share this post and go to Instagram and tag Disney & Disney studios in the pics for me please ?Also could everyone retweet it for me also. It’d mean a lot.
My Instagram is @princeofgotham_ , so people can tag Disney in the Aladdin pics I have posted there.
My Twitter is @_princeofgotham , if anyone wants to retweet the tweet I have there about this.
It will mean a lot.
The YouTube link is me singing part of A Whole New World. Muted Aladdins voice and put mine .
This could be the role that defines me and opens the doors for me in my career.
Maybe we can get this trending . #armaniforaladdin