character: the timekeeper

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For all my friends who love both CBB and Hamilton: Maxwell Keeper does Hamilton

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Remembering the Timekeeper at Magic Kingdom

The Timekeeper was a Circle-Vision 360° film that was presented at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World from November 21, 1994 to February 26, 2006. It was the first Circle-Vision show that was arranged and filmed with an actual plot and not just visions of landscapes, and the first to utilize Audio-Animatronics. During the pre-show guests are introduced to the invention of the show, “Circumvisual PhotoDroid”, more frequently referred to as “9-Eye”. The nine eyes she has represents the nine cameras used in filming the show in the round, thus showing the view from one of her “eyes” on each of the nine movie screens. She is the latest development by The Timekeeper , the inventor of the Time Machine. Guests are invited to be witnesses of the first use ever of the newly invented Machine. After guests enter the Theater, Timekeeper (voiced by Robin Williams) comes to life and has 9-Eyes prepared for the journey through Time. 

After being placed on a seasonal schedule in April 2001, The Timekeeper at Walt Disney World was open on a sporadic schedule during the busy seasons. In early 2007, the former location of The Timekeeper became home to Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor. The attraction building still retains most of the elements of the previous tenant, including the water columns in the queue and the basic Circle-Vision theater. However, the Theater floor has been modified to include seating and several of the screens are now covered by other elements.

“There is a reason God limits our days.. To make each one precious.”

-The Timekeeper by Mitch Albom

It’s not really Dor (of course) or any character from the book but the concept and theme just really struck me hard. I only got to read “The Timekeeper” in the library so I’ve always wanted to buy it for myself but ended up spending for art materials.

It’s such a great book that it made me start reading his other works and I’m currently reading Have A Little Faith. It made me think a lot about life.

Try to imagine a life without timekeeping. You probably can’t. You know the month, the year, the day of the week. There is a clock on your wall or the dashboard of your car. You have a schedule, a calendar, a time for dinner or a movie. Yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored. Birds are not late. A dog does not check its watch. Deer do not fret over passing birthdays. an alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures. A fear of time running out.
—  Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper

Try to imagine a life without timekeeping. You probably can’t. You know the month, the year, the day of the week. There is a clock on your wall or the dashboard of your car. You have a schedule, a calendar, a time for dinner or a movie. Yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored. Birds are not late. A dog does not check its watch. Deer do not fret over passing birthdays. Man alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures. A fear of time running out.

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Mitch Albom, The Timekeeper