I personally think that Rupauls Drag Race is one of the best shows on television. To see what some of these queens can do is simply incredible. You don’t have to be gay or a woman to appreciate talent. What these contestants can do with just makeup and wit is pure magic. And what’s more magical than Disney?!
A friend of mine was making fun of all of the Disney mashups that I do and essentially threw this idea at me as if it were completely ridiculous. And it is! But it’s also pretty amazing! What would happen if they ditched there swords and boots for sequins and blush?
I’ve illustrated some of my favorite Disney Fellas as if they were contestants on Rupauls Drag Race! Heres what I came up with!
jadethirlwall: Spending my final day in the USA at @waltdisneyworld was honestly one of the best days of my life! I’ve dreamed of going ever since I was a little girl watching the advert on my Disney VHS movies and it was even more magical than I thought it would be ✨ thank you to the amazing Disney team for looking after us and to our incredible tour guide Tom who we were all convinced was the magical Mr Disney in disguise 😂❤ I can’t wait to go back!
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.