Another Disney theme park idea for Moana came to me when i was watching the “Villains Unleashed” park show on YouTube. It’s really kind of lame, it’s Hades acting like a talk show host and counting down fifty villains. They show up, show off their costume, and walk off. It’s not even “lesser known” villains as it bills itself since people like Jafar and the Evil Queen are int he countdown. And Maleficent is the final one and she does a video appearance instead of showing.
So my idea? Take that soundstage and give it to Maui to do a show about heroes. Call it “Maui Time” even. Get a guy who looks and sounds like Maui to do a talk show schitck with other cool guys like himself. I’m thinking maybe Hercules, Flynn, Tarzan, Aladdin, maybe Jim Hawkins or Peter Pan if we need a younger guy. Instead of just a countdown that in a low of ways is almost a costume showcase, have Maui actually chat with them. Him and Herc ribbing each other as fellow demigods, debating tree surfing vs. actual surfing with Tarzan, boats on the sea vs. boats in space with Jim, have some fun slapstick with Flynn, that kind of deal.
Then at the end some villains show up and we get a “save the talk show!” fight where the other heroes and especially Maui show off.
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.
Jack and Sally Disney store Limited edition dolls!
Limited Edition of 2000….
I love them so much 😍 They are part of the Disney 17" limited dolls but they are definitely a little different. Jack and Sally are both made out of metal and resin so they are extremely detailed but very heavy lol