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The Art of the Reveal at WDW

Walt Disney World has always had something of a unique way of unmasking itself to first-time visitors. Rather than things becoming visible over the horizon, they are revealed all at once when rounding corners. It’s a Big Reveal designed to wow the audience. It’s surprising not only that it always works, but also that Disney…

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Carousel of Progress sexism analyzed

Surely most visitors to the Carousel of Progress notice how the family’s father (John) is all sorts of sexist to his wife, Sarah. Here is a short list of ways he is disrespectful to her in today’s show: 1900: He assumes it’s appropriate for her to spend all her time washing, canning, and cleaning 1920:…

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Beauty and the Beast based off Wizard of Oz characters

Normally, this blog is only about rides, shows, attractions, and theme parks in Orlando, and NOT about Disney movies. But I’m making an exception today. I made a discovery this week: the characters in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (1991) come pretty much directly from the characters in Wizard of Oz (1939). Consider: Belle wears…