Just Left of Main Street: Disney and Dahl

Loved Roald Dahl as a child (and for my own children!) so I think this is an article well worth reading!- Mztress

Modern Mouse Radio

Many of you will be familiar with the name Roald Dahl. Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer, poet and screenwriter. His works include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, My Uncle Oswald, The Witches, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Twits, Tales of the Unexpected, George’s Marvelous Medicine, and The BFG.


You may also know that Disney made one of those books, James and the Giant Peach, into a movie in 1996 and you may also have heard that in 2016 Disney will release a film directed by Steven Spielberg based on The BFG. However, you may not be aware the Dahl’s relationship with Disney started long before either of these films were ever made. In fact, Disney published Dahl’s first children’s book.

Shortly after the start of World War II, Dahl enlisted in…

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Places to relax in Magic Kingdom

I love this article and thought you all would enjoy it too! -Mztress.

The Mature Mouse™

Back in February, I posted a link to the quiet places in the Animal Kingdom. There was also a post back in April that included a link to a list of the top ten quiet spots at Walt Disney World.As a middle-aged fan of the Disney Parks, aMature Mouse™, I enjoy taking time to relax and enjoy the theming created by the Imagineers. And, during those hot, humid days in the Florida sun, it is important for park visitors to rest, regardless of their age.

Herb Leibacher, from World of Walt, has posted a list of places to relax while touring Magic Kingdom. My favorite of these spots is theTomorrowland Transit Authority, also known as thePeopleMover. It is both an attraction and a shaded sport to relax as you take aride around Tomorrowland.


A travel agent who specializes in booking…

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Book vs Movie: Cinderella

Books and Cleverness

“Cinderelly, Cinderelly, night and day it’s Cinderelly….” It’s been a week and that song is still stuck in my head.

So, now comes part two of our Cinderella adventure. All week I’ve been wanting to watch the new Cinderella movie once more to be super accurate with my findings. But I’ve settled for memory and Wikipedia – and let’s be honest, Wikipedia never lies.

So let the duel begin!

I mentioned last time the difference between the original written version of Cinderella and the Disney version of Cinderella. In this one we’re discussing the combination of the original Cinderella AND the Disney version versus the live-action Disney Cinderella. So basically it’s really “Book and Movie vs Movie” – I’m sorry for totally stretching the lines of the whole book vs movie thing.

First, I’d like to mention that I actually really loved the new 2015 live-action version of Cinderella. I was worried when I…

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Once Upon A Disney Parade

Spectromagic Mickey!
Spectromagic Mickey!

There have been many parades at the Disney Parks over the years- what is your favorite? What triggers a happy memory for you? This blogger is partial to the crowd favorites Spectromagic and the Main Street Electrical Parade, but let’s not forget the others through the years.

1960–1964, Mickey at the Movies

1965–1976, 1980–1985, Fantasy on Parade

1972–1975, 1977–1983, 1985–1996, Main Street Electrical Parade

1975–1976;, America on Parade

1983, Flights of Fantasy

1984, Donald’s 50th Birthday

1986, Totally Minnie

1986–1988, Circus on Parade

1987, Snow White’s 50th Anniversary

1987–1988, State Fair

1988–1989, Blast To The Past

1988–1989, Mickey’s 60th Birthday

1989–1990, Hooray For Disney Stars Parade

1990, Disney’s Party Gras Parade

1991, Celebration, U.S.A.

1992, The World According to Goofy

1993–1994, Aladdin’s Royal Caravan

1994–1997, The Lion King Celebration

1996–1997, Cruisin’ The Kingdom

1997, Light Magic

1997–1998, Hercules’ Victory Parade

1998–October 1999, Mulan Parade

Late 1999–2005, Parade of the Stars

2005–2008, Walt Disney’s Parade of Dreams

2009–2010, Celebrate! A Street Party

2011– Soundsational

Which is your favorite???

Disney Pic of the Week- Springtime at Cinderella’s Castle

Springtime at Cinderella's Castle.
Springtime at Cinderella’s Castle.

Bet this makes you smile! Have a magical week!

Photo of the Week

Just a favorite Disney photo for your amusement. I like this one, as it makes me think of my happy place.

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes....
A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes….