Creating Magic - Who Inspires You?
Greetings, VF readers! I'm posting this a little earlier than I normally would, mainly so I can give everyone an equal chance. See, this week, the Confessions Of A DisNerd blog is doing a giveaway in relation to the current post, as well as to celebrate the fact that we've reached 200+ followers on Facebook, 100+ on Twitter, and also launched a Pinterest page.
Due to this, I'm also posting only a portion of the article here, as in order to enter, it needs to be done through the blog and the blog only. I'll post a link to continue the article, and look forward to hearing your responses!
Hello, dear readers and fellow DisNerds! Today's blog post will be a little different, as instead of focusing on any "Limited Time Magic" promotion within Disney Parks, I'm turning the table to discuss the magic that lasts longer, and open up the conversation with all of you.
More often than not, when looking at the Limited Time Magic events, the ones that appeal to me the most are tied into company history; to those magical moments that resonate and inspire me. From the history of The Golden Horseshoe and Wally Boag to Disney movies that teach positive lessons about love, there's so much to be celebrated regarding those who created the magic.
Of course, Walt is the first person that comes to mind as far as someone who truly inspires in the Disney universe. The man, his vision, work ethic and stubborness created an amazing world with a mix of fantasy and reality that have been unmatched.
But he's not the only one. The Sherman Brothers, Robert and Richard are a huge personal influence, and a huge reason I love the music of Disney. The animators and songwriters behind the 80's and 90's resurgence of Disney animation brought Disney to the forefront in a time when animation was not looked upon favorably, and for that I am eternally thankful. Imagineers have done amazing things at Disney Parks worldwide and continue to truly create the magic. John Lasseter and the team from Pixar have brought amazing storytelling to the forefront, managing to make us laugh one minute and reach for the tissues to dry our eyes the next. If that's not a definition of making magic, I don't know what is.
A little closer and more personally to me, there are people in my life who have inspired me in my love for Disney as well. My wife, my fellow Disney fan, for her continuous support. My daughter, whose enthusiasm for Disney is unmatched, perhaps even by me. My friends who have encouraged me and shown me that I'm not the only DisNerd out there.
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Last edited by ShrunkenNed; 02-26-2013 at 11:02 AM.