Fun Fact Friday! #187 Secrets, Secrets CAN be fun!

We all know that being “in” on a secret is exciting and tempting. Throw Disney into the mix and you know it’s going to be wonderful!

I was recently made aware that Disney has a really fun secret!

If you have the pleasure of staying at Disney’s All Star Movies resort, head over to the World Premier Food Court and visit the Roxy counter.

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Ask about the “Secret Menu”, and you will be presented with a briefcase that contains a Viewmaster (remember those?!) which you use to scan through a uniquely awesome secret menu!

The items on the menu are pretty interesting and if I were you, I would order all three!

So, what are the options?

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First, a bacon mac-and-cheese dog. Indulgent but not too crazy (it gets weirder)!

Second, you can try Poutine with Cheese Curds and Gravy. Not weird, but definitely different, unless you’re Canadian!

Third – and here is where it gets funky – a Cinnamon Bun and Candied Bacon Burger! Now, I don’t eat pork, so I would take that away, but I really would like to try this weird fusion of super sweet and savory!

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What would you try? Maybe all three? 😉

 

Disney Princesses Sing in Original Language!

This is so cool. You can hear how some of your favorite Disney songs sound in their original language. My favorite is a tie between Tangled (German) and Aladdin (Arabic) because they sound the most romantic to me.

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Sorry, Elsa, but that voice was not pleasant on my ears at all.

Let me know what you think!

 

It’s All About Aladdin!

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Today is the release of the Aladdin Diamond-Edition, and that means the day belongs to our favorite Street-Rat turned Prince! I’m watching the clock today at work, because my plans for tonight consist of watching this film on the big screen and singing along to all the songs – because every 90’s kids should have this movie memorized!

Check out this video of Lea Salonga (Jasmine) and Brad Kane (Aladdin) as they sing A Whole New World on the Good Morning America, with brilliant song-writer Alan Menken accompanying them. Priceless!

 

Robin and the Genie

I apologize in advance that these last two posts are a tad somber, but I didn’t realize yesterday that today was the one-year anniversary of Robin William’s passing. In an effort to keep things on the up-and-up, I am sharing a video that I think is both extremely interesting and honorable for the actor who brought to life one of Disney’s most iconic characters; the Genie from Aladdin.

The video is from Nightline, and it is about how the animators convinced Williams to voice the wish-granting goofball. Start the video at 2:30 to skip the report on the details of his passing.

It’s a really sweet video with great behind-the-scenes shots. I’m smiling as I am writing this! Enjoy! 🙂

90’s Disney!

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For those of you who may not know, I am a 90’s kid, through and through. We’re talking BackStreet Boys, moon shoes, enviable custom eraser collection, you get the picture. So I was beyond excited when I happened to stumble upon this video, which already has over 2 million likes! Your favorite Disney classics have been rearranged as 90’s hit songs, and it is awesome – especially the Aladdin medley. Enjoy!

 

 

Aladdin: The Life Coach

I love Aladdin. The whole entire movie, everything about it. And I’ve complained here before that I’m super bummer that I don’t have it on DVD. I know – I could buy it, but I’m waiting for it tocome out of the vault. That way, it will be added to my Disney Movies Anywhere account and I can watch it… well, anywhere! Plus, I’m a strong believer in waiting for the good stuff, especially nowadays when things are so easily obtained. And so, I wait.

But I do obsess over the film every once in a while, and as I do, I scavenge online for some interesting perspective. And I just so happened to stumble upon this wonderful nugget of awesomeness. It’s 10 Life Lessons from Aladdin. Source 

Who knew this movie could be so deep. But what got me thinking about some real important decisions was this small little quote from the movie:

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I don’t know the answer to that one. And that sort of makes me… sad. Hm. Before we kick off the week, it might be a good time to seek out a different perspective. I think an inner reevaluation is necessary every once in a while, don’t you?