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Beauty and the Beast: A Disney Couple I Can Relate To

American Tourister and The Magical Blogorail are celebrating our favorite Disney couples!  When the opportunity came to celebrate my favorite Disney couple, I jumped at the chance to write about Beauty and the Beast. Belle was a girl I could relate to, and I loved that she got a prince that had a little edge to him. I’m sure Charming is very nice and all, but I can’t imagine trying to hold a conversation with him! Belle As a child of the ’90s, I got to witness the Disney Princess renaissance that started in 1991 with Beauty and the Beast. The Little Mermaid had been released two years before, in 1989, and before that it had been 30 years since Disney had released a new princess movie. Belle was the first modern Disney princess. She was someone I could relate to. As much as I love Snow White and Sleeping...
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Blurring the Line: Hero, Villain, or Both?

Most of the time, Disney is pretty clear-cut about who the Good Guys are. Disney villains are pretty easy to spot too. But then the line blurs, and you come to one of my favorite places: The Haunted Mansion is a character itself – it’s not quite a hero, but it’s not completely evil either. And that’s where the fun begins! This is not the home of a sweetly smiling Princess Pin It
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Dreams Do Come True!

“A dream is a wish your heart makes . . .” When I was about four years old, I latched on to a dream: I wanted to write a novel. I wanted to be an author when I grew up. Other kids wanted to be rock stars or astronauts or actors (I did grow up in California!), but I dreamed of sitting in front of a keyboard making up stories. Over the years, I’ve done a lot of other things, but this is the one thing that’s always stuck with me. And now I know that dreams do come true. This week, I’m so excited to share this dream with you! Because without you – every one of you who has read this crazy, “I have no idea what I’m doing or where I’m going with this, but I just have to write” blog – I would not have gotten...
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Looking for a Great Character Interaction? Find a Villain!

Let’s face it, everybody wants to meet the Disney Princesses. But if you want a really great character interaction at a Disney park, find a villain! Check out this video. I love how the evil queen goes to great lengths to stay in character and to do what her character would do – prove that she is in now way jealous of Snow White! Why did this little girl get such an over the top character interaction? I bet it had a lot to do with the fact that she picked a villain. They get a lot fewer kids running up asking for their autographs, so they have more time, more mental energy to focus on the ones who do. Do you have a great character interaction story – with a villain or one of those pesky heros? Share it in the comments! Pin It
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