Monday, July 19, 2010

Makin' Memories Monday

Kristen & Megan 1983

I love this picture of my sister and I on Cinderella’s Golden Carrousel circa 1983. Lou Mongello over at WDW Radio just did a fabulous episode about the Carrousel's history which may be my favorite Disney related podcast to date. I highly recommend listening to Show 176 – June 27, 2010 for information regarding the significant story and history of this classic attraction.

I can't say that I'm fond of Disney's recent decision to change the name of this attraction. The Prince Charming Regal Carrousel just sits flat with me. I believe that it was unneeded and will largely go unnoticed by most guests, the back story they made up for it seems rushed and quite frankly, rather lame. The true history of this early 20th century attraction and the symbolic connection to the origin of Walt Disney's dream park makes the Carrousel a treasure all on it's own. It didn't need to be tied into a made up epilogue of Cinderella to be important.

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