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Disney after Dark: 6 More Disturbing Disney Secrets

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    With Disnerds all over the world patiently awaiting the release of Disney’s 2016 films, there seems no better time to take another look at several more disturbing secrets behind the Happiest Place on Earth, the canon of legendary films and the man who created them all: Disney. From the seemingly shadowy to the outright sinister, we count down six more disturbing Disney secrets….     6. Suicide Mouse   Though the name suggests it was Mickey who met his untimely end, the story of ‘Suicide Mouse’ has a much darker story – one that has become a prominent...

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A Very Disney Christmas

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Your Simple Guide to Enjoying Christmas… #DisneyStyle!     Christmas is a time of giving, of spending time together and of celebrating. However it is also a time of fun! Our simple guide to Christmas will show you how to celebrate this holiday season #DisneyStyle, whether you are at home, on vacation, having a quiet Christmas or a noisy one!       Visit a Disney Park   If you are heading away then make your way to a Disney Park to celebrate Christmas in the place that celebrates the holidays like no other! Going to the Disney Parks at...

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Celebrating Thanksgiving…#DisneyStyle!

Posted by Taryn Dryfhout on

  Every year on the fourth Thursday of November, people all across the United States sit down to celebrate this major federal holiday. With the festive season upon us, there is no more quintessentially American Holiday to celebrate than Thanksgiving – and it’s a fantastic time to enjoy the long weekend and a hot turkey dinner!    But have you celebrated Thanksgiving #DisneyStyle?    This special holiday has become an integral part of the broader holiday season and has even come to be celebrated as a unique day in the calendar of the Walt Disney Company. Whether you want to...

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Listen Well All of You: Sleeping Beauty 101

Posted by Taryn Dryfhout on

 “But…before the sun sets on her 16th birthday, she will prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel, and fall into a sleep like death!” Origins of Sleeping Beauty   Originating in France, Sleeping Beauty is a worldwide phenomenon that found its beginnings in literary works in the 17th century, though the earliest known version of the story can be traced back as far as 1330. Charles Perrault who was also responsible for the introduction of fairy tales such as Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood first penned the story of ‘The Beauty Sleeping in the Wood’...

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Once Upon a Dream

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  Right from the street front, before you have even set foot in her house, you can tell that Christine Whittle is a Disnerd. Christine’s letterbox was made and gifted to her by a close friend, and has become a conversation piece amongst her neighbours and visitors. “It was made by a very dear friend who knew how much I loved Disney. It is one of a kind.”     Disney Beginnings Christine’s first memory of Disney was as a child, living in New Zealand. “My first Disney memories were fairy-tale stories read to me by my mother and grandmother.”...

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