Roy E. Disney, born January 10, 1930 was Walt’s nephew, his brother Roy O. Disney’s son. Roy worked in the company from 1951 until 1967 when he was elected to the board of directors of Disney. If you’ve not seen Waking Sleeping Beauty, you need to. Roy was the great defender of animation at Disney and the movie shows how animation was revitalized after it almost faded out at the company. As the last member of the Disney family to be actively involved in the company, Roy seemed to carry the spirit and drive of Walt and his father and he is greatly missed. I recommend that you visit attractions that involve the following movies, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, or Aladdin. These are some of the movies that came out of the renaissance of animation at Disney of which Roy was a part.
How could you pass up the opportunity to celebrate Peculiar People Day? I think of myself as a peculiar person. I may be the oddest person I know. How boring would it be if everyone were the same? Celebrate your uniqueness, revel in your originality and do something you have never done before at Walt Disney World. Look for peculiar people like, DeVine at the Animal Kingdom, Officer Duncan Donut at Hollywood Studios (that’s doh-new), the Jammitors at EPCOT or the Mad Hatter at the Magic Kingdom. Walt Disney World is full of peculiar people and, if you are there, that just means that there is one more present and accounted for.
Remember, your best excuse is always: waiting for your dreams to come true.