On this date in 1957, Shirley Temple takes part in the dedication of the Sleeping Beauty Castle walk-through at Disneyland. In attendance is Walt Disney and Temple's oldest daughter Linda, son Charles, and youngest daughter Lori. Shirley Temple had previously presented Walt with an honorary Academy Award - one big Oscar & seven little ones - for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Let’s visit our castle, Cinderella Castle, and enjoy Cinderella’s Royal Table or maybe the Bibbidi, Bobbidi Boutique.
On this date in 1813, Rubber is patented. We’ve had a bit of this discussion before; you can’t even go to Walt Disney World without rubber. Tires, belts, hoses, even attractions at the parks rely on rubber. Let’s ride Test Track at EPCOT and experience the place where the rubber meets the road (or, if you prefer, TRON Track, where the virtual rubber meets the virtual road).
1852: First edition of Roget’s Thesaurus was published. The thesaurus has helped hundreds of writers say the same old thing in a different way. Ride It’s A Small World where you hear the same song over and over in different languages and even see a bunch of ways to say good-bye at the end.
1967: Aretha Franklin releases “Respect.” Aretha was in The Blues Brothers so hit the House of Blues and have a good time and a good meal.
Today is National Dance Day. Yesterday was our Eighth Grade Dance. Go to Walt Disney World and dance everywhere you go, there’s music so just get in the groove.
Remember, your best excuse is always: waiting for your dreams to come true.