Sunday, September 1, 2013

September 2, 2013: Labor, Snow White, Terry Bradshaw and Keanu Reeves.

Today is Labor Day. The day that most of us get off to cook out and hang out and chill before summer ends. For many, particularly students, it is the end of summer. It’s kind of odd for us because we started school back on August 1st and this is the midpoint of our first nine weeks. Wow! Enjoy Labor Day but I would not go to Walt Disney World today. In fact wait about two weeks if you can. It’s an awesome time to go all the way through the week before Christmas. Take advantage of smaller crowds, better weather and the Food and Wine festival. You’ll be glad you did.

Barbara Jo Allen was born in New York City on this day in 1906. Barbara Jo was the voice of Fauna in Sleeping Beauty, the Scullery Maid in The Sword and the Stone and the one-time voice of Madam Leota Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion. Visit the carousel behind Cinderella Castle and try to pull the sword out of the stone, you never know.

Marge Champion was born in Los Angeles, California on this date in 1919. Marge was the live action model for Snow White, the Blue Fairy and Hyacinth Hippo in the “Dance of Hours” section of Fantasia. She not only modeled for the ballet parody but she helped choreograph that section as well. Fantasmic is the perfect attraction to honor Marge. Sit real close where you know you’ll get wet.

1948: Terry Bradshaw, quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers and NFL announcer was born. Have a visit to the All Star Sports Resort at Walt Disney World in honor of Terry.

1964:  Keanu Reeves, actor, was born. Keanu starred in an episode of Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color titled “Disneyland” Young Again where Keanu plays Michael Riley, a 40-year-old man who becomes 17 again. Let’s face it; Disney makes us all young again.

 Remember, your best excuse is always: waiting for your dreams to come true.

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