Sunday, September 22, 2013

September 23, 2013: Innergize Day, Mickey Rooney, Jason Alexander and One Man's Dream.

Today is Innergize Day, the day after the Autumnal Equinox. This is day dedicated to refreshment and rejuvenation. You should do something to raise your energy level and lower your stress level. Suggestions include spa visits, hikes, and picnics, anything that makes you relaxed, happy and recharged. The official website for the holiday includes spas, so let’s go to the spa at The Grand Floridian. Mmm.

Today is Mickey Rooney’s birthday. He was born Joe Yule, Jr. in Brooklyn, New York in 1920. Some apocryphal stories credit Lillian Disney with citing Mickey Rooney when telling Walt that he should change Mortimer Mouse’s name to “something cute like Mickey.” Whether or not that is true, Mickey is in The Guinness Book of World Records as the actor with the longest career on stage and screen and a good part of it was for Disney. Rooney has been in Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure, The Fox and the Hound, Pete’s Dragon, The Autograph Hound and The Muppet Movie. Mickey is a little guy with a big personality so let’s visit Muppetvision 3D in his honor.

Jason Alexander was born in Newark, New Jersey on this day in 1959. Alexander, probably most famous for his role as George Costanza on Seinfeld, has a number of Disney credits including: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Hunchback of Notre Dame II, The Return of Jafar, and 101 Dalmations II: Patch’s Adventure. At one time there was a Hunchback show at Hollywood Studios (then Disney-MGM Studios) but that is long gone. Today, let’s go to Hollywood Studios and enjoy Fantasmic! with Jafar being a major villain in this fantastic show.

On this date in 2001, Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream opened at Disney-MGM Studios. I cannot imagine Hollywood Studios without this attraction. It’s like a mini-museum coupled with a movie about the life of Walt. Just go, take some time to enjoy the displays, and stay for the movie.

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

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