Welcome to the Magic
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Now believe it or not, with my love of all things Disney, I have never been to any Disney related place before - so no Disneyland or Disneyworld for me. But that's alright - I still have plenty of time to get there. Anyway, did you know that Disneyland, the only theme park designed and built under Walt Disney's supervision, was opened on July 17, 1955? That was 59 years ago! So, in honor of the anniversary, I thought we would celebrate all things Disney.
There are all kinds of ways to bring Disney into your life. For instance, we have many Disney movies that can be checked out. You too can watch them over and over again until your family joyously returns the DVD on the due date.
We also have numerous books based on Disney characters. Now, if you are like me, you may be more interested in the man behind the cartoons, in which case, you might want to check out some of the fabulous biographies we own about Walt Disney.
I think I like this idea best though. Pick out your favorite Disney movie. I know many of you will be picking Frozen right now, so we will use that as our example. Frozen is based on fairy tale, the Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson. Find a bunch of different versions, like Breadcrumbs or Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy, and read them. Now, make up your own version and write a new story. What elements of the story would need to be in your version to make it still recognizable as the Snow Queen or Frozen? Would you keep all the same characters? Remember any reading you do counts towards our Summer Reading Program - Fizz, Boom, Read!
Finally, I can't think of anything better than having a Disney party to celebrate. Dress up as your favorite character. Bake some cookies, pop some popcorn, and act out your favorite scenes. It will be a whale of a wing-ding...or a really fun party!
Walt Disney Biographies