I love going to Walt Disney World. My family will be taking our 5th trip there next week, and I can’t wait! We always go to Magic Kingdom first, and that’s where one of my favorite attractions is—Space Mountain. You can’t go to Disney World and not ride Space Mountain! It’s one of the best rides there. It’s fast and dark and really cool!
Magic Kingdom is not my favorite Park, though. That would be Epcot, World Showcase specifically. I love being able to visit so many countries without ever leaving the United States. Each Pavilion is so authentic. The architecture is amazing, how the Imagineers built in pieces of each country to represent that area. It’s so detailed, from the buildings to the colors to the clothes the Cast Members wear. And I really like that the Cast Members are from those countries too. I like how they speak in their own language and teach you how to say certain words and how they tell you what their country is really like.
Even though I’ve been to Epcot many times, I always learn or see something new that I didn’t catch before. I think Epcot is a great place to just walk around and chill and take in all the different cultures. I hadn’t realized it until now, but our family always seems to start our trip at Magic Kingdom and end it at Epcot. We Park hop too, but that seems to be our general plan, and I think it works out pretty well!
I really could go on and on about Epcot, but we’ll save that for another time. For now, I’ll leave you with a list of all my faves!
Favorite Park: Epcot
#1 DHS Rock-n-Roller Coaster
#2 MK Space Mountain
#4 DHS Tower of Terror
#5 DHS Great Movie Ride
#6 AK Kilimanjaro Safari
#7 AK Expedition Everest
#8 Epcot Soarin’
#9 Epcot Test Track
#1 DHS Lights, Motors…Action
#2 MK Mickey’s Philharmagic
#3 AK Tough to be a Bug
As I told you, Epcot is my favorite Park, and World Showcase is my favorite part of that Park. Well, my favorite Pavilion there is Germany. My family has a bit of German heritage, and we all like to eat the food there. That Pavilion always smells so good! I also like the way the buildings look like they’re straight out of a fairy tale. Snow White often makes Character appearances here, so I was thinking today’s activity could have something to do with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. (Mom helped me out a bit here.)
Snow White’s dwarf friends are named for the emotions they most exhibit:
When developing the story line of the film, writers had a long list of possible names for the now-famous seven:
|Me, Snow White & my dad a few years back 🙂|
Hickey (always hiccupping)
…and quite a few others
So my assignment for you today is first to consider the list of alternative names. Choose 2 or 3 of them to create as characters. Pretend you’re a film director advising an actor how to play each part. Provide full personality descriptions, suggest mannerisms, hint how they might speak. Then, assign one new character to you and your siblings and act out a scene from Snow White, replacing a couple of her dwarfs with your new ones. How different would the movie have been with these alternate characters?
SCHOOL SUBJECT: Drama / Creative Writing
SKILL LEVEL: High School
Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is A GLASS SLIPPER VACATION.
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:
1st Stop ~ Ramblings, Reviews and Reflections
2nd Stop ~ Unknown Magic Within Walt Disney World
3rd Stop ~ Magical Mouse Schoolhouse (YOU ARE HERE!)
4th Stop ~ A Glass Slipper Vacation
5th Stop ~ Focused on the Magic
Final Stop ~ Capturing Magical Memories