Robert Niles, ThemeParkInsider.com
I’ve never booked a trip to Disney World just to ride Maelstrom.
I’ve also never booked a trip to Disney World just to eat a Mickey ice cream bar, just to trade a pin, just to sit over the Fantasyland pass at the Columbia Harbor House, just to have a Dole Whip, just to see the five-legged goat in Mary Blair’s mural at the Contemporary, just to throw a coin in Cinderella’s fountain, just to see the nodding jaguar in It’s a Small World, just to smell Casey’s Corner, just to look across the water from the Italy pavilion, or just to catch a glimpse of fireworks from the balcony of my room.
But those things are what create the experience that I do book a trip to Disney World for, and it would be a tragedy to lose those little gems the way we are losing Maelstrom now.(via thesightofmoonfall)
"I was at Walt Disney World when I heard the news about Robin Williams’s passing. It was devastating, and I started to cry in the park. When I saw Aladdin and Jasmine, I was too emotional to meet them, but it made me realize that I was in the perfect place to remember the magic Robin brought to my childhood as the Genie, instead of dwelling on the sadness"
"He was a true Disney Legend, a beloved member of our family, and he will be sorely missed. We join Robin’s friends and fans everywhere in mourning, and offer our thoughts and condolences to his family during this difficult time.”
Richard Sherman on Jason Schwartzman’s portrayal of him in Saving Mr. Banks