It’s argueably the biggest movie song since Celine Dion’s MY HEART WILL GO ON (theme from Titanic). While Pharrell’s HAPPY may dominate the pop chart as of this writing, the Oscar-winning song LET IT GO from Disney’s FROZEN has captured the hearts of movie goers and song lovers everywhere.
There’s a reason that Disney Princesses are looked at as The Perfect Women.
By lots of people. Little girls want to grow up to be princesses. Young women cosplay as sexy Disney Princesses. Men want to be the hero that rescues the princess.
Yes, there’s a lot of desire from all aspects when it comes to who is, who wants to be, and who wants to be with a Disney Princess.
Web Watch has said it before and we’ll say it again: if you’re not happy at work, then you need to find a new opportunity.
Of course, there are always exceptions to this rule.
If you know that what you’re doing now is merely temporary, then no need to rock the boat and jump ship before you’re ready to do so. And there are different ways to measure happiness – sometimes the job you’re doing now may not be making you happy per se, but it allows you to do other things that do. Like that overnight shift may not be ideal, but it frees up your daytime hours to spend time with the kids or attend school to be able to advance to the next career choice.
It’s been said that more photos are taken at the Disney Parks (Walt Disney World, Disneyland, etc) than anywhere else in the world. That Sleeping Beauty Castle or Cinderella Castle is the most photographed landmark anywhere.
The question is, how true are either of these statements?
By now, you’ve likely heard about the alleged scam being run by some enterprising business-oriented folks who would use their disability to a tourist advantage by renting out their services — and ability to go straight to the front of the line — as a Disney tour guide to rich families.
It’s been a long common “trick”, where anyone with a wheelchair could go to the handicap entrance and board a ride at a Disney park immediately. But due to those aforementioned business transactions, because of the actions of a few Disney had to make dramatic changes to their policies and procedures.
Building a global brand is the ultimate goal of any major business.
It’s one thing to be successful on a local or hyperlocal level. It’s quite another feat to take that same local presence and expand that to a larger stage. Many have succeeded, but even more have failed at doing so.
Thanks to all of you who took the time to visit WEB WATCH in 2012.
For those of you who weren’t able to read Web Watch every day, here’s a quick look at what everyone took a look at while they were here.
This holiday season, little girls all around the world were presented with pink gift boxes filled with costumes and plastic jewelry all designed to fulfill their every wish and dream to be a Princess.
And it’s reinforced with various “Princess” clothing, “Daddy’s little princess” bumper stickers, and more. Raising a girl to be self-confident in herself is one thing; to raise her to believe that being a princess is the end-all goal is another, which is why some people tend to take a negative view of the continual Princess merchandising deluge found in toy aisles everywhere.
Even so, there have been many variations on the classic Disney Princess stereotype over the years, whether it be COSPLAY, PHOTOGRAPHY, or FICTIONALIZED CONTINUATIONS of the classic stories, such as the Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by author Anne Rice.
But with all the gender-endoctrination of princess-dom, there can be one way to make the life of a Disney Princess not seem as glamorous as it could be:
Web Watch loves good music video parodies – especially ones that have a message.
Here’s one song that an online commenter had this to say:
FINALLY! A SONG ABOUT BEING GAY and…desiring love…WITHOUT IT SOUNDING LIKE crap.
You’ve been there.
The yelling, the screaming kids. The crowds. The pushing and shoving.
Going to Walt Disney World can seem, to some, to be a form of modern-day warfare, with every tourist working hard to achieve the ultimate prize of a Relaxing Family Vacation (five days of fun crammed into three)!
You’ve felt like you were going to snap, didn’t you?
For the past few years, Web Watch has pointed out the sheer joy that SOME DISNEY PRINCESS FANS get by dressing up as their FAVORITE DISNEY PRINCESS character at the annual ComicCon convention in San Diego.
Oh yeah, and did we mention that they were dressed as their favorite SEXY DISNEY PRINCESS?
Thought we’d point that out.
A few months back, Web Watch told you about how Hemingway chose to write: be as concise as possible, don’t say in six words what you say in five.
Storytelling – whether it be written or verbal, for fun or for profit – is not something that comes naturally to everyone. It’s another reason why public speaking can be so difficult, as well. People naturally like to wander in their conversations, and becoming laser-focused on what you’re trying to say is a skillset that not everyone has.
Why take 20 minutes to tell a story when you can say the same thing in five minutes? You can always expand on what you’re talking about, especially as part of a continued conversation. But don’t give everything away on your own – your audience will become quickly bored.
So what should you do?
Web Watch does love to travel, and when we do we try to be the best, most considerate traveler we can be.
It’s not always like that, however.
We often find ourselves trying to be extra-polite to cover for those miscreants we run across who just give tourists a bad name. They’re the ones who really ruin siteseeing for everyone.
Do we really need to have a gum-filled wall in Seattle?
Really? Well, it might be considered “art” there… but it’s certainly not considered “art” when seen in a queue line at the local amusement park, is it?
Nope, there it’s just tacky, tacky. Literally, in some places. Continue reading THE WORLD’S BEST TOURISTS FOR 2011
Disneyland and Walt Disney World are often referred to as the “Happiest Places on Earth”.
And for good reason.
But there is an underbelly that seldom sees the light of day. And it proves that even with the fantasy worlds that Walt built, sometimes people crack a bit under the pressure to always have a good time and escape.
Perhaps there’s a reason that alcohol is hard to find at the Magic Kingdom (unless, of course, you know where to look).
Let’s take a look at how Disney’s professional security teams deal with unruly, and occasionally violent, guests: