Friday, December 28, 2012

Yeah, That's a gem!

If you've wandered around any Disney park and hadn't noticed the little things, you're as brainless as Winnie the Pooh, all stuffed with fluff. There is so much more to Disney than just the rides. So much more than waiting in line to get your picture with the Big Cheese himself. Disney is so much more than just an amusement park, but you have to open your eyes a little more to see the lush history that engulfs you as soon as you set foot past the gates. I call these things the Gems of Disney, and my favorite one of all, happens to be in Pirates of the Caribbean!
 Since it’s opening in the spring of 1967 (I wasn't even alive then), Pirates quickly became the ride of the century. The animatronics were amazing and the catchy tune reverberates around the world! There’s so much detail in the ride that you have to go on it over and over again to try and see everything. I still see new stuff on it, but the thing I love seeing the most is the picture of the Red Headed pirate in the caves. Say what you will, she’s hot! Full of hotness!

 So why is this a gem? Well, not many know, but that painting is actually the original piece painted by famous Imagineer Marc Davis! It blows my mind every time I see it. It’s the original work of Marc Davis! He’s known for the females in Disney films such as Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Cruella DeVille, just to name a few. All of which are not as hot as the Red Headed vixen seen on the ride, especially Cruella…who looks like a meth whore. If you’re ever at Disneyland, or any other Disney park for that matter, and you're done with the rides, start looking for the “gems” of Disney through out the parks. Historical deliciousness is what I like to call it. Speaking of deliciousness, next time you're on Pirates, check out the painting, no wonder the pirates all chant “We Want the Red Head!”