TAG Tuesday: The Disney Tag
It's time for another Tag Tuesday! And this week it's the Disney Tag. Why didn't I do this a few weeks ago when I was going to Disney for my birthday? Because I knew I was going to be going to be going back to Disney this weekend for the Coolest Summer Ever 24-Hour Event! I'm so excited to be dressing up like Ariel from The Little Mermaid for the party, because let's be real, mermaids have more fun.
1. What is your favorite Disney animated film and why?
TANGLED!!!! Anyone who knows me knows that I'm obsessed with Tangled. I love the adventure that Rapunzel and Flynn go on. I love that Rapunzel demands Flynn take her, even though she is independent and knows what she wants. And if none of that clicks with you, just think of the beauty of the lantern scene.
2. If you had to be a Disney prince, who would you be and why?
I've never really thought about this before, but I would probably want to be Aladdin. He has a pet monkey, gets a friend in Genie, and outsmarts Jafar. Sounds like a winner to me.
3. If you had to be a Disney princess, who would you be and why?
I bet you're thinking I'm going to pick Rapunzel, but you're wrong! I would want to be Merida. She's the Emma Watson of Disney movies. She's single, loving life, has no interest in getting married young, just wants to be free.
4. Which Disney character are you most like and why?
I think I'm most like Rapunzel. I have a need for adventure, but I need my best friend with me. I don't want to be stuck in what's comfortable forever. I think that's why Tangled is my favorite movie, is because I see so much of myself in Rapunzel.
5. What is your favorite park in the United States?
If you didn't know, Disney does have parks outside of the United States. But my favorite park is probably EPCOT. I love meeting people from the individual countries that are represented by World Showcase. I love the festivals that happen at EPCOT. I love that I always discover something new while I'm at EPCOT.
6. What's your favorite song from a movie?
This question is like asking a mom to pick their favorite child! There are so many good songs that have come from Disney movies, but one that always seem to go back to is "Circle of Life" from The Lion King. This song comes on my Disney Pandora station a lot and I can't help but scream out the lyrics.
7. Who is your favorite original Disney character? (Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Daisy, Pluto?)
My favorite original Disney character is Mickey, because this whole Disney thing wouldn't be here without Walt's first sketch of Mickey.
8. What scene in any Disney movie do you wish you could experience?
First off can I just say that first dates in Disney movies are far better than first dates in real life?! Jasmine got to fly over her hometown on a magic carpet all the way to China and back! Ariel got to go on a fancy boat ride. But the one scene I wish I could experience would be the lantern scene from Tangled! I get all the feels when that part of the movie comes on. I think that's the best piece of animation Disney has ever done.
9. What is an unforgettable moment you've had at the parks?
I've been going to Disney for 21 years now. That's a lot of Disney memories. Some of them are extra special, some of them are weird, and still other I wish I didn't go through. But even a bad day at Disney is better than a good day anywhere else. One moment I will never forget is walking out of EPCOT one day years ago and "Tale As Old As Time" was playing. My mom and I started ballroom dancing and a crowd gathered around us until the song ended. They clapped for us and we took a bow and continued on out of the gates. This was before the time of smartphones so there's no evidence of this anywhere, but it is one of my favorite Disney memories because it just shows that you don't have to be going on a ride or planning your next thing at Disney to be having fun. The fun will come to you if you let it.
10. What non-Disney song reminds you and brings back memories of Disney?
Anything by Aerosmith. Mostly because they are part of the story line for Rock'in'Roller Coaster. Every time I hear "Love in an Elevator" or Dude Looks Like a Lady" I think of how much fun my dad and I have on that ride.
11. What was the first time you went to the parks?
Well I don't remember this, but my mom said my parents started taking me when I was two.
12. If you had to choose any of the characters to be best friends with, who would it be and why?
I would be best friends with Peter Pan! I would go to Neverland and never grow up. We could go on adventures everyday. And unlike Wendy, I would make friends with the mermaids.
I'm pretty obsessed with Disney. But who wouldn't be? Magic lives there!
Currently Listening Too: "Payphone" by Maroon 5