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  • Matt 10:01 am on July 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Want to Have a Bad Vacation? Here’s How 

    When I’m in the parks, I always see a family having a bad time. Here are the five stupidest ways families force themselves into a miserable vacation.

    Make kids go on things they’re scared of
    You know what? I think we should take little Suzie on the Haunted Mansion! That’s genius – and as the parents are dragging her through the door, she could be kicking, screaming, and crying for another reason. She probably just has to go to the bathroom, she’ll be fine.

    I’m not really sure what are going through parents’ minds as they drag their terrified son or daughter on a potentially scary ride. Maybe they think it’ll cure their fears if they go on it at a young age. Maybe they just want to ride it and don’t care. Maybe they haven’t heard of the Baby Swap.

    Never come to an agreement about anything
    “What do you want to ride next?” “Oh I don’t know, maybe Thunder Mountain.” “Well I want to ride Pirates again.” “Well you know Figment probably doesn’t have a wait.” “Yes but that’s in a different park.” “Well do you want to go to Epcot?” “No.” “Fine then.” “I’m hungry.” “Want some popcorn?” “Hey look, it’s Pirates!”

    Sure it can be hard to decide what to do, but at least make a decision. I mean there’s only so many hours in a day, and you shouldn’t spend all of them choosing what to do. Just pick something and do it. Then you’ll actually get things accomplished.

    Never take a break
    The next idea people get is to run themselves ragged. They want to cram all these things into one vacation, they want to cram having fun into a certain time frame – which doesn’t work.

    It’s important to take breaks. Breaks are what keep you happy in the heat and crowds. Without breaks it won’t take long for your whole party to feel exhausted and miserable. Sit on a bench, go inside a gift shop, get some ice cream, whatever – it will help!

    Be disappointed if you don’t do everything
    Depending how often you visit the World and how long you stay, chances are you’re not going to get to do everything you want each trip. And you know what? That’s okay!

    Do as much as you can (while still keeping your sanity), and whatever doesn’t get done you can do next trip. Don’t burn yourself out over something that minuscule. Just do what you can and enjoy every second of it.

    Let weather ruin your day
    “Aw man! It’s raining! This means everything is going to close. We might as well go back to the hotel now. This is awful.” No, it’s not at all bad – it’s actually a very good thing.

    Quick rain showers do a few things: they clear the parks, they cool you down, and they force you to get out of the heat and enjoy a few indoor (but no less fun) attractions.

    What do you think?
    These are the top 5 things I see folks doing in the Parks that make them miserable. What about you? Do you do these things? Do you like Grumpy? Share with me.

    • DeAnna Welch 1:32 pm on July 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      OVERPACKING – I see people with a rolling suitcase in the parks, practically. What in the world are you thinking??? It really is okay to leave your luggage in your RESORT! It’s a little different if you have a baby, but if not, there’s no reason you need all that junk to be carted around all day. Put what you think you “may need later” in a locker at the front of the park, and enjoy your day unincumbered. Then if you really need that deck of cards, shoe horn and set of speakers, you’ll only need walk a little to get to them, but you’ve saved yourself traction on your back later.

      CUTESY SHOES – This applies more to women than men. I see SO MANY women in HIGH HEELS or cutesy little shoes with no support walking painful miles through the parks. Save those things for your night out to dinner. ATHLETIC SHOES are your best bet, and even those should be worn about 2 weeks before your vacation to break them in. I may not look as “cute” as the woman in high heels, but I sure look smart when the day’s over, we’re both sitting on the monorail, and she’s full of blisters and crippled. Who’s cute now? lol

      • Matt 1:36 pm on July 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Haha hey DeAnna those are both very good tips!

        I love the overpacking one – it’s so much trouble than it’s worth. At most you should bring a little backpack type thing, but usually I only bring a camera and that’s it. The parks are so much nicer when you aren’t falling over due to the amount of stuff you bring.

        LOL Yes those high heels sure are important in Disney World where everyone cares so much how they look! 😉

    • John 2:08 pm on July 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve already been disappointed for not riding everything. But I was with a Brazilian friend and that was his first time in WDW.

      We see some nasty situations sometimes, huh!?
      One thing is to eat too much during lunch. Come on, there are lots of Mc Donalds in Orlando, you can eat 5 double cheeseburgers there. Don’t do it in a place where you WILL have to walk under the sun, wait in line and go to rides that will make all that food seem alive in your stomach.
      Then we see one sick family member, ruining the day of all others.
      Eating well is also a key element for having a good day at WDW.
      BTW Matt, here’s a suggestion: what about a post about the parks restaurants? Something like what is best and what is not worth going?

      • Matt 3:07 pm on July 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Very true John, and thanks for the suggestion! That’s a great idea for a post…I’m making note of that right now. 🙂

    • Caitlin 3:30 pm on July 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Another good way to ruin a vacation is to not have a good plan. If you don’t have a good plan when you go to a park, you’ll be spending most of your day in lines, and that’s definitely not fun! Having a plan also helps to keep the disagreements away. 🙂

      • Matt 3:35 pm on July 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        GREAT tip Caitlin…I completely forgot about the importance of having a plan! LOL

        Yep that would help the disagreements go away, and it’ll definitely let you get more done.

    • gaylin 3:33 pm on July 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      What always cracks me up is waiting for the bus to a theme park at the resort, there is always one family that has thoughtfully loaded up little Johnnies stroller with 80 pounds of crap for the day and then the mom (usually mom?? why??) gets all indignant and aggressive with the bus driver when he tells them she has to empty and fold the stroller to get on the bus. While the rest of us patiently wait in the morning heat to just get on the darn bus to go have fun.

      Another thing that always worries me is seeing a baby in a stroller in the heat and humidity with no shade, looking red and hot. How scary it must be to be the victim of that kind of parenting, cover the stroller, heat stroke is so dangerous.

      I am with DeAnna when I see women in high heels! Makes me laugh every time. Right along with women who wear a face layered with make-up, bet that feels great about 2 p.m.!

      • Matt 3:42 pm on July 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        LOL All very true!

        I think the 80 lbs. of crap in strollers is just the over-worrying mothers. 😉

        Yep heat stroke is very dangerous. I’ve seen people come close to it in WDW and it’s serious stuff…especially for babies. I think that’s the time when indoor rides are a necessity!

        Thanks, as always, for sharing your thoughts Gaylin. 🙂

        • DeAnna Welch 11:06 pm on July 22, 2010 Permalink

          Matt, is there a way to add a pic, or is it just the normal “ghost” figure that accompanies our posts? lol

      • DeAnna Welch 11:08 pm on July 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’m hearing ya on the caked-on make-up, Gaylin, and let’s not forget the chicks who took the time to roll their hair. It’s obviously their first time to meet “suhthin’ humidity”!

    • Matt 11:18 am on July 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hey DeAnna – Yep you sure can add a pic (unless you like the ghost LOL). Just go to http://en.gravatar.com/ and register there – then upload a pic of you and it will appear on MANY blogs around the web when you comment. Hope this helps, let me know if you have any more questions! 🙂

      • immrsd2u 11:33 am on July 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks! DONE! Let’s see if it works………

        • Matt 11:35 am on July 23, 2010 Permalink

          NICE! It worked! Good job. 😉

    • gaylin 4:30 pm on July 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Matt, thanks for the info on Gravatar, now let’s see if I did this right as well!

      • Matt 5:06 pm on July 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Ah yep you did too – nice!! Now we’re starting to see some personality on here! 😉

    • Torquay holiday cottages 10:52 pm on July 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I love this blog entry! Made me laugh LOL. True, one should never get disappointed when they don’t get to try out everything. There’s always another time, another chance to do the rest.

      • Matt 9:00 am on July 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Glad it made you laugh – and yep you’re point is very true! Another time, another chance.

        (Sorry I had to edit the end of your comment for our comment guidelines). 🙂

    • Wendie 4:52 am on August 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      OVERTIRING the kids got to be the most stupid, it backfires with hellish and fiery tantrums=)

      • Matt 8:37 am on August 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Yep I’ve seen that a lot too, Wendie. Parents often forget that kids can not go as far as them, etc. etc…and it doesn’t end well! LOL

    • Marilyn @ our cheap disney vacation 10:08 am on April 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Oh yeah, I’ve seen that family. If the get into the park late and stick it out till the fireworks. Thier kids are hot and tired and the parents have lost of semblance of patience. It sad to see them slaughtering the disney experience.

    • ekenekensson@gmail.com 2:34 pm on May 26, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Once upon a time, in a faraway land,
      A young Prince lived in a shining castle
      Although he had everything his heart desired,
      The Prince was spoiled, selfish, and unkind.
      But then, one winter’s night, an old beggar-woman came to the castle,
      And offered him a single rose in return for shelter from the bitter cold.
      Repulsed by her haggard appearance, the Prince sneered at the gift and turned the old woman away,
      But she warned him not to be deceived by appearances,
      For beauty is found within.
      And when he dismissed her again, the old woman’s ugliness melted away
      To reveal a beautiful Enchantress.
      The Prince tried to apologize, but it was too late,
      For she had seen that there was no love in his heart.
      And as punishment, she transformed him into a hideous Beast, and placed a powerful spell on the castle, and all who lived there.
      Ashamed of his monstrous form, the Beast concealed himself inside his castle, with a magic mirror as his only window to the outside world.
      The rose she had offered was truly an enchanted rose, which would bloom until his 21st year.
      If he could learn to love another, and earn her love in return,
      By the time the last petal fell, then the spell would be broken.
      If not, he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time.
      As the years passed, he fell into despair, and lost all hope.
      For who could ever learn to love a Beast?

  • Matt 5:40 pm on April 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    4 Brilliantly Fun Ways to Avoid Burnouts 

    Too much of anything in a short time can be bad.

    Even Disney. Here’s a quick guide with four ways to avoid in-park burnouts to keep cool + refreshed.

    1) Take the Monorail, go somewhere: Sometimes when you are worn out, a good approach is to take the monorail and go. Doesn’t matter where – just go. To a deluxe resort, or even only in circles. It will relax you and have you wanting to come back to the parks for more.

    2) Classic midday nap: Drive back to the hotel and watch some Resort TV, take a nap, or dive into the pool – any of these options back at your hotel will refresh you and get you back in the Disney vacation mode.

    3) Find a bench & people watch: If you’re feeling tired and worn out, Disney has this clever invention called a bench. You should try it. Just find one with a good view of a ride entrance, sit, and watch. It’s very relaxing and fun to watch other people have a good time as well.

    4) Ride a long, slow ride: Ellen’s Energy Adventure. Spaceship Earth. People Mover. Anything that’s a long ride and will let you sit, relax, and take in air conditioning will be helpful in eliminating any stress you could get.

    The point of this? Trips to the most magical place on earth can sometimes be anything but magical. So these tips should remove the stress of vacation and bring you the zen of relaxation. Any tips you can add?

  • Matt 5:30 pm on March 31, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Thinking of Disney as a Brand – Not Just a Place 

    When some of us hear the word “Disney” mentioned, the first thing we think of is Disney theme parks. In fact I think sometimes we get so carried away with the whole Disney World bit that we forget Disney is just another brand out there. And so far, they have quite a reputable one – most of the time.

    A comment posted by I. Watt on the Disney from an Outside Perspective article a while back gave me better insight into this. Here’s what he said:

    My experience in attempting to organize a family vacation to WDW has been rather negative! I can’t believe that WDW can’t afford a universal toll-free phone for potential customer queries! After being on the line for 5 minutes and answering a multitude of questions I was informed that I was put in line for the next available “agent” which would be about 10 minutes!

    I tried email to get a response to my questions re dining plans and I’m still waiting any kind of reply other than the universal “thank you for your query..we’ll be in touch” (5 days and counting!)

    I’m totally surprised that an organization with such a sterling reputation for customer service can operate in such a shoddy manner! Communication appears to be a major problem area for WDW. Trip is now on hold for time being.

    This is intriguing to me. Mainly because I usually don’t think of Disney World as a brand. I’m always so excited and pumped to even be booking or planning a vacation there that I forget about the whole customer service aspect of things.

    Sure we all have negative experiences on the phone or in the parks of Disney, but we overlook it. Why? Because we have seen too many happy cast members and pleasant phone operators to let a few mishaps dim out the good. But newcomers like I. Watt haven’t.

    Each phone call, each cast member, and each thing relating to the Disney brand could always be someone’s first interaction with Disney – which means they will quickly formulate their first impression. Now Disney needs to concentrate on making each interaction a pleasant one.

    I would love to hear what you all have to say about this – have you had bad experiences with the Disney brand? Share your thoughts on this topic in the comments.

    You should follow me on Twitter here.

    • Lisa Battista 8:48 pm on March 31, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I agree that any poor interactions with Disney staff quickly fade from my memory because I have such an overwhelming number of positive ones.

      We had a terrible time with our ADRs and wait times a few years ago during the first week of December (Holidays Around the World). I actually wrote a complaint letter to Disney and was so pleasantly surprised to receive a follow-up phone call from a Cast Member. No, she didn’t offer me anything or reimburse any meals but it didn’t matter. Just the simple fact that Disney took the time to follow-up, listen to the situation, thank me for the feedback, and reassure me they would do what they could to prevent the situation from happening again was enough for me. The Cast Member was extremely friendly, positive, and professional.

      • Matt 8:14 am on April 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Well that’s good that a cast member called you up to apologize and listen to your feedback. That’s a smart move by Disney.

        Thanks for sharing that Lisa, I didn’t know they did that! (At least it hasn’t happened to me…of course I haven’t complained recently.) =)

    • bridgetzoe 8:42 am on April 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      As a previous cast member who worked at the resorts, I can agree with the “lack of communication.” There have been numerous times where reservations would tell guests when they book that once they come to check-in, we are the resort, would be able to add on dining plans or other things, when in fact that all has to be booked in advance.

      I absolutely loved working there, especially being that first line of contact for an individual/couple/family to be able to help them out and make sure everything was perfect for their vacation, and it would definitely put a damper on things when something was wrong in the system.

      I grew up going to Disney, I had never experienced anything bad within my 10+ trips. When I started working and hearing complaints (and some of them being absolutely ridiculous..sorry folks, I am not at fault for the rain..) I realized that even though Disney is a magical place, it also is a business, and it does have problems, but we try and fix them.

      • Matt 10:28 am on April 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Wow I never knew you were a former cast member…very cool!

        And I really like your last paragraph. Disney is a magical place – but also a business…and I think sometimes they just forget to care or better said FOCUS on each and every guest and future guest. That is the important thing they are missing.

        They need to make every experience a positive one, so that first timers can all walk away impressed by such a professional company.

    • ekenekensson@gmail.com 4:36 am on June 9, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Disney Classic Animated Feature THE JUNGLE BOOK script (version 1.0) Disclaimer: This script is taken from numerous viewings of the feature and is not an official script by all means. Portions of this script are copyrighted by Walt Disney Company and are used without permission. THE CAST (in order of appearance of the voices) Bagheera Sebastian Cabot Mowgli Bruce Reitherman Akela John Abott Rama Ben Wright Kaa Sterling Holloway Hathi J. Pat O’Malley Elephant #3 Hathi Jr. (elephant #8) Winifred (elephant #1) Elephant #2 Monkey #1 (red) Monkey #2 (brown) Monkey #3 (brown) Monkey #4 (brown) Maybe some more Monkeys King Louie Louis Prima Shere Khan George Sanders Elephant #7 Buzzy J. Pat O’Malley Flaps Chad Stewart Ziggy Digby Wolfe Dizzy Lord Tim Hudson Girl Darleen Carr left unassigned: ??? Leo de Lyon ??? Bill Skyles ??? Hal Smith OPENING CREDITS Walt Disney Presents the JUNGLE BOOK color by TECHNICOLOR [a book opens on the screen and we can read on its first page:] the JUNGLE BOOK === Rudyard Kipling === With Illustrations and Introductory Preface [page turns] Contents Chapter I Mowgli is sent to the manvillage Chapter II Bagheera and Mowgli encounter Kaa Chapter III Mowgli’s adventure with the elephants Chapter IV Mowgli and Baloo Chapter V …. steal Mowgli [page turns] CHAPTER ONE [picture of a village in jungle is on this page] It was seven o’clock of a very warm evening in [(this is the first line of the original Kipling’s book, by the way) picture zooms in and turns into colors. further titles take place on changing colored backgrounds] Story: Larry Clemmons Ralph Wright Ken Anderson Vance Gerry Inspired by the Rudyard Kipling “Mowgli” stories Directing Animators: Milt Kahl Ollie Johnston Frank Thomas John Lounsbery Character Animation: Hal King Eric Clueworth Eric Larson Fred Hellmich Walt Stanchefield John Ewing Dick Lucas Effects Animation: Dan MacManus With the Voice Talents of: Phil Harris “Baloo” the Bear Sebastian Cabot “Bagheera” the Panther Louis Prima “King Louie” of the Apes George Sanders “Shere Khan” the Tiger Sterling Holloway “Kaa” the Snake J. Pat O’Malley “Col. Hathi” the Elephant Bruce Reitherman “Mowgli” the Man Cub Elephants… Verna Felton Clint Howard Vultures… Chad Stuart Lord Tim Hudson Wolves… John Abbott Bed Wright The Girl… Darleen Carr Layout: Don Griffith Basil Davidovich Tom Codrick Dale Barnhart Sylvia Roemer Background Styling: Al Dempster Background: Bill Layne Ralph Hulett Art Riley Thelma Witmer Frank Armitage Production Manager: Don Duckwall Sound: Robert O. Cook Film Editors: Tom Acosta Norman Carlisle Music Editor: Evelyn Kennedy Copyright MCMLXVII – Walt Disney Productions – All Rights Reserved Music: George Bruns Orchestration: Walter Sheets Songs: Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman “The Bare Necessities” Terry Gilkyson sung by Phil Harris Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman THE SCRIPT Bagheera: Many strange legends are told of these jungles of India. But none so strange as the story of a small boy named Mowgli. It all began when the silence of the jungle was broken by an unfamiliar sound. [Bagheera hears baby crying, stops and turns to look] It was a sound like one never heard before in this part of the jungle. [Bagheera looks into the basket with baby Mowgli] It was a man-cub. Had I known how deeply I was to be involved, I would have obeyed my first impulse and walked away. [Baby Mowgli stops crying and starts giggling and cooing. Bagheera turns back lies down on the branch and looks at him playfully] This man-cub would have to have nourishment, and soon. It was many days travel to the nearest man-village and without a mother’s care, he would soon perish. Then it occurred to me. {dissolve to five (in the book it was four 🙂 wolf cubs playing and their mother Raksha. Bagheera is looking at them from bushes} A family of wolves I knew had been blessed with a litter of cubs [Bagheera with the basket watches from the bushes as the wolves walk into their lair and puts the basket right before the entrance. Mogli lies silent and Bagheera pushes the basket to make him cry and hides fast. Wolves come out and look at Mowgli] Why, there’d be no problem with the mother, thanks to maternal instinct, but I wasn’t so sure about Rama, the father. [Rama comes from forest, looks at the man-cub, sees smiling face of Raksha, looks at cute Mowgli again and smiles too. The “My Own Home” theme starts in the background as they carry basket with baby Mowgli into the wolf lair.] {dissolve to Bagheera on a branch looking at Mowgli} Ten times the rains have come and gone. And I often stopped by to see how Mowgli, the man-cub, was getting along. He was a favorite with all young wolf cubs of the pack. Mowgli: Whoo-whoo-whooo! [Mowgli’s Brothers run to him and play] Bagheera: No man-cub was ever happier. And yet… I knew that someday he would have to go back to his own kind. {dissolve to Council Rock} Then one night, the wolf pack elders met at Council Rock. Because Shere Khan, the tiger, had returned to their part of the jungle. This meeting was to change the man-cub’s entire future. Akela: Shere Khan will surely kill the boy and all who try to protect him. Now, are we all in agreement as to what must be done? [wolves nod] Now it is my unpleasant duty to tell the boy’s father. Rama! Come over here, please. Rama: Yes, Akela? Akela: The Council has reached its decision. Man-cub can no longer stay with the pack. He must leave at once. Rama: Leave? Akela: I am sorry, Rama. There is no other way. Rama: But-but the man-cub is-is like my own son. Surely he’s entitled to the protection of the pack. Akela: But Rama, even the strength of the pack is no match for the tiger. Rama: But the boy cannot survive alone in the jungle. Bagheera: Akela, perhaps I can be of help Akela: You, Bagheera? How? Bagheera: I know of a man-village where he’ll be safe. Mowgli and I have taken many walks into the jungle together. I’m sure he’ll go with me. Akela: So be it. Now there’s no time to lose. Good luck. {dissolve to Mowgli riding on Bagheera’s back in the night} Mowgli: Bagheera, I’m getting a little sleepy. Shouldn’t we start back home? Bagheera: Mowgli, this time we’re not going back. I’m taking you to a man-village. Mowgli: But why? Bagheera: Because Shere Khan has returned to this part of the jungle and he has sworn to kill you. Mowgli: Kill me? But why would he wanna do that? Bagheera: He hates men. And Shere Khan is not going to allow you to grow up to become a man – just another hunter with a gun. Mowgli: Uhh, we’ll just explain him that I’d never do a thing like that. Bagheera: Nonsense! No one explains anything to Shere Khan! Mowgli: Well, maybe so. But I’m not afraid. And besides I– Bagheera: Now that’s enough. We’ll spend a night here. Things will look better in the morning. Man-cub? Man-cub! Now come on, up this tree. It’s safer up there. Mowgli: Uh, I don’t want to go back to the man-village. Bagheera: Go on. Up you go. Mowgli: That limb way up there? Bagheera: Try [Mowgli tries to climb the tree-trunk but can’t] Is that all the better you can climb? Mowgli: It’s too, it’s too big around! And besides, I don’t have any claws. [Bagheera helps and with some grunting gets Mowgli on that limb] Bagheera: Now, get some sleep. We’ve got a long journey ahead of us tomorrow. Mowgli: Uh, I wanna stay in the jungle. Bagheera chuckles: Huh? heh, you wouldn’t last one day. [he yawns and lies down to sleep] Mowgli: I am not afraid. I can look after myself. [Kaa appears from limbs above] Kaa: Ss-say now, what have we here? [Mowgli sticks his tongue at Kaa] It’s a man-cub. A delis-ci-ous man-cub. Mowgli: Oh, go away and leave me alone. Bagheera (with eyes closed): Oh, that’s just what I should do, but I’m not. Now, please, go to sleep, man-cub. Kaa: Yes-ss, man-cub, please [he starts hypnotizing Mowgli] go to sleep, please go to sleep, sleep little man-cub rest in piece. [Kaa’s tail goes around Mowgli in circles] Sleep. ss-sleep Mowgli: Ba–, bah– Bagheera — [Kaa gets to his neck and Mowgli gulps] Bagheera (still with eyes closed): Oh, no. Look, there’s no use arguing anymore. Now, no more talk ’till morning. Kaa chuckles: He won’t be here in the morning Bagheera: Huh? Oh yes, he will, … Kaa! [Bagheera wakes up and sees Kaa moving Mowgli into his open mouth. He hits Kaa] Hold it, Kaa! Kaa: Ohhh, my sinus-ss. You have just made a ss-serious mistake, my friend. A very ss-stupid Bagheera: Now, now, now, Kaa, I was– Kaa: Mistake! [Mowgli comes up, climes out of Kaa’s relaxed coils] Look me in the eye when I’m speaking to you. Bagheera: P-please, Kaa Kaa: Both eyes if you please. [Bagheera gets fully hypnotyzed and sits still. Mowgli meanwhile is pushing Kaa’s coils off the branch] You have just ss-sealed your doom. [Weight of the part of his body Mowgli pushed down suddenly makes him fall] oooh! Mowgli: Look, Bagheera! Heh-heh, look, Bagheera? Wake up, Bagheera. [he hits Bagheera’s cheeks a little] Bagheera comes up: Ah, duh, wha– Kaa (crawling away): Just you wait ’til I get you in my coils. [He suddely stops because a knot on his tail gets stuck between some bamboo stems] Mowgli: Bagheera, he’s got a knot in his tail! Kaa (mockingly) Hee-hee-hee. He’s got a knot in his tail. (after freeing the tail): Ooo! This is going to slow down my slithering. Mowgli: Ha-ha-ha… Bagheera: So you can look out for yourself, can you? So you want to stay in the jungle, do you? Mowgli: Yes, I want to stay in the jungle. Bagheera: D’oh! Now for the last time, go to sleep! Man-cub, huh.. man-cub, ahh.. [finally they both sleep] {fade to morning. They still sleep, when grounds starts shaking rythmically} Elephants march and sing: Hup, two, three, four Keep it up, two, three, four Hup, two, three, four Keep it up, two, three, four Hup, two, three, four [Mowgli wakes up] Mowgli: A parade! Bagheera: Oh, no! The Dawn Patrol again. [Mowgli gets down on the ground to look closer] Hathi: Company… sound off! Elephants sing: Oh, the aim of our patrol Elephant #3: Is a question rather droll Elephants: For to march and drill Over field and hill [they trumpet] Hathi: Is a military goal all: Is a military goal! With a hup, two, three, four Dress it up, two, three, four By the ranks or single file Over every jungle mile Oh we stamp and crush Through the underbrush [Hathi Jr. trumpets] Hathi Jr.: In the militaly style! Elephants: In the military style [Mowgli comes to Hathi Jr.] Mowgli: Hello. What are you doing? Hathi Jr.: Shh. Drilling. Mowgli (whispering): Can I do it too? Hathi Jr.: Sure. Just do what I do. But don’t talk in rank. It’s against regulations. [Mowgli walks after Hathi Jr. in the rear of the file] Hathi: To the rear… March! [They walk to the rear, Hathi Jr. and Mowgli collide] Hathi Jr.: The other way. Turn around. Hathi: Hup, two, three, four Keep it up, two, three, four. To the rear… Ho! Company… Halt! [Mowgli collides with Hathi Jr. again] Hathi Jr.: That means “stop”. Hathi: Company… Left face! Winifred: March, march, march. My feet are killing me. Elephant #2: I am putting in for a transfer to another herd. Hathi: Silence in the ranks! [he walks around the rank] Dress up that line. [Elephants raise there rears] Pull it in, Winifred [He walks back to front] Inspection… arms! [Elephants stick their trunks out] Hathi Jr. (to Mowgli): Stick your nose out. Mowgli: Like this? Hathi Jr.: That’s right. Hathi (to Elephant #2): Tsk-tsk-tsk. Dusty muzzle. Soldier, remember in battle that trunk can save your life. Take good care of it, my man. Elephant #2: Yes, Sir! Hathi: Very good, carry on. [Hathi looks at Elephant #3 who is chewing on some grass] Ahem. Hmm. Let’s have a little more spit and polish on those bayonets Elephant #3: Yes, Sir! Hathi: Esprit de Corps! That’s the way I earned my commission in the Maharaja’s pachyderm brigade. Back in ’88 it was, or was it? Winifred (to Elephant #2): Here it comes, the Victoria-cross bit again. Hathi: It was then I recieved the Victoria Cross for bravery above and beyond the call of duty. Ha-ha! Those were the days! Discipline. Discipline was the thing. Builds character and all that sort of thing. [loud snap of the small bamboo stick Hathi leaned on interrupts his speech] Oh.. Where was I? Oh, yes. Inspection. [he looks at Elephant #4] Well, very good. [then to Elephant #5] Wipe off that silly grin, soldier. This is the army [comes to Elephant #6 and kills a fly buzzing above his head] Ahem. Eyes front. [Now Elephant #7] Tsk-tsk-tsk. Leutenant, that haircut is not regulation. Rather on the gaudy side, don’t you think? [he cuts his hair short using his bamboo stick] There. That’s better. [Comes to Hathi Jr. now] And as for you– [he looks down at him] Oh, there you are. Heh-heh-heh. Let’s keep those heels together, shell we, son? Hathi Jr.: Okay Pop… Sir! Hathi: That’s better. [Now Hathi comes to Mowgli] Well, new recruit, eh? Ha-ha-ha… I say, what happened to your trunk? [He pushes Mowgli’s face with his stick] Mowgli: Hey, stop that! Hathi sputters: A man-cub! This is treason! Sabotage! I’ll have no man-cub in my jungle! Mowgli: It’s not your jungle. Bagheera arrives fast: Hold it! Hold it, I can explain, Hathi! Hathi: Colonel Hathi, if you please, sir. Bagheera: Oh, yes, yes. Colonel Hathi. The man-cub is with me. I’m taking him back to the man-village. Hathi: To stay? Bagheera: You have the word of Bagheera. Hathi: Good. And remember, an elephant never forgets. [he turns to leave] Humph! I don’t know what the army’s coming to. These young wippersnappers, who do they think they are? [all the elephants are dosing by now, but wake up as soon as Hathi commands] Ahem, let’s get on with it. Right face! Forward… march! Winifred: Dear, haven’t you forgotten something? Hathi: Nonsense, Winifred, old girl. An elephant never forgets. Winifred: Well, you just forgot our son. Hathi: Ah yes.. Son? Son? [he turns to see Hathi Jr. playing with Mowgli] Oh yes, quite right.. To the rear… march! Hathi Jr. (to Mowgli): When I grow up, I’m gonna be a colonel. Just like my– Hathi picks him up: If I told you once, I’ve told you a thousand times Hathi Jr. (seeing other elephants marching into Hathi’s rear): Pop! Look out! [The spectacular crash of the elephants, reused in several movies after Jungle Book now takes place] Hathi Jr.: Gee, Pop. You forgot to say ‘halt’ Mowgli (to Bagheera): Ha-ha-ha. He said an elephant never forgets. Bagheera: It’s not funny. Let’s get out of here quick before anything else happens. [They run through the forest] Mowgli: Bagheera, where are we going? Bagheera: You’re going back to the man-village right now. Mowgli: I am not going. Bagheera: Oh, yes you are. Mowgli: I am staying right here. Bagheera: You’re going if I have to drag you every step away [Mowgli holds at a small tree while Bagheera tries to get him off it and drag away] Bagheera (muffled): Let go, you– Mowgli: You, let go of me! [Bagheera lets go, falls into water and while getting up, hits his head against a log] Bagheera: Oh, that does it! I’ve had it, man-cub. From now on, you’re on your own. Alone! Mowgli: Don’t worry about me. [Bagheera leaves and Mowgli walks aimlessly for a while] Bagheera (still walking away): Ah. Foolish man-cub. [Mowgli sits down near some rock with his head low untill he hears sounds from nearby bushes. Baloo comes in] Baloo (singing): Doo-bee doo-bee doo-bee dee-doo Well, it’s a doo-bah-dee-do Yes, it’s a doo-bah-dee-do I mean a doo-be doo-bee doo-be Doo-be doo-bee doo And with– [he sees Mowgli] Well now, ha-ha! What have we here? [he sniffs Mowgli] Hmm.. Hey, what a funny little bit of a– [Mowgli slaps him] Ow! Mowgli: Go away! Baloo: Oh boy, I’ve seen everything in these woods, what have I run on? What a pretty thing this is! Mowgli: Leave me alone. Baloo: Well now, that’s pretty big talk, little britches Mowgli: I’m big enough [He starts hitting Baloo in the tummy repeatedly but Baloo doesn’t almost notice that] Baloo: Ha-ha.. tsk-tsk-tsk. Pitiful. Hey, kid, you need help. And old Baloo is gonna learn you to fight like a bear. Now come on, I’m gonna show you. Grrr. [He starts to dance around and Mowgli too, mimicking Baloo’s moves] Ha-ha. Yeah! All right now kid, loosen up, get real loosen, then start to weave, weave a little, now move, that’s it. Now give me a big bear growl, scare me! [Mowgli makes a barely audible growl] Baloo: Tsk-tsk-tsk. Oh boy. I’m talking about like a big bear! [Baloo makes a growl which rocks the jungle to the bottom and even Bagheera who was walking away all this time hears it.] Bagheera: He’s in trouble. I shouldn’t have left him alone! [Bagheera runs back to Mowgli] Mowgli: Grrr. Baloo: GRRR! Mowgli: Grrr. Baloo: A big one, right from your toes. Mowgli: How’s that? [Bagheera arrives] Mowgli: Grrr. Baloo: Ha-ha-ha, ya, you’re getting it, kid. Bagheera: Oh no! It’s Baloo! That shiftless stupid jungle bum. [Baloo and Mowgli dance around again] Baloo: Weave about, now look for an opening. Keep movin’, keep [Mowgli takes some swings at Baloo’s nose but misses] Ha-ha! Ya, you’re getting it kid, ha-ha. Come on, that’s it. Ha-ha-ha! He’s a dandy! [Baloo playfully slaps Mowgli which sends him rolling around and leaves knocked out on the ground] Bagheera: Heh-heh. Fine teacher you are, old Iron Paws. Baloo: Oh thanks, Bagheera. Bagheera: Yeah, tell me, tell me after you know your pupil senseless, how do you expect him to remember the lesson? [Mowgli at this time already came to and sits on the ground, shaking head] Baloo: Well, I, I didn’t mean to lay it on him so hard. [Mowgli walks to Baloo, though kinda unsteadily] Mowgli: I’m not hurt. I’m all right. I’m a lot tougher than some people think. Baloo: You better believe it! Now let’s go once more. Now you keep ciclin’ or I’m gonna knock your roof in again, you better keep movin’ — [Mowgli hits Baloo into lower jaw] Ooph! [Baloo playfully falls down] Hey! Right on the button! [Mowgli climbs on him, occasionally tickling him with his feet] Ah, ha-ha, no, no-no, now you’re tickling. ha-ha-ha [Mowgli starts tickling him deliberately] No, no, we don’t do that here, no cheating, no, you’re tickling, I can’t stand tickling, heh-heh-heh. Help, Bagheera! Bagheera: Now that’s all he needs. More confidence. Mowgli: Give up, Baloo? Baloo: I give up, I told ya. Oh, I give– [Mowgli stops] Hey, ha-ha. You know something? You’re all right, kid. What do they call you? Bagheera: Mowgli. And he’s going back to the man-village right now. Baloo: Man-village? They’ll ruin ‘im! They’ll make a man out of ‘im. Mowgli: Oh, Baloo, I want to stay here with you! Baloo: Certainly you do. Bagheera: Oh? And just how do you think you will survive? Baloo: “How do you think you will” – What do you mean “How do you think you will”? He’s with me, any, And I’ll learn him all I know Bagheera: Well, heh, that shouldn’t take too long. [Baloo glares at Bagheera and then turns to Mowgli] Baloo: Look, now it’s like this, little britches. All you’ve got to do is… (singing): Look for the bare necessities The simple bare necessities Forget about your worries and your strife I mean the bare nevessities, Are Mother Nature’s recipies That bring the bare necessities of life Wherever I wander Wherever I roam I couldn’t be fonder Of my big home The bees are buzzing in the tree To make some honey just for me When you look under the rocks and plants And take a glance at the fancy ants Then maybe try a few… Mowgli: You eat ants? Baloo: Ha-ha, you better believe it! And you’re gonna love the way they tickle. [Rock almost falls on Mowgli] Bagheera: Mowgli, look out! Baloo: The bare necessities of life will come to you Mowgli (trying to catch an ant): When? Baloo: They’ll come to you Look for the bare necessities The simple bare necessities Forget about your worries and your strife I mean the bare necessities That’s why a bear can rest at ease With just the bare necessities of life Now when you pick a paw-paw Or a prickly pear Mowgli (pricking finger): Ow! Baloo: And you prick a raw paw Well, next time beware Don’t pick the prickly pear by the paw When you pick a pear try to use the claw But you don’t need to use the claw When you pick a pair of the big paw-paw Have I given you a clue? Mowgli: Golly, thanks, Baloo! Bagheera: Paw-paw, ha! Of all the silly gibberish Baloo (pulling Bagheera by the tail): Come on, Baggy, get with the beat! The bare necessities of life will come to you Mowgli: They’ll come to me! Baloo: They’ll come to you [Music from the song goes on through the whole following scratching scene] How ’bout scratchin’ that old left shoulder while you’re up there, Mowgli? Now just a hair lower.. There, right there. That’s it. Ahh.. This is beautiful. That’s good. Kid, we’ve got to get to a tree, this calls for some big scratch! Mowgli: You’re lots of fun, Baloo! [Baloo is now scratching against a tree] Baloo: Right on it.. Yeah! That’s delicious! Oh, ooo! Just a little bit– mmm.. yeah.. ha-ha.. ooo. [he pulls the tree from the ground finally and scratches by its trunk] Mm… mmm… ha-ha.. ooo. yeah! [Baloo, satisfied, lets himself fall into water] Oh man, this is really livin’. So just try and relax. Yeah. [Mowgli gets on his tummy] Cool it. Fall apart in my back yard. ‘Cause let me tell you something little britches. If you act like that bee acts, uh-uh. You’re working too hard. And don’t spend your time looking around for something you want, that can’t be found (singing): When you find out you can live without it And go along not thinking about it And I’ll tell you something true The bare necessities of life will come to you. Bagheera walks away: Ahh.. I give up. Well I hope his luck holds out. Baloo: Mowgli, how ’bout you singing? Baloo and Mowgli: Look for the bare necessities, The simple bare necessities Forget about your worries and your strife Mowgli: Yeah, man! Baloo and Mowgli: I mean the bare necessities, That’s why a bear can rest at ease With just the bare necessities of life Baloo: Yeah! Baloo and Mowgli: With just the bare necessities of life Mowgli: Yeah, man! Baloo: Ha-ha-ha. Beautiful. That’s real jungle harmony. Mowgli: I like being a bear. Baloo: That’s my boy. You’re gonna make one swell bear. Why, you even sing like one. [Why they drift downstream, monkeys above plot Mowgli’s stealing] Baloo (going to sleep): Doo-be-doo… [Monkeys replace Mowgli by a monkey] Doo-be-wee be-doo [fly lands on Baloo’s nose] Hey Mowgli, how ’bout you flickin’ that old mean fly off of your papa bear’s nose? [monkey hits Baloo with a stick] Ouch! Ha, ha! Boy, when you flick a fly you really– [he finally opens his eyes] Why you, flat-nosed, little-eyed, flaky creep! Mowgli (held in the branches above): Hey! Let go of me! Baloo: Take your flea-picking hands off my cub! Monkey #1: Come on and get him, champ! Monkey #2: He’s no champ, he’s a chump! Mowgli: Baloo! Monkey #3: Yeah! ha-ha! A big hothead! Baloo: Okay you guys asked for it, I’ll– ooh! [he falls into water] Monkey #4 : That’ll cool him off! Baloo: Give me back my man-cub! Monkey #2: Here he is, come and get him! [Baloo hits against a tree and falls down flat] Monkey #3: That’s how a bear can rest at ease! Monkey #?: Here’s some bare necessities! [They throw fruits at Baloo] Baloo: Now just try that again you– Monkey #?: What’s that you hit him with? Monkey #?: That was a bare necessity. Baloo: Turn him loose or I’ll jerk a knot in your tail Monkey #1: We give up, here he comes! Mowgli (flying): Whoa! Baloo, catch me! Baloo! Monkey #?: Back up, back up! Faster, faster, faster! [Baloo trips and falls off the cliff] Monkey #?: A rolling bear gathers no hair! Mowgli: Baloo! Help me! Baloo, they’re carrying me away! Baloo yells: Bagheera! Bagheera! Bagheera: Well, it’s happened. Took longer then I thought but it’s happened. [Baloo climbs up the cliff just in the exact moment Bagheera arrives] Baloo yells: Bagheeraaaaa! [Bagheera screeches and sits stunned for a while] Baloo: Oh, you heard me, huh? Bagheera: Mowgli? Mowgli? All right, what happened? Where’s Mowgli? Baloo: They ambused me, thousands of them! I jabbed with my left, then I swung with the right, and then I– Bagheera: Oof, for the last time, what happened to Mowgli? Baloo: Like I told ya, them mangy monkeys carried him off. Bagheera: The Ancient Ruins. Oh, I hate to think what will happen when he meets that king up there. {Dissolve to the Ancient Ruins} Louie scat-sings: Ding ding lo-la diddly-o zing boing Sca-be-do, hoo-be-do, zee-bo do-zeb Diddly-doo dee-hoy I wanna be a man-man one or-rang-a-tang tang Monkey #?: Ha, ha, we got him, King Louie! Monkey #?: Man, we got him, we got him! Louie: Ha, ha, ha, So you’re the man-cub? Crazy! Mowgli: I’m not as crazy as you are! Put me down! [Monkey drops Mowgli on the ground] You cut that out! Louie: Cool it, boy. Unwind yourself. (singing) Do-doot doot-doot do Now come on. Let’s shake, cousin. Mowgli: What do you want me for? Louie: Word has grabbed my royal ear, have a banana, [He throws a banana into Mowgli’s mouth] that you want to stay in the jungle. Mowgli (with mouth full): Stay in the jungle? I sure do. Louie: Good. And ol’ King Louie, (singing): Bop-boo do-bay doo-boo-do that’s me, can fix it for you. Have two bananas [He shows three fingers and throws two bananas into Mowgli’s mouth] Have we got a deal? Mowgli (with mouth even fuller): Yes, sir. I’ll do anything to stay in the jungle. Louie: Well then. I’ll lay it on the line for ya. (singing) A bop-bop do-do do-be-do Now I am the king of the swingers, oooh The jungle V.I.P I’ve reached that top and had to stop And that’s what’s botherin’ me I wanna be a man, man-cub, And stroll right into town And be just like the other men, I’m tired of monkeyin’ around Ohh, oobie-do, Monkeys: Bop-do-wee Louie: I wanna be like you Monkeys: Hum dee oobee-do-ba Louie: I wanna walk like you Monkeys: Tee Louie: Talk like you, Monkeys: Too Louie: Too! Monkeys: Wee be-dee be-dee do Louie: You see it’s true, Monkeys: Shoo-ba dee-do Louie: An ape like me Monkeys: Shoo-be do-bee do-bee Can learn to be Human too [He makes sounds as if playing a horn and has a little classical fight with the small servant monkey] Roo-baka-tee-gah, roo-baka-tee-gee Zoo-baka too-baka too-baka too-baka too-baka Too-bee pau-wagau to-pah [Monkeys applaud] Mowgli: Gee, cousin Louie, you’re doing real good. Louie: Now, here’s your part of the deal, cuz. Lay the secret on me of man’s red fire. Mowgli: But I don’t know how to make fire Louie sings: Now, don’t try to kid me, man-cub I made a deal with you What I desire is man’s red fire To make my dream come true [Baloo and Bagheera reach the walls of the Ruins] Now give me the secret, man-cub Come on, clue me what to do Give me the power of man’s red flower So I can be like you Bagheera: Fire! So that’s what that scoundrel’s after. Baloo: I’ll tear him limb from limb, I’ll beat him, I’ll.. I’ll.. ummm, yeah, well, man, what a beat! Bagheera: Will you stop that silly beat business and listen! This will take brains, not brawn. Baloo: You better believe it! And I’m loaded with both. Bagheera: Would you listen? Baloo: Oh, yeah, yeah Bagheera: Now, while you create a disturbance I’ll rescue Mowgli. Got that? Baloo (walking and dancing along): I’m gone then, solid gone. Bagheera: Not yet, Baloo! [Louie, servant monkey and Mowgli come by, dancing, and when Bagheera reaches for Mowgli, Baloo enters, dressed up as a big probably female monkey :] Baloo: Hey! (singing) Da-zaap bon-ronee Hap ba-dee dee-lap-da-non Hene-bebe-re, Doot zaba-doo-dee-day Doo-bam doo-boo-bee-bay Bo-bom, za-ba-pa-panney! Louie: Abba-do-dee? Baloo: With a reep-bon-naza! Louie: Eh ba-daba doy Baloo: Well-a-la-ba zini Louie: War-la-bop, boor-la-bop Baloo: See-ble-bop, dooney Louie: Ooh, ooh, ooh! Baloo: With a huh, huh, huh, huh! Louie: Rrrawr, rrrawr Baloo: Get mad, baby! Louie: Hada-lada hada-lada Baloo: With a hada-lada hadoo-doo Louie: Oodle-loodle-oodle-loodle Baloo: Ooh-doo-daa-daa-daa Louie: Doodle-doot, doodle-doot Baloo: Zee-ba-da-da Haba-da Louie: Yoo-hoo-hoo Monkeys: Bop-do-wee Louie: I wanna be like you Monkeys: Hum dee oobee-do-ba Louie: I wanna walk like you Monkeys: Dee Louie: Talk like you Monkeys: Too Baloo: Too-oo-oo! Monkeys: Wee be-dee be-dee do Everybody: You see it’s true, hoo-hoo Someone like me-ee-ee Can learn to be like someone like me Baloo: Take me home, Daddy! Everybody: Can learn to be like someone like you Louie: One more time! [Baloo’s disguise falls off] Baloo alone: Yeah! Can learn to be like someone like me Zee-dee-dee bop-bop-botta Doodle-dat un-dat un-dat un-dat un-dat un-dat… Ehh.. Monkey #?: It’s Baloo, the bear! Monkey #?: Yeah, that’s him! Monkey #?: How’d he get in there? Mowgli: Baloo, it’s you. [Here goes the classical scene where Mowgli goes from Monkeys to Baloo/Bagheera several times resulting in desctuction of Ancient Ruins] Baloo: Whew. Ha ha ha. Man, that’s what I call a swingin’ party. {Fade out, change of sides on the disk, fade into night, Mowgli asleep, Baloo and Bagheera talking} Bagheera: …and furthermore, Mowgli seems to have man’s ability to get into trouble, and your influence hasn’t been exactly– Baloo: Shhh! Keep it down, you’re gonna wake little buddy. Yeah. He’s had a big day, it was a real sockaroo. You know it ain’t easy learning to be like me. Bagheera: Pah! A disgraceful performance. Associating with those undesirable, scatterbrained apes. Huh. I hope he learned something from that experience. Mowgli in sleep mumbles: Yeah… scooby-dooby, dooby-doo.. Baloo: Ha, ha. That’s my boy. Bagheera (walking to water): Oh, nonsense. Baloo, come over here. I’d like to have a word with you. Baloo comes over: A word? You gonna talk some more? (he yawns) All right, what’s up Bagheera? Bagheera: Baloo, a man-cub must go back to the man-village. The jungle is not the place for him. Baloo: I grew up in the jungle. Take a look at me. Bagheera: Yes, just look at yourself. Look at that eye. [They both had each one eye swollen since the fight] Baloo (looking into water): Yeah. It’s beautiful, ain’t it? Bagheera: Frankly, you’re a disreputable sight. Baloo: Why, you don’t look exactly like a basket of fruit yourself. Bagheera: D’oh! Ballo, you can’t adopt Mowgli as your son. Baloo: Why not? Bagheera: How can I put it? Baloo, birds of a feather should flock together. Baloo shrugs. Bagheera: You wouldn’t marry a panther, would you? Baloo: I don’t know. Ha ha, come to think of it, no panther ever asked me. Bagheera: Baloo, you’ve got to be serious about this. Baloo: Oh, stop worrying, Baggy, stop worrying, I’ll take care of him Bagheera: Yes, like you did when the monkeys kidnapped him, huh? Baloo: Can a guy make one mistake? Bagheera: Not in the jungle. And another thing, sooner or later, Mowgli will meet Shere Khan. Baloo: The tiger? What’s he got against the kid? Bagheera: He hates man with a vengeance, you know that. Because he fears man’s gun and man’s fire. Baloo: But little Mowgli don’t have those things. Bagheera: Shere Khan won’t wait until he does. He’ll get Mowgli while he’s young and helpless. Just one swipe– Baloo: No. Well, what are we gonna do? [Sun appears from horizon. actually all the time they were talking it was slowly getting brighter. By the way, their swollen eyes were getting better throughout the conversation as well – completely healed by now] Bagheera: We’ll do what’s best for him. Baloo: You better believe it, you name it now I’ll do it. Bagheera: Good. Then make Mowgli go to the man-village. Baloo: Are you out of your mind? I promised him he could stay here in the jungle with me! Bagheera: That’s just the point. As long as he remains with you, he’s in danger. So it’s up to you. Baloo: Why me? Bagheera: Be-because he won’t listen to me. Baloo: I love that kid. I love him like he was my own cub. Bagheera: Then think of what’s best for Mowgli and not yourself. Baloo: Well, can’t I.. Well can I wait until morning? Bagheera: It’s morning now. Go on, Baloo. Baloo walks to Mowgli: Uh.. Mowgli in sleep: Ummmm… Baloo gulps: Oh boy. Mowgli? Mowgli? Uh, it’s time to get up. Mowgli wakes up and stretches: Oh. Hi Baloo Baloo: Hi. Hey, rub that sleep out of your eyes. You and me, eh, we’ve got a long walk ahead of us. Mowgli: Swell! We’ll have lots of fun together. Baloo: Sure. yeah. Yeah, uh.. let’s hit the trail, kid. See you around, eh, Bagheera. Mowgli: Well, good-bye Bagheera. Me and Baloo, we’ve got things to do. Bagheera: Good-bye man-cub. And good luck. Mowgli: Come on, Baloo. All we’ve got to do is… (singing) Look for the bare necssities Some good old bare necessities Forget about your worries and your strife. I mean the bare necessities, That’s why a bear can rest at ease With just the bare necessities of life. Yeah! I’ll live here in the jungle all my life! Yeah, man! I like being a bear. Where are we going, Baloo? Baloo: Well, ah.. it’s a.. um, well it’s sort of new and– Mowgli: Oh, I don’t care, as long as I’m with you. [the “My Own Home” theme plays in background again] Baloo: Mowgli, look buddy, there’s something I’ve got to tell you. Mowgli (chasing a butterfly): Tell me what, Baloo? Baloo: Gee whiz. How did old Baggy put it? Ah, Mowgli? Hah, you wouldn’t marry a panther, would you? Mowgli: Heh-heh. I don’t even know what you’re talking about. Baloo: Mowgli, don’t you realize that you’re a human? Mowgli: I’m not anymore, Baloo. I’m a bear like you. Baloo: Little buddy, look, listen to me. Mowgli: Come on, come on, Baloo. Baloo: Now Mowgli, stop it now, now hold still. I wanna tell you something, now listen to me. Mowgli: What’s the matter, old papa bear? Baloo: Look Mowgli, I’ve been trying to tell you, I’ve been trying all morning to tell you, I’ve got to take you back to the man-village! Mowgli: The man-village?? Baloo: Now look, kid, I can explain. Mowgli: But you said we were partners Baloo: Now believe me, kid, I, I– Mowgli: You’re just like old Bagheera Baloo: Now just a minute, that’s going too far [Mowgli runs away] Hey, Mowgli, where are you going? Wait a minute! Stop! Wait! Wait! Listen to ol’ Baloo. Mowgli? Mowgli? Mowgli! Mowgli? Mowgli? [Bagheera who must have heard Baloo calling Mowgli, arrives] Bagheera: Now what’s happened? Baloo: You’re not going to believe me, Bagheera, but look, now I used the same words you did, and he ran out on me. Bagheera: Why, don’t just stand there. Let’s separate. We’ve got to find him [Bagheera runs away] Baloo: Oh, if anything happens to that little guy, I’ll never forgive myself. I’ve got to find him. Mowgli? Mowgli? {Fade to Shere Khan prowling in the grass.} [Shere Khan comes close to a deer grazing, lies down ready to pounce, but elephants trumpet and the deer runs away] Elephants march and sing: Hup, two, three, four Hup, two, three, four Keep it up, two, three, four. Shere Khan: What beastly luck. Confound that ridiculous colonel Hathi. Hathi: Comany, sound off! Elephants march and sing: Oh we march from here to there Elephant #3: And it doesn’t matter where [elephants are actually in different order now, elephant #3 is walking 5th #2 is #6, and Winifred who was #1 is now #7 – all backwards except that Hathi is still ahead of the herd and Hathi Jr. behind it] Elephants: You can hear us push Through the deepest bush Hup, two, three, four Hathi: With a military air! Elephants: With a military air. [they trumpet] Bagheera: The jungle patrol. Elephants: We’re a crackerjack bridage On a pachyderm parade But we’d rather stroll To a water hole Hathi Jr: Hup, two, three, four Elephants: For a furlough in the shade Bagheera arrives: stop! [Elephants don’t notice] Wait a minute.. HALT!!! [Elephants stop, crashing into each other] Hathi: Who said “Halt”? I give the commands around here. Now speak up, who was it? Bagheera: Oh, it was me, colonel. Hathi: What do you mean, taking over my command? Highly irregular you know. Bagheera: Colonel, I am sorry, but-but I need your help. [Shere Khan comes closer to listen] Hathi: Impossible. We’re on a cross-country march. Bagheera: It’s an emergency, colonel. The man-cub must be found. Hathi: What man-cub? Shere Khan: How interesting… Bagheera: The one I was taking to the man-village. Hathi: It’s where he belongs. Now sir, if you don’t mind, we’d like to get on with the march. Bagheera: No, no, you don’t understand, Hathi. He’s lost. He ran away. Shere Khan: How delightful. Hathi: Well, serves the young wippersnapper right. Bagheera: But-but Shere Khan, the tiger, he’s sure to pick up the man-cub’s trail. [Shere Khan nods.] Hathi: Ha, ha. Shere Khan. Nonsense, old boy. Shere Khan isn’t within miles of here. [Shere Khan chuckles] Sorry Bagheera. Fortunes of war and all that sort of thing you know. Winifred walks to Hathi: This has gone far enough.. Now just a minute, you pompous old windbag! Hathi: Winifred? WHat are you doing out of ranks? Winifred: Never mind. How would you like our boy lost and alone inthe jungle? [Hathi Jr. poses as illustration for the words] Hathi: Our son? But Winifred, old girl, that’s an entirely different matter. Winifred: Humph! Hathi: Different. Entirely. Winifred: That boy no differnet than our own son. Now you help find him or I’m taking over command. Hathi: What? A female leading my herd? Utterly preposterous. Hathi Jr.: Pop, the man-cub and I are friends. He’ll get hurt if we don’t find him. Please, Pop? Sir? Please? Hathi: Now, don’t you worry, son. You father had a plan in mind all the time. Winifred: Huh. Sure you did. Hathi: Troopers, Company, left face! Volunteers for a special mission will step one pace forward. [Hathi turn around, all elephants do one step behind, except Elephant #3, who then notices it and step behind too] Hathi: Ha, ha. That’s what I like to see. Devotion to duty. You volunteers will find the lost man-cub. Bagheera: Thank you colonel. Now there’s no time to lose. [Bagheera leaves] Hathi: Yes, well. Good luck. (in whisper): When the man-cub is sighted you will sound your trumpet 3 times Elephant #2: Yes sir. [he trumpets and Hathi silences him] Hathi: Shh. Not now soldier. Elephant #2: Sorry, sir. Hathi comes to Elephant #7: Leutenant, our strategy shall be the element of surprise. You will take one squad and cover the right flank [Shere Khan leans forward to hear the whisper] Elephant #7: Yes sir. Hathi (even quieter): And I shall take the other squad on the left flank (very loud) Company!!! Forward… March! [Elephants walk away, falling trees as they go] Shere Khan: Element of surprise? I say. Ha, ha, ha. And now for my rendezvous with the lost man-cub. {fade to Mowgli walking aimlessly} [Kaa picks Mowgli from the ground and raises to the branch he is on] Mowgli: Kaa, it’s you! Kaa: Yesss, man-cub, so nice to see you again. sss-sss-sss. Mowgli: Oh, go away. Leave me alone. Kaa: Let me look at you. [Mowgli turns away from Kaa’s eyes] You don’t want me to look at you? Then you look at me. Mowgli: No sir. I know what you’re trying to do, Kaa. Kaa: You do? Uh, I mean, you don’t trust me. Mowgli: No! Kaa: Then there’s nothing I can do to help? Mowgli: You want to help me? Kaa: Ss-certainly. I can see to it that you never have to leave this jungle. Mowgli: How could you do that? Kaa: Hmm? Oh, I have my own ss-subtle little ways. But first, you must trust me. Mowgli: I don’t trust anyone anymore. Kaa: I don’t blame you. I’m not like those so-called fair-weather friends of yours. You can believe in me. [Kaa finally gets to see into Mowgli’s eyes long enough] (singing) Trust in me Just in me Shut your eyes And trust in me Hold still, please You can sleep Safe and sound Knowing I Am around Slip into silent slumber Sail on a silver mist Slowly and surely your senses Will cease to resist [Mowgli snores while standing on his head on the tip of Kaa’s tail] You’re snoring. Mowgli: Sorry. Kaa: Trust in me And just in me [Shere Khan appears below and listens] Shut your eyes And trust in me [Shere Khan pulls Kaa by the tail, making a doorbell sound] Kaa: Huh? Ow, now what? I’ll be right down. Yes? Yes? Who is it? Shere Khan comes from behind the tree: It’s me, Shere Khan I’d like a word with you, if you don’t mind. Kaa: Shere Khan. What a ss-surprise. Shere Khan: Yes, isn’t it? I just dropped by, forgive me if I’ve interrupted anything. Kaa: Oh no, nothing at all. Shere Khan bares claws: I thought you were entertaining someone up there in your coils. Kaa: Coils? Someone? Oh, I was just curling up for my siesta. Shere Khan: But you were singing to someone. [he grabs Kaa’s neck] Who is it, Kaa? Kaa: Uh, who? Uh, no. Well I was just singing to myself. Shere Khan: Indeed. Kaa: Yes, yes, you see, I have trouble with my ss-sinuses. Shere Khan: What a pity. Kaa: Oh, you have no idea. It’s ss-simply terrible. I can’t eat, I can’t ss-sleep, so I sing myself to sleep. You know, self-hypnosis. Let me show you how it works. (sings) Trust in me. [Kaa moves to Shere Khan’s eyes, but he drops his paw over Kaa’s head, moving it to the ground] Mmm-fff! Shere Khan: I can’t be bothered with that. I have no time for that sort of nonsense. Kaa (from under paw): Some other time, perhaps? Shere Khan: Perhaps. But at the moment I am searching for a man-cub. Kaa (released): Man-cub? What man-cub? Shere Khan: The one who is lost. Now where do you suppose he could be? Kaa shrugs: Search me. Shere Khan: That’s an excellent idea. I’m sure you wouldn’t mind showing me your coils, would you, Kaa? Kaa: Uh, ss-certainly not. [puts down the end of his tail] Nothing here [shows his open mouth] And nothing in here. [Mowgli in the coils above snores. Shere Khan glances up and Kaa makes snorting sounds] Kaa: My ss-sinuses. Shere Khan: Hmm. Indeed. And now, how about the middle? Kaa: The middle? Oh, the middle. [He puts down his middle, leaving Mowgli in much less coils] Kaa: Ha-ha, absolutely nothing in the middle. Shere Khan: Hmmm. Really? Well, if you do just happen to see the man-cub, you will inform me first. Understand? Kaa gulps: I get the point. Cross my heart, hope to die. Shere Khan: Good show. And now I must continue my search for the helpless little lad. [Shere Khan leaves] Kaa: Ooh, who does he think he’s fooling? “Helpless little lad” Ooh, he gives me the shivers [Kaa shivers, and completely looses grip on now awake Mowgli] Picking on that poor little helpless boy… oh, yes, poor little helpless boy. [Mowgli pushes Kaa’s coils off the branch and he falls down, hitting his head on some branches along the way – just like earlier.] Kaa: Oooh! Mowgli: You told me a lie, Kaa. You said I could trust you. Kaa: It’s like you said. You can’t trust anyone! [He lunges at Mowgli, but a knot on his tail stops him. Mowgli leaves] If I never see that skinny little shrimp again, it will be too soon. Ooh.. my ss-sacroiliac. {fade to the vultures sitting on a dead tree} Buzzy yawns: Hey, Flaps, what we gonna do? Flaps: I don’t know. What you wanna do? Ziggy: I got it! Let’s flap over to the east side of the jungle! They’ve always got a bit of action, a bit of a swinging scene. All right? Buzzy: Ah, come off it! Things are right dead all over. Ziggy: You mean you wish they were! [they laugh] Dizzy: Very funny. Buzzy: Okay, so what we gonna do? Flaps: I don’t know, what you wanna do? Buzzy: Look, Flaps, first I say, “what we gonna do?” and then you say, “what you wanna do?”, they I say, “what we gonna do?”, you say “what you wanna do?”, “what you gonna do”, “what you wanna” – let’s do something! Flaps: Okay. What you wanna do? Buzzy: Oh, blimey, there you go again. The same once again! Ziggy: I’ve got it! This time, I’ve really got it. Buzzy: So you got it. So what we gonna do? Dizzy: Hold it lads. Look, look what’s coming our way. Flaps: Hey, what in the world is that? Ziggy: What a crazy looking bunch of bones. Dizzy: Yeah, and the’re all walking about by themselves [They look at Mowgli who sits down on a stone] Buzzy: So what we gonna do? Flaps: I don’t know– and now don’t start that again! Ziggy: Come on lads, come one let’s have some fun with this little fella, this little [flockey?] [They all fly down to Mowgli] Flaps: Blimey, he’s got legs like a storky. Buzzy: Like a stork, heh-heh, but he ain’t got no feathers. [Vultures laugh] Mowgli: Go ahead. Laugh. I don’t care. [He walks off] Dizzy: What’s wrong with him? Flaps: I think we overdid it. Dizzy: We were just having a bit of fun that’s all. Buzzy: Just look at him. What a poor little fella. You know, he must be down on his luck. Dizzy: Yeah, or he wouldn’t be in our neighbourhood. Buzzy: Hey, new kid, wait a minute, hey! Mowgli: Just leave me alone. Buzzy: Oh, come on, come on, what’s wrong? You know, you look like you haven’t got a friend in the world. Mowgli: I haven’t. Dizzy: Haven’t you got a mother or a father? Mowgli: No. Nobody wants me around. Buzzy: Yeah, we know how you feel. Dizzy: Nobody wants us around, either. Buzzy: We may look a bit shabby, but we’ve got hearts. Dizzy: And feelings, too. Buzzy: And just to prove it to you, we’re gonna let you join our little group. Flaps: Kid, we’d like to make you an honorary vulture. Mowgli: Thanks, but I’d rather be on my own alone. Buzzy: Uh, now look, kid, everybody’s got to have friends. Hey, fellas, are we his friends? Flaps,Dizzy,Ziggy sing: We’re your friends We’re your friends We’re your friends to the bitter end Buzzy: The bitter end Flaps: When you’re alone Buzzy, Dizzy, Ziggy: When you’re alone Flaps: Who comes around? Buzzy, Dizzy, Ziggy: Who comes around? Flaps: To pluck you up Buzzy: give us a smile Buzzy, Ziggy, Dizzy: When you are down Flaps: And when you’re Flaps, Ziggy, Dizzy: outside looking in who’s there To open the door? Buzzy: come on, kid, we need a tenor Flaps, Ziggy, Dizzy: That’s what friends are for. Who’s always eager to extend [Mowgli smiles] A friendly claw? That’s what friends are for And when you’re lost In dire need Who’s at your side At lightning speed [Shere Khan hears them] We’re friends of ev’ry creature Coming down the pike In fact we never met an animal We didn’t like Buzzy: Heh, heh. you take it kid Vultures with Mowgli: Didn’t like Buzzy: So you can see Ziggy: can see Buzzy: We’re friends Ziggy, Dizzy: we’re friends Buzzy: We’re friends in need Ziggy, Dizzy, Flaps: friends in need Buzzy: And friends indeed Friends indeed [various a-capella] Buzzy: Take it easy lads, steady, steady. Ziggy, Dizzy, Flaps: You’re staying in the jungle… Buzzy: W-w-watch it! Vultures: Forevermore Buzzy: b-bore.. Shere Khan: That’s what friends Are For! Bravo, bravo! An extraordinary performance. And thank you for detaining my victim. Flaps: D-don’t mention it, your highness. Shere Khan: Ha-ha-ha. Boo. [Vultures run and fly back to their tree] Dizzy: Let’s get out of here Buzzy: Give me room! Run friend! Run! Mowgli: Run? Why should I run? Shere Khan: Why should you run? Could it be possible that you don’t know who I am? Mowgli: I know you all right. You’re Shere Khan. Shere Khan: Precisely. Then you should also know that everyone runs from Shere Khan. Mowgli: You don’t scare me. I won’t run from anyone. Shere Khan: Ah, you have spirit for one so small. And such spirit is deserving of a sporting chance. Now, I am going to close my eyes and count to ten. It makes the chase more interesting. For me. One. Two. Three. [Mowgli walks] Four.. [Shere Khan turns and looks] [Mowgli picks up a branch] You’re trying my patience. [Baloo appears] 5-6-7-8-9-10! [Shere Khan pounces at Mowgli (who drops his branch), but Baloo holds him by the tail] Baloo: Run, Mowgli, run! Shere Khan: Let go, you big oaf! Baloo: Take it easy, hold it, hold it. Whoa, easy, easy. Buzzy: He’s got a tiger by the tail. Dizzy: And he’d better hang on, too. [Shere Khan bites Baloo] Baloo: Yeow! Mowgli hits Shere Khan with the branch: Take that, you big bully! Flaps: Let him have it! Hit him! Mowgli: Baloo, help me! Baloo: Somebody do something with that kid Dizzy: Come on, lads! [Flaps and Ziggy carry Mowgli away] Buzzy: He’s safe now, ha-ha-ha, you can let go, Baloo! Baloo: Are you kiddin’? There’s teeth on the other end! [Shere Khan gets Baloo on the ground before him] Shere Khan: I’ll kill you for this! Mowgli: Let go! Baloo needs help! [Lightning breaks a tree and ignites it] Buzzy: Fire! It’s the only thing old stripes is afraid of! Flaps: Get the fire, we’ll do the rest [Shere Khan knocks Baloo out] Vultures: Charge! Punch and blow! Shere Khan: Stay out of this, you mangy fools. Buzzy: Yeah, yeah, missed by a mile! Yeah, pull his blinkin’ whiskers! Flaps: He’s a bloomin’ pussycat! [Mowgli ties a blazing branch to Shere Khan’s tail] Dizzy: Look behind you, chum. [Shere Khan runs away, getting burnt by the fire on every step] Buzzy: Well, that was the last of him. Ziggy: Old stripes took off like a flaming comet Buzzy: Well, come on, let’s go congratulate our friend. Dizzy: Hold it, fellas. Now’s not the time for it. Look. [Mowgli comes to Baloo, who is lying without signs of life] Mowgli: Baloo? Baloo, get up. Oh please, get up. Oh. [Bagheera arrives] Bagheera: Mowgli, try to understand. Mowgli: Bagheera, what’s the matter with him? Bagheera: You’ve got to be brave, like Baloo was. Mowgli: You don’t mean — oh, no, Baloo. Bagheera: Now, now. I know how you feel. But you must remember, Mowgli, Greater love hath no one than he who lays down his life for his friend. [Baloo opens his eyes] When great deeds are remembered in this jungle one name will stand above all others. Our friend, Baloo the bear. Baloo: He’s cracking me up… Bagheera: The memory of Baloo’s sacrifice and bravery will forever be engraved on our saddened hearts. Baloo: Beautiful. [meanwhile, rain stopped and sun begins to shine through again] Bagheera: This spot where Baloo fell will always be a hallowed place in the jungle, for there lies one of nature’s noblest creatures. Baloo: I wish my mother could’ve heard this. Bagheera: It’s best we leave now. Come along, man-cub. Baloo raises and speaks loud: Don’t stop now, Baddy, you’re doing great! There’s more, lots more! Bagheera: Why you, big fraud! You, you four-flusher! I-I’m fed up! Mowgli: Baloo, you’re all right! Baloo: Ha-ha. Who me? Sure I am. Never felt… better. Mowgli: You sure had us worried Baloo: Ahh, I was just takin’ five. You know, playing it cool. he-ha, but he was too easy. Mowgli: Good old papa bear. Dizzy: It’s going to be a bit dull without the little bloke, isn’t it? Buzzy: Yeah, so what we gonna do? Flaps: I don’t know — and now don’t start that again! {dissolve to Baloo, Mowgli and Bagheera walking} Baloo: Hey Baggy, too bad you missed the action. You should have seen how I made a sucker out of stripes with that left in his face. Boom, boom, I was giving him wham!. You know, we’re some good sparring partners. Mowgli: You better believe it! Baloo: Yes, sir! Nothing or nobody is ever gonna come between us again. [the Girl’s voice is heard] Girl sings: My own home My own home My own home My own home Mowgli: Look, what’s that? Bagheera: Oh, it’s the man-village. Mowgli: No, no, I mean that. Baloo: Forget about those, they ain’t nothing but trouble. Mowgli: Just a minute. I’ve never seen one before. Baloo: So you’ve seen one, so let’s go Mowgli: I’ll be right back, I want a better look. Baloo: Mowgli, wait a minute– Bagheera: Ahh Baloo, let him have a better look. [Mowgli climbs on a tree branch over the river where the Girl came to water] Girl sings: Father’s hunting in the forest Mother’s cooking in the home I must go to fetch the water ‘Til the day that I am grown ‘Til I’m grown ‘Til I’m grown I must go to fetch the water ‘Til the day that I have grown [Mowgli watches her and falls down in the water. Girl giggles and Mowgli hides in some bushes] Then I will have a handsome husband [Baloo has a funny look at this line] And a daughter of my own And I’ll send her to fetch the water I’ll be cooking in the home Mmm-mmm Mmm-mmm Then I’ll send her to fetch the water I’ll be cooking in my home [She carries the water in a big clay pot on her head and then drops it so it rolls to Mowgli] Girl: Oh! Baloo: She did that on purpose! Bagheera: Obviously. [Mowgli picks the pot, fills it with water and holds for Girl. She looks at him and walks to the village, humming. Mowgli carries water after her] Baloo: Mowgli, come back, come back! Bagheera: Go on, go on! [Mowgli hesitates and then, after Girl looks at him again, smiles broadly, shrugs, and enters the village] Baloo: He is hooked. Bagheera: Ahh, it was inevitable Baloo. The boy couldn’t help himself. It was bound to happen. Mowgli is where he belongs now. Baloo: Yeah. I guess you’re right. But I still think he’d have made one swell bear. Well, come on, Baddy buddy. Let’s get back to where we belong. And get with the beat! (singing): Look for the bare necessities The simple bare necessities Bagheera and Baloo: Forget about your worries and your strife I mean the bare necessities Are Mother Nature’s recipies That bring the bare necessities of life. {Music plays as Baloo and Bagheera walk away, zoom out, fade to colors of sunset} THE END A Walt Disney Production {fade to black} SCRIPT CREDITS
  • Matt 4:46 pm on March 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Miss the Magic? Plan Out Your Perfect Day at Disney 

    If you’re home sick for Disney, there are many things you can do. A while back I posted a list of things to do when dealing with those Disney withdrawals. The list included things like listening to park music, looking at pictures, and discussing WDW with others. It’s time for me to add something to that list.

    Plan your perfect + ideal day at Disney.

    It doesn’t have to take up a lot of time, but the more you put into it, the better you will feel. To get you started, here is part of my perfect day at Disney (in Magic Kingdom):

    • Wake up at 6 am.
    • Jog to Food Court for a large, healthy breakfast.
    • Be at the Magic Kingdom entrance by 9 am opening.
    • Head straight for Tomorrowland & get Fastpass for Space Mountain.
    • Go to Adventureland. Do Pirates, Jungle Cruise, + Tiki Room.
    • Visit the 999 happy haunts of the Haunted Mansion.
    • Walk across the bridge to Frontierland to ride Splash + Thunder back to back.
    • Back to Tomorrowland to blast off on Space, then Monster’s Inc. Comedy Club and Stitch.
    • Time for lunch. Maybe a quick bite at Columbia Harbor House with view of Fantasyland!

    I’ll stop at lunch. I would love to hear your perfect day at Disney, though! If you’re missing Walt Disney World, the perfect thing to do is plan out your ideal day – it really works in getting you into that Disney mindset.

    Share yours with me! I can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with. It can be brief or detailed, but I want to hear what your perfect day at Disney would entail. Share below.

    • Angela 4:50 pm on March 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I havent been to Disney World in a year now, but I’m going in a few weeks… and only get ONE day at one park. So I’ve been planning this day for months now!

      I’m also heading to the magic kingdom for the 9am opening, and heading straight to space mountain for a fast pass. I can’t decide though whether to eat breakfast at the pop century cafeteria, or to save it for a cheese danish/cinnamon roll from the main street bakery!
      After grabbing the fast pass I’m going to head to fantasyland to do mickeys philharmagic (to get me in the disney magic mood!) and peter pan’s flight. Then depending on how long I have left till my fast pass I’ll either head back to tomorrowland or I’ll head to the haunted mansion. Everything else I will play by ear… but for SURE splash mountain will be done, as well as pirates and the jungle cruise. The night will also end with wishes of course, and dinner will be at cosmic rays (it’s tradition).

      Any suggestions for lunch?

      • Matt 7:08 pm on March 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hey Angela!

        I recommend eating breakfast at POP mainly because, as is my case, when I get to the parks, I don’t really want to bother with food the first thing.

        For lunch I suggest Columbia Harbor House (between Fantasyland & Liberty Square – great views of FL or Haunted Mansion), Pecos Bill (Frontierland), or Cosmic Rays Starlight Cafe (half Fantasyland and half Tomorrowland).

        Sounds like a great plan for one day, let me know how it works out! 🙂

    • Brooke 1:03 pm on March 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I came across this blog and it just makes me so happy! This post particularly makes me happy because this is the first year that I cannot make the trip to WDW and I miss it so much!

      My perfect day would start out at a breakfast reservation at the Crystal Palace around 8:30am so I can get into MK before it opens for amazing photo opps before the crowds get in! Ever since I started going to DW when I was a 5th grader our family tradition would be to go eat at Crystal Palace or any character breakfast for that matter to get us in the Disney mood to start our trip off right!

      After that I would run over to Space Mountain to fast pass it then head over to Toon Town for some character pics. Then back to Tomorrowland for Space Mountain then all the rest of the rides in Tomorrowland.

      Next I would try to knock out most of Fantasyland before lunch. Then I would run over to Frontierland and try to fastpass Splash Mountain then go eat lunch at Pecos Bills. Then off to Adventureland for all it has to offer then back to Frontierland and knock it out before dinner.

      I would eat dinner at Cosmic Rays and try to get in a couple more rides that I missed out on or would like to ride again before it’s time to save me a spot around the hub for Spectromagic and Wishes.

      After Wishes I would head over to the Bakery on Main Street for a delicious cinnamon roll and some shopping! After the crowds are gone I would head back to the castle to park it at a bench while people watching and listen to the Kiss Goodnight. Then off to my hotel room!

      Note: this is my perfect Disney day in a park which I figured there would be minimal crowds as well.

      • Matt 4:14 pm on March 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Wow Brooke, what an awesome and extensive perfect day at Disney! I love it!

        Nice work, I have to agree with the Crystal Palace before opening thing. While we have never done this, it does seem like an awesome idea and would bring many great photo opportunities and a nice relaxing, calm intro to the day.

        Thanks for sharing, I really enjoyed reading your perfect Disney day! Thanks for the compliments on the blog as well. Appreciate it! =)

    • ekenekensson@gmail.com 11:37 am on June 9, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Disneys-Här Kommer Jan Långben DVD BOX Volmy 1-(2013)
      Ingående avsnitt
      Kalle Anka i sjönöd (No Sail, 1945)

      Kalle och Långben ger sig ut på havet i en hyrd båt som med jämna mellanrum måste “matas” med pengar i ett myntinkast. Det dröjer naturligtvis inte länge förrän de båda vännerna får slut på femmor, och då stannar båten mitt ute på havet. Till råga på allt upptäcker Kalle och Långben att de är omgivna av hajar…
      Regi: Jack Hannah
      Animatörer: Bob Carlson, Hugh Fraser, John Reed, Judge Whitaker
      Manus: Dick Kinney, Ralph Wright
      Musik: Oliver Wallace
      Layout: Yale Gracey
      Bakgrunder: Thelma Witmer

      Jan Långben på tigerjakt (Tiger Trouble, 1945)

      Långben rider ut i djungeln på en elefant för att jaga den fruktade bengaliska tigern. Inom kort blir rollerna ombytta och Långben måste fly för att inte bli uppäten av tigern!
      Regi: Jack Kinney
      Animatörer: Milt Kahl, John Sibley, Eric Larson, Jack Boyd
      Manus: Bill Peet
      Musik: Paul J. Smith
      Layout: Lance Nolley
      Bakgrunder: Claude Coats

      Jan Långben håller diet (Tomorrow We Diet!, 1951)

      En gång i tiden var Långben en vältränad idrottsman. När han nu ser sig själv i spegeln upptäcker han att han har blivit alldeles för fet. Långben måste helt enkelt göra slag i saken och börja banta. Men det kan gott vänta tills i morgon!
      Regi: Jack Kinney
      Animatörer: John Sibley, Ed Aardal, Harvey Toombs, Hugh Fraser
      Specialeffekter: Dan MacManus
      Manus: Milt Schaffer, Dick Kinney
      Layout: Al Zinnen
      Bakgrunder: Dick Anthony
      Musik: Joseph S. Dubin

      Kalle Anka i paradiset (The Greener Yard, 1949)

      En skalbagge tar sig in i Kalle Ankas trädgård och smörjer kråset med läckra grönsaker från Kalles odlingar. Trots att trädgården kan verka som rena paradiset är det en mycket farlig plats för en liten insekt…
      Regi: Jack Hannah
      Animatörer: Volus Jones, Bill Justice, Judge Whitaker, Dan MacManus
      Manus: Bill Berg, Milt Banta
      Musik: Oliver Wallace
      Layout: Yale Gracey
      Bakgrunder: Ralph Hulett

      Jan Långben som fotograf (Hold That Pose, 1950)

      Långben behöver koppla av med en hobby, så han bestämmer sig för att börja fotografera. Han skaffar sig en komplett utrustning, laddar kameran, och går till djurparken för att hitta lämpliga motiv. Snart blir han varse att man inte ska väcka den björn som sover!
      Regi: Jack Kinney
      Animatörer: John Sibley, Ed Aardal, Hugh Fraser
      Specialeffekter: Jack Boyd
      Manus: Dick Kinney, Milt Schaffer
      Layout: Al Zinnen
      Bakgrunder: Ed Levitt
      Musik: Paul Smith

      Kalle Ankas sommarnöje (Trailer Horn, 1950)

      Kalle ligger och sover i sin husvagn när han väcks av Piff och Puff som leker med signalhornet på bilen. Snart är det fullt krig mellan ankan och ekorrarna. Kalle blir till slut ganska illa tilltufsad, och av hans bil och husvagn återstår bara skrot!
      Regi: Jack Hannah
      Animatörer: Bill Justice, Bob Carlson, Volus Jones
      Specialeffekter: Jack Boyd
      Manus: Roy Williams
      Layout: Yale Gracey
      Bakgrunder: Thelma Witmer
      Musik: Paul Smith

      Kalle Anka som fyrvaktare (Lighthouse Keeping, 1946)

      Kalle Anka sköter ett fyrtorn och får se en pelikan som ligger och sover på klipporna utanför. Kalle riktar på skoj fyrens ljus mot fågeln. Det finner sig pelikanen inte i, utan den tar sig in i fyren och släcker ljuset. Kalle tänder ljuset igen och pelikanen släcker. Båda blir så uppjagade att de fortsätter bråka långt efter det att solen gått upp.
      Regi: Jack Hannah
      Animatörer: Hal King, Bob Carlson, Judge Whitaker, Fred Jones
      Manus: Harry Reeves, Jesse Marsh
      Musik: Oliver Wallace
      Layout: Yale Gracey
      Bakgrunder: Howard Dunn

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