In 2009, he was inducted into the Disney Hall of Fame as a Disney Legend! He was the Genie in Aladdin! And, he made many hearts a little lighter with his special brand of comedic talent! Robin Williams died on August 11, 2014. I’m not going to spend time on the details of his death! Instead, I want to take a moment and look at his impact on the Walt Disney Company!
Many of his movies were produced under a production company under the Disney banner, and he also voiced a few very popular attractions at Walt Disney World, and Disneyland. He was the voice of The Timekeeper attraction, and was partnered up with CBS News icon Walter Cronkite in Back To Neverland at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s California Adventure. You can see a video of this on YouTube!
Some of the other titles include: Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poet’s Society, Mrs. Doubtfire, Flubber, and Old Dogs!
I called Disney to see what the latest was on getting to put our MagicBands order together. I was told that while it is still in “testing”, that we should get an email invitation at about 28 days before our arrival. But, I was also told that the roll-out is being accelerated and things could move ahead at a quicker pace. I felt this was worthwhile for sharing with my friends.
Our family has already decided who wants what color, so it’s just a matter of getting everything to work.
Also, the Be Our Guest Fastpass for lunch is also an invitation based choosing, according to the Cast Member I spoke with. We are hoping to be able to do this since I have had to change my tour date. So, for my birthday I am aiming for a BOG Lunch and an ‘Ohana dinner.
While I am really itching to try both of these elements for planning vacations to Walt Disney World, patience is the order of the day! I’ll update you as things go!
And, as always…May your day be Blessed and full of Disney Magic!