Sunday, 9 August 2020

327 A Mixed Bag Of Disney Weird and Wonderful

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 327, for Sunday 9th August 2020. If you want to listen, whilst reading these notes, just click the player below or alternatively find us on iTunes, Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, or any good podcast catching apps.
On this week's show, we start with sharing some Disney history from this day, before moving on to sharing some weird and  wonderful sights from our past travels to the Disney theme parks.

It Is All About Mary But Not...
On 9th August in 1899, Pamela Lyndon Travers OBE, was born as Helen Lyndon Goff  in Maryborough, Queensland, Australia and sadly passed away on the 23rd April 1996.

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After her father's death – when she was 7 – the family moved to a family members sugar plantation in New South Wales and were supported by a great aunt. She changed her name to Pamela after World War I and began an acting career but had to support herself and wrote for a Sydney newspaper.
In 1924, she left Australia to set up home in England but travelled and following a trip to the Soviet Union, her first book was published called Moscow Excursion. Shortly after, in 1934, she fell ill with pleurisy and as she was recovering took to writing a fantasy story.
Mary Poppins was the first of eight books ranging from 1934 to 1988 and were illustrated by Mary Shepard (she was the daughter of the illustrator for the first Winnie the Pooh books).
During World War II, she was working for the British Ministery of Information in Manhattan, New York. Around this time, Roy Disney got in touch about allowing Disney to use her Mary Poppins character.

She never married and had an adopted son called Camillus.
Strange Theme Park Sights
During our trips to the parks, we have seen many a strange thing. So we thought we would share some with you on the show... Michelle's top two were:
Nappy change in the Dumbo soft play pre-queue but leaving the dirty diaper.
The preacher who got escorted from the property.
And you will have to listen to the show to hear the rest! Do you have a weird and wonderful Disney story to share with us? Let us know!
Michelle also announced that she has booked a trip to stay at the Newport Bay Club hotel in Paris later in the year but there will be more about this oncoming shows.   

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