21 December 2010

Dickensian carolers

Elements of Christmas within Walt Disney World are always changing, but there are also plenty of traditions that return year after year. Take, for instance, today’s Christmas image from the Magic Kingdom in 1979. Here’s the blurb Walt Disney Productions sent along:
WALT DISNEY WORLD CHRISTMAS -- A 70-foot high living Christmas Tree, Dickensian carolers, the Very Merry Christmas Parade, nightly fireworks, the spectacular Candlelight Processional, and nightly performances of the Nativity story make for a memorable Christmas Season at the WALT DISNEY WORLD resort complex in Central Florida. Extended hours in the Magic Kingdom and special holiday entertainment take place from December 15 to January 1.

The more things change, the more things stay the same, right? There is no longer a Nativity story or Candlelight Processional within the Magic Kingdom, but the Processional and Christmas story have found a new home in Epcot. Fireworks, Very Merry Christmas Parade, Christmas Tree, and carolers, although in different forms, still find their way to the Magic Kingdom for the holiday season.

The striking features of this image though, are many. The un-eared wreath hanging from the Main Street U.S.A. lamppost. The classical ornamentation of the Christmas Tree. Oh, and did everyone catch the Walrus from Alice in Wonderland is harmonizing with the Dickensian carolers? Yeah, that would certainly put a smile on my face.

1 comment:

Gator Chris said...

The Walrus is priceless!