25 April 2016

Good for What Ails You

The Beverly Sunset Theater in Disney’s Hollywood Studios houses a couple of shops, some of whom have received a name and theme change over the past couple of years. Yet, when it comes to brewing up something sweet or finding a cinematic souvenir, the place has you covered! Of course, one look around the decor of Sweet Spells or Reel Vogue and it is easy to see that it isn’t all cupcakes and stuffed animals. In fact, villains and movie monsters have made themselves quite at home in this brightly lit theater lobby.

Perhaps the most relevant and prominent villain in the shops is the Evil Queen/Old Hag from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. While the recipe she is working on in the display window might just be for a Candied Apple, it’s clear from the cabinets inside that there could be some more sinister plans afoot. Tucked amongst the taffy and cotton candy are a series of malicious ingredients. From Dr. Mort Tician’s we find Mummy’s Dust, which is apparently “Good for what ails you,” and Vampire Teeth. Meanwhile, the Black Raven’s company is the supplier for Viper’s Venom and Hemlock Root Extract.

Surely some of these items could be used for no good on their own, at least one of the items can be utilized in a potion we’ve already seen in the movies. Mummy’s Dust is the first ingredient required to cast the Peddler’s Disguise from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Aka, the spell that turns the Queen into the Old Hag. Luckily for us, the Evil Queen’s apothecary seems to be lacking the other three required ingredients.

All of this is to say that if you get a candied apple from Beverly Sunset’s Sweet Spells, you’d best be careful. If you need me to try that first bite for you, just to make certain it’s not a wicked spell, I’d be happy to help out!

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