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daisy2jae
05-14-2009, 11:12 PM
We will be going to DL in 4 weeks. We usually have family nights and watch Disney movies before we go to update us all on the characters, themes, stories, etc... My DH hasn't seen a lot of the movies. What movies are must sees?
1. Toy Story 1 & 2
2. Monsters Inc
3. Lion King
4. Cinderella
5. Sleeping Beauty
6. Aladin
7. Bugs Life
8. Snow White
9. Mary Poppins
10. The Little Mermaid
11. Disneys Cars
12. Peter Pan
13. Alice in Wonderland
14. Dumbo
15. Winnie the Pooh
16. Mickey Mouse...Some movie
17. Catch up on Playhouse Disney shows....

Any other ones that we need to add?

ykmom
05-14-2009, 11:16 PM
I would watch brother bear - Their show in California Adventure was a highligt for my 5 year old daughter

daisy2jae
05-14-2009, 11:18 PM
thanks for the idea...I would have never thought of it. I don't own it but get netflix. That would be a good place to get it from without having to buy a copy unless I can find it on ebay cheap...

nancy drew
05-14-2009, 11:34 PM
We usually watch Brother Bear, Bugs Life, Toy Story, Peter Pan, Disneyland Fun, and Happy Hauntings. This year my kids fell in love with House of Villains too. We should have watched Aladdin, but we didn't.

ETA: Maybe Lilo and Stitch, if you plan on eating at the Lilo and Stitch breakfast.

Kayla's Mom
05-15-2009, 09:17 AM
Finding Nemo....

S. S. Columbia
05-15-2009, 11:48 AM
Need to add: :thumbsup2

Pinocchio (PDJ, Magical fireworks)


Just for fun, here's some 'food for thought': :goodvibes

Tinker Bell (Pixie Hollow, fireworks)
The Muppet Movie (Muppet*Vision 3D)
Tarzan (Tarzan's Treehouse)
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (Mr. Toad's Wild Ride)
Honey I Shrunk the Kids (HISTA)
The Sword in the Stone
Pirates of the Caribbean
Star Wars (Star Tours, Jedi Training Academy)
Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (RRCTS)

Edited To Add:

For Fantasmic: :upsidedow

Fantasia (Sorcerer Mickey, Chernabog)
The Jungle Book (Kaa the python)
Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse in Black and White (Steamboat Willie)

For "The Three Little Pigs" in Storybook Land Canal Boats: :dance3:

Walt Disney Treasures: Silly Symphonies


Have a fun trip! :earsboy:

pixiewings71
05-15-2009, 02:05 PM
You should watch Wall E & Bolt, even tho they aren't really in the parks they are still so much fun to watch. :)

Mike_M
05-15-2009, 05:09 PM
I'm a little conflicted on this one because as a kid, the only Disney movie I ever saw that has a ride version in the park was Snow White. I had only seen Mickey Mouse cartoons during the yearly free weekend preview of the Disney Channel (Back when it was still a premium channel like HBO) so pretty much my only Disney Exposure was in DL (I'm pretty sure that I didn't even know Casey Jr. was from Dumbo until I was a teenager at least). I was an adult with kids before I finally saw most of the rest of the films (I actually still haven't seen Pinocchio or Mr. Toad). It never hurt my apreciation of the rides though. I quickly figured out the jist of each ride's story and was content with those abreviated versions (and I still am).

My kids on the other hand. We'll sit through a couple of the movies the week before going as a way to get them excited and to refresh their memories of certain stories. Next year will be my DD's 1st trip and she loves the Disney Princesses so we'll probably watch the princess movies before heading down. My DS is really into Cars and the other Pixar movies so we watch those with him. I think any Disney movie that they like is a good warm up.

I don't know if one way is better than the other. For me, there is still a definete seperation between Disney movies and the Disney Parks and I like it that way. When I see the movies, I'm thinking about the ride version. For my kids, they are probably thinking more about the movie while on the ride.

KCmike
05-15-2009, 07:29 PM
If your kids are younger.....Disney Sing Along Songs - Disneyland Fun

daisy2jae
05-15-2009, 09:35 PM
Need to add: :thumbsup2

Pinocchio (PDJ, Magical fireworks)


Just for fun, here's some 'food for thought': :goodvibes

Tinker Bell (Pixie Hollow, fireworks)
The Muppet Movie (Muppet*Vision 3D)
Tarzan (Tarzan's Treehouse)
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (Mr. Toad's Wild Ride)
Honey I Shrunk the Kids (HISTA)
The Sword in the Stone
Pirates of the Caribbean
Star Wars (Star Tours, Jedi Training Academy)
Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (RRCTS)

Edited To Add:

For Fantasmic: :upsidedow

Fantasia (Sorcerer Mickey, Chernabog)
The Jungle Book (Kaa the python)
Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse in Black and White (Steamboat Willie)

For "The Three Little Pigs" in Storybook Land Canal Boats: :dance3:

Walt Disney Treasures: Silly Symphonies


Have a fun trip! :earsboy:


I never thought to do it that way...Thanks for the tip!

daisy2jae
05-15-2009, 09:37 PM
If your kids are younger.....Disney Sing Along Songs - Disneyland Fun

We just watched this with netflix a month ago. I thought it was cute but wish they would do a new updated version...

Teki
05-16-2009, 03:12 AM
We useually watch my Disney Treasures Disneyland DvD and my Your Host Walt Disney one. And then what ever else were in the mood for, this last time we watched Mr. Toad.

My sister and I watch alot of the movies and sometimes I can get my DBF to watch, but only when hes in the mood. Sometimes its just lonely old me. :sad1:

daisy2jae
05-16-2009, 10:21 PM
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (Mr. Toad's Wild Ride) I've never heard of this before....who is this? Disney Character? I'm a little lost....

DisneyMartian
05-16-2009, 11:35 PM
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (Mr. Toad's Wild Ride) I've never heard of this before....who is this? Disney Character? I'm a little lost....

Both Mr. Toad and Ichabod Crane are based off the characters of the same names from, respectively, "The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame and "Legend of Sleepy Hallow" by Washington Irvine. Disney did a double feature based on the two stories, titled "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad", released in 1949.

erinbev
05-19-2009, 11:56 PM
I'm a little conflicted on this one because as a kid, the only Disney movie I ever saw that has a ride version in the park was Snow White. I had only seen Mickey Mouse cartoons during the yearly free weekend preview of the Disney Channel (Back when it was still a premium channel like HBO) so pretty much my only Disney Exposure was in DL (I'm pretty sure that I didn't even know Casey Jr. was from Dumbo until I was a teenager at least). I was an adult with kids before I finally saw most of the rest of the films (I actually still haven't seen Pinocchio or Mr. Toad). It never hurt my apreciation of the rides though. I quickly figured out the jist of each ride's story and was content with those abreviated versions (and I still am).



YES! I remember the free week of Disney! I also remember my mom furiously recording things on tape that week, haha! Its how I fell in love with the original Parent Trap, watching that old bootlegged tape...*sigh* :)
Sorry to threadjack, but ahh, memories...:goodvibes

SGTGoofy
05-22-2009, 10:57 AM
on top of all those we also watch the disney planning dvd we got free from the website just to get us excited about the actual park.

thisismyhappyplace
05-23-2009, 12:42 AM
If your kids are younger.....Disney Sing Along Songs - Disneyland Fun

I LOVE THIS MOVIE! It is my all time favorite.... EVER! :yay::love::love::love:

do you know if you can buy it on DVD anywhere?? I only have the old VHS...

Kayla's Mom
05-23-2009, 09:12 AM
I LOVE THIS MOVIE! It is my all time favorite.... EVER! :yay::love::love::love:

do you know if you can buy it on DVD anywhere?? I only have the old VHS...

You can buy it on DVD on Amazon for 9.99! :thumbsup2

samuelarnold
06-20-2011, 05:29 AM
I saw this the other day & it's a really great film! I love all the Disney films & this one is no exception. There are some good Disney movies out on DVD & Blu-ray right now. see the list of new Disney movies (http://dissertationcompanyreviews.com/list-of-new-disney-movies.html).

PinkBudgie
06-20-2011, 10:49 AM
I put Monsters at the top of the must see list. The Monsters ride in DCA has so many details that if you have seen the movie it really adds to the ride. You can pick out so many more funny things. If you haven't seen the movie, much of the ride goes over your head.

My DH (for whatever reason) didn't care that much for Monsters when it first came out. Later he watched it again and really liked it and doesn't know what he was thinking before. Now that ride at DCA is one of his favorites because of all the "jokes" in it.

MrsPinup
07-21-2011, 01:37 AM
We are having a Disney movie week to prep for next week. So far we have watched Haunted Mansion, Pinocchio and Snow White. Our list includes:
Finding Nemo
Dumbo
Toy Story
Alice in Wonderland
Pirates of the Caribbean
Indiana Jones
Fantasia
Brother Bear
Sword in the Stone
Peter Pan
Tangled
Princess and the Frog
Mr.Toad

Hopefully we can get through most of these. The afternoons are hot and it is nice to put on a movie and work on projects while we watch.