Candlelight Processional Changes Thread

Discussion in 'The DIS Unplugged Podcast' started by *NikkiBell*, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. *NikkiBell*

    *NikkiBell* The WDW Merchandise Walking Bible Moderator

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    For those who watched the show, it was mentioned that the Candlelight Processional at Epcot has been changed this year. I noticed it over the weekend (along with poor management of how they let in those who purchased the dining package vs. standby guests, but I digress...). You can find more discussion about it here on The DIS:

    http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3206508

    The thread has been closed, but the first few pages give some insight as to what has been taken out.
     
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  3. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel Moderator

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    So what was this "One Solitary Life" part that was cut? I've never been.

    Sayhello
     
  4. DisneyKevin

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    There are CD's and YouTube videos of previous years' shows.
     
  5. Pooh2

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    One Solitary Life

    He was born in an obscure village
    The child of a peasant woman
    He grew up in another obscure village
    Where he worked in a carpenter shop
    Until he was thirty

    He never wrote a book
    He never held an office
    He never went to college
    He never visited a big city
    He never travelled more than two hundred miles
    From the place where he was born
    He did none of the things
    Usually associated with greatness
    He had no credentials but himself

    He was only thirty three

    His friends ran away
    One of them denied him
    He was turned over to his enemies
    And went through the mockery of a trial
    He was nailed to a cross between two thieves
    While dying, his executioners gambled for his clothing
    The only property he had on earth

    When he was dead
    He was laid in a borrowed grave
    Through the pity of a friend

    Nineteen centuries have come and gone
    And today Jesus is the central figure of the human race
    And the leader of mankind's progress
    All the armies that have ever marched
    All the navies that have ever sailed
    All the parliaments that have ever sat
    All the kings that ever reigned put together
    Have not affected the life of mankind on earth
    As powerfully as that one solitary life
     
  6. Mary Jo

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    Really? They took out One Solitary Life? That has been part of the program for so many years.

    What a shame.
     
  7. *NikkiBell*

    *NikkiBell* The WDW Merchandise Walking Bible Moderator

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    Yes, that and "Do You Hear What I Hear?" and possibly another (but can't remember if that's for sure or not).
     
  8. lovethattink

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    I'm saddened by the cuts. One Solitary Life is so powerfully presented by the narrators. That and the song Rejoice With Exceeding Great Joy have always been my two favorite parts. I'm so glad that song wasn't cut!!

    I asked several cm why it was cut and nobody knew a reason.

    I hope that people who are unhappy about the cuts will voice that to Disney so that the powers that be are aware we noticed the cuts and didn't like it.
     
  9. DisneyKentucky

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    As someone who has been in traveling choirs through college, this will significantly reduce the participants in the "Spot the fainting choir member" game you play. :thumbsup2
     
  10. OKW Lover

    OKW Lover Retired and living 2 miles from The Castle. DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    We spotted a dozen this past Saturday at the 8:15 show.
     
  11. DisneyKentucky

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    Back in my day we were better prepared than this. Kids these days.
     
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    I was in choirs growing up and I was informed not to lock my knees ever when performing. Odd but true to this day I don't lock my knees when I have to stand for a long time. And I had a Doctor recently back that information up.
     
  13. goofy4tink

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    We were at the 6:15 show Jeff.....7 kids and 3 CMs dropped! Whoopi even said that she loved being there but she had to get off the stage because she was frying!!! Said that those that tuned into her show this week would find that she is a shade darker!!! It was hot and muggy....not good for standing under those lights and singing.

    I was always taught to drink a ton of water before singing in those conditions and to flex my knees...no locked knees allowed. When you lock your knees, it does something to the blood flow. For some reason, kids today aren't being taught this....and so, they go down.
     
  14. OKW Lover

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    Apparently the right side of the theater (as you face the stage) was hotter than the left because that's where all the action was. Either that or maybe the group on the left had gotten more rest and was better hydrated?
     
  15. Claudia Kellenberger

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    I had no idea of that thing about not locking your knees - no idea at all!
    The DIS has now enlightened me!
     
  16. DisneyKentucky

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    Yep. Same with Grooms and Brides. Many videos of weddings of people passing out thinking it's nerves. Most of the time it's just knees locked.
     
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    I sang at Carnegie Hall in college and it was 400 degrees on stage (and outside), we were packed in like sardines and the woman next to me decided to remove her shoes so it kinda stunk. :crazy2:

    We were singing a beautiful piece of music but I don't remember much because I spent the concert saying to myself "don't faint, don't faint, don't faint, don't faint"
     
  18. DisneyKentucky

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    Flag on the play! No one should ever do that. Nothing like trying to control your breathing singing while not tasting/smelling foot smells.
     
  19. *NikkiBell*

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    I voiced my disappointment over the cut at Guest Services. I felt like I was blown off but supposedly my concern was placed in "the tracker," even though I saw no typing or writing happening.
     
  20. Escape Artist

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    I just listened to this part of the podcast tonight, and had a thought I haven't seen anyone else mention yet.

    Disney probably didn't "own" the written material in the script for "One Solitary Life." It was originally written by a pastor in 1926, and Disney may have lost the rights to use it and/or received a cease and desist over it. Especially because the change happened so abruptly, I would suspect that there was some legal reason involved. I'd suspect it has to do with intellectual property rights - and they probably didn't have them!

    It seems unlikely to me that they would have cut the emotional peak of the show for any of the reasons mentioned so far. I wonder if we'll ever hear the "real" reason why it happened?

    Sue in Texas
     

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