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  1. carolfoy

    carolfoy <font color=cc6633>One has Ones hat and One's orf.

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    and it made me cry, just thought you may want to see this..

    Ever wanted to know what Walt is pointing to...

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    The "Partners" sculpture in front of Cinderella's castle at the Magic Kingdom is not a "complete" sculpture on its own. It requires the "Sharing the Magic" sculpture up front near the entrance (the one with Roy and Minnie) to be considered complete.

    Both sculptures were created by Blaine Gibson. Blaine Gibson was an imagineer for Disney. The first sculpture was created and given to the Magic Kingdom in 1995. He said it was not a finished sculpture. In 1999 (he's getting up there in age so it took him a while to finishe it), the Roy and Minnie sculpture was added to the entrance at the MK and he said it was finished. The story behind the sculptures is that since Roy was never that "approachable" (or not nearly as much as Walt was), he had Minnie move across the bench, holding Roy's hand to make him more approachable. The statue of Walt and Mickey is set in 1966, just before Walt died of Lung Cancer. Walt is holding Mickey's hand telling him he's taken him as far as he can take him and as far as he can go on this journey. But not to worry, Roy and Minnie have saved a seat for you on the bench up front as he points in that direction letting him know it'll be alright.



    I thought it was one of the sweetest tributes and most touching. And it gives meaning to sculptures I had always taken for granted. From now on, I'll stop by each one and take a moment to pause and take it all in.
     
  2. Minniespal

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    It's a very touching story ~ I'm sure it was explained to us whilst we did the Keys to the Kingdom Tour.
     
  3. Funniebunny

    Funniebunny <font color=6666cc>She can't always be on holiday,

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    That is so nice, I also have a tear in my eye now
     
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  5. wils

    wils <font color=ff6633>Has had Capt. Jack Sparrow on h

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    aaahhh sniff sniff - You do realise I'll probably never be able to look at them again without blubbing (my poor family!)
     
  6. ely3857

    ely3857 <font color=ff3300>Would love to be a Librarian -

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    Beautifull :goodvibes

    pixiedust:

    Jodie
     
  7. Queenie

    Queenie Mouseketeer<br><font color="green">Will wear a lim

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    Oh that is so lovely, I never knew that story!
     
  8. florida sun

    florida sun Mrs Christopher Eccleston wannabe! Moderator

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    How lovely :goodvibes
     
  9. mandymouse

    mandymouse <font color=red>If It's Not A Bahama Mama Then I'm

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    That is so sweet :)
     
  10. carolfoy

    carolfoy <font color=cc6633>One has Ones hat and One's orf.

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    Oh, Jo, I totally agree, then you'll cry even more trying to explain what you're crying about :rotfl2:
     
  11. natalielongstaff

    natalielongstaff <font color=deeppink>I need a cup of tea and a big

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    what a lovely story :hug:
     
  12. Verity Chambers

    Verity Chambers <font color=blue>He's delicious! Rather like <font

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    That's lovely! :)
     
  13. jen_uk

    jen_uk <font color=6666cc>Eurovision Nut !!<font color=33

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    What a beautiful story! :hug:
     
  14. jns

    jns <font color=cc3366>Tries hard to get the jelly off

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    thanks for sharing
     
  15. slinky101

    slinky101 DIS Veteran

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    what alovely story, very very disney.
     
  16. Laurafoster

    Laurafoster DIS Veteran

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    awww how sweet!
     
  17. Ware Bears

    Ware Bears Bring me that horizon Moderator

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    How lovely :) I am welling up just reading this.
     
  18. Cyrano

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    Great story :goodvibes
     
  19. fizz13

    fizz13 <font color=33cc99>Dreams about being stuck on Spa

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    :sad: Thankyou for sharing this wonderful FAQ

    Claire xx
     

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