Think of a Wonderful (Disney) Thought!


I love Disney quotes, sayings, phrases and poems; beautiful words in Disney music, attractions, books and movies that for us Disney fans, become a part of our daily lives. We use Disney words of art to inspire and motivate us just as a painting or a song would.

As Disney fans, Disney quotes are often found on our clothing, laptop covers, calendars, wall art and social media devices. They can have impact, provide zen, joy and even comedy to our daily routines, and help mark the important milestones of our families.

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Pooh

Winnie the Pooh quotes are so popular that there are books devoted to the subject. One of my favorite Pooh quotes is: “A hug is always the right size,” and A.A. Milne, the author of the Winnie-the-Pooh book series, has so many beautiful ones.

Words from the book series are strewn about the Walt Disney World attraction, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and I love that the book’s magical words are celebrated, especially at the end of the ride. “It was grand” is written at the very end of the ride on the wall to your right.

There is a Pooh quote for every occasion, in fact, an original book of poetry by A.A. Milne’s entitled “When We Were Young ” showcases the original Pooh bear making his first appearance!

photo by Rachel Hirsch

Walt Disney and Walt Disney World

So many of our most beloved quotes have come from the man himself and the Disney parks. Jim Korkis, Disney historian, wrote a book entitled Walt’s Words: Quotations of Walt Disney with Sources because many of the quotes we think Walt Disney said weren’t actually said by him at all!

In fact, it was Tom Fitzgerald who came up with the words, “If you can dream it, you can do it,” which inspire and motivate us, not Walt Disney. We can find the Imagineer’s dreams come to life in many Epcot attractions today.

Walt Disney World attractions offer many of the favorite quotes, sayings, phrases that we love to repeat. How many of us randomly say “Please stand clear of the doors” in Spanish when the car doors of the mini van are closing? How many of us wake from naps and say, “My siestas are getting shorter and shorter?” Do you “close” your kitchen for the evening and turn off the lights while saying, “Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, on behalf of your mother/father we thank you for joining us today….until I see you again, have a safe trip home, thank you, and goodnight?” We do this because we love our parks, we love our Disney-isms, we love our words of art from our favorite park memories and we weave them into the fabric of our lives.

Kevin

If you haven’t followed Kevin Klose’s twitter, you should. Kevin is a member of the DIS Unplugged and Dreams Unlimited Travel podcast team, offering us weekly Disney news, updates and information on travel. His whimsical weekly poems letting his podcast listeners know if he will or won’t be recording his weekly podcasts with John and the crew bring levity to his followers. His brief poems convey messages to us in fun and brief ways that always make me smile. Thank you Kevin; “any day spent with you is my favorite day.”

Words are meaningful, they have impact, and our Disney community often uses Disney sayings and quotes to inspire us throughout our daily lives. They uplift us.

I will leave you with a poem, please share your favorite Disney quotes below!

To those quotes of inspiration and cheer,

To hearts made warm with memories dear.

The sayings are gifts to generations now and after,

With abiding love, joy and laughter.

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