The Music of Mary Poppins

mary_poppins_-_h_-_1964Mary Poppins is counted by many Disney fans to be Walt Disney’s finest work. He was originally introduced to the Mary Poppins stories by his daughter Diane. Diane Disney was a fan of the series of books by author P.L. Travers who began publishing the books in the 1930s in London during the Great Depression. Walt was immediately enchanted by the books and saw their movie potential, trying several times over the course of the next 20 years to get the rights to make Mary Poppins into a movie.

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Phantom Manor Returns May 3

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Phantom Manor pictured in Feb 2018

The Phantom Manor, the Haunted Mansion that resides in Disneyland Paris, is set to return May 3, 2018. The Lengthy refurbishment that left the iconic attraction closed for 16 months has been extended at least three times since the attraction shuttered its doors in early January 2018.

Finally this week Disneyland Paris officials announced the attraction’s reopening date with a trailer (below). While the attraction has received extensive updates and fixes, it’s not thought that it will be radically different when it opens its doors again in May. Continue reading