Tuesday, January 27, 2015

What If - My Back Story of Sleeping Beauty's Diamond Castle

With the Sleeping Beauty Castle diamond silhouette as the logo for Disneyland's 60th anniversary, it got me thinking.

The first thing that came to me was the phrase "Where a million diamonds shine" from the 7 dwarfs song "Heigh Ho".  What if they used that as a tagline and gave Sleeping Beauty Castle the diamond treatment? And, knowing Disney, what kind of back story would they create with it?

This would be my interpretation. 

With the 60th anniversary of Disneyland, everyone couldn't wait to celebrate.  They knew they didn't have a whole lot of time.  Those were would be more helpful would be the animal friends.  So Mickey and Minnie started to assign different responsibilities to the birds, deer, mice, and any other critter that was willing to help on making this a grand celebration.

But there was one group of people who wanted to contribute in some way themselves, the 7 dwarfs. But with all the responsibilities handed out, to the critters, they didn't know what else could be done.

A few days later, while working in the diamond mines, Dopey came across something.

"He look, Dopey found something" Happy said.
"Why, it's a diamond.  A giant diamond.  Probably the biggest one we found so far.  And look at it, it's so shiny" Doc said.
"It's pretty.  Just as pretty as Princess Aurora's castle" Bashful mentioned
"That's it!" cried Doc. "Everyone gather 'round"

The next day Sleepy, Happy, Grumpy, Dopey, Sneezy, Bashful, and Doc approached Princess Aurora and Prince Philip at the Castle.
They presented Aurora with the diamond.

"Oh, it's so beautiful" Aurora said
"Why yes, yes it is your majesty.  Dopey found this in the diamond mines. And it gave us an idea.  The seven of us, with your approval of course, would like to help celebrate Disneyland's 60th anniversary.  And since the 60th year is represented by diamonds, we propose we cover your Castle with diamonds." Doc explained.

"You want to cover our castle...with diamonds?  I think that would look lovely.  It would shine brightly in the daylight and shimmer in the moonlight. But, is that possible?" Aurora said.

"It will take some time to get it done, but it is possible.  But we would have to start right away. We don't have a moment to loose" Doc said.

"Well then Doc, I leave you in charge with this masterful plan. We, as well as everyone else will look forward wonderful Disneyland present. And we are counting on all your craftsmanship on making this a spectacular sight to see" said Philip

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