Idioms in Disney

The October Photo Hunt over at Karma’s is about Idioms this month.  I was a bit worried about it until I remembered I was going to Walt Disney World.  Ideas started to come to me.  I came up with two quickly, the third I found on the idiom list Karma linked to.

Idiom 1: Any Day above Ground is a Good Day

I say this to myself when I am feeling down or things are not going my way.  It is hard not feel good when one is above ground.  What better way to show this then by visiting a graveyard like the one at the Haunted Mansion in the Magic Kingdom where all the denizens are below ground.

Scott is trying to get some of Uncle Jacob's money in the Haunted Mansion's new interactive queue at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.

Scott is trying to get some of Uncle Jacob's money in the Haunted Mansion's new interactive queue.

Obviously, Uncle Jacob did not understand he could not take his money with him.  Darn if I could not pry it out of his cold, dead hands. At least, I am above ground!

Idiom 2: Pedal to the Metal

I have been known to have a little bit of a lead foot.  Driving a sporty car tends to give one such a reputation. 🙂 During the Lights, Motors, Action Extreme Stunt Show in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the red Hero car is being chased by the bad guys in the black cars.

Red Hero car being chased by the bad buys during the Lights, Motors, Action Extreme Stunt Show in Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.

Red Hero car being chased by the bad buys during the Lights, Motors, Action Extreme Stunt Show in Disney's Hollywood Studios.

The hero definitely had his pedal to the metal and foot to the floor.

Idiom 3: It was all started by a Mouse

Walt Disney was fond of reminding people that without Mickey Mouse, there would not have been Walt Disney Studios nor Disneyland.  I found a tribute to this saying which has become an idiom in Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

A young Walt Disney at work creating a Mickey Mouse cartoon on a wall display in One Man's Dream exhibit in Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.

A young Walt Disney at work creating a Mickey Mouse cartoon on a wall display in One Man's Dream exhibit in Disney's Hollywood Studios.

As I looked upon this display in the middle of the wonders of a park built years after his death, I had a new appreciation for what Mickey Mouse did for Walt’s legacy.

Bonus: Halloween

Did you know there is a campground at Walt Disney World?  It’s called Fort Wilderness. Each year during the Halloween celebration period, campers decorate their campsites for the holiday.

Disney style Halloween decorations at a campsite in the Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.

Disney style Halloween decorations at a campsite in the Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground.

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16 Responses to Idioms in Disney

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  2. flandrumhill says:

    Who knew Walt Disney World was such a great source of idiom inspiration? Apparently you did Scott. And any day above ground is a good day indeed 🙂

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  3. Who says you need a sporty car to have a lead foot? 😉
    These are great!

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  4. Sybil says:

    I am new to the “Any day above ground …” idiom.

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  5. Nye says:

    Scott, great choice of idioms at Disney. You’ve made it seems so simple and here I’m still in the dark, I hope to come up with something by the 31st. I do love your Halloween image, it’s a great night shot.

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  6. Robin says:

    Great series, Scott. 🙂

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  7. milkayphoto says:

    Hubby’s “pick-me-up” idiom is similar to yours but his version is “well, this is better than the alternative”. 😉

    Those Mickey pumpkins are great!

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  9. Barbara says:

    Love the pumpkins — and would have loved to see a photograph of “lead foot”!

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  10. Kathy says:

    Your entry is a “smashing” success! And I am not referring to smashing pumpkins, which sometimes happens on the night before Halloween in this “neck of the woods”.

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  11. Karma says:

    I’m back! I love the Disney inspiration – and your choice of idioms, very cool! Those Mickey Mouse jack-o-lanterns are wonderful; I love them.

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