Every Friday night we smooth our way into the weekend with music, the universal language. These selections demonstrate that despite what is being passed off as art today, there is plenty of really good music available. Come along and enjoy.
Tomorrow morning (Saturday) the Fischer family departs for Walt Disney World, our first trip to the Mouse House since 2016. So please help us celebrate by taking in magnificent Disney music with corresponding appropriate photos following each video.
We always try to begin with a rousing, ultra-exciting opening number, and we’ve got it here on Disney night on This Just In…!
Disney at night is indescribable.
BTW, since those lovely lady dancers were in a Disney gift shop on Main Street I’ll happily take one of each. Just put them on my bill, Mickey!
One of the greatest compliments that can be attributed to Disney music is its versatility, an ability to be used in almost every genre. “When You Wish Upon A Star” a polka? I wouldn’t doubt it.
This next Grammy Award-winning large jazz ensemble has been featured here in the past and does an incredible job on a classic Disney ballad.
Ah, Kyla about to dance with the Beast following dinner at the Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom. But first, a customary and courteous bow.
Disney World in Florida has been open since last summer. Disneyland in California has been locked up for a long, long time, but is scheduled to re-open on April 1. No fooling.
At the Disney California Adventure theme park the Carthay Circle Restaurant occupies the second floor of a meticulous reproduction of the iconic Carthay Circle Theatre in Los Angeles. The original Carthay Circle Theatre—built in 1926—was one of the great movie palaces of Hollywood’s golden age and it played a pivotal role in Walt Disney’s life. His first feature-length film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, premiered there in 1937, and in 1941 groundbreaking stereophonic “Fantasound” was installed for the West Coast premiere of Fantasia.
From the soundtrack of the restaurant and lounge, the Cathay Circle Players.
A visit to Cinderella’s Castle for dinner at WDW is definitely on our itinerary.
Another restaurant, Tony’s Town Square at the Magic Kingdom, was inspired by Lady and the Tramp that gave us a charming love song.
WDW is truly a happy place. It is impossible to have a bad time there.
Do guests get rude? Of course. Last month a Disney security guard reminded a guest to put their mask on before walking into the Contemporary Resort. Masks are required in the public areas of the resort hotels.
After he was reminded to wear his mask the man informed the guard “I’m a guest” and then spat on her forehead. He got arrested and charged charged with a battery on a security officer. That’s a felony.
Spitting at Disney World? Happens all the time. Daily in the Magic Kingdom at the Magic Carpets of Aladdin ride. Modeled after the Dumbo attraction, occasionally a camel (not real) will spit water at riders. On a very hot Florida day this can be quite inviting.
That’s it for this week.
Have a magical weekend.
We close with a British group that combines humor, singing and playing skills. TUKUO is The United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra.