OUAT Themes and Meanings – 10. Anyone Can Change Their Life

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Emma gives Cinderella an inspiring speech in “The Price of Gold” about taking your life into your own hands, and showing the world what you are capable of. In “The Outsider”, Belle sought adventure and a new life and decided to make it happen. We each have the power to create our own destiny and change our life, and if we don’t like where our life is headed, it’s up to us to put ourselves on a new road.

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LOFGR 01 Intro to New LARP Game at Disneyland

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Thunderbird Tommy Allison (Co-Host of the DisGeek Podcast, Contributor to the Sweep Spot Podcast, and other Disney Podcasts) and Jumpin’ Jeff Roney (Host of the Once Upon a Time Fan Podcast (http://onceuponatimepodcast.com)) host the Legends of Frontierland: Gold Rush Game Podcast to Introduce you to and give you tips to this new game at Disneyland in Frontierland.

It is a LARP (Live Action Role Playing Game).

The hours are 11AM to 6PM.

Tokens you receive when you perform tasks in the game;
Gold Nuggets are worth 50 bits.
Wooden Nickels are worth 5 bits.

We discuss the goal of the game and some strategies to accomplishing the goal in a quicker manner.

We discuss what kind of a personality you will need to have to play the game successfully. Do you have the perfect personality for it?

We discuss the best type of visitor to Disneyland suited for this game.

We discuss whether you should use your Smartphone while you play the game or not.

Our website is GoldRushGame.Info

The Legends of Frontierland: Gold Rush Game Podcast is an unofficial podcast and not affliated with the Disney Company or the Official Legends of Frontierland: Gold Rush interactive experience.

This podcast is presented as subjective information and entertainment only. Our opinions and thoughts do not reflect those of the Disney Company.

OUAT Themes and Meanings – 9. Everyone has their own story

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We may think we know everything about someone, but everyone has their own tale – a life full of joy, pain, and tragedy. We learned that there is so much to more to Regina than being the Evil Queen, and that Rumple was an ordinary man before he became the Dark One. Even Emma had the idea that her mother had always lived the perfect life of a princess. Just as our beloved characters, everyone has their own complex and complicated story, and in life it’s always important to remember that.

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DisneyOnceAgain – Peter Pan (1953) – 234

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Podcast Episode 234

Show notes can be found at:

http://onceuponatimepodcast.com/234

Disney Once Again notes:

No “Once Upon a Time” opening from a book.

We see a beautifully recreated London. In a way, it was like taking us there. It was a real place, not a Fairy Tale place.

Peter Pan chose the house because they believed. This was a special group of children that believed. It could have been any group, but he chose them.

Children still believe in magic, adults don’t. They’ve grown out of belief.

Nana gave the kids tonic. I used to have to take Cod Liver Oil. Did Peter Pan give my parents this idea?

Kids play fun games with dangerous things; Pointed wooden swords and hangers swinging at each other. Plus they’re jumping on the bed. We never were allowed to jump on the bed.

Children teach us to have fun in the moment, today.

They drew a Treasure Map on the Mr. Darling’s shirt front.

Geocaching and letter boxing is a bit of treasure hunting today.

Mr. Darling explaining that there is a difference between stories and reality, but in this story – belief made this story true.

Moving Wendy out of the nursery and to her own room is a physical move from being a child to an adult. Mr. Darling wanted to remove her from the nursery (The land a childlike belief to adult practicality)

Poor Nana. Nana had a lot of jobs in the Darling home, but one little tripping issue over the blocks and out she goes.

“Everybody has to grow up”

Can’t you still be an adult and still have a childlike belief.

This animated movie had so much imagination; Flying to a magical island, shadows that separate from a body, etc.

The music was Classic Disney music.

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This was the first, male Peter Pan.

A Tink with depth and flaws. Tink is a like a mood ring. She changes colors based on her mood.

Peter Pan wasn’t very kind to Wendy, “Girls talk too much”, etc.

Peter tells Wendy “You can be our Mother”. Even though Peter Pan made a place for Lost Boys who stay young, believe in magic, he knew that something was missing, a Mother figure. Someone to care for and nurture the group.

Notice that Big Ben was on 8:15, the same as the clock in Storybrooke

We get a fly over of London

The pirates were very piratey and not Disney “family friendly”;

Captain Hook: [grabbing Smee] I’ve got it! Tiger Lily, Smee!
Mr. Smee: [nervously] T-T-Tiger Lily, Captain?
Captain Hook: The chief’s daughter. She’ll know where Pan is hiding.
Mr. Smee: B-B-But-But will she talk, Captain?
Captain Hook: Oh, a little persuasion might be in order. Now let me see… Boiling in oil? Uh, keelhauling? Eh, marooning?

Later on when Tink gives up the location of Peter Pan’s hideout (Hangman’s Tree)

Captain Hook: [about to lower a bomb into Peter Pan's hideout] And now, Smee, to take care of master Peter Pan.
Mr. Smee: But, Captain, wouldn’t it be more humane-like to slit his throat?
Captain Hook: Aye, that it would, Mr Smee. But I have given me word not to lay a finger, or a hook, on Peter Pan. And Captain Hook never breaks a promise.

Cannibal Cove

Mermaid Lagoon

Hook shot and killed the accordion player

The animation was so good

I love the pirates, because they came from all over the world, even Sweden.

When you fly with Peter Pan, that also means you can float and stand on clouds.

Tinkerbell treated flying like swimming in the air.

Lost Boys, Hook and Peter Pan speak Tink.

Tink was very mean. She told the Lost Boys to shoot down Wendy. Mean Tink.

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Hook was pretty sneaky. He kidnapped Tigerlilly, but the Indians thought the Lost Boys did.

Mermaids really liked Peter Pan, but they were mean to Wendy, too. They tried to drown her.

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There were live mermaids at Disneyland, too.

Peter Pan would have been a great ventriloquist, they way he threw his voice.

We didn’t get much explanation about crowing, but Peter Pan did crow a number of times.

Skull Rock.

There used to be a Skull Rock and Pirate Ship at Disneyland.

Great sword fights.

Wendy, lucky to not get shot our of the sky, drowned or eaten by the crocodile after walking the plank, was the moral voice of the movie.

Smee is a busy body, he hears everything and is perfect to use in dialogue exposition and move the story ahead.

Pan brings peace to the land by returning Tigerlilly.

Hook manipulates Tink. Different than the OUAT show Hook.

Those in Never Never Land forgot their Mother.

Smee and the other pirates (not Hook) were crying at the Your Mother and Mine song.

Smee brings out Hook’s “Sunday Best” hooks. Golden hooks.

Margaret Kerry’s website: Tinkerbell Talks

Thanks to Richard and Sarah from Skywalking Through Neverland for allowing us to include a snippet of their interview with Margaret Kerry and they included thoughts of their own about Peter Pan.

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OUAT Themes and Meanings – 8. Redemption

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The theme of redemption has become a very important one in OUAT, particularly since the start of season 2. We’ve seen our villains (Regina, Rumple, Hook) go to great lengths to change for the better, make great sacrifices, and be the person they truly want to be. Despite someone’s wrongdoings, we must always give someone a chance to change. And it’s also up to others to believe in them, and to help them along. Regina’s search for redemption was inspired by her love for Henry, and Rumple’s was inspired by his love for Baelfire and Belle. It is the love and support of others that makes all the difference.

Submitted by Marissa