Pictures of my hotel room that I was in during the Disney trip I just got back from!
While it is definitely a hotel (nice and clean and fancy and stuff like that), it’s kind of laid out like a motel. The lobby area with the swimming pool and the restaurant and café and gift shop was a river bridge and a yard away from the actual hotel rooms. But the garden area was beautiful, as were the rooms, and in the bar there was live music entertainment every night.
I kind of prefer the lobby to be in the same building as the hotel rooms, but if you really, really want a princess themed room like this, I definitely recommend the Riverside for your Disney vacation.
OMG They have a Prince Eugene silhouette!
I count this as official: Eugene becomes a “Prince.”
Gouache Painting of Rapunzel and Flynn during the Light scene. This painting was done for Disney Fine art, and will be available through them!
I had a lot of fun revisiting the characters from the golden book, and this moment was one of my favorites. My dad loved it so much he kept insisting that we get lanterns for our wedding last year. It took a while to explain that the fire marshals would not be pleased.
I POSTED THIS EVERYWHERE EXCEPT HERE OOPS
okay so, last night i went to a lecture by glen keane, my favorite animator and my role model. it was one of the best experiences of my life. the end.
okay no i have to say a little more than that. his lecture was amazing and inspiring (and I took SO MANY NOTES) and seeing drawings and animation from him i’ve never seen before was fantastic
and then in his Q&A I asked him about “dark rapunzel” and he SAID SOME STUFF THAT I DON’T KNOW IF I’M ALLOWED TO POST HERE BECAUSE HE MADE A JOKE ABOUT HAVING TO KILL EVERYONE IN THE ROOM FOR SECRECY REASONS
after I was the very last one to get something signed/drawn (the head of the animation department let me go up after I told him i was an accepted student. PERKS.)
and i talked to glen as he doodled and thanked him and fangirled a lot. the french phrase there was the motto/theme of his version of tangled, the dark one. and god, that film would have been unspeakably amazing.
so yes: it was wonderful. if you ever get the chance to see Glen talk, DO NOT MISS IT.
Wait, what’s “dark Rapunzel?”