Disney Effect

Gilma Romero

Movies translating to theme parks

Cars is one of the many movies that got translated into a theme park. Cars land opened on June 15,2012. Some of the attractions include "Radiator Springs Racers", "Maters Junkyard Jamboree", and "Luigi's flying tire". Radiator Springs Racers is a slot car dark ride, this attraction is a 6 person vehicle that goes through the winding roads up the mountains outside Radiator Springs. Maters Junkyard is an attraction themed to Mater's Junkyard and the fields with baby tractors from the first film. Luigi's Flying tires was an updated version of the original Disneyland attraction, Flying Saucers. In 2015, the attraction closed and its scheduled to reopen early 2016 with a new ride system and new vehicles!


Employees in Disney have a lot of specific rules. For example, they are not allowed to say "I don't know" if they ever get in a situation where they don't know, they have to call the operator. Another of these rules is that their facial hair has to be fully grown in and neatly trimmed. Not only that, but also they cannot shape their beards, and their mustache cannot extend over their lip. Women's fingernails are not allowed to exceed a quarter of an inch past the fingertip and nail polish is not allowed. These are just a couple of rules, but one of the most important rules is that you always have to smile, no matter what!


Cast members playing characters have to follow specific guidelines so that each autograph looks the same. This way, it doesn't matter who is in the costume, the experience will be the same. To be a Disney princess you are required to be in between 5'4 and 5'8. Cast members always have to stay in character, and for these characters any character outside the Disney universe simply does not exist.

The reason why it is important for the characters to come to life is to create the magic. This is because, when the characters come to life they they turn your fantasies and dreams into real life for a moment.


Disney has affected my life because whenever I go to Disneyland i get the feeling "I'm finally back." Disneyland and Disney world give me the opportunity to still feel like a kid. Everyone is so nice there that they make you feel special. Not only that but also they always smile, and happiness is contagious. I grew up with Disney princess and Disney world and Disneyland have a way to bring my childhood back. Disneyland is the type of place you never want to leave. Disney has affected me because it helps me remember my childhood, it inspires me, and it makes want to be a better person.