Will live-action Cinderella compare with the Classic?

Cinderella 2015

Disney’s Cinderella opened yesterday, March 13th, to rave reviews from Disney fans and non-fans alike.  My family is planning on going to see it today, and the burning question in my mind and in the mind of my wife and daughter is this:  “Will the live-action version of Cinderella compare with the Classic movie from 1950?”

I don’t know if the question is a fair one. After all, one is an animated movie, and one is not; one was produced in a different era, a different time, and for many children and adults alike, that original 1950 version is timeless, and can’t be replaced at all, regardless of who is in the new version.  However, right here, right now, all the buzz is about the live-action version of Cinderella, and not so much about the animated classic.

I don’t know which version I will like better, and I won’t know until we finish watching the movie.  However, I do have to say that I have loved the trailers so far.  Here are the two that I’ve seen in case you haven’t.  Have a look, and then let me know if you will be going to see the film, and what you think your experience will be like.  Thanks for stopping by, have a great Disney Day!

This second trailer is similar to the first, but has a bit more for you to digest and ponder…

In the end, only time will tell what we think about the new Cinderella movie, but I think we will really like it.  What do you think?  I’d love to hear your comments!  Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

Magic Kingdom Attraction Guide – Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

 

After a hiatus because of various other commitments, today we are back continuing our Magic Kingdom Attraction Guide series.  Today we are taking a look at the Prince Charming Regal Carrousel.  This attraction used to be known as Cinderella’s Golden Carrousel, but it was renamed to the Prince Charming Regal Carrousel on June 1, 2010.  Along with the name change, Walt Disney Imagineers rewrote the entire backstory of the attraction.  Here is the official story:

Following their fairy-tale romance and happily-ever-after wedding, Cinderella and Prince Charming took up residence in Cinderella’s Castle. With peace throughout the kingdom, Prince Charming had time to practice for jousting tournaments. In the countryside near the castle, he built a training device of carved horses, on which he could practice the art of ring-spearing, a tournament event in which a knight rides his horse full speed, lance in hand, toward a small ring hanging from a tree limb, with the object of spearing the ring. This event was known by various names throughout the lands, but generally came to be called “carrousel.”

The carrousel device drew the attention of the villagers, who wanted to take a turn on this amazing spinning contraption. So Prince Charming had a second carrousel constructed closer to the Castle, where everyone could take a spin on this wondrous invention. Instead of a working knight’s training device, however, this new carrousel is more befitting its regal location in the Castle Courtyard – its rustic training horses replaced with ornately decorated prancing steeds adorned with golden helmets and shields, flower garlands, feathers and other festoons. Prince Charming invites one and all to test their horsemanship skills and to enjoy their own happy ending.

Here are the attraction details for the Prince Charming Regal Carrousel:

Attraction Name: Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
Attraction Type: Slow Ride/Spinning
Height Requirements: Any Height
Location: Fantasyland
Hours of Operation: All Day
FastPass+: Not Available
Interactive Queue: No

This is a good ride for young children and those that like a slow moving attraction.  It’s not a very long ride, just two minutes, and it can be slow loading, so be aware that there can be long lines.  For us, my wife and I will ride it sometimes, usually when there is a 10 minute wait or less.