Disney Blog Hop – The Good, the Bad and the Uglies

Every Thursday, Babes in Disneyland hosts a blog hop for Disney blogs. Any and all Disney-related posts are welcome. Please join us and share yours!

The theme for this week’s Disney Blog Hop is “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”. Sounded complicated to me at first…but with plenty of room for interpretation, it was actually very easy.

The Good:

We’re all fond of the humor and happy endings in Disney movies. We love the themes and the fun of Disney parks. But the “Good” of Disney that I appreciate most is their consideration for the environment and the animal kingdom.

These are areas of major concern for me, but I feel I can do little to help. It’s a huge comfort to know that Disney is on the ball with these important issues. Disney even provides ways for individuals to help make an impact as well.

Follow the links below to read more about Disney’s special ecological programs.

Disney Friends for Change – project green

Disney’s Planet Challenge

Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund

…and these links for ways you too, can help.

Get Involved in Conservation

The Green Standard

The Bad:

When I think of Disney and “Bad”…I think of the villains! They enjoy nothing more than “to make the good guys so mad,” but we love them in spite of it.

I’m not sure why…but I decided to sketch and color one of my favorite Disney villains for this part of my post. I give you Malificent!

The Uglies:

Well…I didn’t really want to go there, but nothing is uglier at Walt Disney World than some of the guests. For the most part, Disney guests are wonderful and I love striking up conversation with people on the buses and monorail, in ride queues and other waiting areas.

But there are some that I just don’t understand…and I wish they would quit going to my park.

The obvious Uglies are the line jumpers and parade cutters. There are arguers, complainers and Uglies with generally bad attitudes. I’ve witnessed Uglies belittle their children to the point of driving ME to tears.

They refuse to make room for others on the buses, or give up their seats to elderly. They even get miffed at people for being in wheelchairs.

Once I heard an Ugly tell his children to pee on the bushes at the Volcano Pool at the Polynesian Resort…with the pool house restrooms only a short distance away. They did.They’re pissing on my Magic and I don’t like it!

I told you that I didn’t want to go there, but I guess there’s no sense hiding it. The Uglies exist. And I hate to end my post on a sour note…so quickly go back up to the top of this and re-read “The Good” and “The Bad”. But stay away from the Uglies!!

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24 Responses

  1. Great sketch! Happy Blog Hop Day!

    • Lucinda says:

      Thanks Tricia! It didn’t turn out as well as I’d hoped but it was nice to draw again. It’s been a long time since the last time I sketched something.

  2. Great post, I especially like the Uglies :) Me too.

  3. manda says:

    I love your drawing of malificent! It’s awesome! :D And I know what you mean about park guests … in dlp there’s a shuttle bus back to the hotels at night after the fireworks and everyone shoves and pushes to get on the buses first! I wish everyone would let the families with buggies and children and old people go first!

  4. LOL! Yes, I definitely prefer the good and even the bad over the ugly! It’s sad how some people can be so disrespectful. Let’s hold onto thoughts of all the good Disney does – can’t wait to see African Cats. You should check out the website on that. There are lots of ways to get involved!

    Glad I found you thru the Disney hop!
    ~Jodi
    http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com, where Disney IS school

    • Lucinda says:

      I’m excited about African Cats…but truth is, I’ll wait. It’s really difficult for me to get to a theater, but I’ll snatch up the DVD as soon as it comes out! I “like” Disneynature on facebook and have checked out the website, but I really need to get more involved.

  5. Reddy says:

    If I saw someone peeing outside I would yell & get everyone around to look – that should embrass the parents
    that makes me mad just thinking about it

    great drawing – that is really good

  6. Deb says:

    Your drawing is amazing! You’re an artist too?!!! Thanks for all the links I’ll check them out. I agree, it’s so difficult to see “the uglies” in our happy place:)

  7. Tara says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, and the super sweet comment on my daughter’s dress. I made that one for her before that trip! I love your Malificent sketch, even though she was the downfall to our trip in ’09. DD wasn’t as scared of her in ’10, but she didn’t necessarily want to be in the front row for the show, either!

  8. D Marie says:

    What talent!! I thought your sketch was a piece of clip art until I read further. And I agree- no one shall rain on the WDW parade; I also refuse to let the Diz grouches intrude. :D

  9. Great sketch!
    It is very sad when you hear someone belittle their children. It’s heartbreaking to hear.

    • Lucinda says:

      I felt so badly for the little girl. Happened at Beaches & Cream. I wanted to grab that mother by the hair and shake her. Instead, because I’m a coward, I went outside and cried. Brings tears to my eyes just to recall it.

  10. Amanda @ Disney Go To Girl says:

    I LOVE that so many of us are concerned with Disney’s Environmental Considerations! I have a whole label on my blog dedicated to Eco-Friendly articles. I am glad others appreciate Disney’s positive Ecological Advancements as much as I do!

    http://www.disneygotogirl.com/2011/04/dgtg-exclusive-news-alert-sustainabilty.html

    I just got my blog hop post up, but hope you’ll go check it out!

    http://tinyurl.com/3qhox22

    • Lucinda says:

      It is comforting to know that others take ecology seriously. It’s a serious issue.

      I was at your site earlier, but I’ll hop back over and check out your DBH post. And I’ll be sure to check out your Eco-Friendly articles too. Thank you for pointing them out!

  11. Melissa says:

    I love your sketch. Maleficent has always been my favorite too. :o)

    • Lucinda says:

      Thanks Melissa. There’s really something about Malificent. She’s kind of an elegant old bitty. Maybe that’s it. Or the fact that she can turn into a kick-butt dragon on a whim. For me…it’s probably as simple as the fact that she wears long flowing purple and black. I love purple!

  12. Beth says:

    Fab post!! :) I love your Good. Your bad is amazing. And I couldn’t agree more with your ugly!! look forward to next week!

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