Roger Rabbit Disneybound

Yesterday, for the first time in almost five years, I finally got to go home.

I spent the day at Disneyland with my brother and his girlfriend. When I lived in Orange County back in the day, I was a Disneyland annual passholder. I used to go about once a week. After moving, and becoming a broke college student, I haven’t been able to go since July 2011.

I’ve had withdrawals. Fairly often I will have dreams about visiting Disneyland, and when I wake up and realize that I am still in Utah after all, it casts a gloomy, Disneyland-less haze over the entire day. I was so ecstatic to be walking down Main Street USA to the castle yesterday morning that I almost started crying a few times. It just felt so good to be back!

Between my last visit and this most recent one, I discovered a blog called DisneyBound. Disneybounding is when you wear an outfit inspired by your favorite Disney character. Not a costume, but an homage to their outfit, or their color scheme, or to the feeling and mood of their film. It has become very popular at the parks, since adults are not allowed to enter the parks in costume

I decided to draw inspiration from Who Framed Roger Rabbit, a recent Disney favorite and film industry oddity (I still can’t believe that several major studios united to back this production, but I am so grateful they did). Most of these photos are taken in Mickey’s Toontown, around the Jolly Trolley and in front of Roger Rabbit’s Car-Toon Spin. Thank you Heather for taking these wonderful photos!

Smile, darn ya, smile! Although it can be hard to be, since the trolley is no longer running down Toontown’s main stretch. It looks like Judge Doom really did kill public transit in Southern California afterย all.

“A laugh can be a very powerful thing. Why, sometimes in life, it’s the only weapon we have.”

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Hey there, I'm Ellen. 23-year-old film & gender studies student. Art house valley girl. A full-on Monet. I wish Sofia Coppola directed my life.

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