Disney Princess Redesigns

Suuuuuuuuuuch old news.  Oh well, get over it.  It’s still important.  These are the images that little girls (and boys!) will see and as we all know, media representation is very important.  In order of best to worst, I present the new princesses.

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1. Tiana (The Princess and the Frog)

Just an addition of glitter.

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2. Rapunzel (Tangled)

Luckily the newer princesses seemed to suffer the least.  She still looks dead inside to me.

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3. Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)

Like her new hair, but the dress looks so much cheaper.  Why did they take out the seams on the bodice? Her face is all wrong too.

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4. Belle (Beauty and the Beast)

I like the color change quite a lot.  The hair looks like a hot mess.

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5. Ariel (The Little Mermaid)

This caused quite the uproar because her new dress is nowhere to be found in the movie.  To be fair, the dress is quite ugly and she seems to suffer from an excess of accessories.  I do like her neutral makeup tones and hair change.  To me, she looks more like the movie ariel in the redesign.

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6. Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarves)

Meh.  This modernized version takes out many details that I think are Snow’s defining characteristics.

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7. Jasmine (Aladdin)

I hate this one.  They changed so much about Jasmine.  Why did they give her pink lipstick and hoop earrings?  They specifically made a choice to white wash Jasmine

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8. Cinderella

I could scream.  Everything is different and about ten times uglier.  Her face doesn’t even resemble the original.  Cindy’s dress is not dark blue.  To top it off, the designer gave her a sock bun.  Staaaaaahp.

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9. Mulan

What the hell is going on with that hair and hairpiece?

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10. Pocahontas

Oh poor Pocahontas.  Her mother’s necklace is destroyed.  Her skin is lightened and she has feather earrings.  Her dress has beads and feathers.  Why did they take out the little Native culture that Pocahontas had?

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Walls down on the Mine Train.

For most of you, myself included, this is old news.  However I still wanted to post on it because there are several pictures you might want to see.

Firstly though, for those who may not have heard about it: The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is a new ride currently under construction in New Fantasyland.  It sits next to Belle’s village and until February 11th there where walls around the ride, with only small windows for guests to take a sneak peek.  It has been under construction since 2012 and Disney has released a few pictures of the view from the top of the ride!

Overlooking Belle's Castle and Village

Overlooking Belle’s Castle and Village.

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Overlooking Cinderella’s Castle.  Beautiful.

The parks have also released some detail shots.

Not the best looking gems in the world...

Not the best looking gems in the world…

A few avid fans were lucky to grab a few shots on the day the walls went down.

Tell me that dip doesn't look fun!

Tell me that dip doesn’t look fun! Love the waterfalls as well.

Looks like it might be fast, exciting, but still good for little kids.

Looks like it might be fast, exciting, but still good for little kids.

Soft openings for the ride are likely to be held sometime in May, though Disney has released no opening date yet.  It seems they still have much to accomplish on the ride before it is ready, considering that construction workers are consistently walking busily around the ride.  I wonder if Snow White will be mentioned, especially after the closing of Snow White’s Scary Adventures.

So what do you think?  Do you plan on riding it your next trip?