Legends Quiz

Thanks to D23 and a quick Internet connection, I had the chance to meet a couple of Disney legends this last weekend. As I left the event, I began to reflect how the autographs I had scored from Bob Gurr and Dave Smith felt like receiving a gold star on a school project or checking an activity off of my Disney To-Do List. It got me thinking about how as a Disney fan, there really have been significant milestones in my fandom career and how those events have shaped my goals for the future. While I consider myself a hard-core fan, the more that I learn makes me realize how little I really know. So I’ve come up with a series of quizzes to help get a handle of my Disney fan status. Points can be given or taken away depending on your answer, so make sure you’ve got your honesty ears on as you take my first Disney quiz, in honor of my D23 Legends encounter.

1. You can name at least 3 Disney Legends, living or dead: +1 point

2. In your home, you have framed photos of you and a Disney Legend: +2 points for each photo.

3. You know what the “X” in X Atencio stands for without Googling it: +3 points.

4. Due to past, stalker-like behavior, there is a photo of you behind the counter at City Hall on Main Street with the caption ” Do not allow this guest within 20 feet of any Disney Legend.” : -8 points

5. You can properly pronounce the Aristocat’s theme song crooner, Maurice Chevalier’s name: +2 points.

6. While visiting any of the parks, you’ve mistakenly asked a Legend what time the fireworks begin at, thinking that they were just another cast member or tourist: -12 points.

7. The reminder that Tim Allen, Frank Gifford and Barbara Walters are all Legends gets your knickers in a twist: +5 points.

8. The fact that Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers have not yet achieved Legend status as of yet makes your blood boil!:- 15 points.

9. You’ve shaken hands with any of the following Legends: Marc Davis, Ward Kimball, Mary Blair or Thurl
Ravenscroft: +6 points per Legend/handshake.

10. You can rattle off the exact location of the window of any given Legend on Main Street: +2 points per window.

11. You’ve ridden in a Doombuggy with Bob Gurr: +200,000 points. (Just kidding. That last one was just for me.)

So, how’d you score? Does your score earn you Legendary status?


Mousetalgia Kristen may be best known for her color commentary, but she also brings her inquiring mind and insatiable appetite for new and exciting Disney-related experiences to the podcast.

In addition to her on-the-scene reports, Kristen is also the Mousetalgia house musician, and often records various themes and tunes for the show on her accordion (or her concertina, her piano, her banjo, or some other various rhythm instrument she finds laying around her home), putting her degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music to good use.

After having spent a season in sub-Saharan Africa as a professional storyteller reporting on the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Kristen has a special insight into the value of humor and perspective, and Kristen brings this joie de vivre to Mousetalgia. As a member of D23, the Cartoon Art Museum, and the Walt Disney Family Museum, Kristen rarely misses an opportunity to report on West Coast-based Disney happenings.

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