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Monday, January 18, 2016

Music Mondays: "A Suitcase and a Dream"


When Disney California Adventure remodeled its entrance plaza, it decided to make it a tribute to Walt Disney, who arrived in California in 1923 with just forty dollars, a suitcase with all of his belongings and a dream.



In order to further the theme of Walt's arrival in California, the park stages a lively show on its fleet of Red Cars. Featuring Mickey Mouse and a group of Newsies performing songs about California and Walt Disney, the show honors the man who dreamed the surrounding area into existence.




Suitcase and a Dream is the grand finale of the show, telling the story of Walt and Mickey's journey from rags to riches.




Suitcase and a Dream

Plenty of people, they started with nothing
Just a suitcase and a dream
They packed up their cases and went to new places
Just a suitcase and a dream

They made the world into a place like you have never seen
It's like they hit the jackpot on a slot machine
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Gotta suitcase and a dream
A suitcase and a dream

Mr. Disney, he traveled west just a few bucks to his name
Along the way he met Mickey Mouse and the world would never be the same
He had a suitcase and a dream
A suitcase and a dream
Suitcase and a dream

It don't matter if you're rich or broke
It don't matter if you've given up hope
All you need is a little drive
To make your dreams begin to come alive

Everybody's got their ideas 
and me I've got mine too
So I packed up my suitcase and packed up my dreams
And now it's time to follow through

I've got a suitcase and a dream
Suitcase and a dream