Does this destroy my indie cred, or enhance it?
More after the jump...
The explosion of love for Marie stems from the original hipsters, the Japanese. Their appreciation for all things cute, fluffy, and weird has spurred a Marie renaissance. Here in the states however, we get all the leftovers. Pencil holders, sparkly tee shirts, maybe a pin or two....just enough to keep the Japanese tourists and little girls happy. We do get ONE OTHER totally amazing thing though...
Notice how bundled up we are...this was the infamous "cold" trip.
Marie herself is the cuddliest most darling character in Walt Disney World. Found in the France pavilion at Epcot, Marie is rarely swamped with people. Unlike, say, Belle just a few yards away who has a line that rivals Soarin.
Anyone who character stalks has the ONE SPECIAL CHARACTER who they have to see every trip. Marie is mine, as dorky as it is. I just want her to crawl into my bed and spoon with me all night...nothing gross...just spoon.
There is a rumor floating around out there that the people who play Marie are always "characters in training." Does anyone have any information on this? I've asked several cast members who all deny it. I kind of like to think that its true.