TMSM Mythbusters: It’s a Sinking World After All and Movie Repair

TMSM Mythbusters logoThe goal of this blog series is to factually prove or disprove rumors and myths in the Disney-verse. Tonight on TMSM Mythbusters we are tackling some of the more “unique” myths and misconceptions we see frequently in Disney based forums.

It’s a Sinking World After All

real-titanic-ship-1280x800While trying to write this week’s article I came across a great urban legend that I just HAD to cover. “The last song played by the band on the Titanic was “it’s a small world” Just imagine, the people fleeing the sinking ship suddenly getting “it’s a world of laughter a world of tears” stuck in their heads! Obviously this legend is fake, but let’s go over WHY!

Its_a_Small_WorldThe RMS Titanic left on it’s maiden voyage on 4/10/1912 and she sunk five days later after being hit by an iceberg.While the ship sank, the musicans on the ship that were contracted to play on the ship by C.W. & F.N. Black a company that contracted musicians for British ocean liners.  The musicians  played music as the ship sank, hoping to help calm the passengers. All eight perished the night the Titanic sank.

Now as we all know the Sherman Brothers (both born at LEAST 10 years after the Titanic sunk) wrote the music and lyrics for “it’s a small world” in 1963. So though I know I am NOT a math major, I know this proves that with a 51 year time gap, this legend though somewhat humorous it totally busted!

TMSM Mythbusters Busted
Movie Repair

Busted Disc“Disney will replace damaged or broken DVDs for a small fee.”
Quiet honestly I have no idea why this became a legend or myth. As most Disney fans will tell you, our DVDs and Blu-rays get played A LOT. Disney being the amazing company that it is will in fact replace damaged discs for a small charge ( $6.95 per DVD and $8.95 per Blu-ray).  To process a replacement movie owners should send the damaged disc(s) and a check or money order and a completed replacement form to the appropriate mailing address. I was only able to find information on this service being offered in the US and Canada, but we would love for readers from other countries to send us Disney Disc Replacement information for their region if it it available in Europe and South American so that we can compile a set list of contact information for Main Streeters!

This is a great confirmed Disney Myth that will hopefully save you money and stress!

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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