1. “We must be moving on. The road is long.”
A. Dante’s Inferno, Canto Four, Line 22.
B. What parents say to their children as they walk from the parking lot to the gates of Epcot.
2. “I see new forms of torment all about and new tormented souls wherever I move, wherever I turn, wherever I set my gaze.”
A. Dante’s Inferno, Canto Six, Lines 4-6.
B. A firsthand account of the outdoor crowds at Magic Kingdom in the summer.
3. “What is it, then? Why stand here, why delay?”
A. Dante’s Inferno, Canto Two, Line 121.
B. The line to get a bottle of water.
4. “See there the beast that makes me turn aside.”
A. Dante’s Inferno, Canto One, Line 88.
B. Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage, Act II, Scene III, Line 28.
5. “As far as I could tell from listening, here there were no wails, but only sighs, that made a trembling in the everlasting air.”
A. Dante’s Inferno, Canto Four, Lines 25-27.
B. The two-hour line at It’s a Small World.
6. “Her eyes were flashing brighter than the stars, and she addressed me with an angel’s voice, sweetly and softly.”
A. Dante’s Inferno, Canto Two, Lines 55-57.
B. Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular, Act II, Scene I, Lines 4-6.
7. “So the day wore away, and the dark air released the living souls that dwell on earth from all their labors.”
A. Dante’s Inferno, Canto Two, Lines 1-3.
B. The 7:00 p.m. shift change at Disney properties.
8. “No questions — only know that this is willed where power is power to do whatever it will.”
A. Dante’s Inferno, Canto Five, Lines 23-24.
B. Disney CEO Bob Iger’s explanation for the disparity between his pay and everyone else’s.
9. “Thunder! a great boom broke into the deep sleep in my head and made me shake myself as one who is awakened by main force —Then I stood up and turned my rested eyes about me, peering steadily, to see what kind of place it was where I awoke.”
A. Dante’s Inferno, Canto Four, Lines 1-6.
B. An exhausted and disoriented parent suddenly waking up during the evening firework show at Magic Kingdom.
10. “And as we read, at times we went pale, as we caught each other’s glance.”
A. Dante’s Inferno, Canto Five, Lines 130-131.
B. A couple reviewing their credit card statement after a trip to Disney World.
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