The Mandela effect is a mass psychological phenomenon where a large number of people either misremember an event or remember an event that never happened. The Mandela Effect gets its name from Nelson Mandela, who died in 2013. However, many people seem to recall him dying in prison in the 1980s. Some of them are easily explainable, but some will make you question the very fabric of reality if you think about it too hard. We’ve discovered there are more than a few Disney Mandela Effects. Which ones trip you up and make you say, “now wait just a darn minute,” and which ones did you already know?
Mirror Mirror On The Wall
We’ll start with one of the most famous Disney-related Mandela Effects. The Evil Queen says, “mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all,” right? Wrong. What she actually says is “magic mirror on the wall.” No where in the film is the classic (but misremembered) line “mirror mirror” spoken.
Luke, I Am Your Father
Another absolutely iconic line, “Luke, I am your father,” was never spoken. In the Star Wars saga, this line is a pivotal moment for the original trilogy. The moment where Luke’s father is revealed to be none other than the villainous Darth Vader. Yet, he didn’t actually say it like that. What he said was, “No. I am your father”. My husband didn’t believe me, and we had to watch Return of the Jedi to prove it.
Sorry friends. Magic Kingdom’s icon is not now, nor has it ever been, Cinderella’s Castle. It’s Cinderella Castle. Thousands of people would swear, though, that it either is currently or used to be Cinderella’s Castle. This one is pretty easy to understand. The mind wants to add a possessive clause because, grammatically, it makes sense.
The Sword in the Stone
Did Aurther pull the sword out of a stone or an anvil? The title of the movie would suggest stone, but it was actually an anvil. We don’t really get it, either. Why isn’t it called ” The Sword in the Anvil”? Alas, that is one of Life’s great mysteries that will have to remain unanswered. It’s always been that way though, even in the original King Aurther and the Knights of the Round Table stories. I dusted my copy off the shelf just to check.
If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It
Come on, you know this one, yes? It’s one of Walt Disney’s most famous quotes. Except Walt never said it. People swear they heard him say it during one of his Wonderful World of Disney broadcasts, but the phrase wasn’t coined until approximately 17 years after his death. Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald created the quote for the EPCOT attraction “Horizons.”
Surely everyone can correctly remember the world’s most famous mouse! Yet many are shocked to learn that Mickey has always had a tail. Yes, even in “Steamboat Willie.” People who are affected by this Mandela Effect often describe his tail as ” looking odd” it “out of place” when confronted with images of Mickey and his tail, yet it has always been there.
All right, which line is correct? “Most everyone’s mad here” or “we’re all mad here”? Did you say, “we’re all mad here”? One couldn’t blame you. After all, hundreds of fan art creators and Etsy t-shirts couldn’t be wrong, could they? Turns out, they could. Don’t believe me? Check out the video below for proof.
This one got me. I could have sworn there were two parts to this song, one that says,, “heigh ho heigh ho it’s off to work we go” and one that says “heigh ho heigh ho it’s home from work we go.” There isn’t though. There’s only one version of this song and it’s “HOME FROM work we go.” Not once do the Seven Dwarfs actually sing “off to work we go.” All of those Instagram captions where I thought I was cute saying “I owe, I owe so off to work I go” just feel wrong now!
This is just the tip of the iceberg. There are dozens more Disney Mandela Effects not mentioned here. Let us know in the comments which ones got you.
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