Disneyland Shuts Down for Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson at Selfridges book store on Oxford Street in London. (AP)

For the first time in over ten years Disneyland will wall off parts of the park to film Saving Mr. Banks starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks on November 6 and 7, according to Examiner.com. This is quite a task with tens of thousands of guests arriving to the park on a daily basis.

The resort doesn’t just shut down for anyone … Saving Mr. Banks chronicles Mr. Walter E. Disney himself and his efforts to persuade author P.L. Travers to bring the famous nanny Mary Poppins she created from the page to the screen.

Travers, an Australian writer who emigrated to England, will be played by Thompson starring opposite Hanks as Disney.

The blockades are necessary with the period film being set in 1961, six years after the park opened. But, it won’t get in the way of anyone’s fun, the parts sectioned off will be accessible part of the day which will be communicated to guests when they arrive.

Saving Mr. Banks is slated for a December 2013 release.

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