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Disney Movies and the Allegheny County Belt System

Just this past fall, I began to associate some of my favorite Disney movies in the early to mid 1990s and one in the late 1990s with the different colored belts in the Allegheny County Belt System. The Red Belt corresponds to The Little Mermaid (1989), the Orange Belt corresponds to Beauty and the Beast (1991), the Yellow Belt corresponds to Aladdin (1992), the Green Belt corresponds to The Lion King (1994), the Blue Belt corresponds to Pocahontas (1995), and the Purple Belt corresponds to Mulan (1998). NOTE: “Blackhole” years, meaning uninteresting weather years, of 1996 and 1997 are not included.

To show how passionate I am about this theory, I have already made 2 YouTube video series on 2 of my favorite passions combined. My first video from this past Halloween was entitled “Aladdin and the Yellow Belt”, which is a 2-part video series due to an overload of data on my phone. Luckily, I missed out on some non-memorable parts that day, such as YouTuber Cruising Pittsburgh going through a detour in Hampton Township and Abu touching the forbidden treasure as Aladdin was finding the magic lamp in the Cave of Wonders. Also, when I was filming my second video from New Year’s Day entitled “The Lion King and the Green Belt”, and we got to the Hampton Township part, we got to the sad Mufasa death scene in the movie, which I tried to tune out while filming the video. This will lead to an unpopular opinion about Hampton Township, even though it is one of the top suburbs in Allegheny County.

However, both of the “falling in love” scenes occur when cruising and going away from the Allegheny River, such as going through Harmar Township and Oakmont during Aladdin’s romantic scene, including crossing the Hulton Bridge over the Allegheny River. During The Lion King’s romantic scene, the cruise went down Allegheny River Boulevard and Sandy Creek Road in Penn Hills, which are both routes to signify my childhood on my way to my now deceased grandparents’ old house in Churchill. So, that personally makes the scenes even better, in my opinion!


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