{{Tropers/Karalora}} wrote this fanfic in honor of [[DisneyThemeParks Disneyland's]] 50th Anniversary. It probably says something about its scope that it was almost time for the 55th Aniversary by the time she posted the final chapter.

The story begins with a vengeful [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Maleficent]] casting a spell to undo all 50 years of Disneyland's development, leaving the park as it was when it first opened in 1955 and trapping every animated character created since then in a limbo between reality and non-existence. In order to rescue them and restore the park to its 2005 state, MickeyMouse and his core group from the ClassicDisneyShorts quest to retrieve [[PlotCoupon five decorative crowns]] stolen from the turrets of Sleeping Beauty Castle, each one representing ten years of Disneyland history. Along the way, they are opposed by the Dispirations, {{shapeshifting}} beings from the limbo dimension whom Maleficent has recruited. They also frequently find themselves navigating the hazards of Disneyland's thrill rides, come to life as an indirect result of the spell. And then the rest of the Disney Villains get involved...

The result is an adventure much in the vein of ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''--a DisneyAnimatedCanon crossover featuring a horde of soulless, soul-crushing enemies, the threat of the world's destruction, and Mickey Mouse as an action-ready hero. But what it really is is the author's love letter to Disneyland--a nostalgic journey through the park's history, and a celebration of its capacity to blur the line between reality and imagination.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3159333/1/Crowns_of_the_Kingdom It can be found here.]]
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!!This work contains examples of the following tropes:

* ActionGirl: Minnie and Daisy. Also the {{Disney Princess}}es during one sequence.
* AffirmativeActionGirl: Daisy, who joins the party a bit later than Minnie.
* AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield: Inpotentia.
* AmusementParkOfDoom: What Disneyland becomes thanks to Maleficent's spell.
* AsianSpeekeeEngrish: Downplayed and subverted with the audio-animatronic Confucius, who prefaces each of his maxims with "Confucius say," but drops the pretense and speaks normally when Mickey doesn't get the message.
* TheAssimilator: The Dispirations take on the characteristics of the land they're in.
* AuthorAppeal: Disney is ''awesome''!
* BadassDriver: Minnie, who takes control of Tomorrowland's Monorail, an Atommobile, and a Jeep in the [[TempleOfDoom Temple of Mara]] throughout the fic and manages to be completely awesome each time.
* BattleCouple: Donald and Daisy combine this trope with DanceBattler in the jungle concert scene.
** Cinderella and Prince Charming as well.
* BigBad: Maleficent. The showdown with her comes ''after'' the one with [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Chernabog]].
* BigBoosHaunt: The Haunted Mansion.
* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: Harold the Abominable Snowman.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: King Louie and his servants.
* TheCameo: Taran, Eilonwy, and Gurgi are mentioned as 1985 is restored.
* CardCarryingVillain: All the Disney Villains, of course.
* CatchPhrase: Mickey deliberately uses his "See ya real soon!" in order to comfort the animated characters.
* CatsAreMean: Si and Am help Maleficent out.
* CerebusSyndrome: The cartoony pratfall type gags taper off as the plot heats up.
* ChekhovsGunman: The [[Disney/AliceInWonderland Queen of Hearts]], [[spoiler:Hypatia]], and [[spoiler:Jiminy Cricket]].
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Mickey grapples with this, as sometimes he's so willing to do things himself he doesn't know when to let others help or even when to rest.
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: [[spoiler:Everyone believes in Mickey and Minnie to restore them from nonexistence]].
* ContrivedCoincidence: Neither Merlin or Ludwig believe in them.
* CrossoverShipping: The elephants from ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}'' with the elephants from ''Disney/TheJungleBook''.
* DemBones: The skeletons on Pirates of the Caribbean.
* DistressedDude: The villains capture all the Princes except Charming at one point.
* DoorStopper: There are 33 chapters, totaling well over 150,000 words.
* EnvironmentalSymbolism: Compare the location of each crown to the type and quality of the light when Mickey finds it.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Both "Jungle Jazz and Jeopardy" chapters.
* EvilIsNotAToy: The Disney villains find this out when the summon [[spoiler:[[GodOfEvil Chernabog]]]].
* EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily: Averted, it's made clear that the villains are willing to betray each other to achieve their goals. In particular, many of the villains are ticked at Maleficent for her spell nearly destroying them.
* FastballSpecial: Goofy throws the heroes across the river in Frontierland. Including himself.
* FinalBossNewDimension: Mickey confronts Maleficent in Inpotentia.
* FiveManBand
** TheHero: Mickey Mouse.
** TheLancer: DonaldDuck.
** TheSmartGuy / TheChick: Minnie Mouse.
** TheBigGuy: Goofy.
** TheChick / TheSmartGuy: Daisy Duck (The two of them trade off the two roles.)
** TeamPet: Pluto
* FryingPanOfDoom: Cinderella wields one at one point.
* GeniusLoci: It's hinted that Disneyland itself is one. It even seems to ''cry out in agony'' when Walt dies.
* TheHeartless: The Dispirations, although it's not so much that they eat negative emotions as that they crave ''any'' thought pattern that might bring them closer to reality.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Thanks to Hypatia, the Dispirations become Inspirations]].
* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist By Her Own Petard]]: Maleficent falls victim to her own time-twisting spell, due to ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' being released four years after Disneyland's opening.
* HostageForMacGuffin: Averted when Minnie and Daisy flee with the Serpent Crown, trusting the guys to handle themselves with the Dispirations.
* ImprovisedWeapon: The DisneyPrincesses storm the Matterhorn to rescue their boyfriends armed with sports equipment and kitchen utensils.
* INeverSaidItWasPoison: Mickey notices that when they contact Maleficent in Inpotentia, she already has a name for it, proving that she knew more about it than she was saying.
* InSeriesNickname: The Fab Five for Mickey's group, as well as the Sensational Six when Daisy joins them.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: See entry for OneWingedAngel. [[Disney/PetesDragon Elliot]] also makes appearances.
* JennyEverywhere: A cameo in the final chapter. (The author had just learned about the character as she was writing it and decided to add her in.)
* JungleJapes: The Jungle Cruise.
* LargeHam: The Disney Villains have this trait, and it's part of why they do what they do.
* LeParkour: Mickey and Minnie get around this way.
* LittleMissBadass: It's only mentioned briefly, but Annelise, one of the children from the It's a Small World ride, is said to have killer aim when throwing her wooden clogs, something she was preparing to prove to a horde of Dispirations right before the cavalry arrived.
* LocomotiveLevel: The Monorail sequence.
* MamaBear: Minnie, so much.
* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover
* MinecartMadness: Big Thunder Mountain.
* MixAndMatchCritters: Some of the forms taken by the Dispirations.
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: [[spoiler: Hypatia]].
* OneWingedAngel: In accordance with [[Disney/SleepingBeauty her]] [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts personal]] [[Theatre/{{Fantasmic}} tradition]], Maleficent finishes out the final battle in dragon form.
* OriginalCharacter: Hypatia.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent
* PlotCoupons: The titular crowns.
* PragmaticVillainy: Lady Tremaine elects to stay out of the villains' team up because it wouldn't benefit her or her daughters.
* PurpleProse: The narrative slips into this from time to time, usually when describing attraction scenery.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Mickey's plan in the epilogue to reward [[spoiler:Oswald the Lucky Rabbit]] for his help.
* RetGone: What happens to anyone who [[spoiler:falls into an Oubliette]].
* ReverseMole: The Queen of Hearts.
* TheRoyalWe: The Queen of Hearts uses this at times.
* RuleOfFunny: Goofy manages to throw himself across the river by way of cartoon physics.
* RuleOfSymbolism: How Maleficent's curse and its [[CurseEscapeClause escape clause]] work--since the five crowns represent the five decades of Disneyland history, spiriting them away takes the park back in time 50 years, and returning each one to its place on the Castle puts the corresponding decade back into place.
* SceneryPorn: See PurpleProse.
* ScienceVsMagic: Personified by Ludwig von Drake and [[Disney/TheSwordInTheStone Merlin]]. They are capable of working together in a crisis though.
* ShoutOut
* ShownTheirWork: The author is a '''''big''''' fan of Disneyland, and goes out of her way to be as historically accurate as possible.
* SlippySlideyIceWorld: The Matterhorn.
* SugarBowl: "It's a Small World."
* UnderTheSea: The Submarine Voyage.
* TempleOfDoom: The Franchise/IndianaJones ride, appropriately enough.
* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself: Mickey insists this about the final showdown with Maleficent.
* TimeyWimeyBall: Complete with some explanatory TechnoBabble on the part of Ludwig von Drake.
* TrueCompanions: Mickey and his friends.
* TwoGirlsToATeam: Minnie and Daisy, as part of Mickey's core team.
** But averted with the "it's a small world" kids, who number six and are an even split.
* UnfortunateImplications: Seen in-universe with the unfinished area based around China and Confucius, which reflects the racist attitudes of the time. [[spoiler:Thankfully, Confucius gives Mickey helpful advice]].
* ValuesDissonance: Also in-universe with the Confucius attraction. From the perspective of the 21st Century, Mickey finds the presentation embarrassing and inappropriate.
* TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon: Maleficent's castle.
* VideoGameTropes: You've probably noticed several in this list. This is because Karalora initially envisioned the story as a video game that she wished Disney would make, because she would have had a blast playing it.
* VillainTeamUp: Seen near the end of the story.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In-universe. It's a place! For those who want to know, it's called "Inpotentia".
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: The Dispirations, who are so desperate to exist that they follow Maleficent.
* YourMindMakesItReal: It turns out that Disneyland is trapped in Inpotentia, protected by a shell made up of the collective memories of everyone who's ever visited there. This has the effect of making the rides more intense, much the chagrin of Mickey and his friends, who have to navigate them to get the crowns.
** After a while, the memories start breaking down...
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