Once Upon a Time, a girl named Kelsey was babysitting her little cousin Emma, and was bored out of her mind. Then they got a Disney DVD which sent them on an adventure they would never forget.
A year later, Kelsey's brother Rob accidentally found the DVD, and Kelsey and Emma must find their old friends, forge new alliances, and face down the greatest collection of disney villains ever assembled and 1 human teen.
And of course, as the battle goes on, there's bound to be many twists and turns but nothing so shocking as Kelsey disappearing.
Written by talking2myself, The Great Disney Adventure Saga is a series of 3 (eventually to be 4) fanfictions focusing on Kelsey and Emma's misadventures in the Kingdom, in a Crisis Crossover years in the making. While technically an Insert Fic to a degree, it's still a well written series with few rules on timing or movies "off limits" to the series.
This Fic contains examples of..
- Action Girl: Kelsey definitely qualifies as this as she finds a will to swordfight whenever she can. Elizabeth is a more conventional choice, and Mulan falls under this category as well.
- Blatant Lies: Kelsey tells Megara a completely fictional story of a boyfriend who cheated on her in order to encourage her.
- The Cameo: too many to mention, but one of the more obvious examples was a mention of Halloween Town.
- Character Development: Over the course of the story, all the OC's go through some of this, from Kelsey softening, to Emma growing up, to Rob gaining self confidence.
- Clap Your Hands If You Believe: Part of the magic of the kingdom is believing in something enough will let it work. This also proves to be Kelsey's final challenge the first time she came there.
- Darker and Edgier: The sequels compared to the original, with a team of evil villains of much greater threat, the darker movies of the canon like Hunchback being explored, and an actual Death of Kelsey.
- Disney Death: What do you expect? It's a disney world. So this happens quite a bit with characters being near death before being healed or being revealed as ok.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: Both trips to the kingdom fall under this, as the first trip was a tough slog to reach the door, and the second journey is all about stopping the villain alliance.
- Fairy Godmother: Sophia, the fussiest fairy godmother ever.
- Good Is Not Nice: All of the heroes have this to a degree, with Kelsey and Jack being the standouts for being cynical, mean and pragmatic.
- Guest-Star Party Member: So many including Ariel, Hercules, Stitch, Jumbaa, Pleakley and Tarzan.
- Guile Hero: As she isn't a great fighter or spellcaster, Kelsey and Emma rely on this in order to survive.
- Heroic BSoD: The heroes fall into this when Kelsey is eaten by the Kraken.
- Knight in Sour Armor: Kelsey. She doesn't really believe in the Disney conventions, but she still has a big heart, and would easily fight for the right when push comes to shove.
- Legion of Doom: The Thirteen of the second to fourth books. A legion of 13 different Disney villains with all their minions and influences under their control. With unexpected events during the time, their numbers have been as low as 10 sometimes, but never over 14. (because of their Man Behind the Man)
- The Musical: The second story, Book of Songs, makes use of several songs, including a Triumphant Reprise of sorts to "Hellfire" in the form of "Candle on the Water".
- Our Hero Is Dead: Kelsey dies fighting the Kraken with Jack, and as of now, is MIA despite being the main character.
- Averted as of the Emperor's New Groove arc where Kelsey has been revealed to have been in cognito as Khaos.
- Satan: Chernabog, naturally. One of the flashback chapters talks about how Walpurgisnacht was once a holiday for celebrating the coming of spring, only to be perverted by the demon's hellish forces.
- Silly Rabbit, Cynicism Is for Losers!: Kelsey springs this as her assessment of Aaron. That his bitterness towards Disney is just a cover for his own sense of abandoment. And that the hope it has could be good for him rather than wallowing in darkness.
- Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism: While Kelsey might have her own doubts about how idealist the worlds of disney might or might not be, the series itself tends to land somewhere in the middle. Where magic and hope make everything better, but at the same time there's plenty of sensibility and underhanded work that can make it go easier.
- The Stations of the Canon: Played with, defied and twisted. Sometimes they're present, sometimes they get skipped or worked an alternative way.
- Thoroughly subverted in the finale, when Aaron finally makes his Heroes' Frontier Step by stabbing Davy Jones' heart to prevent him from killing Will. Because of this, Jack doesn't need to make Will stab the heart himself to save his life, and Will never has to be the next captain of the Flying Dutchman, ensuring that he can stay on land with Elizabeth and raise their son together.
- Tomato Surprise: Kelsey was NOT in Davy Jones's locker.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Kelsey Unwittingly messes up several Disney movies in her travels. Some intentionally, some not so much.
- Wham Line: "Jack, who are you talking to?" And with that, we find out that Kelsey wasn't in Davy Jones's Locker
- You Can't Fight Fate: Unless an outsider messes with it, the Disney movies proceed exactly as they would, including Ariel losing her voice to Ursula.