Friday, June 11, 2010

Simba & Nala

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Disneyland likes to pick the lovey dovey song scenes for their window displays apparently. I haven't seen The Lion King in a long time, but this looks like a moment from "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?"

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Sailing Off for the Peter Pan ride

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As you wait in line for the Peter Pan, and trust me, you will always be waiting for at least a few minutes, be sure to check out this great pirate ship painting at the entrance. You can get glimpses of it between loading.

Monday, June 7, 2010

A Whole New World

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Aladdin is one of my favorite Disney flicks. Probably so because it was one of my little sister's favorite, and we watched it over and over. She really wanted a genie of her very own. She was convinced she could just keep it in her pocket.

This magic carpet ride moment is captured from the film in one of the windows on Main Street. I think you can even somehow meet Aladdin & Jasmine at Aladdin's Oasis in Adventureland. I'm sure one of the cast members will let you know how you can get in.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Jack & Sally

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I usually see the same dressed up characters when I go to Disneyland - Cruella de Vil, the Queen of Hearts, Alice - and I am okay with that, but it's nice to see different ones. Around Halloween time last year, they trotted out all the villains and also Jack & Sally from a Nightmare Before Christmas. I wish I could have got a better photo of them, but I just caught a glance out of the corner of my eye as they swept past. Their costumes were lovely, and I could tell that the Sally had the walk down to a tee (if you haven't seen the movie, and I recommend that you do, Sally walks like a giant doll, kind of stuttering and not too fluid).

Monday, May 24, 2010

Figurehead of the Sailing Ship Columbia

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Back in the 16th-19th centuries, it became commonplace to have a figurehead on the galleons of the times. One reason was to have a visual way to identify the ship in a not so literate kind of society. The figurehead about is found on the Sailing Ship Columbia; it cruises around the Rivers of America.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Storybook Land Canal Boats

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As you float through Storybook Land, you'll see many miniatures. I spend most of this ride squeaking in delight at the tiny houses. I especially squee about Prince Eric's seaside castle.

Monday, May 10, 2010

World of Color Preview

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Here's another preview of the World of Color show premiering next month at California Adventures. It debuts on June 11. They been testing ideas and designing the show since 2007. I'm looking forward to seeing it, but not any time close to the opening date.