Friday, May 28, 2010

Jack & Sally


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


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.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Cruella De Vil

How could you not be endeared to a face like that? I'm always tickled to see Cruella De Vil make an appearance. After a short, but fun visit, I noticed a crowd outside the Disneyland fire department. The band was playing and Cruella De Vil was helping... or interrupting, not positive which. I had to stop and watch and take a few photos. She blends fun and snarkiness perfectly for the surrounding kids. They don't know quite what to make of her and therefore, are not afraid. At least when I'm around, I'm sure she's unintentionally made a kid cry at some point.