Friday, 30 September 2011

A Diamond of a Dinner!

If you fancy a Dinner Show in Tokyo Disneyland, look no further than the Diamond Horseshoe in Westernland.

A very popular restaurant experience, the dinner show is available at lunch and dinner time. Slue Foot Sue is the owner of the Diamond Horseshoe, and welcomes one and all to this show!

During the Lunch Time Horseshoe Roundup, there is plenty of singing and dancing, with characters from Toy Story. In the evening, Peco Goofy invites us to the Frontier Revue where there is more comedy and dancing, with Goofy and real can-can dancers! And I am sure that Mickey Mouse will make an appearance at some point...

But as you can see from the advertising on the building, there is more than meets the eye:

The Diamond Horseshoe
Singing    Dancing

Dine & Relax
In Elegant Surroundings

See It!

A Most Memorable Experience

Please note, if you are lucky enough to get a chance to visit here, reservations are required and recommended!

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Building Dedicated to a Legend

Frank G. Wells is a Disney Legend, and there is very few Disney Geeks who have not heard of this great man. He joined the Walt Disney Company in 1984, and worked alongside Michael Eisner through many great achievements of the Walt Disney film, animation and theme park divisions.

Wells, unfortunately, died in 1994 in a helicopter crash, and a building at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California, is dedicated to this great man.

Frank G. Wells
President of the Walt Disney Company

"Here was a man to hold against the world,
A man to match the mountains and the sea
As when a lordly cedar green with boughs goes down
With a great shout upon the hills,
And leaves a lonesome place against the sky"
From "Lincoln Man of the People" by Edwin Markham

Humility is the Final Achievement

The building was opened in 1998 and currently houses the Walt Disney Archives and several divisions of the ABC Television Station.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Fun Disneyland Facts!

Welcome one and all to this, the 4th Anniversary of DF'82! Thank you to all of you who have taken the time to read my little blog, and an even bigger thanks for all your contributions. Limited Edition 4th Anniversary Pins are available from the gift shop. Now, let's enter our 5th year...

It's the middle of the week, so let's take some time to again look at one of my favourite Disneyland books, Little Known Facts About Well-Known Places.

As we all know, Disneyland is the original Disney Theme Park, and after less than eight weeks of operation, it had its one-millionth guest! Not too bad for a theme park in Anaheim.

As per page 185/6:
The original site Walt had his eye on was the six-acre tract across from his studios in Burbank, California (currently the location of the hat-shaped Walt Disney Feature Animation Building), but as his team came up with more and more ideas, his Mickey Mouse Park evolved into Disneylandia (ultimately, just Disneyland), and the location shifted south to an orange grove in Anaheim, California.

Anaheim, which in the early 1950s was predicted to become the population center of Southern California, was selected from among more than seventy proposed sites for Disneyland. Beach towns were the most suggested, but Walt believed it would be impossible for his park to compete against the ocean.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Details All Around

As the title suggests, and following on from yesterday's attention to detail in Tokyo, we pop back to Disneyland Paris, still celebrating the release and the success of Disney Pixar's Ratatouille!

Even the merchandise displays in the Resort have a Parisian feel to them, whilst still hinting at the success of the France-based movie.

The display reads le Rat des villes et le Rat des champs. Roughly translated as 'the city Rat and the country Rat'. Fun additions for the merchandise displays!

Monday, 26 September 2011

Look Closer

After our last visit to Monsters Inc. Ride and Go Seek, over in Tokyo Disneyland, we could be forgiven for being a little overwhelmed by the whole experience. It was a busy, holiday day and there were a lot of people eager to try out the ride after a refurbishment!
But did you notice some of the fantastic hidden treasures of the Fast Pass Distribution area of the ride?
Yes, there is a Giggle-O-Meter on the distribution detail area!

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Time For A Break

We're going to have a short break here at DF'82 - time to regenerate and rejuvinate!

We have some fantastic Disney Details and Hidden Treasures coming up for you, from Tokyo Disneyland, to Disneyland Paris, with some stops at the Walt Disney Studios thrown in!

So, add DF'82 to your RSS feed, or check back after our short break.

Enjoying A Moment...Of Donald!

This moment doesn't take too much explaining... Back in the day when it was Mickey's Fun Wheel in Disney's California Adventure, even Donald Duck was trying to get in on the fun!

DL 2009 - It's Donald!

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Save Me A Space

Just outside Gower Books and Music in the Hollywood Tower Hotel area of Walt Disney Studios, there are some lusted after parking spots.

But don't forget that you can only parallel park, and you will need to remember to feed the metre!

Friday, 16 September 2011

Haunted in Japan

As we start to creep closer to Halloween, I can't help but think about the Haunted Mansion and how appropriate it is at this time of the year.

However, if you visit Tokyo Disneyland, the building for the Haunted Mansion attraction (which is coincidentally situated in Fantasyland) can make any day feel like it's Halloween.

Just look at the detailing on the building, the way it looks abandoned and falling apart. Surely there can't be anything too scary in there...right?

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Midweek Madness Moment

It's been a long week, so to break it up, DF'82 would like to take us away from our daily grind and head over to Port Orleans in Walt Disney World. Taking in a quiet moment at this beautiful, and peaceful resort, can always help me get through the rest of the working week!

Around Port Orleans

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Welcome to Autopia

The entrance to the Autopia attraction at Parc Disneyland is really quite impressive.

As you can see, the Autopia attraction is sponsored by Ford and we are en route vers le Futur ("On route to the future").

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Protection of Crush's Coaster

Passing by the entrance for Crush's Coaster in Walt Disney Studios, you may notice this sign (especially unfamiliar to newer readers of DF'82):

Let's take a closer look... I think they are asking us to protect the reef.

A request from the Nautical Exploration & Marine Observation.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Smell The Roses

Pausing for a moment, as we pass by the Tower of Terror in Disneyland Paris, we catch a scent of roses.

Ah, we're in the beautiful Rose Garden. Is that statue staring at us? No...surely not...

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Enjoying a Moment...With Talent

After our earlier look at some of the detailing in the Hollywood Tower Hotel area, today's moment is heading back to our secluded Spanish-Tiled spot.

With some editing to make it feel like we are in the Mediterranean, let's take a seat and pretend we're hanging out in Walt Disney Studios!

DLRP - Talent Agency

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Finale of Posters!

Today is our last day visiting the posters of Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea. Thanks for sharing the journey with us!

Friday, 9 September 2011

Sea of Posters

We now hop back to the posters of Tokyo Disney Resort, but head over now to the neighbour park, Tokyo DisneySea.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Post A Smile

We take a break from the posters of Tokyo Disneyland to have a look at some more postcards from Tokyo Disney Resort!

I don't know about you, loyal reader, but I can't get enough of the fun items from our Asian friends!

A postcard from this year's Easter Wonderland.

And another from the recent Anniversary celebrations.

And finally this fun set, showing Minnie and Daisy having fun in the Parks!

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Land of Posters

After yesterday's fun post, here are some more posters from Tokyo Disneyland, the park which opened in 1983.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Posters of Tokyo

DF'82 loves the advertising posters that feature in all the different Disney Parks throughout the world.

Over the next few days we are going to look at some of the posters from Tokyo Disney Resort! Today we will start with a small selection from Tokyo Disneyland itself. Enjoy!