Monday, 31 October 2011

Cinderella Through Paintings

Auberge de Cendrillon, in Fantasyland in Disneyland Paris, has some beautiful decor situated throughout the entire restaurant. With many paintings and portraits depicting key moments from Cinderella's infamous story.

Like this piece of tapestry, showing Cinderella doing her usual, hard-working chores.

Or this collage of her night at the ball.

And this final beautiful painting, showing the true love between Cinderella and Prince Charming.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Legends: Part Five

It's the last day of our look at the Disney Legends of the Legends Plaza. I hope that you have enjoyed this journey, and there are even more Legends that we haven't even touched on!

Remember to click on the links to read more about the Legends - we may come back and have a look at some of them in more detail here at DF'82!

Carl Barks (Animation & Publishing)    Sterling Holloway (Animation)
Fess Parker (Film & Television)    Bill Walsh (Film & Television)

Bob Schiffer (Film Production)    Randy Newman (Music)
Carl Bongirno (Imagineering)    Ron Logan (Parks and Resorts)

Robin Williams (Film & Animation)    Leota Toombs Thomas (Imagineering & Attractions)
Tony Anselmo (Animation Voice)    Bill Farmer (Animation Voice)

Friday, 28 October 2011

Legends: Part Four

If you have managed to stick with our tour of the Legends Plaza at the Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, thank you! We have another few today, and a few more tomorrow, so let's go look at Legends!

Remember to click on the links to read more about the Legends - we may come back and have a look at some of them in more detail here at DF'82!
Roger Broggie (Imagineering)    Joe Fowler (Attractions)
John Hench (Animation & Imagineering)    Richard Irvine (Imagineering)

Fred MacMurray (Film)    Ub Iwerks (Animation & Imagineering)
Les Clark (Animation)    Milt Kahl (Animation)

Angela Lansbury (Film)    Dean Jones (Film)
Wathel Rogers (Imagineering)    X Atencio (Animation & Imagineering)

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Legends: Part Three

Remember to click on the links to read more about the Legends - we may come back and have a look at some of them in more detail here at DF'82!
  Kathryn Beaumont (Animation Voice)    Kurt Russell (Film)
Vladimir Tytla (Animation)    Wilfred Jackson (Animation)

Roy E. Disney (Film & Animation & Administration)    Norman Palmer (Animation)
James Alger (Animation & Film)    Lloyd Richardson (Animation)

Dick Van Dyke (Film)    Glynis Johns (Film)
Masatomo Takahashi (Administration)    Matsuo Yokoyama (Character Merchandise)

Marc Davis (Animation & Imagineering)    Ward Kimball (Animation & Imagineering)
Frank Thomas (Animation)   Ollie Johnson (Animation)

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Legends: Part Two

It's another day here at DF'82, and it's time to look at more Disney Legends. I hope you are enjoying these as much as this Princess is!

Remember to click on the links to read more about the Legends - we may come back and have a look at some of them in more detail here at DF'82!

 Tom Murphy (Administration)    Roone Arledge (Television)
Dave Smith (Archives)    Lucille Martin (Administration)

Sir Elton John (Music)    Joe Ranft (Animation)
Peter Jennings (Television)    Jimmy Johnson (Music)

Richard Sherman (Music)    Robert Sherman (Music)
Julie Andrews (Film)    Don Dagradi (Film)

Ken Anderson (Animation & Imagineering)    Mary Blair (Animation & Imagineering)
Claude Coats (Animation & Imagineering)    Bill Evans (Imagineering)

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Legends: Part One

As mentioned in yesterday's post, every day this week we are going to have a look at some of the Disney Legends from the Legends Plaza at Walt Disney Studios, in Burbank.

Remember to click on the links to read more about the Legends - we may come back and have a look at some of them in more detail here at DF'82!

 Lillian Disney (Founder)    Edna Disney (Founder)
Floyd Gottfredson (Publishing)   Al Taliaferro (Publishing)
Betty White (Television)    Bea Arthur (Television)
Rue McClanahan (Television)    Estelle Getty (Television)

Phil Collins (Music)    Maurice Chevalier (Film & Music)
Sir Tim Rice (Music)    Sir John Mills (Film)

Alan Menken (Music)    Howard Ashman (Music)
George Bruns (Music)    Frank Churchill (Music)

Monday, 24 October 2011

Week of Celebrating

For the next week, DF'82 is going to do some celebrating - no, we're not going to celebrate the Halloween season (well, not just yet, anyway!) - but we're going to celebrate the Disney Legends. As per the Walt Disney Company website:

The Disney Legends program was established in 1987 to acknowledge and honor the many individuals whose imagination, talents and dreams have created the Disney magic. The awards are given annually by Robert Iger and Roy E. Disney during a ceremony at The Walt Disney Studios.

At the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank there is the Disney Legends' Plaza, an area of the Studios dedicated to all the Disney Legends. Make sure to check out the Disney website, where you can read a little bit more about the Plaza and the award that each Legend receives.

Every day we will have a look at just some of the people who have been immortalised by becoming Disney Legends, and are honoured as such at the Disney Plaza. Join us for this fantastic journey - and click on the links, where you can find out more about these Legends.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Enjoying a Moment Through The Gazebo

I love entering under the Disneyland Paris train station, and emerging to see the Castle at the end of Main Street U.S.A.

And if you find just the right angle, you can get a great shot of le Chateau through the gazebo lines. Enjoy!

Between Lines 2

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Sea Hidden Mickeys

The Tokyo Disney Resort is awash with fantastic Imagineering, brilliant Disney Details and several Hidden Mickeys.

If you happen to visit Tokyo DisneySea, and notice a lot of people standing looking at rock formation near the entrance to Mysterious Island, it could be that they are looking for a Hidden Mickey!

I, myself, have not been able to spot this Hidden Mickey - and yes, I did stand for a while trying to find it! So, to bring some fun to your weekend, here are some shots of the rock wall, and perhaps the fantastic DF'82 readers can spot the Hidden Mickey?

Friday, 21 October 2011

I Should Be So Lucky

The Lucky Nugget Saloon is an often walked-by area of Disneyland Paris by those who don't decide to dine at this fine establishment.

But as you walk-by, you may notice a poster or two advertising the Saloon. Be sure to give the artwork a once-over!

Welcome to the
Lucky Nugget Saloon

The Most
Foot Stomping
Hand Clapping
This Side of the


Thursday, 20 October 2011

Lighting The Fuente

The restaurant, Fuente del Oro, in Frontierland is one of my favourite detailed spots in Disneyland Paris. As you know, we have looked at this restaurant from time to time here in DF'82! And if you are a regular reader, you will also know that we have a motto to Always Look Up here at the blog.

So be sure to do this at the Fuente, and you will take notice of some fantastic detailing of the lighting displays.

If you look carefully, you can see the details are animals, commonly found in the Frontierland area.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Barbering In Paris

The Dapper Dan's Hair Cuts, barber shop, is located just off Main Street U.S.A. in Disneyland Paris. We have briefly mentioned the barbers here at DF'82 before!

But today, we are going to have a look inside, and see if we can get an insight into the Dapper Dans themselves.

The barber shop is well-stocked and very neatly kept, making it one of the most hygienic places on Main Street U.S.A.! But do you notice something on the far wall?

Yes, it's a telephone - perhaps for making important calls? Let's see what it says in English:

Listen In
At the turn-of-the-century, when telephones were still new to the American way of life, it was not unusual for four or five households to share a common telephone line, or "party line". "Eavesdropping" - the act of listening to someone else's telephone conversation - soon became a favorite pastime.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Running on Gas

When you are using some of the new-fangled Motor Cars on Main Street U.S.A., you may need to fill up on some gasoline, or petrol if you are from the British side of the Atlantic.

So be ready to stop by the Auto Service, where you can fill up at a reasonable price!

Looking closely, we can see the brand of gasoline used by Main Street Motors:

White Rose
Motor Oils
for sale here

Better Gasoline

Monday, 17 October 2011

Closed In Flight

Kitty Hawk Bicycle Shop in Disneyland Paris sells some of the most fantastic - and futuristic - looking bicycles in the country.

On our last visit to the Parc, I was looking forward to perhaps purchasing a bicycle or two. But unfortunately, it looks like the shop is closed for the time being!

Yes, the shop is closed for Flight Testing. I wonder if now Kitty Hawk is looking into acquiring a different form of transportation altogether!

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Enjoying a Moment...In The Parks

Sometimes a moment in the Disney Parks can make you totally forget where you are, and the hundreds of people around you.

Such as today's Moment, where we are standing in front of Sleeping Beauty's Castle in Disneyland Paris, and just happen to notice a family of ducks, also enjoying a moment. Perhaps they have a FastPass for Peter Pan?

Baby Ducks Visit Disney

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Psychics on the Street

It's been a while since we looked at a window on Main Street U.S.A. over at Disneyland Paris, so today we are going to do just that!

Dick Nunis
Consultant At Large
World Famous Psychic

Predicts Your Future
Knows Your Past

Open House

Many a Disney Geek will know of and about Dick Nunis, who this window was dedicated for. Nunis started working for Disneyland in its opening year, 1955, and continued working for the Walt Disney Company until his retirement in 1999.

Amongst the many roles he played in the company, he was head of Park Operations for Disneyland, helped develop Walt Disney World and later became executive Vice President of both theme parks. For Disneyland Paris, or Euro Disney as it was, Dick was part of the consultation plans whilst being a member of the Walt Disney Productions Board of Directors.

You can read more about this Disney Legend here.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Hurry Back

If you remember last week on DF'82 we had a look around Fuente del Oro restaurant in Frontierland. But do you remember how we say to always look up?

Remember to do just that as you exit the restaurant, and you'll see a nice goodbye just for all us cowboys!

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Flower Power

The Tokyo Disney Resort consists of two main theme parks, several hotels and a reasonably sized shopping area. In order to get between these attractions, the best method of transport is the Disney Resort Line monorail service.

As you can see, the monorail can also be decorated to celebrate whatever season or festivity the Tokyo Disney Resort is partaking in at the time! In this case, it's for Tokyo DisneySea's Spring Carnival 2010.

The monorail serves the Maihama Station & Disney Ambassador Hotel (train station), Tokyo Disneyland (TDL Hotel and Bon Voyage! shop), Bayside (the official hotels of Tokyo Disneyland) and Tokyo DisneySea (including MiraCosta hotel).

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Howdy, Goofy!

When walking through the Thunder Mesa area in Disneyland Paris, always keep an eye out for characters.

You may bump into a kinda goofy looking character!