A staple attraction of Fantasyland in Paris is the brilliant Dumbo ride. Always popular, the setting for the ride in Paris, especially, is attractive and central. But make sure you notice the carriage sitting next to the attraction, advertising Dumbo the Flying Elephant!
If you are lucky enough to visit Tokyo DisneySea, be sure to experience some time in Ariel's Grotto. Perhaps one of the most beautiful parts of the park, it may appear to be aimed more at the younger Disney guest. But there is enough interesting parts inside, as well as a fantastic The Little Mermaid show, which will entertain all ages.
Just take a look at this gorgeous sculpture as you enter Triton's Kingdom.
And look - there's a plaque! You know how this Princess loves a good plaque. Let's take a closer look...
By Royal Proclamation
To all who come to my underwater kingdom, welcome. I hereby invite my guests from the human world to magically enter the realm of my daughter Ariel and the Merfolk, to experience the wonders of life under the sea.
Well, the title is a little bit misleading, as we are only interested in oranges here at DF'82 today. Or - to be more accurate - where some of the best oranges come from. Just take a look at the Delicious Sweets confectionery and beverage spot on Main Street U.S.A., Disneyland Paris.
I quite fancy some fudge, or maybe a nice hot chocolate! But wait, let's have a closer look - it appears there may be a way to get to Florida and have some nice oranges and sun.
The Ocean Steamship Co.
Excellent - we must book a trip today! A nice nod to that 'other' Disney Park in Florida, I'm sure.
The Main Street Transportation Co has some fantastic ways to go from the le Chateau de la Belle au Bois Dormant in Disneyland Paris, to Town Square in Main Street U.S.A., and back again. Such as the horse-drawn trolley.
And once on board, you can see some adverts for Main Street shopping! Let's have a look at a few today:
Earlier this year, Disney's California Adventure was re-dedicated and became a brand new park! Not only was this exciting for Disney fans and Disneyland Resort visitors, but for this Princess it meant there was a brand new plaque!
As you can see, the plaque is situated on the new flag pole as you enter California Adventure. Let's have a closer look:
Disney California Adventure
To all who come to this place of dreams...Welcome!
Disney California Adventure celebrates the spirit of optimism and the promise of endless opportunities, ignited by the imaginations of daring dreamers, such as Walt Disney and those like him who changed - and were forever changed by - the Golden State. This unique place embraces the richness and diversity of California...its land, its people, its stories and, above all, the dreamers it continues to inspire.
It's about time we looked at another plaque featured in the Disney theme parks. This one is placed in the American Waterfront area of Tokyo DisneySea.
The New York City Preservation Society was founded by Miss Beatrice Rose Endicott. She and the Society decided to open up the Hotel Hightower (nicknamed the Tower of Terror, by locals) for guided tours, and redevelop the area around the Hotel.
Miss Endicott was the daughter of Cornelius Endicott II, and this plaque is dedicated to him:
It is my fervent hope that
future generations will long associate
the Endicott name
not merely with steel mines,
gold mines and railroads
but with global shipping as well
Cornelius Endicott, II
Cornelius Endicott II was a powerful man in the American Waterfront, a rival to Harrison Hightower, and owned the S.S. Columbia. He wished to demolish Hotel Hightower, and Miss Beatrice Rose decided to preserve the Hotel in response to her father's wish to demolish the beautiful and historic building.
Disneyland Paris have a beautiful new nightime spectacular, called Disney Dreams! The show combines fireworks, water and music to show in front - and on - the Castle in the evening.
Of course, this kind of show needs a base near the Castle, so that the music, fireworks, and everything else can be cheoreographed to perfection! This building may appear like it houses the landscaping department, but I'm sure the big cheese, Mickey Mouse, has some other use for it...
But, it may just be the Parks Landscaping Department!
No, it's not part of the Knights of the Roundtable, but it's the next best thing! I generally don't use the blog to make comments about news articles, or major happenings at the Walt Disney Company. Now and then, I will bring to light new developments for Disneyland Paris specifically, but I try to stay away from Breaking News items.
However, my dear friend Ryan over at the Main Street Gazette has invited this Royal Member to join a Roundtable of sorts, where a bunch of us discuss the weekly happenings of Walt Disney World and the people behind it.
Make sure you check out this week's post - it has a great article and viewpoint on the Disney/Lucasfilm purchase this week, which if you are as geeky about these two companys as I am (and much of the Disney community), it's a brilliant read!