Friday, 29 March 2013

Little Break!

Things are a little quiet here at DF'82 as you may have noticed. There's going to be a wee break of posting here, due to personal time constraints.

I love doing this blog but am not sure if I should continue. I have plenty of fun facts and details, and treasures, from the Disney parks, but would like some feedback to find out if it's with continuing. Please leave a comment and let me know if you would still like to read DF'82!

Hopefully be back soon!

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Enjoying a Moment...Shopping!

It's time to get the wallet out and head into the World of Disney, Disney Village Paris. Enjoy!

World of Disney At Dusk (DLP)

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Light Up

A quick return to Colonel Hathi's Pizza Outpot reminds us to always look up, as some things may light the way for us in a Disney park...

That's right, we are pointing out the Disney details in the light fixtures around the Outpost.

There really is a great attention to detail by Colonel Hathi and his Imagineering friends!

Friday, 22 March 2013

Sit Down and Eat

Once you've had a look around Colonel Hathi's Pizza Outpost, it's time to grab a chair and enjoy your food - there's plenty of places to have a seat.

And when you're finished, Colonel Hathi hopes that you'll be back soon!

Thursday, 21 March 2013

All The Points

Looking closer at a nearby fireplace, which has long been out of action, we can see a fireguard that is perfectly fitted to Colonel Hathi's Pizza Outpost!

If we look carefully, we can see that the guard depicts something familiar to all adventurers - the compass points of North, East, South and West!

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Above and Around

Looking around Colonel Hathi's Pizza Outpost, we can see many knick-knacks from Colonel Hathi's adventures and walkabouts.

Photos, trinkets, ironware, something for everyone!

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Keep It Up, 2, 3, 4

 Of course, it's Colonel Hathi's Pizza Outpost. Did you get it?

It's a fantastic place to get a bite to eat - and there is a great range of sitting inside and outside the restaurant. Good for the ever-changing weather of France!

 We're going to have a good nosey around the restaurant over the next few days, so whilst you wait in line for your pizza or salad, I'll get my tour book ready!

Monday, 18 March 2013

Hup 2, 3, 4

One of my favourite restaurants in Disneyland Paris is situated in the midst of Adventureland, away from the biz and the crowds...

Can this sign give you a hint as to the theming of the restaurant?

Of course, it's related to the Jungle Book. And a very loveable character as well...

Well, this image doesn't give us much more of a clue. Maybe the title of this post will? Join us again tomorrow to find out the restaurant - and for the rest of this week, we will be exploring this great Pizza Outpost!

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Enjoying A Moment...On The River Again

The Rivers of America in Disneyland Paris are a great area to get some fantastic shots, especially if the weather is dramatic!

Today, we enjoy a moment on these rivers, taking in the lush, green surroundings. A result of the varied weather conditions Paris experiences.

Around the Riverbend (DLP)

Saturday, 16 March 2013

MiraCosta Mickey

This Mickey Mouse welcomes us to the Hotel MiraCosta in Tokyo DisneySea.

Always a welcoming face! And he has his compass and map on hand, so it looks like he is ready for an adventure or two.

Friday, 15 March 2013

All Aboard!

After yesterday's look at some of the transportation available on and around Main Street, we follow on from the Euro Disneyland Rail Road and have a look at one of the trains in action.

The W.E.Cody, entering Frontierland Station, and ready to take some guests on a tour of the Disneyland park!

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Rest Your Feet

Visiting any Disney park can be a tiring experience. Although we all love the attractions, shows and experiences, the ol' feet can get a little bit, well, sore! So be sure to take advantage of the many transport options available on Main Street U.S.A.:

And not forgetting the Disneyland Rail Road, a perfect way to get right around the Park!

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Fly With Peter

Popping back in to the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel, let's have another look at the beautiful detailing between these walls.

Look a little closer at the walls, and you will see some artwork, reflecting the story of Peter Pan.

These details truly make this a fantastically Disney themed hotel!

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

A Degree of Mystery

Upon entering the Mysterious Island in DisneySea, we are greeted with a royal-feeling area.

And on closer inspection, we can see this beautiful water fountain, bringing together the Sea-feeling of the park and the power of the Mysterious Island itself.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Spin Around

Taking another wander through the lobby of Tokyo Disneyland Hotel, there are some more beautiful sights to behold. Have a look at this shot:

Whilst we have already talked about the birdcage, the carrousel that is situated in the middle of the sitting area is truly beautiful. Let's take a closer look.

The images around the top of the carrousel reflect some noteworthy Disney films, such as Beauty and the Beast.

A gorgeous piece of detailing! And behind it, you can see a beautiful looking doll's house too, not unlike something you would find in Mary Poppins.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Enjoying a Moment...At City Hall

I love entering Disneyland, passing under the train station, and being right in the middle of Main Street U.S.A..

Today's moment is one that I guess every Disney theme park visitor has experienced. Heading over to City Hall at the start of your day!

Welcome to Disneyland (DL)

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Deli Anyone?

I don't know about you, dear DF'82 reader, but I am feeling a little bit peckish... Ah, this place might be good!

Market House DELI

Fine Meats
Imported Goods

Plain and Fancy Sandwiches
303 Main Street

Excellent! We must stop by there for a bite.

Friday, 8 March 2013

Step Off The Tracks

Walking around Frontierland in Disneyland Paris can be dangerous enough, watching out for the horses and cowboys, but now it appears we have to watch out for the mine tracks too!

Yup, just be sure to look both ways when you cross them there tracks!

We don't want a runaway mine train knocking us down - I hear they can be a real problem...

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Birds and Flowers

Auberge de Cendrillon in Fantasyland, Paris, is a nice and enjoyable venue for dining. But if you do get to go here for a meal, be sure to take in the surroundings as well.

Looking closely at the columns placed around this area of the dining room, you can see some beautiful Disney details!

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Lightning's Headquarters

In Walt Disney Studios, you can happen across Lightning McQueen's Racing Headquarters, right in Radiator Springs.

And when you do, be sure to check out some of the awesome sponsors and contributors.

I think my favourite has to be Gasprin!

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Fountain With Wings

There is too much to look at in the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel, but one of the focal points is the beautiful water fountain in the reception area.

Take a closer look at the top of the fountain, if you can.

This is a great nod to the overall theming of the Hotel, reflecting the love of British 20th Century literature.

Monday, 4 March 2013

The Beauty Within

We've spent some time around the Disneyland Hotel in Tokyo, but now it's time to properly step inside and appreciate the interior of Tokyo's newest place of residence.
Just take a look at the height of the hotel inside. You can easily see that the Imagineers closely modelled this hotel on 20th century Victorian architecture, with nods to Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa in Walt Disney World.

And whilst we're having a look around, don't forget to Look Up, like we enjoy doing here at DF'82.

What a ceiling!

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Enjoying a Moment...Sepia Main Street

Main Street U.S.A. is the best! Okay, that might be quite a bit of a statement, but it is one area of the parks (especially Disneyland Paris) which makes you really feel like you are in good ol' days.

Which is why today's moment is one which makes us feel like we are in the past - albeit a wet past.

In The Rain (DLP)

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Feeling a Little Goofy

Here's another fun postcard from Tokyo Disneyland, showing the newly added to Toontown attraction, Goofy's Paint 'n' Play House.

Doesn't it look like fun?!

Friday, 1 March 2013

Updates to Pirouettes

New readers to DF'82 will be unfamiliar with the Old Mill, situated in Fantasyland in Disneyland Paris. It is an attraction of yesterland and has more recently been turned into a quick-service snack area.

I have some more recent shots of what used to be Les Pirouettes Du Vieuz Moulin (The Spinning Old Mill), which help us see how good Imagineers are of keeping everything in theme.

Here we can see the old entrance, complete with sign. 

The old loading area.
 And as we can see, differently to previous shots, the mill baskets have now been completely removed!