Monday, 31 January 2011

Pictures from the West

Back to Disney's Hotel Cheyenne, today, where we are going to enjoy a moment with the pictures from the Wild Wild West!!

Just another highlight of the amazing theming throughout this hotel!!

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Enjoying a Moment...Wrapping Up

Today, we will head over to the Walt Disney Studios to enjoy a moment.

That's a wrap, folks!

That's a Wrap!

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Race To The Cup

Where in Disneyland Paris can you find the real-life Piston Cup?

No, not in Doc Hudson's garage. But in the queue area of Cars Quatre Roues Rallye, Walt Disney Studios! Don't forget to check this out for yourself, next time you visit.

Friday, 28 January 2011

In Theatres Everywhere

Moseying around Disney's Hotel Cheyenne in Disneyland Paris, you will notice lots of posters, paintings, and items to make you feel like you are truly in the Wild West.

Take these posters, for example, advertising the film The Long Riders.
The film, starring Randy Quaid, Nicholas Guest, David Carradine and Robert Carradine, was distributed under United Artists in 1980. Although not strictly propaganda from the Western era the hotel is set in, it is still a nice nod towards the Old West style cinematography.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Figaro's Story

We follow on from the various art of Au Chalet de la Marionette in Fantasyland, to look at some of the murals and paintings featuring the underrated Pinocchio character Figaro!

This is something that everyone can enjoy. And it's nice to see Figaro receiving a bigger part!Say hello to Figaro

I think we are lost, FigaroOh! Pinocchio...finally!

To the table!
Good Night, Figaro!

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Painting The Walls

We have visited the grand detail of Au Chalet de la Marionette before, from the beautiful stained glass windows to the great carvings between dining areas.

We visit this restaurant in Fantasyland yet again, but this time to have a look at some of the details in several of the dining areas. Today we will look at the mural of Pinocchio's 'Hi Diddle Dee Dee' story to become an actor.
One of the most beautiful things, in my opinion, is the fact that the artwork is in the language of Disneyland Paris's country. Allowing children to really enjoy this classic!

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

On Guard

When you visit La Chaumière des Sept Nains in Fantasyland, make sure to watch out for some guards keeping an eye on things.
I presume the Evil Queen stationed these knights here, to make sure things don't get out of line with Snow White.

Monday, 24 January 2011

Need Some Medicine?

If you are out and about in Frontierland, Disneyland Paris, and you suddenly find yourself in need of a doctor, look no further than Doc Wassell's! Whether it is a tonic you are after, or something for an ailment, this is somewhere that you will surely find something to help you on your way to full health.
Some of the items of 'Good Medicine for Good People' are:
Miss J. M. Kerry's Vegetable Coolpound for health and vitality
Prof. Arthur's London Tonic for the Treatments of aches

There are 'Miracle Cutes for All Ailments' with 'Efficacy Guaranteed or Your Money Returned'.

You will easily be able to spot Doc Wassell's cart:
Indian Remedies Snake Oil Boot Pills
Retailer of the Acclaimed INDIAN SAGWA
a renovator of the blood, liver, stomach and kidneys

And possibly the most interesting quote of them all:
Use for Men or Beast

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Enjoying a Moment... On Bald Mountain

Don't be too scared, but today we are going to enjoy a moment on the beautiful boat-ride Le Pays des Contes de Fees. And, specifically, the Night on Bald Mountain scene.

Nuit sur le Mont Chauve

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Made to Measure

When you visit Westernland in Tokyo Disneyland, you may suddenly realise that you are without a dress for a special occasion!
Well, visit the Western Wear shop.
Just next door you will be able to visit the local seamstress!
Wear Newest Fashions From
Paris, New York, St. Louis
Fine Ladies Dresses Made
Custom Made Work Clothes: 2/3 Days
Expert Repairs

Great! In a couple of days we'll be all kitted out for the Wild West!

Friday, 21 January 2011

Make a Wish

Before entering Agrabah Cafe, be sure to take note of the genie. He might grant a wish, or several...
The genie appeared and offered three wishes.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Inside the West

DF'82 has a soft spot for Disney's Hotel Cheyenne in Disneyland Paris. There is so much to see, that it would be easy to stay in the resort and never leave!

Take, for example, the hotel room itself. With so many details and so much theming, you may want to stay there all day!

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Mickey, Mickey, Where For Art Thou

We have visited Sir Mickey's in Fantasyland before, but we forgot to point out a very unique feature of this shoptraction (shop attraction).

Before you enter the establishment, don't forget to look up! You might spot a very interesting looking piece of architecture.Perhaps this is somewhere the fair maiden-Minnie can stand and call for her Sir Mickey!

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Last Chance...for a Quick Bite

It's time for a quick bite, and today we head over to the wild, wild, Frontierland to grab something in the Last Chance Cafe.Situated close to the Phantom Manor (near to the Silver Spur Steakhouse), the Cafe is a place where you can go to get a quick bite in a truly Western setting!

If you fancy a turkey leg, some fries, chicken or ribs, this is the place for you. As well as selling some of the usual deserts, you can also get some platters that are ideal to share. And if the weather is kind to you, sit outside and enjoy the views of Frontierland and Big Thunder Mountain.
The restaurant is usually open from 11am, but closing days in off-peak season can vary.

Monday, 17 January 2011

A Spot of Mouse Tea

Walking around Disneyland Paris, there are plenty of interesting sights to see! Here at DF'82, we are always reminding guests that they need to keep an eye-out for anything and everything!

Perhaps you fancy a spot of tea near the Mad Hatter's Tea Cup attraction?
As long as you don't mind a Dormouse in it, you're in luck!

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Enjoying a Moment...Spinning in Tokyo

Today's moment is courtesy of the Tea Cups in Tokyo Disneyland.

Spinning in Tokyo

I love to see the variation between all the tea cups of the Disney World, such as this one from Disneyland Paris:
DLP - Teacups
It's A Mad World

And here, from Walt Disney World:
Waiting for the Teacups

And finally, the original, Disneyland, at night!
DL 2009 - Spin Me Right Round

Saturday, 15 January 2011

An Auto Stop

I don't know about you, but there are many times I am visiting Main Street U.S.A in Paris and feel the need to get my car tuned, or to fill up on gas (or petrol, as we Brits would say).

Well, look no further than the Auto Service, located at 210 Main Street.
However, it looks like we will need to make sure of a few things before we 'fill her up':
No autos filled
while engines running
oil or gas burning
or occupants smoking

Luckily we aren't near a smoking area, so that one should be okay!

Friday, 14 January 2011

Quick Bite... At Agrabah Cafe

It's been a while since we have had a quick bite at any of the restaurants in Disneyland Paris, so today we're going to enter Adventureland and visit a very adventurous sort of a restaurant... Agrabah Cafe Restaurant!
As you will have gathered, the restaurant is situated in Adventureland and may have stepped straight out of the Arabian Nights tales! The dining option is that of a Mediterranean and Oriental-style buffet, which makes it very different to the other restaurants offered on property.Dishes include salads, couscous, chicken, lamp and some fantastic deserts. The dining area is divided into several rooms with a courtyard, that can be open weather permitting. The buffet is priced (in Summer 2010) at 23,70€ for adults and 10,90€ for children, including a soft drink.
The cafe is usually open 11am-4pm, longer during peak-times (12-9pm) but can be closed during the winter months, so reservations are suggested!

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Travel To Tokyo

Let's head over to World Bazaar in Tokyo Disneyland, and a company that may be able to help us in some of our travel needs.Situated at the far end of the Bazaar, is the Four Corners Travel Agency.
Four Corners Travel Agency
Reservations by Cable
Anywhere in the World

Referencing the four corners of the world, this travel agency should be able to help with all our travel needs. Perhaps they are also making a nod towards the four corners of the Disney World, and to the four theme parks that existed during the completion of Tokyo Disneyland.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Entering The Dwarf's Cottage

When you visit Disneyland Paris, you could be forgiven for thinking that all the shops are there to merely sell you gifts and souveniers. While that might be true, don't forget to head inside them. Most of the shops also have some fantastic theming scattered throughout, making them another attraction altogether!One such 'attraction' is La Chaumière des Sept Nains (The Thatched Cottage of the Seven Dwarfs), situated in Fantasyland, just at the other side of the Castle.As you enter the 'shop' you are really entering the Dwarfs' cottage.Be sure to take in all that surrounds you, and you may just feel like you've entered a world in which only Snow White experienced before you. Charming!