My wife and I are Premium pass-holders, Members of DVC, OUAC, WDAC, WDCC, Carolwood Pacific RR, NFFC (DFC), Chapter in the Park, Castaway Club and freelance photojournalists for various Disney web sites.
For those at The Park today.. Please try to take a moment to find Robert Sherman's Window on Main Street (USA) and pay a small "Thanks" to one of the most wonderful, influential and important Disney Legends I've ever had the good fortune to meet. Robert passed away yesterday :-(. He was 86. The Sherman Brothers Window can be found on a door, at the top of a little stairway, between the Main St More...
We are finally heading home. The Disney24 was a BLAST. I have to say it for those complaining about those "drunk teens", or trash or whatever... I always say, "if you look for a bad time, you will find it". For the majority of my friends and I, it was INSANE, but it was a blast. MW Updates were incredible and if you looked for fun, you found it. For those that haven't seen it, there's EXCELLEN More...
Ok, I'm at home, BUT.. This IS a LIVE feed from HoJo's Mattercam projected on my wall at 120"! Ha! I LOVE rainy days at DL and can't be there today so I brought up the cam on my iPhone and plugged it into the HDMI connector on my projector and BAM!! I at least get an 'almost' full wall of LIVE Disneyland Resort! Ha :-)
I just have to post that truly in my happy place right now.... Work has been really hard, home too, BUT... we just checked in at the Disneyland Hotel, three nights for "free", using my DVC points (we built up too many cause we cant afford to fly right now), and it's my birthday tomorrow on Halloween, and we are going to the Halloween event, and it's a beautiful night and I'm just so happy righ More...
The Little Mermaid attraction soft-opening JUST CLOSED at 2:15pm! :-( We went on it twice and all looks GREAT. Since they cleared the queue, we think it was a technical issue and they "don't know when" or if it will reopen, but we have a feeling it will be back up soon-ish. If I hear more, I'll post it!
Yahhhoooo!! Went for our 4-8pm time... And the line is SO easy. In fact, just on a whim, Andrew grabbed my printed email, walked over to the FP distribution , she glanced at it and she let him in to the machines and I thought "NO WAY we'll get another FP!". But guess what, we got four more Fastpasses!! I guess like other FP machines, it allows another pass after an hour? (or so?).
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A personal favorite is the beautifully hand crafted music box
A fun video from 2013, the story behind the music box with Clopin, Figaro and the even watch the Tangled Tower being put into the Fantasy Faire:
Of course, no trip to the Fantasy Faire would be complete without a visit to the Royal Hall. Loved this artist rendition, that's just how my girls are when they enter the Hall. ::sigh::
Took this next part directly from Disney Parks Blog:
“After walking into our main entrance, you will first go through a garden-like setting before entering the reception hall,” said Michel Den Dulk, Creative Director of Fantasy Faire for Walt Disney Imagineering. “Once inside the Royal Hall, guests will discover a beautiful gothic interior with nice wallpaper, wall cresting, wood finishes and chandeliers.”
Passing through a series of spaces, including the Grand Hall, you’ll have the opportunity to meet as many as three Disney princesses, from classic stories such as “Cinderella” and “Sleeping Beauty.”
Dont forget to grab a sweet treat from Maurice's Treats! At the time, (isn't there more now?) the adorable cart featured 3 “Twists” and a new signature beverage: Boysen Apple Freeze.
In a tribute to the historic Carnation Plaza Gardens, a shield over the archway leading from Fantasy Faire to Rancho del Zocalo in Frontierland displays the letters “CPG.”