For 26 yrs I visited Disney at least once a year. In Feb 2009, my BF and I bought APs and have been going at least once a month since! In Jan 2011 I became obsessed with Vinylmations and MW and started going to the Parks more like twice a week!
At the Fantasy Faire preview, a CM told us that everything that is reimagined at Disneyland, has some sort of tribute to what used to be there. See the CPG above the walk-through to Frontierland? That's the tribute to Carnation Plaza Gardens! I love the details and nostalgic qualities of Disneyland!
I haven't seen this posted yet.. At the entrance of Big Thunder they have this really cool poster all about Walt and his horses! It has some really cool trivia and the pics of Walt aren't harsh on the eyes either 😍 Go check it out!
What chef Sutton chose for me at Napa Rose on Valentine's Day! Top to bottom, left to right is: 1. crab ravioli with a spicy prawn, and spicy tomato sauce 2. winter kale salad with baked pears and haricot verts 3. potato gnocchi with mushrooms and shaved truffles in a butter truffle sauce 4. braised short ribs (off menu) with rosemary and lamb sausage 5. chocolate creme brûlée with raspberry com More...
I just realized Friday was my 2 year Mousewaitversary!! Thank you Admin for creating this wonderful place where I have made many friends and discovered I am not the only Diz-nerd around!! I have come a long way since my first post "what is a RAK?" Haha! And even though I don't post as often as I used to, I still hold a special place for you all in my heart 💚 Here's to many more years of MW fun More...
News: New 2013 merchandise!! Here is an awesome 2013, 13 month calendar. Each month will have different LE merch that goes with the corresponding poster! Also, there is a mystery 13th poster which will be used on collectables on a very special day in 2013. Can you guess which poster and which day?
Guess what everyone!? I am one of the newest seasonal CMs at my local Disney Store!! So excited! I get my real name tag later this week! To celebrate I am RAKing this set of 4 Cinderella lithographs that came with the pre-order of the DVD. Rules: Must be able to DM. A simple "add me" will do. The winner will be chosen at a random time Wednesday Nov. 7th. Good luck!!
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.”