What a spectacular night on Main Street USA. It never stops taking my breath away. The collective sights, sounds, smells and smiles. Magic is heavy in the air and the holiday spirit is is tangible. I am eager to be there again tomorrow.
It has taken some time but this jungle bum is finding his way back to the Jungle outpost. I hear the skippers have put together some decorations for the holidays. I look forward to seeing them and taking a for boats up and down the river. For a very limited time I will be giving Jingle Tours next week. Please come by and say "hi" and if you have the time, come for a cruise cruise!
To truly enjoy magic one must suspend disbelief. Magic is best when you participate. A magicians efforts are useless without a willing audience. Go ahead and let down your guard, let your imagination take the wheel. Enjoy the trip. Don’t worry, the reality will be there when you return. Stroll down a turn of the century small town main street where everyone is your neighbor and the shop owners g More...
T’was a night in the Jungle and all through the queue
The lines were all closed the lower part too.
The botes were all docked, the tours all done.
We turned off the engines and unloaded the guns.
The skippers all gathered in the shipping office once more.
To put things away and complete all their chores
When what to our listening ears did we hear?
Noises and music and a pa More...
Skippers can get a bit homesick out here in the Jungle this
time of year. I am hoping a shipment of decorations arrive from home. We
can put them up throughout the boathouse along with some that we have been
working on ourselves. Maybe we can bring a little holiday spirit to the Jungle.
There are kids that won't sleep tonight because they are going to Disneyland tomorrow:
My boat was tied off and the skilled Boat-Loaders
started assisting eager passengers through the doors. The first one aboard was
a young boy about 8 years old. He ran quickly to the front of the boat and scooted very close and started talking and asking questions. He was followed by
a few other young fri More...
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Cool pin up for grabs (I don't collect pins). CM exclusive (I believe). Comment and I will pick a name tomorrow night.
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.”