Five and Dime

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The good olde days are back in Mickey’s Toontown where you can shop at the Five & Dime. Merchandise may change but generally you’ll find household items, candy, snacks, and stationery. Mickey’s Toontown is full of vibrant primary colors which give it a sunshine day kind of feeling. Disneyland, Anaheim, California
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Disneyland Paris – Frontierland — Part 3 — Big Thunder Mountain and the Riverboats

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Big Thunder Mountain As with all Disney attractions, your journey on Big Thunder Mountain starts with the queue – and in this case, a very detailed queue. The line twists and turns around rusting mining equipment, amusing signs, and dilapidated buildings. Periodically, a mine train rolls by. Eventually you reach the boarding area and your … Continue reading "Disneyland Paris – Frontierland — Part 3 — Big Thunder Mountain and the Riverboats"
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Disneyland Paris – Frontierland — Part 2 — The Outskirts of Town

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Frontierland can be divided into two sections, the town of Thunder Mesa, and the more rural, backwoods section. In my previous blog I discussed Thunder Mesa. Here I will talk about the outskirts of town. Let’s start with the Pocahontas Indian Village. This is a children’s play area with a Native American theme. Kids can … Continue reading "Disneyland Paris – Frontierland — Part 2 — The Outskirts of Town"
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Disneyland Paris – Frontierland — Part 1 — Thunder Mesa

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Frontierland – Part 1 – Thunder Mesa Moving clockwise from the end of Main Street, Frontierland is the first land you come to. You enter the Wild West by walking through Fort Comstock. But before you do, be sure to check out the Native American encampment just outside its gates. A nearby babbling brook and … Continue reading "Disneyland Paris – Frontierland — Part 1 — Thunder Mesa"
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Disney’s California Food and Wine Festival 2009

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Disney’s California Food and Wine Festival 2009, one of my favorite annual events, will be back in 2009 with a longer run and an expanded slate of “Signature” events. This year’s Festival is six weeks long, from April 24-June 7, with events held daily. There will be over 600 complimentary demonstrations – everything from cooking … Continue reading "Disney’s California Food and Wine Festival 2009"
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Disneyland Paris – The Hub and Sleeping Beauty Castle

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One thing that’s a little different about the Disneyland Paris’ Hub is the lands that radiate from it are set further back than at other Magic Kingdoms. In other words, Frontierland, Adventureland, and Discoveryland really aren’t all that visible from The Hub. This allows the area to maintain its Victorian theming without contrasting architectures intruding … Continue reading "Disneyland Paris – The Hub and Sleeping Beauty Castle"
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Disneyland Paris – Main Street Part 3

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Main Street Part 3 In my last blog I discussed the Town Square section of Main Street. Today I’m going to talk about the rest of this Victorian thoroughfare. However, I’m not going to describe things in any particular order. I’m just going to pick some points of interest that appeal to me. Let’s start … Continue reading "Disneyland Paris – Main Street Part 3"
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“it’s a small world” Returns to Disneyland

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The “it’s a small world” attraction at Disneyland underwent a long rehab in 2008 – it closed in January and didn’t reopen until November. When it did reopen, it was in the holiday configuration, so some of the changes were not yet in place. The most controversial change seemed to be the proposed addition of … Continue reading "“it’s a small world” Returns to Disneyland"
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‘it’s a small world’ Returns To Disneyland With New Magic

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‘What Will You Celebrate’ Kicks Into High Gear This Spring at Disneyland Resort; Special Vacation Packages Add Value Now Through April Anaheim, CA / FEBRUARY 5, 2009 /PRNewswire/ – A favorite Disneyland attraction returns to Fantasyland, Friday, Feb. 6, when “it’s a small world” opens with some new storytelling magic. With the premiere of a … Continue reading "‘it’s a small world’ Returns To Disneyland With New Magic"
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Disneyland Paris Main Street – Part 2 – Town Square

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Town Square is the first area you come to when entering Main Street U.S.A.. Here you’ll find a number of “public” buildings like the Train Station, City Hall, and the Transportation Company. The following picture was taken from the second story of the Train Station. When the original Disneyland was being built in California, a … Continue reading "Disneyland Paris Main Street – Part 2 – Town Square"
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