Disneyland Paris – Adventureland — Part 3 — Indiana Jones and Pirates of the Caribbean

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In the furthest reaches of Adventureland, intrepid explores can discover “Indiana Jones et le Temple du Péril.” Here you’ll find an abandoned temple decaying in the jungle. As you near the temple, a stone lion can be seen guarding the entrance. Continuing further into the underbrush, you pass the base camp used by the archeologists … Continue reading "Disneyland Paris – Adventureland — Part 3 — Indiana Jones and Pirates of the Caribbean"
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Disneyland Paris – Adventureland — Part 2 — Adventure Isle

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Disneyland Paris does not have a Tom Sawyer Island. It was decided that most Europeans were not familiar enough with Mark Twain’s writings to design an entire attraction around his stories. Instead, the Imagineers came up with Adventure Isle. Here, pirates and castaways are used as a backdrop for this colorful environment. This is a … Continue reading "Disneyland Paris – Adventureland — Part 2 — Adventure Isle"
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Update: Disney’s California Food and Wine Festival

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Registration for the “Signature Events” of this year’s Disney’s California Food and Wine Festival is now open on Disney’s web site: http://www.disneyland.com/foodandwine. We have all of the updated information on All Ears HERE They were pretty late in getting all of the event information out this year – prices didn’t go up until Monday, and … Continue reading "Update: Disney’s California Food and Wine Festival"
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Updated ‘Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln’ Will Return to Disneyland Later This Year

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Photo © Disney Disney Gallery Will Find a New Home In the Current ‘Bank of Main Street’ Hiatus for ‘Disneyland: The First 50 Magical Years’ Begins March 16 as Main Street Opera House Prepares For ‘Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln’ Homecoming ANAHEIM, Calif. (February 25, 2009) – A longtime favorite of Disneyland guests will return … Continue reading "Updated ‘Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln’ Will Return to Disneyland Later This Year"
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Disneyland Paris – Adventureland — Part 1 — General Area

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Just like Frontierland, Adventureland is set back from The Hub. Because of this, it is much less intrusive in this otherwise Victorian area. I’ve also mentioned that the transition between lands is remarkably seamless at Disneyland Paris. Here is a picture taken from Fantasyland, looking through a portal to Adventureland. If you study the photo … Continue reading "Disneyland Paris – Adventureland — Part 1 — General Area"
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Disneyland Paris – Frontierland — Part 4 — Phantom Manor

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Phantom Manor is Disneyland Paris’ version of the Haunted Mansion. It is neither better than nor inferior to its cousins around the world. It’s simply different. And these differences make it very intriguing for those of us familiar with the original version. Phantom Manor has a more complete storyline than the Haunted Mansion. It goes … Continue reading "Disneyland Paris – Frontierland — Part 4 — Phantom Manor"
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“it’s a small world” – Ride-through with Imagineer Kim Irvine

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The day before “it’s a small world” reopened at Disneyland, I had the opportunity to go on a ride-through of the attraction with Imagineer Kim Irvine, art director for the “small world” project. What follows is a transcript of Ms. Irvine’s comments while we were going through the attraction. (Ms. Irvine was asked what changes … Continue reading "“it’s a small world” – Ride-through with Imagineer Kim Irvine"
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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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