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Happy 60th Anniversary Disneyland!
DisneyDan  Friday, July 17, 2015 9:31:13 AM
Today is the 60th anniversary of the grand opening of Disneyland in Anaheim, California.

We have had many character filled adventures at Disneyland over the years, and so I am going to share with you some of our favourite moments.

For my non-character related tribute post, head over to our new Two Lost boys blog.

Happy 60th anniversary Disneyland!

Tangled show

Meeting Tinker Bell and Periwinkle

Having fun with Foulfellow, Anastasia and Drizella

The characters are ready for Santa to come!

Meeting Mickey and Minnie Mouse

Disneyland Resort DDE Closing Ceremony

Meeting the Princesses

Halloween Screams - A Villainous Surprise in the Skies Fireworks

Big Thunder Ranch Springtime Roundup fun

Magical

Meeting Ralph and Vanellope

Magical

Big Thunder Ranch Springtime Roundup fun

Soundsational

The Disneyland Band and Characters have fun at the Main Entrance

Meeting Captain America

Fantasmic!

Meeting Peter Pan and Wendy

Fantasmic!

A Christmas Fantasy Parade

Dan.
Photo Trip Report - Visiting the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank and the Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round
DisneyDan  Tuesday, April 14, 2015 7:17:02 PM
Hello everyone,

Yesterday I shared with you my trip report for our trip to Disneyland at the start of this month (April). I also now want to share with you a very special day we had while we were in California. We were very fortunate to be invited to visit the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank.

The Walt Disney Studios opened in stages between late 1939 and mid-1940, following on the from the success and profits of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Over the years, like anything - like the parks - the studio has grown and developed, adding to its rich history and success.

It was an amazing opportunity to walk around the studio lot and through some of the buildings that Walt Disney himself worked in during the early days of the company.

I won't say too much more about the studios, but will just share my photos from the day. I didn't have my DSLR with me as it's a working studio and corporate HQ, and I felt it a little inappropriate, so image resolution may not be at our usual standard. DSLR aside, I took a lot of photos though, so I am going to share as many as I feel reasonable, but just note that we saw much more - there is so much history there.

After you've scrolled through the studios photos, I shall share with you something special in Disney history in Griffith Park, and finally some photos of some Disney connections in Hollywood - both of which we also visited this trip.

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Disneyland Resort Photo Trip Report, April 2015 - including Springtime Roundup and much more!
DisneyDan  Monday, April 13, 2015 10:54:46 AM
Hello everyone,

At the start of April Jon and I spent nine full days in the Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland Resort in California.

I'm going to break this report down into themed areas of the parks, as we did so much in nine days, it's actually easier to group things together to ensure I don't forget, or even repeat anything.

You should be warned that this report is very photo-heavy, so if you have a slow connection you may want to save it for later.

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A Grand Circle Tour of the Magic Kingdoms of the World: Part 4 - The Kingdom of Dreams and Magic
DisneyDan  Thursday, February 19, 2015 4:02:20 PM
Hello everyone,

Welcome to part four of my grand circle tour of the Magic Kingdoms of the world. In this part we will take an in-depth look at Fantasyland. In case you missed the previous three parts of this tour, you can find them here:


This article features many photos, so be prepared if you are on a slower internet connection. This is going to be the longest of any of the parts in this tour, since Fantasyland at all the parks contains the highest number of attractions and other experiences, compared to any other land.
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Happy 14th Anniversary Disney California Adventure!
DisneyDan  Sunday, February 8, 2015 3:34:36 PM
Hello everyone,

Fourteen years ago today, the then-named Disney's California Adventure Park opened its doors for the first time. Since then, the park has undergone huge changes, eliminating entire lands and building new ones from scratch. It has probably undergone the largest transformation in the past 5 years alone than most parks have in their entire lifespans. Disney California Adventure, as it is today, is a tribute to the unending dream of Walt Disney, to keep moving forward and to continue to bring joy to people all around the world.

Let's take a look back at some of our favourite moments from the park over the years.

Disneyland Summer 2013 - Wandering through Condor Flats

Wandering thru Cars Land

Wandering thru Hollywood Land

Enjoying morning EMH in Cars Land before the masses arrive!

PIXAR Play Parade

World of Color

Meeting Olaf

Disneyland July 2012 - Cars Land at Night

Disneyland July 2012 - Wandering through Paradise Pier

Fun at DCA

Wandering thru Bugs Land

Christmas in Cars Land

Operation: Playtime!

Taking a trip on the Monorail

Disney California Adventure main entrance

Enjoying morning EMH in Cars Land before the masses arrive!

Mad T Party

The Esplanade early on a Sunday morning

DL Jan 2015 - Morning on Buena Vista St

DDE May 2013 - Aladdin A Musical Spectacular

DDE May 2013 - Radiator Springs Racers

End of Summer Party at the Pier

Wandering thru Bugs Land

Meeting Elsa and Anna

Wandering around Paradise Pier

Disneyland July 2012 - Heading back to DCA

Disneyland Summer 2013 - Wandering through Grizzly Peak Recreation Area

Disneyland Dec 2012 - World of Color

Disneyland Dec 2012 - The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure

Disneyland July 2012 - Carthay Circle at Night

Disneyland July 2012 - Cars Land at Night

Disneyland July 2012 - Monsters Inc. Mike & Sully to the Rescue!

Disneyland July 2012 - Wandering through Paradise Pier

Disneyland July 2012 - Cars Land first thing in the morning

Disneyland Aug 2009 - Sunshine Plaza

Disneyland July 2012 - Cars Land at Night

Disneyland July 2012 - Wandering through Paradise Pier

Meeting Oswald

Disneyland July 2012 - Wandering through Cars Land

Happy 14th anniversary Disney California Adventure!

Dan.
Disneyland Resort Photo Trip Report, January 2015 - including "Frozen Fun" and "Disney Viva Navidad"
DisneyDan  Friday, January 9, 2015 7:13:03 PM
Hello everyone,

Last weekend we were in Disneyland to see the end of their holiday offerings and the start of Frozen Fun.

This post is photo heavy so be warned if you have a slow connection speed!

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A Grand Circle Tour of the Magic Kingdoms of the World: Part 3 - The Wildest Ride in the Wilderness!
DisneyDan  Wednesday, December 17, 2014 4:01:07 PM
Hello everyone,

First of all I must apologise for the large gap between this post and the previous one in this series. We have had a huge amount of things happen in real life, and writing a large post like this unfortunately had to go on the back burner for a while. However, we are here now, and I am excited to finally present to you the third installment of our “Grand Circle Tour”, this time for Frontierland (and all its equivalents). In case you missed the previous parts, here they are again:

  • Part 1 - Main Street USA
  • Part 2 - Adventureland


  • In this edition I will be including Critter Country, Grizzly Gulch and Liberty Square at the various parks around the world. The reason for this is that they all share a common theme of the frontier and wilderness, and also because otherwise there would be nothing else to compare them to (for example, since there is only one Grizzly Gulch, that wouldn’t make for a very interesting article!).

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    Happy 87th Birthday Oswald the Lucky Rabbit!
    DisneyDan  Friday, September 5, 2014 6:45:02 AM
    Hello everyone,

    Today, 5th September, is the 87th anniversary of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit's debut in the United States.

    As we all know, sadly, Oswald was lost by Disney for many years due to an unfortunate set of circumstances. However, he was returned to the Walt Disney Company in 2006 thanks to Bob Iger, and has since found his permanent home at Tokyo DisneySea's American Waterfront. In nine days time Oswald will finally come home to the US when he makes his first ever greeting debut at Walt Disney's original Disneyland Resort, on Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure. Buena Vista Street is the perfect place for Oswald, as it is a monumental tribute to the early days of Walt Disney's career and his arrival in Hollywood.

    We can't wait to meet Oswald on Buena Vista Street, but we have met him in Tokyo, and so I want to share some of our pictures from our trip there in May (below). You can check out our dedicated Oswald the Lucky page that has many more pictures, here.

    Happy Birthday Oswald!

    Dan.

    Meeting Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

    Meeting Oswald the Lucky Rabbit for the first time!

    Meeting Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

    Meeting Oswald the Lucky Rabbit for the first time!

    Tokyo May 2014 - Meeting Oswald
    A Grand Circle Tour of the Magic Kingdoms of the World: Part 2 - The Rhythms of the Jungle
    DisneyDan  Wednesday, September 3, 2014 11:19:49 AM
    Hello everyone,

    In part 1 of our grand circle tour of the world's Magic Kingdoms, we toured Main Street USA and World Bazaar.
    In this second part we are going to adventure into the depths of Adventureland. For reasons that will become clear later, I'll also be including New Orleans Square in this tour.

    Before we begin, I just want to clarify the usage of certain names in this article. Some of you may dislike the fact I refer to each park by its location, but please bear in mind that when referring to “Disneyland”, there are actually four parks that carry that name in one way or another, and while I could type “Tokyo Disneyland”, for example, each time, it would be very time consuming. So, to avoid confusion, for the most part I will simply refer to each park by their physical location, to avoid any confusion (for example, Paris, for Disneyland Paris).

    Throughout this tour you will also discover that not everywhere has a comparable experience in the other Magic Kingdom style parks, but in fact sometimes lie in other parks. Although we are comparing Adventureland overall, you will find that I throw in other parks too, where necessary, in order to show the comparable experiences.

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    A Grand Circle Tour of the Magic Kingdoms of the World: Part 1 - Walking Right Down the Middle of Main Street USA
    DisneyDan  Tuesday, July 29, 2014 11:22:10 AM
    Hello everyone,

    I'm starting a new series here on the blog in which I aim to share my thoughts and experiences of the different lands of the Magic Kingdom style parks around the world. Think of it as the ultimate "grand circle tour of the Magic Kingdom", to coin a classic phrase!
    Of course, there will be many, many photos, so be warned, this post might take a while to load!

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