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A Socially Distanced Halloween at the Magic Kingdom, Part One - Mickey and Friends
DisneyDan  Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:57:46 AM
Hello everyone,

Things look a little different this year for Halloween season at Walt Disney World. We have seen the cancellation of Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, along with drastically reduced operations across Walt Disney World. Gone are the days of visiting the hotel resorts to see the pumpkins and decor, and meeting characters on Halloween night at all the hotels; shelved is the Headless Horseman 5K at Fort Wilderness, and the Headless Horseman movie night event (also at Fort Wilderness); we've even lost those awful pumpkin-scarecrows that used to haunt us every year on Main Street! We've lost a lot of really cool things due to this ongoing pandemic, but there was one small bright spark of light to come out of it all. Now, during regular daily operations at the Magic Kingdom, we can see some of our favourite Disney characters in various spooky Halloween offerings. These offerings include a Mickey and friends cavalcade, a Pooh and friends trolley, a Nightmare Before Christmas cavalcade, a Villains cavalcade, the Cadaver Dans, and various greetings (Main Street Station, Rivers of America, and the Crystal Palace).

I thought I would make a few blog posts to share with you the Halloween spirit that has overtaken the Magic Kingdom, starting here with Mickey and friends. You can see Mickey and his pals intermittently throughout the day either up on Main Street Station, waving to guests below and posing for selfies, or riding through the park in a festive cavalcade. Mickey and his pals are joined by the Sugar Rush Racers from Wreck-It-Ralph, some pirates, Haunted Mansion ballroom dancers, and some Haunted Mansion gravediggers.

So, without any further commentary, here's a selection of   [ Read More... ]
Donald's Dino-Bash! at Disney's Animal Kingdom - A Report, May 2018
DisneyDan  Friday, June 1, 2018 10:46:31 AM
Hello everyone,

Last weekend was the debut of the brand new Donald's Dino-Bash! festivities in Dinoland USA, at Disney's Animal Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. We were there for the opening of the event, so I wanted to share it all with you here.

Let's start with taking at look at some of the decor, before we move on to PhotoPass, magic shots, food, the dance party, and of course the character greetings.

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Shanghai Disney Resort, September 2016 Trip Report - Part Two
DisneyDan  Tuesday, September 20, 2016 4:05:10 PM
Hello everyone,

In part one of this report on the Character Central blog, I shared with you our adventures around Shanghai Disney Resort, outside of the main theme park. I told you about the Disney hotels, Disneytown and other relevant areas. Over on the Two Lost Boys blog, I gave my account of arriving in Shanghai and visiting the Disney Store in the city. Now, in this part, we are going to step through the main gates of the park and discover the magic and wonder of Mickey Avenue!

There are a LOT of photos in this post, and I will be covering every last detail, including all the stores and restaurants, inside and out, character greetings and any other relevant information regarding Mickey Avenue.

So, let's kick off with the view you will see when arriving at the front entrance - a vast gray concourse, with security entrance lines, and the Steamboat Willie fountain.

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Happy 78th Birthday Daisy Duck!
DisneyDan  Friday, January 9, 2015 2:32:32 PM
Hello everyone,

Today, 9th January, is Daisy Duck’s 78th birthday! Daisy fist appeared in the 1937 Donald Duck short, Don Donald. Let’s celebrate with a cavalcade of pictures from our adventures with Daisy at the Disney Parks around the world!

Happy Birthday Daisy Duck!

Inventions Brunch - "Magic" theme

Disney's Spring Promenade

Easter Pre-Parade

Character fun at Pete's Silly Sideshow

A Table is Waiting

Surf's Up! Breakfast with Mickey & Friends

Character Couture - Daisy Duck
DisneyDan  Thursday, August 28, 2014 8:51:16 AM
Hello everyone,

Welcome to part 2 of this new mini-series here on the blog, focussing on character wardrobes from the Disney Parks and Resorts around the world.

The Disney Characters are the best dressed celebrities in the world, with an outfit for literally any occasion! Today I wanted to share with you some of the sassy Daisy Duck's collection. Part 1 was for Minnie Mouse, which you can see here.

Let's start with California, where Daisy visits guests at the PCH Grill for breakfast, wearing her bright pink floral dress.

Surf's Up! Breakfast with Mickey & Friends

In Florida she becomes Madame Daisy Fortuna in her gorgeous fortune teller's outfit for Pete's Silly Sideshow at the Magic Kingdom.

WDW Spring 2013 - Pete's Silly Sideshow

At Disneyland Paris she greets guests every day at the Walt Disney Studios, dressed ready to pose for the cameras on the red carpet.

Stars 'n' Cars Greeting

At Hong Kong Disneyland's Enchanted Garden, Daisy takes on a more humble role, with her cute apron tied around her, helping the chefs at this delightful restaurant.

HKDL July 2011 - Eating Breakfast with Mickey and Friends at the Enchanted Garden Restaurant

With exquisite boutiques and a quaint harbour, Mediterranean Harbor at Tokyo DisneySea is a glamourous place to shop, giving Daisy the perfect opportunity to wear the latest fashions.

TDR Oct 2012 - Meeting Daisy

When you sail aboard Disney Cruise Line, be sure to check your itinerary with the ocean's most glamourous cruise director, Daisy Duck!

Meeting Daisy Duck

Which one is your favourite?

You can vote for the next character to feature in our Character Couture collection by clicking here, and voting on our forum!

Advent Calendar - 12th December!
DisneyDan  Wednesday, December 12, 2012 12:29:10 PM
Today is the 12th of December (12/12/12!), so it is time to open the next magical door of our very special Character Central Advent Calendar!

Here we go!...

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Advent Calendar - 11th December!
DisneyDan  Tuesday, December 11, 2012 12:31:39 PM
Today is the eleventh of December, so it is time to open the next door of our very special Character Central Advent Calendar!

Here we go!...

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Character Central Advent Calendar - 2nd December
DisneyDan  Friday, December 2, 2011 11:13:32 AM

Today is the second of December, so lets see who is behind door number two of our Character Central Advent Calendar!

Click to see who is waiting today!...  [ Read More... ]
Character News and Updates From Around the Web - Toyko Summer and Halloween Cancelled! Phineas and Ferb pushed back AGAIN! and much more!
DisneyDan  Monday, May 9, 2011 10:11:46 AM

Hi all,

The big news this weekend of course was the premier of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides at the Disneyland Resort in California. As I already pointed out yesterday, Loren was there right on the front line, and made a forum post about it here, including up close pictures of all the stars! Be sure to check it out! His report also includes some character updates.  [ Read More... ]

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