Showing newest 6 of 13 posts from March 2011. Show older posts
Showing newest 6 of 13 posts from March 2011. Show older posts

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wordless Wednesday -Random Photos Around Disneyland

The Cell Phone Series
All photos taken this week. 

Which one is your favorite? 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Let's Go! With Jake and The Never Land Pirates... Disney Junior Live on Stage at Disney California Adventure

Disney Junior Live on Stage officially opens this Friday March 25, 2011 at Disney California Adventure, but my little one and I got a preview while at the park today. Take a look...
A new marquee for Disney Junior Live on Stage.
 The show is exactly the same as when it was Playhouse Disney, but this time Jake and The Never Land Pirates take the place of My Friends Tigger and Pooh.
For those of you who never got a chance to see it before, the show is based around Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Mickey, Goofy, Donald, and Daisy all prepare a surprise birthday party for Minnie. Along the way Handy Manny, Little Einsteins, and Jake and the Never Land Pirates inspire each of the Clubhouse gang in the preparation for the party. With each short story from your favorite Disney Junior shows comes songs and audience interaction. 
Which brings me to Jake and The Never Land Pirates. If you are a fan of the show as we are, then you will love this section of the show. 
 We get introduced to everyone with the opening theme song of the show. It's hard to not bop along, okay I'll admit it, I sang along too. 
We then watch Jake, Izzy, Cubby, and Skully seek out Captain Hook and Mr. Smee to get back their stolen treasure chest. The audience is then asked to help chase the villains away by making crocodile chomps with their arms. 
Once the treasure chest is recovered, everyone is awarded with gold doubloons that fall from the sky. 

The new addition to the show fits in perfectly, and I think is actually more fun. I am a little biased though... I may not be Jake and The Never Land Pirates target audience, but I do love the show too. 

The whole show is just under 25 mins and everyone sits on the ground (there are a few benches along the walls for adults).
Don't forget, the show officially opens this Friday March 25, but if you are in the park before then,  check to see if they will be doing some more soft openings. 

Monday, March 21, 2011

ABC Disney Photo Theme: The Letter E is for...

I'm back for another week of ABC Disney Weekly Photo Theme. This time around I'm making it short and sweet. Today's letter is "E". 
 E is for elephant! Did I surprise you with this elephant? 
Thanks to That Disney Blog for hosting the weekly theme. 

Friday, March 18, 2011

My Favorite Disneyland Attraction

Welcome to the first stop aboard Magical Blogorail Red.  Enjoy the ride as we share with you our favorite Disney attraction!  

If you would have asked me a couple years ago what my favorite Disneyland attraction was, I probably would have said Indiana Jones Adventure or Space Mountain, but now that I am a mom of a two year old I see Disneyland in a whole new light. 

Once upon a time I went on rides for thrills, but now I go on rides that bring happiness to my son. Watching him get excited about going on a favorite ride of his, seeing his enthusiastic tippy toe dance to the line, and hearing him call out the name of the ride we are going on, brings such warm happiness to my heart. I appreciate Disneyland more now then I ever have, and I cling on to these memories I am building with him because they won't last forever. Even at two years old, I am finding out that he is growing up too fast. 
I have many favorite rides currently that I like to go on with my son, but my absolute favorite is Casey Jr.  Circus Train. 
I like going through Storybook Land, and watching the Storybook Canal Boats floating by beneath us, while making a trip around all of the miniature villages and castles. 
I like seeing all the miniature trees in London Park from Peter Pan as we cruise by, especially when a giant duck is taking a rest in the middle of the pathway.  
Did I mention you get a great view of the Matterhorn in the background too? 
What makes the ride extra special is that it's an original Disneyland Park attraction from 1955!
All the little details are so fun to look at while driving by.
Many people love sitting in the cages like wild animals or monkeys, but my favorite spot is the caboose. 
"As we like to say to the animals, that's the end of the lionnnn".

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Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is A World View.
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

2nd Stop ~ A World View
3rd Stop ~ WDW Backstage
Final Stop  ~ My Dreams of Disney

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wordless Wednesday -Random Photos Around Disneyland

The Cell Phone Series
All Photos taken in the last week. 

Which one is your favorite?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Close-Up Of The Little Mermaid- Ariel's Undersea Adventure

As the June 3rd opening date for the Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure at Disney California Adventure approaches, Disney is quickly working on finishing touches. Just this weekend the scaffolding was removed from the front of the attraction to reveal a beautiful archway. 

I love the detailing of the scalloped seashells, the bubbles around all the mermaids, and all the light bulbs evenly spaced throughout. 
This is going to be spectacular when lit at night. I also think they did a beautiful job with the window. The wave of the glass and the metal work really gives the effect of a wave. I already feel like I'm approaching the sea.
It is nice to see King Triton in his new home. It looks as if he was made just for this attraction. His former home was the Ariel meet-and-greet area which is now Pixie Hollow. 

Watch this video from the Disney Parks Blog to see King Triton being installed. 
All of the detail is just wonderful! 
Disney is getting the details down even to the metal work on the awning. I just love the bubbles, and I'm sure it will be home to a new hidden Mickey too!
Currently at Blue Sky Cellar, they have a model of the ride to give you an idea of what to expect.
Orange, marigold, or green clam shells, that sit 2-3 people, will take you into your undersea voyage.

This video shows the clams being unwrapped and installed in the attraction from Disney Parks Blog.
I just love this small display of Ursula inside Blue Sky Cellar.
As if I wasn't already excited about the ride, last week the Disney Parks Blog posted their best video yet for the ride...  the revealing of Ursula! Not only do we get to see her being installed, but we also get a peek of her moving around at the Disney production facility in North Hollywood. 

Her fluid movements are so smooth, and without her undersea surroundings, she already looks like she is moving around in the water. Did you notice her eye and mouth movement too?! Wow!
If this is any indication on how the ride with be, we are in for a real treat!

Let me just say, that June 3rd opening date can't come soon enough.
What do you think? Are you excited too? 

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