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Disneyland After Dark 90s Nite - Thoughts and Opinions
DisneyDan  Friday, January 4, 2019 11:19:43 AM
Hello everyone,

Today I wanted to share with you all my personal thoughts on the upcoming 90s Nite at Disneyland park at the Disneyland Resort in California.

Since Disney announced the night, and subsequently put tickets on sale - which have since sold out - there has been much speculation online about what to expect from the event. I see a lot of people posting on social media about all sorts of crazy characters that they some how expect to appear, but honestly, I think we need to just be a little realistic. I, and I am sure many of you, would rather be surprised than disappointed.

First of all, I want to make it clear that while this is an opinion piece, I am not deliberately trying to be negative - I want to be objective and point out some key factors involved here.

First of all, this event is a four hour event that cost $99 per person. That's about what the Halloween parties cost. It should be repeated again that this is a four hour event, from 9pm until 1am.

For $99 it isn't going to be all out extravagance. You have to figure that some of that money will not go towards characters. Disney has said there will be merchandise and food offerings, as well as special fireworks and themed backdrops. There will also be a collectable Indiana Jones card, a free guidemap, a free fanny pack, and a free Disney Afternoon map. These things cost money to produce, and whilst merch and food items will be at an extra cost to guests, there is no guarantee to Disney anyone will buy them - the initial outlay for these items has to come from somewhere. They won't purely rely on sheer hope that someone will buy them. So, already we have money out of our ticket price for specially produced fireworks, the free items, food offerings and merch items.

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A Walk Through the Parks, February and March 2017
DisneyDan  Tuesday, April 11, 2017 1:55:03 PM
Hello everyone,

As Jon and I spend an increasing amount of time at the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks, I find it correspondingly redundant to post "trip reports", in the more traditional sense. You may have noticed that, for example, recently I posted a stand alone review of the Garden Grill, a report on meeting the stars of Cars 3, and my report on the DVC Moonlight Magic event here on Character Central, and over on Two Lost Boys, my review of Flower and Garden 2017 at Epcot. I thought that it would be nice to share the more "generic" things we saw, too, over the past two months, and so decided to make this report more of a round-up of multiple visits, rather than breaking it down into separate trip reports. We will actually be back at the parks again this week and next, and so you should expect to see a similar round-up and more specialised individual reports once I get around to doing them, too.

Let's start our February-March walk though the park with the Magic Kingdom.   [ Read More... ]
Character A to Z - A is for Aladdin and Abu!
DisneyDan  Monday, November 2, 2015 1:43:32 PM
Hello everyone,

In today's installment of our Character A to Z we take a photographic look at Aladdin and Abu.

The best of friends, Aladdin and Abu are always looking for adventure in Agrabah.

Let's take a look at some of our encounters with them at the Disney Parks around the world.   [ Read More... ]
Happy 20th Anniversary Aladdin!
DisneyDan  Sunday, November 11, 2012 12:23:13 PM
Twenty years ago today, the Disney masterpiece Aladdin had it's world premiere in LA and New York!

Featuring what are now some of the best loved Disney songs, and characters that won the hearts of millions, Aladdin has been a firm fan favourite since it's release.

From street rat to prince, with the help of genie, a magic carpet and his pet monkey, Aladdin defeats the evil Jafar and restores order to the kingdom, winning the heart of the Sultan's daughter.

Aladdin and all the gang are here to celebrate in our picture cavalcade tribute!

Happy 20th Anniversary Aladdin and friends (and his enemy Jafar!).

Meeting Aladdin and Friends at the Oasis

Disney's Aladdin - A Musical Spectacular

The Disney Villains Halloween Showtime

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade


Bon Fire Dance

A very special version of Disney's Stars 'n' Cars

Disney's Aladdin - A Musical Spectacular

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