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Disneyland Thanksgiving Banquet, November 2017 - A Photo Report
DisneyDan  Friday, March 16, 2018 3:10:34 PM
Hello everyone,

In my continued effort to catch up on my reports, today I am going to share with you my photos from our amazing experience at the Disneyland Resort Thanksgiving Banquet.

The Thanksgiving Banquet was held on Thanksgiving day, November 2017, at the Disneyland Hotel. The Banquet was held in one of the main ballrooms, and required pre-booking at least 60 days in advance.

The main reason for us wanting to attend this experience is because in previous years they have had some really neat characters. While we didn't get anyone super rare at this one, there was a really good number of characters in attendance, including many of our favourites.

The food was pretty good, and was buffet style. We did have a server who brought drinks and saw to any requests we had. The buffet food was pretty good, and while there wasn't anything amazing for vegetarians, there was enough for us to eat.

For the money we paid (and while I don't recall the exact cost right now, it was certainly less than $100 per person), it was exceptionally good value. The sheer number of characters and the amount of time we spent there (at least four hours!), and the quality and quantity of the food, made it well worth it. Regular character meals can easily cost upwards of $60 per person these days, and the fact there were
18 characters at this meal made it phenomenally good value.

My only complaint is that the character lines were long (you lined up, as opposed to them coming to you), and they rotated without guarantee who you would get - hence why we spent four hours there! It took us three attempts of standing in line to get Horace, which was a little frustrating. However, the backgrounds were really nice, and well themed for Thanksgiving/fall.

Since it was several months ago now, I won't say anything more - so please enjoy these photos!
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Happy 69th Anniversary Song of the South!
DisneyDan  Thursday, November 12, 2015 10:33:36 AM
Hello everyone,

Today is the 69th annviersary of the premiere of Disney's Song of the South. A film that has caused controversy over the years, Song of the South is not one that readily celebrated, however, the characters do appear at the Disney parks around the world. We love to meet the Brers, and so in my usual style, I thought I would share some of our favourite moments with them,   [ Read More... ]
Happy 67th Birthday Song of the South!
DisneyDan  Tuesday, November 12, 2013 2:22:03 PM
Today, November 12th, is the 67th anniversary of the premier of Walt Disney's Song of the South. It was shown at the Fox Theater in Atlanta in the presence of Walt Disney himself.

Telling the fables of old Uncle Remus, Song of the South brought to life colourful world of Br'er Rabbit and his Briar patch.
Song of the South is a much loved Disney Classic, but has sadly never been released on DVD, and was only ever on VHS for a short time in the UK, many years ago (I am fortunate enough to own a copy, and retain my video player for the sole purpose of being able to watch this rare tape!).

Fortunately, the Disney Parks around the world have welcomed Br'er Rabbit and his friends, and they have appeared in numerous parades and events throughout the years. Of course, we cannot forget that the beloved Disney attraction, Splash Mountain, is based on Song of the South, at Disneyland, Walt Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland.

So, in our usual Character Central style, here are those fuzzy critters in a photo cavalcade, to celebrate their big day!

Happy Birthday Song of the South!

Dream of the Frontier

Dream of the Frontier


Meeting Brer Rabbit and Brer Bear

Dream of the Frontier

Happy 66th Birthday Br'er Rabbit and the Briar Patch Critters!
DisneyDan  Monday, November 12, 2012 6:36:02 AM
Today is the 66th anniversary of the premier of Walt Disney's Song of the South.

A live action and animated film combined, it features Uncle Remus telling the story of the critters from the Briar Patch.

The Br'er Rabbit, Br'er Bear and Br'er Fox are increasingly difficult to find at the Disney Parks these days, but have decided to make a special appearance here today on the Character Central Blog in honour of their special day!

Happy 66th Birthday to Br'er Rabbit and all the animals of the Briar Patch! May you forever inspire us to find our own Laughing Places to fill our lives with fun and laughter!

Meeting Brer Rabbit and Brer Bear

Brer Fox

Meeting Brer Rabbit and Brer Bear


Meeting Brer Rabbit

Brer Bear

Character Central Advent Calendar - 6th December
DisneyDan  Tuesday, December 6, 2011 11:28:10 AM

Today is the 6th of December, and so it is time to open the sixth door on our Character Central Advent Calendar!

Click to see who is behind today's door!...  [ Read More... ]

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