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Shanghai Disney Resort, September 2016 Trip Report - Part Three
DisneyDan  Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:23:14 PM
Hello everyone,

So far in my ongoing report on our trip to Shanghai we have taken a detailed look at the following (titles are clickable links that will take you to those entries):

Shanghai, September 2016 Trip Report on Two Lost Boys
I shared my experience travelling to Shanghai, arriving at the airport, getting to the resort, and then visiting the Disney Store in the city.

Shanghai Disney Resort, September 2016 Trip Report - Part One on Character Central
In part one of my main Disney report I shared with you all of our experiences at the two Shanghai Disney Resort hotels, Disneytown, and character dining at Lumiere's Kitchen.

Shanghai Disney Resort, September 2016 Trip Report - Part Two on Character Central
In this report I took an in-depth look at Mickey Avenue, with over 230 photos of all the details on the little entrance street to the park.

In this next part I am going to share with you my photos and thoughts on the Gardens of Imagination, Mickey's Storybook Express parade, the Golden Fairytale Fanfare castle show, and the Ignite the Dream nighttime spectacular.

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Walt Disney World Photo Trip Report, October 2015 - Part 1
DisneyDan  Sunday, October 18, 2015 12:41:52 PM
Hello everyone,

Last week Jon and I spent three days in Walt Disney World to experience Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival and Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom. In this first part of this report I will cover everything except Mickey's Not So Scary, as there are so many photos from that, it deserves a report of its own.

Let's start with Epcot, and the Food and Wine Festival.   [ Read More... ]
Happy 86th Birthday Mickey and Minnie Mouse!
DisneyDan  Tuesday, November 18, 2014 10:52:21 AM
Hello everyone,

Today is the 86th birthday of the two most famous mice in the world, Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

On 18th November 1928, Walt Disney's Steamboat Willie debuted to the public, and stars were born.

Without Mickey and Minnie, we wouldn't have the Disney company that we have today. For that we are eternally grateful to Walt Disney, and of course Mickey and Minnie, and look forward to many more decades of fun and laughter with them.

Happy 86th Birthday Mickey and Minnie!

In our usual style, here's a photo cavalcade of some of the magical adventures we've had with Mickey and Minnie at the Disney Parks and Resorts over the years.

Disney's Hotel New York New Year's Eve Character Dinner

Mickey and Minnie Mouse

End of Summer Party at the Pier

Meeting Mickey and Minnie

Inventions Brunch - "Magic" theme

Mickey and Minnie's Polynesian Paradise

Mickey and Company at the Diamond Horseshoe

Springtime Surprise

Valentine's Magical Moment

Valentine's Day Magical Moment

Happy Birthday Mickey and Minnie!

Hello from the US Virgin Islands and our Disney Cruise!
DisneyDan  Wednesday, February 29, 2012 7:07:39 AM
Hi all!

I just thought I would post an update live from our second port of call, Charlotte Amalie in the US Virgin Islands!
Here is a cute picture from the excellent Pirates in the Caribbean Night, last night aboard our ship, the Disney Magic.

More updates later in the week!

Pirate Mickey and Minnie

20th Anniversary Character updates for Disneyland Paris and more!
DisneyDan  Sunday, February 12, 2012 10:58:38 AM
Hi all,

Not much again on the news front, but let's take a look at some of the things I've heard this week regarding DLP's 20th Anniversary.

The new version of the Character Express, as expected will feature the VIPs in their new sorcerer outfits, but surprisingly the train will feature Mickey Mouse, as well as the increasingly uncommon Clarice!
In all previous incarnations of the train Mickey has not featured - he is the Big Cheese - you have to make the special effort to go meet him on Main Street (or soon at his new home in Fantasyland, which I'll come to in a minute...).
It is great to hear that they will be making scheduled stops in Central Plaza and the whole gang will be there, including Clarice, and we really look forward to seeing them all in April for the 20th Anniversary!

Above, I mentioned Mickey's meet 'n' greet. As we all know by now, he is moving into the former Fantasy Festival Stage at the back of Fantasyland. We now hear that this has been delayed a bit, and will not open right at the start of the 20th celebrations, but is more likely to be May (which means we'll see it for the first time in June).

DLR Today posted this article suggesting that the new version of the parade will begin soft openings from the 26th March! Of course this could mean that some elements are not yet complete, or may not even run the new version at all some days from then 'til official launch, but nonetheless, if you're there at the end of March you should be i nfor an early 20th treat!

Finally, you might want to check out my latest in my special article series revealing the top 10 places at the Disney Parks and Resorts for meeting characters.

Ok, that's all for now,


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