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Disneyland Resort Trip Photo Update!
DisneyDan  Wednesday, August 1, 2012 2:55:54 AM
Hi all!

We are back from our amazing trip to Disneyland in California!

There are a lot of updates to come, but I just wanted to share some pictures that were
posted to our Facebook page while we were there, in case you don't use Facebook,
or missed our posts for some reason.  [ Read More... ]
And we're off! Again!
DisneyDan  Tuesday, July 24, 2012 1:09:52 PM
Hi all,

Just to let you know that we are off on our travels again this evening!
We'll be at Disneyland in California for 5 days starting tomorrow (Wednesday), so be sure to follow our live updates from the Parks on our Facebook and Twitter pages!

There will of course be full updates here on the blog, when we return next week.

All the best,

Rapunzel now at TDL, Grizzly Gulch opens, DLP Halloween info, site updates and more!
DisneyDan  Sunday, July 22, 2012 6:00:45 AM
Hi all!
Sorry that it has been a few days since a proper update.
I have been very busy with getting ready to move house, preparing for our trip to Disneyland this week, and a whole lot of other things that basically get in the way!
We do actually try to keep up to date on our forums, and our members there often post news before I get chance to blog about it; so be sure to join our friendly forum to get the most out of Character Central!

Ok so to the news!
Tokyo Disneyland have finally added Rapunzel and Flynn as meet 'n' greet characters, which means that Rapunzel can now be met at all five resorts worldwide!
Disneyland celebrated it's 57th birthday last week, and there was a small ceremony in Town Square. Here's a link to a video of the occasion.
Hong Kong Disneyland's newest land opened last week. Grizzly Gulch features a new take on the Frontierland concept, with a new attraction that is a unique take on Big Thunder.
Of course characters now meet there, and guests can meet Mickey, Minnie, Chip and Dale in brand new Western outfits. Koda and Kenai also meet there.
Over in Disneyland Paris they released their press information for Halloween Season this year.
I had already said previously here on the blog that people should expect the Mickey's Trick or Treat in the Street to return, and I was right!
Goofy will have a new Halloween location in Town Square, and will be themed around the Goody Candy Co concept which they have in the US.
The Villains will of course be back, but in Fantasyland, and Jack and Sally will return as usual, this year near Phantom Manor.
The Soirée sadly will not be getting a replacement show because of the loss of Central Plaza Stage, but Disney Dreams! will be run instead (which can of course be seen any night of the year).
I haven't heard of any more changes to the Soirée, so hopefully all the other weird French entertainment, performers and characters will return as usual.
There is one last thing for Halloween, but it is linked with a recent event too.
We all know that Duffy the Disney Bear has never been popular at any park except Tokyo, despite the fact that he continues to be pushed everywhere. Well, despite the US pushing him ever forward, Paris actually decided last week (unofficially I guess) to drop him!
Now, instead of Duffy at the Boarding House in Town Square, any other main character (usually a Big 8 or Pooh pals) appears if they decide to do that, at any given point (Duffy might still appear, but it is less likely now).
What we have heard though is that Duffy will be back full time for the Halloween Season in a Halloween outfit. I wonder if it will be the same as the US Parks outfit?
I think that's everything for the news today!

A couple of things here at Character Central before I go.
First off, and I hate to write this sort of thing but needs must, I have seen on a number of occasions again recently people copying our work. Whether that be pictures and even my blog posts. Please do not do this. We work hard - and unpaid! - at this to bring you the best character website on the Internet, and it is so disappointing that people can't even be bothered to link back to us or credit us. Groan over!
Second, we have been working really hard to get some great new content up on the site ready for our relaunch, and we are really pleased with how it is all going! I know some of you have asked us on the forums when you can expect to see the new version of the site, and at the moment all I can say is, just be patient and it'll come soon enough!
Thirdly, we are off to Disneyland in California on Wednesday, and as always - where possible - we will be updating throughout our trip with pictures and more on our Facebook page and Twitter. So be sure to follow us there!
Finally, we are still trying to reach our goal of 2000 Likes on our Facebook page, and when we do, we'll be running another great prize giveaway! So get sharing our page with all your friends!

All the best,

Disneyland Paris 20th Anniversary Trip Report!
DisneyDan  Tuesday, April 17, 2012 8:34:07 AM
Hi all!

We are finally back from our crazy 9 day trip to Disneyland Paris to celebrate the launch of their 20th anniversary, and WOW what a time we had!
I'm sure a lot of you have been following our adventures on our Facebook page where we were posting regular character picture updates, as well as the two blogs I managed to make (here on the blog). We also were on Twitter, but I don't use that so much, so Facebook was definitely the place to be for updates!
To be honest I don't even know where to begin with how absolutely FANTASTIC the events were for their birthday.
Of course throughout the 20th celebrations they are running the new anniversary version of the parade, there is the character meet 'n' greet train with the VIPS in their special costumes, the BREATHTAKING Disney Dreams! show and the decorations and merchandise throughout the park.
But, the big day itself saw an unprecedented number of special shows and character greetings that simply blew us away.
The day started with Euro Disney President Philippe Gas giving a welcome speech at the foot of Main Street USA in Town Square.
After he had finished, he stepped aside from the podium and Mickey came to greet him in his new 20th outfit.  [ Read More... ]
Disney Dreams... they really DO come true!
DisneyDan  Monday, April 9, 2012 9:52:00 AM
Hi all LIVE from Disneyland Paris!

I wanted to share this picture with you of the awesome new Disney Dreams show at Disneyland Paris.
Of course, no characters involved, but this is way off the scale to not be showcased here!

We have seen it 5 times so far, and depending on weather, we should see it another 5 or 6 times in the next two weeks (including our second trip here in 2 weeks time).
We of course will have MANY more pictures to come of all our adventures, but wanted to share this for now :)

Be sure to check our Facebook page out as we have been posting a lot of LIVE character updates and photos there!

DLP April 2012 - Disney Dreams!

And we're off! (AGAIN!)
DisneyDan  Thursday, April 5, 2012 12:11:23 PM
Hi all,

Once again we'll be off on our travels tomorrow to Disneyland Paris to celebrate their 20th anniversary.
We will be there until next Sunday, so just over a week.
While we're there we hope to keep you updated via our Twitter and Facebook pages as usual, so be sure to check those daily.

We will be attending some very special happenings for the 20th, so stay tuned for all of that!

One last thing before I go; earlier in the week we teased you with some information about a brand new competition we will be holding here at Character Central.
To be in with a chance of winning a fantastic 20th Anniversary prize package from Disneyland Paris, all you need to do is join our friendly Character Forums and make at least 10 posts in the next 3 weeks (by April 30th).
You can reply to any subject already in discussion, or maybe start you own!
It's free and easy to join, and you could win a prize!

Ok, that's all for now - you'll hear more from us once we arrive in Paris!

We're back!
DisneyDan  Thursday, June 16, 2011 11:24:47 AM

Hi all,

We're back from our awesome trip to Disneyland Paris and Disneyland California. We had the time of our lives, and cannot wait to share with you all the fantastic character experiences we had!

Stay tuned over the next couple of days for some really cool updates!


We're back from our trip!
disneydan  Monday, April 18, 2011 7:23:23 AM

Hi all!

Just to let you know we are back from our Walt Disney World trip. We had a fabulous time as always, and just want to thank all our wonderful Cast Member friends who helped us out and made it that little bit more magical.

This week I hope to start processing my photos and start getting some up on the site, as well as some updates to location pages and character greeting information, based on what we saw this trip.

Ok, that's all for now,


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