Saturday, December 6, 2008

Tokyo Disneyland Christmas Season Update - by Paul Hsu

Thanks to Paul Hsu, Disney and more contributor in Tokyo, here is a great Tokyo Disneyland Christmas Season update. It's still Tokyo Disneyland 25th anniversary, and as usual with the Japanese, when they do something, they do it well.

We will begin by pictures of the entrance and the World Bazaar - Tokyo Disneyland's Main Street - where are most of the Christmas decorations.

On Cinderella Castle Plaza, guests can find other Christmas elements with Mickey and Donald.

It's a small world facade at night.

When night fall, everybody is coming in front of Cinderella Castle...

...for the spectacular "Mickey's Jolly Snow Time" Christmas show

Here is a Youtube video of this night time extravaganza - Mickey's Jolly Snow Time - thanks to shupop

Please note that you can watch the videos below in high quality on Youtube. Double click on each of them to watch them on the Youtube site, and once on the site, click on "watch this video in high quality".

Let's end this TDL report with two Youtube videos of the christmas 2008 Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade Dreamlights, thanks to mikkyland. I wish we had these incredible Electrical Parade floats at DLP!

Be sure to comeback tomorrow for the awaited Tokyo Disneyland Monsters Inc Ride and Go Seek article!

All pictures: copyright Paul Hsu

Youtube videos: copyright shupop and mikkyland
Editor's Note: That's it, the big Disneyland Paris Christmas Season update - almost 75 high-res pictures - is now on line!
Be sure to come back also on Monday for the Tokyo Disneyland Christmas season update!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Disneyland Paris Christmas Season Update

Here is the awaited Disneyland Paris Christmas update, and it's a big one. All pictures as usual are in high-res wallpaper size, so don't hesitate to double-click on each to see them in big size. Let's go!

The weather was so and so the day the pictures were shoot, but the sun came back in the afternon. Let's begin by pictures of the entrance and Main Street. The first picture is a panoramic picture i took with my IPhone using a wonderful Iphone application called "Panorama". If you own an IPhone, i highly recommand it to you. There is not a lot of people on the picture but it's because at that time of the day guests are in other parts of the park!

First, pictures of Town Square and Main Street U.S.A

Let's move inside Frontierland where guests can meet Santa Claus at the Woody Round-up and enjoy a country music orchestra at the Cowboy Cookout Barbecue.

We are now moving to Fantasyland where guests can walk through the Christmas village located near the Old Mill. Good news, in the meantime the sun came back and the sky was blue again.

A cool cast member at "Le Coffre a jouets" little shop where you can find some Wall-E robotic figures. If you see him, give him my best regards.

There is a place in the park where it's Christmas all year long: inside Sleeping Beauty Castle Christmas shop.

If you're wondering where were the guests during that day, well, here they are, watching the late afternoon Christmas parade!

As usual with Christmas decorations, it's when the night fall that it becomes magical...

A salute to the team of the City Hall on Town Square. It don't looks like, but this is a rare picture, not because they're all together, but because there is no guests asking for informations, and it's the first time i saw City Hall with no guests at all!

Don't go away, as it's not over yet! We are now moving to the Walt Disney Studios! Most of the Christmas decorations are located at the entrance.

What is great during winter is that the night is falling before closing time, so it's the perfect time of the year to enjoy the beautiful lighting of Hollywood Boulevard and Tower of terror.

O-kay, that should do it for today. This is the end of the DLP Christmas update, be sure to come back on monday for the Tokyo Disneyland Christmas update!

All pictures: copyright Disney and more