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November 2, 2011

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

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Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, 10/28/11.

From the Fun Wheel at DCA, a look at the construction progress in Cars Land.

Notice the back wall of the rock work taking shape.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

A closer look at the rock work.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Flo's now has all the air filter panels installed.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

The archway that will be the entrance to Cars Land from the Pacific Wharf is all patched and looks to be awaiting paint.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

A look at the radiator cap.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

More framing on the Cozy Cones is complete.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

In the background you can see the forms for the last two foundations of the cones and in the center the top of the steel for Sarge's Surplus.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Looking towards Cars Land from ground level.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11


Now a look from the Blue Sky Cellar area

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11


A closer look at the sign on the court house.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Mater's shack is looking more complete.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Christmas decorations are appearing around the parks. These at the entrance to Flik's Fun Fair.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

The Tower of Terror lobby in honor of Halloween weekend.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

I found it odd that the cart on the Backlot has Christmas merchandise already, even during ElecTRONica in the evening.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11


A look at detail on the Carthay Circle Theater.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

The new lights near the Pump House were on.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

From the monorail, a look over the walls at Buena Vista Street work.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Looking over towards Disneyland - where it has snowed since last week!

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

The Floral Mickey is back to normal, no more Halloween mask

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

A pumpkin patch was set up near ESPN Zone in Downtown Disney

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Construction at the Disneyland Hotel continues, with only a couple more weeks until it is supposed to be complete.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

The elevators are almost done, just some trim in the middle to finish.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Bell services is temporarily inside and down the end of the hallway past the gift shop.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

In front of the hotel the main entry way is torn up.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the gift shop.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

The railings are in place and awaiting paint near the new pool area.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

More landscaping and finishing touches have been added to the pool area.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11


There are flags on the directory signs now.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Moving over to Disneyland where they were setting up for Mickey's Halloween Party.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

The information desk and attraction wait times board was behind walls.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

A nice shot of the Castle with snow before the rest of the holiday lighting package is installed.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

"it's a small world" is closed for the Holiday overlay installation, and scheduled to open on November 11.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

One last look at the creatively carved pumpkins in the Big Thunder Ranch area.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11


The restrooms in New Orleans Square were closed.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Some of the currently available mouse ears in The Briar Patch.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Oogie Boogie is back at work at the popcorn cart (he was not there a couple of weeks ago).

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Pirates of the Caribbean is still under wraps, and scheduled to re-open on Thanksgiving.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Christmas has arrived in New Orleans Square.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11


Christmas merchandise in the Frontierland gift shop.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

The Big Thunder Trail is ready for the Halloween Party.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Some Castle photos.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11


At the end of Main Street there were party signs and Cast Members were checking wristbands.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11


The party crowd coming into the park.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Some random Main Street shots.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Back over to DCA for some nighttime photos. The new lights by the Pump House.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

The overhead Christmas lights were on in Flik's Fun Fair.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Hmm...there seems to be something missing here!

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 10/28/11

Hope you enjoyed this highlight tour of the Disneyland Resort. For additional photos and details from this trip you can check out the full Disneyland Update I posted on my site, http://disneygeek.com



November 8, 2011

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

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It was interesting being aboard the Disney Dream and getting a chance to experience some different restaurants than the have on the Magic and Wonder. The menus in Enchanted Garden and Royal Palace are somewhat different than what we've had before. It was also the first time we've done such a short cruise, so we didn't get some of the ship-wide menus that we've seen before, such as Captain's Gala, Golden Mickeys, and 'Til We Meet Again - the only ship-wide menu we had was on Pirate Night.

We had a really good serving team - our server was Tiziana from Italy, and our assistant server was Nue from Thailand. They were very efficient and really kept our meals moving, so we were finished in an hour and a half most of the time. It was nice NOT being among the last guests to leave the dining room for a change. On a shorter cruise like this one we wondered if the serving team would be able to learn our names and drink choices, etc. as well as they do on the longer cruises, but we were not disappointed, and they were terrific. As I have been doing on our last few cruises I took pictures of them in their costumes each night, so I'll show those as we go along.

One area where I was disappointed in the quality of service was when we dined in one of the table service restaurants for breakfast or lunch where we did NOT have our usual dining team. We had great service for lunch at Royal Palace one day, but otherwise our servers were not very good - it took a little too long after we sat down until we were approached with menus and for drink orders, we weren't offered drink refills, or pastries for breakfast, and they didn't come back in a timely fashion to ask if we needed anything else.

We had excellent service in Cabanas, though, including one server who went out of his way to track down real cream for Lee's coffee instead of the Coffeemate they serve there.

But on to the food!

It was almost 2:30 by the time we boarded the ship. Once we dropped our bags in our stateroom we went straight to Cabanas for their buffet. They had the typical embarkation day type of buffet - selections of hot and cold foods, peel-and-eat shrimp, bread, fruit, dessert. I didn't take any photos of my plate, but I enjoyed the potato leek soup and the shrimp.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

I was very intrigued by these sand castle sculptures on the walls - they depict the castles from all five Disney "Magic Kingdom" parks - Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disneyland, and Hong Kong Disneyland.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

One thing that's very different about Cabanas on the Dream as opposed to Topsiders and Beach Blanket Buffet on the Magic and Wonder is that at the back of the restaurant, instead of more serving stations, there is a bar all the way across.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

Dinner the first night was in the new Enchanted Garden restaurant. The theme is the gardens of Versailles, and during dinner the light changes from evening to sunset to night.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food


I started with the Heirloom Tomato Soup, with sour cream, crouton, and basil. It was very good, and it was nice and hot - sometimes by the time I've been served my soup on board the ships it's been only barely warm.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

Lee had the North Atlantic Lobster Ravioli. He really enjoyed this.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

We both had the Spinach and Raspberry Salad. It had fresh raspberries, pine nuts, and gorgonzola, and was a very good salad.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

For our entree we both went with Tiziana's recommendation and had the Pan Seared Sea Bass with fava beans and pea risotto with a chili glaze. It was excellent - the fish was moist and flavorful and the risotto was very good.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

My dessert was the Sweet Temptations, with Esterhazy Cake (almond meringue and layered pastry cream), Strawberry Cheesecake and Silky Dark Chocolate Mousse. The latter two are No Sugar Added desserts. The mousse was ok, but none of it was remarkable.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

Lee had the Banana Foster Sundae. Which was mostly a fancy name for a banana split, I think. But he likes bananas, so he thought it was good.


Here are Tiziana and Nue, along with another server who decided he wanted to be in the picture, too. :-) Tiziana reminds me of ice skater Katarina Witt - she said no one had told her that before. (But she didn't know who Katarina Witt was...I guess that's not surprising since she was probably not even born when Katarina was competing!)

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

On Monday morning we had breakfast at Royal Palace. This is such a beautiful restaurant! I love all of the marble, and wood, and velvet and brocade.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

And there's all the paintings of the different princesses on the walls.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

Lee had the Traditional Eggs Benedict - he'd never had Eggs Benedict before, and he thought it was ok - he doesn't really like cooked egg white, though.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

I wasn't that hungry so just had the Fresh Fruit and Yogurt. It was good, but I get really tired of melon and pineapple on cruises - berries with this would have been a lot better. This was one of the meals where we had service that was not really at the level that we expect.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

We were back in Royal Palace for dinner that night. it was optional dress-up night, and since Royal Palace is the most formal of the three restaurants, it was nice that our dining rotation worked out that way. Here are Tiziana and Nue - unfortunately I think these costumes make the servers look like military school cadets and are not very flattering to the women. :-(

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

My first course was Belle's French Onion Soup. This was excellent - it was hot and cheesy and really good.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

Lee had the Double Baked Spinach Souffle. This was more like a cheese souffle with a little spinach. :-) He enjoyed it - practically licked the plate clean.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

For the second course we both had the Royal Market Green Salad - it came with slices of peppered goat cheese which was a little different, but we both love goat cheese. I think this may have been my favorite salad of the week.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

My main course was the Roasted Wild Boar Tenderloin. This was served on a carrot and onion potato cake. I make a carrot and onion patty that is similar, and this was very good with the potato added. I can't say that the "wild boar" tasted any different to me than regular pork.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

Lee had the Royal Palace Aged Angus Grilled Beef Tenderloin and Lobster Medallions, served on snow peas and potatoes.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

My dessert was the Sweet Temptations, which included peanut butter mousse, creme brulee, and mango cheesecake. The creme brulee was the best of the three - the mango cheesecake really didn't have much mango flavor.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

Lee, not surprisingly, had the Tahitian Vanilla Creme Brulee. (He really likes creme brulee.) It's a very good creme brulee.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

One of the prettiest desserts was the Strawberry Short Cake Sundae that one of our tablemates ordered.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

Tuesday night was Pirate Night and we were in Animator's Palate. Because they have all the video screens in that restaurant they can theme it to Pirate Night, and they display concept art from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies and attraction, Peter Pan and Pirates Lair on Tom Sawyer Island.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food


My appetizer was the Pirates Golden Pot Stickers, which is a fried pork dumpling. It was good - about what I would expect.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

Lee tried Black Beard's Jumbo Crab Cake, and he enjoyed that - it had lots of crab.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

I also ordered The Buccaneer's Sun-Ripened Pineapple, which was a wedge of pineapple with orange glaze and coconut covered banana. It was very sweet but quite tasty.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

Lee tried the Jerk Chicken Salad - the description said it was strips of chicken, but instead it was served with one good-sized piece of chicken on top.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

My entree was the Treasures of the Seas Grilled Shrimp and Seared Scallops, without the scallops. It was served on a bed of pasta with a really yummy fresh tomato sauce. The pasta and sauce were good but the shrimp was very tough and almost inedible - there were three, and I only ate one of them.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

Lee ordered The Dutchmen's Dijon-Crusted Sirloin of Beef . It was very tender.

This is Captain Hook's Macadamia Nut-dusted Mahi Mahi - it also looked pretty good.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

And this is Jack Sparrow's Barbecue Marinated Beef Short Ribs.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

For dessert I had, what else, the Sweet Temptations. :-) This came with floating island, fruit cobbler, and rum covered chocolate cake. The floating island is meringue with fruit, and it was very good. The cobbler was supposed to be something other than apple, but all mine had it in was apple. I think I had only one bite of the chocolate cake - I didn't really find any tasty chocolate desserts on this cruise.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

Lee had the Rum Soaked Chocolate Cake.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

Tiziana and Nue had very nice pirate costumes that night!

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

One of the very best meals that we had was lunch on our at-sea day when we went to Royal Palace. We had excellent service, also.

I ordered the Shrimp Cocktail. The shrimp was very good and the cocktail sauce was tangy.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

Lee chose the Tomato and Basil Bruschetta, which we split. The pieces of bread were pretty small, and the bruschetta mix was more chopped onion than tomato, but it still tasted good.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

We both had the Mixed Field Greens, though for Lee it was an appetizer and for me it was an entree. It had chunks of feta cheese. It was also served with raspberry vinaigrette dressing - good thing we like that, because just about every salad we had came with that kind of dressing.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

I also tried the Chicken Consomme. It was chicken broth with thin strips of carrots and leeks, and it had a chicken dumpling in it. That wasn't quite what I expected, but it was very good, especially that particular day when it was windy and rainy outside.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

Lee ordered the Pan Seared Tilapia on a bed of cheese grits. I tried it and it was delicious - we both commented that this whole meal was one that we would have really enjoyed as part of a dinner menu.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

I didn't plan to have dessert but ended up trying the Chocolate Cake, and it was pretty good - the best chocolate dessert I had on the cruise. Rich and moist.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

Lee had the Viennese Apple Streudel. It was a a rather small piece, served with vanilla ice cream. He enjoyed it.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

For dinner we were in Animator's Palate. Thought it has the same name and similar decor, the dining experience is different than on the Magic and the Wonder - it's much more interactive. There are large video screens on the walls, and characters from Finding Nemo swim by during dinner and pay a visit to the diners. Crush is even able to interact with guests and ask them questions.

I think the dining experience depends on how close you are to one of the big video screens. We had one at the end of our table, so that was a good location, though since we didn't have any kids at our table, Crush spent almost no time with us. :-( He did pose for this photo, though. :-)

The Animator's Palate menu has not changed much over the almost three years that I have been traveling on the Disney Cruise line. It has my very favorite appetizer, which both Lee and I had, the Sesame-flavored Rock Shrimp and Caramelized Onion Cheesecake. This looks like dessert, but it's not sweet - it is very rich, though. Sometimes the shrimp is almost undetectable, but this definitely had shrimp in it - small pieces, since they are small shrimp (yeah, I guess "small shrimp" is redundant, isn't it?), but it gave it a nice flavor. It's still my favorite. :-)

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

We also had the Baked Potato and Cheddar Cheese Soup, which is another favorite. It was also nice and hot, like all the soups we had on this cruise. It's served with a little bit of bacon and chives. Mmm, mmm, good!

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

I branched out with a different entree on this menu, though - I usually get the Black Bean Chipotle Cakes, but the last time I had them they were waaaay too hot, so I went with Tiziana's recommendation - the Grilled Pacific Black Cod with sauteed morel mushrooms on a yellow split pea puree. This was just delicious! The cod was cooked perfectly and the split pea puree was also tasty (I scraped the mushrooms off :-) ). I would definitely order this again!

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

Lee ordered the Marinated Angus Beef Tenderloin, with wasabi mashed potatoes and tamarind barbecue sauce reduction. He enjoyed this - but I think he liked my cod even more. :-)

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

One of our tablemates had the Lemon-Thyme Marinated Organic Chicken Breast with sour cream mashed potatoes, roasted root vegetables and grain mustard jus. That looked pretty good and she enjoyed it.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

My dessert was the Crunchy Walnut Cake. This is certainly very chocolatey, but it's not my favorite.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

Lee had the Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

One of our tablemates ordered the Pineapple Financier - almond cake topped with pineapple and whipped cream.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

Another one ordered the most fun dessert of the evening - a Mickey Ice Cream Bar!

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

Here's our delightful serving team in their final night costumes - they don't seem to realize that there's a giant shark looming behind them...

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

We were back in Animator's Palate for breakfast on the final morning. There were a lot more people in the dining room than I usually see at breakfast, though there were only four of us at our table. I just ordered fruit and yogurt and granola, but Lee had the Route 66, with scrambled eggs, bacon, grilled ham, sausage, and hash browns.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food

One of our tablemates ordered the Chef's Farewell, which was an open-faced omelet with barbecued chicken, green peppers, onions and melted swiss cheese.

Disney Dream - October 2011 - The Food



November 13, 2011

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

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Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com visited the parks on Friday, November 11, 2011, the first day of the 2011 holiday season. Part 1 features photos from Disneyland, including special Veterans Day events, holiday decorations, and "it's a small world" Holiday.

The tram stop signs have been switched to Christmas.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

New holiday banners and signs in Downtown Disney.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

An interesting comparison.. here is the entrance to DCA...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

And the entrance to Disneyland.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Holiday decor at the Main Street train station.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Cast members at the turnstiles have new costumes.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


The tunnel poster has been updated for the holidays.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Mickey's Soundsational Parade is running through Sunday then "A Christmas Fantasy" starts on Monday.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

"Snow" on Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

New Orleans Square is very festive.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


The Blue Bayou and Pirates of the Caribbean are still closed.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Moving over to The Golden Horseshoe in Frontierland.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

The Golden Horseshoe tree.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Even with the garland the new railings still look off to me.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Some of the other Frontierland decorations.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


The Christmas tree in Town Square.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

In celebration of Veterans Day there was an expanded Flag Retreat. An honor guard with members representing all the services led the procession.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Cast Member Veterans followed.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


The Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band was a special participant.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

The Cast Members lined up on either side of the Train Station

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

The Dapper Dans in their patriotic outfits.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

As the anthem for each service was played the Cast Members paraded in.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


The flag is lowered.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Folding the flags

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

The band did a great drill to turn around.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


(Laura's note: If you'd like to see the ceremony, Jason has posted a video to youtube: http://youtu.be/mOo9WfG7Ssg)

Some lights on Sleeping Beauty Castle, but the full "Winter Castle" show doesn't start until November 14.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

"it's a small world" Holiday is open for the season.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Elvis is back.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Looks like the floor in the toy store next to "it's a small world" was redone

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


New trees in Toontown (I read they came from Florida). I was not impressed by them - I thought the old ones were better.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Oops.. one of the Os is missing.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


The Marine band was also doing a pre-parade set.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Nighttime holiday lights on Main Street.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

The gallery was closed preparing for a new exhibit - Trains of Disney - that opened on Saturday.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 1


Part 2 will include photos from Disney California Adventure and the Disneyland Hotel. For additional photos and details from this trip you can check out the full Disneyland Update I posted on my site, http://disneygeek.com



November 14, 2011

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

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Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com visited Disneyland on 11/11/11, the first day of the 2011 holiday season. Here in Part 2 are photos from Disney California Adventure, including the holiday decorations, the new Prep and Landing intro to World of Color and a construction update, as well as a look at the progress at the Disneyland Hotel.

Some holiday cheer on the new DCA entrance.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

The framing is moving along slowly on Buena Vista Street

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


A couple of trees outside of Guest Relations trailer.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


The concrete for the new rock face is moving along. Looks like only one more section to go.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

Santa as well as the tree are back in the same location as last year.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Duffy and his meet-and-greet area are ready for the holidays.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


From the Fun Wheel, a look at the construction area for Cars Land.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

Still no paint on this rock face, but it looks to be ready.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

The scaffolding is almost all gone.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


The outdoor seating area for Flo's is really taking shape.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2
Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

Looks like they are working on the signage for the store.

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Wires up on Maters

Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2

A wide shot of the racers

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The court house has its first exterior coat on.

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A closer look at the new rock face

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The Carthay Circle Theater is looking more complete.

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The Mermaid Building has some Christmas decorations.

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Taking a look around the rest of Paradise Pier - Holiday decorations at the Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta and Paradise Garden Grill restaurants.

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A closer look at the Mermaid Building.

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Holiday garland for the Pacific Wharf.

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Christmas lights in the Wharf

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A look towards Cars Land from the Blue Sky Cellar patio area.

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You can see the tower of tires at Luigi's.

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Looking down Route 66

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The shack for Mater's is looking great.

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On Buena Vista Street the steel just keeps growing.

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The Pump House is out from behind construction walls, and for the moment there is a small information center there. It is supposed to eventually be a Red Trolley Car stop also.

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The area in front of the pump house looks great. Weird to see curbs and trees...

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A couple of guest relations CMs out to answer questions

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Looks like this facade is staying. Just will be re-branded.
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Left DCA through the Grand Californian entrance. The Grand Californian is not decorated yet.

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The Muppets are watching over Downtown Disney.

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At the Disneyland Hotel, Mickey, Minnie, and Pluto hanging out by the pool.

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All the construction walls are down, just barriers up now.

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Goofy, Chip and Dale hanging out next to the pool.

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The new E-ticket pool is filled and ready to go.

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The new front desk area is now done and looks much more open.

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No signage on the gift shop yet.

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The walls around the fountain area are down.

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The new facade for Goofy's Kitchen and The Coffee House.

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Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2


Wow what a difference!

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Heading toward the bridge which now is open. it crossed the pool area between Tangaroa Terrace and Goofy's Kitchen.

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Looking over the new pool area.

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The tower signs were going up Friday.

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The crew was working on the Adventure Tower sign

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Working on the lighting for the sign.

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Some holiday treats at Marceline's in Downtown Disney.

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Back at DCA in the evening: the garland on the entrance was not lit up.

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Lights on the Little Mermaid building.

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For the holiday season there is a new intro to World of Color, featuring the elves from Prep and Landing. These photos and video were taken from the Blue Section.

(Laura's note: I thought this was very cute and clever, but people who haven't seen the Prep and Landing show might not get it.)


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Nighttime holiday lights around Paradise Pier.

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Disneyland Resort Photo Update - 11/11/11, Part 2



Hope you enjoyed this highlight tour of the Disneyland Resort. For additional photos and details from this trip you can check out the full Disneyland Update I posted on my site, http://disneygeek.com



November 17, 2011

Disneyland Officially Launches the 2011 Holiday Season - 11/14/11

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Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com visited Disneyland on Monday, November 14, the first official day of the holiday season. Events included the special "it's a small world" Holiday lighting ceremony and the first "A Christmas Fantasy" parade of the season.

Beginning at DCA - Santa was out this afternoon on Paradise Pier.

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Disneyland Officially Launches the 2011 Holiday Season - 11/14/11


Over at Cars Land more scaffolding coming down.

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I did not catch these large wreaths at Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta on Friday...maybe they were not there (or I just did not look up)

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It appears only support wires, no electrical going to them.

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The wires that I spotted at Mater's on Friday have been removed, guess they were there to get the pattern/layout right.

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The wires are up for the garland on Main Street (guessing it will go up overnight)

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There was a small stage was set in front of "it's a small world" for the special lighting event.

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2011 Disneyland Ambassador Jolie Hales was the MC for the event.

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Here is a video of the event. (Warning I was shooting stills and video at the same time so watch at your own risk)...


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Gunnery Sgt. Derrick Poteat and his family arrived and took their spots on the stage.

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The flipped the switch and nothing happened... oh no...

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Chip and Dale rode in with a special present.

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They had the last light bulb to connect the circuit and make the lights work.

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This time it works!

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A picture of the Poteat family. Poteat, who enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1996, has completed three tours and recently returned from the latest, a seven-month deployment in the Middle East.

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Here he was joined by members of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit's family readiness team who were in attendance.

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Duffy leads off the parade. This marks the first running of the "A Christmas Fantasy" parade this year.

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There were no substantial changes that jumped out to me so here are some random shots.

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Disneyland Officially Launches the 2011 Holiday Season - 11/14/11



I still miss the old reindeer...

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It never registered with me but the rabbits on the the finale float pop up and down (or is that new?).

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Disneyland Officially Launches the 2011 Holiday Season - 11/14/11


Some shots of a wintertime enchantment moment (or as I like to call it, snow event)

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Disneyland Officially Launches the 2011 Holiday Season - 11/14/11

Disneyland Officially Launches the 2011 Holiday Season - 11/14/11


Time to check out the new "Trains of Disney" exhibit in the Disney Gallery. The sign is very cool. It has smoke and lights up.

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Inside there is plenty of merchandise.

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In the vault one of Walt's cars.

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Heading into the first exhibit room.

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Now a look around.

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Heading into the back room.

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A model train is circling overhead (great touch!)

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The trains of Walt Disney World

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In one of the center display cases.

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Disneyland Officially Launches the 2011 Holiday Season - 11/14/11


Back out to finish the first room.

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Pluto and Minnie greeting guests.

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A shot from Believe...in Holiday Magic which started last Friday.

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Disneyland Officially Launches the 2011 Holiday Season - 11/14/11

Disneyland Officially Launches the 2011 Holiday Season - 11/14/11


One last shot up Main Street before heading to DCA.

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Once at DCA headed out to the Pier and watched World of Color from the boardwalk (red zone).

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Disneyland Officially Launches the 2011 Holiday Season - 11/14/11


No pop-up projection screens tonight.

But they did have the Little Green Alien projected on the loop.

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And leading up to the finale again projecting on the loop.

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To close, here are the Holiday Guidemaps.

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Hope you enjoyed this highlight tour of the Disneyland Resort. For additional photos and details from this trip you can check out the full Disneyland Update I posted on my site, http://disneygeek.com



November 23, 2011

Disneyland Hotel Update - 11/18/11

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The Disneyland Hotel has been undergoing a lengthy remodel, which is close to completion. Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos his visit to the hotel on Friday, November 18, 2011.


At the Disneyland Hotel they are still working on the front drive way.

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The valet booth is being redone.

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They rest of the driveway was being torn up so it can all be resurfaced.

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The new fountain area in front of the hotel is receiving more plants.

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Inside Pluto and Chip were roaming around the lobby.

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The Fantasy Tower sign was being installed.

Disneyland Hotel Update - 11/18/11

The new E-Ticket pool was open for guests.. but due to the temps being in the low 60s there were no real takers.

Disneyland Hotel Update - 11/18/11

New signs for Goofy's Kitchen.

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All the walkways were open today. Remember this area? The old Dancing Waters. The wall has remained but nothing else.

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Looking back.

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There is quite a bit of grass back here now. The building is where the fitness room and guest laundry used to be.

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Looking down the walkway toward the Frontier Tower

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Disneyland Hotel Update - 11/18/11

One good thing with the bad weather and no guests is it was easier to get some pictures of the completed pool area.

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Goofy waving goodbye, also this helps to show where the Fantasy Tower sign is.

Disneyland Hotel Update - 11/18/11


Hope you enjoyed these photos of the Disneyland Hotel. For additional photos and details from this trip you can check out the full Disneyland Update I posted on my site, http://disneygeek.com



November 26, 2011

Holidays at the Tokyo Disney Resort: Part 1--Prep and Landing.

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Long-time blog readers may remember the one of the last times I paid a visit to the Tokyo Disney Resort, it was Tokyo Disneyland's 25th Anniversary (those who have an interest to do so, may check out my report from that trip: http://land.allears.net/blogs/guestblog/tokyo_disney_resort/ ) This year being Tokyo DisneySea's turn to have their 10th Anniversary, I decided it was time for another look.

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Since that trip report, Jack Spence also visited the resort and did an insanely detailed blog on all the lands and attractions that were there at the time: http://land.allears.net/blogs/jackspence/tokyo_disney/ Consequently, I'll try to focus more on things that might have changed since those blogs, rather than repeating the information already out there. I'll also try to highlight planning tips that I've found to make my trips easier.

Planning tip #1: Upgrade the flight over, if possible.

Flights are expensive, and international flights are even more expensive. International flights in business or first class are often astronomical, but can be obtained cheaper with the use of frequent flyer miles. Often, if you sign up for the credit card for whatever airline you're hoping to fly, you can earn a large sign-up bonus of 50K+ miles that can be enough to upgrade an economy ticket to the next class up, usually with a copay of some $200-400. As someone who usually stays at the Pop when she visits WDW, this seems like an expensive and unnecessary indulgence; but man, as the years pass, those 10+ hour flights are not getting any shorter. As someone who also can't make these trips all that often, it becomes more and more worth it to just bite the bullet and spend the money, rather than end up incapacitated for the first day or so, with fatigue and puffy extremities.

Additionally, I've had an uncomfortable tendency to get a horrific cold by the end of my Japan trips, which would chronologically put my exposure time likely on the plane ride over. While everyone on the plane is still breathing the same recycled air, I have noticed a decreased incidence of illness when not riding in economy for the first flight (as always, correlation does not imply causation. The placebo effect is, however, a wonderful thing.)

If you've read my earlier Tokyo Disney Resort (TDR) blog, you know I'm a fan of the Airport Limo Bus, and did in fact manage to get a flight over there in time to catch the last bus directly from Narita Airport to Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel. While my first choice (in my dreams) for hotel would be the TDR's Miracosta Hotel, and my TDR Official Hotel first choice would be the Hilton Tokyo Bay, the Sheraton has the advantage of being slightly cheaper, particularly with its cash-and-points option, that allows you to use half the miles and pay half the price for rooms at times of low-to-average occupancy levels.

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It's a perfectly nice hotel, but with a little more of a convention/wedding hotel atmosphere than a family/Disney oriented one. I did love the view from my room this time around, which, shortly after I arrived, gave me a pretty good view of the fireworks.

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One thing to remember about the resort is that everything closes up fairly early--most of the employees rely on the train/subway system for transportation, which does not run all night long. Consequently, almost everything will be closed by 10pm in order to give the CMs time to put everything in order and be able to make it home. So if you're looking for food after that time...it's pretty slim pickings. I think the latest place in the Ikspiari mall I found open was Ku'Aina (one branch of a Hawaiian burger chain,) which was open until 11:30pm.

One of the advantages of staying in the Official Disney Hotels is that you can purchase your tickets at the hotel in advance, and can get into the parks when they've been closed (for capacity) to all other ticket sales for the day. One change I noticed this time, was that the hotel had a sign out announcing that they no longer took credit cards for tickets--only cash or vouchers.

Planning Tip #2: Exchange slightly more cash than you'd expect at the beginning of your trip.

In Asian countries in general, I've found a greater reliance on cash versus credit cards than in the US. Personally, I'm used to paying for gum with a credit card, but there? Not so much. Unless you're lucky/wise enough to have your money in a bank that refunds ATM transaction costs, you'll probably pay a fee every time you take money out--so I try to take out all I'll need right at the beginning, at the airport (there is no shortage, unfortunately, of things to spend it on.)

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Credit cards will also generally charge a foreign currency exchange fee from around 1-3%--if you think you're going to make a significant amount of charges, or if you're likely to make a habit out of international travel, you may want to find a fee-free card. Most of those have an annual fee but many waive it for the first year, like the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, which is what I used on this trip.

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Planning Tip #3: Check the resort calendars.

The TDR multi-day (four days maximum) tickets mandate that you choose a specific park for each of the first 2 days of the ticket in advance. After that, you can park hop for a maximum of 2 additional days, before you have to buy another ticket...at which time you're back to single park days again*.

This, coupled with the fact that the resort frequently changes up its entertainment on a seasonal basis, means it's relatively important to find out if there's some reason to be in a given park on a given day, because there's not much flexibility for changing your mind afterwards. In my case, the first full day I had was the last day before the holiday season started, and consequently the last day they would be performing their Anniversary show "Be Magical" at Tokyo DisneySea (TDS) until January. My choice then was to get a four-day ticket with the schedule "TDS, Tokyo Disneyland (TDL,) Park Hopper, Park Hopper." This is printed right on the ticket you get, and might end up being important if you aren't staying in one of the Resort or Official hotels, because if one of the parks gets busy, they'll deny entrance to off-property folk who don't have a pass specifically designating that park for that day.

Next time: We finally get into a park.

*The exception to this is if you stay at an official Disney hotel (one of the Ambassador, Miracosta, or Disneyland Hotels,) you can buy tickets that allow you to park hop from the first day. These are slightly more expensive than the regular tickets.

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