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Sharing the magic of Disneyland, Paris

Have you been to DLRP? What sort of experience did you have?

Great Escapes

Every now and again on the Great Escapes blog we will be sharing stories from other members of the Great Escapes team about their experiences in Belgium and France. Today we’re featuring a post from Kerry Townsend, Sales Team Leader, about how she fell in love with Disneyland, Paris.

I didn’t have very high expectations of Disneyland Paris – having been lucky enough to twice visit Disney World in Florida and not being a huge fan of bad weather. I really didn’t think it would match my high standards of a great holiday destination.  How wrong I was!  I’ve now visited 8 times and have my 9th visit booked – it’s safe to say I love it!

Disneyland, Paris

Before I had children, my sister and I used to go for the rides.  We’re both roller-coaster fans so we used to spend the time literally whizzing around all the big rides (there…

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Disney D23 Expo: Ask For Something Weird

What are YOUR thoughts about D23? Are you going to attend? Wish you were attending?

For The Record

Preview image for this weekend’s big expo released by Marvel and Disney.

This weekend’s heavily anticipated Disney D23 Expo event is mostly anticipated for the potential of Star Wars: Episode VII news, but it would be foolish to ignore Marvel and Pixar, who no doubt have big things up their sleeves as well. It is the former who have released a promo image for the event, simply saying “Ask for something WEIRD”.

What this is alluding to is uncertain, but the official line says that if you ask you will “get your first look at an all-new project coming from Marvel and Disney!”

The most popular possibility would be a much sought after Doctor Strange announcement, with weird obviously a synonym for strange. Fans have been clamouring for a Strange film ever since Marvel Studios opened its doors, and it is heavily rumoured to be part of the Phase…

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Big Thunder Mountain Railroad DLR Rehab Update

Are you as excited as I am?

World Secrets: Jellyrolls Dueling piano bar near Disney’s Boardwalk Resort

Disneyways

Our latest edition to our World Secrets Series is taking us to Jellyrolls! This adult-oriented facility provides a noisy – yet very FUN retreat for the 21 and up crowd.   Jellyrolls  is named after Jelly Roll Morton, a legendary jazz pianist, not a desssert. His real name was Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe – but that probably wouldn’t fit on the marquee quite as well.

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Depending on where you start out on Disney property,  you can get to Jellyrolls Piano Bar by boat, a bus, or even on foot. More on that later.

So what’s Jellyrolls like?  Well, it reminded me of Howl at the Moon, which is a similar piano bar located here in Orlando, and in 15 other locations across the country. What makes this different is it is at Disney, perhaps the only place in the world where you will hear a gritty-voiced piano man sing a song…

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The never ending adventures of Pinocchio

Quintessentialruminations

The original tale of Pinocchio, the wooden boy whose adventures are familiar from the Walt Disney film, was censored in the same way as translations of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Today’s audiences are less sensitive, so can we look forward to a no-holds-barred portrayal of the badly behaved puppet?

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The Architecture of EPCOT

Traveling With Teddy

Japanese Torii

TEDDY’s RATING: 

For those of you who have been following my blog for the past year, (Wow! A year already. Thank you to everyone!) you know that my favorite Walt Disney World theme park is EPCOT. And my favorite part of EPCOT is World Showcase. I’ve always loved to travel and around World Showcase you can visit 10 foreign countries all in one afternoon.

To pay tribute to those countries around the lagoon and to give you a taste of what those countries are really like, the Disney Imagineers did a beautiful job of recreating the architecture of each country when they designed the different pavilions. I’ve gathered some photos from both EPCOT and the countries to give you a comparison. EPCOT photos on the left, real places on the right.

Canada is patterned after a 19th century French chateau in Quebec City.

Canada Pavilion            

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Under the Sea | A Review of the New Art of Animation Hotel

Are you planning on staying at the new Art of Animation hotel?

Dillo's Diz

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When we were younger and a new hotel opened, it was a Dillo tradition to drive over to the new area and check it out. We were always intrigued to see the new theme Disney had come up with, how the pool area may be different than some others and whether or not we would be won over by the lobby alone.

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