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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A brief explanation...

Hi there,

Thanks for all the welcoming comments from the Disney-sphere.

I wanted to let folks know that I created this blog as a way to occasionally offer Guest Posts to the fine folks at Imaginerding.

As the name of the blog implies, there's already a wealth of great content out there. I hope to post when I find something sufficiently unique to say. I'll have to see what sort of schedule I can maintain, but my initial target is once-a-month-ish.

Until then, I leave you with some of my favorite details from underneath the Walt Disney World Cinderella Castle:



Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Disneyland Details - Holiday Decorations

Details abound in Disney Parks, and Disneyland in December is certainly no exception. The holiday decorations are a visual treat.

As you would expect, everything blends seamlessly with its visual and thematic surroundings. Be it the turn-of-the-century elegance of Main Street, U.S.A:

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...the rustic garlands in Frontierland:
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... the home-spun charms of Big Thunder Ranch:
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... the nutcracker toys outside It's a Small World:

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... the festive ornamentation of New Orleans Square:
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... or the refined interior of the Club 33 lobby:
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Then there's the fabulous holiday overlays like Haunted Mansion Holiday:

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... and Small World Holiday:
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But the visually inquisitive are often rewarded with additional hidden gems. For example, am I dreaming, or are there Heffalumps flying overhead in Critter Country?

Critter Country - Scenery (20)

The diminutive residents of Storybookland have also gotten into the act:
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Toontown is awash in these details. Look at the sporting theme in this wreath adorning the Horace Horsecollar Gym:

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... and the pyrotechnics hanging outside the fireworks factory:

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It looks like Donald has made use of some handy nautical rope in his decorating:

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The detailing continues across the esplanade in DCA. Check out this wreath hanging outside the Rushin' River Outfitters:

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All images were taken in December, 2007.

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