Saturday, December 31, 2011

Vintage Disneyland commercial of the week: Star Tours

Flights to Endor leaving daily....NOT

Captain Jack and Trader Sam cross paths

We took a look at  what  Indiana Jones left Sam before...Here are a few  items that Captain Jack Sparrow  parted with in exchange for some Rum.

A little Token that Captain Jack Sparrow left for Sam

Friday, December 23, 2011

Indiana Jones in Trader Sam's

Trader Sam's is my favorite bar.   I'm a big lover of Tiki, and Disney and it also has artifacts representing 2 of my top 3 movies of All-Time.  The only bar I could possibly like more would be if someone recreated the  Cantina bar from Star Wars complete with people in 1970's monster masks (and since that only exists in my mind)  Trader Sam's is my favorite bar.

 I headed out there on Dec 22nd with my best friend a former Jungle Cruise skipper to check out the Holiday decor and show him the place.
Christmas pics of the Trader Sam's are here

My favorite movie is Raiders of the Lost seeing Indiana Jones stuff in Trader Sam's which would be one of the coolest hangouts even without it  is a bonus feature..
Below are some of the Indiana Jones related stuff to be found in Trader Sam's

Temple of the Forbidden Eye Map

Note from Sallah to Trader Sam about the map

Snakes why did it have to be Snakes

In this large collection of artifacts there is a new clipping about missing tourists in the Temple.

A Note from Shourt Round concerning the voodoo doll of Indy from Temple of Doom

Which you can see below the note at the bottom of this picture

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Last minute Holiday Disney treats

In Downtown Disney
Mickey's Gingerbread Cookie Mix

and the always good  Shortbread cookies

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Wooden Deers and Teddy Bear Wagons.....(The legend of Teddy Bear Christmas)

Legend has it that late at night after Santa has visited and all the real reindeer go to sleep that the Wooden Reindeer come alive and lead the wagons driven by Teddy Bears to deliver toys to all the  good children of the world.

 They wait until everyone is asleep

They nibble on the hay when no one is looking

The Teddy Bears stand at the helm ready to deliver they toys

The wagon is loaded and ready to go

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Disneyland Picture of the Day (Sitting in Santa's Chair Dec 2010)

Hanging out in Santa's Seat at the Grand Californian while he was taking a break

Goofy Helps out with making a Disney Tree (you tube video of the day)

Great Ideas for making a Disney Tree..
Next year we will have to make a Princess Tree for my step daughter---she would love it.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas time at the Grand Californian (2010)

The giant tree in the lobby

Singers  and Holiday tunes on the Piano....

And Santa of course
"He is the naughty one"

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Chilling with Dug (literally)

After 3 ice cold rides on Grizzly River Run (no waiting in December)....We chilled out with Dug  for awhile (trying to dry off  by running around the Redcreek Trail.... 

Snow (not making me any warmer)

 Ice cold streams

Not so hidden Mickey

Time for a Hot Chocolate

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

3 Minute Waits if you can BEAR the cold.....Grizzly River Run in December

It is cold outside....(by California Standards)  and that means the lines for Grizzly River Run are very short....(the 5 minute wait sign is  just as low a number as they could find)...   It is the time of year when brave souls can get 2 or 3 rides in a row with no waiting on this attraction.  If of course you don't plan on staying into the evening of course.    It is too cold for water ride shoes (flip flops) and squeezing around with frozen toes all day is not a good idea, but for a pass holder  on a day that Disneyland was busting at its seams with long lines the Grizzly Peak  was looking inviting.

The Bears have their winter gear on and are ready for Snow

 Dry is definitely not an if you are wanting to brave the Grizzly Peak this time of year...prepare to be cold....Warning your toes may be cold after making this decision.

If you are a pass holder and can leave at any time.....or if you are a guest and a trip to your room is an is a great time of year for super short lines for the water ride......

We took the dare!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas at Disneyland Part 10 (Here comes Santa Claus)

NO that is not Alvin.......It's Chip and Dale.....Kids what do they know

Woody is toying around

Jiminy Cricket working the toy line

"The Claaaaussss  is coming "

Reindeer Games

The Man