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Magic Kingdom Meandering

I took off Friday for my son’s 6th birthday. As per his wish, we spent some time meandering through the Magic Kingdom doing what he wanted to do (mostly).

The day started with ride over to the park on the monorail. Believe it or not, that was my first ride on the transport since the tragic death of monorail purple’s pilot. The system functioned as it should, there may have been a couple extra cast members on the platform, but for the most part things were the same as they ever were.

We tried to time our arrival with the little show that takes place at the train station as the park opens to guests. It’s a cute show, but it seemed most of the cast members were just going through the motions and the guests that were selected to open the park really didn’t do any thing much. I think it’s time for some new magical moment to be created here, hopefully one that doesn’t involve crowding hundreds of people into a small area and then forcing them to move through an even smaller passage way all while strollers run over their toes and elbows are thrown jostling for position.

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So having survived Disney’s version of the Running of the Bulls, what do we do next? Head to our first Fast Pass? No! Not this day. We went straight to the Harmony Barbershop where the official festivities for “Pink Hair Day” were set to begin.

(follow me below the jump for a photo of the famous pink hair and more from the day)

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Fallen Princesses

A few years ago Disney Parks hired Annie Leibovitz to turn her photographers eye on Disney’s famous characters for use in an advertising campaign for the theme parks. Leibovitz took celebrities and put them in the role of those characters and a very popular campaign… Read More »Fallen Princesses

1963 Disneyland Aerial Photo

ArtDaily, the web’s original Art newsletter, has a story about the Walt Disney Family Museum scheduled to open this fall in San Francisco. Since we already know how I feel about that, let me give you another reason to click through. A glorious 960 pixel… Read More »1963 Disneyland Aerial Photo

Some Sunday Disney Reading

It’s Sunday, time for the final pause before most return to the weekday 9 to 5 hustle. Here are a few tidbits from the World of Disney that might help delay reality just a bit longer. While Walt Disney World may not have been able… Read More »Some Sunday Disney Reading

New Disneyland Photo Spot – Celebration Point

Occupying the spot usually known as “Christmas Tree Point” in Town Square at Disneyland, is a new photo opportunity Disney’s calling “Celebration Point”. The festive Mickey Balloon and invitation sculpture offers guests a new place to take photos and mark their special occasions while celebrating… Read More »New Disneyland Photo Spot – Celebration Point

Julianne Moore, Michael Phelps latest Annie Leibovitz dream photo subjects

Disney has released one more photo from Annie Leibovitz’s “Disney Dream Portrait Series” that places celebrities in to the roles made famous by classic Disney animated films. This time it’s Actress Julianne Moore and World Champion swimmer Michael Phelps in a Disney ‘Fantasea’ inspired by Ariel from “The Little Mermaid”.

You can find a hi-resolution version of the photo here.

The full press release and some behind the scenes photos and video are below the cut.

Update: High-Resolution versions of all “Disney Dream Portrait Series” can be found in The Disney Blog Dream Photo Annex.

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Recent Photos from inside Neverland Ranch

Jonathan Haeber was able to get inside Neverland Ranch earlier this month and take some beautiful night time photos. Pop Star Michael Jackson’s tribute to Disneyland is rumored to be on the auction block (there are conflicting news stories on its status). Here’s Haeber’s article… Read More »Recent Photos from inside Neverland Ranch

Behind the scenes photos of Annie Leibovitz Dream Photo shoot

Disney has now released some behind the scenes photos that reveal the preparation and detail that goes into making Annie Leibovitz’s celebrity photos so magical. I’ve put most of them below the cut but it’s hard to resist letting this photo of Jessica Biel shine. Ah… 7th Heaven indeed.

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More photos of Jessica, plus Whoopi, Gisele Bündchen, and Mikhail Baryshnikov below.

Previously: Latest Photos from Disney and Leibovitz – 1/24/08 (Photos courtesy and copyright Disney. Mark Schafer/Disney Parks, photographer)

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