This week’s #FriFotos theme is colorful, or colourful for some. When I saw the current theme, the first thing that jumped to mind was the world of Disney. Being a Disney fanatic, and traveling to all the Disney Theme Parks in the world on a regular basis, I can’t resist making a Disney themed post showcasing colorful photos from each resort.
Soundsational Parade at Disneyland, California
The newest parade at Disneyland in California debuted last May and it’s called “Soundsational”. It’s one of the best parades Disney has produced to date, thanks in a large part to the imagination and talent of two of my favorite Disney artists, Kevin and Jody. The costuming for Soundsational is over the top and you can see a rainbow of color just on Goofy alone.
World of Color Show, Disney California Adventure
The most fitting Disney attraction for this week’s FriFotos theme is undoubtedly the World of Color show at Disney California Adventure, the second park at the Disneyland Resort in California. The nighttime multimedia show uses fountains, lasers, pyrotechnics, and more to produce an impressive spectacle of classic Disney movies and characters, all displayed on screens of water. The show concludes with the words “World of Color” displayed on the screen of water over Paradiese Pier.
Pooh and Friends at Walt Disney World’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP)
Winnie the Pooh has been my favorite character since I was a kid so I never pass up an opportunity to get photos with him when I am the parks. This was a rare moment last year when the entire gang was out, all dressed in Halloween costumes for Walt Disney World’s special Halloween party, known as MNSSHP by Disney fans, which stands for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.
Toy Story Playland, Disneyland Paris
In 2010, Disneyland Paris became the first Disney Theme Park to open a brand new land called “Toy Story Playland”. The largescale design is to give the illusion you are a toy like the characters in the Toy Story movies. There are brightly colored building blocks, large “real kid” toys, and the three attractions take cues from the movies as well — Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop, Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin, and RC Racer — the orange track you can see a portion of in this photo.
Gingerbread Village, Hong Kong Disneyland
Two years ago, Hong Kong Disneyland built a gigantic gingerbread style village at the end of Main Street for their Christmas event. The Fab Five each had their own houses, stores, workshops, etc. Together, the buildings created an almost kaleidoscope effect of colors.
Electrical Parade Dreamlights, Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo Disneyland has the equivalent of what I grew up with at Disneyland — The Main Street Electrical Parade. Since Tokyo Disneyland is currently the only Magic Kingdom park with no Main Street, the name obviously wouldn’t fit. The parade there is called Electrical Parade, or Dreamlights. One of my favorite float includes characters that didn’t exist yet during my childhood — Monsters, Inc. Mike and Sulley, along with a few other Disney-Pixar characters, are represented in the current Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade.
Fantasmic! Nighttime show at Tokyo Disney SEA
Fantasmic! is a nighttime show that started a number of years ago at Disneyland. The popular show debuted at Tokyo DisneySEA just after the massive earthquake in March 2011. Once the parks reopened, Fantasmic! opened on April 28, 2011. The general premise behind the Fantasmic! show is the same at the other parks, but I think there is an increased use of water effects in Tokyo’s version.
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