Oz the Great and Powerful floats into Disneyland Resort as True Love Week comes to the parks

Written by Andy Castro. Posted in Dateline Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Features

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Published on February 18, 2013 at 5:05 am with 29 Comments

About Andy Castro

Andy is a Southern California native, raised with Disneyland and a life-long fan of Disney theme parks and animation. Andy writes the weekly Dateline Disneyland column, which can be found every Monday on MiceChat.

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  • DisW

    I hope as much fussing and re-working is done on the Fantasy Faire area as is being done to the Glendale-Hyperion bridge in DCA.

    What I’m seeing so far of FF is underwhelming. Many of the colors are off, the “Royal Theater” sign looks somehow clumsy or cheap, and, worse of all, the rock work (and colors) on some of the chimneys looks inappropriately cartoonish. The latter might be okay for Toon Town, but not for FF.

    Segments of the decorative molding at the top of the tent also look one-dimensional and seemingly value engineered. If the planners and carpenters don’t intend to insert additional ornamental details, then there’s a failure of artistic sophistication in the new area.

    • Country Bear

      Although I don’t like the loudness of color in the upper peices of the new area, I don’t mind the look overall. I noticed the overly cartoonish look of the rocks embedded in the chimneys as well though. This is very Toontown. I don’t see a building built with rocks in its chimney here, I see fiberglass!

  • martinjbell1986

    Was in the parks for Valentines Day and the weekend. Surprising amount of celebrities we noticed.
    Ross Lynch from Disney Channel’s Austin and Ally was there shooting a movie promo.
    Ken Jeong from the Hangover.
    Robert Carlyle from Disney’s “Once upon a Time”.
    Bruno Mars
    A cast member said that Adam Sandler was there but we didn’t see him.

  • Spongeocto4

    Thanks for the update!

  • whamo

    I heard locals won’t get a price break this spring. Good. The park is too crowded these days. Raise the prices if you have to do it, but thin the herd. I didn’t spend $500 to stand in line all year.

  • sapphire

    I’m pretty sure that the “Wandering Wallflowers” turned out to be Lady Tremaine and her daughters.

    And Prince Philip wasn’t out the day I went. :/