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Weekend Update

Construction World

Rating: 8 votes, 5.00 average.
by , 02-15-2008 at 10:32 PM

Greetings and welcome to the very first MiceChat Weekend Update - Give us just a minute or two and we'll show you the world.

This week, we feature photos from the construction of Hong Kong's It's a Small World, two new attractions for Tokyo, all sorts ot projects going up at Disney World, dazzling details from Disneyland, and an I Spy game!

We hope you'll enjoy our newest visual extravaganza and that you'll join us every week as we update you in images from around the Disney Universe.

Tokyo Disneyland - from the well traveled lens of TDLFAN
All sorts of excitement is building at the Tokyo Disneyland Resort, Hotel construction, a new Monsters Inc ride, and yet another overlay for the venerable Tiki Room.

Attention readers, we're making our descent into this week's update
That's Mt. Fuji to your left. We'll touch down in Tokyo momentarily

Welcome to Tokyo Disneyland

Baby, It's COLD outside

Disneyland Hotel Construction

Coming soon -
"Monsters Inc. Hide and Seek"

A little mischief is getting into the Tiki Room

Hong Kong Disneyland - Courtesy "Loomis" of
It's a small world folks. So small that tiny Hong Kong Disneyland is building its first lengthy ride - a clone of the ever popular It's a small world. While the shot below shows a gorgeous facade in the style of the Disneyland attraction, the buzz is that the inside of the attraction is quite different than its California cousin.

Hong Kong's small Disneyland gets a Small World

Hong Kong just celebrated its Chinese New Year. Traditional Chinese characters were seen in the parks and special Lifetime Passes were given to special New Year's babies:

Gods and guests

Lucky baby wins big ticket (Photo by Disney)

And look who has cycled all the way to Hong Kong, none other than Dr. Bunsen Honeydew of the Muppets:

Muppet Mobile Labs gets a Chinese reboot

Walt Disney World, Fl - from the eagle eye of
Denise "nbodyhome" Preskitt of
On the other side of the world, Universal and Disney are on a construction binge.

Vacation Club construction at the Animal Kingdom Lodge

Caribbean Beach Resort Pool Renovation

T Rex Construction at Downtown Disney

Universal's Islands of Adventure - Magical World of Harry Potter construction

Disneyland Resort, Ca
- as a work of art from Jack "Hollywood 1939" Wixom
Every day at Disneyland is a dream. These artful photos from Jack Wixom showcase some beautiful details from Disneyland and California Adventure.

Mirror Mirror on the wall - of the Animation building at DCA

Wonderbar Bird Mobile from The Enchanted Tiki Room

Pinocchio finds a friend...

The coolest kat at Disneyland - New Orleans Square

A most beautiful shot of the Haunted Mansion sign
Eye Spy - What are these photos and where can you find them? If you haven't figured them out before then, we'll give the answers next week

Eye Spy #1

Eye Spy #2

And that's our whirlwind view of the globe. We hope you enjoyed yourselves. If you've got unique news, information, or pictures to share, we'd be delighted to hear from you.

Much thanks to our crack team of global photographers, spies, and gossips:
Until next week, this has been the Dusty Sage of

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Updated 02-19-2008 at 02:15 PM by Dustysage



  1. Mtsplash's Avatar
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    I know what Number 2 is!!!

    It was taken in the Animal Kingdom! Camp Minnie Mickey to be exact.
  2. sir clinksalot's Avatar
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    Awesome update. It's so great to see things from all of the parks in one update.

    Thanks to everybody who contributed.
  3. DisneylandManFan's Avatar
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    Great stuff! I am currently planning a TDL trip within the next year. I love the pictures and comments about this park that (from another DL fan) told me that I HAVE to visit! Thank you!
  4. SummerInFL's Avatar
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    Great update! Keep up the good work everyone!
  5. Loomis's Avatar
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    Wonderful update, and thanks for our big mention! Should add - to give credit to our great Chief Spy - that the Muppet Mobile Lab photo is one of ours, not a Disney press photo. (Only the baby photo is Disney's).

    I really love this concept. Everyone's really stepped up, and I look forward to visiting (and hopefully contributing) each week!
  6. Koutesu's Avatar
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    it's a small world looks great. The mountains of the island really add a unique background to iconic locations like it's a small world and Sleeping Beauty Castle.
  7. jsdmn2's Avatar
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    This is great. Thanks and keep up the awesome pics and reporting everyone!

    Thanks again!
  8. ralzap's Avatar
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    Verry Nice, thank you....
  9. Risa's Avatar
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    This is a fun read!
  10. Ride Warrior's Avatar
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    Lots of interesting happenings and some great up and coming attractions spanning this globe of ours. Thanks for the coverage of the Tokyo and Hong Kong park resorts.

    A most spendid report Captain Dusty. I look forward to catching the next flight with you - but remember to put the landing gear down next time. The bumpy landing caused me to swollow my chocolate covered goobers and spill my ice mocha.
  11. Timmy55's Avatar
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    Thanks for the Saturday updates. I go into miceage withdrawal on the weekends.
  12. Wendygirl's Avatar
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    I like this new feature on Saturdays. Thanks.

    Also good to see Dr. Honeydew is still peddling even if he is half way around the world
  13. nojarama's Avatar
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    THat TDL hotel looks AWESOME! thanks for the trip piccies fro mall of you!
  14. Big D's Avatar
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    I didn't know about the Disneyland Hotel they were building in Tokyo, looks like a clone of the Paris hotel (except blue instead of red) which is just a gorgeous property, so I hope that this one is just as good if not even better!
  15. Lost Boy's Avatar
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    Very interesting and I like the idea of a Saturday Update from all the Parks around the world. Very good idea.

    What is T-Rex coming to DtD Florida? The sign does say much as to what it is.
  16. 's Avatar
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    T-Rex is Steve's new restaurant creation. He is the original creator of the Rainforest Cafe before selling that concept. One is already open so far and I want to say its in Kansas City.

    The main jump with this one is that the food is supposed to be MUCH better than the original Rainforest Cafe. We shall have to wait and see unless you make your way to Kansas real soon.

    Great update! I love it and the photos! Especially the little clues at the end.
  17. xalesa's Avatar
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    Wow! I really like this weekend update (even though I am just now reading it...)
    It's really nice to have updates on the other parks!

    Good job!
  18. Armadillo4's Avatar
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    Like xalesa, I'm just now reading this update and love it!!! It's great to see things happening at the various parks in one update. And the photos are just wonderful!!! Kudos to all the contributors!

    RE: Eye Spy #1 - I think I know where this is since I've taken pictures of it myself.

    It's a bird feeder at DCA next to the P.T. Flea Market.

  19. SoCal's Avatar
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    A great update --- and it is made better by not having ANY BASHING and NO NEGATIVITY! Maybe some of the other West Coast updates could take a lesson from this gem of an update!