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Around the World in 80 Photos! Welcome to the Weekend Update!

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by , 04-12-2008 at 01:52 AM

Join us for a trip around the world of Disney in 80 photos with side trips to to a new land in Florida and to an old friend in California.

Walt Disney World
Epcot Center

nbodyhome brings us these photos of Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone performing in the Flower Power Concerts, a part of the Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival. Some of the biggest names in music from the 60's and 70's perform nightly in the open-air America Gardens Theater. There are 3 shows nightly at 5:45 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 8:15 p.m through June 1st. Future concerts will feature Arlo Guthrie, Davy Jones, Jose Feliciano, Gary Puckett, The Cowsills and many others. A complete concert schedule is available here.

Peter Noone is nbodyhome's favorite performer at the Flower and Garden Festival.

Handing out CDs to some members of the audience.

nodyhome recovered enough from her Peter Noone experience to share these additional Epcot photos:

Spaceship Earth from Japan.

Canada from across the lake.

Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo, Japan

International traveler extraordinaire TDLFAN shares these great photos of Tokyo Disneyland with us this week.

Welcome to the Tokyo Disneyland Resort.

Resort flowers.

Just another day at TDL...lines to get in.

New gate at TDL entrance.

New entrance walkway...leads to TDL Hotel and TDL Line.


Partners Plaza.

Orange Bird reduced 50%! Get yours while they last!

Tulips galore.

Cherry blossoms in bloom.

Tomorrowland Terrace's new look. Plasma menus and new decor.

Former Starcade has become a new dining room inside the Tomorrowland Terrace. Very cool use of lighting here.

Tink flies above Cinderella's Castle.

Snow White's Grotto is a tulip extravaganza.

Tomorrowland's new look.

New water features at the bottom of Tomorrowland's towers.

New park pins! The Dreamlights one is pretty.

"Are you ready to go to Tokyo Disney Resort?" New tees for ladies.

New character tee shirts. TDLFAN likes the Cleo one

And now a farewell salute to Tokyo Disneyland's Disney Dreams on Parade:

Mickey leads the parade.



Critter Country.




Minnie brings the parade to a close.

RIP: TDL Disney Dreams on Parade (2003 -2008). You have moved on and will be greatly missed!

Disneyland Paris Resort
Paris, France

TDLFAN sent along these photos of Disneyland Paris to help commemorate that park's 16th anniversary.

Happy 16th Anniversay DLP!

Mickey and Minnie celebrate as they open DLP's current cavalcade, La Parade des Reves.

The 15th anniversary party continues at DLP into its 16th year.

Busch Gardens Africa
Tampa Bay, Florida

This park recently unveiled an expansion called Jungala. The 4-acre attraction invites guests to discover exotic creatures, explore a village hidden deep in the jungle and connect with the inhabitants of the lush landscape through up-close animal interactions, multi-story family play areas, rides and live entertainment. A review by MiceAge's Kevin Yee can be read here.

SummerInFL visited Jungala this week and filed these photos of the new area.

Jungle Flyers (Age 13 and Under Only).

Disneyland Resort
Anaheim, California

PhotoMatt shares these stunning images from the SoCal parks.

Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal City, California

sir clinksalot visited Universal Studios Hollywood and shares these photos of one of my USH favorites, JURASSIC PARK® — THE RIDE.

And a few photos of the new The Adventures of Curious George water play area.

Construction Update
Disney Parks Around the World

Kingdom Tower at the Contemporary Resort.

Kingdom Tower at the Contemporary Resort.

Caribbean Beach Hotel pool rehab.

Ghirardelli in Downtown Disney boarded up for rehab.

Gate to Tokyo Disneyland Hotel.

Tokyo Disneyland Hotel preps for slated July 8th grand opening.

Paradise Pier at Disney's California Adventure

Eye Spy

Each week, we provide you with photos of details which we challenge you to identify. Where in the universe can you find these little beauties?

Eye Spy #1:

Eye Spy #2:

Eye Spy Answers from last week:

This little guy is seen in the extended queue for Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage adjacent to Autopia in Disneyland

Behind an ODV cart on Discovery Island in Disney's Animal Kingdom

And that brings us to the end of another week. Our photographers have just enough time to reload their cameras before we see you all again next weekend. Thank you to all of our wonderful readers, and as always, a huge thank you to our amazing team of global photographers, spies, and gossips:

Jack "Hollywood 1939" Wixom
This Week's Editor - Rixter

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  1. Sgt. Tibs's Avatar
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    shouldn't they have taken all the 15th anniversary stuff down at DLP now? isn't it a bit of a joke going in to the 16th year?
    i know the other parks have 'year' celebrations that have gone on longer than a year but this is a specific anniversary not just a promotion surely!
    i was there last year in the week of the actual 15th birthday date and obviously the decorations had to be up early but now isn't it just crass marketing. i thought disney was better than that?
    lovely pictures though :-)
    Updated 04-12-2008 at 09:33 AM by Sgt. Tibs
  2. nbodyhome's Avatar
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    The way DLP markets itself is different than it was previously. I was there for the 10th anniversary - which started out as a one-day event, but pretty much stretched out for a week (as I recall). I thought it was more special that way. (I was also there last year at the beginning of the 15th).
  3. dland_lover's Avatar
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    EYE SPY #1: Cafe Orleans, display window to the left of the main entrance.

    EYE SPY #2: Banners along the moat bridge into the castle at DL.
  4. MaryAnn in Wndrlnd's Avatar
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    The answer to Eye Spy 1 is the window display in the Cafe Orleans building, themed to Ratatouille I believe.
  5. mojavewolfpup's Avatar
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    quick, we need to abduct tokyo disney's tommorrowland and plop it in the california park asap, all of it
  6. Kritter's Avatar
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    awesome awesome awesome!!!

    Does anybody have update pics of The Simpsons Ride?
  7. sir clinksalot's Avatar
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    ^ Check this thread for pictures of the Simpsons ride.
  8. DonDuck's Avatar
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    Anudder awe-sum update!
  9. Walt's Girl's Avatar
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    lovely update.. as always!
  10. Armadillo4's Avatar
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    Woo-hoo! Another FANTASTIC weekend update!!! Thanks to all the photographers for their contributions. I love seeing all the different parks in one place.
  11. tonyrr1's Avatar
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    Wow... Amazing photos folks. TDL looks gorgeous in springtime, and the colors in Tomorrowland really look great.
  12. Legally Brunette's Avatar
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    beautiful pictures! Spring has definitely sprung here at the weekend update.
  13. xalesa's Avatar
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    Wow, what a great update. PhotoMatt, your photos are simply incredible!! My favorite is the one of the water reflection w/IASW in the background.

    I thing TDL is a beautiful park; would love to go there sometime.
  14. tonyrr1's Avatar
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    Ok, why hasn't someone started this column with the classic SNL opener... "I'm Chevy Chase... and you're not."..?

    Anyway... Photomatt... That second EyeSpy photo would make an awesome wallpaper. Any way that could be enlarged..??
  15. PhotoMatt's Avatar
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    Here's a link to the 1024x768 version with no watermark.
  16. judytaylor10@yahoo's Avatar
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    can you tell me if monorails are going to be open on Friday for people to ride OC Register said it was but other coliumes say thet are not
  17. judytaylor10@yahoo's Avatar
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    they are not
  18. BrerDan's Avatar
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    I want one of those Orange Birds!!!!