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East Coast, West Coast, Across the Ocean. Welcome to the Weekend Update!

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by , 04-18-2008 at 07:57 PM

From Southern California to the heart of Florida, across the ocean to Tokyo and even to a place known as The Adult Disneyland, our photographers have had another very productive week. And unlike the motto of one of our destinations this week, we can promise you that what happens in our world most certainly does not stay there! What fun would it be if we didnít share all the special photos with you?

Tokyo Disney Resort
Tokyo, Japan

Our very own TDLFAN was lucky enough to attend the festivities for the 25th anniversary of this Disney park and shares these extraordinary photos with us. (Can it really be twenty-five years?)

Welcome to TDR's 25th anniversary!

Flower Bed

Castle Greeting

Iger Speaks!

TDL was packed on anniversary day.

Coming soon...

Jubilation Parade, Pinocchio float

Jubilation Parade, Finale float

New shopping bags

Anniversary plush

Anniversary ears

This $600 plush has a real diamond on the key!

Anniversary castle at night

The monorail has a new look: Mickey on one side, Tink on the other.

New costumes for the TDR Line CMs

Welcome to TDS, celebrating its Spring Carnival event.

Primavera Show at Mediterranean Harbor

Jasmine's Garden at Arabian Coast

Fantasia Garden at Waterfront Park

Vineyard Garden

Pinocchio Garden

Spring Carnival Tshirt

Decor on Ponte Becchio

Aquasphere at night

Walt Disney World

SummerInFL brings us these photos from the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.

First up a couple of old friends from the Country Bear Jamboree - only seen on the East Coast, sadly.

"Big Al"


Here are some photos of The Diamond Horseshoe, rarely open now.

Haunted Mansion broke down - good for photographers, bad for tourists

The dazzling nighttime Spectromagic Parade.

Photo potpourri

Disneyland Resort
Anaheim, CA

hollywood1939 treats us to a dazzling array of images from Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure theme parks.

Goofy made a friend.

Hello Donald!

Evil Queen trying to scare herself.

Still using diesel.

During the day...

The wind up and the pitch.

Freeze, punk!

It's so crazy the ride is broken half the time.

Do you know where this is?

View from a secret walkway.

Always the two finger point.

Shake harder my son!

He posed for me!

Favorite pick of the day.

I don't think he likes the bird on his head.

He ate a lot of gold...

Taking a dip.

The Pixar for some reason we need water in this parade Parade


Photoshop Fun

I liked the colors so I thought I would post it. What do you guys think?


Las Vegas, Nevada

The following photos are not from a Disney park although Las Vegas is certainly one of California's favorite playgrounds. MickeyMaxx shares with us some photos from his recent Las Vegas trek.

The vintage neon exhibits restored and refurbished by the Las Vegas Neon Museum are located in downtown Las Vegas, in and around the Fremont Street Experience.

Signs are displayed on poles, sidewalks, and the tops of buildings.

Most of the signs have an adjacent plaque explaining the history of that particular sign.

One almost expects a puff of smoke to emanate from the tip of this giant cigar.

What would Vegas be without a buxom showgirl?

Perhaps a dozen signs can be found around the interior courtyard of the downtown multiplex theater.

My favorite way to display a vintage sign: on top of an equally vintage building.
These signs sit atop the fully functional El Cortez Hotel and Casino.
It's a rare chance to step back in time.

Finally this week, MiceChat member Slim22 shares this photo of a tribute to Ollie Johnston at the Disney Legends Plaza at The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank.

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:

BONUS Eye Spy:

Eye Spy Answers from last week:

Window outside Cafe Orleans at Disneyland.

Banners in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle.

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
sir clinksalot
This Week's Editor - Rixter

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Updated 04-19-2008 at 01:35 AM by Weekend Update



  1. Jerm's Avatar
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    Great pictures everyone! That pic of Peter Pan on the bridge from Spectro is one of the best pictures I have hever seen!
  2. Princess Misty's Avatar
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    Great pics! I especially loved the ones of TDR. Beautiful!
  3. rstar's Avatar
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    I love it, Igar speaks! Woof!!

    Great woork, guys! And yes, I love the Photoshop Fireworks!
  4. SoulRebel's Avatar
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    wow! these updates always amaze me the photography is always astonishing!
    I can not WAIT to go to TDL
  5. derrickd's Avatar
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    Who is the female chipmunk in the third Tokyo Disneyland photo? I never knew there was a female chipmunk.
  6. Walt's Girl's Avatar
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    Another lovely update. The photoshopped fireworks pic looks awesome!
  7. mickeyandme67's Avatar
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    At first I wasn't a fan of this Saturday Pictures "update". But I have to admit it is growing on me. The pictures of recent blooms are fun to look at during a week I havn't had a chance to get to the local SoCal parks and it seems any and every angle of the parks in Japan can be an amazing shot. Very nice update.
  8. Mac Daddy's Avatar
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    AMAZING photos this week from everyone. Good to see some shots from Hollywood 1939 as I haven't seen as many from him lately.

    Great shots everyone! And thanks for another great update!

    TDL - SOMEDAY I'll go there! It looks amazing.
  9. DonDuck's Avatar
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    Fantastic pics all around!
  10. TDLFAN's Avatar
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    Who is the female chipmunk in the third Tokyo Disneyland photo? I never knew there was a female chipmunk.[/quote]
    Derrick, the lady chipmunk is Clarice. She is a vampy gal..very sexy chipmunk Hahaha! She appeared in at least one of the Chip and Dale shorts from way back then... and she is a tramp. Both Chip and Dale have crushes on her... which basically makes that rumor about Chip and Dale being.. eer.. together, obsolete ;) Clarice is very popular at TDR and has a complete line of merchandise dedicated to her. She can also be seen doing meet and greets at WDW's DHS theme park from time to time.
  11. tikibob24's Avatar
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    in the pic of darth maul, it almost looks like the kid's light saber is real.

    great pics too. i love this update.
  12. trippyhop's Avatar
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    EyeSpy #1: Finding Nemo Submarine Lagoon?

    Wonderful update!
  13. SweetPeaRules's Avatar
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    Great pictures everyone!!
  14. mariezp's Avatar
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    Thanks for the updates!

    The first eye spy is on Nemo, I think. You've stumped me on the others.

    I also couldn't remember seeing the baseball player titled "The wind up and the pitch". Where is that located? Somewhere Toontown?
  15. stitchon's Avatar
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    first Eye Spy is at Ariel's Grotto at....... WDW I believe.... Not sure about the other ones.

    Great Update everyone!
  16. xalesa's Avatar
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    GREAT JOB AGAIN!!! I LOVE the photos from TDL. I so want to go there. We hosted a Japanese student in our house for a couple weeks earlier this year; she told us she has been there many times.
    Nice job, MickeyMaxx, on your vintage neon photos. Wish the Silver Slipper (yeah, I know it's not neon), would surface again; it was my favorite as a little girl.
  17. nojarama's Avatar
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    Three words about this weeks pics: Fab-U-Lous!
  18. Irving's Avatar
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    Great Update. My son will love that Casey Jr. picture.!

    And...the first eye spy I also think is Ariel's Grotto at the Magic Kingdom (Walt Disney World).
  19. Stillten's Avatar
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    The secret walkway!!! Where is it? Ok, don't tell, just give us a clue. Looks to be behind BTM. ????????????
  20. 's Avatar
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    Another wonderful update!