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Canada's Wonderland and Anaheim's Wonderland. Weekend Update for June 21, 2008!

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by , 06-20-2008 at 08:49 PM

Celebrate the arrival of summer with a trip around the world with the MiceChat paparazzi. This week we have special contributions from Mac Daddy, penguinsoda and Monkey joe.

Disneyland Resort
Anaheim, California

First up, these stunning photos of Disneyland after dark sent to us by Mac Daddy. These photos will inspire you to stay into the wee hours on your next trip to Disneyland!

hollywood1939 files these Disneyland Resort photos:

Rough water ahead!

Avert your eyes away from the broken down Indy.

R.I.P. Kermit.

Toad Hall. For a rich guy, this place is tiny!

Nice and clean.

Time for the show.

Let me tell you 'bout my best friend...

Strike a pose.

Main Street.


Oh! Oh! Where do I get to ride?

It's aimed at Gadget's Go Coaster.

Hey, Jack. I run creepy.

Soon, very soon.

Let's all sing like the birdies sing...

It is the Indiana Jones Summer of Hidden Mysteries at Disneyland and Mac Daddy documented some of the Indy action in Adventureland:

The Getty Center
Los Angeles, California

A group of MiceChatters converged on The Getty Center in Los Angeles this past weekend and provided this team coverage.

First up, sir clinksalot:

Heading up the hill.

Bust of J. Paul Getty.

Fountain in the middle of it all.

They have a new exhibit celebrating women of art and science.

The view from the top, Century City in the distance.

Van Gogh: Irises

The Bridge Over The Water Lily Pond


The Portal of Rouen Cathedral in Morning Light

Where's Waldo?

Overview of the gardens.

Museum as seen from the gardens.

Amazing tapestries.

Part of the exquisite furniture collection.

MiceChatter penguinsoda was part of the MiceChat paparazzi at The Getty Center last weekend and shares these photos:

East Coast correspondent SummerinFL was in California last week and shares her photos from The Getty Center:

Pacific Park
Santa Monica, California

The MiceChat contingent also visited Pacific Park on the pier in Santa Monica. sir clinksalot and penguinsoda took these great photos:

TDLFAN braves the nasty weather in Hong Kong for these photos from HKDL, and then goes to Tokyo to check the progress of current projects at TDR.

Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong, China

Rainy day at HKDL.

Mickey and Minnie wearing their Summer Time costumes on Main Street USA.

Raining over Main Street USA.

Mickey and Minnie looking good in their colorful ponchos during thr Rainy Day Parade.

This way to "It's A Small World".

Marie in Paris.

This Chinese doll is said to be unique to HKDL's Small World clock parade, which performs every 15 minutes.

"It's A Small World" finale.

Rainbow colors is one of the many animated color patterns seen outside the IASW building after dark.

Tokyo Disney Resort
Tokyo, Japan

Let's go over to Tokyo Disney Resort and check the progress of new projects opening soon...

The Cirque Du Soleil Theater, where the new Cirque show "ZED" will perform. The theater seems totally finished and the surrounding parking is open to patrons, and so is the walkway attached to the Ambassador Hotel and Ikspiari nearby. The Theater puts on a nifty light show at night similar to TDL's Space Mountain. A Cirque gift shop will also be located here.

The Tokyo Disneyland Hotel Courtyard is finished and lots absolutely fabulous, with topiaries that welcome guests to this palace, gazebo and many benches for comfort, located over beautifully bricked sidewalks. Very classy.

Tokyo Disneyland Hotel.

Tokyo Disneyland Hotel's Main Entrance gate.

The New Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique will be located in this corner of the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel's courtyard. Note the nice gardens framing this area.

Cinderella Castle's Rose Gardens.

Workers apply some glass sheets to the ceiling of the new Monsters Inc' GoRide and Seek attraction, opening early next year.

Over at Tokyo DisneySea, guests await by the shores of Mediterranean Harbor for the evening performance of "BraviSEAmo!" which will begins in about 2 hrs from now...

Night begins to fall over Tokyo DisneySea's Mermaid Lagoon.

Canada's Wonderland
Ontario, Canada

MiceChatter Monkey joe filed a fantastic trip report on MiceChat last week, and we wanted to share some of his photos of Canada's Wonderland with you in the Weekend Update.

Canada's Wonderland (often referred to locally as Wonderland) is a 330-acre theme park located in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, 30 kilometres north of downtown Toronto, Ontario. It is considered one of North America's premier amusement parks, with more than 200 attractions. The park is open seasonally from May to October. While under Paramount Pictures ownership from 1994 until 2006, the park was known as Paramount Canada's Wonderland until it was sold to Cedar Fair and reverted to its original name.*

You can read the rest of Monkey joe's trip report HERE including more photos of Canada's Wonderland plus photos of Cedar Fair and the Canadian side of Niagara Falls.


Each week, we provide you with Disney details which we challenge you to identify. Where in the universe can you find this little beauty?

Eye Spy answers from last week:

The Hall of Presidents: Magic Kingdom

Above the Wine Room entrance in the Germany Pavilion: Epcot

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
Denise nbodyhome Preskitt
sir clinksalot
A very special thank you to our wonderful guest photographers Monkey joe, Mac Daddy and penguinsoda for sharing their vision with us.
This Week's Editor - Rixter

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Updated 06-21-2008 at 06:30 AM by Weekend Update



  1. disneydreams's Avatar
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    Great update!

    But I spy an error...
    "The Bridge Over The Water Lily Pond," "Sunrise," and "The Portal of Rouen Cathedral in Morning Light" were painted by Impressionist Claude Monet, not van Gogh.

    I love the photos!!!
  2. Dustysage's Avatar
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    One of the most beautiful Disneyland pictures ever:

    Thank you Mac Daddy!
  3. Ian P's Avatar
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    You beat me to it about the Monet paintings!
  4. nbodyhome's Avatar
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    Yes, Monet - I took photos of his gardens in France, it's an incredible place!
  5. WDWImagineer's Avatar
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    darn it. the last 20 pics didn't show up on my computer. but, amazing pics! great job.
  6. sir clinksalot's Avatar
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    That was my bad on the paintings, I know they were Monet's, not sure why I typed Van Gogh.

    Great update everybody. I love the Mickey and Minnie in the poncho's. Great Touch!!!
  7. WheresMickey's Avatar
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    Nice pictures and update!
  8. Hayley B's Avatar
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    Wonderful Trip Report, MiceChatters. Everything looks so Beautiful.

    So, Toad Hall is still there in Storybook Land? I thought I heard at one time, that they changed to something for Aladdin.

    Mickey & Minnie in there Rainy Day outfits looks so cute.

    "The Tokyo Disneyland Hotel Courtyard" looks so beautiful and fantastic. I love it!

    I had a feeling I have seen that cow before. That cow from the Hall of President presentation.

    This was wonderful. I hope you all had a wonderful time, during your visits to theses places.

    -Hayley B.
  9. skybluefusion's Avatar
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    Toad Hall was moved. It's original location on the ride is now where the Alladin palace sits but the Toad Hall building was put back in the ride at another location.
  10. Hayley B's Avatar
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    oh cool and thank you skybluefusion. I'm glad it's still there.
  11. Maverick's Avatar
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    RIP Top Gun Roller Coaster
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    Nice job! Love the night shots at DL also!!!

    Am I the only one that spotted hidden Mickeys in the Getty Gardens?
  13. xalesa's Avatar
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    Very nice weekend update! I love photos from the DL parks around the world; familiar buildings amongst various terrain. TDL is truly beautiful. Would love to visit one day.
    Nice job on the Getty museum, as well.
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    Am I the only one that spotted hidden Mickeys in the Getty Gardens?
    rstar, I saw 2 hidden mickeys so i'm right there with you.

    i wouln't be so opposed to the IASW revamp if it had subtle additions like the marie in paris i saw, but thats just me.

    If I ever go to TDL I am so staying at the TDL hotel!
    **awesome update, I look forward to these every week! **
  15. RenMan's Avatar
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    Those are gorgeous after-hours shots! Is Mac Daddy sharing any higher-resolution copies of them????

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  17. TDLFAN's Avatar
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    [quote=WDWImagineer]darn it. the last 20 pics didn't show up on my computer. but, amazing pics! great job.[/quote]
    That's too bad...they were the best pictures in the entire update.. ;)
  18. Craigroy8287's Avatar
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    I love Disneyland at night. Being at the park after the sun goes down and all the lights in the park go on is amazing. Those were some great pics of main street.