Home of the Future, Fair of the Past. Welcome to the Weekend Update for June 28th.
by, 06-27-2008 at 07:57 PM
It's county fair time in many parts of the country, and MickeyMaxx takes us on a photo tour of one of the largest county fairs in California. Before we get to that though, special guest photographer PEZZ Lightyear shares a sneak peek at the Innoventions Dream Home at Disneyland, staffer SummerInFL continues to show us her perspective on the west coast parks, plus a "walk around the world" with nbodyhome.
This week we'll start on the West Coast:
MiceChatter PEZZ Lightyear attended an early morning Annual Passholder sneak preview of the new Innoventions Dream Home in Tomorrowland at Disneyland and shares these photos with us.
You can read the official Disney press release HERE.
Read the entire trip report HERE.
SummerInFL is back in Florida now but continues to share her fantastic images from her Disneyland Resort trip.
Disney's California Adventure:
The shelves of Main Street Disneyland:
Walt Disney World
Denise nbodyhome Preskitt continues her "walk around the world" and we're so lucky that she shares the images with us.
Denise documents her WDW walks on her website: www.mousesteps.com.
On the walk from Disney's Hollywood Studios to the Boardwalk:
Looking at the Boardwalk Resort from the Yacht Club/Beach Club beach.
The re-opened Contemporary Grounds coffee bar.
Construction on the new tower at Contemporary Resort.
Animal Kingdom Villas
Work in progress at the Boardwalk Resort.
San Diego County Fair
Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, California
MiceChatter MickeyMaxx and your editor, Rixter, made a trip to the San Diego County Fair this week. A trip to the fair had been one of our annual rituals, but our busy schedule has prevented a pilgrimage to the fair for about five years. Many of our old favorites can still be found at the fair: the photographic exhibit and competition; the home and garden exhibits; the huge halls filled with hucksters selling waterless cookware, eversharp knives and hyper-absorbent sponge cloths; the fun zone. The one thing that has changed significantly is the food offerings. The fair has always been known for the offbeat food that is served, but the booths from which the food is sold are bigger, louder and crazier than I remember them from a few years ago.
Herewith is MickeyMaxx's photographic tour of the San Diego County Fair.
The queue to enter is as long as any seen at a theme park! What's the hang-up?
Oh, I see...metal detectors!
Summer of Sports is this year's theme.
"Mom in a machine"
You can read the complete trip report with all of the photos HERE.
The San Diego County Fair is a county fair held every summer at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, California. The fair is a major draw for San Diego County residents; in recent years, attendance figures have risen above a million annually, reaching a record all-time attendance of 1,265,997 in 2007. The fair began in 1880 as an agricultural fair. The location moved from place to place for several years until finally settling on the Del Mar Fairgrounds in 1936. In 1954, the fair's name changed to the Southern California Exposition and San Diego County Fair. In 1970, this was shortened to the Southern California Exposition. The fair was again renamed in 1984 to the Del Mar Fair. Food also is a feature of the fair, with more than 100 food booths. There are many fair classics as well as other interesting delicacies for people to try, including beef sundaes, fried Twinkies, and apple fries. Something new is added every year, such as fried cola in 2007.*
The San Diego County Fair continues daily through July 4th. The official website can be found HERE.
Each week, we provide you with Disney details which we challenge you to identify. Where in the universe can you find this little beauty?
This is EPCOT's Mission Space logo, but we are not in Florida... where can this logo be found?
Eye Spy Answer from last week:
Fowler's Harbor - Disneyland
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
A very special thank you to our wonderful guest photographer PEZZ Lightyear for sharing his vision with us.
This Week's Editor - Rixter
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