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Disney Dream's Enchanted Art; Quiet Moments at Disneyland; Wizarding World

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by , 02-18-2011 at 09:41 PM


Welcome to another edition of your Weekend Update. Denise nbodyhome Preskitt has more photos from the Disney Dream this week plus another Walt Disney World update. That's followed by some of RegionsBeyond's quiet moments at Disneyland. We finish up this week with an excerpt from a stellar trip report from MiceChatter biggsworth. This week we visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Have a great weekend. Stay dry!



Denise nbodyhome Preskitt has photos of the Enchanted Art on the Disney Dream plus a Walt Disney World update


First up, more Disney Dream photos. One of my favorite things about the Disney Dream is the Enchanted Art, which look like regular pieces of artwork but they come to life when you get near them.

There are many piece of Enchanted Art, we didn't even find them all in the time we were there. My favorite actually was found on the morning we debarked from our 2 night trip.









These are pirate ships fighting each other (artwork to artwork fighting!)









Video of the Enchanted Art on the Disney Dream:




This artwork is a game:










And on our last morning, I couldn't sleep so I went wandering the ship. I found this Walt Disney artwork, which included the Enchanted Art in the center of it. The video shows all 3 versions of the art featuring cartoons of Walt Disney's.

















Mickey and Minnie are now meeting guests in several areas of the Magic Kingdom, including Frontierland now that Mickey's Toontown Fair has closed:



Video:




The princesses have also moved from Mickey's Toontown Fair, they are in Adventureland:


Video:




And lastly, the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival is taking shape in a big way! This is now my very favorite time of the year at Epcot, and I could walk the park every day if I had the time - it's beautiful.

Mickey and Minnie Mouse:



Mickey, Minnie and Pluto (as Pluto holds a kite):



Terence and Tinker Bell in their new Pixie Hollow meet and greet:



Vidia and Rosetta:



Lady and the Tramp:



Pandas in China:





Looking towards Spaceship Earth:




And the Odyssey:




The Butterfly Tent houses several topiaries - Bambi, Thumper and Flower:



I can't wait for the Festival to start!



Follow Denise's trips around Walt Disney World and beyond at her website: mousesteps.com.






More quiet moments at Disneyland from RegionsBeyond


















































MiceChatter biggsworth's epic trip to Orlando


MiceChat member biggsworth took an epic trip to Florida recently, visiting the Disney parks, Universal Studio's Islands of Adventure and the Kennedy Space Center. He ended up with a wonderful collection of photos, many of which we will be bringing you over the course of the next few weeks. We're starting with his take on The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Islands of Adventure. You'll find a lot more photos along with his commentary at the link to his trip report below.



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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:

Denise nbodyhome Preskitt (mousesteps.com)
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Ken Eslick (DisneylandPostcards.net)
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Updated 03-19-2011 at 08:01 AM by Weekend Update

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  1. Fairy Godmother Travel's Avatar
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    Loved the enchanted artwork on the Dream!

    Regionsbeyond and biggsworth--nice photos! Thanks for sharing.
  2. KingEric's Avatar
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    love it!!!! So much is happening!
  3. Barbossa's Avatar
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    Great update!
  4. villagecreator's Avatar
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    Great update! Interesting that Disney used the classic Pirates soundtrack for the "battling artwork" as opposed to the current one.
  5. Timekeeper's Avatar
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    I love those new "magic pictures" that are on the Dream.



    Timekeeper
  6. Ukulele Guy's Avatar
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    Have I ever said how much I love RegionsBeyond's photography? Because it's awesome. It is.

    Also the enchanted pictures on the Dream are awesome! Imagine if those were worked into the hotels or better yet into an actual attraction!
  7. composerboy's Avatar
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    Oh my god that tinkerbell...
  8. DisWedWay's Avatar
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    Glad to see Tilly in a good mood. Wish she could speak and greet with some Disney Magic. Harry Potter's Land looks very interesting and worth exploring. Speaking of Tinkerbell, have they ever had a Blue Fairy that walked about or appeared at Special Moments, like at make a wish in Fantasyland?
  9. KENfromOC's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by composerboy
    Oh my god that tinkerbell...
    Has Tink been at the brew-pub a few dozen times, or did the man-fairy knock her up???
  10. BassBone's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by KENfromOC
    Has Tink been at the brew-pub a few dozen times, or did the man-fairy knock her up???
    Ha ha ha, it's funny because she's not a hollywood waif. Grow up.
  11. IndyFan1's Avatar
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    [QUOTE=BassBone;bt16318]Ha ha ha, it's funny because she's not a hollywood waif. Grow up.[/QUOTE]

    no, she just doesn't have the physical characteristics of tinkerbell. she's supposed to have an almost comically overdone hour glass figure. it's no different then if they had the tarzan actor walking around with a huge beer gut instead of a chiseled six-pack or a mall santa that only weighed 110 pounds. it simply wouldn't look right, that's all.
  12. nbodyhome's Avatar
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    I took the pics that included the Disney Dream and Tinker Bell - IMHO, she is a really terrific Tink.
  13. SleepingCorgi's Avatar
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    great update! LOVE the walt enchanted art - it pays a tasteful and humble homage to him, which is what I think he would have appreciated.

    and thanks, biggsworth, for the photos! how are the crowds over in harry potter? still insane? it doesnt look too bad from your pics. Hope you had a great time!
  14. Marko50's Avatar
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    One of the things that I feel is sometimes lacking in this blog is commentary. I see that biggsworth had some in his trip report - I feel his pix here would have benefitted from some captions.
    Updated 02-23-2011 at 12:35 AM by Marko50 (for perfection)