Tokyo Disneyland Plates featuring World Bazaar & Adventureland

I had all but given up on Value Village (a Canadian charity shop) for finding Disney treasures. Either people weren’t parting with the stuff as much anymore or more Disneyana fans had caught on to the great deals!

But now that I have moved to a different part of Ontario, I have access to new Value Village stores with new donated treasures. And so I am again finding a Disney treasure or two. Like these:

World Bazaar

In the North American parks, this would be called Main Street USA. But even though the name has been changed, the attractions are mostly the same with lots of eateries and shopping opportunities.

Mickey and Minnie seem to be enjoying a fall day in dapper style!

Adventureland

I love the Jungle Cruise setting for this hunting expedition, but I think our three intrepid hunters have picked the wrong prey in Sher Khan!

Kudos to Goofy for shooting with a camera.

The back side of plate

Unlike the North American products where the merchandise is stamped with both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, Tokyo Disneyland gets to issue these all on its own.

I wonder if there were plates for the other lands? Those being Westernland, Critter Country, Fantasyland, Toontown, and Tomorrowland. Also, the 7 areas of Tokyo DisneySea could also have a plate each. The Internet yielded up no pictures to prove the existence of such plates.

Again, I am pleased as punch to again find Disney treasure on the cheap ($5.99 CAN each).

Pirate Adventure

47 Days: A Pirate’s Adventure

Pirate Adventure

Look for hidden treasure in Adventureland in A Pirate’s Adventure!

Pirate Adventure

The motto of every Pirate in training!

Hello everyone, and welcome to #Day47 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown!  Each day is a day closer towards the big excursions, and I am excited about this one because it is an experience that I’ve never looked into, and Sophie hasn’t done it either.  I think things like A Pirate’s Adventure were born out of the success of the Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure, which, of course, has since been replaced by Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure.  A Pirate’s Adventure hasn’t been along very long, just about a year I believe, and is focused entirely in Adventureland, as you would imagine, but it sounds like a lot of fun for kids — and perhaps even their parents — to enjoy!  Here are the rules of this here Pirated Adventure:

A Pirate’s Adventure Treasure Hunts:

  • There are five treasures hidden throughout Adventureland.  Your goal is to grab a special magic talisman to read 5 treasure maps to find the hidden treasure!
  • Race against Captain Barbosa to find the Treasure of the Pacific!
  • Beat the British in the Treasure of the Indian Ocean!
  • Make a special spell to hide the port in Treasure of the Caribbean!
  • Locate a pirate ship to find the Treasure of the Arctic!
  • Battle with Blackbeard and win the Treasure of the Mediterranean!

Each of these adventures takes about 20 minutes, and you can stop and start throughout the day, so think about this as an alternative Magic Kingdom adventure for you and your kids!  Have you ever done this?  Is it fun?  Let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by today!

Eight Weeks

48 Days: Swiss Family Treehouse

Swiss Family Treehouse

Swiss Family Treehouse shot of the water transport system.

Hello everyone, and welcome to #Day48 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown!  Today we are taking a look at the Swiss Family Treehouse attraction, an original attraction located in Adventureland!  As crazy as this sounds, I love this attraction, it is one of my favorites to explore each visit, and I truly enjoy putting myself into the story and imagining what it would be like to have to live like this.

In fact, I like this attraction so much that it has been the subject of numerous blog posts, but this one in particular is one I really enjoy!

Part of why I like the attraction is because of the unique vantage points that it reveals — did you know that you could check out Space Mountain from the Treehouse?

Swiss Family Treehouse

A shot of Space Mountain from over at the Swiss Family Treehouse.

In addition to the unique vantage points, I really like how the Imagineers worked all of this in from the story.  It’s amazing how much they do with each of the attractions, and because of that, they make an attraction so much better than it ever would be otherwise.  Here’s a shot of the very top of the attraction:

Swiss Family Treehouse

The top of the Swiss Family Treehouse.

The only thing I wish was that it was accessible for disabled guests.  I know that this would be very hard to accomplish, but it would be nice to see.

Do you and your family enjoy Swiss Family Treehouse, or do you skip it?  Let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by!

Pirates

69 Days: Pirates of the Caribbean

Pirates

Pirates of the Caribbean, #Day69 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown

Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s #DisneyWorldCountdown post!  We are now officially at #Day69 in our countdown, and for this day, we are taking a look at Pirates of the Caribbean, that attraction located in Adventureland at the Magic Kingdom!

This is an attraction that I really like because it is usually a quick line, not much waiting, it is cool and comfortable, it has great scenes and action, a drop, and this attraction has led to a whole series of movies!

Pirates

The detailing in the queue is a great part of Pirates of the Caribbean!

In many ways, the queue is what really makes this ride.  There are so many intricate details involved in this queue, everything from the lights and the guns and the jail cells (did you know that in the jail scene, the skeletons are staring at the chessboard because it is in a stalemate situation?  That’s why they died, they kept looking for that next move!)

But, of course, the best features of Pirates of the Caribbean is, of course, the ride itself!  It is such a winding, meandering path, with a town scene, a jail scene, a scene involving the attack on the fort, and lastly, Captain Jack Sparrow sitting with all of his treasure around him!

So tell me, what do you think of the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction?  I hope you like this classic Disney attraction!  Please let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by!

 

The Lands of Disneyland: Adventureland!

Tarzan's Treehouse is one of the attractions you can find in Adventureland

Tarzan’s Treehouse is one of the attractions you can find in Adventureland

Today we are taking a look at Adventureland in our continuation of our Lands of Disneyland series!  This land, much like similar lands of the same name at other Disney parks, is themed around the spirit of adventure that can be found in the land.  Originally, Adventureland was going to be based off of some of the nature documentaries that Walt Disney produced, including real animals!  However, after Walt was told that real animals would likely hide or sleep all day, the decision was made to make animals that would take the place of the real animals.  Later on, Audio-Animatronic animals were put in place to add a more realistic feel.

In Adventureland you can find the following attractions for you to enjoy:

In addition to the attractions, you can also find shops and snack bars — including the Tiki Juice Bar, which is located right outside the Enchanted Tiki Room and can be a great way to get a Dole Whip before the next show!

As a family, we didn’t really spend a whole lot of time in Adventureland.  One thing that is a little disconcerting about Disneyland is how quite often, pictures you take in one land are of attractions or scenes in a completely different land, such as the two photos below.  However, that is really part of the charm of Disneyland, I suppose, and will never be changed, so it isn’t that big a deal really.

This picture shows Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, located in Frontierland

This picture shows Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, located in Frontierland

This picture was taken from Tarzan's Treehouse of the shops

This picture was taken from Tarzan’s Treehouse of the shops of Frontierland and Adventureland

I hope you have enjoyed your visit to Adventureland, one of the lands of Disneyland Park.  Stay tuned as we take a look next at one of the smallest — but most popular — lands when we explore New Orleans Square on Friday!  Until then, let me know please, what do you think of Adventureland?  Just let me know in the comments, and thanks!