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My Ideal Character Meet’n’Greet ​ Locations (Part 3 – Discoveryland)

Hello all!

So here is part three of “My Ideal Character Meet n Greet Locations” and this time I want to talk about my least favourite land – Discoveryland!

I think Discoveryland is the most boring for characters. There are NO characters out. I think that should change and here are my thoughts and suggestions!

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  1. I think having Buzz Lightyear meet by or around his ride is ideal, somewhere near the dead space between the ride and Cafe Hyperion. Makes sense.
  2. I think that having Baymax and Hiro in Discoveryland is AMAZING! They could meet somewhere around near Autopia as there’s lots of empty space and they could easily build a building or a covered area. I would love them to come over.
  3. I think that Stitch and Angel (his female counterpart) could meet somewhere around the boring space near Space Mountain and the other side of Cafe Hyperion. Could be near the Wall-E Statue.
  4. Mr and Mrs Incredible could easily have a meet around the Star Tours area. I think there’s lots of space around there they could easily meet. Sure they don’t have anything to do with Star Wars but the area is OPEN and boring.
  5. Darth Vader and Star Wars characters could easily have an indoor meet at the old Captain EO place, which now just plays clips of new films and shorts. Or just in the Star Tours Arcade, somewhere there.
  6. Finally, I think that it would be nice to bring back some classic characters – so I thought that having the Treasure Planet characters AND the…
  7. Meet the Robinson boys around near Nautilus (had to google that) could be interesting!

So that’s my thought for character meets around in Discoveryland, as it’s boring as hell.

Thoughts? Yes? No? Maybe?

Laura, x

My Ideal Character Meet’n’Greet ​ Locations (Part 5 – MainStreet)

Hello all!

Welcome to part 5 of “My Ideal Character Meet’n’Greet Locations” and this blog we’re heading over to MainStreet USA! I will be honest and say that nothing has really changed for MainStreet, because I like how it is now.

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  1. So starting at the top, I like the idea of having Mary Poppins and Bert, and the penguins, around Town Square. They fit the location decore and I just like them being there.
  2. Over by bows and ribbons I think that Daisy could have her own meet and greet! Or any other of the main Fab 5! Honestly this was just picking anyone. But Chip and Dale could be there, Uncle Scrooge, ect.
  3. Over by the Boarding House Minnie can stay there. I like her there!
  4. Over down by Casey’s I think Marie could move there and stay down there.
  5. Popping on over to The Plaza Gardens Restuarnet, have Goofy, Pluto ect at the meet they currently have there.
  6. Also have some roaming characters around Central Plaza, so I picked Donald for the visual – but any of the fab 5 can meet around there and roam around!

So that’s it for MainStreet, again – I like the current meets they have. But some roaming characters won’t go a miss.

So, thoughts? Yes? No? Maybe? Let me know!

I hope you enjoyed this small series. if you do then I’ll share my thoughts on the Walt Disney Studios!

Laura, x

My Ideal Character Meet’n’Greet ​ Locations (Part 4 -Frontierland)

Hello all!

Here is part 4 of “My Ideal Character Meet N Greet Locations” and this time we’re heading over to Frontierland!

I think recently there has been a bit of an improvement to Frontierland, but things will change. But it’s still nice to dream!

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  1. Starting with what we know, I’d love for Tiana, Naveen and Louis to stay at their location near the boats. BUT because the boats will be coming back, they’ll have to move. But, they could have for a small chunk of the day have the characters meet on the boats, or build a small area near the river boats and have the three characters meet all the time.
  2. Over on Boot Hill I’d love for Jack and Sally to meet all year round – or even just at Halloween and Christmas. Sure it’s like I’m pushing them away, but it seems to be a nice quiet location and the “dead” thing is a nice connection. Plus I’ve seen photos of them around there before when they roamed around. I liked it.
  3. GET RID OF THE POCAHONTAS PLAYGROUND! It’s never open, instead, replace it with a meet n greet for Pocahontas – the space is large they could have lots of characters there. But something Pocahontas related is top.
  4. Over by Cowboy Cookout, have the Toy Story characters of Woody, Jessie, Bulseye and Bo-Peep! The location is ideal and it would be nice to have more of the characters.
  5. Around near the Chaparral Theathre, there’s a TONE of empty space, therefore, have Merida up there – again might seem like I’m pushing her away, but I’m thinking of space.
  6. Finally, I think a NICE AND AMAZING location would be is to have the Brother Bear bears in the small location near the theater. They have a room and outdoor area. OUT THE BEARS THERE!

So that’s my thoughts, i wanted more characters around but I couldn’t think of anymore. Overall, hope you agree.

Thoughts? Yes? No? Maybe? Let me know!

Laura, x

My Rare Disneyland Paris Character Meets – Part 2

Hello all,

This post is part 2 so check out part 1 here!

Russell

Randomly in the Spring of 2014, Russell from UP! Starting meeting guests on Town Square for a limited time! Sometimes he met people at the Boarding House but I was on the phone with my dad and saw him and so, as I do, I freaked out. I think I was either the last person or second to last of the morning. This was at opening or just after? Either way. Happy!

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Governor Ratcliffe

Same Halloween as Shan-Yu, Disney made an effort! The villain of Disney’s Pocahontas doesn’t make appearances anymore, or much. But I was happy to see him Halloween 2012! I didn’t do much, just ran over, photo and gone!

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Lewis and Wilbur Robinson

Same Halloween year, again, this time at the Soiree! I was constantly checking my phone and I saw someone tweet the boys where out. I didn’t think we’d make it so I left it. We then wondered around Discoveryland, checked out the dance party and walked back, on the way out I saw the boys from Disney’s Meet the Robinsons and Lewis (blonde) saw me and hugged me! (NO JOKE!) Maybe he watched my vlogs? Either way when Wilbur wanted a photo, the boys stared to push each other and fight! OVER ME?! WHAT?! I said now-now and they both had a photo with me together. But Wilbur gave me a hug and Lewis a even bigger one! It was lovely. Unfortunately the photo of them together came out crap – so, individual ones it is!

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(PS. I was Dead Pirate Wendy BUT it was cold so I gave up on my costume

Ping aka Warrior Mulan

AGAIN THE SAME YEAR FOR HALLOWEEN! 2012! The best year! I had no idea she was going to be meeting, I walked through Fantasyland as usual and saw a huge line outside Bella Note, I thought it was normal characters but upon seeing Ping I ran and joined the queue! She was amazing and funny! A quick meet as usual but still yay! I hate my photo is extremely over exposed, I gave my friend my camera on the wrong setting. OH WELL!

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Angel

Back for the 20th, same as Mowgli, they brought out rare characters for the shows! In Discoveryland Stitch and his friend Angel did an amazing show! Afterwards we got to meet the characters! Along with them Chip, Dale and Clarice did meets. Technically I was only meant to have only met 1 set of characters but I cheekily ran over to meet Clarice instead! But yay for that cute pink alien!

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So that’s all I have for you today! Please come back for part 3! A few more villains and one very very very unique lost boy!

Thanks guys!

Laura, x

 

 

 

My Favourite Old Disney PC games!

Hello all,

So growing up, I didn’t have many friends. As a result I was always at home playing games on the PC. I’ve had PC in my life since I was born, granted it was slow and didn’t have much room but I loved it all the same. I played a lot of educational games but along with that was Disney games! We didn’t have much money when I was growing up so a lot of the games we got were bootleg DOS games. Regardless, I loved them all the same!

So here I wanted to take a trip down memory lane and share some of those games I used to play!

Aladdin (SEGA) Game for PC

I loved Aladdin when I was a little girl, I used to watch the movie twice a day! So when I learnt of a game for the PC I was amazed! The graphics looked awesome and that 8bit music was to die for! The game used to crash a little bit on me but I played it non the less. I don’t think I ever finished it, but loved it!

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The game is a simple side scroller – left and right controls, space to jump and alt to use your weapon. There’s no time limit on the game but very view health, you start with two lives and can gain more throughout the game. There’s chances to win extra lives and also mini-games that feature abu!

You can collect apples and gems to increase your score as you save Princess Jasmine. Collect Genie items to save your location and increase your winnings at Genie’s lottery!

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The game covered a lot and there’s little features hidden throughout the game from other character references and hidden mickeys!

You can play it online here for free!

Beauty and the Beast – Be Our Guest (DOS Game)

One of my favourite games was this beautiful DOS game featuring the characters and music from Beauty and the Beast! It’s time to help the household get ready for Belle and the Beast to fall in love!

The game is in the same 16bit style, with no voices but wonderful nostalgic 8bit music from Gaston to Be Our Guest! The game features the famous stain glass windows that lead you to each game – 5 in total! The game also has two levels of difficulty – Easy and Hard

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You’re guided by Chip who tells you about the game, then you can pick which game to start with. Either help Cogworth with the music in this symbol remembering game, you can help Mrs Potts bake a cake in this task game where you help get the eggs into the bowl. You can help Plumette clean the gardens of snow and collect flowers for the ball in the search game, assist Lumiere and finally you can help the Wardrobe wash the cloth to make Belles dress in a colour matching game.

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Each game as a few levels to keep you going, some games are harder than others but once you’ve completed the game, Belle and the Beast fall in love!

No controls are needed except your mouse!

You can play the game here for free!

Lion King (SEGA) for PC

The next game on this list is rather popular one and that is the Lion King game for the SEGA or DOS on PC. This game is the same as the Aladdin game, a side scroller with keyboard controls. The game takes you from Simba’s youth through to his adulthood were he battles scar.

Playing this game, it always crashed on me while I played so I didn’t get very far! Annoyingly. But I’m able to play the whole thing now as an adult. Also this game is the hardest I find, the jumps are sticky and the lives are low and you easily die.

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You have no points system, your goal is to complete the level without dying. You can jump on enemies or roar at them then jump on them – you can collect “bugs” as well, this helps towards your life. To the left top you have your “roar” meter, this runs low when you use your roar but does build back fast!

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The game also has mini-games that feature Timone and Pumbaa, where you collect bugs as they drop the the sky. Overall fun but very frustrating!

You can play the game for free here (ignore the screen that says to type a word, just press enter)

Disney’s Hercules Game

ONE OF MY FAVOURITE GAMES WAS THE HERCULES GAME! This game was amazing, it’s more than a simple side-scroller! The game has lots of amazing 3d elements from birds to even letting Herc moves forwards and backwards away from the player in the levels. The game is amazing, I can’t say it enough.

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You play has Herc and start off on Phills training grounds, then you make your way to Thebes and defeat Hades! The only negative thing is the ending isn’t dramatic. Lots of your favourite characters make an appearance, and throughout the game you have Phil yelling famous lines at you – mainly GET YOUR SWORD! The game is easy to pick up, lots of enemies and lots and lots of jumping!

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Later in the game you even fly on Pegasus to help defeat Hades! The game is visually amazing and the sounds are perfect! I highly recommend you play, it’s so fun and amazing for 1997! One of my favourites and even a family favourite too, my parents have played it when I was younger to help me in levels or even for themselves and they love it too!

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The more you play the more you level up and gain perks from a Lighting Sword and better strength – you also collect coins, Herculade for health and even Herc-dolls! There’s also secret level passwords so if you want to start later in the game you can.

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I can’t find an online version but you can safely download it from here – read the instructions on how to install! (Controls are Z-Jump, X-Sword and hold for special, C-General Punch, D-Super Punch, S-change weapon, Left/Right and then Up/Down for front and back, Space-menu)

So that’s all I have for now! Stay tuned for Part 2 of my favourite classic Disney Games!

Laura, x

My Walt Disney World plans!

Hello all, here’s to a good 2017! So new year, new theme ect.

So earlier this month I announced that I’ll be going to Walt Disney World this May for THE FIRST TIME!  So even though I don’t feel like my blog is popular, I wanted somewhere online to document my plans and thoughts and wishes for my trip!

So here are the basics!

  • Dates: May*
  • Hotel: The All-Star Movies Preferred Room.
  • Dining Plan: Hopefully yes, the quick-service plan. Change of plan, no dining-plan for me!
  • Flying: Virgin Atlanic / Day flight there, night flight back.
  • Staying with: Some nights Milly, or all nights! We don’t know yet!
  • Days in the parks: 7 days.
  • Magic Band Colour: Red (OBVS)
  • Disney bounding: Possibly! Milly and I might be the Step-sisters for laughs, but then again, depends on the Florida heat!
  • Park order: Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, (Possibly Hollywood Studios again) finally Magic Kingdom on the last day. But probably will be park-hopping for EMHs too.
  • Vlogging?: Probably yes.
  • Dining bookings?: YES, BE OUR GUEST, LUNCH, PART OF THE DINING PLAN. OMG!

So that is all the information I currently have!

I still have to get my park tickets, I have until March for the current offer then get the dining plan if I can, hopefully won’t cause problems.

But yes, I’M SUPER EXCITED! All the times I’m bored at work and getting up at 6am I just breathe and remember that I’ll finally be walking down MainStreet, seeing the HUGE castle in the Florida sunshine and heat with Milly and crying my eyes out. Its the dream!

I’ll be posting more about my wishes, plans ect in the next coming weeks to keep the excitement going!

Hope you’ve all enjoyed!

Laura, x

(*want to keep the dates a secret, friends and family know but until it gets closer, I might announce it then!)

My Ideal Character Meet’n’Greet ​ Locations (Part 2 – Adventureland)

Hello all! So here is PART 2 of “My Ideal Character locations” for Meet n greets! Previously I have done Fantasyland which you can check out here – but today I want to talk about Adventureland.

Adventureland has SO MANY different styles of places from Agrabah to Pirates to the jungle, it’s amazing. So, therefore, a variety of characters too!

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So here are my explanations:

  1. So starting off at the top, we NEED Jack Sparrow to be around all the time! He’s one of the best characters! And I think he can move around Pirates and Blue Lagoon, there’s lots of little places he can stop – I think it’ll be perfect. OR cut back the long Pirates queue that seems COMPLETELY wasteful. I don’t know if the queues have ever been THAT long but it seems like dead space. Get rid of some of it and have a meet location for him!
  2. Next I think Mr Smee and Capt Hook can stay in the location they’re in now, I think it’s perfect. I wish they kept the deck but can’t have everything. OR have them so they have Skull Rock in the background.
  3. Over in Agrabah, Aladdin, Jasmine, the Genie and Abu can stay meeting. Maybe Jafa too but, I think they should have more face characters there. Aladdin with Abu and Jasmine and Genie, or Abu and Jasmine ect. Easily stay.
  4. Over by Hakuna Mata in the Gazebo they can have back Timone and Rafiki, since they’re next to the Lion King themed restaurant, seems to make sense  (Despite I like Chip n Dale, I don’t know why they’re there)
  5. Over by Hathis we should have a Mowgli meet, or swap with Baloo and King Louie and the monkeys. But if they don’t want them right by the restaurant, there’s space to the right of the restaurant – lots of empty and unused space! Get some Jungle Book characters there!
  6. Over on Adventure Isle, they MEET JANE AND TARZAN AND TERK! Seriously, in the summer or have a nice indoor area, it’s the perfect location. Trees, a treehouse ect, it’s just understandable!
  7. Finally on the other side of Adventure Isle, there seems to be nothing there, they could have an UP meet with Russell, Dug and Carl. Since they have adventures in South America – makes sense!

So that’s what I think would be perfect in Adventureland!

Do you agree? Yes? No? Maybe? Let me know!

Laura, x