Saturday, July 07, 2012

Trip Report Pt. 5: More Buena Vista Street

Besides the cool architecture, there are quite a few fun characters to meet on Buena Vista Street, such as this messenger girl. She was quite astounded when she saw my newfangled camera, as you can tell by the look on her face. Still, she and Officer Blue graciously agreed to pose for a picture. I sure hope they keep the characters on Buena Vista Street, as well as continue to add to them. Main Street over at Disneyland could use a few more while they're at it; how about bringing back the Keystone Kops?

Mickey and the News Boys performed near the Carthay Circle. It's a rollicking fun show, and you'll get to see Mickey actually blink! Seems Anaheim finally got the advanced Mickey that debuted in Orlando about 2.5 years ago.

If they really want to stick to the 1920s/30s theme of Buena Vista Street, then having a Mickey that represents the one from that period would be a huge plus to this show.

On this visit, I was able to enjoy The Five and Dime musical group for the first time. Definitely a large thumbs up on this one!

The lead singer is quite a talent.

I am digging this peacock tie on the drummer; sure wish Elias & Co. sold clothing like this!

The bass player was appropriately playing it cool.

As a bonus for today, here are a few photos of the Hollywood Land area, completely free of guests.

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K. Martinez said...

I saw the Five and Dime group as well and loved them. I really hope they keep up the street characters and performers too, as it gives the area a lively feel.

Hollywood Land was pratically a ghost town when I visited in the morning. At night the only areas with people were Tower of Terror and Mad T Party. The rest of Hollywood Land was very quiet. I'm not sure what the middle of the day was like.

I'm really enjoying your trip report and look forward to reading the rest. Thanks!

Major Pepperidge said...

Mickey's blinking eyes seem unnecessary after all these years, but what can you do. I saw your photo before reading the text and thought that he had gone completely "Orphan Annie" on us.

Connie Moreno said...

I agree with you on that tie - I'd wear it!

Daveland said...

K. - Hollywood Land baffled me from day one. Elaborate store fronts with very little substance (if any) behind them. After you see them, it's like...what's next? Hopefully there are some future plans to put actual shops, restaurants, or attractions behind the phony fronts.

Major - The blinking eyes are very gimmicky. I agree that I don't think they really are necessary or add anything.

Connie - Let's hope someone in merchandising is paying attention here!

TokyoMagic! said...

Dave, I agree with you about Mickey needing to be era-appropriate. I would love to see a pie-eyed Mickey.....that doesn't blink!