Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Meet Me at Disneyland, Pt. 3

The Storybook Land attraction boats aren't the only way to see the miniature homes and villages of your favorite Disney characters. The Casey Jr. Circus Train is a wonderful alternative that also allows you to view (at varying speeds) these carefully crafted masterpieces. As Casey Jr. himself says, "All aboard!" The golden spires of Agrabah from "Aladdin" are some of the first sites that you'll see as your train departs the station.

Toad Hall is a particular favorite of mine; this was the first time I'd noticed the drain spout on the right side of the Hall. The amount of detail found on these buildings blows my mind.

I could spend days staring at all of the buildings in Pinocchio's Village.

The blending of the miniature alps with the scenery of the Matterhorn attraction is masterful.

The Alice in Wonderland area is another favorite.

Zooming in you can see the rabbit hole that she fell down...down...down into, which began her amazing journey into Wonderland.

Alice's modest home:

The church, complete with stained glass windows...

and detailed tombstones:

The Peter Pan Park can be difficult to capture on film as Casey speeds by. Although I love the area and the detailed statue of Peter, it seems like the designers here could have done a better job of blending the statue in with the park. It almost appears as if someone just plopped it on top of the brick pathway, which (one would assume) would block the path of the miniature pedestrians.

The cottage of the Seven Dwarves, with a tiny broom leaning against the outside wall:

At various points along the journey, you can see Cinderella's castle, perched high atop the hill:

Don't bother to set your watch to this clock; it is perennially midnight in Storybook land.

Before we leave Fantasyland, I'll post a few photos of the Climbers that were busy getting ready for their descent from the majestic Matterhorn that morning:

Zooming in for a closer view:

I know it's cruel, but this is where I will leave you "hanging" for today...ouch...what a painfully poor pun.

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1 comment:

K. Martinez said...

I don't think I've ever seen the Alice in Wonderland area ever photographed this way. Your photo really lets you see the whole layout and how it fits together. It's absolutely beautiful. You did a great job on the Matterhorn photos too. I love it.