Chuck Canzoneri has returned to the west coast and to Disneyland, and gives us a brand new photo report:
Chuck’s wife brought a special guest to the park
It’s Dug, from Pixar’s new film, Up. Chuck purchased him at the Disney Store
He looks completely different from the official Dug being sold by F.A.O. Schwartz, that Chuck found in New York City
The AMC in Downtown Disney featured some very tall banners for the upcoming film
There were also small banners, but only around the theatre. The rest of Downtown Disney still promotes Food & Wine
It looks like Summer is here. This was the crowd at rope drop, and remember this was a Wednesday, which is usually one of the least busy days
A big line at City Hall of people looking to get their Celebration Buttons
Today’s baked treat was Candied Apples
It looks like some additional cables have been set up along Tinker Bell’s flight path for Dumbo’s flight this summer for the new fireworks show “Magical”
It’s never been so noticeable before. It kind of looks like the Skyway is coming back :)
A strange section of pavement on the walkway to Fantasyland
The White Rabbit has been without a clock for over a month now
The Astro Orbiter continues to come back together
Ever notice something strange about Barbossa’s portrait? Something missing?
The pinkie from his left hand isn’t there!
Walking across the lawn at The Haunted Mansion. I’m pretty sure this is a Disney Don’t…
Once again, it’s quiet at Celebration Roundup and Barbecue. This was taken around 3PM. Only 9 tables in use
There wasn’t even a show going on
Chip and Dale were outside the corral and meeting people. No reservation required
They seemed excited to see Dug
As you may know from Chuck’s many other photo reports, he was there for the food!
Chuck saw the Celebrate Tex-Mex cooking demonstration from one of the head chefs at Ariel’s Grotto
He made a Poblano pepper stuffed with pulled pork. Chuck says it may have been the best thing he’s eaten at the festival so far
Celebrate China with Paul Okamura
Paul is the sous chef at Club 33 (mentioning that you work at Club 33 always gets an excited round of applause). He made a chicken stir fry
Dug paid a visit to A Bug’s Land
2 new Haunted Mansion figurines at Off the Page
This figure is the first in a collection from the Walt Disney Classics Collection featuring all of the famous The Haunted Mansion characters
And this second figure is a new Jim Shore piece
And finally over at the World of Disney, some new Up merchandise
Besides Dug, they’re selling 3 of the villain dogs. Interesting that they’re selling them now since you barely see them in the film’s advertising
Dug thanks you for joining him and hopes you see Up when it opens on May 29th!