Japan: Day 9 – Disneyland (2)


Toontown, where toons live.

entertaining kids
I came upon this mini marching band putting on a performance in Toontown.

visual sound effects
Such happy, wacky, brightly-coloured costumes. Yet not gaudy or eye-searing. Disney, my eyes thank you for not torturing my eyes with awful costumes. (Well, there were several rather unappealing ones in the Jubilation parade, but overall I couldn’t fault the Disney aesthetic.)

I like this pic for the interaction in it. Shy little girl being coaxed to participate by the friendly band member. The Disneyland Cast Members always looks so happy when dealing with people, and they are particularly nice to children (naturally).

happy kid
Look at that happy smile!

Lots of illusion of depth tricks employed inthe construction of buildings and the backdrops around Disneyland.

toon hole?
A Toontown manhole. A Toonhole.

beware of toons with bad driving skills
I thought the signboards around Toontown were amusing. Beware of toon driving dangerously?

five dime
Five Dime store. A gift shop.

cab co
Roger Rabbit ride exterior.

Fireworks store. (This one was just a facade.)

beware of falling safes
Falling safe zone. hahah!

roger rabbit fount
Roger Rabbit fountain.

gasoline additive?
“Try… Nox & Ping’s Gasoline Additive. Makes your car backfire and sputta – just the way a toon car oughta.”
I like this kind of joke. hahah

I didn’t notice this number plate until I was going through my photos. “Anim8ed.” Nice one!

ink & paint
Ink & Paint department is beside the Toontown School.

*goes off on tangent about Ink & Paint* The Ink & Paint departments of old were usually full of women and according to an article I read the other day, it’s scientifically logical because apparently women see more shades of colour than men. Something like that. hahah (I would prefer to work in ink & paint myself, as opposed to the animation department. Colourssss.)

goofy hat
I decided to grab my lunch from Huey, Dewey and Louie’s Good Time Cafe in Toontown, and walk to find a good spot to sit down before the 2pm Jubilation Parade. This girl was in the queue beside me. The Goofy hat headband caught my eye.

Next: People-watching, Pre-Jubilation Parade


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