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Showing posts with label Be Our Guest. Show all posts

Monday, December 02, 2013

WDW Clicks #6 - Norsk Kultur, Mine Coaster Theming, MK Bus Loop, DHS updates, more



This week we bring the telephoto lens to Seven Dwarfs Mine Coaster, explore the Norsk Kultur stave church gallery in Norway, tour the new bus loop at the Magic Kingdom entrance, see the Christmas tree in Be Our Guest, look at the new Joffrey's coffee carts in DHS, see the altered AFI store and Sid Cahuenga's, gawk at new Disney posters in Magic of Disney Animation, sample some new holiday food items at World Showcase, and glance quickly at Spice Road Table.

Direct link: http://youtu.be/ysX9WxZ31dc

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Kevin Yee is the author of numerous independent Disney books, including the popular Walt Disney World Earbook series and Walt Disney World Hidden History.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Photo Essay: All 40 cherubs in ceiling of Be Our Guest

Have you dined at Be Our Guest? The ceiling of the ballroom has dozens of cherubs painted on it, reportedly featuring the faces of children of those Imagineers who worked on the project. Several of them look a bit too adult for that, I think, sporting grown-up style haircuts in some cases. Maybe some of them are modeled on the Imagineers themselves? The front-line Cast Members were told that it WAS a mixture when the restaurant was brand new, but I haven't heard confirmation yet from inside sources.

Here's a closeup of all forty cherubs. Click any picture for a larger version. Enjoy!










































I've heard from a few folks who feel the cherubs are creepy, with a combination of both young/old in their appearance.

Feel free to weigh in at the comments - do you agree these "babies" look creepy?

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Kevin Yee is the author of numerous independent Disney books, including the popular Walt Disney World Earbook series and Walt Disney World Hidden History.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Be Our Guest restaurant - Photo Tour

I had a chance this weekend to eat at Be Our Guest, the new table-service restaurant in the Magic Kingdom. And the very first Magic Kingdom in the United States where you can buy alcohol as a member of the general public! (you can buy alcohol in Disneyland's Club 33, too, but it's members and their guests only. That is a real thrill too!)

Things I did not know before my visit:

1. There is animated snowfall
2. There are hidden Mickeys (one in a tapestry somewhere, and one in the suits of armor - spear tips apparently?)
3. The lunch dining room has drink cells. Are there free refills?
4. The Beast's castle is more photogenic for fireworks than Cinderella's.

Things I found interesting:

1. The ceiling "fresco" includes children of all races, which is uncommon in European palaces
2. The Grey Stuff dessert is free, one per table, and only given out if you are celebrating something. And by request, even then.
3. The famous Unicorn in Captivity tapestry is here, slashed by the Beast. A subtle poke at Universal, who also uses that tapestry in the Potter ride?
4. Napkins on your table are folded like roses.
5. The "music box" Belle and and Beast in the lunch dining room (quick service) was carved from a single piece of wood! Amazing!

Enjoy the photos! As always, click on any of them for a larger version.


































































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Kevin Yee is the author of numerous independent Disney books, including the popular Walt Disney World Earbook series and Walt Disney World Hidden History.