Duffy’s New Friend

There is a Twitter hashtag going around. #ダッフィーとジェラート (Duffy and Gelato) What is this all about? OLC has created a webpage for a new event/character. The countdown has been going on for a while now, but I finally got a chance to actually go to DisneySea and see what it was all about. I had been seeing photos of the new painting of Duffy and sketches of the new friend popping up on Twitter. The website says that it’ll be 11 more days till the rumors are solved! I can’t wait to see how the painting(s) change and who Duffy’s new friend is going to be!

Hmm, who drew this picture of Duffy?

What kind of animal is Duffy’s new friend going to be?
Since I took this photo the sketch has been updated!

Duffy’s new friend must like to paint!

This picture has been getting updated too.
When it first showed up there was no Duffy sitting in the gondola.

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Kiki & Lala Cafe: Tanabata Ver.

I had the chance to go to the Kiki & Lala Cafe in Shibuya, Tokyo again with my friend from Rilakkuma Desu/Arielinkawaiiland. This time the cafe’s theme was Tanabata. In case you were wondering what Tanabata is I explained it in my Disney Tanabata Days post. if you haven’t seen it yet, please check out my photos from the previous time I went to the Kiki & Lala Cafe and to the Kapibarasan Cafe!

This is going to be an image heavy post, but I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did! The Kiki & Lala Cafe will be open until July 7th, 2014. After that they will be revamping it to be a new character cafe! The “new” cafe will re-open on July 18th, 2014. Hint: It’s going to be another Sanrio character!

A new Tanabata sign

Name sticker machines. You can create cute labels with your name on them.

Lots of new foods to try!

The menu had been renewed as well.

Cobb Salad with Eggs, Lala’s Cold Soup, and Milky Way Pasta

Kiki’s Tanabata Maccha Parfait, Lala’s Mango Pudding Parfait, and Orange French Toast

They even had new merchandise out! (Not limited to the cafe)

I am in love with the swan and purple unicorn fluffy

Waiting in line with Kiki & Lala

They had a new display for guests to take pictures with!

Tanabata placemat! We promptly rolled them up and packed them away.

Pastel Tanabata banners of cuteness!

Last time we didn’t get flowers on our table, but this time we did!

Even the flowers are themed. Such detail!

Empty tables!
We got there before it opened and stood in line so we were able to get nice photos.

Kiki Iced Latte! I forgot my candy at the cafe…

Up close. Too cute to drink!

Tanabata Coaster! We took this home too :3

Orange French Toast! It was deilicous.

Kiki & Lala Cookie!

Ariel’s Mango Pudding Parfait

Tanabata Roll Cakes!

These are takeout cakes and not served in the cafe.

I also made a short video! You can see at the end where I completely destroy my Kiki Latte…

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Easter in New York Pictures

I have mentioned this a few hundred times on Facebook and Twitter, but I LOVE EASTER IN NEW YORK. There are many shows at Disney that I love, but this would definitely be in the top 3. Anyway, I have also gotten my husband addicted to this show and we’ve been quite a few times now. Lately we’ve been too busy trying to do the body percussion with the characters that we haven’t been able to take many photos. (MICKEY CAME UP TO ME AND DID THE BODY PERCUSSION WITH ME!) Anyway, here are some photos that we got from one of the times that we went.

I’m sure you all know by now how much I love Donald.
I mean, he’s wearing purple! Who wouldn’t love him?!

I love when Donald does the poses with this band member.

I love, love, love this shot. Me next, Minnie! ME NEXT!

I didn’t have too many good shots of Mickey.
…Probably because I was screaming at him most of the time.

Taxi Cab Pluto!

THE LOVE OF MY LIFE.

Another shot that I like. Too bad more of the flag isn’t visible.

Confetti Daisy. So cute!

I just realized I have zero photos of Duffy and Shellie May…Hmmm. I have about three more SD cards full of EiN photos so I shall see what I can find. Let me know which character you like the best! I, of course, love Donald the most :3 I hope we can go again before the spring events end!

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Electrical Parade Renewal

Today the news was announced that the Electrical Parade: Dreamlights will be getting renewed next July. A new Rapunzel float will be added to the parade. The article says that the Rapunzel float will have both Rapunzel and Flynn Rider on it. It says the design will have the lantern scene, Rapunzel’s hair, and flowers. The Peter Pan pirate ship float, Blue Fairy Float, Knights of Light, along with 4 others will be renewed and use LED lights. This is the third renewal since 2007 and 2011.

I haven’t watched the Electrical Parade since the countdown on New Year’s Eve, but I am definitely going to need to go back and watch it again before it gets renewed. I’ve always loved the music and lights. I can’t wait to see the new Rapunzel float! Here are some photos from New Year’s Eve. Please don’t mind that they are out of order.

Disney Tanabata Days

To start of this blog post I would like to start by explaining Tanabata, as it may not be commonly known in some countries and if I just jump into the content some people may be very confused.

“Tanabata (七夕 meaning “Evening of the seventh”) is a Japanese star festival, originating from the Chinese Qixi Festival. It celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the stars Vega and Altair respectively). According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month of the lunisolar calendar. The date of Tanabata varies by region of the country, but the first festivities begin on July 7 of the Gregorian calendar.” – Wikipedia

The true definition of Star Crossed Lovers?!

It is a very popular festival and of course, Disney has their own version of the Tanabata Festival. It will be held from June 24th (Tues) ~ July 7th (Mon) It is a very short period, but it is definitely worth checking out. All of the characters have amazing costumes and the merchandise is wonderful as well.


Mickey as Hikoboshi and Minnie as Orihime

Unfortunately I’m not going to be in the country during the time of this event so I will only be able to bring you the information that I have found on the official site. One exciting bit of news it that starting this year they will be having a Tanabata greeting show at DisneySea! It will be held at the harbor three times a day. (10:45~ / 13:00~ / 16:30~) DisneySea will also be setting up a wishing place at the American Waterfront. Fore more information and map images please look at the official website.

I am most upset about missing out on the merchandise. As always the characters are wearing adorable costumes! Donald is so cute! As a Nanoblock lover it is very sad that I will not be in Japan to purchase these adorable figures. Hopefully I’ll be able to snatch them up on auction when I get back. DisneySea will also be providing some delicious looking Tanabata foods.

Along with the same merchandise, Tokyo Disneyland will also have a Tanabata Greeting Parade! This will be held two times a day (11:20~ / 16:15~) along the parade route. I wish I could go see Donald!

Although the merchandise is the same at both parks, the food will be a little different. Hokusai will be offering a Tanabata Zen for 2,880 yen. Everyone who eats this set will receive a special Hokusai wishing card! I’m sure it will be very cute!

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Once Upon a Time

Remeber the blog post I made about the Castle Projection Mapping? We finally were able to go see it for ourselves. Unfortunately we were not able to win lottery seats, but it was still gorgeous from far away. The pictures aren’t too clear, but you can get the general idea of how beautiful it was.

The video below is not mine, but if you would like to see the whole show, check it out!

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Kiki & Lala Cafe

Today I am going to post a few photos from the time I went to the Kiki & Lala Cafe. I went to this cafe the same day I went to the Kapibarasan Cafe with my friend from Rilakkuma Desu. This cafe also is a collab cafe. When we went to the Kapibarasan Cafe one of the staff kindly explained to us that both cafes were designed by the same person/company. The Kapibarasan Cafe was only open for a short period, but the Kiki & Lala Cafe will be open till July 7th, 2014.

Kiki & Lala are collabing with The Guest

A cute sign outside of the store

Menu board! I think they have more items on the menu now.

A gacha machine with the cafe’s original can badges.

Adorable place mats which we were allowed to take home!

My very cute Lala latte. They gave me a pink lollipop instead of sugar.

Macaron & Tart. I thought they put Kiki on upsidedown by mistake, but it was on purpose!
As they served me a staff member from the cafe told me that “Kiki & Lala were both playing on the moon and Kiki fell off! Lala is helping him with her magic wand.”

Kiki & Lala roll cake!

Up close! The picture is so detailed and cute.

I didn’t get as many photos at the Kiki & Lala Cafe as I did at the Kapibarasan Cafe, but you can check out the short video I put together with clips from both cafes. I hope I can go back to the Kiki & Lala Cafe again to try some other foods and get more pictures!

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Springtime Surprise 2014

Hello, hello! Today I am back with a post from the Arabian Coast in DisneySea. I’ve only seen this show once and unfortunately I wasn’t in the best position to take good pictures, but since I am now obsessed with Easter in New York, I have a feeling that I may not be going back to see Springtime Surprise again before the season ends. Therefore! I am going to go ahead and post the photos that I have. Hopefully you will get a rough idea of the show.

Mickey and Minnie come to visit the Arabian Coast!

Of course, Duffy and Shellie May come with them.

Happy dancing and singing! Minnie’s dress is so cute.

I am in love with the dancer’s costumes.

A show at the Arabian Coast would not be complete without Genie!

Before. Hmmmm….

After! Tadaaaaa!

I actually have a video clip from Minnie’s magical dress change! How do they do it?!

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Kapibarasan Cafe

At the beginning of April I went with my friend from Rilakkuma Desu to the Kapibarasan Cafe. It seems that this cafe was a limited time collab with Sign in Daikanyama. We found out about the cafe collab in March and learned that it would be ending on April 6th, so we rushed over to see what all the “kawaii” fuss was about. The first day we planned to go was raining and our cafe date had to be postponed. Fortunately the second day we planned to meet was bright and sunny.

When we arrived at the cafe there was already a long line of customers.
This sign told us it would be a 90 ~ 120 minute wait.

Many customers took photos in front of this cute sign.

There was a basket of Kapibarasan hoods and books you could borrow while waiting in line.

Huge Kapibarasan plushes greeted us and kept us company while we waited.

The cafe windows were decorated with large Kapibarasan cookie decals.

Even the tables had Kapibarasan decals on them.

Kapibarasan coasters and Kapibarasan mugs.

And of course Kapibarasan lattes.

My friend ordered Kapibarasan pancakes!

I ordered a tiramisu roll cake topped with Kapibarasan’s bird friend in ice cream form.

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Mickey & Duffy’s Spring Voyage 2014

Good morning!

Let’s start of the day (or perhaps end the day for some of you) with some beautiful scenery pictures from Tokyo DisneySea. This year’s spring theme is Mickey & Duffy’s Spring Voyage. Duffy and Mickey travel with Minnie and Shellie May visiting different ports around DisneySea. The blue suitcase has been the symbol of their travels for a few years now. Also, Easter is celebrated during the spring season so there were many eggs placed all over the park. The flowers were gorgeous and I was very lucky to be able to go photograph them on a sunny day.

This photo was not framed very nicely, but you can still see the cute eggs

These Spring Voyage signs were all over the park. I love the color theme!

Mickey & Duffy’s suitcase near Cape Cod

A very cute Duffy made out of flowers!

Flower Duffy sits in a Mickey wreath!

Beautiful flowers found in Cape Cod!

More eggs! They were all over the place!

Another Spring Voyage sign. This one was near Arabian Coast

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