Thursday, June 25, 2015

A Walk in the Park: Disneyland Edition - Enchanted Windows

By Daisy Sparks

Hello, Disney Avenue readers! It’s time to visit Disneyland again. It’s pretty exciting when places or things that have been around at Disneyland for a long time can be re-imagined. An example of this is the beginning of the new “Enchanted Windows” series along Main St. USA.

Let's take a look at these magical Disneyland windows along Main Street in this week's Walk in the Park article...

The windows along the Emporium used to showcase classic Disney movies from Snow White, to Little Mermaid to Ratatouille. They started as elaborate dioramas to having more recent window displays with animated figures. You can visit Daveland to see some photos of how the Emporium display windows have evolved.

Back in May, the Disney Parks Blog announced that new “Enchanted Window” displays would be in place for the Diamond Celebration. You can refer to this post for more photos about these new Main Street USA window enhancements.

Since then, there have been two Enchanted Windows that have been revealed: Peter Pan and Cinderella. Take a look at this video I shot just for you:

Here are some photos from the new Peter Pan Enchanted Window. It debuted late May to coincide with the official start of Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration.

Several weeks ago, the Cinderella Enchanted Window was quietly revealed with the following scene.

I am glad that they were not revealed all at once. It’s fun to continue to get some Disney magic every now and then. I can’t wait to see the others and to share it with Disney Avenue.

See you in the parks...

Daisy Sparks grew up in Southern California and Disneyland was a regular part of her life. While in college, she started working at Disneyland as a Main Street Merchandise Host. Her "college job" led to 12 adventurous years working with Mickey Mouse. She was a trained Magic Demonstrator, Hat Writer and was even signed off as a Disneyland Monorail Ride Operator. Daisy loved every minute of it while she held various management positions in Merchandise, Business Operations and Attractions. 

Daisy is married to her college sweetheart, David (a former Jungle Cruise Skipper). David solicited Daisy's Duck's help in memorable engagement proposal that took place at Disneyland's Club 33. Daisy left Disneyland in May 2001 to raise her two daughters. She continues to visit the Disneyland Resort multiple times a week as a Guest. Daisy particularly loves the Disneyland heritage because of all of the little details and stories that make it "the happiest place on earth."

You can read more about Daisy's Disneyland adventures over on her personal blog at DisneyDaze .

You can find all of Daisy's articles here.

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