Hello there everyone! It is Andrea here today and I would like to talk to you all about something very special that I have been meaning to talk to you about for a while now...and that is -- "The Wonderful World of Disney" special event at Disneyland! The Fairytale Club occasionally has special events at Disneyland, and this was the last one that we had, back at the beginning of June. And it was so amazing and magical and wonderful!!!
Now, if you know anything about our events, then you know that what they are are basically big excuses to papercraft in the park and have a fun-filled, beautifully themed party with fellow crafty girls who love Disney! And so that is basically what we did. We all met up in Downtown Disney at Tortilla Jo's restaurant and once there, we all celebrated our love of Disney and planning/scrapbooking together with a really cool "Wonderful World of Disney" luncheon party.
The theme was all about vintage Disney. Back in the 1950's, while Walt Disney was gearing up to open up his new theme park, called "Disneyland," he created a show called "The Wonderful World of Disney," and with it, Disney presented ideas and plans and sneak peeks for what he was going to be doing in the park! So cool, huh?!!! He was trying to hype up the new theme park and it totally worked! People got very excited! And so, that was really what I wanted the theme for this event, and subsequently the special collection/kit that we created for the event, to be all about -- the magical ideas that Walt Disney had for Disneyland back in the late 50's and early 60's, when the park was just beginning and the "Happiest Place on Earth" and it's dreamy ideology was just being formed into the place that we know and love today!
To this end, there is a ton of vintage goodness that was put both into the event itself and into the kit that we created for it! One good example of this is our "Small World" image that we featured both in the event and in the kit! For the event, we had a special photo-booth set up that we did...and we always do something special like this for our events...a specially made and large prop that our guests can take pics with while they are at our party. For "Mad Tea Party", we did a "this way, that way" Wonderland sign, for "Spooky" we did a replica of the Haunted Mansion grandfather clock, and for this, our "Wonderful World of Disney" party, we did an absolutely magical version of the front facade of the Small World ride! This image could also be found on the front of the kit tote bags that each of our guests received, and of course, also within the kit, on one of the planner pages, and in the ephemera pack and cut-apart sheet, etc. I have to say that everyone seemed to love this image (both in the kit and in real life)! The girls at the party all took pics in front of our "Small World" and it was waaaaay cute!
In addition to the pics that our pro photographer took of everyone in front of our photo-booth Small World set up, we also took pics throughout the party of all of us having fun and papercrafting! And if you are wondering what we worked on for our class project, let me talk a little bit about that! So what we worked on were special memory planners which serve as both a planner and a scrapbook for the Disney adventure that we were having! It is a very fun keepsake to put the memories from that day in (and any other Disney adventure day that you want to place in there from this summer or this year as well).
We ate lunch first - yummy enchiladas, salad, guacamole and chips, and brownies for desert - all at our beautiful, long table which was set up and decorated to look like a pretty vintage Disney tea-party, with vintage elements like good ole' Mickey Mouse and Peter Pan on the table...and then we started making pretty stuff with our kits!
While we crafted, we chatted, introduced ourselves to each other, talked about Disney and Disneyland and all the things we loved about it! And as we cut and pasted things into our new Disney memory planner album, we also gave away some fun prizes! Everyone got at least one prize and there were all kinds of things that were given away, including some cute planner and scrapbooking things and also some really adorable Minnie Mouse Fairytale Ears!
At the end of the party in Downtown Disney, we took more pics, including one big group pic of all of us with our memory planners! I think it came out waaaaay cute! And then people started leaving (and I gave out a few more prizes to the last of the stragglers out the door), and the best part was...that we weren't done yet! Nooooo, the day was by no means over because we also had our special "After Party" in the park!!! Now, not everyone comes to the after party walk around the park, but a lot do, and whether or not you do, you are of course in for a really wonderful time. However, I always recommend coming with us into the park because it is soooo much fun!
In the park, we took our guests through a Fairytale Club kind of tour which was of course vintage Disney themed too, just like everything in our "Wonderful World of Disney" event! We took everyone down Mainstreet U.S.A, down through the castle and into Fantasyland! In Fantasyland, we went on vintage rides that have been there since the park began, back in the 50's and 60's...rides which were reflected in the specialty kit that we created for the event! These rides included Dumbo and Small World of course...plus we also all got in a big tea-cup in front of the tea-cups ride and we also went on the carousel, Snow White, and Storybookland! So much fun!!!
We took pics all along the way and had fun doing other quintessential and magical Disney things like getting churros, making a wish in Snow White's wishing well, getting some fairy dust sprinkled on us from a fairy godmother, etc! Oh, and we, of course, took pics in front of the beautiful castle!!! And we showed our guests ways to pose, where the best places to take pics are, and also where they could find some fun, free or cheap ephemera to add to their memory planner/scrapbook, along with their pics (which everyone got in an online gallery, included in their event ticket), to really make their memories from their Disney adventure come alive!
It was really such a great and beautiful day at the park! I loved doing this event as I always love doing these special Fairytale Club events at Disneyland! I do have to say that because of my poor health, this may have been my last event like this at the park....but who knows, maybe in the future, if my health gets a lot better, we can go back to doing them again because they really are so wonderful and magical! Anyhow, I hope you enjoyed this review of the event and I hope you all have a wonderful day! To those who were there at the event, thank you so much for sharing in that magical experience with me and for your support! Huuugs to everyone!!!