Alice in Wonderland Light Show in Sunderland, UK

This fall (or autumn as our UK friends would say) the city of Sunderland in the UK will be mounting their light show Sunderland Illuminations, from Sep 27 – Nov 2.   As in previous years, a large part of the extravaganza will feature Alice themed displays.  If your are in the neighbo(u)rhood, stop by and take some photos!

Updated Alice Attraction – Side By Side Video Comparison

This is something pretty neat.  A dedicated Disneyland visitor filmed the entire Alice attraction, both before and after the recent rehab and produced this neat side-by-side comparison video.  Having seen the new ride firsthand this past July, they did a very nice job capturing all the new projections and figures.  Enjoy!

 


Upgraded Alice Attraction Finally Opens at Disneyland

After years of being draped in hideously ugly tarps to cover the makeshift scaffolding erected to correct a supposed OSHA violation, the Imagineers at Disney finally unveiled their new enhanced Alice dark ride at Disneyland on Alice Day, July 4th.  Hooray!  Check out this POV video for the new experience.  I must say the new effects look great, and the changes to the downramp vine could have been much worse, but I will always miss the old vine.  For additional commentary go here and here.  We’ll be riding it ourselves shortly, and will comment here with our take.

Huntsville, AL Botanical Garden Alice’s Garden of Wonders

The Botanical Gardens in Huntsville AL have an Alice theme running all summer (May-Aug), titled Alice’s Garden of Wonders.  including a week-long camp for kids running from July 28-Aug 1.  Information can be found at their website here.  Read a review of the experience here and see some photographs here.  Being a botanical garden I’m sure they have a most excellent garden of live flowers.

Fall Meeting Date Announced!

Our next meeting, in Toronto and environs October 3–5, promises to be a doozy!  Check out our Events Page for all the details.  See you there!

Alice on Wednesday Shops in Osaka and Nagoya

This just in from Twitter, there are two new shops in Japan, one in Osaka and one in Nagoya, called Alice on Wednesday.  My Japanese is non-existent, but they seem to be gift/grocery stores.  I’ll take one of each please!  Arigato!

New Austin TX Restaurant with an Alice Theme

As if there weren’t enough cool eateries in Austin to make anyone want to head down south for the next SXSW, opening Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 is The Scarlet Rabbit.  Check out their official site, Facebook page, and menu, and if you’re in the area, give us a review!  I love that they call their salad menu Rabbit Food ;-)


Abandoned Alice in Wonderland Theme Park in Korea?!

I have never heard of this, but looks like it must’ve been quite bizarre.  Blogger Lindsay Eryn stumbled upon the abandoned park and shared some photos.  Sadly the park has since been completely demolished.

New App for the Tourist in Llandudno

The town of Llandudno in Wales has come up with a novel aid to tourism – an app!  The app will provide tourists with 3D adventures and take them on an enhanced digital tour of all the Alice related places in town.  Available in June, not much has been revealed as of yet, but we’ll keep you posted!

The Time Has Come … For a Holiday Getaway!

From one of our Twitter follows comes this link to a very nice Alice themed event locale in Brighton. The Wonderland House is “the perfect base for large family gatherings, friendly get-togethers, vintage themed hen parties or a corporate team-building activity. WONDERLAND HOUSE has stunning sea views and is arranged over 5 floors with 6 exciting, individually designed bedrooms to discover. Sleeps up to 24 guests.”  I say Frabjous!