Fenwicks Newcastle Christmas Windows with Alice!!

Not being English, I had no idea that in Tyneside the official beginning of the Christmas season was the unveiling of the Christmas windows in Fenwicks Newcastle.  But I like it.  And especially so this year as the 43rd annual animated offering is all about Alice!  Check out the time-lapse video below of the construction of the windows, and if you live or are visiting in the area go see for yourself!  And don’t forget to visit some of the other video links to see more of the completed windows!


Hugh Laurie Narrates ‘Alice in Wonderland’-Themed Ad for EasyJet

easyJetVery fun ad with narration by Hugh Laurie for easyJet, featuring a very tardy bunny singing a very familiar Disney song.  Enjoy!

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.