Goodbye Disney Village sign

Disney Village sign lit up on a summers night
Disney Village signHow often have you seen this sign and thought “I’m back!”. Well, as of today you might need to wait for another site to have that happy thought, as overnight it was removed. This may come as no shock to those who follow @insidedlparis on twitter as a few days ago, the lettering of ‘Village’ were removed.

The arch was first erected in order to welcome guests to Disney Village and became the icon of the village, just one search for ‘Disney Village’ gives you all the images of this arch you could possibly imagine. However last year the methods of entering Disney Village and the two Disney parks changed and now you needed to pass by the tents near the Walt Disney Studios parks (and on busy days you can also pass through the old Disneyland Park arches), the Disney Village arch actually found itself to be the exit of the entire resort.

Disneyland Paris themselves have even used this arch for their own publicity for the village in resort recently, see the below advertisement for the upcoming ‘British Festival’ taking place next weekend

I really like the Disney Village sign, it is one of the icons of the resort, I really hope it returns in some form soon! It just wouldn’t feel the same without it.

Disneyland Paris Pins, July 2013

Pin Trading logo outside the Pueblo Trading Post

As we go speeding into another month, It’s time for the new poster for July, after a monsterific month in June, what does July have in store?

Disneyland Paris July 2013 pin releasesAs you can see, Paris, Paris and just a little bit more Paris. I’m quite a big fan of the older Paris pins and I do hope they stay around. If I had to criticize these new pins, I’d say that there is more to Paris than the Eiffel Tower, but I actually like them. The Dumbo pin is a 600 edition and I expect to see this sold out in one day, it’s a beautiful design. A rare Friday release to celebrate the first anniversary of the World of Disney store, personally I don’t understand the thinking behind this one, but it’s a lovely looking pin. The following day, another big release as we head towards the end of the Princess locket series (Just snow white to go!) and the Cinderella good luck/bad luck pin which I think will be a spinner. More princesses in the form of the continuation of the carriage pins. A stamp set to celebrate the city of Paris yet again looking to me like the idea here is to replace the current 20th anniversary stamp lanyard set.

Finally, the jewel of the month to me is the Indiana Jones et le temple du péril anniversary pin. This one looks beautiful.
If you have tickets to the Indiana Jones event, have a great time!