Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tax Day, Uncle Scrooge and a Disneyland Birthday

I thought in honor of Tax Day, I'd do a post about Scrooge McDuck (a "loosely" related post theme, I know!) This first picture was taken in Tokyo Disneyland's Toontown. Note the dollar signs on Scrooge's buttons!

Now we'll jump over to Tokyo Disneyland's sister park, Tokyo DisneySea. Here, Scrooge has his very own Department Store in the American Waterfront section of the park.

This fountain is located just outside of McDuck's Department Store.

Here's a close-up. The plaque on the fountain reads, "Naturally Pure Hudson River Water."

The interior of the store is decorated with Scrooge's likeness.

Today also happens to be Tokyo Disneyland's 27th birthday. I was in Tokyo last year for the 26th birthday and the opening of their Monsters Inc. attraction, and the year before that for their year-long 25th birthday celebration. I was supposed to be there this week for the 27th, but my plans fell through. :-(

Happy Birthday, Tokyo Disneyland!!!


Davelandweb said...

I wonder how many kids have tried to remove those coins from that fountain! Happy Tax Day - hope to see you this weekend -

TokyoMagic! said...

I'll be there, Dave....see you then!

Dan Alexander said...

My cable/Internet was out yesterday, so I missed this! I love Uncle Scrooge, and grew up running home to watch Ducktales. It would have been fun to see the Uncle Scrooge dark ride that was pitched for DisneySea!

TokyoMagic! said...
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TokyoMagic! said...

I didn't know an Uncle Scrooge dark ride was pitched for the park! They should be building that right now instead of Midway Mania! I had heard of a Muppet dark ride that was proposed for the American Waterfront section, but didn't get okayed by the Oriental Land Co.

Darrin.. said...

Jimminy.. the detail Disney puts into everything they do never ceases to amaze me. Nice post brother!

TokyoMagic! said...

Thanks, Darrin. Unfortunately for us (but fortunately for the Japanese, I guess) the Tokyo parks are even MORE detailed than the U.S. parks.