If you’re anything like me then you’re probably starting to lose your mind being stuck at home so much during this period of self-isolation. I have plenty of work to keep me occupied and I’ve been spending a lot of time reading, walking my dogs, and ingesting as much media as I can possibly consume without my brain going to mush. A lot of what I’ve been watching has been on Disney+, Hulu, Netflix, and other streaming services, but I’ve also been scouring YouTube for entertainment. There’s plenty – trust me.
If you don’t actually know who I am, my name is Craig and I’m the Producer of the DIS Unplugged and Multimedia Content for the DIS. I’m going to use this as a daily update to not only let you know what videos we have available on our channel, but also to provide some insight into what I’m watching that isn’t on our channels. If you’re not subscribed to The DIS or DIS Unplugged on YouTube, please make sure to do so for the latest Disney videos!
Today’s DIS Unplugged Video
Today on the DIS Unplugged, Pete and Sean finally shared their review of Takumi-Tei at Epcot as part of The Disney Dining Show. It seems like it’s been months now since they actually ate there and every single time they went to do a review on it something came up and pushed it back, but it’s finally here. Takumi-Tei is not an inexpensive meal, so you might want to check out this review.
Today’s DIS Video
Today on the DIS, we are featuring another video from Disneyland Paris. This time, we’re taking a ride on Peter Pan’s Flight! I’m not super thrilled with this video. My settings were a bit off, so a lot of the characters are very bright. Also, there’s a lot of focus issues in the video. I only had one shot at it, so I can’t be too mad at myself, but it’s also why I waited so long to post it. As for the ride, I wish there was more dialogue so that way it stood out a bit more from the American counterparts. However, the ride does differ, because the ships you’re flying on actually have two rows instead of just one like the versions at Disneyland and Magic Kingdom!
Today’s Disney Find
As I was preparing this week’s episode of Connecting with Walt, I started reminiscing of the last time I was lucky enough to stay at Disneyland Hotel. It was the first hotel I stayed at on Disneyland property. Even though the rooms need a bit of love, it’s still my favorite of the Disneyland Resort hotels. I didn’t get to stay at Disneyland Hotel until 2013, so that sent me down a wormhole of looking at videos of Disneyland Hotel from long ago.
The one that stuck out most to me was shot in 1993 and really gives a good idea of what the hotel was like in the 1990s. Even though my first real trip to Disneyland was in 2013, I actually visited Disneyland for the first time in 1999. I stood outside of Disneyland Hotel and used the monorail station to enter Disneyland Park, but we didn’t get to explore the hotel itself. I remember wondering what the hotel actually looked like beyond the giant towers, so even though this video is from a few years earlier, it fills in the rest of the puzzle that was in my mind way back when.
Welp, that’s it for today’s picks. I don’t think I gave you too much homework to do and if I didn’t give you enough then the good news is tomorrow is just a day away. Happy watching!