We're thrilled to bring you photos and video from opening night at ElecTRONica at Disney California Adventure. CaptPhoebus braved the crowds (which he described as "congested") to bring you photos and video.

Denise nbodyhome Preskitt came west for the Destination Disneyland event, so we're privileged to have her photos from the Disneyland Resort this week.

TDLFAN continues his very popular series on Universal Studos Singapore. Following that we have photos from the Canary Islands from Ian Parkinson and Richard Williams. We also have a hint from our new Australian correspondent Rya86n regarding a report he is preparing for next week.

Thanks for visiting the Weekend Update.





ElecTRONica



Plug in to ElecTRONica and assimilate into the virtual world of TRON: Legacy, the new Walt Disney Pictures' film opening nationwide on December 17, 2010. Each night, this high-energy street festival ignites Hollywood Pictures Backlot with fun for the whole family.

Enter ElecTRONica and emerge digitized. Journey under the Recognizer and get swept into The Grid, where a live D.J. spins techno and dance music.

Check out TRON: Legacy 3D Sneak Peek.

Watch Sirens groove to the beats of Daft Punk and others, while digitally projected Lightcycles zoom around you.

Face off with enemies and allies at Flynn's Arcade.

Try incandescent concoctions at the End of the Line bar.

Be amazed by an eclectic array of street performers, including laser and martial artists.



















































































































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Denise nbodyhome Preskitt was at the Disneyland Resort recently and cast her talented eye on the west coast House of Mouse

Here are some photos I've taken of Disneyland this week:

Jack and Sally - I love that they are meet-and greet characters here!


Halloween Mickey:



Halloween Goofy:



We went to see World of Color:










Donald:



From the Omnibus:









Walt and Mickey:




Festival of the Dead:






Woody:




One of my favorite areas is around Big Thunder Ranch, where pumpkins are being carved in various shapes. I haven't taken too many pictures there yet, but I will have them next week!

Yoda:



Dopey near the Wishing Well:




The Evil Queen looks out her window:




Matterhorn:




Mark Twain:




Haunted Mansion Holiday:







There was special lighting due to live broadcasts that were about to start:







Pumpkin Mickey:





Follow Denise's trips around Walt Disney World and beyond at her website: mousesteps.com.






TDLFAN is back with more Universal Studios Singapore


It's time now to continue or visit to UNIVERSAL STUDIOS SINGAPORE. On this update, we will wrap up our visit to Far Far Away land.....

As we continue to explore Far Far Away ... we decided to take a fancyful flight on a dragon.... and the queue begins here, so get in line:

The ride is called "Enchanted Airways". This is a small coaster similar to DL's Gadget Go Coaster.

The queue for Enchanted Airways...

The queue is filled with sight gag posters and jokes... such as these carry-on restrictions...
"Swords"?? The TSA will never allowed those to get past the security check point!

There is a ticket window...

Your ticket agent taking a nap.

Flight Status board and info.
Why.. they have a better on-time record than United Airlines!!!

The "gate area".

And we are off on our friendly dragon... which may be the one married to Donkey in the movie? Note the baby donkey on the head?

We go past Pinocchio.. and his nose stretches... The sign reads" Days without a crash- 001".

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!! !!!!
BTW.. that's the Michael Hotel in the background... designed and named after Michael Graves, designer of WDW's Swan/Fish Hotels...

After our ride on Enchanted Air.. the sight gags continue all the way to the exit...



Puzz in boots bids us farewell...

The other attraction here in "Donkey Live!" in the Knight Club.

The queue for "Donkey Live!"

Preshow area... our hostess introduces the show we are about to see...

The waiting area also has sight gags...

This one poster in particular caught TDLFAN's attention.

Inside the Hook's Knight Club , the show unfolds.. This turned out to be an interactive show, same format as "Talk with Crush" or "Monsters Laugh Club". Here, guests can talk with Donkey, sing or participate, and Donkey also sings and crack jokes.

Now... on to the food offerings... Goldilocks.. offers chicken and fries and other similar items..

Inside Goldilocks.

They play cards!!!

The other restaurant is Friar's Good Food.


The indoor dining area of Friar's... nice decor in ceilings..


Lovely stained glass windows...

Friar's also has an outdoor dining area.

TDLFAN enjoyed Friar's veggie wrap, with chicken fingers and waffle fries.. with a Coke Zero, and single handedly destroyed his diet.

Far Far Away also has a candy store.. which TDLFAN avoided after that high fat lunch he had. Very Christmas-cy, don't you think?

We finally ran into the hosts of Far Far Away ... Shrek and Fiona.

One last look at that lovely castle... in Far Far Away...

This gate is the way out of Far Far Away... and leads right into our next destination at Universal Singapore.... which is... (drum roll..)

As we cross the bridge to our next destination.. we caught a view of the nicely themed transition between Far Far Away and the next port...

Lovely waterway...

We reached the end of the bridge and made the wrong turn to the left and ran into.. THIS!!!

Where they appropriately sell....seafood and sushi snacks!!! You want a Mariner to go with that?

But our next destination has a BIG claim to make for itself.... so the expectations are high....

TO BE CONTINUED!!!!!!!!!!





Our new contributor from "down under" Rya86n teases us with a report to come next week


This Friday marks the first day of Movieworld's Halloween Fright Nights events.









Here's more of Ian Parkinson and Richard William's recent cruise, beautiful La Palma in the Canary Islands.











La Palma is the most north-westerly of the Canary Islands. The total population is about 86,000. La Palma, like the other islands of the Canary Island archipelago, is a volcanic ocean island. The volcano rises almost 4 miles above the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. There is road access from sea level to the summit which is marked by an outcrop of rocks called Los Muchachos ("The Lads"). This is the site of the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory, one of the world's premier astronomical observatories.




















































Here's a video from our last destination: Madeira, Portugal.

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And that brings us to the end of another week. Our photographers have just enough time to reload their cameras before we see you all again next weekend. Thank you to all of our wonderful readers, and as always, a huge thank you to our amazing team of global photographers, spies, and gossips:

Denise nbodyhome Preskitt (mousesteps.com)
SummerInFL (summerinfl.smugmug.com)
sir clinksalot
MickeyMaxx
CaptPhoebus
Ian Parkinson and Richard Williams
BigPigletFan
Abominable Snowman
Fishbulb
PhotoMatt
Jack Hollywood 1939 Wixom
Ken Eslick (DisneylandPostcards.net)
ichigopara (TokyoDisneySweets)
Rya86n

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Our thanks to our special contributor this week, TDLFAN.



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