Monday, June 26, 2017

The Special Offer for the great "Disneyland Paris, From Sketch to Reality" book English Edition is Ending Soon !

Folks, i'm sorry to say that the Special Offer for the English Edition of the great Disneyland Paris, From Sketch to Reality book running since the end of March will end on June 30, meaning that you have just two more weeks to enjoy the 60€ price ( instead of 85€ ) is you wish to order this gorgeous 320 pages book while available! Usually the Special Offer includes a great additional surprise gift, but this new special offer will include TWO great surprise gifts - and believe me, you'll be VERY happy to get them! The book includes 750 pictures of the park, including 250 gorgeous renderings of Walt Disney Imagineering and stunning pictures of the park seen from above. You'll hardly find a better gift for a Disneyland Paris fan so don't miss it as it is the last copies of the book which will not be reprinted!

This Special Offer is for the English updated edition ONLY and the English edition is at 60€ / $65 ( instead of 85€ ) . The shipping worldwide is 22€ ( $24 ). Shipping takes 3-4 days for France, 10-15 days to European countries, 2 to 3 weeks for countries outside Europe.

Special note to buyers with a shipping address in Italy or Belgium : For shipments to Belgium or Italy, the shipping cost is 29 €.

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Although you've probably heard about this beautiful book, many of you may have never seen a copy of it. So we've done a video presentation of the full book which will show you each of the 320 pages of the book! The book is so big that it took us seven and a half minutes to show you the full book, and that's without stopping turning each pages! So, if you want to have a closer look at a page don't hesitate to stop the video!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

First Concept-Arts for Universal Studios Japan Super Nintendo World Attractions !

We have to wait until 2020 for the grand opening at Universal Studios Japan of the awaited Super Nintendo World which will give Nintendo die-hards a live-action taste of the places inhabited by Mario, Link, Zelda, Kirby and more… but fans got their first glimpse of what Super Nintendo World might look like, courtesy of several concept art images released on Twitter with permission by Gary Snyder, an adviser on Western media and culture.

So, let's have a look at these would we, as the same attractions will most probably be part of Super Nintendo World when it will come after the opening in Japan to Universal Studios Hollywood and Orlando.

Let's start by the Nintendo "king", Super Mario, with the rendering below showing the Mario Kart ride, as well as two others renderings, including one showing the whole inside of the ride! Some say that the guests will wear during the ride augmented reality glasses, but so far nothing has been confirmed, so take this for now as a rumor.

The next rendering shows the Donkey Kong ride, the coaster and a playground.

Super Nintendo World will include two castles related to famous Nintendo games, and here is two digital renderings for these.

A last rendering seems to be related to a theatre attraction with a female character, i'm not a specialist about Nintendo games to be honest but it seems to be Zelda?

Finally, last week a map of Super Nintendo World was leaked but keep in mind that there might be some changes since it was done if it is an early concept map, and in fact this is the map for the Orlando version of Super Nintendo World, and by what we can see on it Super Nintendo World will be constructed between Simpsons land and E.T. Adventure, taking over most of Woody Woodpecker’s Kid’s Zone including Curious George Play Area, Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster, Fievel’s Playland, Animal Actors Studio and the A Day in the Park with Barney show.

We'll probably learn more about the rides soon and D&M will let you know. In the meantime, i repost below the Super Nintendo World "trailer" released for the groundbreaking event.

Pictures: copyright Universal Studios - Nintendo

Friday, June 16, 2017

Shanghaî Disneyland Celebrates Its First Anniversary !

Shanghaî Disneyland celebrates its first anniversary today with more than 11 million guests since its opening!

Bob Iger who was there with Bob Chapek and Philippe Gas was pleased to participate to selfie pictures with SDL guests like he did on the park opening day!

You've seen yesterday the video interview of Bob Iger talking about the success and the future of SDL, and today i have some stunning aerial view of the park, "wallpaper size" shot recently by a drone. Here we go, and don't forget to click on each to get them in big size.

Shanghaî Disneyland next addition will be the toy Story mini-land and here are the latest pictures of its construction.

Let's have a closer look: The green building are rest rooms, on the left of it with the orange umbrellas you have the Toy Box Cafe ( both are already open ) and below the green building you have on the left Slinky Dog Spin, on the right of it Rex's Racer and, under Slinky Dog Spin, Woody's Roundup.

There is more awesome views of Shanghaî Disneyland available and you can literally "walk" in the park - by moving in it the same way than you do in Google Street view as well as others views at 360° at the link right HERE.

Bob Iger Says That "There is a Great Likelihood That Disney Will Build Another Theme Park in China” !

Shanghaî Disneyland is celebrating its first anniversary tomorrow with more than 11M guests during the first year and Bob Iger said in a Bloomberg interview posted today that "there is a great likelihood that Disney will build another theme park in China" and "in another city", meaning that he don't talk about Shanghaî or Hong Kong.
Excerpts from the Bloomberg article: Walt Disney Co.’s ambitious $5.5 billion Shanghai theme park is close to breaking even after its first full year of operations -- a mark none of its resorts have been able to hit in the last 30 years, said Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger.

“That’s an extraordinary achievement. I’m not sure we’ve ever done that,” said Iger in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s Tom Mackenzie on Friday as the Shanghai Disney Resort celebrated its first anniversary. “After the first year, I’m pleased to say that prospects are really strong for continued success and continued growth.”

The park logged more than 11 million visitors earlier this week, Iger said. The Shanghai development, Disney’s first in mainland China and its largest foreign investment, throws the Burbank, California-based giant into the race to dominate the country’s $204 billion media and entertainment industry.

Half the resort’s visitors are from Shanghai and adjacent areas, with the remainder coming from other Chinese cities, Iger said. Park attendance is higher than expected, with “extremely high” occupancy rates at its hotel. The food and beverage business, as well as merchandising, has faced some challenges, he said.

The resort’s attendance for the 12 months after its opening puts it in the top seven of theme parks worldwide, ahead of Disney’s Hong Kong and Paris parks but behind its most popular parks in Florida, California and Japan.

In China, there’s potential for Disney to build a second park in the long run, Iger said, adding it would focus on the Shanghai resort first. A Toy Story themed land opening is planned for next year.

“Before we really look to the horizon geographically, we will focus on expanding this park,” Iger said. “Might we build in another city over time? Yes. There’s a great likelihood that we will. But it’s way too early.”

Read the full Bloomberg article HERE and below is the video of the full interview of Bob Iger.

Video: copyright Bloomberg

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Will Disneyland Paris Pirates of Caribbean Legendary Auction Scene Be Deleted ?

I’ve been told that the auction scene in the POTC ride at DLP ( with the auctioneer and the women put in auction ) will be deleted and changed for a new one, most probably for politically correct reasons ( in the days we’re living, lt had to happen ). AND if the new scene is okay they plan to change the auction scene too in the POTC rides in the U.S. I think that the pirate auctioneer and the main characters will probably stay but in a different kind of scene. We’ll see if the rumor is true when the ride will reopen at DLP next month. 

I’m of course not to make the apology of women put in auction but i think it’s a mistake. It’s a PIRATE attraction showing Pirates life in the 18th century, and everyone knows that: 1) action is not in our days but three centuries earlier and 2) that pirates life was full of disreputable actions. That’s what pirates life was and doing some kind of revisionism don’t seem to me to be the best thing to do. In addition, it’s really taking DLP guests for more stupid than they are, or at least to don’t trust their intelligence as obviously they’ll be the first to understand what i've just said, i.e it’s a ride showing pirates life a long, long time ago.

I'll be interested to read your thoughts about that in the comments below!

Pictures: copyright Disney

Return Dates of Disneyland ‘Fantasmic!,’ Rivers of America and Disneyland Railroad

The Disney Parks Blog inform us that "this summer, iconic Disneyland park attractions make their return with the reopening of “Fantasmic!,” the Rivers of America attractions and the Disneyland Railroad. We know these classic attractions – many of which have delighted guests since the park’s opening day – are very special to Disneyland park fans, and we are excited to celebrate their return.

For 25 years, “Fantasmic!” has taken Disneyland park guests on a journey into Mickey Mouse’s imagination, and its return on July 17 – in celebration of the park’s 62nd anniversary – will bring new magic to this beloved nighttime spectacular! The treasured Disneyland park experience guests have loved for years, complete with its original fanfare and theme song, will be taken to brilliant new heights. New mist screens will combine with innovative, state-of-the-art projection technology for brighter and more vibrant visuals than ever before, and the show will feature new scenes inspired by Disney animated classics such as “Aladdin” and “The Lion King.”

Also this summer, the classic Rivers of America attractions will reopen, starting with Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island this Friday, June 16, followed by Mark Twain Riverboat, Sailing Ship Columbia and Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes on July 29. For decades, guests have traveled the landscapes inspired by four of America’s majestic rivers: the Mississippi, the Columbia, the Missouri and the Rio Grande; each carefully recreated, complete with indigenous rock formations, natural forests and wildlife. The return of these watercraft will bring even more breathtaking views for guests to discover, including an enhanced adventure featuring the new Columbia Gorge section, highlighted by five picturesque waterfalls. Last year, we shared the artist’s rendering above, courtesy of Walt Disney Imagineering, showing the gorgeous new north bank of the Rivers of America, which will feature a beautiful new waterfront.

This new waterfront will also include several elevated trestles over which the Disneyland Railroad will travel when it reopens along with the Rivers of America attractions on July 29. An icon for more than 60 years, the Disneyland Railroad holds a special place in the hearts of our guests, and we are excited to take them on the grand circle tour of Walt Disney’s original Magic Kingdom once again. This classic experience will also feature new and enhanced adventures! For the very first time, the Disneyland Railroad will make a left-hand turn to continue around Disneyland park, and I’m excited to tell you that Walt Disney’s legendary dioramas of the Grand Canyon and Primeval World have been carefully restored to their original splendor, with a bit of new magic added to both!

Don’t miss this iconic summer as some of your favorite attractions return to Disneyland park."

Pictures and text: copyright Disney

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Hong Kong Disneyland Marvel Super Heroes Summer - Video

The Marvel Super Heroes Summer has started at Hong Kong Disneyland, but here it's more than short parades or simple meet and greet with characters as they've built a S.H.I.E.L.D warehouse, in fact a Marvel themed maze in which HKDL guests will meet Spiderman, Thor, Black Widow, Dr Strange, Star Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy, enter a room with items belonging to the Collector - with Audio-Animatronics! - and there is even a storyline and a mission as guests will help to find missing elements of a sacred artifact and defeat Hydra, but i don't tell you more to don't spoil the whole experience.

Hong Kong Disneyland is always good in this kind of themed maze. It's temporary, sure, but for something which last just a few months it's not done cheap with even Audio-Animatronics and visual effects! I wonder why they never do this kind of thing at DLP, and they would even have the room for it where is currently the Pizza Planet restaurant behind Space Mountain... Anyway, enjoy the video filmed by Eugene Fong!

Video: copyright Eugene Fong.