Thursday, 12 May 2011

20th Anniversary Logos revealed for Disneyland Paris!

Next year (2012) marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of Disneyland Resort Paris! Disney have just released the first images we have about this year long celebration starting on the 12th of April (as the park opened on 12/04/1992!). As yet we have no more clues as to what special events and shows will be on during the celebration but we shall bring you the latest news.

Here are the 3 images.

Tell us what you think!

Dance Lessons in Disney Village!

Ever fancied dancing like a Cowboy in Disney?.....seriously I'm sure at least one of our readers have! Well tonight is Country music night at Billy Bob's where you can take Line dance lessons and enjoy fun concert for free! Lessons are every Thursday at 8pm!

Click here for more shows and info!

Friday, 8 April 2011

Shanghai Disney's Groundbreaking Video!

Mickey Mouse and more Disney characters dance as the Walt Disney Company and Shanghai Shendi Group, its joint venture partners in China, mark the official start of construction of the new Shanghai Disney Resort at a groundbreaking ceremony on April 8, 2011.

Check out this video from the great guys over at Orlando Attractions Magazine!

Tokyo Disney " The Parks are ready for opening at any time"

A great Disney Park friend of mine Dejiki from Singapore just sent me a new press release from the Oriental Land Company (who run Tokyo Disney Resort). It highlights certain areas of the park and shows very little damage to the place. The Resort has already re-opened it Shopping/Entertainment District "Ikspiari" on the 28th of March and interestingly in the first paragraph the Oriental Land Company announce " The Parks are ready for opening at any time" so I would think its going to be soon, if all is well, that guests can return to asia's finest Disney Resort.

Click here to read the full report with photos >>>> PRESS RELEASE!!

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Garden Railway at Epcot!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a ride aboard the miniature garden railroad at the Germany pavilion in Epcot? If you're like me, you have daydreamed of being a pint-sized passenger on the G-scale trains as they chug their way through the German countryside and past the quaint village square. Well Disney Parks youtube have released a lovely video of this unusual train ride! warned there is a height limit :)

Tom Staggs on Shanghai Disneyland

Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts "Tom Staggs" recently posted a report from the ground breaking of Shanghai Disneyland. He also included some beautiful images of Concept art. See below for his report!
Art Rendering of Shanghai Disney Resort
"I’m writing to you from Shanghai where Bob Iger and I are just about to take the stage for a very special ceremony. In just a few minutes we will officially break ground on the Shanghai Disney Resort.
This is truly a defining moment in our company’s history. We will now begin construction on this exciting new site and cause our creative concepts to leap from the drawing boards and become a wonderful new resort where friends and families can visit and play and create memories that they’ll never forget."
Art Rendering of Shanghai Disney Resort
"With Shanghai Disney Resort, we have the chance to introduce the Disney Parks experience to an entirely new group of guests. Scheduled to open in about five years, our new resort in Shanghai will include things that you know and love about a Disney theme park such as Disney characters, attractions and storytelling… but it will also feature all-new experiences and stories that were inspired by and created for the people of China. The best way to describe this new resort is authentically Disney, yet distinctly Chinese".
Art Rendering of Shanghai Disney Resort
"Shanghai Disneyland will be the name of the theme park itself, but the property will also have two themed hotels, a venue for retail, dining and entertainment, a wonderful sparkling lagoon and some outdoor recreation areas.
We look forward to sharing more details with you, I would like to thank everyone from both Disney and the Shanghai Shendi Group who have worked so tirelessly to make the dream of building a Disney resort in Shanghai a reality."

The Florida Project at Walt Disney World!

Disney Parks Official page has realeased information at a wonderful event inspired by Walt Disney Worlds opening period 40 years ago! is the press release!

The Florida Project at Walt Disney WorldAre you ready to take a trip back to the past? It seems like not so long ago, Walt Disney World was just a dream, on its way to becoming a reality. Forty years later, I look around to see four major theme parks, two water parks, world-class accommodations, award-winning restaurants, sports, recreation and some of the best shopping opportunities you’ll ever have and all I can say is, “Wow!” How many of you remember being at the Magic Kingdom on opening day?The Florida Project Preview Center Jumbo PinOn September 9-11, 2011, we plan on helping to kick off Walt Disney World’s 40th Anniversary celebration withThe Florida Project Trading Event. This nostalgic and retrospective-filled event will take you back to the beginning of what is now called the Walt Disney World Resort.
For those of you who might not know, the storyline for The Florida Project revolves around an alternate Preview Center that we uncovered. It was never used because the official Preview Center opened on Buena Vista Drive. Numerous artists have been hard at work, or in this case they have taken the opportunity to “go back” to the drawing board to create commemorative collections of pins and Vinylmation that represent the past, present and future. One of my personal favorites from The Florida Project Collection is the Preview Center Jumbo Pin. Not only do I love the early 1970s character designs, but it also features a retro color palette that’s synonymous with the 70s.The Florida Project Vinylmation Figure ArtworkOf course, Vinylmation fans, we have a special Florida Project Vinylmation Showcase taking place just for you on Sunday, September 11, 2011. In keeping with the theme of The Florida Project, the Vinylmation assortment will feature original attractions, classic characters with vintage styling and nostalgic touches that take you back to Opening Day at the Magic Kingdom.The Florida Project Limited-Edition Passholder PinAnd P.S., Passholders we haven’t forgotten about you! We’ve unearthed a very special, limited-edition assortment of Florida Project pins that have been designed exclusively for you.
Registration for this celebratory event will begin today, Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at 2 p.m. EST This is definitely a “don’t miss” event! Of course, I can’t showcase all of the 1970s inspired merchandise from The Florida Project, but when you visit, you can get a sneak peek at some of the nostalgic products that we’ve created just for the event. Keep your eyes peeled over the next few weeks as I reveal more of the assortment from The Florida Project along with Disney Design Group Artist insight into all of the details of The Florida Project...