Monday, May 29, 2017

Each Water Ride of Universal Orlando Volcano Bay "Just Like If You Were There" Thanks to a Series of Great 4K POV Videos !

Universal Orlando Volcano Bay - their third theme park as they say - is now open and thanks to D&M contributor ThemeParkHD and a series of great 4K POV videos you'll be able to "ride" all the slides of this great water park "just like if you were there"! Watch out, you may get wet!

Here we go with the first video showing the great and surprising long Krakatau Aqua Coaster!

Actually ThemeParkHD has a second version of the Krakatau Aqua Coaster, and here it is.

Next, is the Maku Round raft ride.

Next video shows the Puihi Round raft ride.

Let's move to the Taniwha Tubes blue slide!

Here are the Taniwha Tubes green  slide...

...followed by a video of the Taniwha Tubes dark blue slide.

Let's go to the top of the Krakatau volcano to see the Ko'okiri Body Plunge!

By the way, there is a really nice view from the top of the volcano ( here front and back ).

Next are the Kala and Tai Nui Serpentine body slides.

Next stop, the Honu Ika Moana Turtle and Whale slide, and we have two different videos for it!

Next video, the "Punga Racers"!

Let's have a look now to the Waturi Beach wave pool!

Let's move to Volcano Bay lazy river, here called TeAwa Fearless River, may be because it's not that "lazy" all the time!

Next video shows the Kopiko Wai Winding River!

The next video will show you the Runumukka Reef and Tot Tiki Reef, great water playgrounds for young children.

Here is a "full park walk through"!

And these last four videos will show you the interaction of the Tapu Tapu device that is given ( though you must give it back when you exit the park ) to each Volcano Bay guest, and the wristband unlocks hidden features located within the park.

Hope you enjoyed this tour of Volcano Bay, as you've seen it's also a paradise for Tikis fans as there are Tikis everywhere in this park! All my thanks too to the good folks of ThemeParkHD for their great videos, make sure to check regularly their new videos on ThemeParkHD Youtube channel HERE!

All Videos: copyright ThemeParkHD

Exclusive: Johnny Depp Gets Sneak-Peek at Overhauled DLP Pirates of the Caribbean Attraction Reopening July 24 !

When the Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge film team made a surprise visit to Disneyland Paris, Johnny Depp was the first to check out one of the new scenes in the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction that will reopen on 24 July.

 For Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary, the attraction is being overhauled and will be filled with new surprises. Want to catch a glimpse of the most sought-after pirate on the seven seas? You’re in luck because Jack Sparrow will be joining the adventure—you’ll find him in two scenes at Adventureland unforgettable attraction. Johnny Depp explored these new scenes in the legendary Pirates of the Caribbean attraction himself when he visited Disneyland Paris.

 He struck a pose next to the pirate he knows so well, Jack Sparrow, who is hiding in a barrel, still searching for new treasures.

The Pirates of the Caribbean attraction has always taken centre stage in the history of Disney Parks. Inaugurated in California in 1967, it has been part of Disneyland Paris since it opened in 1992. Guests also enjoy the attraction in Orlando, Tokyo and the recently-opened Shanghai Park. Ahoy Matey! Join us from 24 July to embark on new adventures with Adventureland mischievous pirate.

In the meantime as you'll see on these latest pictures from our friends of ED92, they've started to remove scaffoldings on the repainted POTC facade and the ride will be ready for its reopening on July 24!

Pictures: copyright Disney

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Pirates of Caribbean " Dead Men Tells No Tales" Short Review

A short review of the Pirates of Caribbean Dead Men Tells No Tales movie that i saw this afternoon, and i have to say that i quite liked it a lot. I know that critics didn't liked it but on Rotten Tomatoes 74% of regular viewers liked it, and i'm one of them. The main reason why i liked it is this one: it's a De luxe B movie who don't try to be a A movie. In two words, there is no pretention other than to do a fun Pirates movie and it succeed quite well, in my opinion. But if you expect something who revolutionize the genre you'll be disappointed.
 There has been so many Pirates movies in movie history that it becomes hard to find new ideas but, here too, they succeed to find some new ones for epic scenes and actors are in general convincing in the characters they're playing - except Orlando Bloom that you see just in two short scenes and who is really bad. But Kaya Scodelario playing Carina Smyth, Brenton Thwaites playing the son of Will Turner ( Orlando Bloom ), Geoffrey Rush playing Barbossa, and Javier Bardem playing Captain Salazar are all good. Johnny plays his Jack Sparrow character as he usually do so no surprises but you don't feel at all that he's tired to play it and always enjoy the new adventures of Captain Jack. Even Paul McCartney is good in his short scene ( in a jail sequence, don't miss him ). Javier Bardem in his role of Captain Salazar can even be really scary and young kids may even be a bit terrorize during his first appearance. I would go as far as to put this POTC 5 "Dean Men Tells no Tales ( in the U.S, in others countries its title is Salazar Vengeance ) at the third row after the first movie and the second one. Again, go to see it as a De Luxe B movie which has no other pretention than to entertain during two hours and hopefully you won't be disappointed.
And of course stay until the end of the end credits to watch the additional scene giving some indications about the character who may return in a POTC6 movie, if there is one.

Picture: copyright Disney

Saturday, May 27, 2017

TEN LAST Copies of Disneyland Paris, From Sketch to Reality French "Gold" Collector Edition !!!

Folks, i’m sorry to say that my Disneyland Paris book, in its FRENCH COLLECTOR EDITION in “brand new” condition is virtually out of stock, and the special offer on the French edition ( only ) has ended. This french Collector edition will not be reprinted as it was a limited edition. There is only ten copies of this french collector edition and each copy are now at 175€ + 22€ of shipping . You can pay in two times if you wish and of course you'll get the two great surprise gifts that were given with the special offer. The ENGLISH edition of the book still enjoy a special offer at 60€ but this won’t last long, too, probably. Those who can’t afford the 175€ price of the French Collector edition can write to me at: and i’ll see if i can find some copies which would be slightly damaged on the cover but perfect inside, and if this is the case, the price will be of course much less. In all cases, fro the French or English editions payment can be sent by Paypal at: and also send me your order with the shipping address at the same email address.

Version Francaise: Je suis navré de vous informer que le livre Disneyland Paris, dans son EDITION COLLECTOR FRANCAISE en “état neuf sous film" est pratiquement épuisé, et l'offre spéciale est donc terminée pour cette édition Collector qui ne sera pas réimprimée car c’était un tirage limité. Il ne reste que dix exemplaires de cette édition collector française et chaque exemplaire est maintenant au prix de 175 € + 22 € de frais d'envois. Un paiement en deux fois est possible et bien évidemment vous aurez également les deux cadeaux surprises offert durant l'offre spéciale. L'édition anglaise bénéficie, elle, toujours d'une offre spéciale à 60 €, mais cela ne durera pas longtemps probablement. Ceux qui ne peuvent pas se permettre le prix de 175 € pour l'édition collector française peuvent m'écrire à: et je verrais si je peux trouver des exemplaires qui sont légèrement endommagées sur la couverture mais parfait à l'intérieur, et si tel est le cas, le prix sera évidemment bien moins élevé. Dans tous les cas, pour les éditions française ou anglaise, le paiement peut être envoyé par Paypal à l'adresse: et envoyez-moi également votre commande avec l'adresse de livraison à la même adresse email.

The 25th Ann Special Offer is still valid for the English updated edition ONLY and the English edition is at 60€ / $65 ( instead of 85€ ) and 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. Sorry for what may seem a high shipping cost but the package with the book is heavy ( 2,5 Kgs ) and the French post office also increased its prices. We also ship the books in the best box you've ever seen for a book to make sure they arrive in good condition, and this has a cost.

Usually the Special Offer includes a great additional surprise gift, but because we celebrate two anniversaries, this new special offer will include TWO great surprise gifts ( and believe me, you'll be VERY happy to get them! )!

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

To place your order please send an email to: Please let me know in your email if you want the english or french edition!

You can pay with Paypal by sending the full amount - including shipping - by Paypal to: or you can use the Paypal buttons below. ( make sure to choose the right button for the rich edition ). Thanks to confirm me by email or in your Paypal payment which edition you want ( english or french ). Also note that the Paypal button includes an additional discount for those who want to order 2 or 3 copies instead of one.

If you do NOT have a Paypal account you can pay by credit card, or bank transfer, just send me an email about it at: and i will let you know how to do.

Disneyland Paris From Sketch to Reality Book ENGLISH Edition

Livre Disneyland Paris De L'Esquisse à la Création Ed Francaise

Those of you who have never seen the book will find below a video presentation of the full book which will show you each of the 320 pages of the book AND you can see more pictures on the book website HERE

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 includes 750 pictures of the park, including 250 gorgeous renderings of Walt Disney Imagineering and stunning pictures of the park seen from above. 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!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout Full Ride Video, Pre-Show Walk-Through With Imagineer Joe Rhode, and more ! Now Edited With New High-Res Pictures and Full Ride and Grand Opening Videos !

Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout at Disney California Adventure will have its Grand Opening this week on May 27th but we have already videos of the full experience including the ride itself! First, here is a video of the exterior queue area tour for Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout!

Now, Joe Rhode, creative director at Walt Disney Imagineering, did for selected websites a tour of the queue decor of Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout at Disney California Adventure and you can see the video below filmed by Theme Park Insider.

Spoiler Warning! : You'll see EVERYTHING up to the elevator door, meaning that the video stops before the ride itself. But there is plenty to see including the different pre shows videos and more that i don't reveal, so don't miss it!

Don't go away as Disney also released today high-res pictures, a video showing the queue decor, great footage of Rocket Audio-Animatronic AND a few clips of the scenes in the ride itself!!!

Watch a video of the full scene of the impressive Rocket Raccoon Audio-Animatronic in the pre-show of Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout! posted by Inside the Magic.

And now, here is the first FULL RIDE video - from the moment you go inside the elevator - thanks to DAPs Magic who posted it on Youtube!

Theme Park Insider has also posted an on-ride video of Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout and this one includes a different scene than the ones you saw in the above on-ride video!

For those of you who'll like to learn more about why WDI Imagineers built the attraction and why the ride won't be the same depending in which elevator you'll be, watch the Q&A session video below with Joe Rhode and two others creatives.

Last but not least, here is the video of the Grand Opening of Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout! with Bob Chapek of Disney Parks and Resorts,  Zoe Saldana, Benicia Del Toro - The Collector - and more guests!

Videos: copyright Disney, Universal, Inside the Magic, Theme Park Insider, DAPs Magic

DAK Pandora and Universal Volcano Bay Grand Opening, Walkthrough Videos, and more

It was the Press Event and Grand Opening yesterday of Pandora - the World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom AND of Universal Orlando Volcano Bay and you'll find below the Disney live video of yesterday's ceremony at Pandora. You'll also find plenty of others videos of the Grand Opening of Pandora - and most in 4K definition on D&M Facebook page HERE, just scroll down the page to don't miss them.

Another picture of Pandora opening...

...and a  great drone video filmed over and inside Pandora has also been posted by Inside the Magic.

Let's move to the awaited Universal Orlando Volcano Bay water park !

You have a short video below and plenty of others showing a FULL TOUR of this new amazing water park also on D&M Facebook page HERE. I predict a huge success to Universal Volcano Bay!

We have also a latest drone video over Universal Volcano Bay, filmed three days ago, and in 4K. All the pools are filled with water and looks to me they're ready for today's Grand Opening, only the waterfall on the volcano was not working when they filmed. Now, if Universal can ask David Copperfield to make disappear this goddamn' highway right behind, it will be perfect!

And Theme Park Insider was the first one to post a video of the incredible Krakatau water coaster!

Videos: copyright Disney, Universal, Inside the Magic, Theme Park Insider

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

At Last, Pictures of the Inside of Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout Attraction!

At just four days before the opening of Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! , Disney released a new video featuring the Collector who is portrayed in the movie by Terran actor Benicio del Toro, and this video include tons of shots of the inside decor of the Guardians of Galaxy tower and the items of the "Collector" that you'll see in the pre-show decor! The folks at Disney who did the editing did it as fast as possible to make sure that you won’t see clearly anything ( Disney marketing strategy will always surprise me... ) but as usual this didn’t stopped D&M to capture all the interesting shots the best possible way!

In this rocking new attraction, Rocket enlists your help to free his friends from the grip of the mysterious Taneleer Tivan (aka The Collector), who has the Guardians of the Galaxy on display as his newest acquisitions deep inside his fortress-like collection. But who exactly is The Collector? So, they’ve also released a description of the Collector: "After foreseeing a vision showing the end of all life, Taneleer Tivan devoted his own life to finding and preserving unique beings and artifacts from throughout the universe, which is how he became known as The Collector. He runs his large fortress like a dictator and threatens his employees if they do not comply ( D&M Take: mmmh… don’t this remind you someone currently in the Middle East? ). If The Collector is not pleased with their performance, they might find themselves as permanent parts of his collection. The Collector has an eerie obsession with collecting one-of-a-kind items, be they objects or species.”

Okay, nuff said, enjoy the dozens of pics that you can see in the D&M Facebook album HERE  as there is too many to post here, and the video is below. And one more thing: the fantastic night shots above showing the GoG tower with its night lighting are coming from the excellent Disneyphotoblography website HERE where you can find stunning HDR pictures of every Disney park!

Pictures: copyright Disney, Disneyphotoblography Video: copyright Disney