Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Shanghaî Disneyland Enchanted Storybook Castle On Fire !!!

Not specially good news from Shanghaî Disneyland as some fire happened today in SDL Enchanted Storybook Castle! No one apparently was hurt and the fire was quickly extinguished, however we don't know if the damages will create a new delay for SDL opening date... or not.

Tokyo Disney Sea Halloween 2015 : "The Villains World" Parade

Nikko P  has posted a brilliantly edited video of the Tokyo Disney Sea 2015 Halloween parade titled "The Villains World". As usual at TDS the parade is happening on the Mediterranean Harbor lagoon with the villains on specially themed barges as well as dancers on the ground. Make sure to watch it full screen and in HD as the video is even available in 4K definition!

Video: copyright Nikko P

Monday, October 12, 2015

New Shanghaî Disneyland Enchanted Storybook Castle Pictures

We'll start the week just like we ended the previous one, with new Shanghaî Disneyland pictures! And these were shots, according to the Chinese agency on October 9, so two days ago. As you'll see above and below more scaffoldings have been removed from SDL Enchanted Storybook Castle. See you soon with more SDL pictures so stay tuned on Disney and more!

Pictures: copyright Xinhua.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

New Shanghaî Disneyland Tomorrowland Artwork !

I've got for you some new Shanghaî Disneyland Tomorrowland artwork - and in big size / high-res so click on each to enlarge the pictures - and we start by the one above showing the awaited SDL Tomorrowland Jet Packs attraction!

Next is another awesome artwork showing a climax scene of the Buzz Lightyear Planet Rescue ride!

In addition you also have this picture showing the Stitch Encounter attraction, the attraction will be similar to the one already existing at DLP WDS and HKDL.

Last but not least a new rendering showing the interior of Stargazer Grill, one of SDL Tomorrowland restaurants.

I remind you that SDL Tomorrowland will also have the Star Wars Launch Bay also opening soon at DL and DHS. Don't miss too the Shanghaî Disneyland pictorial update below or HERE.

Pictures: copyright Disney, Shendi

Friday, October 9, 2015

Shanghai Disneyland Update : New Aerial Pics, SDL Park Map...

As usual for the week-end i've got a Shanghaî Disneyland update for you and this week we've got some new crystal clear aerial pictures of the park, most probably shot thanks to a drone over SDL. Definitely click on each pic to see them in big size!

Below a fantastic bird eye view of the park.

A closer shot over SDL castle, Journey to the Crystal Grotto and Alice Labyrinth as well as some Fantasyland buildings. Behind the castle, Gardens of Imagination, and on top right, Tomorrowland.

Almost the same picture from the same angle but you can see in the background SDL lake, the SDL Hotel, Disney Town on the right and Adventure Isle with Roaring Rapids mountain on the left.

I enlarged the top and bottom of the picture above to have it in bigger size but you need to click on them to see the difference, though they'll have a bit more visible pixels.

One more aerial picture coming from a different Chinese blog.

A picture shot from the ground now, showing part of the Journey to Crystal Grotto ride in the foreground and the Seven Dwarfs coaster in the background.

The next construction shots had as caption "Mickey Avenue" but i'm almost absolutely sure that it don't shows SDL Mickey Avenue but the construction of SDR Shanghaî Village at the other end of SDL lake. The buildings facades don't look at all like the ones of Mickey Avenue.

Shanghai Disneyland also launched a new official website that you can access HERE.

There is not a lot of  things to see for now, mainly a trailer for the park and the SDL park map below that you have here in two versions, with or without Disney characters who appear on the map after a few seconds.

Normally when you click on each land you should have a zoom on the land map but it only works with Tomorrowland...

...although the folks from ThemeparX succeeded to have also the one for Mickey Avenue. May be you'll have more luck than i did for the others lands!

Stay tuned on D&M for a new Shanghai Disneyland update coming soon!

Pictures: copyright Disney, dfic.cn

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Disneyland Paris Update !

Today some news about Disneyland Paris short-term future! First, here is the program of festivities for Disneyland Paris Christmas season which will begin on November 7:

- [NEW] Disney Princes and Princesses will meet on stage at the Castle Theatre, from November 14th, 3 times a day to celebrate Christmas! Will be present, among others, on stage: Aurora and Philip, Belle and her prince, Ariel and Eric, Rapunzel and Flynn star of the show.
"Royal Christmas Wishes": 3 times / day - Castle Theatre (as of 11.14.2015)

- Christmas at Disneyland would not be the same without its now traditional cavalcade. The opportunity to see Mickey, Minnie and their friends accompanied Santa celebrating Christmas in their party clothes to the sound of lively music!
"The Christmas cavalcade": 3 times a day - Disneyland Park

- Queen Elsa and her sister Anna, along with their friends resume at Chaparral Theater for the return of the show "Sing with the Snow Queen." The animations such as "Princess for a day" and the Arandelle Market will also make their return.
"Frozen Sing - Along": 6 times / day (weekdays) and 12 times / day (weekend) - Chaparral Theater (as of 11.14.2015)

- The princesses Anna and Elsa Arendelle in Disneyland parade every day.
"A Royal Welcome": 3 times / day - Disneyland Park (from 11/14/2015)

- Merida meet the most rebellious of you at Frontierland

- Father Christmas will welcome you until December 25 at "Meet Mickey Mouse" in its new space, specially decorated. By late afternoon, he will join Mickey and Minnie in front of the tree to show the renewed lighting of the Christmas tree, a magical spectacle that will delight and enchant visitors!
And a new float has been design on which Mickey and Santa Claus will take place to light the Christmas Tree, here is the rendering of it.

"Meet Santa" until December 25 - "Meet Mickey Mouse" in Fantasyland

"Mickey's Magical Christmas Lights": 2 times / day - Town Square

- The day will end in the sky with a thousand lights "Disney Dreams of Christmas" every evening on Sleeping Beauty Castle.

"Disney Dreams of Christmas": every night - Castle of the Sleeping Beauty Castle.
French version of this text on ED92 here: https://www.facebook.com/ED92.org?fref=ts

"As you know DLP is in big rehab almost everywhere and It's a Small World is now closed until the end of the year, after what Big Thunder Mountain will close for one year for its biggest renovation since opening day. Envie de + is the DLP magazine sent to annual pass holders but it is now also on line and you can download the PDF of the whole issue ( in french ) right HERE.

One of the interesting articles is the one about the rehabs and here is a translation in english of this short text about Imagineer Tracy Eck, working on IASW and then BTM renovations:

We followed Tracy Eck, Artistic Director, Walt Disney Imagineering, on the site of "it's a small world" since August. This must-see attraction, which last year celebrated its 50th anniversary is present since the opening in Disneyland Park. "It is the subject of a makeover. On the agenda: new paint, new dolls, new costumes made by Costuming teams from Disneyland Paris and remastered sound. "

The next big project of Tracy will be Big Thunder Mountain, true icon of Frontierland, which will close at year's end for a period of approximately one year. "This is an unprecedented renovation since 1992 and will notably go through the emptying of the " Rivers of the Far West. " The track has been redesigned and sublimated.

Approving artistic concepts, coordinate interventions by specialists on construction sites: a "rehab" can sometimes be an ambitious project as much as a new attraction. Even when it comes to regain the original state? "It is because we put the same passion and the same work and we may even add small additional surprises" adds Tracy, mysterious. Just to agreed that such surprises are planned for "it's a small world" and others,  more "explosive",  for Big Thunder Mountain. But to learn more,  you'll need to be patient..."

So, it is now officially confirmed both by Tracy and the rendering above, DLP Big thunder Mountain will get the same explosive finale during the third lift with mapping explosion effect that Disneyland have since last year. Quite a good news as the effect is pretty impressive.

Talking about Disneyland Paris rehabs, Max, D&M collaborator has posted recently two big updates with dozens of pictures of the renovations going on in both parks and hotels. I'm a bit late in posting these on D&M and there is so many pictures that i can't find the time to post them. So, for once, what i suggest is that you go directly to Max DLPWelcome site to discover the articles HERE and HERE.

Disneyland Paris Halloween season also started and Max also has posted a great report about it that you can read HERE. And with videos, here is the first one showing the Halloween Cavalcade...

This next video shows the new Villains short show happening n the stage of the Castle Stage.

And here is a third video showing Mickey halloween Celebration parade!

Let's end with some important news about the DLP book. Some of you asked me if i still had copies available, and after checking the stock i realized with horror that there is just a few dozens copies left of the French collector's edition of the book and this one will NOT be reprinted as it was a limited edition of 2000. In two words, if you don't own the book yet and want to have it - or if you want to offer it to a friend - it's time to place your order before the book will be gone forever!

Price per copy ( french or english ) is 75€ + 15€ shipping worldwide and you can order the book easily by sending me an email at: neverlandeditions@gmail.com

Paypal, bank transfer or credit card payment are accepted. If you want to pay with Paypal you can send directly the 90 euros from your Paypal account to:  neverlandeditions@gmail.com

More about the book on the book website here: http://neverlandeditions.blogspot.fr/ and a GREAT surprise gift also comes in addition for all buyers!

You can also watch the video below showing the whole book!

Pictures: copyright Disney, DLP Welcome

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

New Trailer for Pixar The Good Dinosaur !

A new trailer and poster have been released for Pixar' The Good Dinosaur and at last this new trailer will give you a clear idea of the tone of the film!

Picture and video: copyright Pixar