Monday, September 18, 2017

Choose Your Favorite Disneyland Paris Future With Disney and more Surveys !

I introduce today on the RIGHT BAR of this D&M website a series of surveys to know what YOU wish as new additions / rides / lands for Disneyland Paris park and the Walt Disney Studios! Depending of the survey, as indicated, you're asked to choose either one, two, or three choices. And results can be seen instantly.

There is six different surveys / questions to answer which are:

- Choose your favorite RIDE you wish to be build at Disneyland Paris park ( ONE answer only among the choices )

- Choose your THREE favorite RIDES you wish to be build at Disneyland Paris park ( THREE answers only among the choices )

- Choose your favorite LAND you wish to be build at DLP Walt Disney Studios ( ONE answer only among the choices )

- Choose your THREE favorite LANDS you wish to be build at DLP Walt Disney Studios ( THREE answer only among the choices )

- Choose your THREE favorite rides you wish to be build at DLP Walt Disney Studios ( THREE answers only among the choices )

- Choose TWO additions you wish to be build at Disneyland Paris Resort ( TWO answers only among the choices )

The folks of Disney are following Disney and more and your opinion may have more influence than you think for future attractions, so make sure to do the survey! The survey don't request any name, email address, etc, so it's totally anonymous. So, look on the right bar where surveys are, and make sure to think well before you answer, as you can choose only one time!

Note: These surveys widgets may not appear on a mobile device so you need to answer them from your computer.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

The "Nightmare Before Christmas" Attraction That Never Was



As the Halloween season has started in Disney Parks i repost this D&M article posted ten years ago, and all of you who are fans of the "Nightmare Before Christmas" movie are going to love this unrealized attraction concept by Christopher Merritt.

Christopher is a theme park designer who worked previously as an Imagineer at Walt Disney Imagineering. This "Nightmare Before Christmas" attraction concept  was not done during his time at WDI but was part of his student portfolio back in 1996. Not only we can see how a great attraction it would have been if it had been built, but the coffin ride vehicle concept would have been a lot of fun too.

Editing: I just learned that Chris is back at WDI and apparently worked on Shanghaî Disneyland! Sincere apologies to Christopher Merritt, i didn't knew that he was back at Imagineering.

One of the detailed illustrations shows the design of the whole interior show, done in the traditional "fun map" style.











Attraction concept and artwork is by Christopher Merritt - Nightmare Before Christmas characters: copyright Disney.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Disneyland Halloween Season Begins! Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark and Haunted Mansion Holiday HD Videos!



Halloween Season has started at Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure and we have HD videos of the Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark Halloween version as well as the new Haunted Mansion Holiday.

Let's start by Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark and as you'll see, not only the storyline and ride movies are different but even the pre-show with Rocket has been changed!





Haunted Mansion Holiday is back too and here is a low light video, filmed like the one above by LMG Vids.




Video: copyright LMG Vids.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Toy Story Land Model Is Now on Display at Disney Hollywood Studios Walt Disney Presents



Today, Walt Disney Presents, a re-imagined version of the One Man’s Dream attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, officially opens its doors to offer a new look at the past, present and future of Disney Parks.

One of the exciting pieces of the “future” that Walt Disney Presents showcases is a model of the park’s Toy Story Land expansion, which will be on display for guests to view starting today.

The Toy Story Land expansion, which will open in Summer 2018, will shrink guests to the size of a toy and allow them to explore all the fun of Andy’s backyard, which as you can see in these images, has been delightfully filled with familiar toys and sights from the “Toy Story” films.

You can also see some of the charming detail our Imagineers have created for this new land and its two major attractions – Slinky Dog Dash and Alien Swirling Saucers.




The Slinky Dog Dash attraction will be a family coaster themed as if Andy used his Mega Coaster Play Kit to build the ultimate coaster for Slinky. The land’s other major attraction, Alien Swirling Saucers, has been designed as a toy play set that Andy got from Pizza Planet, in which Aliens are flying around in their toy flying saucers and trying to capture guests’ rocket toy vehicles with “The Claw.”










Here is a video of this Toy Story Land model, posted by Inside the Magic.




But the Toy Story Land model isn’t the only exciting draw to Walt Disney Presents. Tracing Disney history from Walt Disney’s beginning sketches, photos and storyboards, the attraction celebrates milestones in Disney film and theme park history up through today and beyond. Expect to see models, maquettes, sketches, artist renderings, a portion of the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge model, concept art for the new Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway attraction and more.



Walt Disney Presents will also continue to host greetings with characters like Star-Lord and baby Groot, plus special sneak previews of upcoming Disney films. Check you My Disney Experience app for the latest.

Pictures and text: copyright Disney

Thursday, September 14, 2017

First Pictures and Videos of Disney Theatrical’s "Frozen" Musical, Now Playing in Denver



Disney Theatrical’s new Broadway musical "Frozen", inspired of course by the Frozen animated movie is currently playing in Denver, and will open in Broadway next February. Disney Theatrical is giving fans a first look at the production with these just-released photos of the cast on stage!

Frozen’s pre-Broadway engagement at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts opens tonight and continues through October 1. Performances begin at Broadway’s St. James Theatre on Februrary 22, 2018, and the show opens on March 22, 2018. Tickets (for shows through August 12, 2018) are on sale now—visit FrozenTheMusical.com for all of the details.









Below, an official video of FROZEN Pre-Broadway Opening Night in Denver, yesterday night September 14.




Pictures and video: copyright Disney

WDW Imagineers Ready Slinky Dog Dash Ride Vehicle at Disney's Hollywood Studios Toy Story Land



As you know, Slinky Dog Dash, one of two major attractions planned for Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, has arrived at the park.

 The ride vehicle, which is themed after the character of Slinky from “Toy Story,” took Imagineers from multiple disciplines a few years to design, so the group was thrilled to see the finished product arrive on the site firsthand. According to the Imagineers, the vehicle was created to reflect Slinky’s personality, the movement and motion of a Slinky toy, and of course Slinky’s adorable look which will be visible throughout the land as the coaster moves along the track.

 “This is a ride for the whole family: it’s fun, it’s exciting, it’s thrilling, but it’s not scary,” said Imagineer Bob Vignec. “It’s a rollercoaster, but it’s also this fun character that will be out in the land. You sort of get a little bit of goosebumps seeing it here for the first time.”

 Toy Story Land is set to open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in summer 2018.




Picture and video: copyright Disney

Shanghai Disney Resort Celebrates Its First Resort-Wide Halloween Season


Shanghai Disney Resort Celebrates Its First Resort-Wide Halloween Season and here are all details about it!

Shanghai, September 13, 2017 – This year, the wicked fun of the Halloween season celebration is going to take place throughout the entire Shanghai Disney Resort from September 25 through October 31. The special fall festivities include brand new performances designed exclusively for Shanghai Disneyland’s inaugural Halloween extravaganza, along with family-friendly spooky surprises around every corner that make Shanghai Disney Resort among the best places to experience the fall. For the first time ever at Shanghai Disney Resort, as part of the special Halloween dress-up tradition, guests of all ages will also be welcome to wear costumes during their visit.

Halloween-Inspired Atmosphere and Entertainment Like Never Before

Throughout the spook-tacular celebration, the decorations and new entertainment offerings in Shanghai Disney Resort will feature all the authentic elements of the Halloween season, delivering a mysterious and magical experience unlike anywhere else in Shanghai.

The resort will be cloaked in a vast array of Halloween colors and decorations, including exclusive Disney Character Jack-O-Lanterns, colorful fall foliage reminiscent of authentically Halloween scenes from around the globe, spindly spider webs that have been woven in the shape of Mickey Mouse, and many more eerie surprises and delightful Disney Halloween elements around every corner. As dusk falls in Shanghai Disneyland, the night will come to life with the all-new, Villains’ Cavalcade, starring Hades [from Disney’s “Hercules”], Maleficent [from Disney’s “Maleficent”] and Dr. Facilier [from Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog”]. With the song “Friends on the Other Side” filling the night air, the three evil villains will captivate audiences along the moonlit parade route and set the tone for a nighttime of Halloween fun in the park!



As guests wander into Treasure Cove, they are likely to encounter phantom Ghost Pirates, inspired by Captain Salazar and his crew in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” They roam the area, seeking a crew to join them on their dark adventures. And at the Arena-E Stage in Tomorrowland, guests can gear up for a brand-new interactive dance party lead by a DJ and a live host introducing a series of music and dances inspired by the popular Guardians of the Galaxy franchise.



There will be tricks and treats for guests along Mickey Avenue where they can meet with Mickey Mouse and his pals dressed in their Halloween costumes, and take photos in front of the stylish photo backdrops.

Dressing Up For the Biggest Costume Event of the Year

In order to let guest immerse themselves in the Halloween atmosphere and really join the party, for the first time ever, Shanghai Disneyland is putting a limited-time exemption on its attire regulations and is welcoming guests of all ages to dress up as any character they like during the Halloween festival period. Guests are encouraged to learn more about the specific costume requirements on the Shanghai Disney Resort official platforms before their visit.

With the entire Sweethearts Confectionery and Marketplace in Disneytown transformed in to Halloween-themed shops, and a vast assortment of themed attire at shops throughout the resort, guests can also easily join the fun by finding the perfect outfit or accessory even after they arrive.



Celebrating the Many Tastes of the Halloween Season

Guests can also celebrate the magic of Halloween with Shanghai Disney Resort’s latest food and beverage offerings dressed up for the occasion. Collectible Devilish Mickey Drinks in Mickey Mouse-shaped Jack-O-Lantern cups will hold delicious new beverages making for a great memory and an exclusive new accessory for the 2017 Halloween season.



Halloween treats include whimsical sundaes with edible cookie cups, Baby Groot Breadmasks, Glow-stick Cotton Candy, that are a classic Halloween collectible, now with added Disney touches, and more. A new version of the popular Tomorrowland Cheeseburger-the Black Magic Cheeseburger will roll out for a limited time in buns turned as black as the night sky... Plus, guests can also enjoy a Halloween themed buffet at Lumiere’s Kitchen in Shanghai Disneyland Hotel.

The Latest Seasonal Merchandise for the Fall Festival

In honor of the first-ever Halloween celebration in Shanghai Disneyland, a new line of merchandise has also been rolled out for guests of all ages. The new collection includes Mickey-shaped Trick or Treat pumpkin buckets, Mickey and Minnie Mouse Halloween plushes in classically creepy costumes, adorable key chains with pumpkins, and magnets featuring frightful phrases. Halloween Mickey Mouse-ear headbands, witch hats, witch and wizard costumes, bright mugs with Halloween scenes and more, along with special family fleeces in a variety of sizes so that parents, friends, children and loved ones can stay warm this fall and take matching photos in Shanghai Disney Resort’s new Halloween attire.




First-Ever Evening Tickets on Offer for Shanghai Disneyland

Shanghai Disneyland is releasing its first-ever evening ticket offering only available during this Halloween season. The date-specific tickets at 275RMB will enable guests to enter the park after 4 p.m., from September 25 to October 31, except October 2 to 7. Guests can purchase the tickets through the Shanghai Disney Resort Reservation Center at 400-180-0000, at Shanghai Disneyland Ticket Booths and the Shanghai Disney Resort official WeChat account. For more official and authorized channels and ticket information, guests can refer to https://www.shanghaidisneyresort.com/en/ticket/.



Disneytown to Feature Special Halloween Décor and Entertainment

Disneytown will also come alive with more spooky Halloween decorations. Every Friday to Sunday from September 29 through October, and on October 30 and 31, guests can enjoy a series of weekend Character and DJ Dance Parties, and fun appearances by Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Guests will also be able to visit special venues hosting a variety of classic Halloween activities and treats from the World of Disney Store. More fun will be added to these weekends starting from October 13, when children up to 16 years of age can enjoy the fun tradition of trick-or-treating at participating stores in Disneytown.

Shanghai Disney Resort is dressing up to celebrate one of the most magical, mysterious and fun celebrations of the year. Guests of all ages are welcome to join the first resort-wide Halloween celebration and experience all the spooky surprises Shanghai Disney Resort has to offer.

Pictures: copyright Disney - Shendi