Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Disneyland Paris Update Part Two

Here is the part two of the Disneyland Paris update that you were waiting for and this time we'll go to the Disneyland Park. Max, D&M contributor and DLPWelcome webmaster shot these pictures the same cloudy day than the Ratatouille photos you've seen last week but since the weather is now much better, good to know for those of you going at DLP anytime soon.

On Town Square the themed canvas are now in place on Main Street Transportation Co as well as on Boardwalk Candy palace facade, hiding the restoration works happening behind them. The transformation of Main Street Photography in a newly themed shop is not finished yet but new sun-blinds appeared on the windows of the upper floors.

The Harrington clock is at last working again!

In Adventureland the shop nearby Indiana Jones Temple of Peril is now open again, which was not the case when the ride re-opened two months ago after six months of refurbishment.

In Frontierland the sets of the Tarzan show which was stopped since Sept 2012 are being removed from Chaparral Stage.

Space Mountain Mission 2 has reopened early July with the entire security system redone. The surveillance cameras present in the attraction and queues have all been replaced with new models which can see better as they're now equipped for night vision. The smoke effects on the cannon were reactivated like they do now every year before the summer season...

The Autopia photo location is in refurbishment.

At Star Tours entrance the X_Wing fighter deserve a refurbishment as not only the painting gets old but moss is now also appearing...

Let's move now to the Walt Disney Studios where a surprise awaits guests at the Aladdin Flying Carpet ride as a new background canvas was installed, showing the city of Agrabah.

At Catastrophe canyon the water couldn't arrive anymore on the left side of the set when Max did the ride. They probably have resolved the problem by now.

Nothing special is happening on the Reign of Fire set if we except the decor falling apart little by little but in this case, considering that the decor is showing a city in ruins, i suppose that it adds to the theming!

See you very soon for the part three of this update as DLP hotels are also in refurbishment and, boy, how they needed it!

In the meantime, don't miss the summer special offer on the great Disneyland Paris "From Sketch to Reality" book - for both ENGLISH or FRENCH editions!  Thanks to this special offer you will save $50 on the normal price, so if you don't own the book yet i'm sure you don't want to miss it! Paypal and credit card payments are accepted, so make sure you to place your order now! 

You can use the Paypal buttons below for the english edition, or for the french edition. If you don't have a Paypal account you can also pay directly with your credit card with these buttons without opening a Paypal account. If it don't works please send me an email at:

Paypal button for ENGLISH Edition : 

Paypal bouton pour Edition FRANCAISE :

Don't know yet the Disneyland Paris book? Have a look at the video below or on the book website HERE.

Pictures: copyright Max Fan - DLPWelcome

Great 1950's Style Guardians of the Galaxy Poster

I love this 1950's style Guardians of the Galaxy poster, and for two reasons: first i think that Stefan Lawrence who did it did a great job in this "1950's" design. And, two, because it reminds me the time when movies posters were GREAT and promising an amazing adventure and not like they are now, a formula that anyone steal to another for a generally pretty mediocre or all-similar-result at the end.

Picture: copyright Stefan Lawrence

Will Christopher Nolan Interstellar Beat Stanley Kubrick 2001, A Space Odyssey ?

We've got a new trailer for one of the most awaited movie of the year, and i'm talking about "Interstellar" from Christopher Nolan to be released November 7. Matthew McConaughey is starring in it with Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace, David Oyelowo, Wes Bentley, Matt Damon, and John Lithgow. It's suppose dot be the most ambitious "space" movie since 2001: A Space Odyssey but it's not the first time a film try to beat Kubrick's 2001 and so far A Space Odyssey is still at the top, so we'll see if they succeed.

If the trailer below don't work go on the film website HERE and enter as password: 7201969 - the date of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

If you've missed the previous trailer, showing different footage, here it is.

Picture and video: copyright Warner Bros

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Beautiful Picture of WDW Magic Kingdom Swan Boat And Cinderella Castle

Disney Parks has posted this beautiful shot showing the top of the famous and longtime extinct WDW Magic Kingdom Swan Boats, with Cinderella castle in the background. The picture was shot shortly after WDW MK opening, and the Swan Boats ride didn't lasted a long time, unfortunately.

Picture: copyright Disney
Editor's Note: Howdy, Folks! Sorry for no posting yesterday but a huge tree fell down last night due to a powerful storm and all electricity was cut in all the area. Guys of the electric company worked all night to remove the tree and connect again all the cables and now electricity is back but internet is still cut. I should be able to post later today, if not it'll be tomorrow. Thanks for your understanding!

Monday, July 28, 2014


The first trailer for The Hobitt The Battle of the Five Armies has been released and i remind you that this will be the very last movie of the Middle Earth saga!The Battle of the Five Armies will be released December 17!

Picture and video: copyright Warner

Haunted Mansion 45th Anniversary Collectible Items !

You've seen last Saturday some of the HaUnted Mansion 45th Anniversary items that will be available soon at DL and WDW but there is more to come, and these are the "collectible" items, original or limited edition pieces of art, sculptures, figurines and more that will materialize Aug. 16 at Disneyana on Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland.

Let's start by the sculptures and figurines that will be available with these of Haunted Mansion Busts set and Caretake ( $95 each ).

Also available soon the Hitchhiking Ghosts with Gargoyles and the Organ Player with Organ ( $85 each ).

Some framed stained-glass items will also be released like these with Mrs Leota or the Duelists.

There'll be also this great Madame Leota wooden sign.

Let's have a look now at the artworks from different artists, which for the most - and including teh one at teh top of this article - will be on sale in Deluxe prints at $39.95.

And for those of you who love Mickey and the gang these two next ones will also be available in deluxe prints at $39.95.

Now, these are only a selection of what will be released, you can see many more collectible items with all the different prices on the Disney parks merchandise special page HERE. I also remind you that if you can't come to Disneyland most of these items should be available through Disneyland mail order service.

Pictures: copyright Disney