Friday, December 2, 2016

Disneyland Paris Christmas and Park Renovations Update !



Here we go for a new Disneyland Paris update thanks to Max, D&M contributor and DLP Welcome webmaster. We'll have a look at the renovations who are going on in the park but first i remind you the Disneyland Paris book Christmas special offer and it's a chance for you to get this gorgeous 320 pages book at the best price ever! You'll hardly find a better Christmas gift for a Disneyland Paris fan so don't miss it as it is the last copies of the book which will not be reprinted! The Christmas offer is for both english update edition or the french collector's edition at 60€ ( + 15€ shipping worldwide ) and that include too a great additional surprise gift! 

Special note to buyers with a shipping address in Italy or Belgium : For shipments to Belgium or Italy, the shipping cost is 25 €.

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

Important note: shipping takes 3-4 days for France,10-15 days to European countries, 2 to 3 weeks for countries outside Europe. As we are already December 3, to make sure you will receive the book on time for Christmas, if you need it for a Christmas gift, please place your order in the next days, thanks.



You can pay with Paypal bus ending the full amount including shipping to: neverlandeditions@gmail.com or use the Paypal button below. The Paypal button works for both french or english edition but 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: neverlandeditions@gmail.com

Disneyland Paris From Sketch to Reality Book
Those of you who have never seen the book will find at the end of this DLP update 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.


At DLP, Christmas decorations are in place everywhere, including of course, inside the DLP hotel at the entrance of the park, and a giant Christmas tree and a Gingerbread house stands in the hotel lobby.











In the park, at Fantasyland, the repainting of the Queen of Hearts castle and Alice Labyrinth is ending, bright colors are back and it never looked so good since 25 years!
















When Max shot the pictures earlier this week the castle was still surrounded by scaffoldings but they have been removed now and here is how the castle look right now, thanks to a picture from InsideDLParis.



Let's move to Adventureland where - at last! - the hydraulic system of the Swiss Robinson Tree is operational!
















In Frontierland, Thunder Mesa Riverboat Landing building has been entirely repainted to look as good as new for its reopening on December 17 with Big Thunder Mountain, also awaiting the visitors with a new ride finale!

















Christmas at Disneyland Paris it's also the parades and here are two videos from Max showing the Christmas parades!








Christmas atmosphere is always better at night with the lighting of the Christmas tree and Disney Drams show in its Christmas version, for the last time.

































Max will be back soon with a new DLP Update, in the meantime, don't miss the Disneyland Paris book Christmas special offer as it's a chance for you to get this acclaimed 320 pages book at the best price ever! You'll hardly find a better Christmas gift for a Disneyland Paris fan so don't miss it as it is the last copies of the book which will not be reprinted! The Christmas offer is for both english update edition or the french collector's edition at 60€ ( + 15€ shipping worldwide ). And that include too a great additional surprise gift! 

Special note to buyers with a shipping address in Italy or Belgium : For shipments to Belgium or Italy, the shipping cost is 25 €.

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

Important note: shipping takes 3-4 days for France, 10-15 days to European countries, 2 to 3 weeks for countries outside Europe. To make sure you will receive the book on time for Christmas, if you buy it for a Christmas gift, please place your order in the next days, thanks!






You can pay with Paypal bus ending the full amount including shipping to: neverlandeditions@gmail.com or use the Paypal button below. The Paypal button works for both french or english edition but 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: neverlandeditions@gmail.com

Those of you who have never seen the book will find at the end of this DLP update 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


Disneyland Paris From Sketch to Reality Book
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!




Pictures: copyright DLP Welcome

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Amazing Drone Video of Universal Orlando Volcano Bay Water Park !


A pretty awesome drone video was posted on Youtube by Ramesh Ramkumar, giving us the best view we ever had so far of Universal Orlando Volcano Bay water park construction site!

The video starts by a stunning close view of the volcano itself with workers and Universal Creative folks working on it...



...and then the drone turns at 360° to show us the others slides nearby.



Here is the full video,  watch it in HD and full screen mode!




Video: copyright Ramesh Ramkumar

More Pictures of Shanghaî Disneyland Christmas Season


Shanghai Disney Resort celebrate its first holiday season, D&M was the first to post pictures of the park with Christmas decorations HERE and the Disney Parks Blog has posted new pictures with the text below.

"The festivities bring to life an authentically Disney holiday wonderland with unique flourishes guests can only find at our newest Disney resort. Guests will feel the holiday spirit walking down a transformed Mickey Avenue at Shanghai Disneyland decked out with special decorations, festive music and warm greetings from Mickey and his pals in their holiday attire. There’s even a chance to view a dazzling Christmas tree in Gardens of Imagination, which is magically lit every night of the celebration.


 Disneytown, Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and Toy Story Hotel will all have shimmering Christmas trees for guests to enjoy, each with different styles that bring the holiday spirit to life across the resort. The pianist at Shanghai Disneyland Hotel will also be available to play a few merry tunes.


 In honor of the holiday season, guests will find more than 30 limited-release merchandise items around the resort, including special Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse plush toys, festive Christmas head wear and scarves, and beautiful holiday ornaments. There will also be holiday feasts and treats at several restaurants and shops throughout the park."

Pictures: copyright Disney - Shendi

New Press Release Brings More Details About Disneyland Paris Season of the Force!



New press release from DLP for the Season of the Force!

From 14 January to 26 March 2017, Disneyland Paris will host THE SEASON OF THE FORCE, a unique celebration of the galactic saga.
Imagine a one-time-only experience, coming face-to-face with Captain Phasma or a stormtrooper patrol; imagine activities designed to transport guests to a galaxy far, far away; imagine an evening show performed under the stars, to the backdrop of imposing architecture.

Walt Disney Studios Park will be at the heart of this upcoming celebration, with a whole host of events that fans will simply love, but that’s not all:

“Star Wars: A Galactic Celebration”
At nightfall, Walt Disney Studios Park will light up with iconic STAR WARS colours as part of a new show specially designed for Disneyland Paris. “Star Wars: A Galactic Celebration” is set to be a breath-taking spectacle of light and sound featuring projections and special effects, along with many more surprises. Heroes from the world of Star Wars, such as Chewbacca and R2-D2, as well as the likes of Kylo Ren, Darth Maul, Darth Vader and many more, will be there in person, to the great delight of guests. Iconic characters from the Empire, the First Order and of course the Resistance will all make an appearance on stage, adding an incredible dimension to this show that pays tribute to the Star Wars saga through its heroes. A one-time event not to be missed. Only from 14 January to 26 March 2017.

Before this amazing evening event gets underway, many other experiences await to transport guests from Walt Disney Studios Park to a galaxy far, far away…
From the “First Order March” and the “Stormtroopers Patrol” to “Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away”

From 14 January to 26 March 2017, the days at Walt Disney Studios Park will be marked by epic appearances of heroes straight from the world of Star Wars. Kicking it all off will be the “First Order March”, led by Captain Phasma. This will be followed by the daytime performance of “Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away”, which puts the spotlight on a number of iconic characters from the saga, such as Darth Vader and Kylo Ren, to name but a few. Lastly, guests will be thrilled to find themselves face-to-face with a stormtrooper patrol, and even able to interact with it!

The Jedi take centre stage at Disneyland Park
To bring balance to the Force, Jedi Masters will be ready and waiting every day to train young Padawans, aged from 7 to 12 years, at the Jedi Training Academy (Vidéopolis - Discoveryland). From 12 January to 4 May 2017, this special training course will take them to the very heart of the world of Star Wars and let them walk side-by-side with heroes from the saga.

Heroes from the world of Star Wars are certainly set to take centre stage at Disneyland Paris. “SEASON OF THE FORCE”: an unmissable immersive experience for the youngest Padawans and the oldest Jedi alike. From 14 January to 26 March 2017.

Version Francaise:

Disneyland Paris crée LA SAISON DE LA FORCE, une célébration inédite de la saga Star Wars, du 14 janvier au 26 mars 2017.
Imaginez un rendez-vous éphémère où l’on pourrait se retrouver nez à nez avec Capitaine Phasma, avec une patrouille de Stormtroopers… Imaginez des interactions créées pour transporter les Visiteurs dans une galaxie lointaine, très lointaine… Imaginez un spectacle nocturne, projeté à ciel ouvert sur une architecture grandiose…

Le Parc Walt Disney Studios sera au cœur de cette nouvelle célébration, avec plusieurs rendez-vous qui devraient ravir les fans, mais pas seulement :

“Star Wars : La Célébration Galactique”
À la tombée de la nuit, le Parc Walt Disney Studios s’illuminera aux couleurs de Star Wars grâce au nouveau spectacle spécialement conçu pour Disneyland Paris. “Star Wars : La Célébration Galactique” sera un son et lumière à couper le souffle avec projections et effets spéciaux, parmi d’autres surprises. En effet, les héros de l’univers Star Wars comme Chewbacca, R2-D2 mais aussi Kylo Ren, Dark Maul, Dark Vador et bien d’autres encore seront présents en personne pour le plus grand bonheur des Visiteurs. Les figures emblématiques de l’Empire, du Premier Ordre et bien sûr de la Résistance feront leur apparition sur scène. Ils donneront une dimension incroyable à ce spectacle qui célèbre la saga Star Wars à travers ses héros. Un rendez-vous éphémère qui s’annonce déjà incontournable. A découvrir du 14 janvier au 26 mars 2017.

Avant ce grand moment nocturne, d’autres rendez-vous vont transporter les Visiteurs du Parc Walt Disney Studios dans une galaxie lointaine, très lointaine…
De “La Marche du Premier Ordre” à “La Patrouille des Stormtroopers”,  en passant par le spectacle “ Star Wars : Une Galaxie Lointaine, Très Lointaine”...

Du 14 janvier au 26 mars 2017, les journées au Parc Walt Disney Studios seront rythmées par les apparitions épiques des héros de l’univers Star Wars. A commencer par Capitaine Phasma qui mènera « La Marche du Premier Ordre ». Elle laissera ensuite place en journée au spectacle «Star Wars : Une Galaxie Lointaine, Très Lointaine » qui mettra à l’honneur sur scène de nombreuses figures emblématiques de la saga, de Dark Vador à Kylo Ren pour ne citer qu’eux. Enfin, les Visiteurs seront ravis de pouvoir tomber nez à nez et surtout interagir avec une patrouille des Stormtroopers.

Les Jedi à l’honneur au Parc Disneyland
Afin de rétablir l’équilibre dans la Force, les Maîtres Jedi attendront chaque jour les jeunes Padawans de 7 à 12 ans pour une formation à la Jedi Training Academy (Vidéopolis - Discoveryland). Une formation d’exception qui leur permettra de plonger au cœur de l’univers de Star Wars en côtoyant les héros de la saga.

Les héros de l’univers Star Wars seront définitivement à l’honneur à Disneyland Paris. Rendez-vous du 14 janvier au 26 mars 2017 avec "LA SAISON DE LA FORCE", une expérience immersive incontournable pour les plus petits Padawans comme les plus grands Jedi.

The Making of Walt Disney World’s First Drones Show at Disney Springs



The new show drone experience at Disney Springs, “Starbright Holidays – An Intel Collaboration” is setting the sky aglow this holiday season twice a night in the West Side of Disney Springs.
The first aerial ballet of 300 Intel Shooting Star show drones choreographed to a specially orchestrated medley of classic holiday music with a Disney touch invites guests to wish upon a holiday star at Walt Disney World Resort.
The inspiration behind this new holiday experience: the iconic scene in the Disney animated hit, “Tangled,” when the birthday lanterns are released over the kingdom. When Walt Disney Imagineers saw that moment, it sparked that magical, “what if” momentum.
Watch how WDI Imagineers and Walt Disney World Creative Entertainment worked with the experts at Intel to bring this experience to Disney Springs this holiday season.


Pictures and video: copyright Disney

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Efteling Villa Volta Projection Show



The folks at Efteling theme park did an interesting projection show which is totally different than what Disney does on its castles. The whole projection is done on a small house called "Villa Volta" and it's about a haunted house. DLP could do this kind of show on Phantom Manor during the Halloween season if they wanted, or have the budget for, so have a look and let us know what you think!



Video: copyright pixiedust.be

Hong Kong Disneyland Original Tomorrowland.Artwork


Hong Kong Disneyland artwork is pretty hard to find in big size and i found the other day this great Tim Delaney artwork for HKDL Tomorrowland. I did a screen capture on my iMac 5K to have it in an even bigger size, and here it is!

Picture: copyright Disney