Thursday, April 27, 2017
First Official Pictures For Disneyland Paris Hyperspace Mountain New Trains - Plus: DLP July 8 Electroland Party !
A short Disneyland Paris update today as for Disneyland Paris Hyperspace Mountain It's D-10 before the first blast-off, and DLP Press office released the first official pictures of the new trains ! "Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain will provide Disneyland Park guests with a brand new mission in the Star Wars galaxy, where they can join the famous Rebel Alliance and experience the thrills of an epic battle, totally immersed in the universe of the Star Wars films. From May 7, guests will take their places in brand new vehicles, with a new built-in sound system that will enhance the experience even further. Here they are, awaiting their first passengers…"
Now, all this looks good indeed and we can see new speakers near the head and the seats which will be also equipped with a new kind of harness BUT who the hell had the idea to choose this garish blue and the burgundy colors?!? And by the way, why did they needed to change the train colors when the previous ones were perfect? There is an old American quote that apparently someone forgot at DLP Imagineering: "When it's not broken, don't fix it!"
Disneyland Paris also released today a press release and pictures ( from a previous event ) for the Electroland party happening on July 8, tickets are already on-sale now at:
Disneyland Paris announces Electroland
A brand new immersive one day music extravaganza at Disneyland Paris STEVE AOKI / NERVO / MICHAEL CALFAN/ RICHARD ORLINSKI Saturday 8 July 2017
Disneyland Paris is launching a ground breaking electronic music concert Electroland and will open its gates to 10,000 music fans to enjoy DJs, immersive partying and of course, theme park rides. American superstar DJ, record executive and producer Steve Aoki will headline the concert along with Australian sister duo NERVO. They will also be joined by french DJs Michael Calfan and Richard Orlinski
Taking over the park for one exclusive night, Electroland will transform DLP into an EDM haven. This very first edition of Electroland promises to be nothing short of magical. The event will give ticket holders exclusive access to the park rides by night as well as the acts on the breathtaking outdoor stage. With giant LED screens, projection mapping on to one of the park’s most iconic attractions – The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, some very special guests and surprise immersive elements, all set against a magical Disney backdrop, Electroland needs to be seen to be believed.
Steve Aoki, Grammy-nominated electronic dance music superstar is renowned for his pandemonium inducing sets! As a recording artist, Aoki’s 2014 studio album Neon Future I— which soared to No. 1 on the Dance/Electronic Album chart—features the Gold-certified single “Delirious (Boneless)” with Chris Lake and Tujamo featuring Kid Ink. But I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead reveals a lesser known dimension of the entertainer: Aoki’s self-made success which has propelled Aoki as an entrepreneur and performer. Founder of the taste-making record label Dim Mak and a chart-topping producer-remixer-DJ Aoki has his finger pressed firmly to the pulse of cutting-edge youth culture.
NERVO are a sister DJ and song writing duo from Australia. Having written and produced hits for the likes of Kylie Minogue, Ke$ha, The Pussycat Dolls, Afrojack, Steve Aoki and Miley Cyrus to name a few, the sisters have risen to stardom. Add to this a DJ schedule spanning over 200 live shows world-wide per year with main stage slots at some of the world's biggest festivals, Las Vegas residencies at super clubs Omnia in Las Vegas and Ushuaia in Ibiza, NERVO are one of the hottest electronic music acts in the business.
Michael Calfan is a French artist who brings a fresh perspective to the electronic music climate. His attitude is about having fun and not taking life too seriously, while creating music with feeling, depth and emotion: “I find inspiration in all kinds of art, anything with emotion. Maybe I’m idealistic but I want to give people feelings; create memories and nostalgia.” Hits like Treasured Soul, Nobody Does It Better and Thorns have helped create a lot of those nostalgic moments for people. They have garnered chart positions, millions upon millions of streams and helped to make Michael one of the most sought-after DJs around.
Richard Orlinski is the best-selling French contemporary artist in the world. His sculptures are designed around the theme ‘Born Wild’ and reflect a deep reflection on animal instincts and human nature.Curious by nature and eager to express his sensitivity through other disciplines he also developed a passion for music. He launched his first single ‘Heartbeat’ last year featuring famous Dutch singer Eva Simons which was number one in the French charts for three weeks in a row. He is currently working on other titles featuring more international music star. As part of DLP’s 25th Anniversary Richard Orlinski has created a one off sculpture of Mickey Mouse!
Electroland is a made to measure musical event that reaches out to the generation born with the Disneyland® Park 25 years ago, offering the chance to see the park as it has never been seen before. Tickets are on-sale now at: electroland-disneylandparis.com
A new Disneyland Paris update will come soon, in the meantime i remind you the "DLP 25th and D&M 10th Anniversaries Special Offer for the Disneyland Paris "From Sketch to Reality" book ( De L'Esquisse à la Création en français ) 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 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!
Note in French for the French readers: Il reste 30 Exemplaires de l'édition Collector française qui ne sera PAS rééditée car c'était une édition limitée à 2000 exemplaires, donc ne tardez pas pour passer votre commande en m'envoyant un email à: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Special Offer is for both the English updated edition or the French collector's edition and the English edition is at 60€ / $65 ( instead of 85€ ) and the French Collector Edition is at 75€ ( instead of 100€ ). In both cases the 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com and i will let you know how to do.
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!
Pictures: copyright Disney
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Tokyo Disney Sea Imagineers Unveil More Details About TDS Port Discovery "Nemo and Friends SeaRider" Attraction
Tokyo Disney Resort released a new Imagineering video providing plenty of new details for Tokyo Disney Sea's Port Discovery new ride "Nemo and Friends SeaRider" opening on May 12 at TDS!
Riders will enter the redesigned show building called now "Marine Life Institute"...
The goal for TDS Imagineer was to make immerse the guests as much as possible. To achieve this they had the idea that guests will enter in a "SeaRider" submarine designed like Nemo, though with different colors...
But how do you do when you have 122 guests per ride? In the storyline the submarine is built with a new material which shrink when you apply electricity to it. And that includes everything or everyone on board. So, the SeaRider submarine will give to all Nemo and friends the illusion to shrink to the side of a fish and then travel on an awesome undersea journey.
And the way TDS Imagineers will give to guests the feeling they are the size of a fish is thanks to the beautiful curved screen in the front of the simulator with ten others small screens above, left and right, through which guest can look up to the ocean, and they've also added sound effects of rumble in the seats and all kind of magical tricks to make guests feel like they are really immersed undersea during this journey.
Nemo and friends SeaRider will open on May 12, in just two weeks from now, and soft-openings started today so a video of the ride should arrive very soon. In the meantime don't miss this great Imagineering video below!
Pictures: copyright Disney, Oriental Land, Disney Geek
BURBANK, Calif., April 26, 2017 – D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has announced the lineup of the most highly anticipated presentations at D23 Expo 2017, July 14–16. The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, will kick off the Expo on Friday morning, July 14. Later that same day, The Walt Disney Studios will give fans a sneak peek at all the latest from Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar. On Saturday morning, The Walt Disney Studios will preview the coming slate of live-action films from Disney, Marvel, and Lucasfilm. Then, on Saturday afternoon, fans will get a preview of what’s in store at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts during a presentation hosted by Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek. Sunday afternoon, Disney Legend Alan Menken will take fans on a musical journey during an all-new concert.
These Expo favorites will take place in “Hall D23,” the 6,800-seat venue located in Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center. The schedule of Hall D23 Events and Presentations are as follows (all events subject to change):
The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, July 14. The ceremony, hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, will once again honor those visionaries and artists who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy. This year’s recipients are: Carrie Fisher, Clyde “Gerry” Geronimi, Manuel Gonzales, Mark Hamill, Wayne Jackson, Stan Lee, Garry Marshall, Julie Taymor, and Oprah Winfrey.
The Walt Disney Studios will present a behind-the-scenes look at its blockbuster collection of upcoming films in two jam-packed Hall D23 sessions. At 2:30 p.m. on Friday, fans will discover what’s on the drawing board for the acclaimed filmmakers at Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios. On Saturday at 10:30 a.m., Disney, Marvel, and Lucasfilm showcase the Studios’ exciting slate of live-action films. As always, attendees will be treated to exclusive footage, special guest appearances, and more!
On Saturday, July 15, at 3 p.m., step into the worlds of magic of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts with Chairman Bob Chapek to find out what’s new and what’s next for resorts around the globe.
To round out the weekend, Disney Legend Alan Menken will perform his exciting new one-man show, A Whole New World of Alan Menken. The eight-time Oscar®-winner introduced new generations to musicals through such box office hits as Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Enchanted, and Tangled, as well as the Broadway shows Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act, Newsies, and A Bronx Tale, as well as the ABC television series Galavant. Menken will perform his own music and share entertaining anecdotes about his unrivaled career during the show, which will be performed Sunday, July 16, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. in Hall D23 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Tickets for D23 Expo 2017 are available for $81 for a one-day adult admission and $59 for children 3–9. Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $72 for a one-day adult admission and $53 for children 3–9. Multi-day tickets are also available. For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2017, visit D23expo.com.
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The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco will feature a new exhibition on the life and work of iconic Disney artist Eyvind Earle, beginning May 18 and running through Jan. 8.
Eyvind Earle is best known for his lush landscapes and as the lead stylist behind Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” (1959). He has produced concept art for other Disney classics, including 1955’s “Lady and the Tramp” and “Peter Pan” (1953). His work for Sleeping Beauty was largely the inspiration for Disneyland Paris Sleeping Beauty castle.
“Awaking Beauty: The Art of Eyvind Earle” is co-curated by Eyvind Earle Publishing CEO Ioan Szasz and Michael Labrie, director of collections and exhibitions for the museum and the Walt Disney Family Foundation.
Full Variety article HERE.
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"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" will hold its World Premiere at Shanghai Disneyland on May 11 !
"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" will hold its World Premiere at Shanghai Disneyland on May 11. Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer plan to attend.
Disney noted the event will mark the first time a Hollywood movie has premiered in Mainland China. The red carpet will take place in Disneytown at Shanghai Disney Resort, with the screening in Walt Disney Grand Theatre at Disneytown.
Here is a marketing idea which is smart to promote Shanghaî Disneyland... More details in the full Variety article HERE.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Just released by the folks of D23, and it's about the music in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy ride at DCA: "Get Ready to Rock Out on Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!:
Guardians of the Galaxy is just as well known for its awesome music as it is for its irreverent comedy and lovable, quirky characters, and the brand-new attraction at Disney California Adventure park is no different. If you’ve been wondering which of the songs would be on the attraction’s awesome mix, wonder no more! We got the inside scoop from the folks behind the new attraction, opening May 27 at Disney California Adventure park.
John Dennis, executive creative director of music at Walt Disney Imagineering (how cool is that job?), told us about the process for coming up with the six songs you can hear during a rockin’ ride on Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! John and his team used Star-Lord’s awesome mix as a starting point, and ended up testing out 100 different songs to find the right fit. The six chosen for the attraction are the perfect mix of fun and funky and help make each ride on the thrilling attraction a truly unique experience. Check out the “playlist” below and let us know which song you’re most excited to hear during your first ride on Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!"
“I Want You Back” – The Jackson 5
“Hit Me With Your Best Shot” – Pat Benatar
“Give Up the Funk” – Parliament
“Born to Be Wild” – Steppenwolf
“Burning Love” – Elvis Presley
“Free Ride” – The Edgar Winters Group
Now, i have to say - even if i'm among those who is not specially excited by this GoG ride - that it's a pretty smart move from WDI Imagineers. Why? Because it's true that the soundtrack of the first GoG movie did a lot for the spectators enjoyment of the movie and even if the ride has nothing special - after all we all know that it'll be a elevator which will fall because this has not been changed - people will most probably enjoy the famous songs and so they may get out of the ride liking it when in fact it's the music played during the ride that made it special or even memorable. See what i mean? Very smart move from WDI folks.
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