Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Tokyo Disney Resort announces exciting Winter programs from January 13 to March 17, 2017!

Tokyo Disney Resort announces exciting Winter programs from January 13 to March 17, 2017!

URAYASU, CHIBATokyo Disney Resort® will host a variety of special events, programs and activities at Tokyo DisneySea® Park, Tokyo Disneyland® Park, the Disney hotels, and the Disney Resort Line from January 13 through March 17, 2017. There is something for everyone to enjoy this winter season at Tokyo Disney Resort.

At Tokyo Disneyland, Guests can experience a fantastical world of snow and ice from morning to night with Anna and Elsa’s Frozen Fantasy,the special event themed to the Disney film Frozen. New this winter is Frozen Forever,a nighttime entertainment spectacular projected on the exterior of Cinderella Castle. Guests can also see Anna, Elsa and Olaf in the Frozen Fantasy Parade.And at the Castle Forecourt in front of Cinderella Castle, Anna, Elsa and Olaf will sing and dance with younger Guests in the greeting show, “Anna and Elsa’s Winter Greeting.”

At Tokyo DisneySea, the 15th Anniversary celebration that began April 15 is now reaching its climax and the Park is preparing to bring it to a close in style with Tokyo DisneySea 15thAnniversary: The Year of Wishes ― Grand Finale.For this limited time only, the Disney Friends will perform in a special version of Crystal Wishes Journeywearing new costumes that make their Crystals of Wishesshine even brighter, and the show will also feature soap bubbles that float through the sky to celebrate the Grand Finale. A nighttime performance will be added for the grand finale period and Guests will enjoy the special sparkle of crystals unique to an evening show.

Duffy, ShellieMay, Gelatoni and their made-with-love sweets are the inspiration behind this winters Sweet Duffyprogram, which features cute decorations, special merchandise and new menus, perfect for Guests to immerse themselves in the story. There will also be a photo location that recreates the scene in the story where Duffy and his friends give their handmade sweets to Mickey and Minnie. And for those seeking more thrills, Tokyo DisneySea Park will again offer a scarier version of its terrifying attraction, Tower of Terror: Level 13 “Shadow of Shiriki.

The three Disney hotels within Tokyo Disney Resort will offer room keys with designs linked to the special events held at the Parks. They will also serve special menus inspired by the special events.

The Disney Resort Line will operate a monorail train decorated for “Anna and Elsa’s Frozen Fantasy,” and for the first time, Resort Gateway Station will also feature decorations linked to this special event. Guests can also purchase day pass tickets with designs from the “Anna and Elsa’s Frozen Fantasy” special event at Tokyo Disneyland and from the “Sweet Duffy” special program at Tokyo DisneySea. In addition, day pass tickets with a limited design inspired by “Tokyo DisneySea 15th Anniversary: The Year of Wishes ― Grand Finale” will be sold.

Please see the screen captures pictures on D&M Facebook HERE for more details, as a technical issue prevents me to post them here.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Hong Kong Disneyland Update : Iron Man Experience Stark Expo Shop Opens !

The awaited Hong Kong Disneyland Iron Man Experience attraction is not open yet but the Stark Expo shop is and i have the feeling that soft-openings for the ride itself should start in a few weeks or so. Today we'll have a closer look to the Stark Expo shop thanks to pictures released here and there on internet - special thanks to This is Mr B Facebook page - as well as videos showing the new shop.

One of the first thing that HKDL guests will see when they arrive is the sign below indicating where is what. As you'll see there is different "halls" indicated for the Iron Man Experience. Is it separate experiences or different halls part of the pre-show queue, this is what we will discover soon.

The Iron Man Experience entrance is, as you've guessed, at the end of the path between the merchandise shop and the Buzz Lightyear show building.

By the way, the Buzz Lightyear rotunda on the right and some of the column in the background have been repainted to have a better colors transition with the Iron Man Experience building now on its left.

Before entering "Iron Man Experience" itself guests will be able to discover another hall on the left  called "Iron Man Tech Showcase" and as you'll see on the visuals below it will most probably include the display of all the different Iron Man armors.

Now, let's talk about the shop itself which, again, is now open for all HKDL guests.

Right over the entrance there is a giant screen and you can see the footage on the video below posted
by Main Street Gazette.

No need to say that inside the Stark Expo shop you'll find plenty of items related not only to Iron Man but also to Marvel super-heroes.

I'm sure you'd like to have a walk-through inside the shop and here is the video of it also filmed by Main Street Gazette.

But the shop includes more than merchandise items as you'll find in it a "Become Iron Man" interactive experience similar to the one we've seen before - where a guest must follow what appear on the screen - with the addition of new footage.

The first video below filmed by Main Street Gazette shows what appears on the screen only...

...and the two next ones shows guests facing the screen trying to match what is happening on the screen in front of them. Videos filmed by Main Street Gazette and Kyo LEE.

We also have some cool night shots, the first one shows the shop entrance at night...

...and the second was taken with the camera placed between the Buzz lightyear rotunda and the Stark Expo shop on the right.

Stay tuned on Disney and more as i will let you know as soon as soft-opening have started for HKDL Iron Man Experience!

Pictures: copyright This is Mr B and others

Videos: copyright Main Street Gazette, Kyo LEE

Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary Brochure Now Available On Line !

Disneyland Paris 2017-18 brochure for the 25th Anniversary is now available on line and you can read it HERE. The 78 pages brochure include visuals of what's coming for DLP 25th and plenty of infos about hotels and packages too!

A first visual of the new Disney Illuminations Pirates of Caribbean sequence on the castle is included in the brochure.

The next double-page shows everything coming in DLP Discoveryland related to Star Wars...

...When the one below is related to the new parade and shows.

Much more to read in the 78 pages of the brochure, so don't miss it!

Pictures: copyright Disney