Friday, December 11, 2015

Disneyland Paris Update !

I've got a great Disneyland Paris update for you for this week-end, thanks as usual to Max, D&M contributor and DLP Welcome webmaster, who's back with new pictures showing all what's going on at DLP Magic Kingdom! 

But before we enter the park an important note as it is the LAST DAYS FOR CHRISTMAS DELIVERY for the Disneyland Paris book!!! The Christmas special Offer on the Disneyland Paris book is still running until December 31 but if you need to receive it for Christmas you must really place your order NOW if you live outside France. If you live in France the last day to make sure you'll get it for Christmas will be December 18. Of course if you don't need it for Christmas, then you have until the end of the month to place your order and enjoy the special price. More about this at the end of this DLP update, as well as the video showing the full book which would make a great Christmas gift for any Disney fan!

And now let's enter DLP Magic Kingdom where the first good news is that they've finally covered the scaffoldings on Main Street Station with a really nice printed canvas, and if i can say, it was about time as this huge scaffoldings structure was really ugly right at the entrance of the park.

Since Max took these pictures this part has been covered too, as well as the ones on the other side of the station.

Let's move toward Fantasyland to have a look at the repainted facade of It's a Small World.

The attraction is reopening in one week from now and the new colors are quite nice, i must say...

Scaffoldings appeared on Fantasyland station meaning that works will start soon...

The arch between Fantasyland to Adventureland - on the Adventureland side - needs some renovation, which is for sure a matter of time...

The Captain Hook ship was repainted last year or so, but already needs some refurb...

They're repainting the little wall on the pathway to Frontierland, behind Colonel Hathi's Pizza restaurant....

At the entrance of Frontierland they've finally painted in "wood" color the metallic tubes at the entrance of the Fort on which will be attached the Frontierland sign.

Talking about signs, plenty of Frontierland shops signs have been removed for repainting...

...and some are already back in place.

The Cowboy Cookout Barbecue is now surrounded by fences...

...which are going all over the place and up to the entrance of Cottonwood Ranch.

To make sure that Disneyland Paris fans understand well what's going on with all these renovations the park released the video below that i invite you to watch as it details what they do exactly.

Meanwhile, the Frozen show is a popular than ever and the whole cast is back for this Christmas season!

The Frozen marketplace village is reopen too with more Frozen merchandise that you'll ever need!

Last but not least, new details about the Star Wars evening happening in Discoveryland on December 16. DLP did a presentation for webmasters and Max was there, and here is all you need to know.

What is the program of the evening?

The evening will begin with an exclusive parade which will take place at 8pm on Main Street USA with stars in vehicles and 60 characters of the saga including Kylo Ren! Once on Central Plaza, guests attending the night will be invited to follow the Star Wars characters and enter Discoveryland through an intergalactic tunnel.

Speaking of Discoveryland, it will be fully decorated with displays of the characters, scenes from the last movie and giant posters up to 6 meters high on the buildings. In addition, The lighting effects but also three BGM (background music) have been created for the land, the building of Videopolis and Discoveryland Theater.

It's at Discoveryland Theater that will happen the conference on the Star Wars saga with Robert Watts, production supervisor on Star Wars, actor Jeremy Bulloch (in the role of bounty hunter Boba Fett), Jersey Bolock, Robert Blalak and Patrice Girod, for an exclusive Star Wars presentation on the adventures. Four sessions will be held during the evening in the 604 seats theater.

After the conference guests will be able to relax with Star Wars music remixed for the disco party. At Discoveryland at least four points of photolocations will be designed with backgrounds from the Star Wars saga and from the last episode "The Force Awakens". A costume contest on the movies universe will be organized and judged on five criterias: Jedi, Princess, alien, or droid. A Replica of BB8 will also be present to greet you, as well as a free makeup booth at Videopolis .

Videopolis Café Hyperion will be themed on the saga with many giants posters and will host many events like a 8 minutes performance with a battle between Jedis and Siths. But the most important will be the animation of Padawan Challenge, a giant quiz based on the knowledge of Star Wars Fans! A reward will be then offered to all participants and even more to the winners!

But Disney will bring even more surprises as this will be an opportunity for memories with the Stormtroopers, Darth Vader, R2D2, or even Chewbacca, not forgetting the French garrison of the 501st who will patrol 2 times during the evening with the sound of the great Imperial march.

Finally, it's at midnight that Darth Vader and master Yoda will offer a great final on the heights of Star Traders at the entrance of Star Tours. Make sure to book your ticket for this special evening HERE as it is reserved to only 5000 people!

There is much more to see about DLP in Max full update on DLP Welcome HERE, including a big part about DLP WDS not posted here so make sure to check Max full article HERE
In the meantime, i remind you that it's the LAST DAYS FOR A CHRISTMAS DELIVERY for the orders of the Disneyland Paris book. The Christmas special Offer on the Disneyland Paris book is still running until December 31 but if you need to receive it for Christmas you must really place your order NOW if you live outside France. If you live in France the last day to make sure you'll get it for Christmas will be December 18. Of course if you don't need the book for Christmas, then you have until the end of the month to place your order and enjoy the special price.

Until December 22 you can order the book at the special price of 60€ or 75€ for a signed copy ( + 15€ shipping worldwide, except for Belgium or Italy for which shipping is 29€ ). You can pay by Paypal, credit card or bank transfer ( or by check for French bank account only ) and if you have a Paypal account you can send the total amount, including shipping, directly to:

You can pay with Paypal for the book in its ENGLISH or FRENCH edition by using the Paypal button below.  Just specify to me by email which edition you want (english or french). Note that the Paypal button may not work if you order a french edition, if it's the case, send me an email at:

For all orders or if you want to pay with credit card, bank transfer or check, please send me an email at: with your shipping address and let me know if you want an english or french edition, and if you order a signed copy at what name you wish the book to be dedicated.

Disneyland Paris From Sketch to Reality - Include shipping

Please check the video below showing the full book, page by page!

Pictures: copyright Maureen - Hello Disneyland

More Infos About Shanghaî Disneyland Adventure Isle by SDL Imagineers

More infos about Shanghaî Disneyland Adventure Isle thanks to a new article from Shanghaî Daily:

Adventure Isle ventures into undiscovered Disney territory:

Adventure Isle, a place found only at Shanghai Disneyland, will be filled with fresh stories, thrilling new rides and original characters when the theme park opens next year. Bringing this new land to life was also a journey of discovery for its creators.
“Our idea is to take our guests to someplace completely unknown and completely exotic, so we created this world that has never been discovered before,” said Stan Dodd - picture below - executive producer and creative director at Walt Disney Imagineering Shanghai, who has been with Disney for 28 years.

For visitors, the mysterious Adventure Isle turns back the clock to the early 1930s, when, as the storyline goes, a group of international explorers known as the League of Adventurers discovered the island and its nature-loving inhabitants, the Arbori people.
“For us, the challenge was really about how to be as innovative as possible with the Adventure Isle story and create something that is completely new,” explained Dodd, who worked with a team of talented Imagineers and local artisans to bring the story to life.

Roaring Rapids, a rafting ride, will take guests on a white-knuckle adventure through the heart of Adventure Isle. Along their journey, guests will learn the undiscovered secrets of an ancient tribal legend and encounter the giant reptile Q’aráq, the protector of the island.
“We get to come face-to-face with Q’aráq,” explains Dodd. “A living, breathing and spitting Q’aráq. Right on top of us!”
Meanwhile, Camp Discovery is a place where adventurers of all ages and abilities can explore waterfalls, ruins and dig sites in search of ancient relics. Visitors can delve into natural wonders and ancient legends, trek past waterfalls and discover tribal ruins in an elevated ropes course created specifically for this land. With its network of scenic paths and ropes courses leading to the same attractions, no one is excluded from the adventure or the area’s beauty.
“This is one of the coolest things we’ve done in a Disney park,” the creative director said.

Also among the highlights is “Tarzan: Call of the Jungle,” an original stage spectacle starring Tarzan and his friends. “Call of the Jungle” fuses theatrics, Chinese acrobatics and rock music into a show that will be performed daily at the Storyhouse Stage.
At Soaring Over the Horizon, guests can experience what it’s like to fly like a bird over spectacular scenic wonders, including The Great Wall of China. The ride is a re-imagining of a popular attraction at Disney California Adventure, tailored for the people of China, and makes an ideal attraction for the entire family.
After a long day of exploration, guests can relax at the Tribal Table, a festive art-filled restaurant serving up appetizing meals and a full-sensory dining experience. Conceptually, the thoughtfully-designed restaurant was conceived as a gathering place of the Arbori people and is meant to represent the heart and soul of Adventure Isle.
Dodd, who has worked on almost every Disney park around the world, has a special fondness for Adventure Isle at Shanghai Disneyland.
“It’s not that often we get to develop a completely new land,” he said.
To design and build this new land, Dodd works with a diverse team of creative and technical professionals from different fields. This crew includes members from China, North America, Asia and Europe.
“When we’re working on something like a piece of wood or rock, there will be three to five languages flying around. Just imagine how fun it is,” he said. “It’s amazing that people from all around the world, from different cultures, can come together on such details. It’s incredible fascinating and something only Disney can do.”

Pictures: copyright Disney - Shendi

Text: copyright Shanghaî Daily

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Spectacular HD Video of Magical Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade Dreamlight

If you've not watched before this HD video of the spectacular and truly magical Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade Dreamlight filmed by Nikko P, you must watch it, really! It probably cost a fortune but it's exactly what they should bring at DLP for its 25th Anniversary.

Picture: copyright Disney - Oriental Land

Video: copyright Nikko P

Fantastic New Star Wars : The Force Awakens China Trailer Include Plenty of Footage Never Seen Before

Wow-ow, a fantastic new Star Wars : The Force Awakens trailer has been released in China, and include in its second part plenty of new shots never seen before!

If you've not seen it yet, watch also this Jeep Renegade commercial including other shots.

Last but not least, new interviews of ( almost ) the whole cast of Star Wars : The Force Awakens, with no spoilers.

Picture and video: copyright Lucasfilm

First trailer For Warner Bros "The Legend of Tarzan" Movie

A first trailer for the new "The Legend of Tarzan" movie has been released, and this Warner Bros production looks pretty good. It will be released next Summer, and plenty of great actors are playing in the movie, as you'll see in the list below.

"From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes the action adventure “The Legend of Tarzan,” starring Alexander Skarsgård (HBO’s “True Blood”) as the legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

The film also stars Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson (“Pulp Fiction,” the “Captain America” films), Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond,” “Gladiator”), Oscar nominee John Hurt (“The Elephant Man,” the “Harry Potter” films), with Oscar winner Jim Broadbent (“Iris”), and two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz (“Inglourious Basterds,” “Django Unchained”). 

It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Robbie) at his side. 

Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Captain Leon Rom (Waltz). But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash."

Pictures and video: copyright Warner Bros