Monday, November 19, 2018

Disneyland Paris, Mickey 90th Anniversary Celebrate Mickey ! 90 years of Magic Projection Show

Disneyland Paris, until January 6, celebrate Mickey 90th Anniversary with a new 5 minutes pre-show titled "Celebrate Mickey ! 90 years of Magic - Célébrons Mickey - 90 ans de Magie" happening before the Disney Illuminations projections show on Sleeping Beauty Castle!

The show pays tribute to Mickey through his different ages, from Steamboat Willie to Mickey sorcerer apprentice from Fantasia, Mickey and the Giant, up to the latest cartoons short, and more.

Here is the Full HD sequence official video!

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Bob Chapek Unveils the First Disney Skyliner gondola

Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products Chairman Bob Chapek unveiled the first Disney Skyliner gondola to Disney fans during D23’s Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse event. Disney Skyliner will be fun and offer a new way to experience Walt Disney World Resort with amazing views only available from the sky.

Once operating, the gondola system will connect Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot to four resort hotels- Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort as well as the proposed 15th Disney Vacation Club property, Disney’s Riviera Resort.

Select gondolas will have iconic Disney characters incorporated into their exterior design to give the appearance that a Disney pal is riding along with guests, such as characters from the ‘Fab Five,’ figures from Disney attractions, fan favorites from movies, and more.

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

WDW D23’s Destination D Event: Minnie’s Runaway Railway Opening Date Announced, Wonderful World of Animation Projection Show will debut at Disney’s Hollywood Studios May 2019, New Nighttime Spectaculars & ‘Beauty & The Beast’ Sing-Along Announced for Epcot, Mickey’s Mix Magic Coming to Disneyland, Mickey’s Soundsational Parade Returning, more...

Exciting Details on new experiences coming to Disney Parks were announced today by Bob Chapek at WDW D23’s Destination D Mickey Mouse Fan Celebration!

Also, MAJOR announcements were done for Star Wars Galaxy's Edge and you find all of them in the next article below or HERE so don't miss them!

First, Bob Chapek announced that Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will open in about a year from now, i.e fall 2019!

Imagineers have been hard at work creating Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, using breakthrough technology to transform a two-dimensional cartoon into an amazing real-world experience. The first-ever ride-through attraction themed to Mickey Mouse will feature a new original story and lovable theme song as it takes guests on a journey inside the wacky and unpredictable world of Disney Channel’s Emmy Award-winning “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts.

There is more with Mickey as guests will enjoy the New “Wonderful World of Animation” Nighttime Show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Bob unveiled news of an all-new cinematic nighttime experience, “Wonderful World of Animation,” which will debut at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in May 2019 as part of the park’s 30th Anniversary celebration. The show will use state-of-the-art projection technology. to take guests on a magical journey through more than 90 years of Disney animation, all beginning with Mickey himself. (See rendering above).

The festivities will continue at the Disneyland Resort with Get Your Ears On — A Mickey and Minnie Celebration, which will feature new entertainment, food and merchandise. On January 18, “Mickey’s Mix Magic” will light up the night at Disneyland park with all-new music, projections and lasers that set the scene for an epic dance party that takes over almost the entire park.

The party will get even bigger when the fan-favorite Mickey’s Soundsational Parade returns to the resort in January 2019 featuring a new float with Mickey himself, who will lead the celebration down Main Street, U.S.A.

Also for WDW, Bob Chapek shared an exciting update on the multiyear transformation of Epcot, including details on new nighttime entertainment planned for the park and additions to World Showcase. Among the announcements were updates on a new nighttime spectacular planned to open at the park in 2020.

This new show will celebrate how Disney music inspires people around the world, and will feature massive floating set pieces, custom-built LED panels, choreographed moving fountains, lights, pyrotechnics and lasers.

But before that new show debuts, there will be a limited-time experience Epcot fans will love, called “Epcot Forever,” which will debut in fall 2019 and will feature classic Epcot tunes. “Epcot Forever” will begin with a spark of imagination that swells into an epic spectacle of fireworks, music, lighting, lasers, and special effects kites.

Bob also announced the name of the “Ratatouille” experience coming to the France pavilion, which will be called "Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure". He also shared that a new guest offering will soon debut at the France pavilion at World Showcase (in addition to “Impressions de France”) – a brand new “Beauty and the Beast” sing-along created by Don Hahn, producer of the animated and live-action “Beauty and the Beast” films. And, the Canada pavilion is also in the process of updating the existing O Canada! 360-degree show!

During his presentation, Bob Chapek also unveiled details about the new Bay Lake DVC which will be named "Reflections – A Disney Lakeside Lodge", a deluxe, nature-inspired resort coming to Orlando that will feature more than 900 hotel rooms and proposed Disney Vacation Club villas.

Also in oday's announcements, Disney revealed a new concept art for the upcoming Disney Riviera Resort  to open fall 2019, with 300 rooms, and to be linked via the new Disney Skyliner gondola system.

...and that's all for today's D23 Destination D announcements, again don't miss the announcements that were done for Star Wars Galaxy's Edge in the next article below or HERE !

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BREAKING: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Attractions Official Names Revealed, First Footage Showing Inside the Rides, John Williams Score for Galaxy's Edge, New Star Wars Resort Artworks, more

Disney Parks President Bob Chapek revealed today at Destination 23 event the official names of the two Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attractions!

The first one is about the awaited Millennium Falcon attraction in which guests will take the controls in one of three unique and critical roles aboard "Smugglers Run", the title of the ride. Here is a short video showing a bit of the inside of the Falcon.

The other name is the one of the BIG E-Ticket ride so far known as "Battle Escape "and which will be named "Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance".

Guests will join an epic battle between the First Order and the Resistance – including a face-off with Kylo Ren himself. Here is a video actually showing the inside of the attraction!

Last but not least, Oscar-winning composer John Williams has written new and original Star Wars themes exclusively for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge  and on the next video you'll see the recording with the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios - John Williams was not directing - with drone footage of the land, see screen captures after the video.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attractions will open at Disneyland Resort next summer and at WDW Disney's Hollywood Studios fall 2019.

Don't go away as we're not done yet as new artworks for the Star Wars Resort were also revealed at Destination 23event with Disney announcing: "“This groundbreaking experience is unlike any resort experience you’ve ever seen. From the moment you board your launch pod, it’s a fully-immersive, multi-day Star Wars adventure aboard a luxury starship complete with high-end dining, space-view cabins and all of the exciting action you would expect from an authentic Star Wars experience.”

Here are the new artworks, guests will board a shuttle called a launch pod which will take them to the luxury starship / hotel. One of the new images shows how the launch pods will dock with the star ship. The other shows the interior of the pod. The first picture below show the arrival with your car at the Star Wars Resort before getting in the pod.

I suppose this next one shows an evening at the bar...

Pictures and videos: copyright Disney - Lucasfilm