Friday, November 16, 2018

First Concept Art for Disney California Adventure Marvel Land Spider-Man attraction !

First concept art for the Marvel land scheduled for 2020 at Disney California Adventure for what will be apparently a Spider-Man attraction! The rendering was released in the New York Times article HERE with the caption "Spider-Man will be a centerpiece of a new Marvel-themed ride at the Disneyland Resort." Apparently, considering the position of the Guardians of Galaxy tower behind, this Spider Man building seems to be where was previously the It's Tough to be a Bug theatre...

The interesting infographic below showing all coming lands in the different Disney theme parks was also posted in the same article. If you look at the one for Disney's Hollywood Studios is indicated "re-Themed Roller Coaster" for the Rock and Roller Coaster, something that has never been mentioned before. Could it be a mistake? Considering it's a New York Times article, that they did with documents provided by Disney or  WDI, i would say: probably not.

EDITING: Disney denies any changes are coming for the Rock and Roller Coaster!

Picture: copyright Disney

Plans of WDW Star Wars Hotel Found, New Disney Patent for a Laser Saber ! has found the Holy Grail: the plans of the Star Wars Hotel at Walt Disney World! These plans give plenty of details about this highly themed and awaited hotel and we learn more about the elevator which will simulate a trip to the Star Wars hotel supposedly in orbit above. Once arrived they will go through the hotel concourse after passing through several more themed rooms.

The rooms will be called "cabins" and there will be "first class cabins" bigger than the normal ones.

Guests will move to DHS Star Wars Galaxy Edge with shuttle buses which i supposed will not allow to see the eal outsdeworld to don't break the illusion. There is much more deatils to discover with this plan so definitely jump to the site HERE right now to learn more!

Always about Star Wars Disney Enterprises has filed a new patent titled "Sword device with retractable, internally illuminated blade", in two words a laser saber, without the laser.

Here is the description: "A special effects device for providing an energy sword effect. The device includes two long plastic semi-cylinders, and these two blade body members are rolled perpendicular to their length, which creates compact cylinders of material of small volume that can be provided on a pair of spools in a hilt. To extend the blade, a motor provided in the hilt unrolls the blade body members from the spools. Each blade body member passes through a blade forming guideway that nests the semi-cylindrical blade body members together as they leave the hilt. To retract the blade, the process is reversed. The lighting of the blade is achieved with a flexible strip of light sources. The light source strip is attached to a blade end cap and positioned in the center of the two blade body members such that it is pulled up along with the blade body members during their extension."

 Pictures: copyright Disney

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Disneyland Paris Christmas Season Update Part One - Videos of ALL Christmas Shows at Walt Disney Studios

Disneyland Paris started this week-end its Christmas season and in this part one we'll have a look at everything happening for this Christmas in DLP Walt Disney Studios where there is a lot to see and enjoy with 4K videos filmed by Max, D&M contributor and DLP Welcome webmaster.

But first, make sure to don't miss the end of the article as i also start the Christmas Special Offer on the very LAST copies of the Disneyland Paris book "From Sketch to Reality"!

At DLP Walt Disney Studios the main thing new this year in terms of Christmas theming and decorations is in the Ratatouille land with the usual Christmas village selling delicious food but in addition we have plenty of lights and giant Christmas balls added in the trees and around the mini-land. After all, the Ratatouille area is supposed to show a Paris replica and everyone knows that Paris has plenty of Christmas decorations during the Holiday season so it makes sense that they do it there, too. The only thing surprising is: what take them so long to think about doing it? Anyway, it's a good idea, the food sold by the Christmas village shops is good - though as always a bit pricey - and the Christmas theming fits well with the area as you'll see on the pictures below.

Here is the video filmed by Max showing you the whole Christmas decorations in the Ratatouille area.

Let's move to the Animagique theater usually playing Mickey and the Magician but not during the Christmas season as guests can enjoy now Mickey's Christmas Big Band 2018. Formerly inside Discoveryland Videopolis, the show is just as good and even better according to Max. And the band is swinging even better than ever so definitely don't miss it if you're there! Check Max 4K video below!

Another new show this year at the Walt Disney Studios is SurpriseMickey - Mouse Party which happen on the stage in front of the Tower of Terror. No doubt that the show is also here because of Mickey's 90th Anniversary, meaning that it may not play next year, so don't miss it too! Check Max 4K video below!

Introduced last year, Goofy's Incredible Christmas 2018 - LʼIncroyable Noël de Dingo was very popular and is back for the 2018 Christmas season also playing on the stage near the TOT with mapping projections on the Tower of Terror! Check Max 4K video below!

In the part two next week we'll have a look at the Christmas decorations and shows inside DLP Magic Kingdom, so stay tuned on D&M! In the mean time here is the Christmas special offer for the last copies of the 320 pages book Disneyland Paris book "From Sketch to Reality"!

From Nov 15 until January 10 it's Christmas Special Offer on the LAST English copies of the acclaimed Disneyland Paris book "From Sketch to Reality" and if you own an Apple device get in addition for FREE the eBook English edition when it will be available in 2019, allowing you to read the book wherever you are. And the eBook edition incllude more than 60 video links to the best available videos of the park! It's your last chance to get a printed copy of this gorgeous book at a reasonable price, no kidding! The book is sold on Amazon by others sellers at $2000 or more - check this HERE - and it's the last time you'll find it at its original price!

Lecteurs Français: Etant donné que l'édition française est épuisée, tout acheteur de l'édition anglaise recevra gratuitement l'édition française eBook du livre! Et l'édition eBook contient plus de 60 liens vidéos d'une délection des meilelures vidéos du parc! Note Importante: cette offre avec l'eBook est réservée à ceux possédant du matériel Apple ( iPhone, Ipad ou iMac ) nécessaire pour pouvoir liire l'eBook.

Here is all you need to know to order a copy of the "Disneyland Paris From Sketch to Reality" book with the special offer. First, it's a 320 pages book with 750 pictures of the park including 250 WDI artworks! It's also probably the best Christmas gift you can find for a Disneyland Paris fan - and it is true! Have a look below to the mosaic pictures showing a selection of pages of the book.

To place your order for the DLP book, please send me an email at: with your shipping address. The price during the special offer is 100€ and shipping worldwide is 22€ ( except Belgium and Italy for which it is 29€ ).

Also, each order will receive GREAT surprise gifts! ( and believe me they are really great! )

You can pay with Paypal, credit card or bank transfer. For Paypal payments please send directly the full amount  including shipping, i.e 122€ worldwide, except for Belgium and Italy for which it is 129€ at:  If you wish to pay by credit card and bank transfer, send me an email at:   and i'll tell you how to do.

If you've never seen the book before, don't miss the video below showing the full 320 pages of the book!

Videos: copyright DLP Welcome, D&M

IAAPA 2018 : Bob Chapek Unveil Design of Epcot Guardians of Galaxy Coaster, Ride Vehicle Test Video, More...

At IAAPA 2018 in Orlando Bob Chapek, President of Disney Parks and Resorts unveiled the design of Epcot Guardians of Galaxy roller coaster as well as more details about the ride.

The show buidling itself will be huge - so massive that you could fit four Spaceship Earth inside it - and Chapek said that the GoG coaster will be the longest enclose roller coaster in the world. A unique state of the art vehicle system will allow each cab of four guests to turn at 360° allowing WDI Imagineers to program each individual to direct your eyes to the story happening around you and the guests to ride looking in different directions as you will see on the video below and. They call it a "storytelling coaster".

All this sounds exciting but WDW guests will still have to wait until 2021 before riding this Guardians of Galaxy coaster. In the meantime check the video below filmed by Theme Park Review, in which you'll see tests of the ride vehicle system.

Pictures and vidoe: copyright Disney, Theme Park Review

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Fantastic New Trailer and Poster for Tim Burton's Dumbo !

The new trailer for Tim Burton's Dumbo movie has been released and it looks absolutely fantastic on all plans, my hopes are extremely high on this one!

Picture and video: copyright Disney

IAAPA 2018 Announcement : Sesame Street Interactive Dark Ride Coming at Spain Port Aventura in 2019

IAAPA 2018 started in Orlando and as rumored Sally Corp announced that a new Sesame Street dark ride will come in 2019 at Port Aventura, the great theme park in Spain, at one hour or so from Barcelona.

From Screamscape HERE : The new dark ride will give a six-minute long experience inside a 14,000 sqft building along with a 10 minute preshow experience. “Detective Grover will be your guide through this interactive adventure, urging guests to collect clues that will help solve a mystery happening on Sesame Street. With numerous animatronic characters, immersive scenery, and interactive gameplay, this mixed media attraction will appeal to guests of all ages.”
Inside it will feature 8 projection scenes, including 4 projection-mapped scenes, a 90º curved screen with animatronics and show element syncing and two 180º curved screens to allow for a fly-through experience through Count’s Castle and a dive down into Oscar’s Trash can as well as one final one for the “Hall of Fame” scoreboard. This will be an interactive ride as well, with over 2,000 clues/targets, both virtual and practical.

During the presentation at IAAPA Sally Corp also revealed the Audio-Animatronic of Big Bird, one of Sesame Street most beloved character, here is the video showing the AA in action, Big Bird appears from 2.45 min.

All Details About Epcot "Space" Restaurant to Be Named "Space 220", Applications to Work For 12/15 Months in the Restaurant Starts Now!

Thanks to the Patina Restaurant Group, a luxurious catering company, we learn more details and apparently too what will be its name - "Space 220" - about the awaited Epcot "Space" restaurant to open next door to Mission Space!

"Knowing a great success with their restaurants in Disney Springs and Walt Disney World, the PATINA Group is opening their new Space 220 themed restaurant in EPCOT. The Patina Restaurant Group also offers you the opportunity to work for 12/15 months in the new Space Restaurant. Like in the real International Space Station, represent your country in this restaurant. We will recruit European candidates which role will be to make the guests feel like they are in space. Participate to the Cultural representative Program with Patina in EPCOT and acquire an extremely valuable professional experience."

The new Space 220 restaurant which is located next to the attraction Mission to Mars, will offer simulated views into space with diners sitting in a spaceship themed dining room. The new restaurant will be located between Mission Space and Test track at EPCOT. The dining room will contain more than 350 seats. Customers will access to the dining room thanks to two fully functioning elevators with large digital screens, similar to those used by tourists to access the viewing platforms at One World Trade Center and the Burj Khalifa. The Space Restaurant is using these screens on the elevator to simulate the trip to the space station. After exiting the elevators, customers will enter into the newly constructed restaurant that will be connected to the rear of the existing lounge. After walking through a small hallway, guests will enter into the main dining room that will have a 250-foot-long digital screen that flanks the back of the curbed room.

To work in the United-States, you will need a visa. Our agency will assist you for the visa request. The cultural representative program is giving you the opportunity to work in the USA while representing your country towards the international guests visiting the Space Center. This program is designed for young European candidates willing to share their culture: culinary traditions, touristic places, languages and dialects... Our team will be assisting you with every step of the process, including the request of the cultural representative visa, Q1. A few weeks before your departure, you will have your visa appointment at the US Embassy in order to request officially your visa. Interviews will start in January 2019

Conditions to participate :
Be at least 21 years old
Speak English
Be available 12 to 15 months
Own the European passport

We are recruiting all year long for the Cultural Representative Program for PATINA at the Space 220 Restaurant. Many positions in Food & Beverage are available, don't hesitate to share with your friends! You already participated to a Walt Disney World program? You're welcome to reapply! (Only if you successfully completed your first program and have a positive reference).

IMPORTANT : Work with PATINA restaurants will be an incredible experience. The policy of the company is to give the possibility to everyone to evolve during this program, this is why all candidates will rotate on different Food and Beverage positions. After a few months you will evolve and work at the restaurant as a restaurant host or as a server. This is not applicable for culinary positions. To apply for this program you must be flexible and accept to work on different food and beverage positions. 

When is the good timing to apply ? Applications - first recruitment Dates of selections Departure for Orlando From November 2018 to the end of March 2019 April 2019 From September to December 2019

During your program in Orlando, Florida, you will live in a fully equipped residence : internet, swimming pool, fitness room... The rent will automatically be deducted from you salary. From the residence you will have an easy access to different shopping centers, mall and bank. Transportation by bus is also provided by the employer to reach the Space Restaurant you will be working in.

More details in the full announcement page HERE!