Monday, September 15, 2014

Order this September the Disneyland Paris, From Sketch to Reality Book English Edition and get a SIGNED copy at the same price than the regular one!


Order this September the Disneyland Paris, From Sketch to Reality book and get a SIGNED copy at the same price than the regular one! 75€ only ( + 15€ shipping worldwide ) ! This special offer is for the English or French edition! The book is the perfect gift for Disney parks fan! All orders are shipped in the next 48 hours!

Note: For those of you who have never seen a copy of the book you'll find below a video presentation of the full book which will show you each of the 320 pages of the book.

Orders can be placed by Paypal, using the Paypal Buy it now button below or by sending your Paypal payment at: neverlandeditions@gmail.com
If you don't have a Paypal account you can pay by credit card or by bank transfer, please send me an email at: neverlandeditions@gmail.com and i will let you know how to do.

NEW! : You can now pay for the book directly with your credit card through Paypal EVEN if you don't have a Paypal account! All you need to do is to send me an email with your order ( at: neverlandeditions@gmail.com ) and i will ask Paypal to send you a payment request. You will receive an email from Paypal and by clicking on the link you'll be able to pay with your credit card on the Paypal website with no need to open a Paypal account if you don't have one!


Now, what are the differences between the regular edition and the collector's edition? 

The english regular edition is identical to the collector's one and both have 320 pages and 750 pictures including 250 WDI artworks. What you don't have in the new regular edition is the gold printing on the jacket and cover text, a glossy paper, the four prints of Walt Disney Studios artwork and copies don't have a "number".

BUT What you will have in the new english "normal" edition is the same number of pages with exactly the same pictures and text, a printing on a beautiful "silk art matte" paper, AND, because we reprint we did an update in the Discoveryland chapter with new pages on the Buzz Lightyear ride and Space Mountain Mission 2. And also in the Adventureland chapter a gorgeous WDI artwork for the Indiana Jones Temple du Peril ride is now on a full double page. See below a full description of the book as well as a video.

Here is how to do to order the book:

So, how to pre-order a copy of this updated regular edition? First, send an email at: neverlandeditions@gmail.com ( with as subject: "dlp book order" ) to let me know that you want to pre-order a copy, how many copies you want and your shipping address. Please also note that a pre-order needs to be paid to be consider as an order.

One copy of the english normal edition is at the special price of 75 euros ( instead than 100€ ), including shipping wherever you live on the planet.

Also note that we still have a few copies of the english collector's edition available for immediate shipping and the french collector's edition is always available so you can still order these if you wish - see the choice and prices in the Paypal button menu.

How to proceed for your payment: We prefer a Paypal payment. Paypal is a very safe way to pay without giving your credit card number. For a payment with Paypal the total amount must be sent through Paypal at the email adress: neverlandeditions@gmail.com

NEW! You can now order the book directly from this page and proceed to the payment with Paypal by clicking on the "Buy it Now" Paypal button below! Don't forget to let us know your shipping address and to confirm your order and payment by sending us an email at: neverlandeditions@gmail.com


If you don't have a Paypal account: You can now pay with your credit card with Paypal EVEN if you don't have a Paypal account ( see above ) , or you can also pay with a bank wire transfer ( no foreign checks, sorry ).

Below you'll find a description of the book as well as visuals of the inside pages ( click on the mosaic pictures to see them in larger scale ).

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.

Alain Littaye



Description of the book:



The book is a gorgeous "coffee table book" with 320 pages and 750 pictures - of which 500 are park and attractions photos and 250 are Walt Disney Imagineering renderings!

The size is 9 x 12 inches, all pages are in color and it's hardbound with a glossy dust jacket. The text (by Disney historian Didier Ghez), was written after more than 75 interviews he conducted with all the Imagineers who created the park. He goes into just about everything you wanted to know about this unique place that many describe as the best "Magic Kingdom" ever created by WDI.

It took five years to create the book, but it was worth all the time we spent on it, and the book looks just as good as we had hoped for at the beginning - in fact Imagineer Bruce Gordon told us that it was "probably the best book ever done on a Disney theme park". Coming from Bruce who did with David Mumford the great "Disneyland, The Nickel Tour" book, it was more than a compliment.

The first chapter about Main Street has 52 pages and introduces the reader to the "legend" of Main Street, USA. You'll learn all about the Disneyland Paris Railroad, the unique "Discovery" and "Liberty" Arcades; find out about the architecture, the restaurants (like "Walt's," a tribute to Walt Disney, but also inspired by Club 33 in Anaheim) and the shops; with dozens of photos, renderings, models, and reproduced for the first time here, all the "cities of the future" posters located in "Discovery Arcade."



The second chapter on Frontierland discusses the park's western side with extensive sections about its major attractions, "Big Thunder Mountain" and "Phantom Manor." In fact the book has the longest sections ever put together in a book on all the major attractions. The Pirates of Caribbean section in the Adventureland chapter is 26 pages, Phantom Manor has 16 pages devoted to it, as does Space Mountain, it's a small world, etc. The photo material was so great that we kept adding more pages to the book, which was supposed to have only 240 pages when we started... we ended up with 320 upon completion!



The Frontierland chapter also covers the Mark Twain, the River Rogue Keelboats, Fort Comstock, all the restaurants, the shops and Cottonwood Creek Ranch.and featuring stunning photos of Disneyland Paris from the air by Yann Arthus Bertrand, author of The Earth from Above that make spectacular "double-pages," and allow the reader to discover the park from a whole different angle.



The Adventureland chapter is even more interesting, as many elements of the land exist only in Paris - such as the Bazaar and Aladdin to Africa and the ex-"Explorer's Club." Plus there's a long section about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril," "Adventure Isle" and "The Swiss Robinson Treehouse" and, of course, "Pirates of Caribbean" the land's major attraction and featuring its amazing Audio-Animatronics! All in all there are 56 full pages about Adventureland, and as in the previous chapters, there are dozens of photos, lots of concept art, and many shots of Imagineers at work. There's even a great bonus here, with the Marc Davis artwork for "Pirates" also included.



56 full pages are also dedicated to Fantasyland. There's an extensive look at Sleeping Beauty Castle, sections on all the dark rides (Snow White, Peter Pan and Pinocchio), as well as a look at "Alice's Curious Labyrinth," the "Mad Hatter's Tea Cups," "Storybookland," and "Casey Jr." There are even 14 pages about "it's a small world" with stunning photos of nearly all the scenes in it. Here the reader can discover a new attraction that exists only at Disneyland Paris, with a great view from above of Alice's Labyrinth.

Discoveryland also gets 52 pages of special treatment, with sections on the Visionarium, the Nautilus, Star Tours, Space Mountain, and everything you wanted to know about the other attractions in this land – Autopia and Orbitron. In fact the Nautilus chapter takes you on a visit with photos of every room of this detailed walk-through and two double page photo spreads, one which makes you feel you're inside Captain Nemo's grand salon, and the other showing you a unique view of Discoveyland featuring the Nautilus and Space Mountain in a kind of "CinemaScope" view.



When the book was released in early 2002, the Walt Disney Studios didn't exist, so you won't see them in the book. But there's still one last chapter about the hotels of the park, and Disney Village too, with the great Buffalo Bill Wild West show that entertains hundreds each evening.

And because every day in a Magic Kingdom should end with a parade and fireworks, we have the Main Street Electrical Parade that close the book, with also an Herb Ryman gorgeous painting in the very last pages!



Order the book directly from this page and proceed to the payment with Paypal by clicking on the "Buy it Now" Paypal button below! Don't forget to let us know your shipping address and to confirm your order and payment by sending us an email at: neverlandeditions@gmail.com

NEW! : You can now pay for the book directly with your credit card through Paypal EVEN if you don't have a Paypal account! All you need to do is to send me an email with your order ( at: neverlandeditions@gmail.com ) and i will ask Paypal to send you a payment request. You will receive an email from Paypal and by clicking on the link you'll be able to pay with your credit card on the Paypal website with no need to open a Paypal account if you don't have one!


Pictures: copyright Disney

Video: copyright Alain Littaye 2012

Friday, September 12, 2014

Editor's Note: Plenty of great posts await you below, so scroll down! Also, as you know Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled on Tuesday the awaited Apple Watch as well as the new iPhones 6 and 6 plus. So, for those of you who would have missed the event i've posted on my Innoventions Blog HERE  the videos introducing these two products as well as the video of the full keynote event.

Star Tours Update Coming at Disneyland Paris for DLP 25th Anniversary in 2017 ?



A Forbes article titled "Disney Planning New Star Wars Attraction For Paris Park" seems to confirm that Disneyland Paris is planning to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2017 "by making major investments including the installation of a new attraction themed to the Star Wars movie series.

So far it seems that it's still not about a Star Wars land for Discoveryland but the update of Star Tours which is now more than 20 years old at DLP.

“We are looking at updating Star Tours at the moment,” says Björn Heerwagen, show design and production manager for Euro Disney’s design division which is known as Imagineering “We are looking at rehabilitations of the first gate. It’s been there for 20 years. We want to do some special stuff for the 25th anniversary as well.”

It follows Disney chief executive Bob Iger saying last month that “when we grow ‘Star Wars” presence, which we will do significantly, you will see better bets being made that will pay off for us than were made in the past.”

So, it seems that we can count on the Star Tours Update for 2017 and DLP 25th Anniversary!

Picture: copyright Disney

HKDL Disney Paint the Night Parade Official Pictures !


HKDL released a series of beautiful official pictures of the new Disney Paint the Night Parade that i'm pleased to share with you! I remind you that you can see two different videos showing the full parade on my previous post HERE.

Enjoy the pics!















Pictures: copyright Disney - HKDL

Tom Staggs Announces Frozen Attraction Coming To Epcot , Norway Pavilion Maelstrom Ride Will Close October 5



It's official, Tom Staggs announced today that a Frozen attraction is coming to Epcot, and as the rumor said it, it will be in the Norway pavilion, the Maelstrom attraction will close October 5. Here is the full statement of Tom Staggs from The Disney Parks Blog, and Tom also announced more about Frozen:

"When Walt Disney promised that Disneyland would never be completed, so long as there is imagination left in the world, he made a promise to our guests that we take seriously at all our locations around the world. This year, one particular product of imagination — Disney Animation’s blockbuster hit “Frozen” — captured the hearts and minds of people around the world and gave us a new opportunity to make good on Walt’s pledge.
We’ve made “Frozen” a part of the guest experience in a number of ways already and our guests have both loved them and asked for more. So I’m pleased to say that we’re starting construction at Walt Disney World Resort on a brand new “Frozen” attraction at the Norway Pavilion in Epcot. The new attraction, which replaces Maelstrom, will take our guests to Arendelle and immerse them in many of their favorite moments and music from the film. The pavilion will also include a royal greeting location where Anna and Elsa can meet our guests. We think these “Frozen” elements are great complements to the Norway Pavilion, which showcases the country and region that inspired the film.


“Frozen’s” popular characters will also have a bigger presence at Magic Kingdom Park this holiday season. In addition to the ongoing character appearances, Queen Elsa will use her powers to transform Cinderella Castle into an ice palace every night starting in early November. And Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party-goers can see Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf in “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.”

We’re extending some favorite elements of Frozen Summer Fun LIVE!, too, so that guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios can continue singing along to “Frozen” songs with Queen Elsa and Princess Anna. Wandering Oaken’s will set up shop closer to the show through the holiday season and will feature a larger play area with real snow (in Florida!).
From the moment we screened the film several months before its release, we were inspired by the possibility of bringing this great story to life for our guests. Frozen Summer Fun LIVE! has been extremely popular, and now we’re looking forward to doing even more to allow our guests to experience the “Frozen” phenomenon."

Picture: copyright Disney

Disneyland 2014 Haunted Mansion Holiday HD Video !


Disneyland 2014 Haunted Mansion Holiday has started and Theme Park HD Dan McNeely just posted this great HD video which will show you all about the 2014 edition of this beloved seasonal attraction!




Video: copyright Theme Park HD

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Disney Paint The Night Parade Premiere at Hong Kong Disneyland - Full Show Videos !


Hong Kong Disneyland celebrates its 9th Anniversary tomorrow Sept 12 and the highly awaited Disney Paint The Night night parade created by Steve Davison premiered tonight at HKDL! Thanks to Michael20183 we have the first video showing the full show and i think that Steve Davison and his team did a great work in creating what we could call an "Electrical Parade of the 21st Century" - you'll hear at the start the music theme of Main Street Electrical Parade as well as during the rest of the parade, here with a modern musical arrangement. there is plenty of great projection effects - in addition to myriads of lights - and have a closer look at King Triton's face on the Little Mermaid float as i'm pretty sure he has a retro projection effect on his face!

I know you can't wait to discover this new night parade which, i remind you, is also rumored to come at Disneyland Anaheim for the park 60th Anniversary. The whole thing has been designed elegantly so i'm pretty sure everyone will love it. One more thing about the interactive part with guests "painting" the parade with their paint light brush: it's hard to see on the video how it works and IF it works but the parade is such a pleasure to look at and to listen to with its dynamic theme that it's not a problem. Go ahead, watch the video!

Edited: I've added the first video below which shows the parade in Main Street and you'll see the parade units even better than on the other video. 







You also have below screen captures of the main floats starting by Tinkerbell who open the parade...














A last picture of the parade kit for the guests including a T-shirt and the light brush!


Video: copyright Gilbert23059, Michael20183