Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Amazing Drone Video of Universal Orlando Volcano Bay Water Park !

A pretty awesome drone video was posted on Youtube by Ramesh Ramkumar, giving us the best view we ever had so far of Universal Orlando Volcano Bay water park construction site!

The video starts by a stunning close view of the volcano itself with workers and Universal Creative folks working on it...

...and then the drone turns at 360° to show us the others slides nearby.

Here is the full video,  watch it in HD and full screen mode!

Video: copyright Ramesh Ramkumar

More Pictures of Shanghaî Disneyland Christmas Season

Shanghai Disney Resort celebrate its first holiday season, D&M was the first to post pictures of the park with Christmas decorations HERE and the Disney Parks Blog has posted new pictures with the text below.

"The festivities bring to life an authentically Disney holiday wonderland with unique flourishes guests can only find at our newest Disney resort. Guests will feel the holiday spirit walking down a transformed Mickey Avenue at Shanghai Disneyland decked out with special decorations, festive music and warm greetings from Mickey and his pals in their holiday attire. There’s even a chance to view a dazzling Christmas tree in Gardens of Imagination, which is magically lit every night of the celebration.

 Disneytown, Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and Toy Story Hotel will all have shimmering Christmas trees for guests to enjoy, each with different styles that bring the holiday spirit to life across the resort. The pianist at Shanghai Disneyland Hotel will also be available to play a few merry tunes.

 In honor of the holiday season, guests will find more than 30 limited-release merchandise items around the resort, including special Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse plush toys, festive Christmas head wear and scarves, and beautiful holiday ornaments. There will also be holiday feasts and treats at several restaurants and shops throughout the park."

Pictures: copyright Disney - Shendi

New Press Release Brings More Details About Disneyland Paris Season of the Force!

New press release from DLP for the Season of the Force!

From 14 January to 26 March 2017, Disneyland Paris will host THE SEASON OF THE FORCE, a unique celebration of the galactic saga.
Imagine a one-time-only experience, coming face-to-face with Captain Phasma or a stormtrooper patrol; imagine activities designed to transport guests to a galaxy far, far away; imagine an evening show performed under the stars, to the backdrop of imposing architecture.

Walt Disney Studios Park will be at the heart of this upcoming celebration, with a whole host of events that fans will simply love, but that’s not all:

“Star Wars: A Galactic Celebration”
At nightfall, Walt Disney Studios Park will light up with iconic STAR WARS colours as part of a new show specially designed for Disneyland Paris. “Star Wars: A Galactic Celebration” is set to be a breath-taking spectacle of light and sound featuring projections and special effects, along with many more surprises. Heroes from the world of Star Wars, such as Chewbacca and R2-D2, as well as the likes of Kylo Ren, Darth Maul, Darth Vader and many more, will be there in person, to the great delight of guests. Iconic characters from the Empire, the First Order and of course the Resistance will all make an appearance on stage, adding an incredible dimension to this show that pays tribute to the Star Wars saga through its heroes. A one-time event not to be missed. Only from 14 January to 26 March 2017.

Before this amazing evening event gets underway, many other experiences await to transport guests from Walt Disney Studios Park to a galaxy far, far away…
From the “First Order March” and the “Stormtroopers Patrol” to “Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away”

From 14 January to 26 March 2017, the days at Walt Disney Studios Park will be marked by epic appearances of heroes straight from the world of Star Wars. Kicking it all off will be the “First Order March”, led by Captain Phasma. This will be followed by the daytime performance of “Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away”, which puts the spotlight on a number of iconic characters from the saga, such as Darth Vader and Kylo Ren, to name but a few. Lastly, guests will be thrilled to find themselves face-to-face with a stormtrooper patrol, and even able to interact with it!

The Jedi take centre stage at Disneyland Park
To bring balance to the Force, Jedi Masters will be ready and waiting every day to train young Padawans, aged from 7 to 12 years, at the Jedi Training Academy (Vidéopolis - Discoveryland). From 12 January to 4 May 2017, this special training course will take them to the very heart of the world of Star Wars and let them walk side-by-side with heroes from the saga.

Heroes from the world of Star Wars are certainly set to take centre stage at Disneyland Paris. “SEASON OF THE FORCE”: an unmissable immersive experience for the youngest Padawans and the oldest Jedi alike. From 14 January to 26 March 2017.

Version Francaise:

Disneyland Paris crée LA SAISON DE LA FORCE, une célébration inédite de la saga Star Wars, du 14 janvier au 26 mars 2017.
Imaginez un rendez-vous éphémère où l’on pourrait se retrouver nez à nez avec Capitaine Phasma, avec une patrouille de Stormtroopers… Imaginez des interactions créées pour transporter les Visiteurs dans une galaxie lointaine, très lointaine… Imaginez un spectacle nocturne, projeté à ciel ouvert sur une architecture grandiose…

Le Parc Walt Disney Studios sera au cœur de cette nouvelle célébration, avec plusieurs rendez-vous qui devraient ravir les fans, mais pas seulement :

“Star Wars : La Célébration Galactique”
À la tombée de la nuit, le Parc Walt Disney Studios s’illuminera aux couleurs de Star Wars grâce au nouveau spectacle spécialement conçu pour Disneyland Paris. “Star Wars : La Célébration Galactique” sera un son et lumière à couper le souffle avec projections et effets spéciaux, parmi d’autres surprises. En effet, les héros de l’univers Star Wars comme Chewbacca, R2-D2 mais aussi Kylo Ren, Dark Maul, Dark Vador et bien d’autres encore seront présents en personne pour le plus grand bonheur des Visiteurs. Les figures emblématiques de l’Empire, du Premier Ordre et bien sûr de la Résistance feront leur apparition sur scène. Ils donneront une dimension incroyable à ce spectacle qui célèbre la saga Star Wars à travers ses héros. Un rendez-vous éphémère qui s’annonce déjà incontournable. A découvrir du 14 janvier au 26 mars 2017.

Avant ce grand moment nocturne, d’autres rendez-vous vont transporter les Visiteurs du Parc Walt Disney Studios dans une galaxie lointaine, très lointaine…
De “La Marche du Premier Ordre” à “La Patrouille des Stormtroopers”,  en passant par le spectacle “ Star Wars : Une Galaxie Lointaine, Très Lointaine”...

Du 14 janvier au 26 mars 2017, les journées au Parc Walt Disney Studios seront rythmées par les apparitions épiques des héros de l’univers Star Wars. A commencer par Capitaine Phasma qui mènera « La Marche du Premier Ordre ». Elle laissera ensuite place en journée au spectacle «Star Wars : Une Galaxie Lointaine, Très Lointaine » qui mettra à l’honneur sur scène de nombreuses figures emblématiques de la saga, de Dark Vador à Kylo Ren pour ne citer qu’eux. Enfin, les Visiteurs seront ravis de pouvoir tomber nez à nez et surtout interagir avec une patrouille des Stormtroopers.

Les Jedi à l’honneur au Parc Disneyland
Afin de rétablir l’équilibre dans la Force, les Maîtres Jedi attendront chaque jour les jeunes Padawans de 7 à 12 ans pour une formation à la Jedi Training Academy (Vidéopolis - Discoveryland). Une formation d’exception qui leur permettra de plonger au cœur de l’univers de Star Wars en côtoyant les héros de la saga.

Les héros de l’univers Star Wars seront définitivement à l’honneur à Disneyland Paris. Rendez-vous du 14 janvier au 26 mars 2017 avec "LA SAISON DE LA FORCE", une expérience immersive incontournable pour les plus petits Padawans comme les plus grands Jedi.

The Making of Walt Disney World’s First Drones Show at Disney Springs

The new show drone experience at Disney Springs, “Starbright Holidays – An Intel Collaboration” is setting the sky aglow this holiday season twice a night in the West Side of Disney Springs.
The first aerial ballet of 300 Intel Shooting Star show drones choreographed to a specially orchestrated medley of classic holiday music with a Disney touch invites guests to wish upon a holiday star at Walt Disney World Resort.
The inspiration behind this new holiday experience: the iconic scene in the Disney animated hit, “Tangled,” when the birthday lanterns are released over the kingdom. When Walt Disney Imagineers saw that moment, it sparked that magical, “what if” momentum.
Watch how WDI Imagineers and Walt Disney World Creative Entertainment worked with the experts at Intel to bring this experience to Disney Springs this holiday season.

Pictures and video: copyright Disney

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Efteling Villa Volta Projection Show

The folks at Efteling theme park did an interesting projection show which is totally different than what Disney does on its castles. The whole projection is done on a small house called "Villa Volta" and it's about a haunted house. DLP could do this kind of show on Phantom Manor during the Halloween season if they wanted, or have the budget for, so have a look and let us know what you think!

Video: copyright

Hong Kong Disneyland Original Tomorrowland.Artwork

Hong Kong Disneyland artwork is pretty hard to find in big size and i found the other day this great Tim Delaney artwork for HKDL Tomorrowland. I did a screen capture on my iMac 5K to have it in an even bigger size, and here it is!

Picture: copyright Disney

Universal and Nintendo Announces a Nintendo Land Coming at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood.

It was previously announced that a Nintendo land will open at Universal Studios Japan, and now Universal and Nintendo announced that a Nintendo land will also be coming at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood. The three will open separately over the next several years.

Nintendo’s legendary Shigeru Miyamoto and Universal Creative’s Mark Woodbury discuss in the video below how you will step into a larger-than-life Nintendo adventures filled with excitement, gameplay, heroes and villains at Universal Theme Parks across the globe. The most funny is that they talk during 1.22 minutes and reveal absolutely NOTHING about what will be in this Nintendo land except that they will be “expansive, immersive, interactive and highly themed and authentic environments filled with multiple attractions, shops, and restaurants.” What a surprise.

Video: copyright Universal Studios - Nintendo