Thursday, December 6, 2007
California Adventure , thanks to the one billion dollars huge placemaking will change a lot in the next years, and everybody seems to be happy with the new concept unveiled recently. No doubt that the park will be totally different , with an even more detailed theming, great e-ticket attractions, etc...
So, before the first version of DCA disappear forever, let's have a look back to the original art of the first version. Most of the images below are new scans in high-res, so as usual click on each image to see them in bigger size.
This first one is a birdview of both parks
This next one is a kind of digital rendering of the entrance
Here is the entrance of the Hollywood Pictures backlot
This is a first concept for the Animation building
And here is how it look finally
This rendering is for the Muppet 3D area
Here is the artwork for the Monsters inc facade
Let's have a look now at the different Grizzly river run area
This one shows the Grizzly peak recreation area
Let's have a look now to Condor Flats
Here is a rare one about the Soarin' attraction
This one show the Bug's life area
Let's move now to the Pacific Wharf
Here is the artwork for the Boudin bakery
And here is the one for the Mission tortilla factory
Three different and beautiful artwork for Paradise Pier
Here is a sketch for the Golden Zephyr
And different sketches for King Triton Carousel
Let's end with a look at the future with this rendering of the Carthay Circle Theater which will be built at the northern edge of the new Walt Disney Plaza !
All artwork: copyright Disney
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
The Tower of Terror soft-opening begin next saturday for annual pass holders, and today, i would like to show you how the WDS look at night. After all, because the park close generally between 6 and 7pm , nearly 8 months each year, the guests can't enjoy the great lighting that WDI imagineers have done for the park. It's a pity, because, as usual, the lighting work is fantastic as you will see.
All the photos shown here in this eye-candy article are by Alexandre Rosa, a young and talented french photographer , and all your congratulations must be send to him!
So, let's begin by the beginning, i.e the entrance of the park, above.
As the Studio 1 decor is indoor and "eternally" at night, so i am cheating a little bit , but the decor is so great that, well, here are the pictures!
The Mickey statue at the entrance of the Toon Studio
The Animagique attraction entrance
The Monsters inc photo location
The Cars attraction
The Cars "street" decor
The Aladdin magic carpet ride
Crush's coaster facade
Toon Town "entrance" backdrop
The path to the Tram tour - before the lighting of Tower of terror was complete
The Cinemagique " studio 2 " building
"Rendez-vous des stars" restaurant entrance
The Armageddon attraction facade
Moteurs, action stunt show entrance
The Rock and roller coaster facade
And the Backlot express restaurant
And the new Hollywood Blvd and Tower of terror, you ask? Well, this, my friends, is for next week! In the meantime, i suggest you to go on Alexandre website where you will see more great pictures of the WDS at night - If the link don't work copy and paste this url adress:
All photos in this article are : copyright Alexandre Rosa