Saturday, September 5, 2009

Tokyo Disney Sea 8th Anniversary : Let's celebrate with great wallpaper pictures !

It's Tokyo Disney sea eighth anniversary and to celebrate this, here is a selection of great pictures - all "official" pictures that where deliver to the press on Opening Day.

All of them are high-res wallpaper images of the most beautiful theme park in the world and from the top you will find pictures of: Mysterious island, Renaissance Fortress and Journey to the center of the earth,, Indiana Jones Adventure and Little Mermaid lagoon, the Arabian coast and the Sindbad attraction - the first version, the American waterfront, the Columbia ship, and Storm Rider at Port Discovery.

Some of the images are vertical, so you may have to re-size to have them horizontal. Don't forget to double-click on the one you like to see it in bigger size.

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All photos: copyright Disney and Oriental Land co

Friday, September 4, 2009

Hong Kong Disneyland Halloween : Alien Dark Force Invades Tomorrowland !

The new Hong Kong Disneyland Halloween season will begin September 18, and i must say that the guys who are in charge to find each year new ideas really amaze me. Each year they create a new concept, even more horrific and i really wish it could be the same in other parks where the Halloween decor is usually more or less the same each year.

This time they succeed - after Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy last year - to find a new concept for Tomorrowland with an "alien invasion"!

Let's have a look in details to all this with the official press release.

New Alien Dark Force Invades Tomorrowland Haunted Halloween Returns with More Intense Experiences, Full of Scary Fun

At a confidential briefing, Hong Kong Disneyland shared with the press an interim report on the imminent invasion by a dark force, with Tomorrowland at the epicenter of an alien attack. From September 18 to October 31, those who dare can visit Hong Kong Disneyland and find out the true secret behind the Alien Invasion.

Alien Invasion at Tomorrowland

Every September, an ever-growing dark force spreads all over Hong Kong Disneyland. Nobody has ever uncovered the truth about its origins and intentions. In an attempt to solve the mystery, the Park turned to the elite “Alien Intelligence Agency”.

The Agency reported that a gigantic spaceship has landed inside Hong Kong Disneyland with signs of alien life detected onboard. Preliminary investigations show that these extra-terrestrials have sinister intentions. According to some witnesses who claim to have been abducted by these aliens, a chilling atmosphere permeates the vast interior of the ship with scary factors at every turn for those who dare to set foot on the spaceship.

The park also hired Hollywood horror films director Jim Sonzero (Pulse, 2006; Biohazard 5, 2009) to direct TV commercials. You'll see below some pictures of the making-of of these TV commercials who have debuted last night.

This 30" TVC is now released and it looks great!. Here it is below.

Strongest Dark Force Invasion Ever

This mysterious dark force has resulted in the resurrection of two major spine-chilling attractions at the Park – ghostly souls lurk in the Main Street Haunted Hotel, and explorers have gone missing in the Demon Jungle.

The spooky sensation will continue throughout the Park as the Glow in the Park Halloween Parade rocks the Park everyday. The horror continues as ghastly ghosts and ghouls lie in wait at Space Mountain – Ghost Galaxy.

Guests who are brave enough can capture spooky moments with Disney Villains including Pumpkin Men, Gatekeepers and Pirates at Scary Photo Fun locations. At Haunting Memories with Your Disney Friends, Guests will meet their favorite Disney Characters wearing their spooky Halloween costumes including Mickey Mouse and Jack and Sally from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

“Hong Kong Disneyland’s Haunted Halloween, which is starting a week earlier this year, is offering more scary fun than ever before. From the moment they set foot in the Park, Guests will feel the frightful fun of Halloween, thanks to the top-notch technology, glowing décor and eerie special effects. They will experience a quality performance that will make them scream with excitement,” said Frederick Chan, Director of Marketing, Hong Kong Business, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.

“To ensure that more people can enjoy the Haunted Halloween at Hong Kong Disneyland, the Park has launched a wide range of ticket options to provide more flexibility for Guests planning their Halloween activities. Guests will be able to choose from two types of evening tickets. No matter how they want to plan their schedule, Hong Kong Disneyland is ready to thrill them this Halloween,” Chan added.

More Ticket Options for Guests to Explore Haunted Halloween
Hong Kong Disneyland is calling for Guests who dare to visit the alien species, investigate the crash site and explore the new Alien Invasion. There are more ticket options for adventurous Guests this year with special Evening Tickets beginning at HK$228. Guests will be able to enjoy a thrilling experience at the Park from 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Those who wish to enjoy a full day of scare may purchase One Day Tickets, allowing them to explore the eerie attractions of Hong Kong Disneyland from morning till the Park closes.

Investigate the Dark Force on a Haunted Tour
Our brave Guests may wish to take a walk on the dark side of Hong Kong Disneyland with the all new Haunted Tours. Be warned, this is not for the faint hearted. The tour package starts at HK$1,688. Disney tour hosts will customize the experience for each group including priority entrance to the Haunted Houses and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy. The tours even come with a special meet-and-greet session with Disney Character where Guests can snap pictures to capture the dark side of their favorite Disney friend.

Dark Force Seeps into F&B and Merchandise
The ubiquitous dark force has found its way into the food and beverage offerings across the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. Guests can feed on delicious ghoulish themed food and beverages. Guests will also be able to take a piece of the frightful fun home with them as over 160 Halloween merchandise items including “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and Mickey Family themed merchandise will be available.

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All pictures: copyright Hong Kong Disneyland

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Great Pictures of Fantasmic! Dragon by Armadillo 444 and new video by MintCrocodile with the Dragon's "breath of fire"

The Fantasmic! Dragon did his second performance last night and this time as you will see on the new great video of MintCrocodile his performance included the "breath of fire" that was missing on opening night!

Armadillo 444 who was at the opening performance tuesday evening shoot fantastic pictures of the Dragon. As you will see, the design of the Dragon is absolutely awesome. It's just like if he had jumped out of the Sleeping Beauty movie to arrive on the stage of Fantasmic!

The first picture is when the Dragon appear.

And then, of course, arrives Mickey to defeat the Dragon.

A closer shot of the Dragon's head...

Mickey is back for the final battle!...

The Dragon is defeat!

Great pictures, isn't it? And now, here is the second video that MintCrocodile shoot yesterday evening, this time from the side, which was a perfect location to film the Dragon's breath of fire. As always, MintCrocodile did a fantastic filming - he always do and i strongly suggest you to subscribe to his Youtube account so you won't miss his future productions!

All Pictures: copyright Armadillo 444
Video: copyright MintCrocodile

Many thanks to both of them for their great pictures and video!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fantasmic Dragon first public appearance at Disneyland ! Videos by MintCrocodile and TopChefRemy

The Fantasmic Dragon did at last his first performance last night at Disneyland and Murphy's debut was acclaimed by thousands of Disneyland super-fans who were there. Many videos were shoot and i choose for you what seems to be the two best one.

Although "Murphy" didn't spit fire yesterday, the dragon looks awesome and its movements will probably be improved in the next days.

The first video is from the always excellent MintCrocodile who succeed again to shoot the video with the best definition.

The second very good video is from TopChefRemy and is a very interesting one as it is filmed from the side and offer a different view of the dragon.

Videos: copyright MintCrocodile or TopChefRemy whom i thanks and congratulate a lot for their video!

Screen capture: copyright MintCrocodile

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Disney Cruise Line Creating More Magic at Castaway Cay

Some news from the Disney Cruise Line today, and more specifically about Castaway Cay. Disney’s private island paradise in the tropical waters of the Bahamas is getting an extra dose of pixie dust. Enhancements will provide guests with more water-based family-fun, additional conveniences and a slice of beachside luxury all designed to complement the idyllic island setting.

Among the new enhancements, Pelican Plunge: Guests will slide and splash at a new Castaway Cay water feature called Pelican Plunge. The 2,400-square-foot floating platform has two water slides – an enclosed corkscrew slide and a 140-foot-long open slide – that take guests on a twisting ride, ending with a splash into the lagoon. A giant “bucket dump” will soak guests on the platform.

Or the new Private Rental Cabana: Castaway Cay guests will find a little piece of paradise all to themselves will find it with 20 new private rental cabanas. With most located on the family beach and some on the adult-exclusive Serenity Bay Beach, each 325-square foot deluxe cabana is furnished with tables, cushioned chaise lounges, refrigerator, fresh water shower and more for the ultimate upscale beach experience.

The video below will tell you more about these enhancements which are scheduled to be complete by summer 2010, in time for special five-night cruises aboard the Disney Wonder with two stops at Castaway Cay, and the Disney Dream cruise ship which starts sailing in early 2011.

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Pictures and video: copyright Disney Cruise Line