Wednesday, November 20, 2019

First TV Commercial for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Shows Encounter with Kylo Ren!

A first TV Commercial for Star Wars Galaxy's Edge: Rise of the Resistance has been released and it shows guests encounter with Kylo Ren and Stormtroopers! The ride will open Dec 5 at WDW DHS and January 17 at Disneyland. Check out the video and screen captures below of what is for sure going to be the ride of the decade!

The screen captures below are in the order of the scenes show in the commercial.

Pictures and video: copyright Disney

26th Annual TEA Thea Awards : Two TEA Awards For Galaxy’s Edge and Millenium Falcon ride, One for WDI Imagineer Nancy Seruto, One for Universal’s Hagrid coaster, and more...

The 26th annual TEA Thea Awards - the equivalent of the "Oscars" for Theme parks and entertainment industry - were announced today! Two TEA Awards goes to Galaxy’s Edge and the Millenium Falcon ride, One for WDI Imagineer Nancy Seruto, One for Universal’s Hagrid coaster, and more. Check the full TEA Awards recipients list HERE.

New Poster and TV Spot Released for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker With New Footage !

A new Dolby poster and TV spot were released for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and the TV Spot includes new footage!

Picture and vidoe: copyright LucasFilm

Rare Fort Wilderness Resort 1985 Poster

A beautifully illustrated map of the Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground at Walt Disney World. This comical map portrays guests and iconic Disney characters enjoying various activities found at the resort including canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, and more, and features the now extinct River Country water park on the right and Disney's Discovery Island in the lower-right. Measuring 25.5"x30", the map is in good condition with minor wear around the edges, and is part of the Van Eaton Galleries auction HERE.

Picture: copyright Disney

Original 1994 Invitation to the World Premiere of Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin Attraction at Disneyland

How great is this gorgeous invitation to the world premiere of Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin attraction at Disneyland on January 26, 1994. This invitation is include in the collectibles items for sale in the Van Eaton Galleries auction next month and features characters seen in the attraction, and comes in its original purple envelope. The invitation measures 14"x4" and is in very good condition with minor wear.

Picture: copyright Disney

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Does This Jim Michaelson Artwork On Sale in the Van Eaton Galleries Auction Really Shows an Early Concept for Shanghaî Disneyland ?

Last Saturday in my article about the upcoming Van Eaton auction, i've posted a picture of a never-seen-before concept map  done by Jim Michaelson, according to the auction catalog for Shanghaî Disneyland. The catalog says that it was done in 2009 and feature the earliest ideas of how will look the park and attractions, with a giant Tower of the Four Winds in its center.

Shortly after i posted the article a D&M reader left this comment: "The first thing that came to mind when I saw the "Shanghai Disneyland" concept map is that this is Hot-Go Park in Fushun, China. I'm pretty sure it's not a Disney rendering, especially with all the roller coasters."

So, i've been looking to the artwork for this Hot-Go Park in Fushun, the one below, and undoubtedly there is more than similarities between the two artworks ( see above and below ) apart the giant tower of the fours winds, so i'm tempted to think, just like him, that this Jim Michaelson artwork was not done for Shanghaî Disneyland.

Your thoughts?

Monday, November 18, 2019

First Attraction Poster For Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway

It's Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse birthdays today, and Disney is sharing a new poster for Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway attraction coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Spring 2020.

"On Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, you’ll step through the movie screen and join Mickey, Minnie and friends like never before – bursting into a world where mouse rules apply.  And with mouse rules, anything can happen!

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will transport you into the wacky and unpredictable world of Disney Channel’s Emmy Award-winning “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts where you’re the star. The park’s Chinese Theatre will serve as the magic portal through which you’ll step from the human world directly into the unforgettable cartoon world.  Today’s new underwater poster offers a glimpse of the zany fun you’ll discover on each adventure."

More posters for the attraction are expected to come in a near future.

Picture: copyright Disney