Saturday, May 13, 2017

Disneyland Paris Star Wars Night 2017

Editor's Note: Folks, i'm taking a break all the week, and as usual i may or may not be able to post during that time, depending of the WIFI connection available. So, thanks for your patience and anyway there should not be any major announcement in the meantime. I'll be keeping a look at the news just in case there will be one and we'll talk again soon!
I also remind you that the fantastic Disneyland Paris book always has a special offer, so place your order while there is some copies available! See link on the right column for all infos about how to order this great book.
For the same reasons i won't be able to post Max new Disneyland Paris update, so i suggest that you jump directly to DLP Welcome to read his great update on the Star Wars Nights HERE.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Premiere at Shanghai Disney Resort

The World Premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” happened at Shanghai Disney Resort on Thursday, May 11, and thaw as the first time a Hollywood movie premiered in Mainland China. 

The red-carpet event took place in Disneytown at the Shanghai Disney Resort. Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer attended the gala event. Above and below, a selection of pictures of the event, and you have the full set of photos on the Disney and more Facebook page HERE.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will hit theaters in 3D on May 26, 2017!

After the red carpet, the “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” screening was held at the Walt Disney Grand Theatre at Disneytown, where is usually played The Lion King Musical. 

Guests can find at Shanghai Disneyland Treasure Cove, the first pirate-themed land in a Disney park, inspired by the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

New Pandora - The World of Avatar Imagineering Video !

Pandora - The World of Avatar is opening on May 27 and a new Imagineering video was released, in which Joe Rhode and others WDI Imagineers talk about where they found the artistic inspiration for Pandora.

In addition the video include great shots of the giant model of Pandora at Walt Disney Imagineering!

Pictures and video: copyright Disney

New Trailer for Pixar Cars 3 and it looks great!

A brand new trailer for Pixar Cars 3 was released today, and it looks great!

Picture and video: copyright Disney - Pixar

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Nemo and Friends Searider Attraction Open at Tokyo Disney Sea - Pictures, Ride Videos !

At Tokyo Disney Sea the new Nemo and Friends Searider attraction - replacing the Stormrider ride which played since TDS opening day - had its press event recently and we have great videos showing the new attraction!

The former Stormrider steampunk pre-show decor no longer exist and has been replaced by a pre-show decor looking more like a "Marine Institute", with in the middle a big Searider submarine.

The simulator itself has been redesigned with five smaller screens on the top left and right sides, allowing, i addition to the main screen, to see what's happening "underwater". On the ceiling, "moving" lights add to this underwater feeling. all this is very good.

Let's have a look at video snow and we'll start by two Nemo & Friends Searider commercials released by TDR.

And here is a short one with Pixar' John Lasseter inviting to come to TDS to enjoy Nemo & Friends Searider.

These next videos were posted by JIJIPRESS and the first one will show you part of the ride, but not the full ride.

The second one will show you the pre-show area, more of the ride and some shots inside Turtle Talk with Crush inside the S.S Columbia.

And  JIJIPRESS also has posted this great 360° video of the ride. This one, filmed during the press event, will show you even more of the ride but still not the full ride. However considering the additional screens on the left and right of the simulator this 360° video allows to see what's happening on these during the ride. As usual, 360° videos don't work on Safari, you need to watch it using Chrome or Firefox!

And for merchandise fans ere is a look at the Nemo and Friends Searider items!

Although we haven't seen yet the full ride movie the feeling is - confirmed by first reviews - that Nemo and Friends Searider is a cute addition which, although less thrilling than Stormrider, is obviously targeting the young TDS guests, which most probably will love it. Count on me to post here a full ride video when available, probably anytime soon!

Videos: copyright Tokyo Disney Resort, JIJIPRESS

Disneyland Paris Update: Hyperspace Mountain Open at DLP Discoveryland - Full Ride Videos !

Disneyland Paris Hyperspace Mountain opened this week-end at Discoveryland and here below is a selection of videos from Max / DLP Welcome , DLP official and ED92. And below, some new pictures from Max, D&M contributor and DLP Welcome webmaster. For pictures of the inside queue, see the previous article below.

A small “private” cast-members-only inauguration of Hyperspace Mountain also happened on May 5th.

Reviews about the ride are mixed. In general people like this Hyperspace Mountain version, may be because it brings something new at DLP, but others are saying that the show is better at DL or HKDL and that a lot of the ride, here at DLP, is in the dark. The thing that everybody like is - no surprise - the addition of John Williams Star Wars music.

According to Max, DLP Hyperspace Mountain is fun, it’s cool, but is not "Wow" as Disney likes to hear it. For connoisseurs of « Space Mountain: Mission 2 », the upgrade in « Hypersapce Mountain » poses problem and the recycling can be noticed. For example the projections of the spaceships are distorded because the projection screens have not been reviewed on the asteroids. All the installations for existing projections were re-used, and only « laser » effects have been created with new lights installations. The effect of this Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain is finally no "Wow" because installations are the same and we have no major surprises. The final effect of « light speed » uses only half of the Red vortex of « Space Mountain: Mission 2 », which offers a very short effect in regards of the speed of the train and don't allow visitors to really enjoy it. Thus, our « Hyperspace Mountain », offers an experience that, for the visitor knowing well Disneyland Paris has few surprises. Why ? Because Space Mountain at Disneyland Paris already had during the ride a theming who is unique and dense and a much more epic track unlike the others Space Mountain in the world. So, to renew itself with a temporary version becomes difficult for Disneyland Paris with a number of possibilities reduced. But with the new trains, the music, the effects, and a new adventure, it allows the visitors to live a unique, interesting and exciting experience during a visit to Disneyland Paris. And for occasional or first visitors, this attraction is for you a must in your visit as well as the new version of Star Tours.

It should be noted that in parallel with the opening of « Hyperspace Mountain », at the Discoverylad Theater « Star Wars : Path of the Jedi » made also his debut on May 7 with a film about 15 minutes long which allows to re-live the cults sequences and what makes Star Wars such mythical films. This new projection is perfect for relaxing but also for fans of this Galaxy very far away.

Talking about Star Wars, you can re-experience the original and now extinct Star Tours ride in this amazing 360-Degree Video as Gregory Noacco - who did last year the awesome recreation of DLP Space Mountain original ride - has recently made his 4K recreation of the original Star Tours available as a 360-degree YouTube video, and it’s a delightful blast from the past.
Important: Watch the video using Chrome or Firefox as 360° videos don't work on Safari.

Max will be back soon with a new DLP update and in the meantime, i remind you that, to celebrate both DLP 25th and D&M 10th anniversaries i've launched the "DLP 25th and D&M 10th Anniversaries Special Offer" for the Disneyland Paris "From Sketch to Reality" book ( De L'Esquisse à la Création en français ) and it's a chance for you to get this gorgeous 320 pages book at the best price ever!

You'll hardly find a better gift for a Disneyland Paris fan so don't miss it as it is the last copies of the book which will not be reprinted!

Note in French for the French readers: Il ne reste que dix exemplaires de cette édition collector française et chaque exemplaire est maintenant au prix de 175 € + 22 € de frais d'envois. Ceux qui ne peuvent pas se permettre le prix de 175 € pour l'édition collector française peuvent m'écrire à: et je verrais si je peux trouver des exemplaires qui sont légèrement endommagées sur la couverture mais parfait à l'intérieur, et si tel est le cas, le prix sera évidemment moins élevé. Les frais de port de 22€ sont inclus dans le montant total avant le paiement.

The Special Offer is now for the English updated edition ONLY and the English edition is at 60€ / $65 ( instead of 85€ ) and the shipping worldwide is 22€ ( $24 ).  Shipping takes 3-4 days for France, 10-15 days to European countries, 2 to 3 weeks for countries outside Europe. Sorry for what may seem a high shipping cost but the package with the book is heavy ( 2,5 Kgs ) and the French post office also increased its prices. We also ship the books in the best box you've ever seen for a book to make sure they arrive in good condition, and this has a cost.

Usually the Special Offer includes a great additional surprise gift, but because we celebrate two anniversaries, this new special offer will include TWO great surprise gifts ( and believe me, you'll be VERY happy to get them! )!

Special note to buyers with a shipping address in Italy or Belgium : For shipments to Belgium or Italy, the shipping cost is 29 €.

To place your order please send an email to: Please let me know in your email if you want the english or french edition!

You can pay with Paypal by sending the full amount - including shipping - by Paypal to: or you can use the Paypal buttons below. ( make sure to choose the right button for the rich edition ). Thanks to confirm me by email or in your Paypal payment which edition you want ( english or french ). Also note that the Paypal button includes an additional discount for those who want to order 2 or 3 copies instead of one.

If you do NOT have a Paypal account you can pay by credit card, or bank transfer, just send me an email about it at: and i will let you know how to do.

Disneyland Paris From Sketch to Reality Book ENGLISH Edition

Livre Disneyland Paris De L'Esquisse à la Création Ed Francaise

Those of you who have never seen the book will find below a video presentation of the full book which will show you each of the 320 pages of the book AND you can see more pictures on the book website HERE

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!

Photos: copyright DLP Welcome

Videos: copyright DLP Welcome, Disney, ED92, Gregory Nouacco