Saturday, May 27, 2017

TEN LAST Copies of Disneyland Paris, From Sketch to Reality French "Gold" Collector Edition !!!

Folks, i’m sorry to say that my Disneyland Paris book, in its FRENCH COLLECTOR EDITION in “brand new” condition is virtually out of stock, and the special offer on the French edition ( only ) has ended. This french Collector edition will not be reprinted as it was a limited edition. There is only ten copies of this french collector edition and each copy are now at 175€ + 22€ of shipping . You can pay in two times if you wish and of course you'll get the two great surprise gifts that were given with the special offer. The ENGLISH edition of the book still enjoy a special offer at 60€ but this won’t last long, too, probably. Those who can’t afford the 175€ price of the French Collector edition can write to me at: and i’ll see if i can find some copies which would be slightly damaged on the cover but perfect inside, and if this is the case, the price will be of course much less. In all cases, fro the French or English editions payment can be sent by Paypal at: and also send me your order with the shipping address at the same email address.

Version Francaise: Je suis navré de vous informer que le livre Disneyland Paris, dans son EDITION COLLECTOR FRANCAISE en “état neuf sous film" est pratiquement épuisé, et l'offre spéciale est donc terminée pour cette édition Collector qui ne sera pas réimprimée car c’était un tirage limité. 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. Un paiement en deux fois est possible et bien évidemment vous aurez également les deux cadeaux surprises offert durant l'offre spéciale. L'édition anglaise bénéficie, elle, toujours d'une offre spéciale à 60 €, mais cela ne durera pas longtemps probablement. 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 bien moins élevé. Dans tous les cas, pour les éditions française ou anglaise, le paiement peut être envoyé par Paypal à l'adresse: et envoyez-moi également votre commande avec l'adresse de livraison à la même adresse email.

The 25th Ann Special Offer is still valid for the English updated edition ONLY and the English edition is at 60€ / $65 ( instead of 85€ ) and 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!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout Full Ride Video, Pre-Show Walk-Through With Imagineer Joe Rhode, and more ! Now Edited With New High-Res Pictures and Full Ride and Grand Opening Videos !

Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout at Disney California Adventure will have its Grand Opening this week on May 27th but we have already videos of the full experience including the ride itself! First, here is a video of the exterior queue area tour for Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout!

Now, Joe Rhode, creative director at Walt Disney Imagineering, did for selected websites a tour of the queue decor of Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout at Disney California Adventure and you can see the video below filmed by Theme Park Insider.

Spoiler Warning! : You'll see EVERYTHING up to the elevator door, meaning that the video stops before the ride itself. But there is plenty to see including the different pre shows videos and more that i don't reveal, so don't miss it!

Don't go away as Disney also released today high-res pictures, a video showing the queue decor, great footage of Rocket Audio-Animatronic AND a few clips of the scenes in the ride itself!!!

Watch a video of the full scene of the impressive Rocket Raccoon Audio-Animatronic in the pre-show of Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout! posted by Inside the Magic.

And now, here is the first FULL RIDE video - from the moment you go inside the elevator - thanks to DAPs Magic who posted it on Youtube!

Theme Park Insider has also posted an on-ride video of Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout and this one includes a different scene than the ones you saw in the above on-ride video!

For those of you who'll like to learn more about why WDI Imagineers built the attraction and why the ride won't be the same depending in which elevator you'll be, watch the Q&A session video below with Joe Rhode and two others creatives.

Last but not least, here is the video of the Grand Opening of Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout! with Bob Chapek of Disney Parks and Resorts,  Zoe Saldana, Benicia Del Toro - The Collector - and more guests!

Videos: copyright Disney, Universal, Inside the Magic, Theme Park Insider, DAPs Magic

DAK Pandora and Universal Volcano Bay Grand Opening, Walkthrough Videos, and more

It was the Press Event and Grand Opening yesterday of Pandora - the World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom AND of Universal Orlando Volcano Bay and you'll find below the Disney live video of yesterday's ceremony at Pandora. You'll also find plenty of others videos of the Grand Opening of Pandora - and most in 4K definition on D&M Facebook page HERE, just scroll down the page to don't miss them.

Another picture of Pandora opening...

...and a  great drone video filmed over and inside Pandora has also been posted by Inside the Magic.

Let's move to the awaited Universal Orlando Volcano Bay water park !

You have a short video below and plenty of others showing a FULL TOUR of this new amazing water park also on D&M Facebook page HERE. I predict a huge success to Universal Volcano Bay!

We have also a latest drone video over Universal Volcano Bay, filmed three days ago, and in 4K. All the pools are filled with water and looks to me they're ready for today's Grand Opening, only the waterfall on the volcano was not working when they filmed. Now, if Universal can ask David Copperfield to make disappear this goddamn' highway right behind, it will be perfect!

And Theme Park Insider was the first one to post a video of the incredible Krakatau water coaster!

Videos: copyright Disney, Universal, Inside the Magic, Theme Park Insider

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

At Last, Pictures of the Inside of Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout Attraction!

At just four days before the opening of Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! , Disney released a new video featuring the Collector who is portrayed in the movie by Terran actor Benicio del Toro, and this video include tons of shots of the inside decor of the Guardians of Galaxy tower and the items of the "Collector" that you'll see in the pre-show decor! The folks at Disney who did the editing did it as fast as possible to make sure that you won’t see clearly anything ( Disney marketing strategy will always surprise me... ) but as usual this didn’t stopped D&M to capture all the interesting shots the best possible way!

In this rocking new attraction, Rocket enlists your help to free his friends from the grip of the mysterious Taneleer Tivan (aka The Collector), who has the Guardians of the Galaxy on display as his newest acquisitions deep inside his fortress-like collection. But who exactly is The Collector? So, they’ve also released a description of the Collector: "After foreseeing a vision showing the end of all life, Taneleer Tivan devoted his own life to finding and preserving unique beings and artifacts from throughout the universe, which is how he became known as The Collector. He runs his large fortress like a dictator and threatens his employees if they do not comply ( D&M Take: mmmh… don’t this remind you someone currently in the Middle East? ). If The Collector is not pleased with their performance, they might find themselves as permanent parts of his collection. The Collector has an eerie obsession with collecting one-of-a-kind items, be they objects or species.”

Okay, nuff said, enjoy the dozens of pics that you can see in the D&M Facebook album HERE  as there is too many to post here, and the video is below. And one more thing: the fantastic night shots above showing the GoG tower with its night lighting are coming from the excellent Disneyphotoblography website HERE where you can find stunning HDR pictures of every Disney park!

Pictures: copyright Disney, Disneyphotoblography Video: copyright Disney

Great Pirates of Caribbean : Dead Men tells No Tales Behind the Scenes video

This week is the one of the release in theaters of the awaited Pirates of Caribbean : Dead Men tells No Tales and we have a great 14 min long Behind the Scenes video to keep you waiting just a few days more!

Video: copyright Disney

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Will the 2025 World Expo Be Build on DLP Third Theme Park Land ?

Here is something interesting: Val d'Europe - the location of Disneyland Paris - is one of the sites candidates to host the World Expo 2025. As you'll see on the concept art below, the World Expo installations will occupy temporarily - if  Val d'Europe is the winner among the six others sites candidates - the land where DLP 3rd theme park is supposed to be build!

This huge ball which would be the icon of the Expo - the "weenie" as they say at WDI - will certainly remind you the one of Epcot but this is where the comparison ends, although a World Expo generally talk about the future and its upcoming technologies, so may be it would be a way for DLP to have a kind of "temporary" Epcot!

At the heart of the global village the biggest earth globe ever created – with a scale of 1/100.000th of 127m in diameter – will encourage the visitors to journey the planet while discovering territories and cultures. Web users from all over the world will be able to supplement live the contents of every country. Therefore, populations from every continent will be able to connect to the World Expo, post data and share with the visitors the assets and singularities of their territories, their cultures, their innovations and their know-how. Inspired by Elisee Reclus’ 1900 project, this connected globe will immerse the visitor in a living immersive, interactive and totally unprecedented experience.

Around this globe, a village with an ever-changing architecture that reconnects with the values of hospitality will cover thirty acres. At the heart of this village every country will be treated equally and will dispose of 500 sq.m modules. These modules will be multi-purpose and evolving. They will be able to change, regroup and evolve to adapt to the high point of the Expo, events and needs of the visitors. These modules, before of their flexible use, will exhibit a less formal architecture that will be in service of its uses, with the attention focused on the contents, the cultures and geographical contexts.

Just as in a real village, streets, avenues and squares will allow to recreate a convivial atmosphere open to the world. Communal areas (auditoriums, screening rooms, reception halls etc..) will be at the disposal of the countries for specific events. Around the village, gardens will welcome the visitors and will spread out over twenty hectares. They will be both a contemporary interpretation of gardens “à la Française” but also various areas to welcome the public in a soothing atmosphere. They will be an “ecological machine” on the cutting edge of biodiversity, natural decontamination techniques and recycling water.

The renderings above and below are showing the inside of the ball and makes me think about some 1960's John Hench WDI artwork.

But all this will happen IF Paris win the organization of the 2025 World Expo and IF Val D'Europe is chosen for the Expo site , which makes indeed a lot of "IF". The winner for the site itself - Val D'Europe or another one - will be known before Summer 2017, so very soon, and you can read more about the project HERE. Also note that, as a World Expo is always temporary, if Val D'Europe was the site hosting the Expo it doesn't mean that there won't be a third theme park at DLP in the distant future, i.e not before 2030.

Pictures: copyright Sensual City Studio

No Talking Trump Audio-Animatronic in WDW Magic Kingdom Hall of Presidents?

Earlier this week, an anonymous Disney cast member spoke to Motherboard's Kevin Wong about the possible rollback in a piece titled "Here’s the Secret Backstage Trump Drama at Walt Disney World’s Hall of Presidents". Since the early '90s, every sitting president has said at least a few lines at the Hall of Presidents. But now Disney is rolling back the attraction to a pre-1993 format, in which only Abraham Lincoln and George Washington speak. Here are a few of the highlights of the article, but definitely read the full article HERE.

"The Imagineers will likely revert the attraction to its pre-1993 format, where only George Washington and Abraham Lincoln recited lines, while keeping the more realistic, grounded tone of the current show."

"Given how polarizing the president is right now, Disney Parks & Resorts is currently trying to find [a solution] that approaches middle ground," said the source in an interview with Motherboard. "They want to include our 45th commander-in-chief in this 45-year-old theme park attraction, while at the same time, not seem to endorse or support some of Trump's more controversial policies."

"Given President Trump's current problems," continued the source, "Walt Disney World might elect to push the attraction's opening date back to the fall and then make further tweaks to the show."

... "Another contributing factor to Trump's auditory exclusion is his own lack of participation and obstinance. Disney reportedly reached out to Trump starting in January, but there has been no compromising effort to get things moving."

"That's a part of this—just getting time with him [to record]," said the source. "I guess there's also been some back-and-forth on his proposed script, which is something they're hoping to use as a 'Get Out of Jail Free' card. If he's not available to record, they can use that as a legitimate excuse… that's kind of what Disney's hoping for."

... "They were convinced that Hillary was going to win," said the source. "They were having conversations in late October and early November on how to dress her. 'Should it be the pantsuit she wore at the [Democratic] National Convention? Or should it be a darker color?' They were thinking along those lines. No one was giving any serious thought to it being Trump."

Remember that, as usual, until anything is announced officially it's always a rumor. May be Trump will now be furious when he learn about that and call WDI to tell them he has plenty of time to record the voice over for the AA ( which i doubt ) and Disney will need to change his mind, but basically i think that so far this "rumor" is very reliable and things shouldn't change.

Also, Disney decision is not about politics, it's all about money, period. They try to find a way that don't infuriate neither the Trump voters or the ones who didn't voted for him, and this ONLY to don't lose customers, and so, money. Don't lose time trying to find something else behind this no-talking Trump AA decision as there is nothing else than that.

Picture: copyright Disney