Saturday, January 20, 2018

Last Ten Days to Enjoy The Special Offer on The Disneyland Paris "From Sketch to Reality" Book!

The special offer on the acclaimed Disneyland Paris book will end on January 31, meaning that we're now entering the last ten days to enjoy the great special offer. Copies of the Disneyland Paris book are still available in its English edition. The French edition is now out of stock but if you're French, and wish to purchase the book in its english edition a PDF file of the full French text of the French edition will be sent to you.

Here is all you need to know to order a copy of the "Disneyland Paris From Sketch to Reality" book for those who have never seen the book. First, it's a gorgeous 320 pages coffee table book with 750 pictures of the park including 250 WDI artworks, all DLP attraction posters, and dozens more of sumptuous artworks! The text by Disney historian Didier Ghez tell the story of the creation of the park from dozens of interviews of WDI Imagineers who built the park. It's also probably the best gift you can find for a Disney Parks fan - and it is true! Have a look below to the mosaic pictures showing a selection of pages of the book.

To place your order for the DLP book, please send me an email at: with your shipping address. The price during the  special offer is 65€ ( instead of 85€ ) and shipping worldwide is 22€ ( except Belgium and Italy for which it is 29€ ).

As i've said above for French readers a PDF file of the full French text of the French edition will be sent.
Lecteurs Français: Etant donné que l'édition française est épuisée, un fichier du texte complet original en Français sera envoyé aux acheteurs Français ne comprenant pas l'anglais.
Egalement, Il me reste trois exemplaires de l'édition collector française, état neufs, 250€ pièce, si intéressé me contacter à l'adresse email ci-dessus.

Also, each order will receive two surprise gifts - actually there is more than two - and these are GREAT gifts that each DLP fan love!

You can pay with Paypal, credit card or bank transfer. For Paypal payments please send directly the full amount  including shipping ( 87€ worldwide, except for Belgium and Italy for which it is 104€ ) at:  If you wish to pay by credit card and bank transfer, let me know in your email and i'll tell you how to do.

If you've never seen the book before, don't miss the video below showing the full 320 pages of the book!

Disneyland Paris Hotel California Grill Restaurant Transferred to the Castle Club Founders Room - And Why the Founders Room Would be a Great Place to Create a Club 33 at DLP

D&M faithful reader Robert Stallard informed me that the Disneyland Paris Hotel Inventions restaurant is in renovation until February and has been moved to the California Grill restaurant nearby. During that time the California Grill has been moved upstairs to the Castle Club Founders Room on the 3rd floor, the same room from where Robert watched the fireworks during his "Sparkling Experience" dinner last month. Guests access to the Founders Room with the Castle Club private lift. The characters dining and breakfast which normally happen at the Inventions are now happening in the California Grill where Inventions has been moved.

As you'll see on the pictures below coming from Robert it looks nice in the Founders Room and it confirms what i think since a while, i.e that the Founders room would be a great place to create a Club 33 at Disneyland Paris. DLP execs probably have thought about having a Club 33 at DLP and one of the reasons why there is no Club 33 might be because they won't find French ( or others Europeans ) willing to pay the huge amount of money which is required to be part of a Club 33. It's a pity as the Founders Room really would be perfect for a Club 33, not only it's one of the best place to watch DLP fireworks at night... but half of the theming is already there, with the old books, old style furniture, etc... It would be very easy to include additional theming which probably wouldn't cost a lot to create in the Founders room a Club 33.

Pictures: copyright Robert Stallard

Friday, January 19, 2018

“Tokyo Disney Resort 35th ‘Happiest Celebration!’” Begins April 15, 2018 - Full Program of Events

“Tokyo Disney Resort 35th ‘Happiest Celebration!’” will begin April 15, 2018 and Oriental Land unveiled the full program! You have below each page of the Press Release PDF, please click on each page to see them in bigger size!

Pictures and press release: copyright Disney - Oriental Land Co

Video : Shanghaî Disneyland Toy Story Land Rex RC Racer Now in Test Mode

At Shanghaî Disneyland the third Intamin RC Racer model themed with Rex is now in tests and MiyaPa Masane has the video showing it! The video was filmed from SDL Tomorrowland, meaning that it unfortunately confirms the visual intrusion problem created by the RC Racer...

Video: copyright MiyaPA Masane

Monday, January 15, 2018

Shanghai Disney Resort Celebrates Chinese New Year with Traditional Experiences and Distinctive Offerings as the Year of the Dog Begins

Chinese New Year is next month and it is the biggest event n Asia, and especially in China where dozens of millions of people are moving onside - or out of - the country to meet their families. As you can bet, there is no way that Shanghaî Disneyland won't celebrate the event which last almost three weeks in China and from January 22 until March 4 at SDL, and here is the full SDL press release.

Note: Normally i do a copy and paste of the press release text and pictures but this time, as i like the pages layouts you have each original page like it is released to the press by SDL/ Make sure to click on each page to make the text bigger, if needed. 

Pictures: copyright Disney - Shendi

Disney FanDaze Inaugural Party : Learn All About The Full Schedule of Events for This Unforgettable Evening!

Disneyland Paris released the full press release with all you need to know about the Disney FanDaze Inaugural Party. Here it is below in English and in French language!

Disney FanDaze Inaugural Party : Learn all about the full schedule of events for this unforgettable evening!

Today, Themed Packages for the Disney FanDaze Inaugural Party go on sale. Let’s take a closer look at some of the highlights of this event – sure to be the most FAN-tastic of the year – which will take place on 2 June. Featuring unique shows and unforgettable encounters with rare Characters including the introduction of a never-before-seen Disney Character! This is THE event to celebrate Disney fans while enjoying special access to Walt Disney Studios Park®.


Breathtaking new outfits
Mickey, Minnie, Duffy, ShellieMay, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, and Pluto will greet fans dressed in the most extravagant outfits – created especially for Disney FanDaze, the biggest fan event of the year! These colourful new outfits will add a special twist to some of our most beloved stars. Innovative both in design and material, they'll speak to fans’ inner fashionista and quickly become the latest in Character couture!

A world first appearance from a brand new Disney FanDaze VIP Character!
You all have been waiting for the news! For the first time ever at any Disney Park, Ortensia, dearest friend of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, will make history by joining the Disney FanDaze VIP family!

Amazing Disney Character encounters
We recently teased that fans would be able to meet over 50 Disney Characters, some of them for the first time ever. They range from the well-known – VIPs with brand new costumes – to the most rare, like Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow and Clara Cluck. Guests will also be able to meet Sulley, Boo, and for the first time ever at Disneyland Paris George Sanderson and Needleman from Monsters Inc., Joy and Sadness, Bolt, Duffy and ShellieMay, Kuzco and Kronk, Quasimodo and Esmeralda, Elena of Avalor, Gauchito, Burrito, and the beautiful Yaya from The Three Caballeros.

The Disney FanDaze Inaugural Party will also feature an exclusive reunion with friends from the Disney Afternoon. Your pals from Darkwing Duck, Goof Troop, TaleSpin and Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers will be delighted to pose for a snap with their favourite fans. Characters from Hercules, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Treasure Planet, and even some of your Big Hero 6 friends will be all over the park and excited to meet with you during the Disney FanDaze Inaugural Party.

The Incredibles
This year marks the release of Disney-Pixar’s much-awaited Incredibles 2. On this occasion, our favourite super heroes Mr. & Mrs. Incredible will meet guests at the Art of Disney Animation during the Inaugural Party. What’s more, and for the very first time at Disneyland Paris, Frozone will be there and ready to chill with his fans alongside his Incredible friends.

Heroes and Villains Alley
For the first time ever, witness around 16 Disney Heroes and Villains such as Hercules and Hades, Li Shang and Shan Yu, facing off in the heart of Walt Disney Studios Park. You better keep your camera and phone close, because you never know when an amazing photo opportunity will arise.


Dance your Duck Tales Parade
You won’t want to miss the Dance your DuckTales Parade. Featuring all of your favorite ducks, including Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Dewey, Louie and Launchpad McQuack flying in on their Hot Air Balloons from Duckburg, while more than 40 performers bring the streets to life! If you’re looking to make incredible memories, this quacking good time in the street is sure to fit the bill!

NEW! PJ’s DJ Party!
Get your groove on and jam to great Disney musical hits with this exciting Dance Party in Production Courtyard!

Max-Live! Gettin’ Goofy with It
This nighttime spectacular will undoubtedly be the highlight of the party. Don’t miss Max’s big debut as he shoots for superstardom on the Production Courtyard stage, completely re-themed for this magnificent concert. Max, in his stunning new outfit, is totally in charge of his own smashing line- up. He’s got bright lights, awesome music, mega sound, cutting-edge video, a rockin’ dance crew, and cool friends dropping by! With more than 30 new outfits created especially for this show, Judy Hopps, Kuzco, and even Stitch will be there to rock your night with Max!

Jumba & Pleakley's Mission: Stitch!
Speaking of Stitch and only for the Inaugural Party, Disney FanDaze presents Jumba & Pleakley's Mission: Stitch! The popular interactive show "Stitch Live!" will be hosted by none other than Jumba and Pleakley. Our friends from Lilo & Stitch will take over the Space Traffic Control and help Stitch escape from Captain Gantu. You won’t want to miss this!

NEW! Oh My, Ortensia!
Oswald is coming to Hollywood Boulevard in the Roaring Twenties and introducing his dearest friend, Ortensia! This is THE big news in town, and they will surely be followed by photographers, reporters and enthusiastic newsboys!

The Farewell Street Party!
A perfect night deserves a perfect ending. More than 80 Disney Characters from the event will end the evening on a magical note with a grand parade – a last chance for an unparalleled photo opportunity!


An atmosphere unlike anything seen before
For one night only, we’re transforming Walt Disney Studios Park into a dazzling Disney FanDaze universe. At Disney Studio 1 and Place de Rémy, live musicians will fuel the party vibe throughout the night with Disney songs. And photographers will wander the streets, capturing beautiful images of the night’s true stars – YOU, our fans.

An evening of exclusive access to attractions
Walt Disney Studios Park will open its gates exclusively for fans during the Disney FanDaze Inaugural Party. From an epic 13-floor plunge on the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror to being shrunk down to the size of a rat in Ratatouille: The Adventure, this is an exclusive evening with a limited number of tickets that no fan will ever forget.

NEW! Oswald’s Sing-Along Challenge
For one night only, you’ll have the chance to be the brightest star on one of the most famous stages in Walt Disney Studios Park: Animagique Theater. Warm up your vocal cords for a magical Sing- Along contest. It’s guaranteed to be a great time, and if you hit the right notes, you could win some exciting prizes including the chance to rub shoulders with Oswald and Ortensia!

A grand raffle with a fairy tale prize
A raffle ticket is included in your package, and could win you a dream night in the luxurious Sleeping Beauty Suite at Disneyland® Hotel.

Tasty treats and exclusive souvenirs
Guests will savour unique flavours from original menus created just for Disney FanDaze and served up at restaurants and gourmet kiosks, while exclusive limited edition merchandise is sure to delight the most dedicated of Disney collectors.

Show Your Inner Disney!
Every fan has a unique Disney style they can’t wait to show off, and Disney FanDaze Inaugural Party invites fans to do just that! Disney pins, hats, ears and other accessories will bring the Disney fantasy to life, inspired by a favourite Character or even an unforgettable Disney attraction. You can DisneyBound or wear a costume as long as you “show your inner Disney”. Each original and eccentric look is sure to be one of the evening’s major attractions! (Specific rules apply available on )


Walt Disney Imagineering conferences

If you’ve ever dreamt of meeting real life Disney Imagineers, you can enhance your experience by purchasing a ticket to a conference with the creators behind our iconic lands, attractions and shows. Special behind-the-scenes opportunities will take place in the Animagique Theater. From a focus on Disneyland Paris by Portfolio Creative Executive Tom Fitzgerald, to an exclusive peek into the world of Duffy & Friends by Walt Disney Imagineers Daniel Jue, Ethan Reed, and Charlie Watanabe, these opportunities should not be missed! (restricted access with dedicated tickets required, not included in the packages on offer (except the Ultimate FANtasia package) and the individual tickets).

A masterclass with a Disney Legend
Have you ever dreamt of meeting a real Disney animator? Disney Legend and former Disney animator Andreas Deja, who has created memorable characters such as Scar, Hercules, Gaston and Jafar, will be on hand to share exclusive insights into the art of Disney animation. You may even learn how to draw one of his famous characters, directly from the man himself at the Art of Disney Animation! (free access subject to seat availability).

The Disney FanDaze Inaugural Party is an event that promises to be like no other – a dream come true for all Disney fans, with surprises at every turn and a succession of unforgettable moments to enjoy together.

 Themed Package reservations are now exclusively open through our Reservation Center.
 Classic Packages will be released on January 22.
 Individual tickets without packages will be available at a later stage.
For realtime updates, follow @DisneyFanDaze on Twitter and Facebook, and check out for the latest updates and announcements!

Please note that the Disney FanDaze Inaugural Party takes place at Walt Disney Studios Park, and availability is limited (packages and tickets) to ensure an exclusive experience.

*Only the following activities will have restricted access, and will require tickets not included in the packages on offer (except the Ultimate FANtasia package) and the individual tickets:
• Insights with Tom Fitzgerald
• Duffy & Friends with Daniel Jue, Ethan Reed, and Charlie Watanabe
*Participants will have unrestricted access to all other activities listed above.


Disney FanDaze Inaugural Party - La Soirée Inaugurale Disney FanDaze: Découvrez le programme complet des évènements de cette soirée inoubliable !

C’est aujourd’hui que s’ouvre la vente des Forfaits à Thème de la Disney FanDaze Inaugural Party. Retour sur les temps forts de l’événement – sans doute le plus FAN-tastique de toute l’année – qui aura lieu le 2 juin prochain. Au programme : des spectacles inédits, des rencontres avec des personnages rares et l’introduction d’un Personnage Disney encore jamais dévoilé ! C’est LÀ que les fans Disney pourront se rencontrer et profiter d’un accès privilégié au Parc Walt Disney Studios®.


Des costumes époustouflants
Mickey, Minnie, Duffy, ShellieMay, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, et Pluto accueilleront les fans habillés dans leurs plus extravagants costumes – créés spécialement pour Disney FanDaze, l’évènement phare de l’année ! Ces nouveaux costumes pittoresques ajouteront une touche inédite à nos stars adorées. Innovants dans leur design comme dans leurs matériaux, ils raviront nos fans passionnés de mode et deviendront sûrement la référence couture de nos personnages.

La première apparition mondiale d’un nouveau personnage VIP Disney FanDaze !
C’est le scoop que vous attendiez tous ! Pour la première fois au monde dans un Parc Disney, Hortensia, la très chère amie d’Oswald le Lapin Chanceux, rejoindra avec lui, la famille VIP de Disney FanDaze !

Rencontres incroyables avec des Personnages Disney
Nous avons récemment suggéré que les fans pourraient rencontrer plus de 50 personnages Disney, certains pour la toute première fois. Ces personnages vont des plus célèbres – des VIP avec des costumes flambant neufs – aux plus rares, comme Horace, Clarabelle ou Clara Cluck. Les visiteurs pourront aussi rencontrer Sully, Bouh, et, pour la toute première fois à Disneyland® Paris, George Sanderson et Needleman de Monstres & Cie, Joie et Tristesse, Volt, Duffy et ShellieMay, Kuzco et Kronk, Quasimodo et Esmeralda, Elena d’Avalor, Gauchito, Burrito, et la belle Yaya du film Les Trois Caballeros.

Au cours de la Disney FanDaze Inaugural Party, nous nous réunirons également avec nos amis du Disney Club. Vos compagnons de Mister Mask, de la Bande à Dingo, de Super Baloo et Tic et Tac Rangers du Risque seront ravis d’être photographiés avec leurs fans préférés. Des personnages d’Hercule, d’Atlantide : l’Empire perdu, de La Planète au Trésor, et même certains de vos amis du long métrage Les Nouveaux Héros, seront présents partout dans le parc et enchantés de vous rencontrer lors de la Disney FanDaze Inaugural Party.

Les Indestructibles
Cette année est marquée par la sortie très attendue du film Disney•Pixar Les Indestructibles 2. À cette occasion, nos super héros favoris, M. & Mme Indestructibles, rencontreront les visiteurs à Art of Disney Animation lors de la Soirée Inaugurale. Également pour la toute première fois à Disneyland Paris, Frozone sera frais et dispo pour passer du temps avec ses fans, accompagné de ses amis Indestructibles.

Sur les pas des Héros et des Méchants Disney
Pour la première fois au monde, soyez les témoins de 16 Héros et Méchants Disney comme Hercule et Hadès, ou Li Shang et Shan-Yu, qui s’affronteront au cœur du Parc Walt Disney Studios. Gardez votre appareil photo et votre téléphone à portée de la main, car l’occasion de prendre une photo incroyable peut surgir à tout moment.


Danse avec La Bande à Picsou en Parade !
Ne manquez pas la Danse avec La Bande à Picsou en Parade ! Elle comprend vos canards préférés, notamment Picsou, Riri, Fifi, Loulou et Flagada Jones, s’envolant en montgolfière depuis Canardville, pendant que plus de 40 artistes envahissent les rues ! Si vous recherchez des souvenirs extraordinaires, ces joyeux moments de folie ne vous décevront pas !

NOUVEAU ! La DJ Party de PJ
Laissez-vous porter et tourbillonner au son des plus grands succès musicaux Disney, avec cette merveilleuse soirée dansante à Production Courtyard !

Max en concert ! À vous rendre Dingo
Ce moment spectaculaire sera sans aucun doute le clou de la fête. Ne manquez pas les grands débuts de Max, prêt à tout pour devenir une superstar sur la scène de Production Courtyard, entièrement relookée à l’occasion de ce magnifique concert. Dans son nouveau costume éblouissant, Max est aux commandes d’un numéro formidable. Il a des lumières éclatantes, une musique géniale, du gros son, des vidéos de pointe, un groupe de danseurs qui déchirent, et des amis cools qui viendront faire un tour ! Avec plus de 30 costumes créés spécialement pour ce spectacle, Judy Hopps, Kuzco et même Stitch seront là pour enchanter votre nuit avec Max !

La Mission de Dr. Jumba et Pikly : Stitch !
En parlant de Stitch, et uniquement pour la Soirée Inaugurale, Disney FanDaze présente La Mission de Dr. Jumba & Pikly : Stitch ! Le spectacle interactif très populaire « Stitch Live! » sera animé par Dr. Jumba et Pikly eux-mêmes. Nos amis de Lilo & Stitch s’empareront du contrôle du trafic spatial et aideront Stitch à échapper au Capitaine Gantu. Ne le manquez pas !

NOUVEAU ! Oh, Ma Chère Hortensia !
Oswald visite Hollywood Boulevard dans les années vingt. Une surprise l’attend lorsqu’il découvre la véritable identité de sa très chère amie Hortensia ! C’est LE scoop en ville, et ils seront sans doute poursuivis par des photographes, des reporters et des journalistes déchaînés !

L’Au revoir Surprise !
Une nuit parfaite mérite de finir dans la perfection. Plus de 80 Personnages Disney présents au cours de cet évènement clôtureront la soirée par une note de magie, lors d’une grande cavalcade – une dernière chance inouïe de prendre des photos incroyables !


Une atmosphère sans précédent
Le temps d’une soirée seulement, nous transformons le Parc Walt Disney Studios en un univers Disney FanDaze éblouissant. Au sein de Disney Studio 1 et Place de Rémy, des musiciens feront vibrer la fête tout au long de la soirée en reprenant des chansons de Disney en live. Des photographes parcourront également les rues, capturant des images magnifiques des véritables stars de la soirée – VOUS, nos fans.

Une soirée d’accès exclusif aux attractions
Pendant la Disney FanDaze Inaugural Party, le Parc Walt Disney Studio ouvrira ses portes pour ses fans. Depuis un plongeon du haut des 13 étages de la Tour de la Terreur - un Saut dans la Quatrième Dimension, jusqu’à être miniaturisé à la taille d’un rat dans Ratatouille : L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy, c’est une soirée exclusive, avec un nombre limité de billets, qu’aucun fan n’oubliera jamais.

NOUVEAU ! Le Challenge d’Oswald en Chansons
Pour une seule nuit, vous aurez la chance d’être la star la plus étincelante sur l’une des plus célèbres scènes du Parc Walt Disney Studios : Animagique Theater. Échauffez vos cordes vocales pour une compétition magique de Sing-Along. Vous passerez un moment incroyable, et si vous trouvez les bonnes notes, vous pourriez gagner de magnifiques surprises, ainsi que la chance de côtoyer Oswald et Hortensia !

Une grande tombola avec un prix digne d’un conte de fées
Votre forfait comprend un ticket de tombola, qui pourrait vous faire gagner une nuit de rêve dans la luxueuse Suite de la Belle au Bois Dormant du Disneyland Hotel.

Des gourmandises savoureuses et des souvenirs uniques
Les visiteurs auront la chance de goûter les saveurs uniques des menus originaux créés spécialement pour Disney FanDaze, et servis dans les restaurants et les kiosques à gourmets, tandis que des produits en édition limitée exclusive raviront les collectionneurs Disney les plus exigeants.

Révélez votre côté Disney
Chaque fan a un style Disney unique qu’il rêve de laisser s’exprimer, et c’est justement ce que la Disney FanDaze Inaugural Party vous propose ! Révélez le vôtre grâce aux pins, chapeaux, oreilles et autres accessoires Disney. Un personnage Disney vous inspire ? Une attraction Disney vous a marqué ? Quel que soit votre choix, chaque look original et excentrique deviendra à coup sûr une attraction incontournable de la soirée ! (des règles spécifiques s’appliquent et sont sur


Conférences Walt Disney Imagineering
Si vous avez toujours rêvé de rencontrer de véritables Imagineers Disney, ajoutez à votre soirée, une conférence avec les génies qui créent nos paysages, nos attractions et nos spectacles iconiques. Qu'il s’agisse d’une discussion sur Disneyland Paris animée par Tom Fitzgerald, Portfolio Creative Executive, ou d’un aperçu exclusif du monde de Duffy & ses Amis par les Imagineers Daniel Jue, Ethan Reed et Charlie Watanabe, ce sont des opportunités à ne pas rater ! (accès limité nécessitant un billet additionnel non inclus dans le prix des billets standards et des forfaits, à l’exception du forfait L’ultime FANtaisie).

Un cours magistral avec une Disney Legend
N’avez-vous jamais rêvé de rencontrer un véritable dessinateur Disney ? Personnalité légendaire et ancien animateur Disney, Andreas Deja, créateur de personnages mémorables tels que Scar, Hercule, Gaston et Jafar, sera présent à Art of Disney Animation pour partager ses idées uniques sur l’art du dessin d’animation chez Disney. Vous pourriez même apprendre à dessiner l’un de ses personnages célèbres, avec les conseils directs de son créateur ! (accès libre dans la limite des places disponibles).

La Disney FanDaze Inaugural Party est un événement qui promet d’être unique en son genre – un rêve devenu réalité pour tous les fans Disney, avec des surprises à chaque tournant et une succession de moments inoubliables, à savourer ensemble.

 Les réservations de Forfaits à Thème sont exclusivement ouvertes dès maintenant, uniquement en contactant notre Centrale de Réservation.
 Les Forfaits Classiques seront quant à eux disponibles à la vente à partir du 22 janvier.
 Les billets seuls pour la soirée seront disponibles à une date ultérieure.
Pour suivre l’actualité en temps réel, suivez @DisneyFanDaze sur Twitter et Facebook, et consultez pour les dernières mises à jour et annonces !

N'oubliez pas que la Disney FanDaze Inaugural Party aura lieu dans le Parc Walt Disney Studios avec des disponibilités limitées (forfaits et billets) afin de vous offrir une expérience privilégiée.

*Seules les activités suivantes auront des accès limités nécessitant un ticket additionnel non inclus dans les billets standards et forfaits (à l’exception du forfait L’ultime FANtaisie) :
• Conférence avec Tom Fitzgerald
• Duffy & ses Amis, avec Daniel Jue, Ethan Reed, et Charlie Watanabe
*Les participants auront un accès illimité à toutes les autres activités énumérées ci-dessus.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

DLP Update: Photos, Videos : Disneyland Paris Season of the Force Begins at WDS!

As DLP Christmas season ended and the Season of the Force started this week-end, here we go for the first big Disneyland Paris update of the year, always thanks to Max D&M contributor and DLP Welcome webmaster.

First, let’s look back at the end of DLP Christmas season which was marked by the magnificent last performance of « Mickey’s Christmas Big Bang » with the teams of the entertainment and creative department. We hope that this show will come back in the next winter seasons and why not having it all year-round!? Here is pictures and video of the last performance.

This January 7, 2018, was also the time to say goodbye to the original version of DLP Phantom Manor (Haunted Mansion). No excitement, but a relief, the attraction will finally have the right to an update like American parks had more than 10 years ago, meaning not only a total refurb but upgrade of some of the special effects and may be even more, but i can't tell for now. The exterior facade which deteriorated since more than two years will also be refurbished.

Here is Max low light video showing for the last time Phantom Manor as you will not see it again when it will reopen next October, even of the main scenes will of course stay in the ride.

On the last day of operation, a « Last Trip » badge was given to Phantom Manor visitors.

Let's move to DLP Walt Disney Studios where most of the Season of the Force is happening.

The season is clearly announced at the entrance into WDS Studio 1 where guests discover unusual decorations! Two big Star Wars Fighter are on display. The discovery of the X-Wing should be acting as a magnet on visitors, even if this new set is placed in an already loaded environment. Each of the two ships weighs 4 tons!

Outside, there are three other ships from the Star Wars universe and these were not created by DLP team, but by Legion 501, a fan association of the Star Wars universe. It's a pity that they are displayed without being emphasized and left on their roller supports. More broadly, the effort made by Disney in Studio 1 should be replicated outdoors.

Here is the video of these Star Wars decorations.

Let's talk about the Season of the Force shows and parade as the First Order March is back and the Stormtroopers patrols make the joy of the visitors.

For the Season of the Force shows, whether it is « Star Wars: A Galaxy far, far away » or for « Star Wars: A Galactic Celebration » we noticed three things: improved visual effects, improved choreography and new characters. The night show, which was already a real gem, is this year the must of the differents nighttime shows.

Finally, for those of you who like desserts - and who don't? - DLP has created a special "Season of the Force" cupcake for 4.29€ and also a chocolate Millenium Falcon !

As you understood the Walt Disney Studios Park annual Star Wars event is back and adjustments done since last year are fun to see as they improve the experience. An experience that continues at Disneyland Park with Star Tours but especially Hyperspace Mountain.

To end this article, we will note that even it's a Star Wars season no Meet and Greet with Star Wars characters are available for visitors during the event...

The Special Offer on the acclaimed Disneyland Paris book "From Sketch to Reality" is still running with few copies still available in its English edition! The French edition is totally out of stock but if you're french, and wish to purchase the book in its english edition i will send you a PDF file of the full French text of the French edition.

Here is all you need to know to order a copy of the "Disneyland Paris From Sketch to Reality" book with the special offer price. First, it's a 320 pages book with 750 pictures of the park including 250 WDI artworks! It's also probably the best gift you can find for a Disney Parks fan - and it is true! Have a look below to the mosaic pictures showing a selection of pages of the book.

To place your order for the DLP book, please send me an email at: with your shipping address. The price during the special offer is 65€ ( instead of 85€ ) and shipping worldwide is 22€ ( except Belgium and Italy for which it is 29€ ).

For French readers a PDF file of the full French text of the French edition will be sent.
Lecteurs Français: Etant donné que l'édition française est épuisée, un fichier PDF du texte complet original en Français sera envoyé aux acheteurs Français ne comprenant pas l'anglais.

Also, each order will receive two GREAT surprise gifts!

You can pay with Paypal, credit card or bank transfer. For Paypal payments please send directly the full amount  including shipping ( 87€ worldwide, except for Belgium and Italy for which the full amount is 104€ ) at:  If you wish to pay by credit card or bank transfer, let me know in your email and i'll tell you how to do.

If you've never seen the book before, don't miss the video below showing the full 320 pages of the book!

Article Pictures and videos: copyright DLP Welcome.