Saturday, April 14, 2018

Editor's Note: One important thing about the special offer on the last English copies of the Disneyland Paris book - see article HERE  - available this month at 65€ instead than 85€: the offer is running until May 5 BUT please note that, although all orders placed before April 17 will be sent in the next 48 hours, the orders placed AFTER April 16 will be sent only on May 6, as my "shipping dept" will be closed between April 17 and May 6.

So, and although you can place your order and enjoy the special offer on the DLP book whenever you want until May 5, if you want to avoid to wait too long to get the book, it's better if you can to place your order before this Monday evening the latest ( April 15, 6pm Los Angeles time ), thanks.

To order this great book which talks about all the creation of the park, send me an email at:

ALL details about the DLP book and the special offer HERE

Pixar Fest Begins at Disneyland Resort and Pixar Pier Sneak Peek is Now Open at Disney California Adventure Blue Sky Cellar !

The first-ever Pixar Fest begins today at the Disneyland Resort, bringing the playful spirit of Pixar to life! Through September 3, guests can celebrate beloved Pixar characters and stories in new and exciting ways. This celebration of friendship and beyond features the debut of “Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular” fireworks, the return of the popular “Paint the Night” parade with a new cool float themed to The Incredibles, and “Pixar Play Parade,” as well as new décor, atmosphere entertainment, themed eats and treats, limited-time merchandise and more!

Disney California Adventure Blue Sky Cellar is now re-open to guests with a behind-the-scenes peek at Pixar Pier, opening this summer, during Pixar Fest! The space features early concept art, sketches, videos and models of the new land set to open along the southern shore of Paradise Bay.

When Pixar Pier opens this summer, guests will find four whimsical neighborhoods inspired by beloved Pixar stories—including “The Incredibles,” “Inside Out” and “Toy Story.”

BingBong Two merchandise locations will also be part of Pixar Pier. Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff will feature Bing Bong’s sweet candy tears, featuring delightful confectioneries, saltwater taffy and rainbow cotton candy. Knick’s Knacks will offer an assortment of goodies and souvenirs based on Pixar film favorites.

Below, a cool video released to announce Pixar Pier, and more pictures and new renderings on D&M Facebook page HERE.

Pictures: copyright Disney, WDWNT

Friday, April 13, 2018

DLP Release a 30 Min Special to Celebrate Tower of Terror 10th Anniversary !

This 30-minute report celebrates one of the most iconic attractions of Disneyland Paris, the Tower of Terror, which celebrated its 10th anniversary on April 5th.

It not only values the heritage and innovation of the Disney Parks with many archival images, but also celebrates the multiple talents inherent in the creation and daily operation of the Tower of Terror, thanks to several interviews of different trades.

The show will also take you backstage at the attraction with Imagineers and even some opening day Cast Members, as rarely done before.

Video: copyright Disney

The Incredibles 2 Official Trailer 2 is Here - and it Unveils the New Villain!

The Incredibles 2 Official Trailer 2 - and poster - is here - and it unveils the new villain Screenslaver!

Picture and video: copyright Disney - Pixar

Video : Pixar Fest' Pixar Play Parade Debut at Disneyland Park!

Pixar Play Parade debut at Disneyland Anaheim for Pixar Fest and with new floats, including a Luxo, Jr. float leading the parade, an Inside Out float with Joy, Sadness, and Bing Bong, and an Up! float with Carl, Russell, and Kevin.

Watch the full parade on the video below filmed and posted on Youtube by Parks and Cons!

Video: copyright Parks and Cons

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Disneyland Paris Celebrates its 26th Anniversary !

Disneyland Paris celebrates its 26th Anniversary today! Join Disney and more to wish to DLP and all the cast members a Happy Anniversary!

Thanks to Disneyland Paris Bons Plans for the picture!

Rare Close Up of Disneyland POTC Red Head Audio-Animatronic Moving Without Ride Audio !

Thanks to Disney Dan, take an extreme close up look at the Pirates Of The Caribbean Red Head Animatronic from the Bride Auction scene before she is gone forever in Disneyland, and this without the sound and music that guests can hear when they do the ride. The banging noise you'll hear is a practical effect that runs in sync with a gunshot. The clicking noises you hear are the Red Head's eye lids.

Also, Disney Dan friend Chris Patstone and him discovered some really great old videos & photos of the Pirates of The Caribbean in a random hidden online album which were added in the video with some photos of behind the scenes!

Video: copyright Disney Dan

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Editor's Note: One important thing about the great special offer on the Disneyland Paris book ( see article HERE  ): the offer is running until May 5 BUT please note that, although all orders placed before April 17 will be sent in the next 48 hours, the orders placed AFTER April 16 will be sent only on May 6, as my "shipping dept" will be closed between April 17 and May 6.

So, and although you can place your order and enjoy the special offer whenever you want until May 5, if you want to avoid to wait too long to get the book, it's better to place your order before this Sunday evening ( April 15), if you can, thanks. To order the book, send me an email at:

More about the DLP book special offer HERE

Fireworks and Projection Show "Together Forever - A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular" Debut at Disneyland Park !

It's definitely the week of new parades and nighttime spectacular and today's update is about the newest Disneyland fireworks show - Together Forever - A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular -which debuted last evening at Disneyland Park - while Pixar Fest will begin on April 13.

The show look great but the problem with this show is that there is projections happening both on Disneyland castle and on Main Street U.S.A facades. It's not a problem of course for the guests but it is when you shoot a video and two videos won't be too much to show you the whole show.

So, the first video was shot by SoCal Attractions 360 from the middle of Main Street, with a better view of the projections on Main Street facades...

 ...while this other video - and, again, you really ned to watch BOTH, was shot in front of the castle ( and so shows only the projection s on the castle ) by Heart Disney 10. Enjoy the show!


Videos: copyright SoCal Attractions 360, Heart Disney 10

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Tokyo Disneyland 35th Anniversary World Bazaar Projection Show

Today was already a big day for news from Japan - see articles below - but there is more, always from Tokyo Disneyland 35th Anniversary Celebrations as there is ALSO a great projection show on the facades of TDL World Bazaar - TDL equivalent of Main Street U.S.A! Sequences pay tribute to Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan, Little Mermaid, Lion King, Raiponce, and more!

Thanks to Take a walk Tokyo Disney Resort TV who has just posted his video you'll see this wonderful 5 minutes show and he had the good idea to film it from three different locations inside World Bazaar to make sure we'll see it as well as possible. Enjoy the show!

Video: copyright Take a walk Tokyo Disney Resort TV

Universal Studios Japan Counter-Attack and Reveal Concept Arts of USJ New Nighttime Parade to Debut May 17 !

We've seen earlier today the new "Dreaming Up" parade which just debut at Tokyo Disneyland for its 35th Anniversary, - see article below - and with a perfect sense of timing Universal Studios Japan counter-attack and just revealed new concept arts for USJ "Universal Spectacle Night Parade – Best of Hollywood" which will debut May 17! The parade war is on in Japan!

The parade will pay tribute to four different movies, with sections for “Harry Potter,” “Jurassic World,” “Minions,” and “Transformers” for which it will be the first appearance at Universal Studios Japan, as the Transformers attraction isn't built yet there. Although there will be floats and entertainers for each movie, it will be a very different kind of parade than the Disney one as, first, it's a nighttime parade and, two, it will use projection mapping to immerse guests in the different movie worlds.

Below, the trailer also released by fUniversal Studios Japan for the new parade.

Pictures and videos : copyright Universal Studios Japan

TDL 35th Anniversary Stunning "Dreaming Up" Parade Debut at Tokyo Disneyland !

Tokyo Disneyland 35th Anniversary Happiest Celebration "Dreaming Up" Parade had its first performance and the floats are absolutely incredible, may be the most sophisticated i've ever seen, with so many parts in movement! Love each float, and the Mary Poppins and Peter Pan floats are just amazing!

And there is a reason why they're great as the parade is the  creative work of Parade Designers Richard Import, Ohmatsu san, Creative Director Steven Davison and Managing Producer Kris Bunner who all did a fantastic job, really. This parade will be very hard to beat. And i don't even want to know the price of each float, which is probably insane. We won't have a parade like this at DLP anytime soon, i can tell you...

Editing: I thought that the parade has been designed by Jody Daily and Kevin Kidney, but according to Jody himself ( see his comment below ) it's not the case and he asked me to give the proper credits which i do with pleasure above.

The parade include floats with Mickey and a tribute to Fantasia, Pinnochio, Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, Winnie the Pooh, Donald - Aladdin, an amazing Princesses float, Big Hero 6, and a Mary Poppins and Peter Pan float, the last one, and plenty of dancers and others mini floats.

I have two videos for you, the fist one posted by WDWNT showing the parade for a distance but great to admire the design of each float...

...and the other video allows to have a closer view of the floats and see each details.

Monday, April 9, 2018

DLP Update: WDS Tower of Terror 10th Anniversary Passholders Event

Here we go for a new Disneyland Paris update and this one is all about the evening at the Walt Disney Studios Park which happened on March 30 between 8.30pm till 11.30pm for the 10th anniversary of the Tower of Terror. This first special evening organized for the holders of DLP Passport Infinity was reserved for a limited number of people but 1200 tickets were sold at €39 each, and this first experience was a success, even if you won't see a lot of people on the pictures below shot by Max, D&M contributor and DLP Welcome webmaster.

The evening started at 8.30 pm with guests welcome with a gift bag and at 9pm began the great show of the evening with projections on the Tower of Terror. This show was in fact the same one than the opening show of the press event which happened at the end of March 2008, when the park was privatized for journalists and VIPs for the launch of this new and at that time the best attraction at DLP WDS. This show was played exclusively during the press event evening and since was the object of desire from the fans community who were wishing to live it in real and not only by seeing it on a YouTube video. And i can tell you that the fans were right to be excited to finally see it as i was invited at the 2008 press event and it has been definitely the best Grand Opening show i've seen for any Disney attraction, even if the one in 1995 for Space Mountain opening was great too. The wait for the fans was finally over 10 years later, though the projections needed some technical adaptations as the projection site in 2008 was temporary and did not benefit from the permanent installations put in place for more than a year now. The performance in its 2018 version was performed without fireworks to allow the guests to access the attraction and the rest of the park at the end of the show.

This anniversary event was high in color and emotion. Starting with the discovery of the projections coming out of Studio 1 and the symbol « 15 »  as the attraction and its 2008 inaugural show was the « gift » for the extension of an additional year of the 15th anniversary celebrations.

As i suppose that you're dying to see a 4K video of the full show, here it is and as you'll see after - and during the projections on the Tower of Terror, dozens of extras all dressed in 1920's style came out of nowhere, just like ghosts from the past and not only, like during the press event, they escorted the guests during the queue and pre-show but also during the ride itself!

When the show is over the hotel guests (ghosts) of the hotel dispersed between Rock ‘ n ‘ Roller Coaster and Hollywood Tower Hotel in order to put a Twilight Zone mood in both attractions as, yes, the Rock ‘ n ‘ Roller coaster had a new « light show » with the musical theme of the Twilight Zone remixed. But all the animation was of course on the Tower of Terror where policeman, maids, technicians and other employees and visitors of the hotel met each other and interacted with the guests of the evening. Strange, disturbing or funny and scary situation, the actors honored this iconic attraction with the Bellboys!

This evening was also an opportunity to discover a park that should be open at night on normal days. It was astonishing to see how the lighting of the park is wonderful and offer a higher experience of the park than with daylight. The walk in the alleys was nice and beautiful. Then, the omnibus usually used on Main Street USA appeared magically, allowing to quickly move around the park and offering a new viewpoint.

This evening was an opportunity to ride and re-ride attractions that regulars make no more because of the waiting times. This was the case of Crush’s Coaster. Anyone ever dream to ride this attraction with 0 minute of waiting? And that was the case also for RC Racer or Ratatouille. Finally, came the time of the last ride, to say goodbye to the Tower of terror with the last lift of the evening. The overall feeling of the evening is to have been privileged among DLP visitors to enjoy and appreciate this moment of relaxation, rediscovery and surprises. The video below sums up the evening.

It is obvious that after this experience we will continue to participate in this type of special evening. The quality of the experience was there, the show, the actors with visitors, the photos, the exclusive merchandise - below the TOT key - the atmosphere, the light and sound of attractions with no wait time for our greatest pleasure. So many elements combined with the low number of visitors offers a very positive overall return and why we want more again and again even though the DJ Party was too big for the few visitors. Hoping that the next special evenings will have the same quality.

One more thing: What is literally incomprehensible is why DLP never played this show again since 2008, at least during the Halloween season, for which it would make a perfect evening show, if not all week at least the week-ends, and of course for the Oct 31 Halloween Party. It would have a huge success.

I'll have a new DLP update soon for you, in the meantime i remind you that Disneyland Paris celebrates its 26th Anniversary this month, on April 12, and D&M join to the celebration  by doing a special offer on the LAST English copies of the acclaimed Disneyland Paris book "From Sketch to Reality". 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. 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 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 it is 94€ ) 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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that all orders placed before April 17 will be sent in the next 48 hours, BUT orders arriving after April 16 will be sent only on May 6, as the "shipping dept" will be closed between April 17 and May 6. To avoid to wait too long to get the book, better place your order as soon as you can, thanks.

Also, as you know, D&M currently needs your support and if you don't own the book yet, ordering a copy is another great way to support Disney and more. If you don't wish to order the book, you can also send your donation - of the amount you wish - to the same address Paypal:   Thousand thanks to all of you who've already did it!

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

Pictures and Videos: copyright DLP Welcome