Saturday, January 19, 2019

Islands of Adventure Jurassic Park Roller Coaster Track Layout Revealed

As you may know Islands of Adventure Jurassic Park land is rumored to have works for a roller coaster planned to open in 2021, the year a new Jurassic World movie will be released. The coaster will use for a big part the land where was the extinct Triceratops Encounter before running in front of the Discovery Center and over the lake. OrlandoParkStop has posted a picture showing what will be the track and you have more about it in their article HERE

Alicia Stella from Theme Park Stop tells you all about the Jurassic Park Roller Coaster Rumored for Islands of Adventure in her new video below:

OrlandoParkStop is a real good site with apparently good insider sources, which deserves to be followed, so i added it in the list of websites of Disney News Central HERE and you'll find daily its latest posts on the left column under the banner looking like the one below.

Pictures and video: copyright OrlandoParkStop

Friday, January 18, 2019

BREAKING: Star Wars Galaxy's Edge "Rise of the Resistance" Ride Storyline Details Leaked

That's it, at six months of Star Wars Galaxy's Edge opening the full storyline of the 28 min long experience of the "Rise of the Resistance" ride are leaked, and if everything is right the ride is going to be a big, big WOW!

Attractions Magazine was the first to post an article with all the storyline of "Rise of the Resistance", and /Film did one too using Attractions Magazine infos, but i suggest you read both as /Film adds a bit more details.

That said, a big warning as MAJOR SPOILERS aawait you ahead in both articles!

Picture: copyright Disney

Breaking : Soaring: Fantastic Flight to Open July 23 at Tokyo DisneySea

Oriental Land Co., Ltd. announced that the new attraction Soaring: Fantastic Flight will open July 23 at Tokyo DisneySea!

Based on the popular attraction, Soarin’ Around the World, which has been enjoyed by Guests visiting the Disney parks outside of Japan, the attraction at Tokyo DisneySea will feature new scenes and visuals for an experience exclusive to the Park in Japan.

Soaring: Fantastic Flight is a flight motion-simulator attraction that will take Guests on a journey over famous landscapes of the world, while they experience the breezes and scents that match the various scenes. Guests of all ages can look forward to experiencing this attraction. This attraction will be available for “Happy 15 Entry” – an exclusive privilege that allows early entry to the Parks for Guests staying at a Disney hotel.

Background Story:
Nestled in the hills of Mediterranean Harbor, amidst the backdrop of an old-world Italian village, the Museum of Fantastic Flight is dedicated to humankind’s enduring dream of flying. Today, the museum celebrates Camellia Falco—a visionary innovator in the fledgling field of aviation—with a special retrospective of her life.

A grand tour of the museum includes a magical visit from the spirit of Camellia and culminates with Guests boarding her latest and greatest achievement—a flying vehicle of her own design called the Dream Flyer. Guests soon experience what Camellia believed, that our imagination can propel us into the future and take us everywhere in the world we wish to go. And before Guests know it, their spirits are sent soaring.

Attraction Facts and location:
Ride Duration: About 5 minutes (main show)
Capacity: 87 persons per theater
Number of Theaters: 2
Investment Amount: About 18 billion yen
DisneyFASTPASS: Available
Height Requirement: Must be 102 cm or taller

Pictures: copyright Disney - Oriental Land

Roar with Delight for Disneyland Paris Character-Filled, Wild New Season, The Lion King & Jungle Festival!

Roar with delight for Disneyland Paris character-filled, wild new season, The Lion King & Jungle Festival! DLP guests will bounce to the beat of the Pride Lands and beyond, only at Disneyland Paris from 30th June to 22nd September 2019 and discover two legends alive with fresh new shows and interactive experiences. The shows will happen both in Frontierland rebuilt Chaparral Stage theatre and at Adventureland. All details below!

Roar along to The Lion King: Rhythms of the Pride Lands stage show: 
Lead your pride to Disneyland Paris and ‘be prepared’ to live iconic moments from The Lion King like you’ve never lived them before. Immerse yourself in a brand new, world-exclusive stage show shaking and swaying to the sound of beating drums and hypnotic rhythms. And jump, swing and roar as a tribe of singers, dancers and acrobats dressed as Rafiki, Simba, Timon, Pumbaa, Nala, Mufasa and Scar brilliantly bring famous Pride Rock anthems to life before your very eyes.

Become the ‘King of the Swingers’ at The Jungle Book Jive musical show: 
Pack the bare necessities and embark on a colourful voyage of discovery through the Indian jungle in this musical extravaganza. Think you know The Jungle Book? Think again, as four fantastic, never-before-seen worlds add a whole new twist to this classic Disney tale. Join Baloo, King Louie and friends for a jumpin’ jungle dance-along, help explorer Mickey and his crew navigate a mysterious land, and discover a larger-than-life animal kingdom.

Bounce to the beat of a Djembe Joy Village: 
Lose yourself to the happiness of pulsating drumbeats with interactive musical moments in an African-inspired village. This is your chance to learn how to play the traditional African Djembe drum with the Djembe Academy and jump, jive, spin and shake to some awesome beats from the brilliant Hakuna Matamtams. Will you have jungle fun with King Louie? Or save your best moves for some joyful times with Rafiki?

Stomp to the hypnotic rhythm of Timon’s “MataDance”: 
Stomp over to Adventureland and line up alongside Timon, Pumbaa and some party performers for an interactive lesson of Timon’s “MataDance”. The festival vibes fill the air as you master each carefully choreographed step and Pumbaa tells his best worst jokes. Can you control your giggles and impress your friends with your very own stomping skills?

Make magical memories with Characters from classic Disney tales: 
Keep your eyes peeled for famous faces from The Lion King and The Jungle Book roaming Disneyland Park. This is your chance to spend special moments with your beloved Disney Characters, such as shaking hands with the wise Rafiki and ‘oobee dooing’ with the ‘King of the Swingers’ himself, King Louie. They can’t wait to meet you!

The Spectacularly Sparkly Disney Illuminations Show: 
Gaze in awe at Sleeping Beauty Castle as Mickey leads you through a dazzling Disney Illuminations extravaganza. Magnificent fireworks, incredible light projections and stunning special effects bring classic Disney tales and new stories to life, including The Lion King, Frozen and Pirates of the Caribbean. Lighting up Disneyland Park all year long.

Pictures: copyright Disney

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Rise of the Resistance Ride Full Experience Will Be 28 Minutes Long!

Don't miss Theme Park Stop by Alicia Stella's latest podcast below in which is leaked infos about how Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will be. There will be more than one type of ride systems included in preshow and exit systems. Lots of spoilers. The ride has 18 ride show areas and a lot of special effects. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance full experience will be 28 minutes long! Actually, Theme Park Stop by Alicia Stella finds a lot of new information on all parks, so don't miss it!

New International Poster for Disney’s Dumbo

Check out the brand-new International poster for Disney’s Dumbo, the Tim Burton's film soars into theatres March 29!

Picture: copyright Disney

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Shanghai Disney Resort Celebrates Chinese New Year with a Magical Take on Traditional Customs and Experiences

Shanghai Disney Resort is ready to usher in an auspicious Year of the Pig and help guests rediscover the joy of this much loved holiday by celebrating Chinese traditions with a special touch of Disney magic. Throughout the entire Chinese New Year period, from January 19 to February 19, the resort will offer guests an unforgettable Chinese New Year experience, with abundant offerings and activities that will celebrate Chinese customs and create fun new memories for families and friends of all ages. From new seasonal entertainment, to exclusive new merchandise, food and beverage delights, and beyond, Shanghai Disney Resort is offering an exciting and magical Chinese New Year experience for guests from near and far.

The resort’s brand-new holiday festivities were unveiled today during a Chinese New Year event held at the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel, where a host of celebrities gathered to share their own Chinese New Year memories and traditions. Among those participating were the renowned Shanghainese actress and leading film star, Pan Hong; internationally-recognized pianist, Kong Xiangdong; Olympic sailing champion, Xu Lijia; famous fashion designer, Ji Cheng; and the male lead performer of the Mandarin production of the Beauty and the Beast musical, Sun Dou’er.

The wide range of new shows and seasonal offerings across the resort will delight both local guests and those travelling to Shanghai from around the country and overseas. Underlining the celebrations this year will be the incredible Chinese New Year 2019 Firework Celebration: A Feast of Love and Light. On select evenings, special Chinese New Year fireworks will light up the night sky, and the hearts of guests, as beautiful colors and shapes dance overhead. Plus, for the first time ever, this year’s guests can bring the entire family to enjoy an unforgettable reunion dinner in the resort’s Shanghai Disneyland Hotel on February 4 and 5 - celebrating one of the country’s most important traditional meals while surrounded by breathtaking Disney magic.

Experience Magical Chinese New Year Customs with Every Step at Shanghai Disney Resort

Echoing the time-honored tradition of decorating homes for the New Year, from January 19 through February 19, Shanghai Disney Resort will be decked out in festive décor to create an enchanting New Year atmosphere for guests, complete with vibrant Mickey lanterns, Chinese couplets, floral garlands, peach flowers, paper decorations, and more. Shades of red and gold will be seen throughout the park, the resort, with Chinese New Year melodies completing the immersive New Year experience.

Throughout the holiday season, Mickey Avenue will be covered in traditional holiday decorations designed to immerse guests in the festive experience from the moment they begin their holiday adventure at Shanghai Disneyland. Here, guests will also have the opportunity to meet Mickey Mouse and his pals, as well as Duffy, ShellieMay, Gelatoni and StellaLou dressed in their newest Chinese New Year costumes, and take pictures together in front of photo backdrops inspired by the New Year. Goofy will also make special appearances in his God of Fortune costume, bringing extra energy and excitement to the festivities.

To welcome in the Year of the Pig, and wish guests a prosperous year ahead, Hamm - the hilarious pig from the Toy Story films - will be featured throughout the resort, signifying luck and good fortune. In the Garden of the Twelve Friends, the pig zodiac will also be adorned with golden coins and red couplets, creating a special photo opportunity for guests. A beautiful archway and spinning centerpiece in the Gardens of Imagination will also help create happy holiday memories as guests pose for pictures with family and friends.

Disney Magic Adds Extra Fun to Chinese New Year Traditions

Ceremonies and performances are an important part of Chinese New Year traditions, and this year, to welcome in the Year of the Pig, on January 25 - 26 and every day from February 4 - 10 and on the Lantern Festival (February 19), the nightly showing of Ignite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light will be topped off with the Chinese New Year 2019 Firework Celebration: A Feast of Love and Light.

Each morning throughout the entire holiday season, guests can also witness a customary drum ceremony near the Storytellers Statue. Here, Mickey and Minnie Mouse will preside over a daily performance that fills each day with good fortune and happy wishes. At special times throughout the day, Mickey and his pals will also gather in Celebration Square to celebrate the New Year with a special performance of Shanghai Swing. The entertaining dance moment features characters and dancers in vintage Shanghai-style costumes for a high-energy show that encourages guests to swing along.

The Wishing Garden will return this year as the Garden of the Twelve Friends undergoes a festive transformation into a special holiday-themed garden, with celebratory decorations centered on Hamm’s zodiac mosaic. Here, guests can write their New Year wishes down on wish cards - available in the Wishing Garden and at character meet and greet locations - then hang their cards in set locations around the garden area, sending out their hopes and dreams for a prosperous year ahead.

This year, guests can also discover a special Chinese New Year carnival at the Wishing Star Market in Disneytown, where they can continue their celebrations and shopping as they explore the diverse assortment of traditional Chinese snacks, and ornaments on display. In the center of the market, the Wishing Star Skating Rink will also provide fun skating experiences that guests of all ages will remember for years to come. The festive décor and charming photo locations throughout Disneytown will also give visitors another way to capture pictures and celebrate a prosperous Year of the Pig.

New Shanghai-inspired Surprises For the Holiday and Beyond

Pan Hong, who recorded the Mandarin voiceover for “Once Upon A Time” Adventure, is helping spread the holiday spirit at Shanghai Disney Resort this year with the release of the first-ever Shanghainese narration of the attraction’s opening scenes. On February 4 and 5, Pan Hong’s iconic voice will greet guest as they begin their Enchanted Storybook Castle adventure, witnessing the renowned story of Snow White set to a once-in-a-lifetime Shanghainese soundtrack.

January also sees the roll-out of an all-new Mickey in Shanghai travel collection - the latest addition to the popular Mickey in Shanghai merchandise line unveiled in late 2018. The brand new Shanghai-themed travel collection is exclusive to Shanghai Disney Resort and features classic images of Mickey and Minnie Mouse, along with reflections of Shanghai’s distinct culture, including iconic city landmarks, popular local snacks and Shanghainese phrases. From trendy totes, to travel accessories, apparel, home décor, treats, and beyond, the Mickey in Shanghai line, and its just-launched travel collection, provides a great selection of souvenirs to immortalize a visit, and great gift ideas for loved ones this holiday season.

Enjoy Family Reunions with Favorite Festive Flavors at Shanghai Disney Resort

The reunion dinner is a longstanding tradition in Chinese culture, and is the most important meal of the year for Chinese families. For the first time ever, on February 4 and 5, Shanghai Disney Resort will host special reunion dinners in the Cinderella Ballroom at the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel, delivering a signature experience for families and friends. Presented in customary style, the sumptuous dinner service will include dishes that not only taste delicious, but are also a feast for the eyes - with beautiful presentations and auspicious overtones. During the meal, children can take a break from the table to enjoy traditional paper-cutting activities, sugar painting, and can even try making their own dumplings. Guests will also be able to relax and enjoy a live screening of the Chinese New Year Gala on televisions throughout the ballroom.

Lumière’s Kitchen in the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel will also host a Chinese New Year Feast from February 3 to 10. Their magnificent buffet will include a wide range of fresh seafood, meats, traditional Chinese and western dishes and a vast variety of New Year-themed desserts that are sure to satisfy. Throughout the meal, guests will also have a number of opportunities to take family photos with Mickey, Minnie and other Disney friends dressed in authentic Chinese New Year costumes.

In the park, Wandering Moon Restaurant is offering a new range of dishes and services for guests looking to satiate their Chinese food cravings. Starting this Chinese New Year, the restaurant will launch a brand new series of Chinese dishes for guests to enjoy, from roasted duck, to BBQ pork, to Mongolian beef, plum pork ribs with garlic, and a wide range of other delectable choices, perfect for every palate. Plus, a new table service is being introduced for those guests looking to enjoy a more full-service dining experience during their park visit.

This year, the Royal Banquet Hall will debut a festive family reunion tabletop feast fit for a King or Queen for the Chinese New Year holiday. Designed to pamper guests with royal courtesy and a dash of Disney magic, guests will experience fairy tale delicacies with friends and family, including golden crab seafood soup, special Mickey-shaped braised pork knuckle, braised flounder, and much more, all served within the magical realm of the Enchanted Storybook Castle.

Remy’s Patisserie and Il Paperino are also releasing a new selection of unique Disney dishes, including Mickey cupcakes and blueberry cheesecake topped with Chinese copper-shaped chocolates, and Mickey cinnamon donuts green tea and red bean ice cream. Chip & Dale’s Chocolate Chestnut Skewers and a red bean soup with a cheese topping, available elsewhere in the park, will also provide the perfect remedy for those looking to satisfy their sweet tooth during the Chinese New Year season.

Bring the Magic Home and Share Best Wishes for a Prosperous Year Ahead

At this time of year, many people have fond memories of the new clothes and accessories they were gifted when they were young, as well as the red envelopes filled with auspicious blessings they received from senior family members. This year, Shanghai Disney Resort is honoring these beloved traditions by releasing more than 40 limited-edition Chinese New Year merchandise items that will serve as the perfect gifts for family and friends, with bountiful new items to take home in memory of the 2019 holiday.

The new Chinese New Year merchandise collection takes inspiration from customary colors and symbols in the Chinese culture. Vibrant red and gold hues reflect joy and prosperity, while the golden pig, lantern designs, couplets, gold ingots and other traditional elements help create a diverse array of holiday gift choices. Plus, Lucky Bags are back this year, filled with exclusive holiday merchandise inspired by Hamm the pig. Guests purchasing Lucky Bags will have the added chance to win roundtrip air tickets to Hong Kong, sponsored by China Eastern Airlines.

Guests can also find collectible new plush dolls, including Mickey, Duffy and their friends, dressed in traditional Chinese costumes. The classic red and gold colors carry over to the resort’s trendy new fashion line, with cross-body bags, adult fleeces, stylish New Year Minnie ponchos and brand-new sequined Minnie headbands. The New Year shopping experience continues with exclusive limited-edition Chinese New Year pins, exquisite red packet sets, festive home décor and calendars, and other collectible merchandise that commemorates the New Year in an unforgettable fashion.

Pictures: copyright Disney - Shendi

Monday, January 14, 2019

DLP Video Update : Legends of the Force: A Celebration of Star Wars Starts at DLP Walt Disney Studios !

Legends of the Force: A Celebration of Star Wars at DLP Walt Disney Studios started last Saturday and i have a full video update for you thanks to Max, D&M contributor and DLP Welcome webmaster, who was there Saturday for the webmasters event. Check all Max 4K videos below!

A Galactic Celebration Night Projection show - Backstage View:

First Order March:

The Imperial March:

Legends of a Galaxy Far Far Away:

New stage with three screens instead of one and towers with banners for this 2019 Legends of the Force season!

Max will be back soon for an new DLP update, in the meantime i remind you that all January the acclaimed Disneyland Paris book in its FRENCH eBook edition is available for 14,99€ only on the Apple and Google Android eBook Stores and even less on Amazon Kindle!

The 320 pages book tells all the story of the creation of the park and include 750 pictures and 250 WDI artworks AND 62 videos links to the best videos of the park and Imagineering! An English eBook edition will come soon. At the current 14.99€ price the eBook is at a sixth of what was the printed edition price, and you'll be able to read the eBook on your mobile devices as well as on your computer, and take it with you when you'll visit the park, so don't miss it!

You'll find it for Apple devices at the iBook Store HERE. For Android mobile devices on Google Play Books HERE, and for Amazon Kindle HERE. The special price will end January 31st, Amazon and Google do their own additional discount so you'll find i even cheaper than 14.99 there!

Pictures and videos: copyright DLP Welcome

Latest Aerial Pictures of Star Wars Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios !

D&M reader Nick Franklin from the U.K was five days ago at Walt Disney World and shot the pictures below showing the latest works on Star Wars Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios from helicopter and kindly sent them to Disney and more. Check them all, and thanks a lot to Nick!

Nick also shot "from the ground" these pictures showing ‘Floating’ rocks as view from the back of Galaxy’s Edge.

Pictures: copyright Nick Franklin