Friday, October 25, 2019

Is United Airlines New Inflight Safety Video Showing the Resistance Transport Vehicle of Galaxy's Edge Rise of the Resistance Attraction ?

To celebrate the epic conclusion of the Skywalker saga with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, in theaters December 20th, United is promoting safety in galaxies both near and far, far away with a new themed inflight safety video.

What makes it interesting, apart that it's a fun video to watch, is this shot - supposedly a scene in a Star Wars Exhibition in Sydney - showing a Resistance Transport vehicle ( picture above ). There is plenty of CGI in the video so this might be not a real set but my feeling is that it also very well could be the real decor of the Resistance Transport vehicle that guests will board when they will ride the awaited Rise of the Resistance attraction opening this December at WDW Disney's Hollywood Studios and next January at Disneyland. And this official rendering below for the Rise of Resistance ride, precisely showing the Resistance transport vehicle confirms that the one in the United Airlines footage looks exactly the same, so i put my bets that the one we see in the video was filmed inside the Rise of Resistance attraction.

In the meantime check the fun United Airlines video below!

Picture and video: copyright United Airlines

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Walt Disney and Trains Pictorial Update

Walt Disney love for trains is legendary and some time ago Rich Grant posted for The Huffington Post an article titled "How Walt Disney's Love of Trains Changed the World" that you can read HERE. I couldn't agree more with him, and today's D&M update bring you less known pictures of Walt with all kind of trains, starting below with his famous Carolwood miniature train.

Soon enough, Walt moved to real size ltrains and ocomotives with the Disneyland Railroad.

Ultimately, Walt's love for trains also materialized at Disneyland with the Disneyland Monorail, bringing two kinds of trains in the park, the Disneyland Railroad being the trains of the past and the Monorail the train of the future.

Pictures: copyright Disney

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

A Last Tribute to Disneyland Paris Main Street U.S.A Dapper Dan's Hair Cuts and Statue of Liberty Diorama

Last April Disneyland Paris announced that the greatly themed Dapper Dan's Hair Cuts barber shop in Main Street U.S.A will move from the Emporium to Liberty Arcade and will be rebuilt in the also greatly themed Statue of Liberty Inauguration Diorama. All this to make room for more merchandise space inside the Emporium. DLP fans were quickly outraged by such a stupid decision but so far it seems it hasn't been canceled.

So, when i was at DLP two weeks ago i didn't missed to take some great shots of both the Barber shop and the Statue of Liberty Diorama to make sure we'll have forever good pictures of these beloved places. You have the pictures below, starting by pictures of Dapper Dan's Hair Cuts, and make sure to read till the end as i also have an important announcement.

Let's move to Liberty Arcade nearby, for which like for all Main Street Imagineer Eddie Sotto was the show producer. Eddie is a fans of not only great themed design but also of each detail and we have to thank him forever for the beauty of the land, by far the best Main Street U.S.A of all Disney magic kingdoms! The Statue of Liberty Diorama below pay tribute to the moment of its inauguration in New York and to its creator Auguste Bartholdi.

I want to add that it's Artist and Imagineer Jim Michaelson - picture below - who designed all the murals and Imagineer Ed Johnson who art directed the Statue of Liberty Diorama. Sadly, Jim Michaelson passed away this year.

Now, as you've seen i had to stop Disney and more during the last four weeks for reasons explained previously. As promised i came back but the financial problems are not resolved yet so make sure to send your donation to D&M through Paypal at this link HERE:

You can also help D&M by placing your order for one of the very last copies of the Dinseyland Paris "From Sketch to Reality" book. I don't have anymore copies of the French edition but i still have TWO copies of the English updated regular edition, brand new, in perfect condition at 250€ + 26€ shipping ( these are the ones sold between $500 and $2000 ) on Amazon by others sellers.

And i also have TWO copies of slightly damaged of the very rare English collector's edition. Both are at 120€ which is a very very good price even slightly damaged on the cover ( but the inside of the book is not damaged ). Shipping worldwide is also 26€ for these two copies. You can see pictures and make your choice between these two copies in the article HERE.

In addition, there is also some GREAT surprise gifts for Disneyland Paris fans that will be sent to each buyer! Payment can be made via Paypal or credit card via Paypal. The total amount, including shipping costs must be sent via Paypal to:

 For any order - or if you don’t have a Paypal account and wish to pay with credit card - you must send me an email to: and indicate the NUMBER of the copy that interest you!

Thanks by advance for your support to Disney and more, and below pictures of some of the inside pages of the book!

Pictures: copyright Disney and more

Monday, October 21, 2019

Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker Final Trailer !

The final trailer of Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker is here, and it's a great one with plenty of new footage! The Rise of Skywalker will be in theaters December 20. You can get your tickets now at:


Picture and video: copyright Lucasfilm

Sunday, October 20, 2019

The Most Charming Tinkerbell Sculpture Ever Done

Disney released hundred of Tinkerbell sculptures among the years but one of the most charming they ever did is this Tinkerbell sleeping on a sunflower. All the beauty of it is coming from the size as both Tinkerbell and the flower are "real size" ( 10 / 12cm ), or at least the size that Tinkerbell is supposed to have. The sculpture and painting is amazingly good considering the size and Tink is a miracle of innocence on it. I had a look on eBay to see if there was some available and there is not currently but if you find it some day, don't hesitate to buy it as you will love it.

Pictures: copyright Disney and more