Thursday, July 30, 2015

WDW DHS Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream and Voyage of the Little Mermaid to close at the end of September 2015 ?

According to WDW News Today "rumor has it that Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream and Voyage of the Little Mermaid at WDW Disney's Hollywood Studios will close at the end of September 2015." We should know more at D23 but in the meantime i've found for those of you who've never seen the great One Man's Dream exhibit a video filmed by WDWNT, and then jump to WDWNT short article HERE.

Video: copyright WDW News Today

Gorgeous Animated Tribute To Japanese Master Hayao Miyazaki

Dono has posted on Vimeo a GORGEOUS 3D Animation tribute to Japanese Animation master and genius Hayao Miyazaki. If you love Miyazaki animated films - and i hope you do! - you'll love this!

Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki from dono on Vimeo.

Video: copyright Dono 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Shanghaî Disneyland Update : New Pictures and Video !

We're back at Shanghaî today for a new update on Shanghaî Disneyland! With almost everything about the park and resort announced by Bob Iger two weeks ago there's not a lot more to learn right now, but there is still more to see thanks to a Chinese TV report which include some interesting shots. Some of them were filmed one or two months ago but that's not the problem when they show any part of the park we've not seen before.

We'll start by interesting shots of the SDL model filmed when Iger did its announcement and this first one on the top shows the park entrance. On the one below you can see the entrance of Disney Town -  the park entrance is in the background on the top right -  and the big structure in the foreground is most probably the World of Disney store.

Next is an interesting shot showing the Journey to the Crystal Grotto boat ride model with SDL castle in the background.

And this last one shows Roaring Rapids, the loading area in the foreground, with Camp Discovery in the background, on the right.

Time now to have a look at pictures of the park, starting with these shots of the works on SDL Castle.

This next picture shows SDL castle in the background with Tomorrowland elevated walkways in the foreground.

Next pictures are close shots on the Roaring Rapids mountain with workers working on it. All these screen captures are not very sharp but the original video was in low-res and, after enhancement, this is the best we can get.

The next picture shows something more difficult to guess but i think it's Shipwreck Shore in Treasure Cove - you can guess the wrecked ship...

Another ship - may be the same one? - in Treasure Cove.

SDL Pirates of Caribbean fortress and the ride show building in Treasure Cove, seen more or less from behind.

The last three pictures show the same building. The question is: which one? It could be El Teatro Fandango where will take place the Pirates stunt show... but the red color of the structure as well as the art-deco design on the top makes me think that it could be the Walt Disney Grand Theater in Disney Town. The bets are open!

All-right, as i'm sure you want to see the video from which i did these screen shots, here it is, and see you soon for a new Shanghaî Disneyland update!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Disneyland Paris Update Part Two : Renovations Everywhere !

As promised, here is the part two of the Disneyland Paris update, with pictures of Max Fan, D&M contributor and DLPWelcome webmaster. If you've missed the part one of this article about the reopening of a renovated Space Mountain you'll find it HERE.
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Although the fences are now out in Discoveryland others areas of the park remain in renovation and others parts are already finished...

Right at the park entrance the renovation of the ground of Fantasia Gardens is still going on...

This week is cold and rainy at DLP with 22° maximum but warm weather should be back for the week-end. And it was hot when Max shot these pics, with plenty of guests in Main Street U.S.A.

Behind the castle the Carousel de Lancelot is now reopen, but was not yet when Max shot the pictures.

One of the most spectacular renovations is the one of Fantasyland pools all around Dumbo, the result is stunning and the color of the water never looked as clear as this since DLP opening day!

That said, another great result of DLP renovation is at Adventureland Bazaar which has been repainted and the ground completely redone. Great work.

We move  now to Frontierland where the « Rustler Roundup Shootin’ Gallery » is now reopen after its renovation. The roof is renovated, signs are back and painting was done on the facades.

Let's end with pictures of DLP day parade and DLP 2015-2016 ambassadors welcomed 200 children from Paris to spend a day at the park and enjoy the parade.

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Pictures: copyright Max Fan - DLP Welcome