It's been a long time since i've posted my last Disneyland Paris update but i'm back on Disney and more as you know, and so are the DLP updates thanks to Max, D&M contributor and DLP Welcome webmaster. Space Mountain and the Nautilus re-open today after six months of renovation and in the part two that i will post on Monday we'll have also a look at others areas in the park which are in refurb or just reopened too.
But first, i remind you that i do a Special Summer Offer on the Disneyland Paris book until August 15 and it's the best offer ever! Not only you can order a book copy in its ENGLISH or FRENCH EDITION at 60€ ( + 15€ shipping worldwide ) but for the first time you can have a signed copy for the same price, 60€ instead of 90€ which was the regular price for a signed copy! The copy will be signed by me at your name or another name of your choice if you wish to offer the book to anyone you love. You can order the book easily by sending me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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O-Kay, there we go for the latest news. Disneyland Paris celebrates Space Mountain 20th Anniversary and after a renovation and technical refurb during 6 months, since January 12, the shareholders members and fan websites were invited to rediscover the attraction and attend a conference in celebration of these 20 years.
Yes, it's already 20 years since Disneyland Paris beloved attraction opened and we can tell you that the technical renovations will help to give to DLP guests an amazing journey beyond the stars. Truth be told it's a long time since we've seen the attraction with so much special effects. With time and wear, some had been lost but after six months of renovation all works great and big surprise, all projectors have been changed for better HD visual effects. In addition, some projections have been updated (such as the SuperNova effect) with a better contrast to make it more visible and bring out the details.
Apart the projections, the decors lighting is all operational and Space Mountain is now fully equipped with LED lights. Audio embedded is still the same, no change there. The ride is also the same ( Mission 2 version ) and the trains haven’t been changed yet and won’t be before 2017. The cannon smoke effect is back as well as the window opening on its side but the cannon still don’t go backwards at the moment of the launch. And i wouldn't bet it will work again even after the second rehab in 2017 as it has always been the effect on which they had a lot of problems and maintenance.
Some Changes are visible right from the ride entrance. The « Space Mountain Mission 2″ sign was restored and decorated, a new « single rider » line was added near the normal entrance and the single rider queue passes under the Columbiad cannon before going up to the mezzanine and then go down to the loading station.
DLP Nautilus also reopen today and legendary Nautilus specialist and Imagineer Tom Scherman would be proud to see his beloved submarine in such good condition, always "floating" in Discoveryland lagoon.
As i told you an event was organized for the reopening and although i couldn't attend the eventMax was there and here is "collectible" credential.
They also give a highly collectible Space Mountain brochure telling the full story of the ride! It would be a good idea if the park merchandise could release it in the park for everyone...
Then it was time for DLP Imagineer Laurent Cayuela who told the story of the ride in the Discoveryland theater, and Max has the full video of it. Plenty of original renderings ( which are all in my DLP book ) were shown and Laurent even talked about the Discovery Mountain project BUT the whole video is mostly in french only, except around 31 min during a video clip.
As you know it's nay Space Mountain and the Nautilus which have been renovated but Videopolis too and the Hyperion looks nicer than ever.
While we are in Discoveryland we'll have a look at the Jedi Training Academy which started recently, to the joy of all the young padawans facing Darth Vader and Stormtroopers. The decor built inside Videopolis is quite impressive but i still think the room is too big for a show which is more an happening than a real sophisticated show. But children love it, which is the most important.
Nearby at the Discoveryland Theater DLP guests can now enjoy a preview of Ant-Man.
Nothing else in the pre-show room except a countdown, they've been a bit cheap on this one, they could have put at least some TV Monitors with behind the scenes of the filming, for instance...
Don't miss the part two of this DLP update on Monday and in the meantime i remind you the Special Summer Offer on the Disneyland Paris book until August 15 and it's the best offer ever! Not only you can order a book copy in its ENGLISH or FRENCH EDITION at 60€ ( + 15€ shipping worldwide ) but for the first time you can have a signed copy for the same price, 60€ instead of 90€ which was the regular price for a signed copy! The copy will be signed by me at your name or another name of your choice if you wish to offer the book to anyone you love. You can order the book easily by sending me an email at: email@example.com
and specify if you want an english or french edition.
As the Euro is literally crashing since months it also mean that the book is now at its best price ever for our American friends as 60€ currently equals $68 only! It really is the best time ever to order the book as you save money thanks to the special offer AND you save money too thanks to the Euro / $US change rate!
To order your copy with this special offer just send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org and specify if you want an english or french edition. Paypal, bank transfer or credit card payment are accepted.
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