Tuesday, August 30, 2016

LAST DAYS TO ENJOY THE SUMMER SPECIAL OFFER ON THE DISNEYLAND PARIS BOOK "FROM SKETCH TO REALITY" AS IT ENDS AUGUST 31ST!

Editor's Note: TODAY AND TOMORROW ARE THE LAST DAYS TO ENJOY THE SUMMER SPECIAL OFFER ON THE DISNEYLAND PARIS BOOK "FROM SKETCH TO REALITY" AS IT ENDS AUGUST 31ST!




Discover the whole book in the video below and details about how to order below: 
The Disneyland Paris, From Sketch to Reality book in English updated or French collector's edition is at 60€ only ( + 15€ shipping ) until August 31, so don't miss it while it last as it is the last copies of the book! And there is always the great surprise gift coming with each order!

The book is the perfect gift for Disney parks fan! Click on the link below to have a look inside the book and to order your copy or use the Paypal button below! Make sure to send me an email then at: neverlandeditions@gmail.com  to tell me if you order an English or French edition.

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Special note to buyers with a shipping address in ITALY or BELGIUM : For shipments to Belgium or Italy, the shipping cost is 25 €.

Do not miss this Summer special offer, and to place your order please send an email to: neverlandeditions@gmail.com  - Please let me know in your email if you want the english or french edition!

You can pay by Paypal, credit card or bank transfer. Paypal payment must be sent to the same email address: neverlandeditions@gmail.com or you can also use the Paypal button on D&M right column, make sure to choose how many copies you want. The Paypal button works for both french or english edition but confirm me by email or in your Paypal payment which edition you want ( english or french ).
Also note that the Paypal button on D&M includes an additional discount for those who want to order 2 or 3 copies instead of one. 

If you do NOT have a Paypal account you can pay by credit card, or bank transfer, just send me an email about it at: neverlandeditions@gmail.com


Disneyland Paris Low-Light HD Videos by Dan McNeely



I've posted before on D&M many videos of Dan McNeely who do some really good low light videos of Disneyland and WDW rides. Yesterday, Dan sent me an email to let me know that he was back from Disneyland Paris where he filmed several low light videos last week, and here are the first ones he put on line on Youtube!

We'll start by the video of Peter Pan's Flight which include the new projection effects as it was shot last week.




Next is Phantom Manor, and although there is sometime a bit of "noise", overall he did a pretty good job on this one knowing how dark it can be during the ride, .




Dan also filmed the Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril rollercoaster, this time during day light.




Dan also went to the Walt Disney Studios and filmed the Ratatouille ride.




Last but not least - as Dan will post more DLP videos soon - here is one of WDS Crush Coaster!




Thanks a lot to Dan McNeely and make sure to check the Summer Special Offer for the DLP book which ends tomorrow August 31!

Videos: copyright Dan McNeely

Monday, August 29, 2016

Mary Poppins Attraction Concept, by Tony Baxter



The folks of D23 have posted a great video with Disney Legend and Imagineer Tony Baxter in which Tony shares a great concept of a never realized Mary Poppins attraction that he designed a long time ago, even before he entered Walt Disney Imagineering - still called WED at that time. Don't miss it!




Don't miss too this other video, always about Mary Poppins, in which Disney artist and historian Stacia Martin and Tony Baxter tell how Walt and his staff employed nearly every skill they had learned in filmmaking to produce the movie.




Video: copyright Disney

Macau Studio City's Franz Harary House Of Magic Full Show



Starting the week on D&M with a great magic show is not a bad idea and this is what i suggest we do today. Studio City is the latest Hotel Casino in Macau. Designed by Gary Goddard' Goddard Group the hotel also include the ""House of Magic of magician Franz Harary,  a multi theaters magic experience and the great Imagineer Tim Delaney designed part of it, see Tim renderings above and below, click on each to get them in HD.


Franz Harary's House of Magic is now celebrating its first anniversary and you'll find a first video below which shows a best-of of what guests experience during their visit of the House of Magic.




The final act is Franz Harary "Mega Magic" 35 minutes show and, lucky you, i've found on Youtube a video showing the entire show! The show includes some brilliant magic acts but also use some impressive background video effects on giant screens, so don't miss it!





Video: copyright Franz Harary

"The Making of Shanghaî Disneyland" Video




Disney released a great 6.35 min video titled "The Making of Shanghaî Disneyland", which is a mix of footage previously released before with new footage. Here it is below!




Picture and video: copyright Disney

Saturday, August 27, 2016

DLP Update : Disneyland Paris Announces the Season of the force, a Tour of Parks Renovations, and more...



I've got a new Disneyland Paris update for you this week-end, thanks to Max, D&M contributor and DLP Welcome webmaster. But first, as we are four days before August 31, i remind you that the great Summer Special Offe ron the awesome Disneyland Paris book is ending in four days and it's still time to order your own copy at 60€ only ( + 15€ shipping worldwide, except Belgium and Italy for which shipping is 25€. Payment can be done by Paypal, credit card or bank transfer, see more at the end of the article or send me an email at: neverlandeditions@gmail.com



And now, let's move to the parks! The weather in France is now extremely hot. There is a brightness so unusually strong, severals pictures were difficult to shoot. It is so hot and beautiful, i wonder how DLP Cast Members do to survive...

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Main Street USA station still awaits the return of his « EDRR » medallions. And a nice Welcome Committee awaits us under the station by playing some Star Wars and Frozen themes.

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Refurbishment of the facade of Ribbons & Bows Hat Shop until November.




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DLP Castle under a totally clear blue sky with no clouds, this don't happen every day!

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Let's go to Discoveryland… and by the way when you arrive at the entrance of the land, yes, there is no doubt!

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Discovery Lagoon has been cleaned and refilled and the the roof of Space Mountain: Mission 2 will be soon cleaned and repainted.

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The incredible low wait for Space Mountain Mission 2 (and Pirates of the Caribbean) shows the disastrous summer that is experiencing the destination. At noon, there was only a five minutes wait for each of the attractions, and this when large areas and attractions are still closed for rehabilitations. This sad score will not be without consequences for the Resort for the coming months with reduction in all departments budgets. For example, the rehabilitation of Studios Tram Tour was canceled and rescheduled as a simple refurbishment, when a new staging of the decors elements was expected. Restrictions that can even go into the programming of the 25th anniversary. Also some restaurants are now closed in view of the low number of visitors (ex: Pizza Planet). And about DLP Cast Members, if this crisis of visitors continues, the Park may  reduce the staff while hiring new CM are currently stopped. We are in a classic management crisis.

Well, let’s continue!
The Pizza Planet Restaurant is closed and the sign has been removed.

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On the area of « Star Tours: The Adventure Continues » scaffoldings are installed around the future meeting point of Star Wars characters

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This week the Park was shooting its advertising for DLP 25th anniversary (starting april 2017) and the Season of the Force (from January to March 2017)

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Let's move to the castle too see the mechanical crane allowing artists to perform the repainting of the castle.

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At Adventureland, the Galleon is currently under scaffolding… but we secretly hope that the cracked mast and the sails which were dirty because of the climate will be replaced.

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The renovation of Adventure Isle is not totally complete, as the part with the « boat wreck » located between Swiss Robinsons Treehouse and the Galleon hasn’t been touched during the renovation of the island. The reopening to the guests of this part of the island could be compromised.

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12 000 ! This is the number of Pineapple Whip sold by Disney in just two months! It is a very good score for a new product launched without advertising, on a single point of sale with nothing special.

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At Frontierland, the renovation of Big Thunder Mountain continues with the painters specialized in climbing, but also the return of rocks at the base of the isle, meaning the end of the renovations on this part of the site. Also,  some plants are back on the mountain.


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Let's move to Walt Disney Studios Park, would we ?

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The big announcement this week for 2017 was undeniable the SEASON OF THE FORCE!
"Soon, in a future not so far away, Disneyland Paris will awaken the Force with an all-new and exclusive celebration of the Star Wars saga featuring live characters and stunning entertainment.
For a limited time only, in early 2017, Disneyland Paris will be gripped by the Season of the Force:
The Walt Disney Studios Park will present a giant night-time spectacular, which will transport guests into the heart of the Star Wars saga. This show, only available at Disneyland Paris, will combine live entertainment, breathtaking special effects and an epic sound and light show projected on the Park’s most iconic architecture.
Throughout the day, guests will also come face to face with heroes from the Star Wars universe. Encounter a patrol of Stormtroopers, face some of the most powerful members of the Dark Side or join the rebellion with the friendly Chewbacca.
This experience is guaranteed to dazzle everyone, from the youngest Padawan to the wisest Jedi. From 14 January to 26 March 2017, come to the Walt Disney Studios Park and let the force be with you with Star Wars, Season of the Force."

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Here is a first TV Ad released by the park to promote their upcoming Season of the Force.



A bit more thanks to DLPToday:

Feel the full power of Star Wars with the Disneyland Paris Season of the Force From 14th January to 26th March 2017, Disneyland Paris awakens with the Season of the Force. Summon your inner Jedi and lead your young Padawans to Walt Disney Studios Park for an intergalactic extravaganza, where a spectacular nighttime show blasts you to the heart of the Star Wars saga. During the day, the light or dark side, you must choose. But be sure to pick wisely, as the fearful First Order march perilously close and stormtroopers patrol the streets. And if it’s more of the Force you’re after, fulfil your destiny at the Jedi Training Academy in Disneyland Park.

The light or dark side, you must choose
Let the Force guide you to Production Courtyard in Walt Disney Studios® Park for an extraordinary example of galactic might. Will you submit to the dark side? Or does your path lead to the light side?


Behold the power of the dark side
Blast off to Walt Disney Studios Park and witness the wicked wonder of Captain Phasma leading a battalion of stormtroopers on an iconic military march.

Projection show on Hollywood Tower Hotel:
Let the Force light up your night
Make your way to Walt Disney Studios Park for a sensational show in front of Hollywood Tower Hotel, as light projection, special effects and live characters turn darkness into spectacular scenes from the Star Wars saga.

Are you the rebel they’re looking for? Keep a cool head in Walt Disney Studios® Park because some stormtroopers are patrolling Production Courtyard and they’re on the hunt for rebel spies.

The Place of the Stars will be a great place to watch this Star Wars night show on the Tower of Terror (most probably inspired by the fireworks at WDW Disney Hollywood Studios). That said, the trees could significantly hide the view during the show if nothing is done.

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We'll give you more news about this Season of the Force when we have more, and Max will be back soon for a new DLP update on D&M and in the meantime i remind you that the Grand Summer Special Offer has started for the Disneyland Paris, From Sketch to Reality book in English updated or French collector's edition at 60€ only ( + 15€ shipping ), so don't miss it while it last as it is the last copies of the book which will not be reprinted! 


The offer ends on August 31 but please note that all orders shipping will be done now early September for holiday reasons. As we're approaching the last copies please don't wait until September to place your order if you want to be sure to get a copy of this fantastic book! And there is always the great surprise gift coming with each order!

The book is the perfect gift for Disney parks fan! Click on the link below to have a look inside the book and to order your copy or use the Paypal button below! Make sure to send me an email then at: neverlandeditions@gmail.com  to tell me if you order an English or French edition.

Special note to buyers with a shipping address in ITALY or BELGIUM : For shipments to Belgium or Italy, the shipping cost is 25 €.

Do not miss this Summer special offer, and to place your order please send an email to: neverlandeditions@gmail.com  - Please let me know in your email if you want the english or french edition!

You can pay by Paypal, credit card or bank transfer. Paypal payment must be sent to the same email address: neverlandeditions@gmail.com or you can also use the Paypal button below or on the right column, make sure to choose how many copies you want.
The Paypal button works for both french or english edition but confirm me by email or in your Paypal payment which edition you want ( english or french ).
Also note that the Paypal button includes an additional discount for those who want to order 2 or 3 copies instead of one.

If you do NOT have a Paypal account you can pay by credit card, or bank transfer, just send me an email about it at: neverlandeditions@gmail.com

Disneyland Paris From Sketch to Reality Book
 

Those of you who have never seen the book will find below a video presentation of the full book which will show you each of the 320 pages of the book AND you can see more pictures on the book website HERE.

Although you've probably heard about this beautiful book, many of you may have never seen a copy of it. So we've done a video presentation of the full book which will show you each of the 320 pages of the book! The book includes 750 pictures of the park, including 250 gorgeous renderings of Walt Disney Imagineering and stunning pictures of the park seen from above. The book is so big that it took us seven and a half minutes to show you the full book, and that's without stopping turning each pages! So, if you want to have a closer look at a page don't hesitate to stop the video!



 

Videos: copyright Alain Littaye, DLPWelcome