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Conner Purzycki’s 2/11/13 DLR Photo Report

Feb 11, 2013 by     No Comments    Posted under: Disney California Adventure, Downtown Disney

I took a quick trip to the Disneyland Resort today and captured a few photos from both Downtown Disney and Disney California Adventure.

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Starting in Downtown Disney, the stage by ESPN Zone is being replaced

AMC showing romance movies for Valentines Week 

Temporary stage setup down the way 

Over in DCA, the Glendale Hyperion bridge was painted again 

Here is the other side for comparison which still has the beige color 

World of Color just went though two weeks of refurbishment and I noticed some small new things 

Some new LED rings on some of the fountains 

and also a new mist screen nozzle on the front screen that looks a bit different than the old one 

The rear mist screen look the same as they did before. Just the front one is new it seems. 

Silly Symphony Swings is under refurb 

Neat Fun Wheel shirt 

DCA Poster Post Cards 

Swing by again soon! 

PHOTOS & VIDEO: Blue Sky Cellar Exhibit Opens Featuring Fantasy Faire & Mickey and the Magical Map

Jan 20, 2013 by     No Comments    Posted under: Disney California Adventure, Disneyland

The latest Blue Sky Cellar exhibit opened yesterday and features the new land coming to Disneyland this spring, Fantasy Faire. Photos courtesy of Tim Alcoser.

Starting out with the film show in the exhibit

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On to the photos 

Starting out with the large model of Fantasy Faire 

Royal Hall

Royal Theater 

Tangled Tower 

The show building 

On to some of the concept art, the exhibits were broken down into several different “steps” of the design process. 

First step is research. For Fantasy Faire, WDI researched the original fantasyland as well as the many expansions the land

Second step is “Blue Sky.” This steps shows some of the first drawings of what eventually became Fantasy Faire 

Third step is “concept” 

Fourth step is “feasibility,” turing the concept into something that can fit into the park and make it work 

Our first look at Maurice’s Treats which is a food cart for the area selling specialty baked items and possibly dole whips. 

A look inside Royal Hall 

An Owl Newl Post 

The Royal Hall logo 
The final step is Implementation

Poster for the Meet and Greet, Royal Hall 

Here is the sign for Fairytale Treasures, the merchandise location for Fantasy Faire. 

Neat tribute to Carnation Gardens 

Cool CGI concept of the area 

Neat art for Royal Hall 

Imagineers talked a lot about a neat music box in the land featuring Clopin from Hunchback of Notre Dame 

We are really excited about this. An outdoor Figaro animatronic will be placed on a window sill in fantasyland and every so often will wake up and try to grab a nearby animatronic bird. 

A new exhibit featured some concept art of Mickey and The Magical Map as well

The art on display of the show are concepts we have already seen 

Though one new piece of art shown was an overhead look at The Fantasyland Theater. According to this art, a pond we be constructed in front of the theater

The giant interactive map of DCA was removed and replaced with a piece of wall from Fantasy Faire. 

Stay tuned to DLNT as we continue our coverage of Princess Fantasy Faire opening this Spring inside Disneyland Park

Happy Lunar New Year Celebration Moves Across the Esplanade to Disney California Adventure Park

Jan 19, 2013 by     No Comments    Posted under: Disney California Adventure, Limited Time Magic '13

By Erin Glover on the Disney Parks Blog:

Happy Lunar New Year Celebration

Come celebrate the Year of the Snake when Happy Lunar New Year Celebration returns as part of “Limited Time Magic,” February 8-11 – this year at Disney California Adventure park! Lunar New Year is a time when Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese cultures celebrate the sun and moon beginning their journeys for another year.

From 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day in the Pacific Wharf area of the park, guests will enjoy unique cultural experiences, flavorful food offerings, unique merchandise, and colorful performances from dancers, musicians, and martial artists. Some of your favorite Disney characters will be there as well, such as Mulan, Mushu, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.

Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for more information about Happy Lunar New Year Celebration and “Limited Time Magic.”

Video: New Instant Concert!… Just Add Water With Main Street Electrical Parade Music

Jan 14, 2013 by     1 Comment     Posted under: Disney California Adventure

Watch as Paradise Bay comes to life with the symphonic sounds of the Main Street Electrical Parade’s Baroque Hoedown. It appears that the show can do a different set of songs when Maestro Goofy is unavailable to conduct the fountains.


The music is from an album recored by The Cincinnati Pops called Disney Spectacular.

Conner Purzycki’s 1/9/13 Photo Report

Jan 11, 2013 by     No Comments    Posted under: Disney California Adventure, Disneyland

Conner went to the Disneyland resort on the 9th of this month. He was able to capture photo’s of the Main Street U.S.A train station refurbishment and continued construction on Royal Hall. He also grabbed photo’s of all the renovations and entertainment happening in Frontierland. Conner captured some photos of Muppet Vision 3D which recently returned.

Main Street U.S.A Train Station in construction. 
Royal Hall Construction 
Royal Hall, formally known as fantasy faire, is set to open spring 2013.
Castle starts to peak above the walls. 
While construction continues in Frontierland, shops remain open. 
Big Thunder Mountain went under refurbishment Jan 8th, 2012 and will reopen in fall of 2013.
Big Thunder Tail is closed some days of the week to assist with Thunder Mountain construction. 
Sinage of Big Thunder Trail closing from Fantasyland. 
Mark Twain is under refurbishment. 
Haunted Mansion closed to take down holiday overlay. 
Billy and the Hillbillies playing to excite guests about the Golden Horseshoe Revue. 
Muppet Vision 3D back from vacation! Kodak signage soon to be removed due to Kodak not renewing their sponsorship. 

New Pins to Collect or Trade Coming to Disney Parks in 2013

By Steven Miller on The Disney Parks Blog:

New Pins to Collect or Trade Coming to Disney Parks in 2013
When I served as project manager for Disney Pin Trading, I was often asked by guests which pins they should collect or trade. My best advice for someone starting a Disney pin collection is to pick a certain theme and trade for what you like. For years, we have offered mini-collections that are an easy way to jump start a collection. I spoke with Jeanne Lewis, merchandiser for Disney pins, about some of these new collections arriving in 2013.

“We have new limited edition pin collections coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts next year,” explained Jeanne. “Some pins will be released each month, while others may be released every other month or once each quarter. I like these mini-collections because they have one consistent story. I also like making these pins extra special by adding different elements like stained glass or sculpted metal.”

New Pins to Collect or Trade Coming to the Disneyland Resort in 2013
Fans at Disneyland will see the next chapter of the “Piece of Disneyland Resort History” collection. For this series, Jeanne acquired costume pieces from the Creative Costuming team from various Audio-Animatronics figures. I like the “it’s a small world” pin that features pieces of the Japanese girl’s obi sash from the attraction’s final scene. Each pin in the series will have an edition size of 1,000.

The “Window to the Magic” collection is also coming to Disneyland Resort. This pin series features scenes from classic Disney animated films where magical things took place by windows. The pins in this series will have edition sizes of 1,000.

New Pins to Collect or Trade Coming to Walt Disney World Resort in 2013
For Walt Disney World Resort, there will be a pin-of-the-month collection called “Good Luck / Bad Luck.” This playful collection shows there are two sides to every story – lucky and unlucky. I thought the Flower pin was funny (poor Flower!). The edition size for these pins will be 1,000.

Surprise Pin Collections Coming to Disney Parks in 2013
I convinced Jeanne to let me tease two new surprise pin collections for 2013. There will be six different pins in each collection, released at various dates throughout the year. The Walt Disney World Resort collection is called “Remember When” and gives a nod to classic Disney attractions and characters. The Disneyland Resort collection has images of vintage Disney characters in stylized crests. The surprise pins will each have an edition size of 750.

I invite you to keep watching Disney.com/Pins for the latest news about pin releases. Happy trading!

Conner Purzycki’s 12/31/12 DLR Photo Report

Conner did the first photo report of 2013! He rang in the new year at the Disneyland Report and captured some magic!

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Special Barges have been installed for New Years Eve.
New Years Eve stage in front of Carthay Circle
These rocks just came out from behind tarps recently
These rocks was recently unveiled. 
You can see the difference between old and new. Perhaps a test for the upcoming BTMRR refurb??
New Years Eve Stage near It’s a Small World. 
Kodak opted to not renew their lease. Booth in Fantasyland will remain. 
Nothing going on in the fantasyland theater yet
Construction continues.
Honda Exhibit returns to Innoventions.
World of Color barge close up.
New Years Eve stage at Paradise Gardens. 
Construction continues on what was the Neverland Pool at The Disneyland Hotel. 
Mad T Party keeping the beat up to the new year.
Country singers entertain guests in Cars Land until the new year. 
Disney Pushed Glow with the Show ears this holiday. 
Incentives of exclusive stickers and seating were offered. 
Glow with the Show ears were being sold buy one get one free December 31st only. 

Video: World of Color – New Year 2012 – 2013

Jan 1, 2013 by     No Comments    Posted under: Disney California Adventure

Watch as Paradise Bay comes to life with fountains and fireworks as we ring in the new year at Disney California Adventure!

Believe in Magic with the 2013 Disney Parks Merchandise Collection

By Steven Miller on the Disney Parks Blog:

I generally believe I’m a lucky guy. I have two wonderful children, loving parents, an amazing girlfriend, and I work at the happiest place on Earth. While the New Year arrives with a number that some may consider unlucky, I believe that 2013 will be a lucky and magical year. Believing in magic is the theme that Disney Theme Park Merchandise selected for the 2013 dated art programs. The foundation for this new program is the style guide that Disney Design Group completed in November 2011. I recently took a closer look at the style guide to see what artwork is coming to merchandise in the New Year.

The 2013 style guide contains a variety of logos, graphics and patterns that give one consistent look for the merchandise. Artists and merchandisers can use elements from the style guide on all sorts of items fromdrinkware to plush to coffee mugs. Sorcerer Mickey and his hat are both prominently featured in the 2013 artwork. I particularly like how his silhouette was incorporated in the logos for Disneyland and Walt Disney WorldResorts (something I’ve not seen before). I also liked the creative use of “13” in the word “believe.”

At many merchandise locations in Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts, you will see visually impressive statements containing all kinds of 2013 merchandise. These statements make shopping easier for guests, as dated merchandise is some of the most popular souvenirs from Disney Parks.

Guests can also find an assortment of 2013 merchandise on the Disney Parks online store. One of the more unique items currently in the shop is a tie-dyed shirt for Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort that has Sorcerer Mickey and friends facing off against several Disney Villains.

Disney Design Group created alternate art program for 2013 that you may recall seeing in a recent Disney Parks Blog video. Stay tuned as I will be giving a closer look at the amazing oversized posters from the 2013 calendar that will also make their way to pins, Vinylmation, iPhone covers and apparel next year.

The Year of the Ear

Dec 28, 2012 by     No Comments    Posted under: Disney California Adventure, Disneyland, Events

Earlier today, Disney announced as part of their Limited Time Magic Promotion, they will be releasing special new mouse ears and head ware every month at Both The Disneyland Resort and The Walt Disney World Resort.

Some ears will be exclusive to respective parks.


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