From Shawn Slater of Disney Parks Blog:
In the newest Disney Fairies movie “Secret of the Wings,” coming to Blu-ray and DVD October 23, Tinker Bell journeys into the mysterious world of the Winter Woods, where curiosity and adventure lead her to an amazing discovery and reveal a magical secret that could change her world forever. In the Winter Woods, Tinker Bell meets Periwinkle, a frost fairy who turns out to be Tink’s sister, born of the same baby’s laugh.
Soon, you’ll be able to meet Periwinkle, too, as we bring a bit of the Winter Woods to Tinker Bell’s Magical Nook at Magic Kingdom Park and Pixie Hollow at Disneyland park. These areas will receive a sparkling layer of snow and ice, creating the perfect environment to greet Periwinkle and make her feel at home. Even Tinker Bell will be dressed for the occasion, wearing her warm, wintry ensemble from the film.
Look for Periwinkle to join her sister at Disneyland and Magic Kingdom parks, beginning in mid-September.
Our very own Myrna Litt is back with a new photo report from the Disneyland Resort:
The Orange Stinger swinging structure is completely gone
Doors have been put on to some of the World of Color lighting tower structures
Trees are starting to go up in Paradise Park
Looks like they are going for gray colored rocks by California Screamin’ and brown colored rocks by the Golden Zephyr
Enter for your chance to meet Tinker Bell and see the Disneyland® Resort in a whole new light as Summer Nightastic generates high-energy excitement, from June 12 through August 23!
Fairies fans will be mesmerized by Pixie Hollow Enchantment, an after dark, twinkling light show that unites the Fairies’ hidden talents in a celebration of summer. Watch in awe as pixie dust cascades across the landscape and playful fountains spring to life. This special summertime event features favorite nighttime entertainment re-imagined with spectacular state-of-the art effects – plus an all-new fireworks show.
Fairies fans will delight in a more-dazzling-than-ever Disney’s Electrical Parade, led by Tinker Bell in a brand-new scene, and with two classic scenes making their triumphant return!
ENTER NOW for your chance to win a family vacation for four to experience Summer Nightastic*. One lucky winner will enjoy:
- A special meet-n-greet with Tinker Bell
- Four 4-day Disneyland® Resort Park Hopper Tickets
- Accommodations at a Disneyland® Resort hotel
- Round-Trip airfare for the winner and three guests
For the full contest rules and to enter for a chance to win, visit www.PixieHollow.com (click on the “News and Events” tab and then the “Contests” button) and then log in between now and June 29, 2009 11:59 AM PST.
* Travel must be completed by August 23, 2009, to experience the Summer Nightastic offerings.
Disney has released two press releases on the two smaller items of Summer Nightastic. First up, Pixie Hollow Enchantment:
ANAHEIM, Calif. (June 12, 2009) – Summer nights at Disneyland Resort will sparkle with more pixie dust than ever this year as Tinker Bell and her fairy friends unite to create an iridescent light show in their first appearance under the stars, at Pixie Hollow Enchantment.
WHAT: Tinker Bell and her friends have been welcoming guests into their Pixie Hollow home, tucked into the glen near the entrance to Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland, since fall of 2008. This summer, for the first time, nighttime visitors will find magical surprises at Pixie Hollow and see the nearby pond come to life in twinkling light shows.
WHEN: Nightly, at 15 minute intervals, beginning Friday, June 12, and continuing through Sunday, Aug. 23, at Pixie Hollow.
THE MAGIC: Pixie dust cascades across the landscape and radiates down into the pond. Even the water becomes enchanted as playful fountains spring to life, pop jets perform with whimsical precision and sparkling strobes shine throughout Pixie Hollow.
LUMINOUS COLORS: The dazzling light show features an array of luminous colors, from the deepest blues to brilliant reds to the most marvelous whites.
PIXIE MUSIC: The magical score transforms the fairy land after dark and includes all-new songs inspired by the film score from the popular movie, “Tinker Bell.”
LED LIGHTS: Sparkling, dazzling and twinkling effects are created by 1,000 LED strobe lights that use as much as 50 percent less energy than regular incandescent lights. In addition, the attraction is enhanced by colored LED fixtures both in the landscaped areas and in Pixie Dust Lake. While using less energy, the LED fixtures allow the color of the landscape and water to interact with the music.
SHOW DIRECTOR’S COMMENT: “Everyone will be swept away by the great music and shimmer of pixie dust at Pixie Hollow this summer,” said Denny Newell, show director for Pixie Hollow. “This little gem of an addition to Nightastic! combines so many of the elements that make Disneyland the place where dreams come true – great storytelling, cutting-edge technology and, of course, heart.”
And secondly, the TLT Dance Club at the Tomorrowland Terrace:
ANAHEIM, Calif. (June 12, 2009) – This summer guests at the Disneyland Resort will celebrate life’s milestones in a huge party under the stars, Summer Nightastic!, and Disneyland will rock like never before at the new, exciting TLT Dance Club in Tomorrowland.
WHAT: Tweens, teens and families will be drawn to the TLT Dance Club at Tomorrowland Terrace in Disneyland. Dazzling décor includes an illuminated DJ console, where the TLT Dance Club DJ will spin the hottest dance tunes, guaranteed to keep Tomorrowland rockin’ all night.
THE SCENE: The music is pulsing, lights are flashing and Disney performers keep the energy flowing and the moves going. Summer nights get a lot hotter as guests get their groove on at this smokin’ summer hotspot. What’s more, guests can snag giveaway items and also test their Disney knowledge in a variety of fun trivia contests.
WHEN: Nightly, beginning Friday, June 12, and continuing through Sunday, Aug. 23, at Disneyland park.
THE MUSIC: Popular Top-40 bands—including Suburban Legends, Reunion, Tomasina and The Bolts—and DJs from the hottest radio stations in LA and San Diego crank up the music and pump up the energy from a stage flanked by flaming columns. The dance floor will be as jam-packed as the schedule:
June 12 to 13 – Suburban Legends
June 15 to 18 -102.7 KIIS-FM
June 19 to 20 – Reunion
June 22 to 25 – Star 94.1 San Diego
June 26 to 27 – Tomasina
June 29 to July 2 – Latino and La Raza
July 3 to 4 – Suburban Legends
July 6 to 9 – 104.3 MYfm
July 10 to 11 – The Bolts
July 13 to 16 – POWER 106
July 17 to 18 – Tomasina
July 20 to 23 – Super Estrella
July 24 to 25 – Reunion
July 26 – Instant Replay
July 27 to 30 – 102.7 KIIS-FM
Aug. 3 to 6 – Channel 933 San Diego
Aug. 10 to 13 – 104.3 MYfm
Aug. 14 to 15 – Reunion
Aug. 17 to 20 – POWER 106
Aug. 21 to 22 – Tomasina
Performances on other dates to be determined
GET YOUR GLOW ON: Guests will light up the night and the dance floor with glow-in-the-dark necklaces and flashing bracelets available at the TLT Dance Club.
VIRTUAL SHOUT-OUTS: Teens and tweens can give virtual “shout-outs” to friends and family by texting the TLT Dance Club, and the texts will appear on giant plasma screens.
“TOP 8@8” COUNTDOWN: What’s more, club-goers can text their favorite songs to TLT Dance Club and the top tunes will be played in a totally cool countdown, “Top 8@8” countdown.
Disney put up a new website today promoting “Summer Nightastic!”. This new website offers an overview of the new entertainment experiences coming this summer (the new fireworks show Magical, changes to Disney’s Electrical Parade and Fantasmic, nighttime lighting of Pixie Hollow, and the TLT Dance Club at the Tomorrowland Terrace), 2 commercials (one an overview of “Summer Nightastic!” and the other on the changes to Fantasmic), and lots more. There’s also a downloadable 3D Fantasmic dragon, as well as a pdf of the entire schedule for the summer over at the TLT Dance Club.
Bellow are a few screen-shots from the website:
The new Cheshire Cat in Disney’s Electrical Parade is featured on this page
The Disneyland by Day and Night page has the familiar concept art of the new Tinker Bell float in Disney’s Electrical Parade
To view this amazing website, click HERE.
It’s once again for a photo report from our very own Chuck Canzoneri:
The walls came down at Pixie Hollow on Wednesday
This is the new fountain with octopus shaped lighting
While it is very obvious that the lighting is there, it still does look quite nice
A Cast Member at Pixie Hollow said the lights won’t be active until they finish installing the ones in the trees
Today was another one of those days with a lot of articles coming out, so I once again thought I’d post a news round-up:
-D23 has an interview with “Celebrate! A Street Party” show producer Denny Newell:
Already a hit with Guests, Celebrate! A Street Party hits the ground running (literally!) at Disneyland on a daily basis. “With this year’s What Will You Celebrate? event, we really wanted to create an interactive dance party,” Disneyland Entertainment Productions Senior Show Producer Denny Newell tells D23. “We thought the best way to celebrate all your special occasions was to throw this dance party.”
As Celebrate! grooves its way through Disneyland, Guests get to see some of their beloved characters jam to some favorite tunes — like Mary Poppins and Bert swinging along to Joan Jett’s classic “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll.” “We wanted to include the characters,” Denny explains. “We’ve done it before in things like Main Street Hop and Party Gras where [characters] were a little out of their element but we keep them in character. Mary Poppins doesn’t sing ["I Love Rock 'n' Roll"] because Mary Poppins wouldn’t sing that song. But I think they’re all having a lot of fun with it. We wanted to keep it retro hip — the way we designed the costumes and floats in the style of What Will You Celebrate?, harkening back to some of the successes like Main Street Hop and Party Gras but bringing a new edge to it and pushing the envelope a little bit with the music like ‘I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll’ and ‘Cup of Life,’ which we now do in Spanish.”
The fun will last all summer — which is a long time to party for Cast Members who perform the happening three times during each route (Celebrate! has three stops along its way between it’s a small world and Main Street, U.S.A.). How does the incredible cast keep up the intensity? “Youth?” Denny cracks. “I’m really happy with the cast. They do a great job and keep the energy up from the first show to the last show. There are some moments where they get a break. The opening number — the swing number — they really have to use all their energy. When they bring Guests out for the conga, they have to keep their Disney smiles up but that’s a bit of a breather. And the parade music, although high energy, we’ve given them some breaks in there. We’ve allotted time so they can pace themselves throughout. It’s a matter of learning that.”
As for the upcoming, potentially sizzling summer months: “We have some modifications as it gets hotter and hotter to give them a bit of a break and still keep the show up for Guests.” Denny notes the characters, whose costumes can become pretty warm, will receive a respite. “The characters have choreography on the float and they do a lot of rotations. So we may keep them on the float still in that position but they would wave instead of doing the choreography. They average Guest wouldn’t notice that. And they still see the character.” Denny adds with a laugh, “I would notice it, and I want it to get cooler so they can do the choreography again!”
-D23 also has an article about this year’s California Food and Wine Festival:
Food and wine. Two words that make food fans and oenophiles stand up and cheer. Well, Disney’s California Adventure is bringing Guests 45 straight days of culinary cheer with the fourth annual Disney’s California Adventure Food & Wine Festival which recently started at the Disneyland Resort.
“We’re really focused on the cultures, experiences, and flavors from all around the world that have influenced California,” explains Gary Maggetti, Disneyland’s Food & Beverage Marketing Manager.
In addition to reserved events including wine experiences with celebrity vintners like John Lasseter and Tommy Lasorda and “Sweet Sundays” featuring delightful desserts from renowned chefs, “we have over 600 complimentary Guest experiences available,” Disneyland’s Food and Beverage Marketing Manager, Gary Maggetti, tells D23. “They feature complimentary culinary demonstrations with over 100 of our resort chefs — chefs from Downtown Disney, Disneyland, the Resort Hotels and Disney’s California Adventure.”
The festival runs now through June 7 — a big expansion from previous years. “Last year was our big experiment, where we started mid-week content,” Gary reveals. “We did 26 days straight, but not all areas were active. This year it’s 45 days. Every single event space is active so it doesn’t matter if you come during the week or on the weekend.”
That gives Guests more opportunities than ever before to interact with Disney talent. “The number one piece of feedback that we have gotten from our Guests is that they want that one-on-one connection,” Gary says. “They get to say, ‘I got to meet the chef from Club 33!’ or ‘I got to meet the chef from Goofy’s Kitchen!’ I think a lot of our Guests are appreciative that they get to peek behind the curtain a little bit and learn more about the individuals.”
The theme of the Festival — which offers cooking demonstrations, tastings and interactive experiences — is “World Celebration.” “We’re really focused on the cultures, experiences and flavors from all around the world that have influenced California,” Gary explains. “We’re talking about cooking methods and different recipe ingredients and how they have came into the culture of the state of California.”
And of course, there’s the wine, too! Guests unfamiliar with the Festival are in for a treat when they enter the gates at Disney’s California Adventure. “Any Guest who buys a ticket and walks into the park [may] be delightfully surprised that they may find one of the greatest wine makers in the wine is pouring complimentary samples of his wine — one of the greatest wines in the world,” beams Michael Jordan, general manager and master sommelier for Disney’s exquisite restaurant Napa Rose. “These are wines you can’t even buy! It’s really exciting.”
“Any Guest who buys a ticket and walks into the park [may] be delightfully surprised that they may find one of the greatest wine makers in the wine is pouring complimentary samples of his wine,” says Michael Jordan, general manager and master sommelier for Disney’s exquisite restaurant Napa Rose.
And if Guests are overwhelmed by their choices, help is ready and waiting. “The festival welcome center is essential to helping our Guests plan their days,” Gary notes. “When you walk in, there are hosts there who help you make reservations for some of our signature events, if you want. They tell you who some of the celebrity chefs are there that week. They will help you navigate. It’s almost a concierge service.”
Even if you don’t attend one of Food & Wine’s events, you still can sample the delectable eats on offer. “You can experience the festival by visiting any of our restaurants [in Disney's California Adventure],” Gary points out. “Our quick service restaurants have festival-inspired items that are only available during the festival.” Or not, as the case may be. “Last year Award Weiners [the quick service hot dog eatery] featured a Portobello Mushroom Philly — not a hot dog. It was so popular that while we said it would only be there during the festival, we kept it. This year we’re featuring a lobster salad on a brioche baguette at Award Weiners.”
Cracks Jordan, “I’ve got a feeling that’s gonna be a weiner too — I mean winner.”
Disney’s California Adventure Food & Fine Festival runs through June 7, 2009. Visit Disneyland.com for more information.
-Finally, the OC Register’s Around Disney blog has more information from the press event announcing “Summer Nightastic!”:
Summer nights at Disneyland will be a lot brighter this year, thanks to the new “Summer Nightastic!” promotion.
Disney revealed plans for all new experiences at the resort, as well as updates to classic attractions. Beginning on June 12, the “Summer Nightastic!” attractions will premiere: a brand new fireworks show called “Magical,” the TLT Dance Club at the Tomorrowland Terrace, a nighttime experience at Pixie Hollow called, “Pixie Hollow Enchantment”, additions to Disney’s Electrical Parade and updates to Fantasmic.
At 9:25, the skies above Disneyland will light up with a brand new fireworks show this summer.
“We are going to use our fireworks as actors,” Vice President of Parades and Spectaculars Steve Davison said. The fireworks show will be organized in scenes, each depicting the different types of magic that Disney offers.
Music for the show, a medley of classic Disney tunes, will be composed by Greg Smith, who has also scored “Wishes” at Walt Disney World. Eden Espinosa, known for her work as Elphaba in “Wicked” will be the featured soloist.
The show will open after huge fanfare with a scene in Neverland based on “Peter Pan”, celebrating the magic of children. In this scene, Tinker Bell will fly across the sky to the song of “Second Star to the Right.” This will be followed by a lively scene based on Pleasure Island from “Pinocchio.”
“The fireworks are going to feel like a dancing calliope coming to life before your eyes — very childlike, very fun,” Davison said.
A big chunk of the show will come from a Mary Poppins scene, honoring the magic of imagination, followed by a Dumbo scene. In addition to Tinker Bell making her traditional flight around the castle, Dumbo the Flying Elephant will also share some of the spotlight.
“He’s actually going to fly over the castle,” Davison said. “He’s fully articulated, he will wink, he can kick his little legs.” In this scene celebrating the magic of a mother’s love, Dumbo will make his debut flying over Disneyland, surely touching the hearts of many mothers at the same time. “I’m going to be crying,” he added.
The first big finale features Disney princesses. “A fantastic fanfare leads you into ‘A Dream is A Wish Your Heart Makes,” Davison explained. “From there you start to see the comets dance to ‘Beauty and the Beast.’ Then it hits the pinnacle, where you here the voices of the three good fairies – Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather.”
In natural fairy fashion, they will have a friendly duel over whether to make Princess Aurora’s dress (or in this case the color of the fireworks) blue or pink, which culminates in a blast of half shell fireworks to fill the sky with an explosion of color.
“Magical” will conclude with yet another finale, featuring Espinosa, majestic music, and another flight made by Tinker Bell. Naturally, a profusion of fireworks, from quintessential golden waterfalls to massive comets will culminate in the show’s grand finale.
Pixie Hollow Enchantment
Tinker Bell’s humble abode, a teapot found in Pixie Hollow, has been the center of Disney’s newest meet-and-greet, which opened last fall. The area will be enhanced with new effects based on the talents of Miss Bell and her pixie pals. For example, the trees will be adorned with lights, and water fountains will jet and pop. Similar to the Small World clock parade, the Pixie Hollow effects will happen about every 15 minutes.
Disney’s Electrical Parade
Disney’s classic parade is on it’s way back to Disney’s California Adventure with plenty of updates. Most notably, Tinker Bell will boot Pinocchio’s Blue Fairy from her role as leader of the parade. The float will have fairy pages on either side, surrounding Miss Bell. Pixie trails will follow along the float and weave behind the subsequent ones.
Senior show director Denny Newell assures that the parade’s theme song “Baroque Hoedown” will still be featured.
“How can you do the electric parade without ‘Baroque Hoedown?” he said.
The show will also incorporate new, technological enhancements; in particular, parade designers are using LED lights. The light technology will allow for more control and effects. To make his point, Newell shared his thoughts on the former “Alice in Wonderland” unit. “The old Cheshire cat was used in 1972 and it kind of looked like a pink pile of – something.” Evidently that pink pile of something is no more as that curious cat will be enhanced, even given the ability to disappear.
The pirate ship on the “Peter Pan” unit will be internally sculpted with a lit skull. Additionally, guests will see the return of some retired floats from the original parade, including Snow White’s diamond mine and Pinocchio’s Pleasure Island.
While “Fantasmic!” has been running for years, this summer it will be enhanced with new characters and a plethora of technological advancements.
“This year, we’ve taken our Disney movie classic animation that’s been projected on our water screens, and from there we’ve changed all that animation into high definition, digital projection so it’s bold, brighter, big – it fills the water screens,” Fantasmic! Show Director Carla Carlile said. “My favorite is Monstro the whale during the Pinocchio scene, when Monstro comes fully to the screen and looks like he’s going to come right at you.”
Flotsam and Jetsam, the two devious eels from “The Little Mermaid” will be the show’s newest characters. While villain Ursula is projected on water screens, the eels will slither through the water and make their apperance.
“During the Captain Hook-versus-Peter Pan swashbuckling pirate scene, the Sailing Ship Columbia comes on the water and behind it we have a brand new tick-tocking crocodile,” Carlile announced. “He has new animation. He now is actually going to be immersed in the water and he’s actually going to snap up at Captain Hook.”
“The biggest thing is our new dragon,” Carlile said. “It’s fully automated. The wings are flapping, it’s head moves. At some point, it’s going to open it’s mouth and a big old flame is going to shoot out on the river all across the water.”
The dragon, which is 40 feet tall and weighs 10,000 pounds is so big that some of the pieces had to be airlifted in.
“Fantasmic is ‘HD.’ When we say ‘HD’ at Disneyland, that means huge dragon,” she joked.
TLT Dance Club
On hot summer nights, the hot spot for teens visiting Disneyland will be the TLT Dance Club at the Tomorrowland Terrace.
DJ’s from Southern California radio stations and live bands will perform all summer long. While nothing is definite, Disney officials have hope that the new club will attract notable talent. “I’m really excited that maybe someone from KIIS or someone from Power or someone from any of those shows can come down,” show director John Addis said.
The club has already been compared to the now defunct Videopolis, but this one will have a 2009 spin.
“We’re going to have plasma screens within the venue that you can actually text and text messages will come up, Addis said.
“I’m not sure how they’re going to police that,” he added.
You can also text your favorite song and at 8 at night they do a “Celebrate at 8″ and they’ll take all the songs that everyone wants to hear and do a countdown to the number one song.”
Disney is also working with Hollywood Records and Disney Channel in hopes of inviting emerging artists to perform.
During the daytime, the space will still be used for the Jedi Training Academy.
Of course, many of these additions mean that classic elements of these attractions will be cut.
“One of Walt’s favorite quotes is that Disneyland will never be completed and that’s one of the things we look at, producer Ray Coble said. “We look at how we can keep enhancing our product. So from Fantasmic! to Disney’s Electrical Parade to Magical, we continue just to bring new magic and add elements that haven’t been seen before.”
“Things are going to be a little different,” Senior Vice President of Marketing Jill Estorino said. “When the sun goes down the night is actually going to light up.”
Laughing Place has a full video of the press conference available at this link.
As expected, today’s press event at the Disneyland Resort announced their summer 2009 marketing program focusing in nighttime entertainment:
“Disneyland Resort Celebrates Summer Nightastic! Lighting Up The Night With New Shows And A New Glow!”
ANAHEIM, Calif., April 24 – Disneyland Resort will glow like never before this summer as it debuts an all-new fireworks show, Magical, along with sensational new characters and effects that will brighten the Summer Nightastic! lineup of after-dark entertainment.
WHAT: Guests can see Disneyland Resort in a whole new light as Summer Nightastic! brings nighttime shows and parades to life – bigger, better and brighter. A huge new dragon and other special effects will highlight Fantasmic! Explosive surprises will illuminate the night sky in the all-new fireworks spectacular, Magical. Guests can rock the night away at a new dance club in Tomorrowland. Sparkling new magic comes to “Disney’s Electrical Parade,” as well as to Pixie Hollow, the enchanting home Tinker Bell inhabits with her fairy friends.
WHEN: Nightly, beginning Friday, June 12, and continuing through Sunday, August 23, at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure parks. All shows and immersive experiences are free with park admission.
A BOLDER FANTASMIC!: Guests will find new thrills at the popular Fantasmic! on the Rivers of America in Frontierland. The evil Maleficent from “Sleeping Beauty” transforms into a 40-foot tall, fire-breathing dragon. Ursula the Sea Witch from “The Little Mermaid” introduces her pet eels, Flotsam and Jetsam, who slither into the show with new power. In addition, the Fantasmic! video projections practically leap off the giant mist screens, thanks to HD (high-definition) technology … (in this case, HD takes on a new meaning – Huge Dragon).
AN EXPLODING CELEBRATION IN THE SKY: Magical is a new Disney fireworks spectacular created especially to celebrate Summer Nightastic! at Disneyland. Tinker Bell is once again your host, waving her wand to ignite the brilliant color, stunning special effects and charming music. But she won’t be alone in the sky this summer. Dumbo will make his surprise airborne debut in the new show. Tink’s sparkling touch awakens a fantastic array of Disney’s most magical characters, from Pinocchio to Mary Poppins to Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother, and the Three Good Fairies from “Sleeping Beauty.”
NEW FLOATS BRING NEW MAGIC TO ‘DISNEY’S ELECTRICAL PARADE’: Everything about “Disney’s Electrical Parade” will have a new glow as Tinker Bell leads the way, waving from the basket of a magical balloon aboard a new opening parade float. The parade’s beloved music and floats will feature electrifying audio and lighting technologies, with sparkling pixie dust added to all the parade floats. Snow White and Pinocchio return to the parade this summer as well, after several years’ absence, riding bright new versions of their classic floats.
AN EXCITING NEW DANCE CLUB ‘IGNITES THE NIGHT’ IN TOMORROWLAND: Tweens, teens and families will be drawn to the TLT Dance Club at Tomorrowland Terrace in Disneyland. Dazzling décor will include an illuminated DJ console where the TLT Dance Club DJ will spin the hottest dance tunes, guaranteed to keep Tomorrowland rockin’ all night. Live bands and the hottest Southern California radio stations will appear on select nights throughout the summer.
PIXIE HOLLOW ENCHANTMENT: Tinker Bell and her friends have been welcoming guests into their Pixie Hollow home, tucked into the glen near the entrance to Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland, since fall of 2008. This summer, for the first time, nighttime visitors will find magical surprises as Pixie Hollow and the nearby pond come to life in iridescent light shows. Pixie dust cascades across the landscape and radiates down into the pond. Even the water becomes enchanted as playful fountains spring to life, pop jets perform with whimsical precision, and sparkling strobes shine throughout Pixie Hollow.
More information about Summer Nightastic! can be found at www.disneyland.com/summer.
There are a lot of very interesting upcoming pin releases at the Disneyland Resort, showcasing attractions opened in the past year, and attractions yet to open. Let’s take a look at some of these pins:
This pin commemorating the grand opening of the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique will be released on March 29th and will retail for $12.95.
April’s Piece of Disney History pin looks to be the best Disneyland one yet, commemorating the still around Rainforest scene in It’s a Small World. It will be released on April 5th and will retail for $14.95.
Another It’s a Small World character pin (with an odd facade) will be released on April 10th and will retail for $10.95.
I believe this is the first Pixie Hollow pin (based on the meet ‘n greet itself, not the movie). It will be released on April 24th and will retail for $10.95.
The first pin featuring Mickey’s Fun Wheel, coming out on April 24th. It will retail for $10.95.
Also comes the first pins featuring the new Games of the Boardwalk (Goofy About Fishin’, Casey at the Bat, Bullseye Stallion Stampede, and Dumbo Bucket Brigade). This pin set will be release also on April 24th, and will retail for $22.95.
“Just a Dream Away”, the motto of the Blue Sky Cellar, also featuring a possible new logo for Disney’s California Adventure. It will be released on April 24th and will retail for $8.95.
The final pin I wanted to mention here is the 1 year anniversary pin for Toy Story Midway Mania, being released almost 3 months before the actual anniversary (June 17th) on April 24th. It will retail for $10.95.
To keep up with all the latest Disneyland Resort pin releases, check out the only podcast dedicated to Disney Pin Trading, WDWNT’s The Disney Pincast.
I’m back from England! Upon arriving home from my flight, I finally got the chance to sit down & watch the Walt Disney World Christmas Day, & I managed to grab a few screen shots of the Disneyland side of the parade:
Ryan Seacrest, the host from Disneyland, went over some of the latest additions at & coming to the resort. Among the additions mentioned were the Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough.
Celebration Roundup at Big Thunder Ranch.
And the thing I was most looking forward to seeing, concept art of the new Tinker Bell float in Disney’s Electrical Parade!
There was a recap of the kick-off for What Will You Celebrate?- Miley Cyrus’ Sweet 16 birthday bash.
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