Posts Tagged ‘Disneyland’

Entertainment Rumors Summed Up (updated)

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Over the years the various entertainment offerings in both theme parks at Disneyland Paris have been closely scrutinized by fans, a considerable group of whom in the recent years became more and more vocal. Subject of the criticism were in particular the limited amount of entertainment offered outside high season, the sometime as stale or not popular enough perceived offerings and what can only be seen as waste of money by the entertainment team in the form of ordering the construction of a major stage on Central Plaza, when other stages sit mostly unused.

With the “New Generation Festival” starting in April 2010 for both theme parks and the heavy emphasize that the resort itself put on the entertainment offerings the rumor mills started turning fast again and then jumping into overdrive when suddenly reports about the pre-opening cancellation of a small happening planned for the Walt Disney Studios Park surfaced during the past weekend. Unfortunately that is not the only bad report / rumor coming out of the resort for the entertainment offerings … time for a “rumor sum up”! (more…)

A Dream Gift from a Kind Heart

Friday, January 29th, 2010

A trip to Disneyland Paris can bring happiness to many children and parents. For some this joy isn’t always that easy to get. Not every family has it easy or the extra money to visit the happiest place in France. But for one family in the UK a dream could become reality when a kind-hearted man want to send over one family to enjoy a holiday of a lifetime.

Stephen Grayson is offering to pay a full trip for one family to go and play at Disneyland Paris. Stephen has no children of his own but tries to help those in need by donating for children’s charities. This time he wanted to go a step further and wants to help a family with one or two disabled children to go and have a holiday in Disneyland Paris. The trip would be for next year August so families can contact Stephen if they would like to take up on this generous offer. This is a wonderful gesture and shows that there is still a lot of good in this world.

To take up on the offer you can do the following. Write to The Star at 23a Hardshaw Street, St Helens, Merseyside. WA10 1RT or email (original story St Helens Star)

Construction Work in Winter

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

With the heavy snow fall and extremly cold temperatures of the last weeks the winter is showing itself from its strongest side. Certainly this is having an effect on Disneyland Paris as well – and one exceeding the magical twist that the snow cover brought to the theme parks and the whole resort. In fact the cold weather and snow is impacting the construction and rehab work planned or already under execution outdoors, where work had to be halted or at least slowed down. However, the resort is not sitting there and just waiting for the coldest part of winter to pass by. (more…)

New Constellations in the Toy Universe

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

When Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast opened its gates to recruite guests in Discoveryland to join Buzz Lightyear and his Space Rangers in the battle against Zurg for the battery power and thus the future of the Toy Universe the shop Constellations received a small makeover. Due to its location next to the exit of the new attraction it was supposed to be turned into the Toy Story / Buzz Lightyear shop. However, while the former themeing of the shop related to the star constellations in the sky was taken out and the large centerpiece featuring Mickey Mouse in a flying machine inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci was replaced with a statue of Buzz new themeing elements were rather limited. Also the merchandise selection remained rather wide with basically only the added outdoor vending area between the exit of the ride and the shops side entrance being mostly dedicated to Toy Story related merchandise. However, early this year the themeing of the shop received a major upgrade… (more…)

Got Candy?

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Yes – that will be the resounding answer of cast members at Star Traders in Discoveryland, Disneyland Park, as well as at the Walt Disney Studios Store on the Frontlot of the Walt Disney Studios Park.

While a couple of candy items had been added to the selection of the majority of shops and boutiques in both theme parks during the last years, this time we are talking about candy big time! (more…)

Let’s get ready for the New Generation

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

2010 Disneyland Paris is celebrating the “New Generation Festival” – as is hard to miss, with the festival’s theme being layered over the spring / summer brochures already all over Europe and the according posters already placed over the moving wlakways between the theme parks and their main parking lot.

Now DLRP Fan Blog and DLRP Today have found the first official trailer in English (and in case of the DLRP Fan Blog also in Dutch) for the festival that will premier in April 2010 as also embedded below. (more…)

Snow & Ice protection

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

With this winters’ extreme cold and heavy snow fall the open air entertainment at the Disneyland Park certainly had to be temporarily restricted at times, with e.g. the performance stops of the Disney Fantillusion parade being cut out or some performances of shows being cancelled even on short notice, especially during the even colder late hours of the day – e.g. the final performance on the show “It’s Party Time… with Mickey and Friends”. Speaking of the show “It’s Party Time…” the special, soft material used as the stage floor of the newly constructed stage for this show seems to need special attention during the winter season.

While the Royal Castle Stage (built in time for the park’s grand opening in 1992) can be left unattended even during the coldest days with heavy (more…)

New Year’s Eve at DLP – a first report

Friday, January 1st, 2010

2009 ended with two big bangs at Disneyland Paris. As in the past years both parks of the resort celebrated the new year – and thereby this time also the new decade – with a splendid, extensive fireworks display as not seen at any other day throught the year.

Both parks featured identical displays set as announced yesterday to the great soundtrack of “Believe in Holiday Magic” from Disneyland, Anaheim. While this soundtrack had been used in the past two years already, the fireworks display (in the case of the Disneyland Park also incorporating the lights mounted for the Christmas season on the castle) were all new!

Throughout the evening guests were park hopping between the Walt Disney Studios Park and the Disneyland Park resulting in manageable wait times at most attractions – slightly shorter in the studios, e.g. 45 min. for Crush’s Coaster around 7:30 pm. As a result of this the crowds along the parade route for Fantillusion while still considerable were much smaller than on many other high season nights. Interestingly Fantillusion performed only one stop (with the Villains’ section on Central Plaza) compared to two on the days prior – however that might be dye to the fact that entertainment also had to manage the nighttime performance of Stars’n’Cars in the Studios later one – a unique offering.

The studios were also the (more…)

Getting ready for 2010 at Disneyland Paris

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Disneyland Paris is getting ready to welcome the new year and with it the new decade in grand style today. Both theme parks will be open till 1.00 am and offer midnight fireworks.

New Year’s Eve fireworks were introduced at the Walt Disney Studios for the first time last year. And as last year both parks will receive identical fireworks. As in the last two years they will be set to the festive soundtrack of “Believe … In Holiday Magic” (on the programs listed as “Believe in a magical holiday”) from Disneland, Anaheim.

However, different from last year (more…)

Soon: YOUR news here?

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

The whole team of the News Blog hopes you are enjoying to read the latest news and rumors about the most magical place in Europe – however, today we want to ask YOU for a favor … don’t be afraid, we are not asking for donations … we want to ask for YOUR input!

So what does that mean specifically? well, all the news and rumors, reports and fun titbits you can read on the News Blog certainly are not invented by us but are based on our own experience when visiting the resort and everything we learn about through other sources. So what we would love you to do is: let us know if you come across something you think worth reporting about here! No matter whether it is a small fun titbit from your latest visit, a great rumor or a photo of a new rehab or construction – everything!

How to do it? It is really easy: just send us an e-mail to “news(At]” (you know the game, just replace the relevant part in the mail-address – sorry for the spam protection) and you are set. All we need is your name and info whether respectively whom to give credit as source (including a website we should link to if you want to), the news / rumor / titbit / your own photo (please for legal reasons no photos of third parties) / whatever and finally where you were able to get it. See – it is really easy. And if you operate your own website covering Disneyland Paris or other Disney topics this is also a great way to get a link for your site.

So keep us in mind next time you are at Disneyland Paris our hear that juicy rumor…

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