Posts Tagged ‘Walt Disney’

Ratatouille – Brick by Brick

Friday, June 14th, 2013


The new Parisian area of the Walt Disney Studios is taking shape faster and faster. The concrete walls have gone up and are now hiding the main show building from the sight of guests approaching the construction zone through the Barrel of Monkeys inside Toy Story Playland. In fact, the scaffolding has already gone up in front of the walls and work has started on the themeing details.

In addition work is now underway to transform parts of the costumeing building and add a themed facade to it.

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Join Alice for an Adventure

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Annual Passportholders are invited by Disneyland Paris and the Gaumont multiplex cinema at the Disney Village to join Alice for her latest adventure as envisioned by Tim Burton. Today is the second (and final day) at which all Annual Passport holders may enjoy the latest Disney feature by Tim Burton “Alice in Wonderland” aka “Alice au Pays des Merveilles” in 3D on the big IMAX screen in the Disney Village for just 5,90 EUR per person. If that is too short of a notice you may want to take note that as of tomorrow April 28 till May 4 the Gaumont cinemas offer a special priced tickets at 3,90 EUR to AP holders for the screening of the movie on the non-IMAX screens of the multiplex in the Disney Village. And after the movie experience, why not join Alice at the Disneyland Park, where her Curious Labyrinth as well as the March Hare Refreshment and the Mad Hatter’s Teacups await guests – even so these experiences are based on the beloved classic animated Alice feature by Walt Disney. (more…)

Feed the Birds

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Do not feed the Birds… sings the old beggars woman on the steps of St. Paul in the Disney classic “Mary Poppins”. The classic song by the Sherman Brothers is often said to have been one of Walt Disney’s personal favorites. The story often told by the two brothers is that Walt used to call them up to his office on many Friday afternoons so that they would play the song for him. However, that is a different story – and a different time.

Nowadays it is prohibited in many places to feed the birds – feeding birds attracts more and more birds to areas where they are regularly fed, introduces the danger of the birds loosing their natural habits and also brings along the risk of new diseases to be transmitted from the birds to humans, not to mention the problems that the feces of the birds pose. In light of this Disneyland Paris is also trying to discourage its guests from feeding birds on property and has lately added new signs asking guests to stop feeding birds – such as the sign seen depicted here which was photographed in Discoveryland.

Walt Disney at Phantom Manor

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

1902 Walt DisneyAs has been covered already on the Mousekingdom Blog The Walt Disney Family Museum will open coming October in San Francisco, California, giving guests a unique look at the man who started it all – Walt Disney. Housed in three historic building specifically redesigned and upgraded to state-of-the-art facilities in the heart of the Presidio (part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area of the National Park Service) the museum will display more than1,600 drawings, works of art and other items telling the story of Walt’s life, from his childhood days in Marceline, Missouri all the way to the top of the world of Hollywood, certainly also covering his contributions that helped revolutionize animation and forever changed the film industry and family entertainment.

Where the museum plans to set itself apart from many exhibitions and works in other media covering Walt Disney is by telling “the story of the man behind the myth in Disney’ own voice and in exhibits that reveal his expansive vision, from early drawings of some of his most popular characters to plans for Disneyland and EPCOT” … and certainly by way of the unique items on display. To increase anticipation of the museum’s opening a weekly press release featuring a unique look into different galleries and exhibits of the museum has been launched. If you are interested check out the Mousekingdom Blog for the first installment (and certainly the following installments). That first sneak peek covers the very first gallery to be encountered in the museum which covers the very early year of Walt’s life from 1901 to 1923.

As interesting as the man and the myth Walt Disney is and as relevant as he certainly is to Disneyland Resort Paris one could wonder why this post here in the News & Rumors  Blog – just because the resort is paying tribute to Walt Disney itself in “Walt’s – An American Restaurant” and to some degrees inside Lilly’s the boutique next door named for his wife?

No, the reason is actually the photo illustrating this article that was provided by the museum as part of the first sneak peek into the gallery of Walt’s early years. But where is the connection of that photo to the Disneyland Resort Paris? Need a hint? Take a look at the title of the post again – really (more…)