When I was a child I loved to build sandcastles down at the beach. I even entered in a sandsculpture contest or two. I was never that good, but there were many contestants who were. Some of those projects were quite involved. Giant dragons, huge… Read More »Giant Sandsculpture Recreates Disneyland Paris
I was recently sent a little snippet from a podcast created by Ken Tangen that reveals some interesting details about an upgrade to the car and motorcycle stunt show that performs at both Paris Disneyland’s Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney World’s Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Yep, that’s Lights, Motors, Action.
You may have heard about a little movie from Pixar coming out this summer. It’s Cars 2, of course. And where better to promote a movie featuring a little red race car than a stunt show that also features a little red car.
I had heard that the Herbie segment would be replaced by Lightning McQueen, but I didn’t realize how extensive the new segment would be. According to the interview with Rob Pottorf, who composed the music for the segment, there will be an 4-5 minute segment with Tow Mater animated on the screen and a stunt car version of Lightening McQueen (and a bad guy) driving around and but not really doing stunts.
If you want to get a sneak peak, it has already debuted in Paris. You can see a video from that park below the jump:
I have nothing but admiration and respect for Alain Littaye of the Disney and More blog. His reportage on the Paris Disneyland Big Thunder Mountain accident has been excellent. Since my initial report on the 25th, here are a few updates that he managed to… Read More »Disneyland Paris Big Thunder Accident Update
Around 2:50 pm today, pieces of decorative faux rock at Disneyland Paris’ Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster attraction fell and struck guests riding the attraction. Five guests were hurt. Four were treated at the park, however one ‘serious’ head injury was taken to the… Read More »Disneyland Paris Accident – Big Thunder Mountain Faux Rock Fall Injures 5
Disneyland Paris just kicked off their 2011 promotion with high hopes and a big production:
I’m always impressed with the production value of DLRP’s shows.
Disney Magical Moments Festival at Disneyland Paris promises to bring a new level of fun to the parks. For those family with the Dream Squad at Walt Disney World, it sounds like something similar.
The full press release is below the jump:
While it is frequently mentioned as the most beautiful of the Disney theme parks, Disneyland Paris is also a financial mess. Overbuilt hotels at its launch and some poor planning over the years saddled it with a debt load it has never quite been able… Read More »Disneyland Paris looks for money for improvements
Euro Disney SCA, the company that owns Disneyland Paris, CEO Phillipe Gas has been on the job two years now. The company is in a lot better condition than when he joined, no longer in danger of falling off the rails due to a pressing… Read More »Disneyland Paris Doing Just Fine, Thank You says Park Pres
Sad news out of Paris Disneyland Resort tonight. Police announced a 53-year old employee of a subcontractor was killed when the ride he was cleaning suddenly turned on severely injuring him. The worker was pinned beneath an It’s A Small World boat. The accident occured… Read More »Subcontractor Killed While working on Disneyland Paris Ride