Thursday, October 9, 2014

Dateline Downtown Disney Anaheim,Ca. Anna & Elsa`s Boutique Now Open

While strolling through the Downtown Disney district last night, we came across a new offering, the last time we had ventured this way, the building was Disney 365. I believe Anna & Elsa`s Boutique will do much better. As we all know Frozen is still a big hit and all the rage at the parks , Halloween costumes etc. . .
read more from the link I added from the Disney Parks Blog.

https://disneyland.disney.go.com/shops/downtown-disney-district/anna-and-elsa-boutique/?CMP=SOC-DPFY15Q1DTDDLROffersSpookyTreatsforHalloween0011

Annual Pass holders get Discounts

Friday, October 3, 2014

Guests Stuck on Mickey`s Fun Wheel on Thursday Afternoon at DCA

Guests were stuck on the Farris wheel ride ( Mickey`s Fun Wheel) at Disney California Adventure, Thursday afternoon after it suddenly stopped.
The guests were not hurt, just left hanging for about a hour and a half. as team members had to spin the wheel manually to get the guests off the ride.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales open date July 7th 2017

I saw this on the Hollywood reporter. and thought all you people who love the Pirates of the Caribbean movies would like to read this.

http://m.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ships-ahoy-pirates-caribbean-5-737480

Picture supplied by the Walt Disney Studio`s
 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Disneyland`s Sister park ( Disney California Adventure), Gets hit with another cancellation

I am sorry to report that The Phineas and Ferb  show will be going away, as it has been announced that the last shows will be on November 3rd.
I am sure that they will be replacing it with a updated show soon. Who knows maybe they will replace it with a 7D show or something.

So get on down to California Adventure Park to catch these last shows.
 







 






 
This info was sent to me by a trusted source, all photo`s were taken by me 2 years ago.
 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

MORE BAD NEWS FOR DISNEYLAND RESORT GUESTS, CARS LAND LUIGI`S FLYING TIRES BITES THE DUST

I knew when I went to the new Disney California Adventure, Cars Land preview that this re-make was a flop. Luigi`s Flying Tires ride. just as it was back in 1955 when Disneyland had the Flying Saucers. They did not last.
this article was just announced on Extinct Attraction.
Also we went to our local Goodwill in Upland, Calif. and picked up the Luigi`s Flying tires hats new in plastic bags. for $2.99 each. they sold at the parks for $24.95 each.
I have been selling them on eBay.. I think I will hold on to them now. as a collectible.




WDI has had to walk carefully around some powerful Imagineers to get out of the starting gates. The result is that Luigi’s Flying Tires is now slated to close on Sunday, January 11th to be remade into an all new ride, in the shortest amount of time possible.
John Lassetter continued to put his considerable influence behind the Flying Tires attraction, even though Mary Niven’s operations team at DCA felt the ride was a real turkey. In that previous 2013 update we told you how DCA Cast Members leaving their shifts were surprised to find Imagineers at Luigi’s after the park closed testing remote controlled Guido characters. The remote controlled Guido forklifts acted as battering rams who would bash into the tires and help move them around the attraction. That idea continued to morph artistically at WDI, while the Operations team in Anaheim schemed to do away with the ride permanently due to the low customer-satisfaction scores it receives and the unfortunate track record of injuries from people tripping while they try to climb into the cumbersome vehicles. John Lassetter’s dream of reinventing the Flying Saucers from his youth never quite worked well, and everyone in Anaheim and a growing group in Glendale knew it but didn’t have the guts to tell Lassetter.
But after lots of political footsie with Imagineers, TDA has now gotten their wish and the original Luigi’s attraction is planned to close just after Christmas. The current plan is to replace the Flying Tires and the oddball and easily overlooked “Festival of the Flying Tires” backstory with a new attraction that removes the need for the riders to steer their own vehicles. A fleet of 1950’s Fiat cars, ostensibly Luigi’s extended family visiting from the old country, will spin and twirl around the floor in a choreographed musical production number in the new ride tentatively called “Luigi’s Festival of the Dance”.
The new ride will keep the existing tire showroom building and indoor queue, and use a version of the WiFi controlled system that guides autonomous vehicles through the Ratatouille ride at Disneyland Paris and Mystic Manor at Hong Kong Disneyland. The massive fans and deep basement that powered the Flying Tires ride system will be put into mothballs, while the new ride is built literally on its grave. If the aggressive schedule from WDI pans out, the new ride could be up and running by the Christmas season of 2015, just under a year from the time the Flying Tires closed.
There’s no word yet whether they might get Fiat to sponsor the Luigi’s Festival of the Dance ride, although that would probably upset the bigwigs at General Motors who have been in recent talks with TDA to once again sponsor at least one attraction in each Anaheim park. When the Star Wars Tomorrowland plan was officially dead and buried earlier this year, WDI began contemplating an updated version of Autopia that would fit perfectly with a GM sponsorship. Autopia and/or a GM sponsorship of Radiator Springs Racers, with those soaring Cadillac tailfins, are on Disney’s wish list of corporate agreements now that GM has exited its dark bankruptcy era and has money to spend.
6 brand new  Flying tires hats.






 
I got my info from
 http://www.extinctattractionsclub.com/?p=370

since that site did not give credit too Mice Chat I will, as I am assuming they got it from MC.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Rare look inside Walt Disney's first Castle

Most of the world is familiar with Disney's castles, but few know about Walt Disney's first castle.
A Rare look inside Walt Disney Family's Los Feliz, Los Angeles Home.

"This is Walt Disney's sort of small castle-like cottage".  Says Paula Sigman Lowery, Disney historian. The home is smack dab in the middle of Los Feliz.

"Five bedrooms, five bathrooms, on a lovely piece of property, But its really Built in a fairly modest style", said Paula Sigman Lowery.

She gave
Eyewitness
News a rare look inside the home where where Walt Disney raised his family from 1932 - 1950. the private home is flush with tradmark Disney touches.


"the outdoor has a architecture has a French 
Norman, European fairy tale feel. 
And this is where Walt 
Disney concieved his ideas for creating his animated fairy tales". 
Sigman Lowery says.

"When you are walking down these stairs, you can imagine 
Walt and Lily and his family running up and down, going to bed said
". said 
Don Hahn.


Han is the executive producer of Maleficent, 
Disneys latest homage to Sleeping 
Beauty. When he walks through the old 
Disney haunt, he sees how revolutionary Disney was.

"Thats what was so great about 
Walt Disney, he was always reinventing, constantly Throwing out the old, trying new things, and you feel that in the walls of this house. Because it all happened here.
" he said.


Disney's former home is now privately owned. and the once 5-acre compound has beed considerably been whittled down, but the people who've lived here have kept the place as Disney original as possible. 
Including the Walt 
Disney commisioned murals. "
He actualy hired a gentalman who had gone to Vienna school of
Fine Arts who painted murals on the ceilings, which are still there.
"Hahn said.

Its a glimpse inside of the family home of a entertainment icon, perhaps a glimpe of the icon himself.


"People like 
Einstein would come to the Disney 
Studios.Writers,
Painters it was a magnet to the people on arts and in the sciences as well. Thats all still in this house, it's the spirit of Walt Disney. said 
Sigman Lowery.


this was a interview done for the Local 

Eyewitness News. 

AB
C7 is the parent company of Walt 
Disney.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Disneyland Takes the Magic out of Sleeping Beauty's Castle

This past week Disney TDA excutive decided it wasn't safe to have seating (remember these seating alcoves have been on the bridge for 60 years) on the entrance bridge anymore, as someone might fall in the moat.
C'mon Really?? So many magical moments and memories were made on that bridge.
And to top it off they rebuilt the drawbridge, so it may never open and close again.
Putting a ugly iron railing across it with a wooden fence. Removing Walt Disney's vision of a working castle Draw bridge. They also removed the metal shields. You don't know if you are entering Fantasyland or Frontierland. Because it all looks the same.
Not sure if this was a OSHA move or Disney.
But there are plenty of people who are not happy with this new addition.
I know I am not.
They should change the name of the park to, "Safetyland" where we are afraid we will get sued for anything.