Tuesday, March 24, 2015

I applaud You Disney for staying true to the Walt Disney Classic "Cinderella"

Cinderella :
When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.



 

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)




...
Lily James ...
Richard Madden ...
Helena Bonham Carter ...
Nonso Anozie ...
Stellan Skarsgård ...
Sophie McShera ...
Holliday Grainger ...
Derek Jacobi ...
Ben Chaplin ...
Hayley Atwell ...
Rob Brydon ...
Master Phineus
                       
                                
Alex Macqueen ...
Royal Crier 
                                

I did not think I would like this movie after the last Disney movie I had seen, Into the Woods.
But I must admit Disney has been surprising me with the new Live action re-makes like Maleficent.
Oz The Great and Powerful.
I loved the colors in this newest version of Cinderella. I was wondering how they had made her dress so Blue, I heard you can see the movie dresses at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, California. Where it premiered on the Red Carpet.
                    
 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

DISNEY ANNOUNCES D23 EXPO JAPAN 2015 Nov. 6th -8th in Maihama in Tokyo Disney Resort

 
March 16, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
DISNEY ANNOUNCES D23 EXPO JAPAN 2015
Signature Event of Official Disney Fan Club Returns After Hit Japanese Debut in 2013
 
 
Meguro-ku, Tokyo, March 16, 2015—The Walt Disney Company Japan announced today that it will stage D23 Expo Japan 2015, a special event for Disney fans created by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club. The Expo will take place over three days from November 6 to November 8, 2015 in Maihama in Tokyo Disney Resort.
 
D23 Expo is a special event held every two years in the U.S. as part of D23’s ongoing engagement with Disney’s most passionate fans. In 2013, Disney launched D23 Expo Japan, a uniquely Japanese event that remains true to D23’s vision for “the ultimate fan event.” The program includes thrilling performances, as well as engaging presentations by Disney executives, and showcases what’s on the horizon from across The Walt Disney Company, including theme parks, movies, television, and music. Themed around “the power of story,” D23 Expo Japan 2015 will bring together fascinating tales from Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel.
 
Expo-exclusive experiences, merchandise, collectibles unavailable elsewhere, and countless other surprises await fans. Ticket and program information will be posted on the Disney Japan website starting in late-April 2015.
 
The event will also feature a number of exhibitions to delight Disney guests. D23 and the Walt Disney Archives will present a new exhibition focusing on the enduring enchantment of the Disney Princesses, including costumes, artwork, vintage collectibles, and film props. Another exhibit will feature hands-on experiences that will transport fans into the world of such beloved stories as Star Wars, the latest episode of which will be released in December; Toy Story, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year; and, Tokyo Disney Resort,® which will present a special exhibition. Further details will be posted at http://disney.jp/D23 as they become available.
 
We heard from a lot of fans about how delighted they were with the D23 Expo we held in 2013, and this Expo promises to be even more spectacular, said Walt Disney Japan President Paul Candland. We’re very excited about being able to present this great event once again, and we know our guests will have an incredible experience during the three days we have planned for them.
 
To celebrate D23 Expo 2015 Japan, a Kingdom Hearts fan event will be held on November 3 at Cinema Ikspiari, Tokyo Disney Resort. Program information for the event, Kingdom Hearts―The Theater (working title), will be posted on the official Disney website starting in late April.
 
D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event has been held three times in the U.S., bringing Disney fans from around the world to Anaheim, California. The next D23 Expo will take place August 1416, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center and will feature: the 2015 Disney Legends Ceremony; a special exhibit from the Walt Disney Archives; the Expo Emporium, where Disney fans can buy, sell, and trade Disney collectibles, memorabilia, and merchandise; an all-new D23 Expo Design Challenge; and a show floor full of special opportunities to see what’s on the horizon for Disney around the world.
 

D23 EXPO INVITES FANS TO JOIN IN TWO CREATIVE CONTESTS THAT CELEBRATE THE MAGIC OF ALL THINGS DISNEY


Mousequerade Dares Disney Fans to Create Costumes Inspired By Disney’s Many Wonderful Worlds for a Grand Prize Trip to Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
 
D23 Expo Design Challenge Encourages Artists to Interpret Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle for a Chance to Win “D23-Hundred Dollars”
 
BURBANK, Calif. – March 5, 2015 – To highlight the creativity and passion fans have for all things Disney, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club is holding two remarkable contests in celebration of D23 EXPO 2015, which takes place August 14­–16 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
 
Mousequerade* invites participants to create their own Disney-inspired costumes and compete in the following categories: “Heroes Unmasked,” “Once Upon a Costume,” “The Wonderful Worlds of Disney,” “Best of Star Wars,” and “Weird, Wild, and Goofy!” The winner will receive a trip for two to Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa. Anyone interested in participating must visit d23expo.com/mousequerade to complete an entry form and find out more about how to enter. The closing date for entry is April 30, 2015. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of creativity and originality, quality and craftsmanship of costume, and relationship of costume to the contest theme. The Live Contest will be held Friday, August 14 in Stage 23 at the Anaheim Convention Center and will be 90 minutes in length. The number of Finalists is limited to 15 contestants per category for a total of 75 contestants. 
D23 Expo Design Challenge** will honor Disneyland’s Diamond Anniversary by encouraging artists young and old to depict Sleeping Beauty Castle. Twenty-three pieces of finalist artwork will be on display throughout the D23 EXPO weekend on the show floor, located in the Walt Disney Archives area. The winning artist will be chosen prior to the start of the D23 EXPO and will receive a cash prize of $2,300. Anyone interested in participating must visit d23expo.com/designchallenge to submit sketches of proposed artwork (and to find out more about other entry requirements) no later than April 30, 2015. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of creativity, originality, and artistic expression.
 
Finalists in both competitions will receive one (1) complimentary ticket (and one (1) for a guest) to attend D23 EXPO 2015. Contestants do not need to be members of D23 to enter either contest.
 
Tickets for D23 EXPO 2015 are available at a discounted price for a limited time. From January 1–June 30, 2015, tickets are $67 for a one-day adult admission and $48 for children 3–12. Tickets for members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club are $58 for a one-day adult admission and $42 for children. Multi-day money-saving tickets are also available. D23 Members can save as much as $188 off the price of admission, based on the purchase of four three-day tickets at the D23 Member rate. For more information on tickets and the ticket pricing structure for D23 Members and general admission, visit D23Expo.com.


Saturday, March 14, 2015

JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT WAS SAFE TO LEAVE THE SNOW BEHIND, ‘Frozen 2′ Will Be Made, Disney Confirms

The long-rumored sequel to the highest-grossing animated film of all time has been confirmed by Disney. There will be a “Frozen 2.”
Disney CEO Bob Iger, Disney and Pixar studios chief creative officer John Lasseter and Josh Gad, the voice of Olaf, confirmed the news during the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting on Thursday.
It’s of-f-f-f-f-icial: “Frozen 2” is in development at Walt Disney Animation Studios with directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee and producer Peter Del Vecho, the Oscar®-winning filmmaking team behind “Frozen.” The news was announced at Disney’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders this morning by Bob Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company; John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios; and actor Josh Gad, who provides the voice of Olaf from “Frozen.” A release date and production details are on ice for now.

Plan to Expand Disneyland in the Works; Will Likely Feature Marvel or Star Wars Characters, says L.A. Times

A new Disney theme park in Anaheim is probably not in the works but an expansion of Disneyland is very likely.
Walt Disney Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger dismissed rumors that the company may open a third theme park adjacent to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.
But in the same breath, he said an expansion of Disneyland is in the works.
“We have plans at Disneyland for an expansion that we have not announced but those plans at the present do not include a third gate,” he told shareholders in San Francisco during the Burbank company’s annual meeting.
 
According to longtime park watchers, Disney has developed plans, dating to 2000, to build a third park on a 78-acre site just south of Disney's complex on Harbor Boulevard.
But those plans, Disney experts say, were shelved while the company focused on the 2001 opening of Disney California Adventure, which fell short of predictions until a $1-billion expansion in 2012 added the hugely successful Cars Land.
A Disneyland expansion is likely to feature Marvel super hero's or "Star Wars" characters.
After all, Disney acquired Marvel Entertainment Inc. in 2009 and Lucasfilm in 2012.
Disney may have already begun gauging public interest in a "Star Wars" expansion.
On Twitter, one Disney Guest posted a screen grab in 2013 of a Disney survey that asked: "How interested would you be in visiting a Star Wars themed land at Disneyland Resort?"
Other survey questions included: "Which Star Wars characters would you definitely not want to see or meet in person?"
Also, Disneyland's recent announcement to close the Innoventions exhibit hall in Tomorrowland prompted fans to suggest that a new Marvel or "Star Wars" attraction is in the works for that building.
 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Breaking News!! 24 -HOUR EVENTS ANNOUNCED TO LAUNCH DISNEYLAND DIAMOND CELEBRATION

 
On the West Coast, Disneyland® Resort will kick off the summer and launch the Disneyland® Resort Diamond Celebration with a dynamic 24-hour event of its own, May 22-23, 2015.
Like the Walt Disney World® resort event, this all-day/all-night party will begin at 6 a.m. on Friday, May 22 and will conclude 24 hours later at 6 a.m. on May 23. The event will include dancing and special character encounters at locations in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure® Parks, along with enchanting Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration décor throughout the resort, as well as the shows and attractions that your Clients love.
Here’s a look at what’s in store when the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration begins on May 22:
  • “Paint the Night” Parade – After dark, along the Disneyland Park parade route, 24-hour event Guests will be among the first to see the new “Paint the Night” parade, showcasing beloved Disney characters in dazzling parade scenes illuminated with more than 1.5 million individually controlled lights – the first all-LED parade in Disneyland Resort history.
  • Disneyland Forever” Fireworks – Disneyland Park will play a starring role in the “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular, also premiering during the 24-hour event. This breathtaking show will immerse your Clients from the tips of their toes to the brilliant pyrotechnic bursts above, thanks to special effects that turn the storefronts of Main Street, U.S.A., the Matterhorn and the facade of “it’s a small world” into gigantic projection screens filled with color, characters and surprises.
  • “World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney” – Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris and Mickey Mouse will be the hosts of an all-new “World of Color” show, premiering May 22 during the 24-hour event. “World of Color-Celebrate!” illuminates the night in a fun-filled and inspirational journey exploring Walt Disney’s decades-long legacy of memorable animated moments and his dream of Disneyland Park
I want to thank Erin Glover of the Disney Parks Blog for this info.


This Just in!! 24 HOURS OF FUN KICKS OFF "COOLEST SUMMER EVER" AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT

Walt Disney World® Resort will kick off the “Coolest Summer Ever” with 24 hours of nonstop fun during a special event May 22-23 at the Magic Kingdom®, hosted by Olaf, the summer-loving snowman from Disney’s blockbuster animated hit “Frozen.” 
 
 
Magic Kingdom Park will be open 24 hours from 6 a.m. to 6 a.m., Friday May 22, 2015 to Saturday, May 23, 2015*. Your Clients will be invited to come in costume** to show their Disney Side while a selection of favorite attractions, entertainment, special event merchandise, plus food and beverage are on tap all night long to celebrate the start of the “Coolest Summer Ever” at Walt Disney World Resort.
During the “Coolest Summer Ever,” your Clients can get their cool on all summer long at four theme parks and two water parks. Highlights include:
  • Frozen Fun – “Frozen” Summer Fun LIVE will return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios® June 17-Sept. 7, 2015 as it brings together Princess Anna, Queen Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and the citizens of Arendelle, all appearing daily in shows and experiences at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® - including a royal processional, a sing-along show, Frozen-themed treats and merchandise, plus a Frozen fireworks display above Hollywood Boulevard.
  • Cool Thrill Rides – Your Clients will also find thrills from mild to wild to out of this world in all four Walt Disney World Resort theme parks.  Don’t-miss attractions include Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom Park; Test Track presented by Chevrolet and Soarin’ at Epcot; Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park; Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith and Twilight Zone™ Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • Star Wars Weekends – Your Clients will find stars from another galaxy during Star Wars Weekends May 15-June 14, 2015 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • New Restaurants and Shopping – Throughout the summer, new waterfront dining and boutique shops flow into the Downtown Disney® shopping/dining/entertainment district as its transformation into Disney Springs continues.
  • Epcot Entertainment – New entertainment acts will appear throughout World Showcase at Epcot, which also brings a fresh summery twist on a fan favorite, Voices of Liberty.
  • A Splash at Water Parks – A cool new deal doubles the fun at Disney’s two iconic water parks – Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Disney’s Blizzard Beach. Your Clients can purchase a one-day water park ticket and park-hop between the two water parks in the same day that both are open.
I want to thank the Disney Parks Blog for this info.

We have a new name! Formally known as D.L.R. BestandWorst is now Disney`s Best and Worst

Many people have asked me, what does D.L.R. Best and Worst stand for?
Is it Disneyland Railroad? or Disneyland Resort? or something not related to Disney at all.. I really didn't have a answer as it pertained  to all things Disney.
We are still an un-official Disney blog reporting on all things Disney, including movies, rides, Disneyland, Disney California Adventure Park, Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris, Disney theme parks around the world including the newest park (Shanghai). We will also report on Disney travel spots, Disney Cruise line, Aulani Resort, Adventures by Disney and so much more.

If you are a follower, and enjoy this blog don't worry.  We will still have the stories you like. Please be sure to tell your friends to follow, Only our name has changed to Disney`s Best and Worst. our url is still the same.
http://dlrbestandworst.blogspot.com

Saturday, March 7, 2015

A Sneak Peek look at the New Novelty Items: to Celebrate Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

The countdown to the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration is on!
After getting a peek at the new artwork coming to special: 60th Anniversary hot mugs and popcorn buckets, for Disneyland Park and DCA Park. ( Rachel Brent, Food & Beverage Marketing communications Coordinator) for the Disney Parks says: "I couldn't wait to share it with the Disney Parks Blog readers"

 
 
On the popcorn buckets at Disneyland park, look for the Fab 5 playing the old piano in front of the Refreshment Corner on Main Street U.S.A. On the souvenir mug, Mickey and pals invite you to join them in watching a dazzling fireworks display in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle.
 
No one knows more about shining diamonds than Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – look for them on the Disney California Adventure park souvenir popcorn bucket. Marcus Gonzalez, Product Development Manager, Novelty Synergy Integration for Disney Parks Food and Beverage, shared his inspiration for the bucket: “Snow White standing in front of Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge is an homage to the original Carthay Theater, which premiered 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' on December 21, 1937.”
 
 
 
 
 

 

 On the souvenir mug, look for Mickey and Minnie dressed in their Diamond Celebration best with iconic Disney California Adventure park landmarks behind them.

These novelty items will only be available at food & beverage kiosks throughout Disneyland Resort when the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration kicks off on May 22. Which souvenir item will you add to your collection?

For more info, please click on the link below.
 


http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2015/03/sneak-peek-new-novelty-items-to-celebrate-disneyland-resort-diamond-celebration/#




 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

BREAKING NEWS! DISNEYLAND RESORT PRICE YIKES! INCREASES. Sunday, Feb 22nd. Just in time for the 60th Anniversary

 This is outrageous , If you aren't a Millionaire then I suggest spending your money somewhere else. like Knott`s Berry Farm.
The new ticket breakdown, which goes into effect on Sunday, February 22, 2015.
One Day - One Park
Adult $99, increased from $96
Child $93, increased from $93 

Prices are flying high....
 Park hopper add-on will increase by $2 to $56

Annual Passport Increases:
SoCal Select $299, up $10
SoCal Passport (eliminated for new purchases in 2014, can be renewed for $389)
Deluxe $549, up $30
Premium $779, up $80
Also eliminated in 2015, the parking add on to the Annual Passports. Only Premium passports will include parking.

So a breakdown, Lets say you want to take your family (of 4, 2 Adults and 2 children) including you to the park for 1 day before May 15th 2015, you will spend Just on tickets to get in Plus parking..: $403.00 now add at least 2 meals  and souvenir's Total $568.00
I just cant see spending that kind of money  for a trip to 1 park where 60% of the rides are closed for refurbishment.
But you can always buy a Annual Passport.