Thursday, 14 January 2016

This Day in Disney History - January 14th

The Pluto short Pueblo Pluto Is released.

No Hunting, a short featuring Donald Duck is released. 

EPCOT launches "Person of the Century" in CommuniCore West.

Disney launches Disney Auctions on eBay. It featured all sorts of pins that were either retired, one-of-a-kind, artist proof and more!

The Absent-Minded Professor was re-released along with The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, The Moon-Spinners and The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit.

Disney releases Fastpass+ in Walt Disney World.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

This Day in Disney History - January 13th

January 13

First Mickey cartoon strip is released in the New York Mirror. The first comic was loosely based off of Plane Crazy which came out a few years earlier.

Two things happened on this day and year. The first was a Mickey Mouse cartoon Shanghaied. It is about where Mickey and Minnie are captured on a pirate ship but they work together to get off of the ship. The second thing that happened was a Silly Symphony cartoon was released. The China Shop shows that once the china shop closes all the china pieces come to life!

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs makes it's debut in a New York theatre. It premiered at Radio City Music Hall.

New Donald Duck cartoon called Donald's Lucky Day. Donald tries to avoid bad omens all dayas it is Friday the 13th.

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus was born. While she was more known for her role on Seinfeld, she also voiced Rochelle in Planes and Princess Atta in A Bug's Life.

Orlando Bloom, known as Will Turner from Pirates of the Caribbean was born on this day.

Official dedication for Star Tours even though it has been open for a month.

Ken Anderson, a Disney legend who helped write movies like Cinderella and The Jungle Book passes away at age 84.

Beauty and the Beast 3D released in theatres.

The 20th anniversary of Walt Disney World's marathon. Brave also won best animated feature at the Golden Globes.

This Day in Disney History.

Starting later today I will be posting this day in Disney History. It will cover all the larger things that happened with Disney parks as well as smaller known things like a famous Disney actor was born or died. I will do this for about a week to see what the responses are like to know whether or not more should be done!

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Shanghai Disneyland News

Today there was a new Press Release from Disney about Shanghai Disneyland and there was some exciting things announced! The first thing announced is that the park will open on June 16 2016! That is 155 days away when writing this. To keep track there is a countdown timer on the right hand side. The press release also covered a few more aspects as well as releasing a few photos of the park.

Picture of how the Enchanted Storybook Castle currently looks

  • Shanghai Disneyland Park
From the press release and other information see we know that there will be six lands in the park. Some lands will be familiar like: Fantasyland and Tomorrowland while other lands will be brand new like: Adventure Isle and Treasure Cove. There will be the similar rides from other parks like Peter Pan's flight or Pirates of the Caribbean while also having new rides like TRON Lightcycle Power Run or Roarin' Rapids.
  • Disneyland Hotel & Toy Story Hotel
Shanghai Disneyland will open with only two resort hotels. The Disneyland Hotel will be more themed to look like mansion while the Toy Story Hotel is designed to immerse you into the world of Toy Story.

Disneyland Hotel
Toy Story Hotel

  • Downtown Disney
Disneytown is the name of the Shanghai version of Downtown Disney. There will be a lot of similarities between this version and most other ones but one large difference is that Disneytown will have a Grand Theatre. In the Grand Theatre there will be the first ever production of the Broadway version of The Lion King in Mandarin! There will be a World of Disney store in Disneytown as well but focused more toward Shanghai Disneyland exclusive merchandise.
  • Wishing Star Park
Different from any other park, Shanghai Disneyland will include something call a Wishing Star Park. The Wishing Star Park will be a 40-hectare area that has a walking path going around a large oval lake. Along the way you will run into beautiful gardens. This would be a perfect place to go watch the sunset or the fireworks if you wanted more distance. 

That is all that is known right now but there will be more updates as we find out more!