Posts Tagged ‘disney’

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FutureCOT

September 1, 2019

Ohhhh, this is nice. There’s a big push of investment about to be poured into EPCOT at Walt Disney World, and one of the new buildings teased looks like this:

Colour me intrigued!  I love its futuristic/biophilic flair, and I get a very world-expo vibe from it.  Especially with the promotional poster like this:

Very nice!  Fingers crossed it survives intact from these schematic/conceptual drawings into reality…

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Wonder Wednesday

May 1, 2019

A short film reel from 1957 of Walt Disney speaking about the invention of the MultiPlane camera, used in their feature animated productions:

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Marvels, Bricks, and Dragons, oh my!

March 21, 2019

A trio of weekends, a trio of movies, and now a trio of capsule reviews!  Got a chance to catch The Lego Movie 2, How To Train Your Dragon 3, and Captain Marvel…

Potential Spoilers Ahead!

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Wonder Wednesday

February 20, 2019

Lovely pic of a happy Nala by the character designer and supervising animator for the original (animated) film!

by Aaron Blaise

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Wonder Wednesday

January 30, 2019

In keeping with the recent theme!

Disneyland upon opening in 1955:

And here’s the same(ish) view of Disneyland just a few months ago:

It’s amazing to see how much Disneyland has grown, both in density and by expanding outward beyond the railway (not to mention California Adventure, most of which isn’t shown in the picture).  The railway itself has changed over the years, especially so for the new (and positively ginormous) Star Wars land, adopting a more sinuous route around the shortened river…

(It’s also fun to see how much has changed around the park — from groves to hotels and houses!)

 

 

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Wonder Saturday (aka Wednesday)

January 26, 2019

Missed the usual Wonder Wednesday post this week as it was in the midst of another wonderful day at Disneyland!

Meeting up with some old friends…

Chip and Dale were totally amused by my shirt, and spent several minutes alternately pointing themselves out, hiding the other’s picture, doing hearts over them, and so on, all in a rapid flurry of paws.  It was great!

Getting a deliciously big hug from Tigger…

I went with my friend Shadow Cheetah, who, as a costumer himself, totally loved watching all the mannerisms and especially interactions of the Disney characters with the guests.  It was also his first time to Disneyland, for which I was incredibly excited and honoured to be the one to introduce him to all the theme park magic.

Can’t say hi to Tigger without visiting Pooh as well!

Also finally got a chance to try out the new Guardians ride at California Adventure, and it’s a blast!  The Rocket animatronic in the antechamber was especially well done.  Only got a chance to ride it once, so only saw one of the six music/sequence combos.  More for next time!

Also got a chance to see the latest of the Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge construction.  You can get a great view from the second lift hill on Thunder Mountain, and what a view, oh my!  Night had fallen, but the land was still lit up letting us see just how big it is.  It. Is. Freakin. Huge.  I never grasped the scope of it until now.  Framed by the spires of Thunder Mountain, it filled the horizon to the edges of our vision with massive rock formations and a mess of buildings.  And it’s all looking great already, the detail and the level of craft I think is going to be mind blowing.

 

Click on the above to see it in a 360 degree panorama format!  (You may need to click on it a few times to get to the panorama feature)

To finish off the day we attended the Mickey and Minnie mouse 90th birthday dance party on Main Street.  With a gaggle of Disney songs remixed (quite well) into a dance beat, it was a rocking time as projections flowed over every facade down main street, accompanied by a thousand spotlights all waving in patterns to the beat (even around the castle, which was half-covered in scrim for maintenance — you can see it in the image above).

As the lights returned to normal and the after-party music began, Shade and I continued to dance away, eliciting cheers and “right on!”s from other guests as they began to stream towards the exit.  A powerfully fun end to a wonderful day.

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Wonder Wednesday

December 19, 2018

The old, short lived, and long removed Disney Fort Wilderness Railroad!