The Disney100 celebration has began, and Disney kindly invited MickeyBlog alongside for the non-public occasions.
We’ll focus on the Disney100 celebration, Disneyland Park’s new journey, and extra in MickeyBlog Information!
The Walt Disney Firm Is Older Than Dick Van Dyke!
On October 16th, Disney followers will have a good time the date when two brothers, Roy and Walt, went into enterprise for themselves.
The duo confronted early possession points with a personality, Oswald the Fortunate Rabbit.
Discouraged, Walt Disney had no alternative however to invent one other character on the prepare journey house that day. It was Mickey Mouse, who has sustained Disney for the physique of a century.
Disney is throwing itself the world’s biggest birthday celebration, and it thoughtfully invited some MickeyBlog of us to the grand opening.
For those who’ve learn the positioning this week – and disgrace on you in case you haven’t! – you’ve learn our many updates on the occasions, merchandise, and decorations.
Significantly, our marvelous workers posted roughly 100 updates in simply two days! Scroll by means of the positioning in case you missed something.
The New Nighttime Displays
Probably the most vital updates are the brand new nighttime shows. At Disney California Journey, visitors marveled on the newest iteration of a well-recognized present.
Right here’s World of Shade – One:
I like the brand new introductory narration and theming linked to the brand new music, Begin a Wave.
Whereas the present ostensibly highlights a century of Disney magic, most of it facilities on the previous 40 years.
The films begin with Pocahontas and finish with that beloved piece of Marvel music.
World of Shade -One
Disney has leaned into Avengers Campus with a few of its picks, which I feel is intelligent.
The opposite new present is Wondrous Journeys at Disneyland Park, which incorporates projections on Sleeping Magnificence Fort and Foremost Road, U.S.A.
Warning: you WILL get an earworm of the brand new music, It’s Wondrous, by watching this!
This presentation fittingly begins with early animation of Mickey Mouse earlier than it highlights memorable moments from all Walt Disney Animation Studios movies to this point.
Early evaluations are divided on the newest World of Shade providing, however there’s common love for Wondrous Journeys.
Disney’s present creators deserve tons of credit score for Wondrous Journeys. It’s reverential to Disney’s illustrious cinematic historical past in the very best manner.
In the meantime, World of Shade is on iteration six or seven by this level. So, it’s competing with itself, which isn’t straightforward.
World of Shade
I like the brand new present and emphasize that Disney should at all times make these reveals below the belief that it’s the viewer’s first time.
Which Disney beginner wouldn’t adore these visuals and that music?!
The New Disneyland Journey
Photograph: Richard Harbaugh
Since 2010, listed here are the one new rides at Disneyland Park:
- Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
- Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
That’s it. That’s the listing. We might technically embody Snow White’s Enchanted Want, but it surely’s actually only a rehash of an present journey.
Photograph: Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG
Resulting from spatial limits, each new journey on the Happiest Place on Earth comes on the expense of one other leisure choice.
So, when Disneyland opens a brand new journey, it’s a really huge deal. That’s doubly true for the primary Mickey Mouse journey ever!
On Friday, January 27th, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway opened its West Coast model at Disneyland.
As an ardent supporter of the Disney’s Hollywood Studios model, I can’t consider I’m about to say this, however…the Disneyland one is best!
At a minimal, the outside and early portion of the road queue surpass what’s seen within the previous The Nice Film Journey constructing.
Have a look at this beautiful facility!
To the shock of nobody, Disneyland began with a digital queue. In any other case, the standby line on the attraction would have been a bottleneck.
Additionally, I’ve sturdy reminiscences of a good friend unsuccessfully ready greater than 12 hours on opening day at Frozen Ever After. They by no means received to journey as a consequence of technical difficulties.
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway in Toontown
So, yeah. Disney ought to at all times use digital queues for brand new E-ticket sights like this.
Additionally, to the shock of nobody, the opening day digital queue bought out in a few minute.
Disneyland supplied a Lightning Lane choice for the attraction. Disney charged $20 on opening, and costs will probably hover in that vary indefinitely.
As for the journey, right here’s the way it appears at Disneyland:
MickeyBlog’s Jess Landers posted a comparability of the East Coast and West Coast variations. Sure, Disney has constructed one other masterpiece!
One Remaining Reminder of Splash Mountain
Splash Mountain closed as promised final Sunday. Nonetheless, we did uncover one shock the opposite day.
Disney appeared intent on eradicating all reminders of the now-extinct journey. The attraction left the Tip Board on My Disney Expertise whereas individuals have been standing in line for it.
Tiana’s Bayou Journey is already on the Magic Kingdom map!
Inside 24 hours of its closure, Magic Kingdom had a brand new map that confirmed Tiana’s Bayou Journey on it.
Equally, the Splash Mountain Pressed Penny Machine disappeared, which confused followers.
In any case, they’d preserve a continuing line for these souvenirs all through Splash Mountain’s remaining week. So, we presumed they have been gone ceaselessly.
I’m pleased to report that’s not the case. I assume Disney simply wanted to restock the machines as a consequence of heavy use.
By Friday, the Pressed Penny Machine was again at Frontierland! You would nonetheless use it this weekend!
The Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences revealed its nominations for the ninety fifth Oscars.
Disney led all studios with 22 nods throughout its varied entities, together with two for Greatest Image: Banshees of Inisherin and Avatar: The Method of Water.
Banshees of Inisherin, Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges reunion, earned 9 nods general, the second-most on this yr’s competitors.
Photograph: Searchlight Footage
In the meantime, Avatar 2 and Black Panther: Wakanda Eternally gained 4 and 5 nominations, respectively.
The opposite Disney nominees this yr are Turning Crimson (Greatest Animated Characteristic Movie), Empire of Mild (Greatest Cinematography), Fireplace of Love (Greatest Documentary Characteristic Movie), and Le Pupille (Greatest Stay Motion Brief).
In park information, Disneyland Resort has added one other first. The proto-Minnie Mouse, Ortensia, is showing at Disney California Journey by means of February 15th.
We’re in Lunar New 12 months for the 12 months of the Cat, and Walt Disney himself created Ortensia the Cat in 1927.
The character might have develop into what Minnie Mouse is that if not for a number of unusual occasions within the Twenties. And you may meet her for the primary time at Disneyland Resort!
Additionally, the Encanto digital projection at Disneyland Park will return to It’s a Small World in February!
Disneyland Magic Key
Magic Key gross sales stay for 2 annual passes. The Think about Key has bought out once more, although.
At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, we lastly know when Roundup Rodeo BBQ will debut! Its grand opening will happen on March 23rd, 2023. You may learn the menu right here.
Additionally, the Disney Skyliner is present process its common January refurbishment. It’ll reopen tomorrow, January 30th.
Lastly, Disney confirmed the identical factor about Tron Lightcycle Energy Run at Magic Kingdom as Runaway Railway at Disneyland.
When the Tron curler coaster opens, it’ll use solely a digital queue and Lightning Lane. Disney gained’t function a standby queue initially.