Southampton Pin Trading Meet

Disney Pin traders will be heading down to the Southampton Disney Store on Saturday 6th August when the store will be hosting a Pin Trading Meet between 9.30 am until 2.00 pm.

The Disney Store in Southampton is located at Unit 17, The Marlands Centre, Southampton. SO14 7SJ.

For more information check out the events page on Facebook.

Has the Ratatouille Dark Ride been given the green light?

DLRPToday.com are reporting that John Lasseter who is now Principal Creative Advisor for Walt Disney Imagineering was spotted in Disneyland Paris this month, and he was seen on the new Ratatouille Road, the location of the proposed Ratatouille Dark Ride, in Walt Disney Studios.
The Chief Creative Officer of PIXAR and Disney Animation Studios was spotted touring WDS with Tom Fitzgerald, Executive Vice President and Senior Creative Executive, and Chrissie Allen, Senior Show Producer. 

Last weekend word began spreading that funding for the ride had finally been secured and the latest is that construction should start this year and take 18 months.

More info over on DLRPToday.com

Photo Mr. Freddy (Disney Central Plaza)

Ticket prices for Terrorific Night III released

For two nights, Disneyland Paris abandons dreams to put you in the heart of your worst nightmares …
So if you are you ready to experience the darkest night of your life?
Face your darkest fears?
Will you be strong enough to face them?
So forget everything you thought you knew, and dare to take part in the adventure…

Yes, Terrorific Night returns to Walt Disney Studios on the 29th and 30th October for twice the thrills this year and tickets will cost 32 Euros and will be available from the fanc.com web site soon!.

This event is not recommended for children under 12 years.

Disneyland Paris and Hertz sign new five-year partnership

Pictured: Michel Taride, Executive Vice President, Hertz Corporation with Mickey and Philippe Gas CEO of Euro Disney

Disneyland Paris and Hertz have signed a new, five-year official partnership agreement for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The two companies are also celebrating the 15th anniversary of their partnership.

This partnership will continue to offer an array of services for guests and Disney Cast Members (company employees) alike at Disneyland Paris, Europe’s largest tourist destination, with over 15 million guests annually.
Guests staying in any of the Resort’s hotel rooms may use a direct line to the Hertz rental agency in Chessy Marne-la-Vallée to rent a vehicle. Cast Members may also benefit from special rates when renting a vehicle or buying a used vehicle from Hertz.
Hertz will continue to enjoy strong visibility throughout the amusement theme park, with the ongoing sponsorship of Main Street Vehicles, as well as the stroller rental service in the Resort’s Disneyland Park and the Walt Disney Studios Park. The Hertz brand will also be present in various emblematic spots including in the sets at Disney Studio 1 and on the car license plates of taxis parked in front of Restaurant des Stars and Disney’s Hotel New York.
The renewed partnership also kickstarts a programme of new joint marketing activity with Disneyland Paris across Europe, and will allow Hertz to develop relationships with the wider Disney organization.
For example, Hertz will support the launch of the Disney Cars 2 movie—one of the world’s largest global entertainment franchises—across Europe this summer through direct and online campaigns that include fun competitions. The car rental company has also unveiled a new, Disney-themed children’s play area at its London Heathrow Airport location as part of a refurbishment programme.
Michel Taride, President of Hertz International and Executive Vice President, Hertz Corporation, said: “We are delighted to renew for another five years this dynamic and historic partnership between Euro Disney and Hertz. As companies with a shared vision for superior quality and a great family experience, we have common goals of delivering excellent service aimed at satisfying the needs of extended families across Europe.”
“Strategic partnerships are one of the driving elements in the growth of Disneyland Paris. The renewal of our partnership for another five years represents new opportunities for both companies to use their joint know-how to offer a top quality guest experience,” declared Philippe Gas, CEO of Euro Disney SAS.

Source: Breaking Travel News

Disneyland Paris holiday giveaway by Morrisons.

Morrisons supermarket is teaming up with Walt Disney for a major summer promotion in which the supermarket will give away a thousand two-night family holidays at Disneyland Paris.
The winning ‘golden tickets’ will be distributed in packets of Disney character trading cards. The promotion begins on 11 July and runs for the next seven weeks. Customers will receive a packet of cards for every £30 they spend in Morrisons, as well as extra packs when they buy any one of 140 top brands, including PG Tips.
“We wanted to run the biggest giveaway of the summer and give every one of our customers a chance to win a fantastic prize,” said Morrisons commercial director Richard Hodgson. “We just hope that 32 million packets will be enough to cope with demand.”
Ginger Taggart, executive marketing director for Disney Destinations International UK, said “We believe this will resonate with shoppers by providing something for their children to enjoy, with the added benefit for parents of a chance to win one of the stays.”

Source: The Grocer