May 2016 Disneyland Paris Trading Pins


Next month sees  a Star Wars and Finding Dory theme to the trading being released at Disneyland Paris.

With four Star Wars pins being  being released on 4 May,  all of them limited editions to 600 they are going to become quite popular amongst the Star Wars pin trading comment  so  ‘May the 4th’ be with you if your going to the Pueblo Trading Post that morning.

The 14 May sees a collection of Finding Dory pins and a lanyard being released and the Tsum Tsum pin collection grows on 21 May with three new pins in the series being released.

The next Pin Trading event is being held at the Bever Creak Tavern at Disney’s Sequoia Lodge Hotel on Friday 27 May starting at 6pm.

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Is a Winnie-the-Pooh Meet ‘n’ Greet location on its way to Fantasyland?

French fan site ED92 has posted two photographs today on its Facebook page of some honey pots that have appeared in Disneyland Paris near the Enchanted Tree in Fantasyland.

Could this be the start of the creation of a fixed Winnie-the-Pooh and Friends Meet ‘n’ Greet location in Fantasyland? 

Source: ED92

Further information released about the Mickey and the Magician show.

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Disneyland Paris has released further information today about the new ‘Mickey and the Magician’  show that will make its debut on 2 July 2016 and will run until 8 January 2017. The show will be presented in the Animagique Theater, in Toon Studio, in the Walt Disney Studios Park, and there will be several Franco-English shows per day.


New: “Mickey and the Magician”
at Walt Disney Studios® Park:
An incredible show with amazing illusions

Entertainment just keeps on creating new surprises at Disneyland Paris®. This summer, the public will be able to enjoy “Mickey and the Magician” for the first time. This show, specially created for Walt Disney Studios® Park, will star the mouse who started it all.

Mickey is poised to become the hero of a brand new story. Far from his recent roles of master of ceremonies, this new show will take him back to where Disney magic all began. He is embarking on a unique experience where magic fuels dreams. Mickey will learn valuable lessons from iconic Disney Magicians leading him to his dream of becoming a Magician. But these lessons are full of surprises, because, although enthusiastic by nature, Mickey is terribly clumsy.

A new adventure for Mickey
Go back in time to Paris at the turn of the 19th century… and enter a great Magician’s atelier, where the assistant is no other than a certain Mickey Mouse! Night has fallen. Tinker Bell has spread a little stardust. When he is given the task of cleaning up the atelier before sunrise, the young apprentice gets distracted! Nothing turns out as expected. Mickey finds himself accidentally transported to the most magical Disney film worlds. He becomes the hero in this incredible show where illusion is key and the audience find themselves plunged into a world of magic and delight.

A magical story
To illustrate this return to where the magic all began, the creators of “Mickey and the Magician” draw inspiration from the great illusionist Georges Méliès and the famous magician Robert-Houdin. This is not a traditional magic show. The illusions will form the basis of this brand new story. Disneyland Paris has called on the acclaimed magician Paul Kieve to create these illusions.   “It’s hard to think of the word ‘Disney’ without also thinking of the word ‘Magic’. I became fascinated with magic when I was 10 years old and was always inventing ideas in my head. One of the great things about working on ‘Mickey and the Magician’ is that I can bring some of these ideas into reality!” said Paul Kieve.

“When I was 10 years old I was taken to Disneyland in California. Magic of course became my life, so to have the opportunity to bring wonderful magic into a permanent live show in Disneyland Paris, surrounded by these classic Disney characters is a dream come true for me. I’m excited that thousands and thousands of kids of all ages will be introduced not only to live magic, but to high quality live theatre by watching Mickey and the Magician. I hope it will be an experience they will never forget.”

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Stars from Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Aladdin and Frozen all lend a hand
Every object has a story and the Magician’s secret attic is cluttered with amazing artefacts, curious props, and mysterious objects: a hat, a candlestick, a zoetrope, a lamp and a crystal ball among other things. Distracted from his task, Mickey stirs the magic within each object. He then embarks upon an extraordinary journey strewn with breath-taking illusions magical moments, and crosses paths with iconic Disney magicians.

 The Fairy Godmother from Cinderella unveils her famous spell, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo. Rafiki, the mandrill and great mystic from The Lion King will remind him of the meaning of “The Circle of Life”. The Genie from Aladdin performs an eccentric number for him to the tune of the famous song “Friend Like Me”. Lumière, the French candlestick from Beauty and the Beast has a surprise in store for him with his new enchanted version of “Be Our Guest”. Finally, Elsa, from Frozen, will show him how to…”Let It Go”!

He will learn from each in turn as they share amazing magical moments with him, to help him discover the true meaning of the word “magic”.

The magic of the music
The unforgettable songs that helped to make each of these major films such a success have been specially re-orchestrated. “Mickey and the Magician” promises the audience great music featuring completely unexpected sounds. For example, “Be Our Guest”, the star song from Beauty and the Beast, will feature the sounds of the circus; while “Friend Like Me”, sung by the Genie from Aladdin, takes on a Broadway style, integrating tricks and tap dancing. The show also features a brand new song.

“Mickey and the Magician” sees Mickey take on a different role and gives the audience another opportunity to see the stars of Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Aladdin and even Frozen come to life on stage. A funny, musical, mischievous and moving show… full of illusions! Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo!

 

 

 

Is Fantillusion returning to Disneyland Paris? 


Rumours are circulating that the much loved Fantillusion night-time parade is returning to Disneyland Paris for the resorts 25th Anniversary and will run from April 2017 until at least January 2018.  

German Disneyland Paris fan site dein-dlrp.de are reporting that the new Fantillusion parade will operate  on a daily basis and will be comprised of six new parade floats,  illuminated costumes for almost 100 dancers and a new soundtrack.

The original Disneyland Paris Fantillusion parade originated  from Tokyo Disneyland where it had 31 floats and operated between 1995 until 2001.  

15 of the floats were then sold to Disneyland Paris and the parade premiered at the resort in July 2003 and ran until 2007.  

The Paris Fantillusion parade compromised of 13 floats and ran on the traditional parade route for 25 minutes, and told a classic tale of good verses evil.

Disney Movie Rewards comes to an end

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The Walt Disney Company has announced today that the Disney Movie Rewards program will be closing this September.

Disney Movie Rewards members have until midday on 28 September 2016 to spend their points to redeem sticker sheets, cardboard O-rings and a selection of Disney DVDs and Blu-rays

Rewards members are also being offered  one free month of DisneyLife and four months half price in exchange for 300 points.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Tsum Tsums to arrive in Europe on 21 June 2016

 

On 21 June 2016 you will be able to bring home The Force with Rey, Fin and Kylo Ren as Star Wars: The Force Awakens Tsum Tsums arrive  into North American and European Disney Stores.
The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Tsum Tsum collection will feature nine mini Tsum Tsums,  inspired by the characters from the film: Rey, Rey with goggles; Kylo Ren; BB-8; Finn Stormtrooper; Finn in pilot jacket; Captain Phasma; Poe Dameron; and a First Order Stormtrooper. 

There will also be a Big BB-8 Tsum Tsum and Medium Tsums featuring Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma and BB-8.

The collection will first launch in Japan on May the Fourth.

New look Mickey and Minnie Mouse debut at Shanghai Disneyland Resort.

The new look Mickey and Minnie Mouse made their debut at the Shanghai Disneyland Resort this week.

Here are some comparisons photographs of the old and the new to help you compare.

The new style Mickey & Minnie will be be appearing at a Disney theme park near you soon.

I wonder if Philippe Gas the General Manager  of Shanghai Disneyland had any input in their design?