Spirit Photography to launch in Thunder Mesa

Ghosts have been seen escaping from the Ravenswood Manor. James Collins Esq. the Thunder Mesa photographer, whose studio is located above Bonanza Outfitters, has set up a mobile studio to try to capture images of these phenomena for the weekly journal “The Mysterious Chronicle” with his innovative “Spectral Camera”.

Photo Credit ED92

While he’s away, the playful ghosts keep taking their own photos with his camera equipment and printing copies of the newspaper!

Obtain your personalised copy of “The Mysterious Chronicle” from June 2018 in Frontierland at Disneyland Paris.

Launching price: 12€.
Launching price for valid PhotoPass+ holder: 6€ (including an additional digital version).

Smartphone App to be used to reserve Character Meet’n’Greets at the Walt Disney Studios Park

In order to make the guest experience even more exceptional, guests will be able to reserve Meet’n’Greets with Disney Characters at several locations in Walt Disney Studios® Park via online reservations at Disneyland Paris.

To take advantage of this new tool, guests should download the Lineberty app (see the QR code on Park maps to download – available on Apple iOS and Android) to make their reservation.

While they wait for their reserved slot, guests can enjoy other experience and attractions around our Disney Parks. Their personalized wait time is available on the app, updated in real time.

Guests will get a notification from the app or an SMS when it’s their turn. To access the meeting point, guests will show their digital ticket (on the app or via SMS).

From June 7, 2018, our guests can enjoy this new system to meet The Incredibles at Art of Disney Animation and Disney Characters at Toon Plaza.

From June 10 through September 30, 2018, during MARVEL Summer of Super Heroes, guests can also use this innovative tool to meet Captain America at Production Courtyard.

Simultaneously, a test will be run at Restaurant En Coulisse from June 7 through August 31, 2018: two cash registers will be for reservations only (between 11:45 am and 3:00 pm).

These reservation-only cash registers will be indicated at the beginning of the queue. Guests will still be able to access other cash registers in the restaurant without reservations, and wait in line.

For guests with Green and Orange Disability passes the system will work the same as for regular guests, as the waiting time will be minimal as the Meet ‘n’ Greet will happen very quickly.

This exciting innovation for guests is in line with the Disneyland Paris innovative vision, and will soon be rolled out in Disneyland® Park, too.

Disney FanDaze News Round-up

With the Disney FanDaze Inaugural Party taking place this weekend at Disneyland Paris here is a round-up of just some of the announcements that were made last week about the event.

If your attending Disney’s FanDaze you will be able to pick up your registration packs in the Disney Village Dome from Friday 1st of June between 17:00 – 00:30 and on Saturday 2nd of June between 08:00 – 22:00.

The Disney Village Dome is located behind the Rainforest Cafe and next to MacDonalds in the Disney Village.

We understand all members of your party must attend the Dome to collect their registration packs.

If you have booked one of the FanDaze packages you must first check-in to your Disney Hotel to collect your FanDaze vouchers and take these to the Disney Dome to enable you to register for the event.

Those with tickets for the Inaugural FanDaze VIP Party Dinner, this will be held at the Manhattan Restaurant in Disney’s New York at 19:30 on Friday 1st June.

A very special conference with Euro Disney SCA President Catherine Powell will be held during the Disney FanDaze event starting at 20:30 in Animagique Theatre.

Powell’s appearance will clash with the ticketed ‘A Duffy & Friends’ panel also being held at 20:30 in the Art of Disney Animation.

You would not be able to reserve for Powell’s conference as it is first come first served for the Infinity Passholders only and her talk will last about 30 minutes.

You can be the first to learn all the secrets about Phantom Manor’s big refurbishment project at the exclusive Tom Fitzgerald conference being held at 22:00 in the Animagique Theater.

Duffy and I will be attending FanDaze and you will be able to follow our adventures on Facebook and Twitter.

Finally get you in the mood for this weekends FanDaze party here is the full theme song of DisneyFanDaze!

Mastercard benefits for Disneyland Paris visitors

Under the partnership between Mastercard and Disneyland Paris, Mastercard holders can enjoy permanent advantages when they visit Disneyland Paris, subject to certain conditions.

These advantages are currently available and can be reserved on the day of the holder’s visit at City Hall or Studio Services.

Reservations are only valid for the same day.

From mid-June, you will be able to pick up a flyer with all the advantages, eligibility conditions, and restrictions from any Disney Hotel Concierge, or at City Hall or Studio Services.

Signage advertising the advantages will also be put in place in June.

Description of advantages:

Reserved places every day in a selection of available shows. (depending on season and venue opening).

Tickets are only available to be reserved for the same day at City Hall or Studio Services for one Mastercard holder of legal age (holder must be present and show ID), and up to four companions.

This service is subject to availability and does not give priority access in the performance venue where the places have been reserved. One reservation per day and per cardholder.

Any Mastercard holder who purchases a 5-hour (consecutive) VIP tour with his or her Mastercard will receive a sixth hour for free.

To check availability or make a reservation, visit City Hall or Studio Services on the same day as you wish to complete the tour.

Any Mastercard holder who purchases a Guided Tour with his or her Mastercard will be given direct access to the attraction of his or her choice (subject to availability) and seat reservations for one show (chosen from a list available daily to Mastercard holders).

Valuable for any Mastercard holder of legal age with up to four companions. To check availability or make a reservation, visit City Hall or Studio Services on the same day as you wish to complete the tour and enjoy the attraction/show. Guided Tours are not private.

In all three cases, a Disney Parks ticket is required to enjoy these advantages.

Festival of Fantasy parade float bursts into flames at Walt Disney World.

Maleficent’s dragon spectacularly caught fire during yesturdays 3pm “Festival of Fantasy” parade at Walt Disney World.

The fire was quickly extinguished and the area promptly cleared, a Disney World spokeswoman said. There were no injuries to employees or visitors, she said.

In a video shot by a park guest the dragon representing the Sleeping Beauty character Maleficent appears to be in the l Liberty Square area of the Magic Kingdom, with its head bobbing and flames growing.

Reedy Creek fire department responded to the incident, but the fire was already out.

It is unknown if a similar dragon float that is featured in “Disney Stars on Parade” at Disneyland Paris will be operational today.

Disneyland Paris launches online restaurant reservations

During the last few weeks Disneyland Paris has been trialling online booking reservations for its table service restaurants.

Below are the direct links to the Disneyland Paris website to enable you to make your dining reservations at the resort a little bit easier.   In some instances you may have to copy and paste the URL  directly into your browser to get them to work.

We understand that this service is a trial and may be withdrawn at any time.

Agrabah Cafe

Auberge de Cendrillon

Bistrot Chez Remy

Cafe Mickey

California Grill

Cape Cod

Captain Jacks

Chuck Wagon Cafe

Hunters Grill


La Cantina

La Grange

Parkside Diner

Plaza Gardens

Restaurant des Stars

Silver Spur Steakhouse



Yacht Club

Disney Loves Jazz, Soiree of Jazz at Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris has announced a “Disney Loves Jazz, Soiree of Jazz” at the Walt Disney Studios Park on Saturday, September 29, 2018, from 8pm to 1am.

Guests will be able to experience a fun night full of jazz styles & rhythms performed by multiple artists throughout the park, and attend for the first time at Disneyland Paris, Jazz Loves Disney in concert starring internationally renowned artists*!

Disney Loves Jazz, Soiree of Jazz at Disneyland Paris, is also the opportunity to share unique moments with the jazziest Disney Characters and ride the most popular attractions at night!

Tickets will go on sale from May 17, 2018.

*Names will be announced at a later stage

Think Strawberries appointed to market Disneyland Paris in Indian

Travel representation company Think Strawberries has been appointed as the Sales, Media, Marketing and PR Representative in India for Disneyland Paris. In addition to this, Visit Orlando have signed on with Think Strawberries for Representation in both India and UAE.

“2018 has been a terrific start for us. We are thrilled with the successful acquisition of marquee accounts, which demonstrates that Think Strawberries is future ready and recognized by some of the finest, global brands. We have built Think Strawberries as a distinctive enterprise, offering a differentiated line of services – backed up with our commitment to be thought leaders in technology, innovation, best in class talent from top corporate and consulting companies in India and abroad,” Amit Kishore, Co-founder, Think Strawberries, said.

Speaking on the company’s diverse and expanding product portfolio, Munnmunn Marwah – COO, Think Strawberries said: “We have worked very hard over the past few years to position Think Strawberries as a leader that is defining the frontiers of Travel Representation. Added to our investments in technology, we bring deep knowledge and equity to the marketplace. Our model mirrors state-of-art structures, processes, service standards and best practices.”

Source: Travel Trends Today

Toy Story themed plane takes to the skies.

China Eastern Airlines has launched a Disney Pixar Toy Story themed aircraft.

The aircraft is a join venture between the Shanghai Disney Resort the airline, and it made its maiden flight from Shanghai to Beijing on 28 April 2018.

This was the first flight made by a themed aircraft in the Chinese mainland that is painted on the outside and decorated inside.

London Resort theme parks 3,500 hotel rooms to be operated by Intercontinental Hotel Group.

London Resort Company Holdings the group behind the proposed £3.5 billion ‘London Resort’ theme park, has brought in a new group of senior staff to push forward with the project.

The Intercontinental Hotel Group, the owners of Crowne Plaza and the Holiday Inn Express group of hotels has been brought on board to operate the resort’s 3,500 hotel rooms.

Humphrey Percy, group CEO of the project’s parent company Kuwaiti European Holdings, said he is confident that plans will be approved and affordable.

“We have the financial backing to take us all the way through that process,” he added.

The company is due to make an application for planning permission this year.

If the Government approves the plans, the park will be built in the Swanscombe Peninsula in Dartford, Kent and could be open in 2023.