Category: Disney

Brand New Finale Scene This Fall For Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire At The Magic Kingdom

The season of Fall is approaching soon towards the Disney Parks at Walt Disney World and with that will be addition towards a new finale scene towards recent stage show at the Magic Kingdom of “Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire”. The show replaced the former “Dream Along With Mickey” that lasted many years before the Friendship Faire took over at the Magic Kingdom.

Starting this September 2nd according towards the Disney Parks Blog, with new costume designs, choreography, and hearing a new original song celebrating the season of Fall from the songwriters by Valerie Vigoda and Brendan Milburn who also wrote the show’s song of “On This Day”. Here’s more details by the Disney Parks Blog in what their guests can expect this upcoming September 2nd:

Presented on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage, “Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire” brings to life beloved Disney stories both classic and contemporary in a spectacular performance featuring memorable music, lively dancing, delightful costumes and special effects magic. Mickey and his troupe of Merry Makers have invited friends from other lands to join them in a grand celebration. In addition to favorites like Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Goofy, the show also brings together a wonderful cast of characters including Anna, Elsa and Olaf from “Frozen;” Rapunzel, Flynn Rider and the gang from the Snuggly Duckling in “Tangled;” and Tiana, Naveen and Louis from “The Princess and the Frog.

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In also addition in starting this weekend of the popular “Main Street Trolley Show” in where the performers will greet guests with a joyful song about magic that can happen during the Fall season. Be sure to check out that guys and let me know what you think and also the new final scene they will be adding this September 2nd? For everything magical and Disney and all other themed entertainment news, keep checking back here at SkywalkingAdventure.com

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Brand New Halloween Parade For Mickey’s Halloween Party at the Disneyland Resort

The 2016 Halloween season is starting very soon for the Disney Parks and something “spooky” and a new “treat” is coming towards the Disneyland Resort. Beginning this year, guests can experience and see an all new brand new parade called the “Frightfully Fun Parade” that takes towards the streets of the park from the spirits of the deepest bayous from New Orleans towards Halloweentown and more according towards the Disney Parks Blog.

It isn’t confirmed yet if the current parade that has been used before in the past and where it will be going but, here are some the details from the Disney Parks Blog of what guests can expect for the Halloween season for the new parade at Disneyland:

The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow sets the mood as he arrives on his ghostly black steed just ahead of the parade itself, carrying a flickering jack-o-lantern as a warning to everyone along the parade route.”

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From “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas,” Jack Skellington the Pumpkin King brings greetings from Halloweentown, as residents arrive to celebrate their favorite time of year. Grim, grinning ghosts come out to socialize when Disney’s iconic Haunted Mansion attraction comes to “afterlife,” with swirling ballroom dancers, ominous gravediggers and a trio of hitchhiking ghosts. Inspired by Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog,” Dr. Facilier calls on mystical powers, summoning his Shadow Men from the bayou to loom large over his strange and twisted Voodoo parlor, and the mischievous Disney Villains appear out of the darkness, ready to stir up some trouble. A dark and dungeon-like lair takes over the parade route, bringing with it a wicked gathering of villainy from Hades and the Evil Queen to Jafar, Cruella and more!

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Mickey’s Halloween Party will run from September 23rd-October 31st, 2016 on selected nights with the “Frightfully Fun Parade” and if your planning on attending this separate ticked event and can be purchased here. As personally as a big Haunted Mansion fanatic I am very excited to see this and something brand new for a seasonal kind of parade that is ready to “materialize”to incoprate the Hitchhiking Ghosts into towards the parade.

Let me know your thoughts and comments down below on what you think of this guys! For everything “spooky” and magical for Disney and all other themed entertainment news, keep checking back here at SkywalkingAdventure.com

Steven Tyler’s Inappropriate Hand Gesture Gets Edited By Disney During Rock N’ Roller Coaster’s Pre Show

As someone like myself who likes to be “Living on The Edge” for roller coasters anytime I go to Disney, Rock N’ Roller Coaster is defiantly one of them as a top favorite of mine. Rock N’ Roller Coaster opened up on July 29th, 1999 where the classic rock band Aerosmith takes their fans in a super stretch limo and rushes them in order to make for their concert. Well 17 years later a discovery was founded in the pre show room in the queue before you jam it up with the band and flying at high speeds.

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Reported by Inside the Magic as the source of it, a very close observation was noticed of Steven Tyler doing an inappropriate sexual hand gesture that he did being called “The Shocker” and in which you play with your Google if you don’t know what I mean. The clip in the pre show was “digitally altered” and was erased of that gesture without any comment from Disney as of right now for any updates.

In some background information that three tweets were sent out between 2014 and 2016 that three people on Twitter discovered Steven Tyler doing “The Shocker” hand gesture as it was reported by WZLX CBS Local News . So there could have been a fair chance that some people knew this ahead of time before it was discovered and the clip being edited by Disney at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Here’s the updated version in the pre show room on Rock N’ Roller Coaster via Ryan Kennedy on YouTube.

So what do I think of this whole situation? Clearly I didn’t catch that minor detail because I too focused on the pre show and just enjoying of what the band was talking about to get myself all amped up before going on the coaster. I have ridden Rock N’ Roller dozens of times even when I was younger and I didn’t even noticed of what the hand gesture meant till now 17 years later since this is the internet and social media generation. But now this modified small detail that Disney did was for them not looking bad as a company and not trying to offend people who someone caught onto this.

Ironically not too long ago, frontman and lead singer Steve Tyler of Aerosmith visited the attraction for his 68th birthday back in March at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and high fiving and taking photos and signing some autographs for his fans after doing Rock N’ Roller Coaster. If you don’t know what I am talking about, watch the video down below.

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 Frontman and Lead Singer, Steven Tyler of famous classic rock band Aerosmith with his family on March 28th, 2016 for his 68th birthday. Source: (© Disney Parks Blog)

Frontman and Lead Singer, Steven Tyler getting off Rock N’ Roller Coaster and enjoying the day on his birthday back in March with his family and some of his fans.

Also a side note, Steven Tyler posted this photo a couple of hours ago on his via Twitter page of the whole edited hand gesture during the pre show.

So what do you guys think about the edited/alterted hand gesture being change during the pre show on Rock N’ Roller Coaster? Let me know in the comments section below, and for the “Same Old Story and Dance” and everything else Disney and other themed entertainment news, keep checking back here at SkywalkingAdventure.com

New D23 Destination D Logo And Event Highlights In November

Following up from last post in which can be founded here in where I spoke of some of the information of the upcoming event of D23 Destination D: Amazing Adventures coming up in November at Walt Disney World. The D23 site also showed off their new logo as well and if you want to know the event highlights in this article, that can be read down below.

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Brand new D23 Destination D: Amazing Adventures Logo. Source: (© Disney)

Highlights of D23 Destination D: Amazing Adventures will include:

-Welcome to Adventureland: Set off on a journey through “Adventurelands” at Disney Parks around the world, beginning with a rare look at artist Harper Goff’s exotic concepts for Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

-Tales from the Jungle Cruise: Fans of “the backside of water” unite! Discover the legendary history of the world-famous attraction with a panel of wisecracking experts, including a behind-the-scenes look at recent holiday overlays and the new Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.

-Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort’s 45th Anniversary: From tropical hideaways to enchanting entertainment, celebrate the spirit of aloha as D23 looks back at 45 years of the classic South Pacific-themed getaway.

-New Walt Disney World Adventures: From Soarin’ Around the World to Rivers of Light—Get an insider’s glimpse into the latest experiences across Walt Disney World Resort as Disney Imagineers provide a behind-the-scenes look at new and upcoming entertainment.

-Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Evolving a New Species of Theme Park—Explore the origins and incredible evolution of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, from early concepts to up-close looks at new enhancements to be discovered at the park.

Magic Journeys: 45 Years of Walt Disney World Adventures—Celebrate the 45th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort with a nostalgic journey through some of the Vacation Kingdom’s most unique and fondly-remembered adventures!

-A Look Back at Walt Disney’s True-Life Adventures—Join Disney historians on an expedition through the landmark True-Life Adventure series, which earned the Disney Studio eight Academy Awards®!

-The Art and Adventures of Marc Davis—Discover the adventurous artwork of artist, animator, and Disney Legend Marc Davis with Walt Disney Imagineering Senior Production Designer Chris Merritt, who is authoring a new book on the Disney Legend.

 

For everything magical and Disney and other themed entertainment news, keep checking back here at SkywalkingAdventure.com

Director James Cameron Will Reveal New Details Of The Pandora Expansion In November

The highly anticipated Pandora expansion from director James Cameron’s 2009 “Avatar” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is currently to open up somewhat next year in 2017. According towards io9, a panel of D23 Destination D: Amazing Adventures will be taking place of a two-day event on November 19th and November 20th, 2016 at the Contemporary Resort in Walt Disney World. This panel discussion will include director James Cameron, producer Jon Landau, Imagineer Joe Rohde & many more panelists to talk about more about the immersive world of Pandora of the 12-acre expansion.

 

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AVATAR-Inspired Land Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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James Cameron’s highly successful blockbuster film will transport Walt Disney World guests into the natural and wild exotic world of Pandora and the locals of the Na’vi people. Artist Concept Source: (© Disney).

 

This event is only open towards D23 Fan Club members like myself who is a gold member and tickets and more information can be founded on D23’s Official Site here. The Pandora expansion was discussed at last year’s D23 Fan Expo in Anaheim, California for some details of the expansion concept but not a whole lot. For now all we can do is wait till November for those new details and my blog will provide you guys updates as the Pandora expansion progresses. For everything magical and Disney and other themed entertainment news, keep checking back here at SkywalkingAdventure.com

The Main Street Electrical Light Parade To Conclude this October 9th At The Magic Kingdom & Paint The Night Update

Just recently that, news broke out the Main Street Electrical Light Parade is coming to an end this coming October 9th at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Being reported by WDWNT that entertainment cast members contracts will not be renewed. The night-time parade will be relocating towards Disneyland as being confirmed on the Disney Parks Blog for a limited time since it first appeared 20 years ago.

The quintessential Disney Parks nighttime parade, the Main Street Electrical Parade began at Disneyland park in 1972, shining brightly in the memories of thousands of Disneyland park guests until the end of its initial run in 1996. It returned to the Disneyland Resort as Disney’s Electrical Parade, bringing magical Disney stories to Disney California Adventure park from 2001 until 2010, when it crossed the country to begin its most recent run at Walt Disney World Resort.” according towards the Disney Parks Blog for its background history of the parade.

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As for “Paint the Night” on the opposite coast in Disneyland that was for 60th Diamond Celebration will continue its run till September 5th and will return on selected nights during the holiday nights throughout this year. In which leaves Walt Disney World at the Magic Kingdom with no night-time parade.

In which some fans were thinking that “Paint the Night” was coming towards the east coast for the Magic Kingdom’s 45th anniversary as a rumor guess but, no confirmation beyond this point until more information is released than.

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So what do I think about this news? I am somewhat glad it’s leaving because it will give the locals and there AP holder visitors at Disneyland to get their nostalgia fix on. But it leaves the Magic Kingdom with nothing and only matter of time of what’s next for a new or old nighttime parade. For everything Disney and everything else magical and all other themed entertainment news, keep checking back here at SkywalkingAdventure.com.

Guardians Of The Galaxy: Mission Breakout! And What Does This Mean For Disney California Adventure?

Disney attractions that are iconic and classic like for example the Tower of Terror, the Haunted Mansion, Space Mountain etc and hearing something through the grapevine as either a big or small rumor, the Disney fandom certainly loves to speculate and gets very curious of what takes over there favorite rides. The famous The Hollywood Hotel: The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is now the focus of what is next for Disney California Adventure

Before I dive into the details here, we need to rewind towards of the month of April 2016 and certain other months leading up towards the conclusion of this story with some general background information here. 4 months ago WDWNT broke out a rumor story for a Guardians of the Galaxy attraction and replacing it for the infamous The Twilight Zone: Tower of Terror. This started a epidemic panic on social media and thinking this was going to take over the Orlando’s Tower of Terror in Disney’s Hollywood Studios too, in which this case it doesn’t.

Where towards everyone’s acknowledgement that the Marvel/Universal contract limits the Walt Disney World area towards certain Marvel IPs within a 60 mile radius in the Orlando area. In which that Guardians of the Galaxy is a licensed IP underneath Disney and doesn’t apply underneath the Marvel/Universal contract since Disney bought the Marvel rights on August 31st, 2009 for $4.24 billion dollars. I am somewhat knowledgeable of how the contract works but I am not a professional lawyer to know all the ends and outs of the contract under by the Marvel/Universal that separates it from Disney.

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In the month of May 2016, Orlando United published a story explaining and breaking down the whole Marvel/Universal contract because it was being brought up again cause of the rumor Guardians of the Galaxy/Tower of Terror take over. You can read the full Sec.Gov contract right here if you want too. Attractions Magazine also did a detailed breakdown through there rumor queue page explaining for the future of Super Hero Island at Universal Studios’ Islands of Adventure. In there page they did a explanation about Guardians of the Galaxy in this statement that:

We aren’t privy to the contract, but I’ve been told by a source that each property was explicitly detailed as to what manner they were to be used by Universal, and this doesn’t include every Marvel property in existence. For instance, the “Guardians of the Galaxy” aren’t present at Universal Orlando, but have been seen as costumed characters at Walt Disney World.”-Attractions Magazine. In explanation of what they meant was them as face characters for Guardians of the Galaxy in the parks during special private events if you seen through social media in which were Starlord and Gamora.

This was also getting the media attention from the Orlando Sentinel and the Orlando Weekly too referring towards the same subject of the Guardians of the Galaxy take over for The Twilight Zone: Tower of Terror. If you want also want a good article to read about the same matter of what I am talking about check out this article by ThemeParkInsider of explaining the Guardians of the Galaxy push into the Tower of Terror at Disney California Adventure.

So what does all this background information I just explained and all mean now? It means a whole lot of speculation and potential guesses of what the next project or expansion is coming down the pipeline for the park at Disney California Adventure with a rumor of a Marvel themed expansion next too.

In my guess that since the Guardians attraction is taking over this, and is probably a set phase in order to prompt the resort’s guests and AP Holders to provide a certain content since the Star Wars Land expansion is still yet TBA of a certain completion date right across next door in Disneyland. It is also probably a certain topic for the Guardians take over cause of voluntary budget cutting since Disney have invested so much in applying it towards Star Wars and if a Marvel themed expansion is coming later on. This will either make everyone excited or not cause of the Marvel brand name and some are profound of superheroes and some are not.

This also applies for the Disneyland 60th coming towards an end on September 5th of this year with the Disneyland: Forever fireworks being pulled just to save some extra cash and well… because of budget cutting too. Also the fact that with Disney didn’t renew the license under CBS for the show of “The Twilight Zone” cause of heavy amount of royalty fees that Disney was paying off and the result was the Marvel take over for the Tower of Terror.

Not knowing this layover can open possibilities between character and merchandise balancing that have been non existent in a theme park setting before too. Since Super Hero HQ closed down recently in the Innoventions building at Tomorrowland and brought over Captain America and Spider-Man towards California Adventure. This would be a guess to apply it for the Guardians of the Galaxy and selling and developing product merchandising or a fair chance of a character interaction meet and greet cause of the change. Keep in mind here that is just my potential guesses and the possibilities that the Walt Disney Company can or cannot do with the Guardians brand since it’s only one film and now a sequel coming next year.

The announcement last night at the famous pop culture and comic convention every year in the summer at San Diego Comic Con International at the Marvel panel was a big uproar when Marvel/Disney announced the Guardians layover for the Tower of Terror. It is currently the most disliked trending story all across the Internet and social media even with a ton of dislikes on it’s announcement video on YouTube.

 

So here are the published details from the Disney Parks Blog by Joe Rodhe of what the concept and details are going to be for new and the upcoming attraction for the Tower of Terror in Disney California Adventure:

“Deep inside his fortress-like collection, the mysterious Taneleer Tivan (aka The Collector) is displaying his newest acquisitions, the Guardians of the Galaxy. They are trapped in customized display cases, suspended over a vast abyss. Unbeknownst to their unscrupulous captor, the intrepid Rocket has escaped and is enlisting the Collector’s VIP guests for help. Guests board a gantry lift, which launches them into a chaotic and hilarious adventure as they join Rocket in an attempt to break his fellow Guardians out of captivity.”

“The new attraction will anchor a broader universe of Super Heroes that will grow over time at Disney California Adventure park. This exciting new presence will transform the structure currently housing The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ (scheduled to close in early 2017) into an epic new adventure, enhancing the breathtaking free fall sensation with all-new visual and audio effects to create a variety of ride experiences. Guests will experience multiple random, unique ride profiles in which the rise and fall of the gantry lift will rock to the beat of music inspired by the film’s popular soundtrack.”

“Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! opens summer 2017 at Disney California Adventure park. Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog as we’ll bring you more details as the attraction develops as well as opportunities to celebrate The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ before it closes in early 2017.”

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Artist Concept Rendering For “Guardians of The Galaxy: Mission Breakout!” for Disney’s California Adventure. Source: (©Disney/Marvel)

If your wondering why the announcement was done by Joe Rodhe and for you many Disney fans know with his major involvement of Disney’s Animal Kingdom of nature and wildlife and the upcoming of the Pandora expansion from James Cameron’s multi billion dollar blockbuster of “Avatar” and here is why it was announced by Joe Rodhe himself.

Last year (2015) that, WDWMagic.com reported that Joe Rodhe and Bob Weis expanded there roles within Walt Disney Imagineering and taking on certain and high ranking roles. This also includes Joe Rohde’s role of global creative leadership within the Marvel brand and if you were also were hearing too that he was flying out between Orlando and Anaheim in also being rumored the head leader for the Marvel themed expansion for DCA.

So the evidence is quite possible for this but as I said that this is just all rumor and speculation till it’s confirmed and if Joe Rodhe is taking on the responsibility for the expansion or not. Bob Weis was heavily involved in making the creation of the now opened Shanghai Disneyland Resort on June 16th, 2016 in China and now the creative lead of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.

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The Guardians of the Galaxy attraction in my mind will be marketed just to be time when the sequel of the film will be in theaters in the summer of next year. As for you current Tower of Terror fans… this I would have to agree to be the most upsetting news ever towards you since it’s a classic and iconic ride with the sense of free falling.

For myself I am still having mixed feelings because the whole story of a abandoned hotel in the dark side of Hollywood with the whole 1930s theme and vibe with the classy-swinging jazzy music and the cast members acting like creepy hotel employees and bell hops. Where towards my other end I really love Guardians of the Galaxy a lot and the characters and director James Gunn who wrote, directed, and produced Guardians. The soundtrack is also among one of my favorites in the film with the amazing soundtrack of Awesome Mix Vol. 1 with such classic genres of Pop, Rock N Roll, Alternative etc to fit into the whole vibe and the theme of the film.

So I want to hear this from you guys, are you excited or not? Do you think it’s a good or bad idea and all this background information is now a reality that is happening? Let me know down in the comments section below and for all of your space traveling, hotel checking in, and everything else Disney and other themed entertainment news and topics, keep checking back here at SkywalkingAdventure.com