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  • Blog Post: "Mickey and the Magician" show opens at Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris

    Thanks to a talented team of artists from California, the UK and Paris, Mickey made some magic at Disneyland Paris this past Saturday. Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved Katy Harris - the Show director for Creative Entertainment at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Paris - and her team...
  • Blog Post: Disneyland Paris previews new "Jedi Academy" show, debuts clever reimagining of stateside Disney Parks' "Frozen" sing-along

    For the past few years now, Disneyland Paris hasn't been so lively. At least when it comes to live stage shows. You see, of the three sit-down theatres that this Disney theme park originally opened with back in April of 1992, one -- the Fantasy Festival stage, to be specific -- was transformed into...
  • Blog Post: The success of Disneyland Paris' new Ratatouille ride could hold the key to the future of this theme park

    EuroDisney S.C.A. (i.e., the financial company behind Disneyland Resort Paris) has a lot at stake with the opening of its brand-new multimillion attraction, "Ratatouille, l'avventure totalement toque de Remy" (which -- for all of you English-speaking Disney fans out -- translates into "Remy's...
  • Blog Post: Mystic Manor is an Imagineering masterpiece, a seamless blend of storytelling and state-of-the-art technology

    "Welcome one and all to Mystic Manor !" Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved This is how Lord Henry Mystic welcomes visitors to his elegant home during the brief, slide-driven pre-show for this new Hong Kong Disneyland attraction. During which Mystic tells us a little bit...
  • Blog Post: Katy Harris talks about all the hard work that went into creating Disneyland Paris' new holiday offerings

    After beginning her theatrical career dancing in London's West End and then traveling the world, Katy Harris found herself at what was then known as EuroDisney working as a dancer at that theme park's "Beauty and the Beast" stage show. From there, Harris quickly rose through the ranks...
  • Blog Post: Disneyland Paris makes its nighttime spectacular even more magical by adding "Brave" & "Lion King" -themed scenes to Disney Dreams!

    One really has to tip their colorful, blinking mouse ears to the Disneyland Paris Creative Entertainment team. Between those two new scenes that were just added to the Disney Dreams! nighttime spectacular and that "Glow with the Show" technology which made its international debut this past...
  • Blog Post: Little known secrets of the Tokyo Disneyland Resort.

    One way to keep the pencil pushers at bay Disneyana fans knows that one of the real reasons that Disneyland even came into being was because Walt Disney was so passionate about trains. (In fact, one of the first very instructions that Disney was said to have given to Herbie Ryman as the original Imagineer...
  • Blog Post: Little known facts about Disney's foreign kingdoms

    Yo ho, yo ho, gang! It's MickeyFantasmic AKA Andrea Monti again. With even more stories about "Disney's foreign kingdoms". Herbie's legacy Let's start today's column by taking a look at the very place that all Disneyland Paris guest take a look at at the beginning of their day at the Magic Kingdom: The...
  • Blog Post: When it comes to Disney in Europe, it's all about quality and character

    London was once the center of an immense empire. One on which the sun was said to never set. Which is why it's probably appropriate that the Walt Disney Company has chosen to base its own European headquarters in London. After all -- thanks to Disneyland Paris, Walt Disney Studios, Tokyo Disneyland and...
  • Blog Post: Further thoughts on Walt Disney Studios theme park

    Okay. While I appreciated a number of the comments that Eric J. Craven made in yesterday's story about CineMagique, I need to clear up a few misconceptions that JHM readers may have about m take on Walt Disney Studios. A theme park where (I feel, anyway) that most of the park's problems lie on the outside...
  • Blog Post: Little Known Facts about the Foreign Magic Kingdoms

    Up for a little Disneyland Paris and Tokyo Disneyland trivia? Well, then, let me share some of the stories that I've heard over the years about these two Magic Kingdoms: A Trolley Tale Many of you JHM readers probably already know about Eddie Sotto's first concept for the Main Street USA area at Disneyland...
  • Blog Post: The Secrets of Disneyland Paris' Entertainment

    It's been one of the major things that's kept Disneyland Resort Paris afloat in the last few years. DLP management based its whole summer marketing campaign purely on it. And it might just be what keeps the turnstiles spinning during the Disneyland Paris Resort's slow times of year. What am I talking...
  • Blog Post: Turning the Ship Around

    Having recently read Jim's article about DCA's "X Games Xperience" I was pleased to hear that Disney is continuing to tinker with this troubled theme park. That the Mouse is still striving to change this "not-very-appealing-to-locals" place into something that will appeal both to Southern Californians...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Excitement!

    Well, it has been an exciting end to April over at Walt Disney World, hasn't it? (And not only because May finds our friend Jim Hill down in Florida starting his WDW tours!) On the 22nd of last month, WDW brass gathered at Disney's Animal Kindom to both celebrate the park's 5th anniversary and officially...
  • Blog Post: A Stroll Down Disney Memory Lane

    You know, as a writer, it's kind of frustrating. You stay away from the Internet for approximately a month (Sorry about that, gang) and all you hear about is this bad, very bad and even worse news about your "laughing place" (AKA the Walt Disney Company). I mean, think about it. Just over the past month...
  • Blog Post: La Twilight Zone Tour De Toons?

    Hey there hi there ho there gang, So, who actually shed a tear whilst reading Jim's amazing description of the Toon area planned for Disney-MGM? That whimsical Sunset Boulevard with its trolley line leading to the "Maroon Studios" area? The "Roller Coaster Rabbit" coaster? The ToonTown trolley simulator...
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