Sunday, July 31, 2011
Disney has released the full schedule of D23. Here is the LINK.
Disney Parks Panel and Presentation Schedule:
The Making of Ariel's Undersea Adventure: 1pm - 2pm
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Presentation: 330pm - 5pm
A Good Look at Buena Vista Street: 245pm -345pm
Legends of Walt Disney Imagineering: 430pm - 530pm
Imagineering's Guide to Creativity and Innovation: 630pm - 830pm
Radiator Springs Reality: 130pm - 230pm
The Making of Star Tours: 330pm - 430pm
More of the wonderful world of Vintage Disneyland and Walt Disney World: 515pm -615pm
Mouse Expedition will be attending on Friday, August 19th and we will have constant updates throughout the weekend.
Mouse Expedition is also planning a meet up at Trader Sams Enchanted Tiki Bar on Friday, August 19th. Please email Mouse Expedition if you are interested in joining us.
Some of you may have heard how a bag fell onto the track on 7/22 and caused a vehicle to valley between the end of the loop and the hill. Here is a video of the incident...
Friday, July 29, 2011
If you are in the mood to try something different the next time you go to Disneyland, I would highly recommend that you take a side trip to the Golden Horseshoe in Frontierland and check out the Billy and the Hillbillies Band. It is great fun and if you are hungry you can have a pretty good meal as you watch the show
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Is Paradise Pier really done? During this podcast we discuss the latest updates to Paradise Pier and we then move onto our Pre D23 Show where we go over some of the rumors that you might have been hearing about.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
CLIFFIX has created the best video of the original World of Color Show that I have ever seen. I am embedding the video below, but I highly recommend that you view the HD version HERE.
Monday, July 18, 2011
This week the California Adventure Golden Gate Bridge will begin the dismantling process and will be replaced with the Glendale-Hyperion Bridge.
|Some New Artwork|
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Disney has given some more details about what you can expect from the Disney Parks Division at D23.
You have the hour and a half presentation from Tom Staggs on August 19th. Plus the side panels that will include:
- Radiator Springs Reality: Imagineering Cars Land for Disney California Adventure—Join Disney/Pixar's John Lasseter and a panel of Imagineers and Pixar creative talent as they share the twists and turns through the real-life development of Radiator Springs.
- The Making of Star Tours - The Adventures Continue—Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald will share the inside scoop on how Walt Disney Imagineering and George Lucas' Industrial Light & Magic began laying the groundwork for a new version of Star Tours.
- A Good Look at Buena Vista Street—Imagineers Lisa Girolami, Ray Spencer, and Coulter Winn provide a preview of the new entrance to Disney California Adventure, an idealized depiction of the Los Angeles Walt Disney lived and worked in throughout the 1920s and 1930s.
- Imagineering the Dream and the Fantasy—Imagineers Joe Lanzisero and Bob Zalk talk about charting the design course of the two newest Disney cruise ships.
- Legends of Walt Disney Imagineering—Disney Legend Marty Sklar will lead a celebration of the careers and accomplishments of Walt Disney Imagineering, including Alice Davis, Orlando Ferrante, Bob Gurr, and Don Iwerks. With special guest and current Imagineer Kim Irvine, daughter of Disney Legend Leota Toombs.
You can read more about this event at the following LINK
I have given these type of tours for over five years, but on July 16th we had Mouse Expedition's first ever "OFFICIAL" tour.
|My Lucky Oswald Tshirt|
Once the date was agreed upon we started to talk about the plan in general...
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Disney is set to open its Little Mermaid attraction at WDW toward the end of 2012 and even though the main concept will be similar to the California Adventure version, there will be some slight changes to the queue and of course the themed building.
Here is the video from Imagineering
Mr. John Lasseter has been regarded as this generations Walt Disney. His Disney Connection is quite strong from working at Disneyland as a Jungle Cruise Skipper, going to the Disney made Cal Arts School to learn animation, for working at Disney Feature Animation, to the head of Pixar, and now he has his input into Disney Animation, Pixar, and Disney parks. The guy has done it all and seems to know what the Disney Legacy is about.
Below you will find a nice video of the personal side of his life, including his awesome home.
John's favorite Jungle Cruise joke
56 years ago today Disneyland opened to the public. Here is to 56 more.
Friday, July 15, 2011
The opening of the Little Mermaid Attraction at California Adventure has opened up a great opportunity for those that want to watch the World of Color, but did not get a Fastpass during the day. The light blue section in the picture above is where you want to be with at least 30 minutes before showtime.
Keep in mind that if you watch the 9pm show you will have people walking by you throughout the performance. However, if you watch the show at 10pm you will not have that much of an issue with people walking in front of you because the park is closed during the performance.
Be aware that this could change if the park closes at a later time.
I hope you enjoyed the tip and avoid the 405 freeway this weekend. :)
Monday, July 11, 2011
Today Matterhorn begins its two month long rehab and this will be no ordinary rehab. Disney is set to change the way you experience the attraction with all new single seat ride vehicles.
Sure the two people in one seat vehicle design was a bit uncomfortable, but in certain situations it had a great benefit.
Test video from 2010
Mouse Expedition will miss it.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Disney's D23 is upon us and Disney has finally released its presentation schedule. Two years ago it was quite fun with all of the theme park announcements. This year Mouse Expedition will be attending the event on August 19th. Why August 19th? That is when Tom Staggs (Chairman of Walt Disney Parks) will take the stage and will discuss the latest from the Disney Parks division.
We expect to hear something on a new Marvel attraction at Disneyland and maybe some early news regarding Phase 2 of the California Adventure Expansion. Either way it should be interesting.
Below is a video of the Disney Parks D23 booth 2009
Friday, July 8, 2011
The new entrance for California Adventure is almost done and we have the letters to prove it.
Pictures Courtesy of the Magic Eye go HERE for more pictures
The best way to experience Paradise Pier is at night. However, with the World of Color show performing nightly it can be quite hard to have this experience.
The first thing you should know is that California Screamin, King Triton's Carrousel, Mickey's Fun Wheel, Golden Zephyr, and Jumpin' Jellyfish all close for the night a half hour before the first World of Color Show.
However, The Little Mermaid Attraction, Goofy's Sky School, and Midway Mania are open during the World of Color. It is also the perfect time to experience these attractions since the waits tend to be short.
Symphony Swings reopens between shows.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
One of the greatest meals that you can get at the Disneyland Resort is the golden brown Corn Dog. You can get one of your own at Disneyland and California Adventure.
Corn Dog Cart - Main Street U.S.A.
Stage Door Cafe & The Golden Horseshoe - Frontierland
Corn Dog Castle - Paradise Pier (they have a regular and a spicy version)
Monday, July 4, 2011
Enjoy your 4th of July and the Disneyland Resort videos below...
First a classic... Part 1
First a classic... Part 2
July 4th Show 2011 Disneyland
July 4th show 2011 California Adventure
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Saturday, July 2, 2011
About a year from now, guests will be walking through the new Cars Land area at California Adventure. Until then you can view this virtual walkthrough of what it will be like.
Friday, July 1, 2011
The Disneyland Resort has decided to start the Fourth of July holiday a bit early. Starting tonight (July 1st), Disneyland and California Adventure will begin their celebrations with a special firework presentation at Disneyland and a special firework + water presentation of World of Color at California Adventure.
The updated Wild Mouse coaster Goofy's Sky School is now open, plus a new Grill and Italian restaurant right next door.