This post reviews the brand new Walt Disney Studios Park show: Mickey and the Magician. There will be a few photos and spoilers, so avoid reading if you’re not up for that. Continue reading “Mickey and the Magician review”
Do you remember Walt Disney Studios Park’s first parade? It had rollerskates and everything! Continue reading “And now… Disney Cinema Parade”
13 Years ago the Walt Disney Studios Park opened its gates. It has undergone several changes since then. Check out our Walt Disney Studios Park photo gallery with photos from past and present attractions, shows and restaurants. Continue reading “Happy 13th anniversary, Walt Disney Studios Park!”
The Earffel Tower recently underwent a long overdue refurbishment. When the scaffolding came down, it turned out that the original Walt Disney Studios logo was overpainted and replaced by a brand new design that seems to be more time period and inspired by the art deco style of the Front Lot area. Continue reading “The new face of Earffel Tower”
Now it’s easier to look for your favourite attraction in our gallery. Besides the search option (in the column on the right), it’s now possible to use these alphabetical lists:
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During the Christmas Season of 2007, a Christmas Tree appeared for the first time in Walt Disney Studios Park.
It didn’t look anything like the Disneyland Park Tree though and it wasn’t a big centrepiece either, quite literally as it was placed off balance in between Production Courtyard Stage and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
The Swing Along Santas were an a cappella group dressed as Santa Clauses, singing live famous Christmas Songs during the Christmas Season of 2005.
They were joined by Goofy dressed as a white Santa Clause who was “conducting” this little streetmosphere show on Place des Stars.
Back in 2005 when Disney’s first computer animated featured Chicken Little was about to get released in France, a big marketing campaign was set up in Walt Disney Studios Park.
First, a large billboard was constructed against the façade of Disney Studio with Chicken Little’s head popping up over a blue sky with the movie’s logo and was completed with a big piece of sky next to the billboard.
On Animation Courtyard a mini street set with buildings from the movie’s town Oakey Oaks was placed in front of the Animagique queue line and featured almost daily character appearances of Chicken Little and Abbey Mallard, who would also participate in the Disney Cinema Parade.
The photo location was removed in 2007 right before the area was renamed to Toon Studio.
The big billboard in front of Disney Studio 1 was replaced, to much dismay of many fans, by an even larger image of Disney-Pixar’s Cars.
The Finding Nemo photo location was located on what’s now Hollywood Boulevard. It followed up on the Bugs Land photo location around 2004 and featured an underwater backdrop with a large Bruce the shark suspended on it. Guests had to take place in front of a rocky coral featuring Marlin and Dory, which “disappeared” from time to time.
The photo location eventually went away when Hollywood Boulevard construction was being prepared.
Before Stitch Live! and Playhouse Disney Live on Stage there was the Television Production Tour in which guests were taken on a tour through the backstage of a real Disney Channel production, only until a few years after the park opened, pulled out of Walt Disney Studios Park and left empty soundstages behind.
The post show of the tour was called the Zapping Zone (or Disney Channel Cyberspace according to some signs) with a bunch of old interactive games that came from the closed Disney Quest Chicago (a Disney-version of a games arcade). One of the popular attractions was Cyber Space Mountain, in which guests could design their own rollercoaster on a computer and then ride it in a motion simulator.
In 2006 both the tour and the post show closed down to make way for new attractions.
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