2/01: Dream Suite, Toy Story Mania!, Grand Californian, more merchandise, +MORE
by, 01-31-2008 at 10:32 PM
WELCOME TO DISNEYLAND!
The entra plaza security tents have gotten new Year of a Million Dreams decorations.
Over 15 months into the promotion, and Disney is still rolling out new decorations. Wouldn't it have been more effective to have the campaign planned out accordingly and have everything rolled out around the same time?
The Disneyland Dream Suite is officially finished and is now being given away to winning families visiting the Resort as part of the 2008 Disney Dreams Giveaway. Most of us have already been up in the space at some point during the last 20 years when it was the Disney Gallery - but the space looks very different now. The new Suite has sparked some heated discussion on the MiceChat boards, some members think the place is tacky, while others find the Suite to be just right.
Disney released some publicity photos of the new Dream Suite, showcasing the lush furnishings, fancy lighting effects, and luxury accommodations.
You can also see some alternate views of the Suite and some more information at LA Times columnist Brady McDonald's Funland theme park blog.
Adventureland-themed master bedroom
The Adventureland room features dazzling lighting effects featuring a starry night sky, projected "waterfalls," and visions of Peter Pan, Hook's pirate ship, and mermaids.
The Frontierland-themed room comes complete with a model train that magically begins chugging around the room, bringing the small vignettes to life as it passes by.
This is one of the master bathrooms, which features a Fantasyland theme
The gothic arches framing the bathtub are reminiscent of Sleeping Beauty Castle, and the stained glass depicts Aurora.
The bayou-themed central courtyard features overhead Chinese lanterns.
And the balcony gives the well-known and incredible views of New Orleans Square, Tom Sawyer Island, and Frontierland.
The Haunted Mansion has is once again open after removing the attraction's annual holiday overlay.
The show is mostly unchanged, save for a few lighting enhancements and a couple returned lines of Ghost Host narration. The most noticeable enhancement is the addition of the new designs to the speed ramps throughout the attraction.
TOY STORY MANIA!
Ceiling fans have been installed at the load/unload areas of Toy Story Mania!
GRAND CALIFORNIAN EXPANSION
Construction on the Grand Californian expansion continues.
MORE RETRO WEAR & ART ON DEMAND
Retro men's shirt - $22
Kid's shirt (front and back) $19
Kid's hoodie - $34
Stationary set - $8
Photo clutch - $14
Women's shirt - $28
Women's Pajamas - $36
Retro pins - $8.95
This new line of women's tees have been released - $28 each
A couple new women's jackets:
Two new Print-On-Demand kiosks have been added to the Disneyana shop on Main Street. Kiosks like this used to be featured at the Disney Gallery, however, these kiosks no longer feature the wide selection of Disneyland concept art that the Disney Gallery kiosks did. Instead, a smaller selection of attraction posters and various character art is available.
Unlike the Disney Gallery, where you picked up your framed pieces the same day, the return time is longer; around two to three weeks. Because of this, Disney ships your orders to you.
The sign says "The Art of Disney Theme Parks," but in reality, you'll find very little of that here.
The framing selection is smaller here, too
And finally, the floral Mickey's lighting feature at the entrance to the park has been slightly altered. Previously, the display featured several varying lighting patterns, but it now sticks to the main sequence. Also, a couple LEDs around Tink are now continuously on so that she is lit throughout the evening.
Okay, that's it for this week's Dateline Disneyland. Thanks for reading, and be sure to share your comments below!
See you at the parks!