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Monday, September 25, 2017

Weekend Update

Disney Imagineer Tom “Thor” Thordarson Journeys to the Center of the Earth

Here is an amazing article and tribute to Tom "Thor" Thordarson and his artwork for the Tokyo DisneySea Mysterious Island rides. After being Director of Attraction Development at MCA Universal Studios, Hollywood, Tom became...

It’s a Yo Ho Ho Christmas Party

What could be more fun than a pirate-themed Christmas party with a group of Disney celebs? Scarlett Stahl reports from the home of Mark McKim, Disney Imagineer and consummate party host. ~~Rick A CALIFORNIA CHRISTMAS...

My Special Mary Blair Connection

Today, Scarlett Stahl shares a very special visit she had with Maggie Richardson, legendary Imagineer Mary Blair's niece.  ~~Rick My Special Mary Blair Connection By Scarlett Stahl At Disney Legend Alice Davis’ 80th Birthday Party, I was...

Disneyland Paris Update

I apologize that we're a little late with our Weekend Update articles. I decided to do a close-up (really, really close-up) inspection of the sidewalks in downtown Oceanside on the day after Christmas –...

Scarlett Stahl’s Merry Olde Trip to England

Scarlett Stahl's been off on one of her wonderful trips abroad again. This time she is generously sharing her experiences and photos from her trip to England! ~~Rick My Merry Olde Trip to England By Scarlett...

Raving Rabbids Invade French Theme Park

French theme park Futuroscope has debuted what is possibly the first theme park ride that whisks you through time on a toilet seat. Yep, you read that right. Here are the details... ~Rick Raving Rabbids...

Christmas Cheer at Disneyland Paris plus Ratatouille Ride Update

Christmas cheer has broken out at the Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris and it looks like the Ratatouille Ride construction is coming right along. Alain Littaye of the Disney and More blog shares...

New York City Dreams Tour with Adventures By Disney

Weekend Update reader and contributor igrules recently visited New York City on the inaugural New York City Dreams Tour with Adventures By Disney. She was kind enough to share her trip with us. ~~Rick Adventures...

The Disneyland Paris that never was

It's always fun to hear about the Disney attractions that were never built – "the ones that got away" as it were. Only rarely do we get to see the actual renderings and concept...

Disneyland Paris Transforms into Christmas Wonderland

Disneyland Paris has achieved another one of those Disney miracles and has transformed the resort from Halloween to Christmas in record time. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog shares a photo and...

The Making of Harry Potter: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

Ian Parkinson made a trip to The Making of Harry Potter: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London and shares these great photos. As a fan of both the books and the movies, I never get...

Richard Williams: Master of Animation

THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES presents RICHARD WILLIAMS By Scarlett Stahl Famed animator and three time Oscar winner, Richard Williams gave a crash course in Animation on the evening of October 4, 2013 at the...

Disney’s Aulani Resort Celebrates Two Years

Disney's Aulani, the company's Hawaiian resort, recently celebrated its second anniversary. Weekend Update reader igrules shared this report from her recent visit. ~~Rick Just after its two year anniversary, I finally made it to Aulani,...

Mickey’s Halloween Celebration Parade Wows Disneyland Paris Crowds

Mickey's Halloween Celebration Parade at Disneyland Paris is considered one of the best offerings during the Fall season. We have some great photos and a video from Max Fan, D&M contributor and Dlrp Welcome...

Hong Kong Disneyland Celebrates Halloween!

Hong Kong Disneyland put on a spectacular Halloween this year. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog put this report together for us. Let us know your thoughts, do you see anything below...

Hong Kong Disneyland Previews New Iron Man Experience

Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, announced that Hong Kong Disneyland will receive the Iron Man Experience in 2016. This will be the first Marvel ride to open in a Disney...

Ghosts and Ghoulies Invade Disneyland Paris

The Halloween decorations at Disneyland Paris are abundant, and the ghosts and ghoulies have a whimsical style – perfect for a Disney park! Here's a photo report from Alain Littaye of the Disney and...

Disneyland Paris’ Indiana Jones Attraction to be Rebuilt in Stone

It looks like the styrofoam and concrete construction methods used to balance the budget at Disneyland Paris may have caused some problems twenty years later. Disney and more blogger Alain Littaye brings us the...

Disneyland Paris Managers Reveal Official Name of New Ratatouille Ride

Thanks to Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog, we have some announcements from Disneyland Paris. Park management revealed plans for the Halloween and Christmas seasons plus they announced the official name of...

Spanish Theme Park Port Aventura Part 2

Today, Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog finishes up our trip to Spain's Port Aventura theme park. This European theme park has an American heritage and, according to Alain, the quality is...