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    And here is the news..

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    The Year of a Million Dreams Means New Fun & Adventures at Disneyland Resort
    Disneyland Resort Press Release


    The Year of a Million Dreams Means New Fun & Adventures at Disneyland Resort


    Two Classics Take New Turns, Woody and the 'Toy Story' Gang Get in the Game, & the Resort Continues to Rock


    ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan. 26 -- "The Year of a Million Dreams" is bringing an array of exciting new adventures and encounters to guests at Disneyland Resort. In addition to surprise "dream-come-true" experiences -- more than 300,000 in California and Florida since "The Year of a Million Dreams" began on October 1 -- guests at Disneyland Resort in Southern California will discover a new pirate hideaway, plus amazing new attractions starring Disney*Pixar characters from Finding Nemo and, in 2008, from Toy Story. There are also newly remixed rock n' roll soundtracks added to the popular Space Mountain and California Screamin' experiences.

    Extensive enhancements will bring a rousing "Pirate's Lair" to Tom Sawyer Island in Disneyland's Frontierland beginning in May. Building upon the hands-on play and exploration that have made the island a popular experience for children and adults for the past 50 years. "Pirate's Lair at Tom Sawyer Island" will take its inspiration from Tom and Huck's pirate games in the classic Mark Twain story, as well as from the renewed interest in pirates generated by the "Pirates of the Caribbean" attraction and motion pictures. The attraction's opening will coincide with the summer opening of Walt Disney Pictures' Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.

    Fun and interactive surprises will be encountered throughout "Pirate's Lair at Tom Sawyer Island" and will include pirate details added to Tom & Huck's Treehouse and to the traditional Smuggler's Cove, with its fun and challenging rope and barrel bridges. Among the other adventures to be found on the island will be a "Dead Man's Grotto" in the island caverns, a "Pirate's Den" on the familiar Castle Rock, and opportunities to search for buried treasure while encountering live pirates.

    The "Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage" will arrive in Tomorrowland on June 11, combining another classic Disneyland attraction -- the Submarine Voyage which debuted in 1959 -- with new special effects and storytelling techniques. With the seamless integration of Audio-Animatronics characters, all new sets, and innovative imaging technology, submarine voyagers will embark on an undersea journey to observe an underwater volcano, encountering Nemo and his friends, from the Disney*Pixar film Finding Nemo, along the way.

    Disney*Pixar characters will also appear in a new Disney's California Adventure attraction, scheduled to open in 2008. Construction has already begun on "Toy Story Mania!" in the Paradise Pier district of the park. It will mark the first time an attraction has been designed and built simultaneously at Disneyland Resort and at Walt Disney World, where "Toy Story Mania!" will open at the Disney-MGM Studios. The attraction will have a 2008 opening at both the California and Florida parks.

    "Toy Story Mania!" will set a new standard for the interactive ride/game technology pioneered in the "Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters" attraction. Guests of all ages will don 3-D glasses and hop into fancifully decorated "Toy Story Mania!" vehicles. While riding along a colorful, midway-themed route, they will shoot at animated targets using their own "toy cannons," scoring points in a series of energetic, fun gaming sequences featuring Woody, Bo Peep and the rest of the gang from Toy Story.

    With "The Year of a Million Dreams" underway, two favorite Disneyland Resort attractions are already singing a different tune. Specially remixed rock n' roll soundtracks have been added to both Space Mountain in Disneyland and California Screamin' in Disney's California Adventure. The new audio will continue "Rockin' Both Parks" through April 26.

    "Rockin' Both Parks," "Pirate's Lair at Tom Sawyer Island" and "Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage" are just some of the highlights of "The Year of a Million Dreams" celebration at Disneyland Resort in Southern California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Disney Parks are celebrating dreams coming true, making literally millions of dreams, large and small, come to life for eligible guests through the Disney Dreams Giveaway. Many money-can't-buy experiences -- from exclusive dream FASTPASSES for popular Disney attractions to around-the-world vacations or a stay in the special Mickey Mouse Penthouse at the Disneyland Hotel -- are being awarded at random to eligible guests and mail-in participants. In addition to the Disney Dreams Giveaway, guests are enjoying all new immersive entertainment experiences at the resort. At Disneyland Park, guests are meeting, playing and learning their royal ways with Disney Princesses at Disney Princess Fantasy Faire, dueling with Darth Vader at Jedi Training Academy and creating mayhem with pirates in New Orleans Square. At Disney's California Adventure park, guests young and old are bopping to the beat and joining in the fun of the High School Musical Pep Rally. The Year of a Million Dreams celebration lasts through 2007.

    More information about new attractions, The Year of a Million Dreams, and vacations at Disneyland Resort is available at www.disneyland.com, by calling (866) 60-DISNEY, or by visiting local travel agents.

    *NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to enter or win in the Disney Dreams Giveaway. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Open only to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C., Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico & U.K. Void elsewhere and where prohibited. Giveaway runs October 1, 2006 - December 31, 2007 (mail-in entries postmarked starting September 18, 2006 & received by January 14, 2008 on a 3.5x5 postcard with complete name, address, daytime phone#, birth date and proper postage sent to PO Box 8629, Elmhurst, IL 60126 USA). UK residents only mail to 483 Green Lanes, London N13 4BS. Penthouse stay will be awarded most days starting December 1, 2006, will likely be awarded early in the day and will be for a stay that night. Approximate retail value of Mickey Mouse Penthouse Stay US $572. Prizes range in value from US $3.83 to US $83,701. All prize awards are subject to verification. Odds of winning on a given day depend on the number of eligible participants at a selected location or within the mail-in entry pool for the time or date (as applicable) selected. Subject to official rules at www.DisneyParks.com/rules. Sponsor: Magic Kingdom Productions, Inc., PO Box 10000, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830.
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    Re: And here is the news..

    So that's the news! Nothing new to us savvy MiceChatters!

    (hmm... No mention of a black Alice in Wonderland either!) LOL

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    Re: And here is the news..

    ok, now it is offical that "Toy story mania" is going to be the name.


    I don't feel to good any more, I might have to leave work early.




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    I'm glad Captain Obvious has gotten that job at Disney.

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    Re: And here is the news..

    interesting, thanks for the article.
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    Re: And here is the news..

    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyIPresume View Post
    So that's the news! Nothing new to us savvy MiceChatters!

    (hmm... No mention of a black Alice in Wonderland either!) LOL
    No comment. All i can say is Alice was blonde, and the last time i checked, the March Hare had rabbit ears as well. Annie Leibowitz has a huge ego and she is going to give Disney 2 of what it wants (Cinderella and the Prince) for every 4 for of what she wants. I'm sure we will see some interesting photos in the months to come. Remember, this is the woman that shot Demi Moore when she was pregnant and shocked the world.









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    Re: And here is the news..

    And the official disney dreams site with the countdown is....... the 3 pictures again.. yay!

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    Re: And here is the news..

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mad Hatter View Post
    I'm glad Captain Obvious has gotten that job at Disney.
    Except Disney hasn't announced these things to the media or public (forget the annual report.. its not targeted at either of those audiences).

    The general pop and media organizations do not read the fan sites daily (ignore the local papers that focus on disney editorial/events like the OC and Orlando Sent.). What is 'not new' to us, isn't necessarily not new to everyone else.

    It should be expected that major investments should be announced via press releases and events.

    Why does everyone have to be so hateful on what the company is EXPECTED to do?

    What, do you expect Disney spokespeople to just say 'you should go read those 3rd party sites if you really want a comment' ??

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    THat is true, I forget how privilaged us micechatters are
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    Re: And here is the news..

    Quote Originally Posted by flynnibus View Post
    What, do you expect Disney spokespeople to just say 'you should go read those 3rd party sites if you really want a comment' ??
    Well to be honest I was speaking from our perspective, but I guess you missed that.

    But just for kicks I do think two items were obvious to even the minor fan. The subs have been mentioned in the past in passing. And the Rockin campeign has been underway for almost a month now. Why didn't they mention the new GCH DVC rooms?

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    Re: And here is the news..

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mad Hatter View Post
    Well to be honest I was speaking from our perspective, but I guess you missed that.
    I read it as a knock on the company.. an unfounded one IMO.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mad Hatter View Post
    But just for kicks I do think two items were obvious to even the minor fan. The subs have been mentioned in the past in passing. And the Rockin campeign has been underway for almost a month now. Why didn't they mention the new GCH DVC rooms?
    The average joe in iowa I'm sure still didn't know about the subs.. yet this event got picked up on national wires. More chance for 'joe' to see it.

    Why are they mentioning things that already are ongoing? It's called re-enforcement! Why do they play the same Ad on TV multiple times during the same show? Part of it is for people who missed the original and second its to beat the same message into your head again.

    And of course trying to paint the picture of the whole campaign.. not just individual bits. You try to project the 'scale' of this whole thing.. not just isolated events.

    Everything.. even things started prior to the campaign will be associated with the campaign. That's how it works.

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    Re: And here is the news..

    Not crazy about the name "Toy Story Mania!", as I always preferred the more benign Midway Mania. But ah well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrfantasmic View Post
    Not crazy about the name "Toy Story Mania!", as I always preferred the more benign Midway Mania. But ah well.
    I think the Midway Mania while it would have worked for DCA.. might have been a stretch in MGM.. that might have been part of the change.

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    Re: And here is the news..

    Quote Originally Posted by mrfantasmic View Post
    Not crazy about the name "Toy Story Mania!", as I always preferred the more benign Midway Mania. But ah well.
    Well, Midway Mania brands it with the Paradise Pier theme. Hopefully they will get rid of Paradise Pier one day, and Toy Story Mania can remain the same
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    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyIPresume View Post
    So that's the news! Nothing new to us savvy MiceChatters!
    My thoughts exactly.

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