The Disneyland Resort Public Relations Department just released the following image in reference to Pirates Lair. They also released this press statement:
(The following is copyrighted by Disney):
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. - "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.
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