Disneyland Resort Press Release


ANAHEIM, Calif. – March 21, 2008 – Innovative new attractions and colorful, new live entertainment are coming to the Disneyland Resort this spring and summer to entertain guests during The Year of a Million Dreams.

Friends from the lively and fun worlds of Disney•Pixar movies and Playhouse Disney television shows will bring two new entertainment acts to Disney’s California Adventure park beginning March 14, when both “Pixar Play Parade” and “Playhouse Disney Live on Stage!” premiere. Opening this summer are the new “Toy Story Mania!” attraction, a fun-filled adventure at Disney’s California Adventure, and the “Innoventions Dream Home” at Disneyland.

Visitors will get to play along with Disney/Pixar characters in “Toy Story Mania!” – an amazing new attraction that features the next level of interactive technology. “Toy Story Mania!” is scheduled to open in June on the Paradise Pier midway, featuring a larger-than-life Audio-Animatronics Mr. Potato Head who will deliver a zany performance with the voice of famous comedian Don Rickles. Guests will don 3-D glasses and hop into fancifully decorated “Toy Story Mania!” vehicles. While riding along a colorful, midway-themed route, they will take aim at animated targets using their own spring-action shooters, scoring points in a series of energetic, fun gaming sequences featuring Woody, Bo Peep and the rest of the gang from Toy Story.

Also in Disney’s California Adventure, characters from Disney•Pixar motion pictures such as Toy Story, a bug’s life, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars and Ratatouille will dance onto the parade route and invite guests of all ages to join in the “Pixar Play Parade,” a whirling, spinning, fun-for-all animated playground, brought to life in giant parade floats, puppetry, acrobatics and interactive surprises including bubble and water effects.

Over in the Hollywood Pictures Backlot area of Disney’s California Adventure, a cast of friends from the Disney Channel’s hit “Playhouse Disney” programs will appear in an all-new “Playhouse Disney Live on Stage!” show. As Mickey Mouse and his pals from “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” plan a birthday celebration for Minnie Mouse, they will encounter helpful characters from “Little Einsteins,” “Handy Manny’ and more.

“Playhouse Disney Live on Stage!” is an exciting combination of live performers, amazing puppetry, projections, moving scenery and special effects in which children and their parents will clap, dance and sing along.

Also opening this summer will be the “Innoventions Dream Home” in Tomorrowland in Disneyland, an attraction that will remind fans of Walt Disney’s fondness for futuristic ideas. The latest in cutting-edge and inspiring home ideas will be showcased in the Innoventions Dream Home, a 5,000-plus square foot residence featuring integrated digital technology in an immersive “high-tech, high-touch” guest experience. Design and development of the “Innoventions Dream Home” sprang from an alliance between Disneyland Resort, Microsoft, HP, Life/ware and home builder Taylor Morrison.

The Year of a Million Dreams grants millions of “dream-come-true” experiences, large and small, to randomly selected guests at the Disneyland Resort, as well as offering immersive character encounters that include Disney Princess Fantasy Faire and Jedi Training Academy in Disneyland.

The unique highlight of the 2008 Disney Dreams Giveaway is the unprecedented opportunity to stay overnight inside Disneyland in the Disneyland Dream Suite, originally conceived as a private apartment for Walt Disney himself. The suite of rooms above New Orleans Square has been restored based on the original drawings of deluxe living quarters created under Disney’s direction.

The Disneyland Dream Suite is the supreme addition to the catalog of dreams at Disneyland Resort. Every day the Disney Dream Squad surprises eligible guests, selected through a random process, with fun prizes. For information on how to enter by mail without visiting the parks, please see below. For information on new attractions, the Year of a Million Dreams celebration and vacations at Disneyland Resort, visit www.disneyland.com, call (866) 60-DISNEY or contact local travel agents.

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*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, Australia, Japan & U.K. Void elsewhere and where prohibited. Giveaway runs January 1, 2008 – December 31, 2008 (Mail-in entries must be postmarked on or between December 19, 2007 & December 31, 2008 & received by January 14, 2009 on a piece of paper or postcard with complete name, address, daytime phone#, birth date and proper postage sent to PO Box 8650, Elmhurst, IL 60126 USA). U.K. residents only mail to 2008 Disney Dreams Giveaway, 483 Green Lanes, Suite 200, London N13 4BS, England. Approximate retail value of Disneyland Dream Suite stay US $594. Prizes range in value from US $4.76 to US $87,361. 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. Sponsor: Magic Kingdom Productions, Inc., PO Box 10000, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830.

For residents of Canada, a mathematical skill-testing question must be correctly answered to win any prize.

Disneyland Dream Suite stay will be awarded most nights beginning 1/31/08. Must stay the same night awarded. Subject to Official Rules/Complete Terms and Conditions (available in English and Spanish) at disneyparks.com/2008rules, which contains information on how to enter by mail. Mail-in winners of prizes that require use on day awarded will receive a prize of comparable value. Open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C., Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Japan & UK. Void where prohibited.