This week’s look inside New Fantasyland focuses on some of the charming details that can be found on the Dwarfs’ cottage at the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction in New Fantasyland.
These photos, supplied by Walt Disney Imagineering, show smaller details on the Dwarfs’ cottage, which will serve as a charming and scenic exterior that can be spotted when you walk past (or ride a Mine Train through) the attraction. When designing the cottage, Imagineers referenced the film, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” in order to plan details as intricate as the color combination of roof shingles, the slope of the roof’s eaves, the shape of a lanterns, and especially the etched woodland creatures that decorate the house.
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is set to open in spring 2014. Will you visit? Tell us in the “Comments” section below.
Click on the links below for more on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train from Walt Disney Imagineering:
Everybody has a “Disney Side.” That’s the side that laughs bigger, screams louder and lives life to the fullest.
When you’re preparing for a Disney vacation, what do you pack to show your “Disney Side”? Matching Disney T-shirts for everyone in the family? His and her Mickey ear hats?
Check out Gary Buchanan’s latest video to see how he teams with American Tourister to show his “Disney Side” at our parks.
As Walt Disney World Resort’s 15th anniversary celebration came to a close in fall 1987, a new parade replaced the “15 Years of Magic.” “We the People All-America Parade” stepped off September 20, 1987.
The procession featured Mickey and Minnie in colonial attire riding atop an oversized Constitution float, surrounded by a marching band. There was a float for country bears with a country band, floats based on “American” sights, including a lighthouse, steamboat and a barn, among others. Disney characters appeared in attire themed to their floats, such as Goofy dressed in cowboy gear.
Last night, 200 Disney Parks Blog readers got an early start on celebrating Valentine’s Day by joining the Disney Parks Blog Team for our “BLANK: A Vinylmation Love Story” Meet-Up at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
This short film tells the story of an unpainted Vinylmation on a quest to find a lost soul mate. The story is told in miniature scale and was filmed entirely in practical stop motion – amazing!
In addition to the film, our readers heard behind-the-scenes details on the creation of the film from Producer Matt Wyatt. Kevin-Michael Lezotte and Thomas Scott from Disney Theme Park Merchandise also spoke about what it’s like to design Vinylmations and shared sneak peeks at a few new figures that will hit shelves later this year. Check them out below.
To cap off the night, each attendee received a pair of 3-inch, create-your-own Blank and Bow figures.
Learn more about “Blank – A Vinylmation Love Story” at http://www.BlankAndBow.com or on social media channels by using the hashtag #BlankAndBow.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Thanks to Disney artist Jeff Maurer for the great work.
Are you spending Valentine’s Day at Walt Disney World Resort? Tell us in the “Comments” section below.
What would Valentine’s Day look like if the Disney Villains took charge? Well, according to this graphic created by our Yellow Shoes Creative Group, it might be completely renamed as “Villaintines Day”.
Which Disney Villaintine is your favorite? Tell us in the “Comments” section below.
This week’s “Disney Parks After Dark” photo was snapped by Disney photographer Matt Stroshane at the Cozy Cone Motel (well, actually the “Cars” wing of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort).
Have you had a chance to see this resort lit up at night yet? The Cozy Cone, as well as the nearby Radiator Springs-inspired areas look like they’re right out of the film!
Have you ever seen this friendly pirate, who is stationed outside World of Disney at Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort?
What’s his mission here at Downtown Disney? Is he friend or foe? You tell us. Go ahead and “Caption This” in the “Comments” section below!
Today fans got their first extended peek at Disneyland Paris Resort’s most anticipated new attraction with the release of the first photo and video trailer of the “Ratatouille”-themed area opening this summer.
Inspired by the Oscar-winning Disney●Pixar film, “Ratatouille”, the L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy ride-through attraction will shrink guests down to the size of the film’s star, Remy, a cuisine-loving rat who dreams of becoming a master French chef. Guests will join Remy and his friends as they scurry through the kitchen, dining room, and walls of Gusteau’s famous Parisian restaurant, all the while trying to avoid the villainous Chef Skinner. This first-of-its-kind Disney attraction will immerse guests into an animated world like never before.
The latest images were unveiled as part Euro Disney S.C.A.’s annual shareholders meeting. The attraction will be located in a new area of Walt Disney Studios Park’s Toon Studio, and will anchor a “Ratatouille”-inspired version of Paris. In addition to the attraction, the area will also feature a shop, Chez Marianne Souvenirs de Paris, and a themed table service restaurant, Bistrot Chez Rémy. The unique restaurant will be directly adjacent to the attraction and serve the “little chef’s” famous dish, ratatouille.
Earlier this month, we shared Valentine’s Day-themed wallpapers that featured famous Disney couples. So far we’ve featured designs by artist Jeff Maurer that depicted Belle and Beast, and Cinderella and Prince Charming.
This week’s design features Ariel and Prince Eric from “The Little Mermaid”!
Which Disney couple is your favorite? Tell us in the “Comments” section below.
Spending Valentine’s Day with your loved one? Join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #DisneyValentine.