I’ve always been a fan of hand-colored, hand-tinted postcards, and I have collected a few in the past. So I was surprised when I first saw this photo of the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney California Adventure park because it looked a lot to me like an old hand-colored postcard. The only thing I did differently in my normal editing process was to over-saturate the image to make it look a bit more like a hand-colored postcard. What do you think?
Through a Photographer’s Lens: The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney California Adventure Park
posted on September 27th, 2013 by Paul Hiffmeyer, Chief Photographer for Public Relations, Disneyland Resort
posted on September 24th, 2013 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort
Disneyland Resort fans have already submitted their holiday cards to be included in “World of Color – Winter Dreams” at Disney California Adventure park, and now it’s time to lend your voices! We’re teaming up with GRAMMY®-winning composer Eric Whitacre to produce “Glow,” a new song written especially for the new holiday show, opening November 15. The piece will be performed by the “World of Color” Honor Choir, inspired by Eric Whitacre’s virtual choirs, with hundreds of voices joined by technology. All you need is a computer, webcam, Internet connection and your voice!
Here’s how it works: Sign up here, learn your part, record your audition video and submit it. Selected submissions by U.S. residents age 18 or older will be joined together to form the “World of Color” Honor Choir.
We invite new as well as experienced singers, who are U.S. residents age 18 or older, to participate in the creation of beautiful music to be performed as part of this new nighttime spectacular. And if you’re new to online choral performances, don’t worry. Visit this online forum, where a technical support team backed by a robust community of experienced online choral singers can assist you through the process.
Are you ready to learn your part? The deadline for submissions is Sunday, October 6, so don’t delay. Ready, set, GLOW!
Read on for more about “World of Color – Winter Dreams” at Disney California Adventure Park:
- Behind the Scenes: New Custom Animation for ‘World of Color – Winter Dreams’ at Disney California Adventure Park
- Disneyland Annual Passholders: Your Seasons’ Greetings Card Could Be Part of ‘World of Color – Winter Dreams’ at Disney California Adventure Park
- Special ‘World of Color’ Announcement from Imagineer Steve Davison at Disney California Adventure Park
posted on September 23rd, 2013 by George Savvas, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort
Olly Murs was in the “Right Place Right Time” for hundreds of excited fans who won the opportunity to see the pop sensation in an exclusive performance at the Disneyland Resort yesterday.
Before he took the stage, Olly met up with Goofy over at Sleeping Beauty Castle to celebrate his visit to the Disneyland Resort.
Then it was over to Disney California Adventure park where Olly’s fans were treated to a special acoustic performance featuring many songs from his debut North American album, “Right Place Right Time.” The lucky audience for this exclusive event was limited to contest winners from all over the country, but now you can watch this amazing show yourself:
posted on September 19th, 2013 by Paul Hiffmeyer, Chief Photographer for Public Relations, Disneyland Resort
Ever since I started working here at the Disneyland Resort, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror has always been special for me. After all, it was the very first attraction that I photographed through construction to opening day. Oh yeah – it’s really fun to ride, too.
I took these photos of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror one moonlit night last month, and I hope you enjoy them.
posted on September 19th, 2013 by Kevin Rafferty, Jr., Communications Specialist, Disneyland Resort
Sara Curtis has a starring role as the first cast member guests encounter when they enter the Golden Age of Hollywood at the Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge. Among her duties is hosting a new daily tour of the restaurant’s landmark building and its décor, telling the story of the relationship of the Carthay Circle Theatre to The Walt Disney Company. See how Sara helps evoke the grand elegance of a classic movie premiere in this “Every Role a Starring Role!”
Check out these posts for more “Every Role a Starring Role”:
Behind the Scenes: New Custom Animation for ‘World of Color – Winter Dreams’ at Disney California Adventure Park
posted on September 11th, 2013 by Steven Davison, Imagineer, Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment
Happy Holidays! ‘World of Color – Winter Dreams’ is coming up faster than you can imagine. This new holiday water spectacular is going to be visually breathtaking!
As part of show, we are working closely with our partners at Walt Disney Animation Studios. This outstanding group of artists is going out of their way to bring new and amazing animation to the show. From classics like “Bambi,” to new characters like Olaf from the upcoming animated feature “Frozen,” all are being customized for the “World of Color” fountain/projection stage.
To tell you a little bit more about it and give you a look behind the scenes, here’s a video with Dave Bossert, Producer and Creative Director of Special Projects for Walt Disney Animation Studios. He’s going to chat about about the custom work they are doing for the all-new show.
posted on September 9th, 2013 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort
Another magical update has been released for the “Disneyland Explorer” app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch! In addition to classic attractions at Disneyland park and new classics like Cars Land at Disney California Adventure park, you can now discover photo-fantastic recreations of Fantasy Faire and “Mickey and the Magical Map.”
“Disneyland Explorer” is a free download from the App Store, so be sure to check it out now!
posted on September 5th, 2013 by Robin Trowbridge, Entertainment Show Director, Disneyland Resort.
This fall, the Mad T Party is stirring in just the right amount of Halloween spice for a devilishly delicious All Hallows Eve T. Wander down the rabbit hole, if you dare, and step into a splendiferously spirited world ensconced in candles, fog and the most enormous cobwebs this side of the Tulgey Wood!
Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum are first to welcome you to this “Dead Man’s Party,” filled with more Halloween muchness than one can imagine, from a chilling new look for the Mad T Party Band to a monster mash-up for the Hottest Deck in Town. And when it comes to T Time, every soul around will know that “This Is Halloween.”
This fantabulously freaky edition of the Mad T Party begins September 13 and continues every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night through the month of October. Be sure to check the Entertainment Schedule at Disneyland.com for specific dates and times.
Disneyland Annual Passholders: Your Seasons’ Greetings Card Could Be Part of ‘World of Color – Winter Dreams’ at Disney California Adventure Park
posted on August 30th, 2013 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort
UPDATE 9/19/13: Submission deadline has been extended to October 4, and this opportunity is open to everyone!
Last month, Steve Davison, vice president of Parades and Spectaculars, Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment, announced a new seasonal show coming to Disney California Adventure park this holiday season – “World of Color – Winter Dreams.” And today I’m excited to tell you that Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders can have their own seasons’ greeting cards become part of the show!
One segment in the new seasonal show will feature reproductions of seasons’ greetings cards created by guests – like you! Find out how to design and submit a winter-themed card that could be considered and, if selected, included in this special segment of “World of Color – Winter Dreams.” Just visit this page for important information such as eligibility requirements, card size requirements, artwork restrictions and submission guidelines. Then create an original card with what you think the winter holidays bring … What is your favorite part of the winter season? How does your family celebrate? Use your imagination, draw from your own inspiration – and have the chance to show everyone as part of “World of Color – Winter Dreams”! The submission deadline is September 20, 2013.
Information and program elements are subject to restrictions, change and cancellation without notice.
Read more about “World of Color” in the posts below:
‘Limited Time Magic’ Brings Celebration of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to Disney California Adventure Park
posted on August 30th, 2013 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort
More than 85 years ago, on September 5, 1927, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit made his debut in the short film, “Trolley Troubles.” To celebrate, “Limited Time Magic” is bringing all things Oswald to Disney California Adventure park at the Disneyland Resort.
Also be sure to stop by Oswald’s and Elias & Co. on Buena Vista Street to pick up your Oswald the Lucky Rabbit-inspired merchandise, including apparel, artwork, vintage signs, the ever-popular Oswald ear hats and more.
Come join the celebration of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit from September 2–8 at Disney California Adventure park!
Check out more posts about Oswald the Lucky Rabbit at Disney Parks: