This week’s “All in the Details” photo was snapped by Walt Disney Imagineering inside the Mine Scene at the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction in New Fantasyland. In this scene, the Dwarfs are hard at work in the mine and this chalkboard is how they keep track of the treasures they find.
When you ride through the attraction, you’ll see that jewels appear in four different sizes and in six different colors: red, green, amber, purple, blue and clear.
Just how many jewels have our Imagineers positioned in the mine? You’ll just have to wait and see!
Click on the links below for more on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train from Walt Disney Imagineering:
The procession features nearly 100 performers and Disney characters, with floats specifically telling the stories of “Tangled,” “Peter Pan,” “Brave,” “Sleeping Beauty” and many more. Highlights you won’t want to miss include seeing Maleficent appear as a fire-breathing dragon, and an appearance by Anna, Elsa and Olaf (from “Frozen”) on the Princess Garden float. For more highlights and to hear what some of the first spectators think, be sure to check out the video below.
Were you there for the debut? What did you think? Tell us in the “Comments” section below.
I can still recall my first ride on Space Mountain during my first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort in July 1983. The attraction was my first Disney coaster and, despite some tears after that first ride, it quickly became a favorite thing at Magic Kingdom Park. During subsequent family vacations, you could usually find me at the attraction with a giant video camera in hand (I love the queue, particularly the atmospheric music). Today, I’m happy to announce that Space Mountain will be the next attraction poster T-shirt for the Disney Parks online store. We will be offering two different shirts online only from March 10-16, 2014.
The first T-shirt shown above was inspired by an attraction poster from 1977. According to the wonderful book “Poster Art of the Disney Parks” by Danny Handke and Vanessa Hunt, the original attraction poster was designed by Jim Michaelson, Ernie Prinzhorn and Rudy Lord. Disney Design Group artist Richard Terpstra created the design featured on this shirt.
Richard also designed the second shirt that was inspired by a Walt Disney World Resort attraction poster from 2010 by Josh Holtsclaw.
In related news, Josh’s poster design from 2010 will be included on drinkware coming to the recently discussed Disney Centerpiece location. Above is an image of those items together, which will join similar drinkware and more when the Marketplace Co-Op opens at Downtown Disney Marketplace in a couple of months.
For now, I invite you to visit http://www.DisneyStore.com/ParkEvents to order the Space Mountain shirts from March 10-16. They will ship in 6-8 weeks once orders are completed (express shipping is not available).
You are cleared for launch!
This parade differed from the previous nighttime parade, “Main Street Electrical Parade”, in that it featured a new theme song, “On This Magic Night”, displays filled with fiber optics and a host of new, parade-specific characters. The parade ran through May 22, 1999, to make way for the temporary return of “Main Street Electrical Parade” for the start of the Millennium Celebration, and then returned again March 26, 2001. “SpectroMagic” officially ended its run at Magic Kingdom Park in 2010.
What did you like most about this parade? Tell us in the “comments” section below!
The parade, which serves as a tribute to New Fantasyland, will feature nearly 100 performers telling the stories of “Frozen”, Brave”, “Peter Pan,” Sleeping Beauty,” and other Disney and Pixar films. Classic Disney characters like Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, of course, will also highlight parade floats, some of which will measure up to 26 feet tall and 90 feet long.
Which Disney character or float are you most excited to see in the new parade? Tell us in the “Comments” section below!
Our friends at Walt Disney Imagineering just shared with us some amazing images from the top of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park. These photos offer up the first look at what the view will be from atop the newest Disney “mountain” – what a gorgeous sight!
At Disney Parks, we see every day how excited guests are about the film – whether it’s the families who line up to meet Anna and Elsa, the young guests who snap up Olaf plushes and “Frozen” princess dresses, or the thousands who end their night at Magic Kingdom Park by watching the “Frozen” segment in the “Celebrate the Magic” castle projection show.
Beginning this Sunday, March 9, guests at Magic Kingdom Park will also be able to spot the stars of this Oscar-winning film in yet another entertainment offering – the ‘Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade.’ The procession, which will serve as a tribute to New Fantasyland, will feature floats inspired by popular Disney and Pixar films. Anna and Elsa will appear on the Princess Garden float alongside other Disney Princesses, including Belle, Cinderella, and Tiana.
We also shared the news that the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade will step off at Magic Kingdom Park starting Sunday, March 9. Be sure to click through the gallery above for a preview inside this parade!