Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

pixarup.jpgPixar’s project for 2009 is called “UP” with Pete Docter, director of Monster Inc in the directors chair and Bob Peterson writing the script and co-direct.

The Disney-owned toon studio’s release that year will be “Up,” about a 70-year-old man who teams with a wilderness ranger to fight beasts and villains. (Variety)

So we are getting “Ratatouille”, “Wall*E” next summer, the now announced “UP” in 2009 and the return of Buzz and Woodie in “Toy Story 3″ in summer 2010. The Pixar future is looking good…

Disneyland Resort Paris 15th Anniversary Celebration trip report: Ending

Friday, May 18th, 2007

mickeyminniecastle1.jpgDid you notice that I didn’t talk about any rides so far on this trip report? I said it before and I’ll say it again; it is not all about rides, a Disney park is so much more. Sure we did rides! It is always fun to do Big Thunder Mountain a couple of times, Phantom Manor is a must do (being my favorite ride experience) and getting 739000 points on Buzz did add to the fun. But there is so much more. Even my 7 year old son doesn’t mind exploring the other things Disney has to offer besides rides. I think this was a trip where he did less rides then he ever did in any previous visit, still never was he bored once!

With the celebration being the main interest of this trip we got our attention to the Parade, and made sure that we visited each and every shop to see all the new 15th anniversary stuff. Also some good dinner arrangements and visiting some shows (like the Lion King and another visit to see the awesome stunt show) took over most of the time we spend in Disneyland Resort Paris this time around.


Disneyland Resort Paris New Years Trip: Highlights Day 4

Saturday, January 20th, 2007

caslechristmashub.jpgGuess what? Rock’n’Roller coaster is now a daily must… making my son my official Roller Coaster Buddy. He is asking to go and ride The Hulk in Islands of Adventure, all to the horror of the Mama/Wife of the house. And me, I can’t say no to that so I’ll have to plan that into one of our next Walt Disney World trips, a quick hope over to IoA.

Buzz is now bugging me as I cannot get a better score anymore. Now I know where the big scores are hidden, I just can’t seem to shoot them.


Disneyland Resort Paris New Years Trip: Highlights Day 1

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

dlrpnytrip07-earlymorningcastle1.jpgThis will be the first entry of our (My 7 year old son Jarod, my Wife Gilly and myself) New Years Trip Report to Disneyland Resort Paris. Just like my previous (and hopefully many future) reports I will keep them short and fun. Highlights of what happened, what we’ve done and what we’ve experienced on this trip. So, let’s get on with it!

It was 1 day before New Years Eve and we entered the park very, very early, somewhere around 08:15 when we entered with our Dream passes, a good 45 minutes before regular opening time. Straight to Fantasyland where we had to wait a little while before we could ride Dumbo and Peter Pan without any queue lines. I can’t say it enough; Staying 3 days or longer, then the annual Dream pass is a must have.


Be a Virtual Pirate

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

potc-iii-poster-small.jpgDo you want to be a real pirate? Than this is your chance, or at least your virtual chance, to become one. As from Spring Disney will have an online Pirates game available where everybody can become a pirate…

A massively multiplayer online role-playing game with a pirate theme befitting the film’s beloved Captain Jack Sparrow will be online by the spring, Disney revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.


Disneyland Resort Paris trip report: Final Day (Highlights)

Sunday, September 10th, 2006

Trip082006Frontierland1Small.jpgA 5 day visit comes to an end and as a Disney fan it is never nice to know you’re going to leave your happy place. Sure, I’ll be back, but wouldn’t it be nice to have “another” day…

Although this was to be my last day in Disneyland Resort Paris, I did make the decision that I will leave at 6pm and no later. I could have stayed and driven home late at night but there are things to do in the “real world”. But you’re not gone before you really left and I had another couple of hours of Disney fun in front of me. Because of the long travel home I did sleep in this morning. I didn’t want to be too sleepy for the trip home so no early entry this day. I packed, left the Holiday Inn, and drove over to the New York Hotel to park the car. Went for some breakfast and a drink at the shareholders club and after that I was ready for my last day in the parks.


To Infinity, and, er, somewhere else?

Monday, April 24th, 2006

There used to be a time, in the not-too-recent past, when queuing for an attraction was almost as much fun as the attraction itself. Shows like Muppetvision 3-D, the (original) Backlot Tour (both at Disney-MGM Studios) and the incomparable Star Tours ride made passing the time in the l-o-n-g lines they generated kind of fun. And then came the Walt Disney Studios to put a stop to all that. If anyone can glean the slightest bit of enjoyment standing outside Armageddon, Cinemagique, the Art of Animation or Animagique, they must be performing mental gymnatics of the imagination to keep themselves awake, let alone amused.


my unlucky 4 hours in DLRP?

Saturday, April 15th, 2006


I know I will get flamed for this., ik know I might be stereotyping etc but honestly, today I had the (bad) luck of being for the afternoon after a work day in Paris in Disneyland Paris and what did I see?


I entered the park at 15:45 and found a spot for the 16pm parade, as any good Disney fans would do, I placed myself on the hub and my view was perfect….
…only that on the other side of the hub, on those beautiful hills towards adventureland and frontierland I could see hundreds of people stepping on flowers, overriding fences, and un caring of private property just placing themselves on lawns, hills and flowers beds in order to see the parade.


Crossover Movie Moments; Toy Story II and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Monday, March 27th, 2006

This is my favorite scene in the Toy Story 2 movie, even if I am not a Star Wars fan, honoring The Empire Strikes Back like this made me laugh out loud the very first time I saw it on the big screen and the many times I’ve seen it on DVD. With the anticipating building up for the Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast ride opening I wanted to share this Crossover Movie Moment of Toy Story II and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.

I'll never give inToy Story II script

Zurg: “Surrender, Buzz Lightyear. I have won.”
Buzz: “I’ll never give in. You killed my father!”
Zurg: “No, Buzz. I am your father.”
Buzz: “No!”

Star Wars; the Empire Strikes Back script

Vader; “If you only knew the power of the dark side. Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father.”
Luke; “He told me enough! It was you who killed him.”
Vader; “No. I am your father.”
Luke; “No. No. That’s not true! That’s impossible!”
Vader; “Search your feelings. You know it to be true.”
Luke; “No! No! No!”

You can go to the IMDB to find some more fun quotes of Toy Story II. And you can see some more pictures and a review of the Preview event that took place on the weekend of 25/26 May here and what other fans thought about the ride on the DLP.Info Forum can be found here.