Side Glance 06-11-14…

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

Side Glance 06-11-14
[Studio Tram Tour at Walt Disney Studios, Disneyland Resort Paris]

Side Glance 06-10-04…

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

Side Glance 06-10-04
(Moon over Mainstreet U.S.A, Disneyland Parc Paris)

Side Glance 06-07-06…

Thursday, July 6th, 2006

Side Glance 06-07-06
(Dumbo at Disneyland Resort Paris)

Side Glance 06-05-03…

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006

Fireworks at Disneyland Resort Paris

A blank sheet of paper behind a half year report?

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

Is it me or the timing on this one is suspicious?
I mean, without wanting to get too much into the numbers, a press release with the first half results for fiscal year 2006 (which, is always best to remind that for Disney runs from September 2005 to septemebr 2006) come out just a few days after the easter holidays.
This timing becomes even more suspicious when you notice that nothing is stated about the way in which the easter season (which one by the way? Oh….the one in town square?) went! Nor does it state anything about the way Buzz has impacted the park in it’s first weeks of Paris life!
Maybe it’s me but this is a little bit strange don’t you think?


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.


Disney History: Euro Disney Castle Convention Piece

Monday, April 3rd, 2006

JohnHineEuroDisneyCastle.jpgDisney collectables! What to choose? With so many items on the market you might loose side very quickly. Collecting myself (way to much) choices have to be made too. But just like you can never have enough pictures of the Castle, I for sure can never have enough Castle collectables. Most DLRP visitors know the snow globes and money banks where the castle is used for as a model but over in the US there was a very special statue released during one of the many Disneyana conventions.


Mickey’s long lost twin brother

Saturday, April 1st, 2006

Double Mickey Can’t believe your eyes? Think you’re seeing double? Well have a good look! This is Mickey Mouse, greeting children at his trailer location at the Walt Disney Studios… with his twin brother. Camera’s where flashing, children where pointing there fingers, even parents where getting confused when they witnessed this strange spectacle. The one person that did not seem to notice is the girl next to one of the Mickey’s (unknown to us if she is holding the original Mickey or the twin brother). She greeted one of the Mickey’s and prepared to get her picture taken.

We don’t know how long both Mickey’s where available for pictures or if they will return together again in the future. However it is obvious that the appearance of the twin was not planned (at least not without a press conference). I wonder if Disneyland Resort Paris will have an explanation for this, or could it be that the spooky vibes coming from the new Tower of Terror has something to do with it?

Tower of Terror… Worldwide!

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

ToT-WDWtrip1.jpgOn my last trip I finally could do all 4 ride experiences on the Tower of Terror in the MGM Studios in Walt Disney World. When the rumors on Screamscape are correct I’ll be have to head back to the park for the rumored Tower of Terror 5. This time to celebrate the 13 years of the Tower and they might do this with a possible 13 different random drop sequences. The anniversary will be in 2007. (with a bit of luck I’ll be there that year)

One possible idea is to push the number 13 in all the marketing campaigns (13 Times The Terror / 13 Years of Terror) and attempt to bring up the number random drop sequences up to 13.