The Little Mermaid Hand Carved Crystal Vase

Viczan is a professional glass engraver who does work for Disney Resorts. This hand carved and engraved crystal vase featuring The Little Mermaid is (he says) one of his best pieces. It's certainly quite stunning. The work was done during his time at the Tokyo Disney Resort but it sounds as though he is moving/has moved to Hong Kong Disneyland Source: DeviantArt - The Little Mermaid. Continue reading...

Disney's Hollywood Studios Unleashes The Villains For A Special Event

Disney have thought up yet another way to part you from your money while you visit Walt Disney World. This time out, it's Disney's Hollywood Studios (usually considered the runt of the park litter) that will be getting the attention. Disney have announced a new ticketed party called Villains Unleashed for one day only (August 23rd). The party will feature 50 Disney villains in one form or another plus some special events like Hades Hangout & Dance Party, Oogie Boogie's Variety Show, A… Continue reading...

Photos From The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train In The Magic Kingdom

So the final element in Disney's New Fantasyland expansion for The Magic Kingdom is finally open and now everyone (or at least everyone with $100 for a park ticket) can try out the new family coaster/dark ride The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. It's been pretty extensively covered everywhere so I'm sure you've seen the promotional photos and the video footage. It's not a thrill ride by most people's standards and comparison's to Diagon Alley over at Universal when it opens may be unfavorable. But the photos shot by Disney Photography Blog show just how beautiful the theming on this ride… Continue reading...

Looking At The Design And Technology Of The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

So today is the day that The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train officially opens in the Magic Kingdom. A cause for great excitement amongst Disney Theme Park fans and marking the final completion of the New Fantasyland project after approximately 1 billion years (it's possible I'm exaggerating slightly). All of which is pretty cool in itself. But if, like me, you find the behind the scenes of making these rides interesting then you should check out the article by Jim Hill on some of the technology and design choices behind the animatronic elements of the ride. I think it's possible that Disney may have managed to build a roller-coaster that even I will get on. Source: Continue reading...

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train - A First Look At Some Of The Animatronics

It shouldn't be much longer now until the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney Wold opens and completes the New Fantasyland expansion. They haven't officially announced a date, but some time in May is what everyone seems to be expecting. We've see plenty of shots of the outside and some concept art of the inside, but this video released by Disney shows us a bit more about the dark ride portion of this rollercoaster. Disney has experimented with this sort of… Continue reading...