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Disneyland Paris - Ratatouille Update
It has been a while since we saw a construction update from Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Resort Paris…and with Ratatouille growing rapidly on a daily basis even I was shocked at how far ahead the Disney Imagineers are in the photos above (courtesy of DisneyandMore.
I would imagine that external theming would start to appear in the new year.
Disneyland Tokyo - Mickey & Duffy’s Spring Voyage
The 30th anniversary ofTokyo Disney Resort is fast approaching, and Disney have lots of exciting things planned for the event. Last week, the resort unveiled plans for a new show, “Mickey & Duffy’s Spring Voyage,” that will help spread the celebration throughout Tokyo DisneySea.
Presented from March 18-June 30, the show will tell the story of Duffy the Disney Bear traveling with Mickey Mouse to enjoy springtime at Tokyo DisneySea. They embark on their cruise from Cape Cod and visit the ports ofMediterranean Harbor, American Waterfront, and Arabian Coast. Together with other Disney characters dressed in new spring costumes, they take part in “mini shows” at each stop for a unique springtime celebration.
Disneyland California - Holiday Season
At Christmas the Disneyland California resort turns into a new kind of magical place that can take your breath away! Check out the video above where Disneyland rep on the Disney Moms Panel, Ari Krell tells guests what the parks are really like at this magical time of year!
Ari has been playing at Disneyland Resort since childhood, but this year was the first time he brought his family to visit for the holidays. He has a few tips to share if you’re visiting in the next few weeks.
Disneyland California - Big Thunder Refurbishment
Disneyland has confirmed that its popular Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster will close on January 7, 2013, in order to undergo a major refurbishment.
The coaster is not expected to return to action until the fall, meaning that the park will be without one of its major rides for the majority of the 2013 season. Significant work will be carried out on the ride, which has long been rumored to be due for an overhaul.
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad will receive all-new trains, although Disney has promised that these will retain the visual style of the existing mine train-themed vehicles. The ride’s circuit will remain unchanged, but large sections of the track will be replaced. Big Thunder Mountain itself will also be repainted to restore its original Bryce Canyon-style coloring.
The similar Big Thunder Mountain Railroad ride at Walt Disney World is also currently undergoing changes. The attraction was reopened in May, having undergone track replacement work. Further work is currently ongoing to install new interactive elements in its queue line.