It’s official – Disneyland Paris has announced that following the success of this year’s edition, Electroland will return to the resort the weekend of 4 July, 2020.
This year, Electroland came back with the theme “Enter the Jungle”, inspired by The Lion King & Jungle Festival inviting guests to enjoy roaring DJ sets by Steve Aoki, Alesso, Armin Van Buuren and more!
Music lovers were thrilled by the 2019 Electroland edition, during three amazing nights, a first at Disneyland Paris.
The festival started big on opening night with the return of Steve Aoki. The DJ and Grammy-nominated American producer thrilled guests at the first-ever Electroland in 2017, and now he was back with a hypnotic new show! He joined forces with Australian sisters NERVO, famous for their collaborations with Afrojack, Kylie Minogue, Ke$ha, Miley Cyrus and many more. They’ve been joined by Dutch group Showtek and Belgian DJ The Magician.
The party started up again the next day with Alesso, one of the world’s most influential DJs, producer and all-around entertainer. Alesso was always highly in demand at the world’s biggest festivals and got the place jumping in front of the Hollywood Tower Hotel. One of the most influential Dutch performers of his time, Nicky Romero also wowed the crowds at Walt Disney Studios Park. Spanish DJ B Jones – often spinning the decks in Ibiza – and British DJ Jax Jones also offered an unforgettable show.
The last night in the jungle at Disneyland Paris was hosted by record-breaking five-time Best DJ in the World Armin Van Buuren! He was joined on the last night of Electroland by French DJ Feder, Dutchman Fedde Le Grand and deep house diva Nora En Pure.
Electroland has not finished surprising you! Get ready to be dazzled again by the 2020 edition on the weekend of 4 July next year! Save this date now, and go to Electroland’s official Instagram or Facebook page to find out everything about the most extraordinary theme and line-up of the moment!
“Electroland is an event for people who adore music and Disney. It’s a high-class music festival with the best DJs providing the dream soundtrack in a theme park for a unique experience. Electroland is one of a series of extremely successful live events like Disneyland Paris Run Weekend, Disney Loves Jazz, Magical Pride or the Disney Halloween Parties, all offering our guests a chance to experience Disneyland Paris like never before.”
Celebrating the rich cultures and vibrant landscapes of Spain, Mexico and the American Southwest through contemporary design and Old World traditions, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort shines with renewed luster. On July 9, 2019, the resort will complete a multiyear re-imagining focused on today’s travelers, marking the official debut of a new tower, new restaurants, and a new arrival experience.
The new Gran Destino Tower rises dramatically on the southeastern shores of Lago Dorado (“Golden Lake”), the resort’s 22-acre lake. The tower – opening to the public July 9 – offers 545 modern guest rooms (including 50 suites and club-level services), a grand two-story lobby, new meeting venues, and a rooftop restaurant and lounge with spectacular views.The distinctive tower becomes the stylish new gateway to the 2,385-room resort.
Gran Destino Tower takes its name from the classic Disney film “Destino.” Drawing inspiration from the surrealist animated short, the tower is a whimsical, magnificent visual feast, diverse in its design and execution. The tower’s outdoor Destino Plaza are also ideal for weddings, business receptions or other special events.
Past its grand entrance and signature ribbon-patterned design that climbs up the side of Gran Destino Tower, guests step into a stunning lobby – an homage to the Catalan Modernism style. On their way to check in, new arrivals pass intricate wooden screens with rows of beautiful Moorish hanging lanterns, while decorative bronze screens inspired by Spanish tile patterns accent the rear wall of the lobby.
The warm colors and patterns of Barcelona inspire the sun-filled Barcelona Lounge on the lobby’s lower level, offering plenty of casual seating and lake views. Beneath a magnificent chandelier framed by sculpted plaster columns, guests can enjoy coffee in the morning and cocktails as the day progresses.
The Catalan theme extends to the tower’s stylish new guest rooms and suites. A wall covering in each room is inspired by Spanish tile medallions, adding an Old World touch to a contemporary design. The new tower also offers club-access rooms for guests who want to enjoy the benefits of the Chronos Club. The club boasts commanding views of Walt Disney World Resort and cast members who can assist with vacation planning. Light refreshments are available throughout the day.
Each tower guest room also offers a new interactive television system that provides a more customized and Disney differentiated in-room experience. This new television system will enhance the guest experience with Disney-quality services, content and personalization. For example, guests can view their Disney PhotoPass images on the large screen and stream their entertainment services from their personal devices to the in-room television.
Gran Destino Tower is crowned by dramatic rooftop dining locations, Tolédo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood and Dahlia Lounge, offering breathtaking views of Walt Disney World from the tower’s 16th floor. Named for the storied Spanish city home to avant-garde writers and artists of the 1920s and ’30s, Tolédo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood is a table-service dining experience. The Spanish-inspired menu features entrees like chuletón, a 32-ounce, Spanish-style ribeye for two, as well as sustainable seafood and classic Spanish sides. It’s all served in a setting that features live olive trees, vibrant colors and an intricate vaulted ceiling with stained-glass accents. There’s also an onstage tapas kitchen inspired by the flavors of Spain, specializing in small plates, charcuteríá and cheeses.
The adjacent Dahlia Lounge takes its mesmerizing shapes and swirling patterns from Spanish Modernism, inviting guests into an intimate, artful space where they can enjoy signature cocktails and panoramic views.
As part of the broader re-imagining of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, three new pedestrian bridges now extend across Lago Dorado, allowing for quick and convenient passage to and from all parts of the resort. In the middle of the lake at the nexus of these new pathways is Villa del Lago (“Lake Villa”), home to a new outdoor restaurant, Three Bridges Bar & Grill. The open-air, waterfront dining location offers delicious entrees and shareables, along with refreshing cocktails and signature sangria pitchers. Three Bridges Bar & Grill features a rustic, Old World charm anchored by a large stone hearth behind the central bar.
These new experiences complement the wide array of amenities and experiences at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, including floating gardens, scenic nature trails and palm-shaped courtyards. Throughout the resort, guests can enjoy a diverse collection of dining options, including:
Shoppers can delight in an updated Panchito’s merchandise location. Named after one of the main characters from the Disney film “The Three Caballeros,” Panchito’s resembles an open-air Mexican market.
The Dig Site – a sprawling pool complex with a Mayan-ruins theme – is fed by water cascading dramatically down a Mayan pyramid and features a water slide that evokes the spirit animal of a jaguar. The Dig Site can be accessed via the new bridges over Lago Dorado.
All existing guest rooms at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort were updated with new fixtures, furnishings and lighting. Guest feedback helped shape the room remodel that introduced an expansive desk space, hard-surface floors, platform beds and more. In addition, a fresh, sophisticated new color palette ties together the entire resort experience.
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is now a celebration of Spanish, Mexican and American Southwest cultures, infused with a profound respect for the natural world – most notably water. These design motifs span centuries to form a common thread that connects the new with the newly re-imagined.
For more on the resort hotels of Walt Disney World, phone 407 W-DISNEY, your local travel agent or www.DisneyWorld.com
Big news broke yesterday regarding Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge on both coasts. It was announced that the highly anticipated second ride “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance” would be opening this December at the Walt Disney World Resort. The shock, however, was that this highly sought after ride wouldn’t be opening in Disneyland until January 17, 2020. That’s over a month after Walt Disney World will get it.
Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge has been open since May 31st. The first ride “Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run” opened when the immersive new land debuted. Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge isn’t set to open in Walt Disney World until August 29th.
After “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance” opens on December 5th in Disney World the Imagineers will head back to finish the ride at the original park. This ride is said to “blur the lines between fantasy and reality and will put guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance. ” It goes on go state that “guests will be recruited to join Rey and General Organa at a secret base. Along the way, they will be captured by a First Order Star Destroyer. With the help of some heroes of the Resistance, they break out and must escape the Star Destroyer, protect the secret base, and stay one step ahead of Kylo Ren.” “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance” sounds like the rush we’ve been waiting for.
Whichever coast you’ll be visiting, “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance” is sure to be an amazing new addition. Are you surprised it’ll be opening at the Galaxy’s Edge in Walt Disney World first?
All information and pictures are from Disney Parks Blog found here.
Stay tuned to Chip and Co. for all your theme park news, including Galaxy’s Edge.
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With two restaurants and a stylish rooftop lounge leading the way, new food and beverage experiences share the spotlight as Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort emerges fresh from a multi-year, resort-wide re-imagining. The two new restaurants extend the wide variety of palate-pleasing dining options found throughout the resort.
The new Gran Destino Tower is home to an unforgettable new dining experience, Tolédo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood, a unique rooftop table-service restaurant offering dishes and small plates inspired by the flavors of Spain. Featuring sweeping views of Walt Disney World Resort, this charming, surrealistic location invites guests to dine indoors under a pair of large olive trees nestled beneath an intricate vaulted ceiling with shimmering stained-glass accents.
Tolédo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood is the namesake of the Spanish city that was home to avant-garde writers and artists in the 1920s and ’30s. Spain also inspires the savory menu choices:
In the Disney animated film “Destino,” from which the tower takes its name, the immortal Chronos is in love with the mortal Dahlia. This passion shines through in the Dahlia Lounge, a convivial room that shares the tower’s rooftop with Tolédo – Tapas, Steaks & Seafood. The heroine inspires the lounge’s visual aesthetics – from dandelion chandeliers and metal bell accents to ceiling coffers with swirling patterns reminiscent of her flowing hair. Cocktails are crafted by expert mixologists, while wines from California and Spain include high-end cavas handpicked by the master sommelier. Visitors to the lounge – indoors or outdoors – can also choose from tapas or small-plate specialties.
The second new restaurant at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is on an island in the middle of Lago Dorado. Three convenient new walkways stretching across the 22-acre lake lead to Villa del Lago and its Three Bridges Bar & Grill. Offering casual waterside dining in an open-air setting, this idyllic new location presents a varied menu that includes curry-lentil hummus, Szechuan peppercorn wings, salads, a signature burger and a grilled skirt steak with pepper relish. Behind the central bar, a beautiful stone hearth invites guests to unwind with a pitcher of sangria or a vibrant cocktail while enjoying tranquil lake views.
Here’s a taste of other venues found at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort:
Chip was at the Grand Destino for the Grand Opening see his coverage here:
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The NBA Experience in Disney Springs may not open until next month, but the new store is already open! With the opening of the new store comes all of the exciting new NBA Experience Merchandise! Basketball and Disney blend together for an assortment of fun merchandise just for the new NBA Experience.
Looking for something basketball related? The NBA Experience Store will have it! Not only do they have a wide assortment of NBA Official Merchandise, there is also an entire assortment of Disney goodies!
One of the most outstanding items from the NBA Experience Store, is the new Basketball Loungefly mini backpack! Mini backpacks have been all the rage lately, and no one does them better than Loungefly. The classic Mickey Lounngefly mini backpack has gotten a basketball inspired makeover, complete with a fun textured faux leather, and even an NBA experience spirit tag zipper pull.
There is an assortment of character jerseys, that is just too cute. Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Donald each get a fun numbered jersey, with basketball character art work.
Super fans can get their very own basketball inspired Mickey ear hat!
I’m loving this basketball mug, that has hidden Disney characters on the inside!
You can also personalize to your basketball loving heart’s content with the D-Tech personalization station, that features exclusive NBA Experience designs.
Take the game on and off the court, with vibrant Disney character socks from STANCE.
You can find the exciting new NBA Experience Merchandise at the new location in Disney Springs, before the experience opens next month!
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It’s time for a celebration! With the Food & Wine Festival just around the corner, that also means runners will be grabbing their gear a few short months after the festival starts for the Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend. This is not your normal race weekend, though. It’s a 10-year anniversary celebration for the half marathon weekend! This year, the weekend takes place on October 31 – November 3, 2019. Today was the announcement that all runners have been waiting for; the unveiling of the finisher medals! The medals are a little different than years past. Countries from around the world are showcased on this year’s finishers medals as we celebrate 10 years!
For the first time, the Fall Feast 5K will take place in Epcot and after you’re done running around the world, you will be draped with the “I Wanna Be Like You” finisher medal adorned with the classic characters from “The Jungle Book”. Wouldn’t all runners agree that those are the “Bare Necessities”? (अगर आप यह सपना देख सकते हैं, तो आप यह कर सकते हैं। वाल्ट डिज्नी)
The Disney Wine & Dine 10K medal features some of our favorite “Frozen” friends, Sven & Olaf. Guaranteed no runner will be frozen at the finish line when receiving this beautiful “icy” finisher medal. (Hvis du kan drømme det kan du gjøre det.-Walt Disney)
The finisher medal for Disney’s Wine & Dine Half Marathon celebrates the 10th anniversary with Patriotic Mickey Mouse serving up an All-American Favorite. After running 13.1 miles around Walt Disney World resort, runners will have earned a slice or two while proudly wearing this amazing celebratory medal. (If you can dream it, you can do it. – Walt Disney)
For those lucky participants who complete the Two Course Challenge, which is comprised of both the Disney Wine & Dine 10K and Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon, they will have earned this spectacular finisher medal featuring “The Three Caballeros“. After running 19.3 miles, it will definitely be time for a FIESTA! (Si puedes soñarlo puedes hacerlo. – Walt Disney)
The 2019 Kids Races, sponsored by GoGo squeeZ® Applesauce, will earn a fun medallion at the finish line. The smallest runners will absolutely have “no worries” with their friends Timon and Pumbaa from “The Lion King” hanging around their necks showcasing their valiant efforts. (Ikiwa unaweza kuota, unaweza kufanya hivyo. – Walt Disney)
After all that running, it’s time to party! Both the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon and Disney Two Course Challenge participants can start their celebration with early entry to the Post-Race Party! Beginning at 5 pm, all participants can enjoy Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival, but the after-party starts at 10 pm with special rare characters and 10th Anniversary entertainment. Challenge and Half Marathon participants are also eligible to purchase tickets for friends and family to bring to the party as well.
Whether you run or walk, all are welcome to participate in this anniversary event. There are still spots available for the 2019 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend by running with one of Disney’s participating charity groups or by registering with a travel provider.
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SeaWorld Orlando’s animal care and veterinary teams are proud to announce the birth of a 150-pound, female Pacific walrus calf on July 3, to mom Kaboodle and dad Garfield. This is 16-year-old Kaboodle’s second calf and the second calf born at SeaWorld Orlando. Both Kaboodle and her calf are doing well.
Under the watchful eyes of attentive animal care teams, it was determined that Kaboodle was not lactating and the calf had not received critical early nutrition. The team made the decision to intervene and is now providing 24-hour care including eight bottle feedings a day, socialization and companionship, providing the opportunity for the calf to thrive.
“I am incredibly proud to watch our teams in action as they provide world-class care for Kaboodle and her calf,” said Gus Antorcha, CEO of SeaWorld Parks. “Our talented veterinarians and animal experts gave the best in prenatal care for Kaboodle, and now ongoing, round-the-clock care of mom and calf.”
SeaWorld’s walrus program plays an important role in educating and inspiring the public about these threatened animals and what we can do to help. In SeaWorld’s 55-year history of animal care, only four walrus calves have been born. With this birth there are now 18 walruses living in six zoological facilities in the United States, giving the public the chance to see these animals up-close and learn how human activities impact their survival, as well as offering scientists and researchers the ability to better understand walrus biology that may be impossible to study in the wild.
Walruses face significant threats in the wild including the disappearance of floating sea ice due to warmer temperatures and a dwindling food supply. The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund has provided research assistance on the Pacific walrus and the impact of habitat loss. Pacific walrus numbers reached record lows in the early 1960s but rebounded by the 1980s as a result of robust conservation efforts. Unfortunately, the population is once again in decline, primarily due to a change in habitat conditions. Walruses depend on stable sea ice for everything from food to providing safe havens for their young.
With the permission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, SeaWorld Orlando has raised 10 orphaned walrus calves throughout the past 50 years, including the new calf’s father, Garfield.
Dr. Stacy DiRocco, a senior veterinarian at SeaWorld Orlando, shared, “Our team is incredibly proud of the birth of this walrus calf — only the second ever at SeaWorld Orlando, and the team is providing around-the-clock care to monitor the health of both calf and mom.” She continued: “Being able to share this story with our guests and the public is extraordinarily gratifying. Walruses need our help, and ambassadors like Kaboodle, her newborn calf and our Wild Arctic population help to tell an important story.”
Kaboodle and her calf remain behind the scenes during these first important weeks as the baby continues to gain weight and learn to swim. Guests to the park can still see the other residents of Wild Arctic, including more walruses and beluga whales.
Pacific Walrus Facts:
· Walrus gestation is 15–16 months.
· Kaboodle gained approximately 300 pounds during her pregnancy.
· Newborn calves weigh 99–165 pounds and are 3–4 feet long.
· Kaboodle’s calf should gain 1.5–2 pounds per day and 4–6 inches each month.
· Walrus milk is composed of fat, protein and water, providing rich nutrients for a nursing calf.
· By one month, newborn walruses are strong swimmers.
· Walrus calves are born with whiskers, which aid in detecting the shellfish that are part of their diet.
· Both males and females have large tusks that are used for defense, cutting through ice and getting out of the water.
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The holidays are right around the corner for the Disneyland Resort. First, is the return of Halloween at both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. During this season, guests can immerse themselves in unique experiences including decor and even attraction overlays. One of the popular overlays is that of the Ghost Galaxy overlay at Tommorowland’s Space Mountain.
We have recently learned that instead of the appropriately Halloween-themed, Ghost Galaxy, the current theme of Hyperspace Mountain will remain.
The Hyperspace Mountain overly started in May as a part of the Star Wars May 4th celebration. Later in the month, guests got to experience the new land of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The massive popularity of the land has encouraged the stay of the overlay.
The Halloween season at the Disneyland Resort starts on September 6th and continues through October 31st. Although Ghost Galaxy will not be making a return, you can enjoy another themed overlay across the park. The Haunted Mansion with continue their fall/winter run of Haunted Mansion Holiday. Jack Skellington and all his friends from Halloweentown will deck the halls of the mansion for an enjoyable and merry/scary attraction.
At Disney California Adventure, join Oogie Boogie for the all new Oogie Boogie Bash! Enjoy trick-or-treating around the park. Join in on a Descendants Dance Party. Then, finish the night with World of Color: Villainous!
What do you think about Hyperspace Mountain staying for the Halloween season? Let us know in the comments!
Source: OC Register
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It’s official! Disneyland is eliminating the Red Car News Boys Trolley show that greets visitors to Disney’s California Adventure.
The trolley show features singing, dancing newsboys who arrive on a (replica) of the region’s Pacific Electric Red Car Trolley. The Red Car News Boys Trolley show was inspired by the Disney “Newsies” musical play and movie featuring songs from the 1920s and 1930s.
Unfortunately, this show needs to go due to the construction of the new Marvel Land, which disrupts the path of the trolley car.
Park officials made the statement, “Based on viewership trends and the needs of our business, we have closed the show.”
A Disney cast member of the trolley show said in an Instagram Post under the user name @jancolby, “I’m incredibly sad to say goodbye! Throughout the last 6 years, I go to work with incredibly talented people who I considered my family who taught me how to be confident in who I am on and off stage.”
❤️The Red Car Trolley played a significant part in my life by taking me to where I am today. This little show means a lot to me and I’m incredibly sad to say goodbye! Throughout the last 6 years, I got to work with incredibly talented people who I consider my family who taught me how to be confident in who I am on and off stage. To my newsboys family, no doubt about it, you’ll make millions of people happy someday! Seize the day my friends! My last show will be on Monday, July 22 and the show will be closing on Tuesday July 23. #RedCarTrolleyNewsBoys #redcarnewsboys
The highly energetic show will make its final appearance on July
22 for an official closed date of July 23, 2019.
Were you ever lucky enough to see this special trolley show? Will you miss it?
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Recently some evacuation photos of Disney’s Skyliner were posted online.
As you can see the Reedy Creek Special Ops Climb team will evacuate guests by climbing up to the Skyliners and then rappelling down with those guest.
Here is the view from the Disney Skyliner during training.
During an evacuation, there is a boat waiting on the Specialty Trained Firefighter and the stranded guest.
I know safety is always Disney’s #1 priority and it was very cool to see the Reedy Creek Special Ops Climb team in training just in case someone would need to be rescued.
Disney’s Skyliner system is supposed to open sometime this fall.
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