Sunday, March 26, 2017

Disneyland Paris From Sketch to Reality Book Special Offer to Celebrate DLP 25th Anniversary and D&M 10th Anniversary !



Disneyland Paris launched its 25th Anniversary this week-end - though DLP "real" 25th Anniversary date is on April 12 - and, guess what, it's also the 10th Anniversary of Disney and more! So, to celebrate both DLP 25th and D&M 10th i launch today the "DLP 25th and D&M 10th Anniversaries Special Offer for the Disneyland Paris "From Sketch to Reality" book ( De L'Esquisse à la Création en français ) and it's a chance for you to get this gorgeous 320 pages book at the best price ever!

You'll hardly find a better gift for a Disneyland Paris fan so don't miss it as it is the last copies of the book which will not be reprinted!
Note in French for the French readers: Il reste 30 Exemplaires de l'édition Collector française qui ne sera PAS rééditée car c'était une édition limitée à 2000 exemplaires, donc ne tardez pas pour passer votre commande en m'envoyant un email à: neverlandeditions@gmail.com!

The Special Offer is for both the English updated edition or the French collector's edition and the English edition is at 60€ / $65 ( instead of 85€ ) and the French Collector Edition is at 75€ ( instead of 100€ ). In both cases the shipping worldwide is 22€ ( $24 ).  Shipping takes 3-4 days for France, 10-15 days to European countries, 2 to 3 weeks for countries outside Europe. Sorry for what may seem a high shipping cost but the package with the book is heavy ( 2,5 Kgs ) and the French post office also increased its prices. We also ship the books in the best box you've ever seen for a book to make sure they arrive in good condition, and this has a cost.

Usually the Special Offer includes a great additional surprise gift, but because we celebrate two anniversaries, this new special offer will include TWO great surprise gifts ( and believe me, you'll be VERY happy to get them! )!

Special note to buyers with a shipping address in Italy or Belgium : For shipments to Belgium or Italy, the shipping cost is 29 €.

To place your order please send an email to: neverlandeditions@gmail.com Please let me know in your email if you want the english or french edition!

You can pay with Paypal by sending the full amount - including shipping - by Paypal to: neverlandeditions@gmail.com or you can use the Paypal buttons below. ( make sure to choose the right button for the rich edition ). Thanks to confirm me by email or in your Paypal payment which edition you want ( english or french ). Also note that the Paypal button includes an additional discount for those who want to order 2 or 3 copies instead of one.

If you do NOT have a Paypal account you can pay by credit card, or bank transfer, just send me an email about it at: neverlandeditions@gmail.com and i will let you know how to do.


Disneyland Paris From Sketch to Reality Book ENGLISH Edition


Livre Disneyland Paris De L'Esquisse à la Création Ed FRANCAISE

Those of you who have never seen the book will find below a video presentation of the full book which will show you each of the 320 pages of the book AND you can see more pictures on the book website HERE



Although you've probably heard about this beautiful book, many of you may have never seen a copy of it. So we've done a video presentation of the full book which will show you each of the 320 pages of the book! The book includes 750 pictures of the park, including 250 gorgeous renderings of Walt Disney Imagineering and stunning pictures of the park seen from above. The book is so big that it took us seven and a half minutes to show you the full book, and that's without stopping turning each pages! So, if you want to have a closer look at a page don't hesitate to stop the video!



Disneyland Paris Celebrates its 25th Anniversary! Full HD Videos Report: Disney Stars on Parade, Castle Stage Shows, Press Event Night Show - Including New Disney Illuminations Nighttime Spectacular Projection Show !



Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary Press Event happened yesterday. You were not there? No problem as D&M has plenty of videos for you to show you what happened thanks to Max, D&M contributor and DLPWelcome webmaster as well as official video and pictures!

Walt Disney Parks and Resort Chairman Bob Chapek and Disneyland Resort Paris President Catherine Powell launched the 25th Anniversary ceremonies in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle with a look back at the history of the resort; the honor that it has had upholding Walt Disney’s legacy of making dreams come true for guests around the world – with a nod to making more dreams in the future.

“Since it opened its gates in 1992, Disneyland Paris has been a place where the young and young at heart can step into the worlds of their favorite stories, meet beloved characters, and become part of the magic in a way that only happens at a Disney Park,” Chapek said. “And we’ve got even more magic in store for our 25th anniversary.”

Powell also talked about the legacy she feels as the resort’s leader.

“We are proud to bring Walt’s heritage to life in the heart of Europe, to have made strong ties with Paris and France and to have made our guests dreams come true for more than a quarter of a century,” said Catherine Powell, President of Euro Disney S.A.S., “Now, more than ever before, Disneyland Paris is looking to the future, and continuing to exceed our Guests’ expectations.

The ceremony ended with a dazzling finale of fireworks led by Tinker Bell herself and a host of Disneyland Paris cast members and favorite Disney characters.



Max has some great HD videos for us, and let's start by what,according to Max, is the best, i.e the new 25th Anniversary "Disney Stars on Parade" with an editing including the filming on two different locations! Don't miss the awesome steampunk dragon!




There is also two different shows on the castle stage, mainly for young children, and the first video below shows the Starlit Princess Waltz show.




The second video below shows the Mickey Presents: Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris show.




DLP had the kindness to filmed the full night show which happened yesterday evening during the press event, and uploaded the official video on Youtube!



The video includes a short concert of John Legend followed by the new and highly awaited Disney Illuminations nighttime spectacular projection show - which starts at 23 min in the video for those of you who want to jump right to it. Make sure to watch it in HD and full screen mode!




More report on DLP 25th Anniversary will come tomorrow! In the meantime,as Disneyland Paris launched its 25th Anniversary this week-end - though DLP "real" 25th Anniversary date is on April 12 - and it's also the 10th Anniversary of Disney and more! So, to celebrate both DLP 25th and D&M 10th i launch today the "DLP 25th and D&M 10th Anniversaries Special Offer for the Disneyland Paris "From Sketch to Reality" book ( De L'Esquisse à la Création en français ) and it's a chance for you to get this gorgeous 320 pages book at the best price ever!



You'll hardly find a better gift for a Disneyland Paris fan so don't miss it as it is the last copies of the book which will not be reprinted! The Special Offer is for both the English updated edition or the French collector's edition and the English edition is at 60€ / $65 ( instead of 85€ ) and the French Collector Edition is at 75€ ( instead of 100€ ). In both cases the shipping worldwide is 22€ ( $24 ).  Shipping takes 3-4 days for France, 10-15 days to European countries, 2 to 3 weeks for countries outside Europe. Sorry for what may seem a high shipping cost but the package with the book is heavy ( 2,5 Kgs ) and the French post office also increased its prices. We also ship the books in the best box you've ever seen for a book to make sure they arrive in good condition, and this has a cost.

Usually the Special Offer includes a great additional surprise gift, but because we celebrate two anniversaries, this new special offer will include TWO great surprise gifts ( and believe me, you'll be VERY happy to get them! )!

Special note to buyers with a shipping address in Italy or Belgium : For shipments to Belgium or Italy, the shipping cost is 29 €.

To place your order please send an email to: neverlandeditions@gmail.com Please let me know in your email if you want the english or french edition!

You can pay with Paypal by sending the full amount - including shipping - by Paypal to: neverlandeditions@gmail.com or you can use the Paypal buttons below. ( make sure to choose the right button for the rich edition ). Thanks to confirm me by email or in your Paypal payment which edition you want ( english or french ). Also note that the Paypal button includes an additional discount for those who want to order 2 or 3 copies instead of one.

If you do NOT have a Paypal account you can pay by credit card, or bank transfer, just send me an email about it at: neverlandeditions@gmail.com and i will let you know how to do.


Disneyland Paris From Sketch to Reality Book ENGLISH Edition


Livre Disneyland Paris De L'Esquisse à la Création Ed FRANCAISE

Those of you who have never seen the book will find below a video presentation of the full book which will show you each of the 320 pages of the book AND you can see more pictures on the book website HERE



Although you've probably heard about this beautiful book, many of you may have never seen a copy of it. So we've done a video presentation of the full book which will show you each of the 320 pages of the book! The book includes 750 pictures of the park, including 250 gorgeous renderings of Walt Disney Imagineering and stunning pictures of the park seen from above. The book is so big that it took us seven and a half minutes to show you the full book, and that's without stopping turning each pages! So, if you want to have a closer look at a page don't hesitate to stop the video!




Pictures and video: copyright Disney, DLPWelcome

Saturday, March 25, 2017

DLP update : Videos of Last Performances of Disney Dreams! Show and Disney Magic on Parade


Tomorrow is the the first day of Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary and the Press Event for the launch of DLP 25th Anniversary is happening TODAY in the park. Yesterday happened the last performance of the Disney Magic on Parade and of the Disney Dream! show which will be replaced starting today by a new nighttime show and a new parade. Thanks to Max, D&M contributor and DLPWelcome webmaster we have the video of the last Disney Magic on Parade...




...and here is the video of yesterday's last performance of the beloved Disney Dreams! show at Disneyland Paris!




Stay tuned on D&M as a new DlP update showing the launch of the 25th Anniversary will come soon and in the meantime, i remind you that the gorgeous Disneyland Paris book is still available and it's the last copies of a book that will not be reprinted so make sure to order your copy now!


The DLP book is at 78€ for the English regular edition and 100€ for the last copies of the French Collector's edition. Additional shipping worldwide for both editions is 19€, except for Belgium or Italy for which it is 29€.

For all orders send me an email with your shipping address at: neverlandeditions@gmail.com

Payment can be done with Paypal, credit card or bank transfer. Paypal payment of the amount - including shipping - can be sent directly to: neverlandeditions@gmail.com OR by using the Paypal buttons below. For others payment by credit card or bank transfer, please send me an email first at: neverlandeditions@gmail.com

The book is still available but we are really entering the final copies - especially for the French edition - so order your copy while it is available as, again, the book will NOT be reprinted!


Paypal button for DLP Book ENGLISH Edition
Paypal button for DLP Book FRENCH Collector Edition:


If you've never seen the book definitely watch the video below showing each of the 320 pages of this fantastic book!




Picture: copyright Disney

Videos: copyright DLP Welcome

Friday, March 24, 2017

Shanghaî Disneyland Launch Disney Premier Access : Now You Can Avoid the Long Queues of SDL Rides but you'll Have to Pay For It


As you've probably heard queues at Shanghaî Disneyland can be really long on some rides ( Soaring, TRON light cycles, Roaring Rapids, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Buzz Lightyear, Winnie the Pooh and more. Now the good news is that Shanghaî Disneyland just launched "Disney Premier Access" which "allows guests to customize their experience and make their day more flexible than ever". It works on these specific attractions: Soaring Over the Horizon, Roaring Rapids, TRON Lightcycle Power Run, Buzz Lightyear Planet Rescue, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and Peter Pan’s Flight.

The BAD news is that you'll have to pay for this "Disney Premier Access" and it'll cost you for ONE "Premier Access" - i.e ONE ride - between 16 and 20 euros depending if it's on peak or regular days, or for the Premier Access Set for all seven attractions between 65 and 80 euros ( peak or regular days ), which mean that this Disney Premier Access Set  will cost you as much as the entrance ticket itself!

It's basically a Fast Pass that you can buy - and you'll have to go through the Fast Pass entrance for each ride - but here at the difference of the usual Fast Passes that you can get for only one ride at a time you can "buy" them for all the rides with the longest waiting times. The regular "free" Fast-Pass is of course still available. Let's have more details about this from the SDL website.

More Flexible Access to the Fun: New Disney Premier Access provides you with more flexible access to the fun and putting choices in the hands. Guests can maximize their day by purchasing the new Disney Premier Access to enjoy priority access to participating attractions at Shanghai Disneyland.

Disney Premier Access Peak Price: RMB 150 (valid on Peak Days) Regular Price: RMB 120 (valid on Regular Days)

Disney Premier Access Set Peak Price: RMB 600 (valid on Peak Days) Regular Price: RMB 480 (valid on Regular Days) Attractions Offering Disney Premier Access Include:

A Disney Premier Access will provide guests with flexible access to one of the seven participating attractions at Shanghai Disneyland.

Attractions offering Disney Premier Access service at Shanghai Disneyland include:

Soaring Over the Horizon – Adventure Isle Roaring Rapids – Adventure Isle TRON Lightcycle Power Run – Tomorrowland Buzz Lightyear Planet Rescue – Tomorrowland Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – Fantasyland The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh – Fantasyland Peter Pan’s Flight.

Fantasyland Disney Premier Access is non-transferrable and subject to the availability and operating schedule of the attraction.

Disney Premier Access Purchase Locations

You can visit Avenue M Arcade at Mickey Avenue to obtain information and purchase Disney Premier Access for any of the seven attractions and Disney Premier Access Set.
Disney Premier Access will also be available at the designated merchandise locations located in the land of the participating attraction.

Intergalactic Imports in Tomorrowland
Hundred Acre Goods in Fantasyland
Laughing Monkey Traders in Adventure Isle

For example, you can purchase a Disney Premier Access for any of the Tomorrowland participating attractions from Intergalactic Imports at Tomorrowland and any Fantasyland participating attractions from Hundred Acre Goods at Fantasyland.



To ensure access to the attraction, guests should only purchase Disney Premier Access in one of the designated Disney merchandise locations at Shanghai Disneyland. How to Validate:

Upon purchasing a Disney Premier Access ticket in one of the merchandise locations at Shanghai Disneyland, the guest using the ticket will be required to take a photo with a Cast Member. The photo matching the guest using the Disney Premier Access, together with the Disney Premier Access ticket, will be required to gain attraction entry.

Disney Premier Access Rules

Disney Premier Access is subject to availability.
Disney Premier Access is non-transferrable, not for resale and non-refundable unless otherwise required by the law.
Disney Premier Access is subject to the operating schedule of the attraction.
Disney Premier Access is date-specific and valid for admission for one person, one time only on the date purchased.
Disney Premier Access holders should queue up and enter the selected attractions through the Disney Fastpass entrance.
Presentation of this Disney Premier Access along with your corresponding unique photo taken at the sales location at time of purchase is required upon attraction entry.

Pictures: copyright Disney

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bob Iger Extends His Contract as CEO of the Walt Disney Company Until 2019


Bob Iger extends his contract as CEO of the Walt Disney Company Until 2019 as search for his successor continues. Excerpts from the L.A Times article and Deadline article:

Walt Disney Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger has extended his contract by one year, underscoring the challenges the company’s board of directors has faced in finding a successor to lead Hollywood’s iconic entertainment giant. Iger, 66, previously was expected to leave the company at the end of June 2018. His new deal ends July 2, 2019. The extension, Iger’s third since he became CEO in 2005, had been widely expected. It gives Disney’s board more time to search for a successor — a process that has been closely watched by investors who’ve expressed concern over the apparent lack of progress on the issue.

With few obvious internal candidates, the board seems increasingly likely to look outside Disney for its next CEO. Replacing Iger will not be a simple task: the company has enjoyed an extended run of success under Iger, and seen its stock price more than quadruple on his watch.

Iger, 66, says he plans to “build on our proven strategy for growth while working with the Board to identify a successor as CEO and ensure a successful transition.” Iger is one of the nation’s highest paid CEOs; he made $43.9 million in the fiscal year that ended in September. His new deal will extend the current terms, and give him an additional $5 million bonus if he stays to mid-2019, according to an SEC filing.

In addition, the board changed the standards it will use to determine his bonus. It says that Disney’s stake in Hulu is “projected to continue to have a net adverse impact” on the company’s operating profits — one of the benchmarks to determine Iger’s success.

As a result, the board will “make such adjustments as it deems appropriate” to make sure the losses don’t hurt Iger’s pay. That’s to ensure that the Iger doesn’t feel “an unintended incentive or disincentive” when making decisions.

The CEO agreed to serve as a consultant for three years after the term expires. He’ll be paid $2 million a year for two years, and $1 million for the third year.

Disney will continue his security services when he becomes a consultant, but won’t let him continue to use the corporate jet for personal trips.

If the company decides to end his tenure before the end of the new contract — except for cause — then Iger would still be able to collect the bonus, and begun the consulting term immediately.

In an appearance just hours after the contract news was announced Thursday, Iger said he was “serious this time around” about this being his last extension, and acknowledged the complexities of finding his successor.

“Succession is a complicated thing and we felt, meaning the board and I, [that] we could use more time to not only to spend on succession but to create a better transition so we mutually agreed to add another year,” Iger said at the SCALE technology and entertainment conference.

Read the full L.A Times article HERE and Deadline article HERE.

“The Music of Pixar LIVE! A Symphony of Characters” Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios



This summer, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will present “The Music of Pixar LIVE! A Symphony of Characters.” This limited-time concert event will showcase memorable music from Pixar Animation Studios films, complete with a live orchestra and appearances by beloved Disney-Pixar characters.

Starting May 26, “The Music of Pixar LIVE!” will be presented three times nightly at Theater of the Stars at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (following the regular daily performances of “Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage”). The show will also feature highlights from some of Pixar’s greatest scores, from films like “Toy Story” to “Cars 3.” Guests can also expect appearances by Woody, Jessie, Mike and Sulley, the Incredibles and more.

Picture: copyright Disney

Queen Mary Island, a $250M Entertainment Destination Coming on Queen Mary Waterfront in Long Beach, California



Los Angeles-based real estate investment and development firm Urban Commons today revealed the project of a $250 million, all-inclusive entertainment destination coming to life on the 65 acres of waterfront land surrounding the iconic Queen Mary ship docked in Long Beach, California. Set along the Long Beach bay front, “Queen Mary Island” will pay homage to the Golden Age of the luxury liner while bringing to life a curated collection of music, entertainment, dining, retail and adventure offerings that take full advantage of the coastal setting. Queen Mary Island will be designed as a self-contained destination with landscapes, amenities and recreational experiences to provide something for everyone.



Visitors arriving at Queen Mary Island will be greeted with an extraordinary welcome designed to capture the sensations of a mainland to island transition. The team envisions several creative entry points by land, water and air, with a main lobby plaza off the freeway that will be reminiscent of a bygone era through distinct architectural and design details. From there, guests will stroll down the 2,400-foot long enchanting boardwalk past the marina, cafes and bars, eclectic retail shops and a 200-room hotel, all-encompassing nearly 700,000 square feet of retail space in total, until they reach the grand outdoor amphitheater.




“Queen Mary Island will hold something for everyone, whether that is adrenaline-inducing activities or simply enjoying live entertainment and dining near the waterfront,” said Taylor Woods, Principal of Urban Commons. “We are genuinely excited about creating a place for people to connect, interact and make memories and look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with the City as we bring this highly-anticipated destination to life.



Debuting for the first time in North America, Urban Commons is collaborating with London-based Urban Legacies to bring to life Urban Adventure, a multi-activity concept boasting wildly popular and exhilarating experiences under one roof in a 150,000-square-foot facility on Queen Mary Island. Visitors will delight in approximately 20 interactive and experiential activities ranging from California’s first indoor ice climbing wall to surfing, canyoning, skydiving, zip lining, a trampoline park and much more.





Working with world-renowned architecture firm Gensler, Urban Commons’ vision is to meld the unique Great Britain sensibility with Southern California culture throughout the project to create an atmosphere that celebrates the best of both cultures and transports guests back to the golden days of the Queen Mary. Similar to the pockets and boroughs of the world’s most celebrated cities, it is the urban architecture that will define Queen Mary Island, embracing a distinctive shipyard/industrial aesthetic and a fresh color palette, complementary to the past.

An inviting outdoor setting of several small retail boutiques, dining concepts and interactive kiosks providing insightful glimpses of the Queen Mary’s history will line the pedestrian and bike friendly passageways accentuated by shady green spaces, art-inspired settings and lush gardens. Live music experiences will establish Queen Mary Island as the new year-round social epicenter of Long Beach.


“We’re proud to have partnered with Urban Commons and thank the Queen Mary Land Development Taskforce for their guidance with an innovative project that represents the spirit of Long Beach,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Queen Mary Island will invigorate our downtown core with its reimagined, urban dining and entertainment experience.”



"Queen Mary Island embodies everything that is great about Long Beach," stated Second District Councilmember Jeannine Pearce. "It brings the great history of Long Beach's most iconic landmark to life while stimulating our thriving local economy. We encourage our residents to learn more about this excellent addition that is coming to our Long Beach."


Since assuming the master lease of the ship in April 2016, Urban Commons continues to increase its investment in the ship, solidifying it as a premier attraction for event goers in Southern California and driving traffic to the ship and the City of Long Beach. The team has launched a wide-ranging renovation program onboard the ship that will result in more structural and cosmetic upgrades than at any point in the past 30 years. The repairs to restore and preserve the ship , identified and prioritized in collaboration with the City of Long Beach, will ensure the Queen Mary remains a safe and beautiful destination for generations to come. The forthcoming master plan development adjacent to the ship will also create a self-sustaining source of revenue to fund continued renovations on the Queen Mary over the long-term.


Large-scale events back by popular demand in 2017 include Dark Harbor, a Halloween-themed event presenting spooky experiences from haunted mazes to monsters and a 4D theater experience, as well as Chill, a winter wonderland-themed event featuring ice tubing, ice skating and more.  Urban Commons introduced a monthly “Local Band Hangout” program in 2017 spotlighting local artists and bands performing onboard the ship. The team also plans to host a rock music concert and the second annual WET Carnival in 2017.

A video has been released to show the whole project, here it is!




Let's have a closer look at the Queen Mary history, would we, with this next video.





Here is a picture of Walt Disney on the Queen Mary!




This next video is an up-close look at the Queen Mary’s Captain’s Quarters, Bridge and scenic Sun Deck with Commodore Everette.




For those of you who've never been on the Queen Mary here is a tour of the ship, filmed in 4K!





Pictures: copyright Urban Commons - Queen Mary