Halloween 2010 at Disneyland Paris - Part II

17 days after the Marcio Disney Network starts this new blog with exclusive articles from Disney Parks outside the United States of America, today, the Official Disney Parks Blog has announced a new blog series featuring sights you won’t see at the Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World Resort. :-D [Yes... we love the blog] ºoº

And just like our most popular and official 'welcome' post, the first article at the Official Disney Parks blog is about Halloween at the Disneyland Paris!

"This year, they’ve created a “Halloweenmosphere” at Disneyland Paris during the New Generation Festival. The parks have been transformed and Frontierland in the Disneyland park has become Halloweenland  with festive décor and a host of eerie events. Guests can meet Disney Villain, Dr. Facilier, and Pumpkin People storm the park to create unique Disney style orange mischief."
- by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks

Take a look at the tv ad for the New Generation Festival at Disneyland Paris:

Click Here to read the original article by Thomas Smith at the Disney Parks blog.

Click Here to read our "Disneyland Paris Haaaaa...lloween!" post.

Click Here to see a post with CD Singles from Disneyland Paris at the Authentic Disney Parks Merchandise blog!

Click Here to read the part I of the Halloween Special at the Disney International Parks Blog!

Click Here to see the special page with Halloween Pics at the Magic Kingdom from Disney's Dream Makers site!



Shanghaî Disneyland

Chuansha town of Pudong New Area - The place where the new magical park will takes place

The park is schedule to open on 2014 and Disney already starts the advertising campaign to intoduce Disney Characters to Shanghai People.

The latest news are that the new Disneyland will be 10 hectares smaller than Hong Kong Disneyland.

You will find all the information you want at the DISNEY AND MORE blog:


Disneyland Paris Haaaaa...lloween!

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Share a hoooooot of a fun time! On October 31st, your favourite attractions will stay open extra late: from 8:30pm to 1am! So fill up on out-of-this-world thrills and chills by the pale moonlight, boogie to the beat of the spellbinding Shows, the night-time Parade and the Sound & Light spectacular! Get ready for a Ha-ha-happier Halloween!

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Enjoy the killer surprises for the whole family! October 8th, 15th, 22nd and 26th from 8pm to 11pm, rendezvous at Fantasyland and Frontierland for a Halloween that's beyond your wildest dreams! Big and little monsters will dig the surprises Mickey and his friends are brewing for this year's trick-or-treat season. An unforgettable time awaits you, so dare double dare!

The  Disney  Villains'  Halloween  Showtime

A terribly amusing show! Don't miss the awesome entertainment by the nastiest villains in town right in front of Sleeping Beauty's Castle. They've cooked up devilishly divine song and dance numbers to knock you off your feet! Let yourself get wrapped up in the Haaaaa...lloween mood while having a hoot with the spookytime stars!

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An incrHEADible transformation! For Disney's Halloween Festival, Frontierland is dressing up in complete orange and sporting the name of Halloweenland! Play trick or treat with the playful Pumpkin Men, snap a shot of Chip n Dale, Donald or Goofy in their Haaaaa-loween costumes. Frollo, Hook, Jafar and many other villains eeeee-gerly await you at Phantom Manor. Beware: ghostly chills n thrill in store!

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Discover this land as never before! Pumpkins round every corner, your favourite Characters dressed up like ghost and devils and scarecrows too… this Halloween, Fantasyland is wearin' the orange to bring you extra thrilling memories! And the little ones will be just as delighted as the grown ups! 

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With the Dreams of Trick or Treat Parade, join The Pumpkin Men and Ladies, Jack and Sally in their ghostly carriage and Cruella De Vil in her horrifying ride! The highlight: Dr Facilier will try to cast a voodoo spell on you from his swampy fantomobile! Can you resist the dark magic of it all? One thing's for sure: the show is sure to be hauntingly funtastic!

Click Here to see a post with CD Singles from Disneyland Paris at the Authentic Disney Parks Merchandise blog!

Click Here to read the part II of the Halloween Special at the Disney International Parks Blog!

Click Here to see the special page with Halloween Pics at the Magic Kingdom from Disney's Dream Makers site!


Hong Kong Disneyland - Celebrating 5th Anniversary

Last September 12, Hong Kong Disneyland has celebrated its 5th Anniversary

"Bill Ernest, President and Managing Director, Asia for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts presented a gift from the Walt Disney Company of one million Hong Kong dollars as a scholarship grant to the Vocational Training Council of Hong Kong."

Official Press Release:

TWDC donates HK$1 million tostudents from Vocational Training Council
Two-thirds of HK survey respondents have visited Hong Kong Disneyland

Handmade golden castle birthday gift from a Super Fan whohas made 500 visits

(Hong Kong, 12 September 2010)Today marks the 5th Anniversary of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. In celebration of this important milestone, more than 4,000 people including President and Managing Director (Asia) for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Bill Ernest, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Managing Director Andrew Kam, partners from the community, guests from the tourism industry and the Resort’s Cast Members gathered on Main Street U.S.A and took part in a photo-taking event. On this special day, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort was delighted to announce that The Walt Disney Company will donate HK$1 million in a scholarship fund to be awarded to 100 students studying hotel and tourism, and design under the Vocational Training Council. VIPs attending the celebration include Mr. Philip Yung, Commissioner for Tourism; Ms Chau Chuen-heung, the Vice-Chairperson of the Islands District Council; Ms Ho Yuen-ha, Hong Kong Police Force Lantau District Commander and Dr Carrie Willis, Executive Director of Vocational Training Council.
“Hong Kong Disneyland is committed to nurturing talent in order to contribute to the establishment of Hong Kong as a key tourism and creativity centre. We thank The Walt Disney Company for their generous support which will be instrumental in inspiring students to dream, create and make a difference in the world,” said Andrew Kam, Managing Director of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.

“The Vocational Training Council is honored to receive Hong Kong Disneyland’s kind generosity in offering these scholarships to our students.  Hong Kong Disneyland Resort has long been our industry partner providing invaluable learning opportunities to our students through the various programs such as student attachments and graduate placements as well as the frequent sharing sessions between staff and students.  We are all excited about the news and very much look forward to working closer with Hong Kong Disneyland on many levels to nurture our next generation,” said Dr Carrie Willis, Executive Director of Vocational Training Council expressing her heartfelt gratitude to Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.

A 15-year-old secondary school student, Dallas Lam, who has been to the Park more than 500 times, attended today’s anniversary celebration and presented a handmade golden castle to the Park as an anniversary gift. “My parents always encourage me to visit the park so that I can get a break from my school work. Last summer, I visited the park and watched the firework show almost every day. I am delighted and excited every time I come to Hong Kong Disneyland.” said Lam, who has made friends with over 60 Cast Members.
To develop a deeper understanding of its Guests, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort commissioned an independent market research company to conduct an interview of 1,000-plus Hong Kong residents aged 18 to 54. The survey indicates that two-thirds of respondents have visited Hong Kong Disneyland since its opening in 2005 while on average, these respondents have visited the Park about three times.
Among the rides, attractions and entertainment shows at Hong Kong Disneyland, Space Mountain at Tomorrowland was chosen as the best attraction for immersing respondents in the Disney stories, followed by “Disney in the Stars” Fireworks and Disney on Parade because of its happy atmospheric experience.

As one of the major theme parks in Asia, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort organizes a wide variety of celebrations during key festive seasons. About 40% of respondents would recommend “A Sparkling Christmas” to their overseas friends, as it enables them to enjoy a unique, glittering, and traditional ‘snowy’ Christmas in Hong Kong. About 30% of respondents would recommend the Chinese New Year celebrations as the festive decorations can successfully immerse them in this delightful season, as well as bringing them the best of good luck for the Lunar New Year. 

Disney characters are the heart and soul of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. According to the survey, about 30% of the respondents would like the next generation to possess the positive and optimistic personality of Mickey and Minnie, followed by Lion King Simba’s courage and sense of responsibility. In addition, students and respondents aged between 18 to 34 would like to cherish friendships likeToy Story’s Woody and Buzz Lightyear.  

Nearly 40% of the respondents would choose being able to participate in launching “Disney in the Star” Firework as the most memorable moment, followed by attending Grand Marshal for the “Disney on Parade” and Cast Members singing a birthday song for birthday celebration. When asked about which celebrity they would like to be with for the chosen magical moment, the most popular choice is Jacky Cheung Hok-yau. The next most popular celebrities are Andy Lau Tak-wah and Eason Chan Yik-shun.  On the other hand, about 40% of respondents would Lau Tak-wah and Eason Chan Yik-shun.  On the other hand, about 40% of respondents would like to share magical moments and memories at Disney with their significant half.        

Since its opening, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort has been dedicated to serving the local community, particularly in the following areas: Children and Families, Environmental Conservation, as well as Volunteerism. Hong Kong Disneyland Resort will continue to listen to the Hong Kong people and take an active role in local community activities, especially in areas which the Hong Kong people champion such as Environmental Conservation, Youth Development and Children Development.    

The 5th Anniversary marks an important milestone for Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. From September 2010 onwards, the Resort will bring more surprises and unique Disney experiences to our Guests from Hong Kong and around the world. 

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Hong Kong Disneyland Resort offers immersive, unique Disney experiences for all families, generations and ages to enjoy.  Hong Kong is one of only five locations in the world that is home to a Disney themed park and the many Disney characters that are beloved the world over, such as Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Stitch and Buzz Lightyear.  Since the Resort was opened in September 2005, it has received over 20 million Guests from around the globe.  Through the unique product offering and the world-class service provided by the 5,000-strong Cast at the theme park and the two hotels, the Resort has received outstanding Guest satisfaction ratings and a range of awards from the hospitality and entertainment sectors.  Hong Kong Disneyland is dedicated to serving Hong Kong people through a wide spectrum of community services programs from helping those in need to encouraging the protection of the environment in the region.

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Disneyland Paris Haaaaaaaaaaaaa...lloween!