The DisGeek crew visits the D23 Expo and share their experience. We recap the panels we saw and talk about the Journey to Imagineering Pavilion. [Read more…]
Being a HUGE fan of Star Tours I was especially bummed that I could not make it to the Making of Star Tours Panel from the D23 Expo last month. But thanks to the internet and YouTube I can watch the panel now! No crowds, no lines, no 7-year old daughter bugging me. I present: The Making of Star Tours Panel from the D23 Expo 2011.
Thanks to TheBugger 2000 (whoever you are) for recording these. And if you check out his YouTube channel, TheBugger recorded a lot of the D23 Expo Panel so check it out.
In this episode Paul makes his triumphant return and we pay our respects to the Disneyland version of Carrousel of Progress. We also have the latest stories and Tommy’s Tip of the Week.
Matterhorn and Trazan’s Tree House has reopened.
Haunted Mansion is now closed to install Haunted Mansion Holiday. Should open Sept 15th.
Plaza Pavilion is now behind walls to begin it’s transformation in Jolly Holiday Bakery
D23 Expo Carousel of Projects
WDW Carousel of Progress
Tommy’s Tip of the Week
Take a ride on the Lilly Belle
Paul’s Touch of Disneyness
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Daniel and Tommy visit the D23 Expo and share their experiences.
Side opening at DCA opened today
Parks and Resorts Panel – They talked about, New FantasyLand in WDW, Carsland, Shanghai, Aulani, Disney Crusie Line But as far as disneyland changes go:
Carousel of Projects
A model of New Fantasyland and Storybook Circus is on display,The model shows off the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Coaster, The Little Mermaid ride, Beast’s castle, and lots of Trees.
Cars Land, with full size animated Cars characters and ride vehicles on display, including Radiator Springs Racers and Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree.
A model of Buena Vista St and the Carthay Circle Theater are also on display for the ongoing makeover of Disney California Adventure.
The Great Destini, an interactive Audio-Animatronics figure that runs completely on its own. Destini converses with guests, recognizing their words and facial patterns.
A VERY small model of Shaghi that didn’t really show much
Adventures by Disney, Aulani, DVC, Disney Cruise Lines represented as well.
CarLand, Beuna Vista St, Voices of the Parks, Imagneers
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While the Parks and Resorts presentation goes on at the D23 Expo the folks over at the Disney Parks Blog posed a video of a birds eye view of Buena Vista Street.
Another update from the D23 Expo! Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs and Bob Weis, Executive Vice President, Creative, Walt Disney Imagineering, just took us back in time to 1920s Los Angeles, with updates on the upcoming Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure park. Imagineers have worked hard to transport guests back to the Los Angeles that Walt experienced when he first arrived in California.
Guests will be able ride the Red Car Trolley up Buena Vista Street to the new icon of the park, Carthay Circle Theatre — a recreation of the original theater where “Snow White and Seven Dwarfs” premiered in 1937. Guests will also be able to experience the park’s charming period architecture, mix of stores, eateries and guest services — it will be a whole new entry way into the park that immerses guests into the experience.
Now travel back in time with this new flythrough video, which takes you on a tour of the new Disney California Adventure park entrance like you’ve never seen before!