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Thursday
Jan242008

2008 Disney Stamps

The Art of Disney: Imagination

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The 2008 USPS Disney stamps titled The Art of Disney: Imagination (5th and final in The Art of Disney series) illustrate the theme of imagination. They will feature Pongo and one of his pups from 101 Dalmatians, Mickey Mouse as Steamboat Willie, Princess Aurora and her three fairy godmothers Flora, Fauna and Merryweather from Sleeping Beauty and Mowgli and Baloo from The Jungle Book. Art director Terrence McCaffrey of Leesburg, VA, joined a design team that included artist Peter Emmerich of Yonkers, NY, and creative director Dave Pacheco of Burbank, CA, to create the four stamps. It is unsure when these will go on sale. I will keep you updated!

The 2007 USPS Disney stamps The Art of Disney: Magic and products are still available. You can purchase on-line at the USPS Postal Store.

Tuesday
Jan152008

Greg Emmer Quits

Greg Emmer, Vice President of Disneyland Resort Operations, quits! What this could mean for you (paying Disneyland guests). Read the column by MiceAge's Al Lutz HERE!

Sunday
Jan132008

Voyage of the Little Mermaid Confirmed

Projected for 2010 Disney's California Adventure Golden Dreams Theatre will be replaced with a the Voyage of the Little Mermaid dark ride.

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An artist sketch (above) shows clamshell vehicles, similar to the Haunted Mansion's doombuggies, traveling through scenes backed by 5 of the movie's major musical numbers:

  • Part of Your World
  • Poor Unfortunate Souls
  • Under the Sea
  • Kiss the Girl
  • Part of Your World (Redux)

The 2006 DVD release included a preview of the projected ride - someone has captured and put on You Tube for your viewing pleasure. I'm sure it will be much more exciting IRL!

Outside will be a new Mermaid Grotto featuring a sand castle play area and water garden.

Sunday
Jan132008

Disney's California Adventure Re-Imagined

Disney to spend $1.1 billion to make-over Disney's California Adventure making it less California and more Disney. Check the LA Times Daily Deal Blog for updates. You can also track all DCA's projects on the Mice Chat Disney's California Adventure Project Tracker. The changes and additions to come look very promising! ºoº

Thursday
Jan032008

Making of the Disneyland Dream Suite

The Making of the Disneyland Dream Suite Official Disneyland Resort Postcast
[release date December 31, 2007]

For the first time in history, as part of the Year Of A Million Dreams at Disney Parks, guests will have a chance to spend an unforgettable night inside Disneyland in the new Disneyland Dream Suite as part of the Disney Dreams Giveaway. This posh, one-of-a-kind suite is located in New Orleans Square, above the famous Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. In this video podcast, you'll get an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the place that Walt Disney himself dreamed up more than 40 years ago. (2008 DISNEY DREAMS GIVEAWAY SWEEPSTAKES starts 1/01/08 and ends 12/31/08. California and Florida properties only. No purchase necessary. Subject to official rules available at disneyparks.com/2008rules. Disney Dream Prizes are awarded through a random process.)

Dream Suite Specs

2,200 square feet
livingroom
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
courtyard

The new Dream Suite is where the art gallery used to be. This space was always meant to be Walt Disney's family suite, but he passed before it came to be. 40 years later Walt's dreams are still coming true! ºoº