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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Disneyland Update and News: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

It's something many people fear. And, alas, it happened to Mr. Walt Disney on the opening day of Disneyland. I think it's referred to as "Murphy's Law"- whatever can go wrong, will go wrong. And it's been present in Disneyland for a while. In this update, I'll share with you info about the good things in Disneyland (mostly in DCA, if you could believe it) the bad things in Disneyland, and the ugly things. So up, up and away we go! (Once again, all pictures are taken off MintCrocodile's SmugMug account.

The Good:

The Little Mermaid

Those of you who have been to the resort in the last week have seen these nice walls appear over in Pardise Pier. Well, the first visual signs of construction on the new E-Ticket, The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure, have arrived. The new bathrooms are open, too, so we're all set to go "under the sea" with Ariel

What's also good about this is that Dinosaur Jack, that ugly green Dinosaur, is finally joining his fellow dinosaurs as fossil fuels. The dinosaur is going to be take down, and at this time, I'm not too clear as to what is going up in it's place. it could be part of the beer garden/grill area, or part of the Little Mermaid. The only thing that is clear is that whatever is going there we be finished in 2011. I will keep you posted on this topic as time progresses.

Meanwhile, over at Disneyland, Magical has gone through Preview Performances before the "Summer Nightastic!" campaign premiere's Friday, June 12 (this Friday!). Many of you may remember that I hated the thought of Remember going away. However, Remember will return in the fall after this fireworks show is over. Magical is not bad, it's actually good. I enjoyed it, and seeing Dumbo fly was incredibly cool, and the crowd went crazy. The only thing missing was pyro, which I do really enjoy. But the fact is, the music is great, the coreography is great, and the lighting on the castle is still top notch. If you haven't seen it, please go watch it on YouTube. Although it is nowhere near as good as Remember- that will always be the best- it is much, much better than Believe...There's Magic in the Stars.

The Bad-

The Dragon Problem-
This is the ad that has been all over the place. TV, billboards, the Internet, on my blog and others. Disney invested so much into using this as the symbol for the new summer entertainment. And consider their dismay when the impressive new dragon breaks. That;s right, the neck is broken, and it looks very unlikely they will get it working by August, let alone Friday. What a huge let down. What will happen? Next Tuesday, I'll bring you a special update about what I thought about Summer Nightastic!

The Ugly-
Okay, there's alot of commotion in Paradise Bay right now. And like I always do, I will include current pictures of the bay. Is it terrible? I mean, it is cunstruction for a brand new water show. You be the judge:

Parting Thoughts:
Lastly, I'd just like to remind you of all the new entertainment at the resort during Summer Nightastic!
-Magical: Fireworks Spectacular
-Fantasmic!: New additions and HD cameras
-Electrical Parade- New additions and music additions.
-Tomorrowland Terrace- Dance Party every night at the Terrace.
Remember to come back next Tuesday for a review and possible pictorial of all the events on Friday. Until then, this is PirateGuy 815 with the Disneyland News!

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