Sorry for no update last week, we were in WDW, and there wasn’t that big of news, so we just waited for this week to have some news. First, lets start with Disney Parks news. Last week, the Disney Parks Blog broke two big pieces of news on the same day.
One! Captain EO is not only returning to Tokyo Disneyland as previously announced, but to Disneyland Paris and Epcot as well this summer.
The 17-minute musical space-fantasy adventure film is now scheduled to begin at Epcot on July 2.
Also posted on Disney Parks Blog last week were ‘additions’ to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s California Adventure in honor of the release of Toy Story 3 in June.
A new game with new faces is being added to Toy Story Mania! at Disney’s California Adventure and Disney’s Hollywood Studios as part of the celebration of the soon-to-be-released Disney*Pixar film, “Toy Story 3.” We’re also introducing a new character that you’ll have a chance to see and greet at both locations –- and it’s all happening in May.
The new Toy Story Mania! game, called “Rex and Trixie’s Dino Darts,” will involve shooting virtual darts at all new balloon targets in a primeval world filled with volcanoes and lava balloons. You’ll be cheered on by Rex (the nervous Tyrannosaurus rex) and his new friend Trixie (a blue Triceratops, one of the toy characters from the new film) beginning in late May. Walt Disney Imagineering has also added some hidden surprises to the game that will be replacing “Bo Peep’s Baaa-loon Pop.”
And starting May 9, you’ll get a chance to see “Lotso” (short for Lots-O’-Huggin Bear) at both parks. At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, he’ll be greeting Guests in the meet-and-greet area inside The Magic of Disney Animation and be part of the “Block Party Bash.” The bear who loves to hug will also join “Disney’s Pixar Play Parade” at Disney’s California Adventure and guests will be able to pose alongside the “Toy Story” gang inside a life-sized “blister pack” as if they themselves are toys.
Our last piece of theme park news, features new Summer Nightastic logos for Walt Disney World. (pictures from Inside the Magic)
We also have a couple pin previews for you today. The first are a couple open edition pins, coming out soon, that are along the lines of Disney’s new effort to make more character-only based pins. The second is a ‘repeat’ of one of last years most popular open edition pins, but this year it will be returning to Disneyland as a Limited Edition pin, its Eeyore’s June Gloom 2010. Our third preview will be coming out in July, celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Wedway Peoplemover. Enjoy!
Finally, we have our weekly Vinylmation Connection News Section, from our partner site, Vinylmation Connection.