Disneyland - The Celebration Continues

The party began in May 2005 and has been gathering steam ever since, they kicked of their celebration with some major additions and enhancements like:

Disney's California Adventure Park:


Block Party Bash

Block Party Bash - - The music and excitement are cranked to the max for this high-energy street extravaganza as Disney presents the Pixar Film Pals, who invite you to dance and play as they party their way through Disney's California Adventure! The wildest block party in Disney history entertains guests with a non-stop musical parade that doubles as a fun-filled interactive street spectacular - a truly engrossing and engaging, uniquely Disney entertainment experience.

Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue! - - Inspired by the 2001 hit Walt Disney Pictures presentation of the Pixar Animation Studios film. Monsters, Inc., the newest addition to the park is located in the Hollywood Pictures Backlot and features a fun-filled ride through Monstropolis.


Mike & Sully to the Rescue

Turtle Talk With Crush - - An all-new experience inside the "Disney Animation" attraction in the Hollywood Pictures Backlot where guests can have an unbelievable encounter with Crush the sea turtle from the Walt Disney Pictures presentation of a Pixar Animation Studios film, Finding Nemo.


Turtle Talk


Sleeping Beauty Castle - - The focal point of the celebration was transformed into an elegant "Crown Jewel," gowned in richly colored finery, royal banners, adorned with custom-made jewel-like stones, decorated in gold, topped by five regal turret "crowns," and glowing with enchantment as never before.


Sleeping Beauty Castle

Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams - - Audiences were immersed in the musical grandeur and visual spectacle of this innovative new parade, featuring one of the largest casts of Disney Characters and performers ever assembled.


Parade of Dreams

Remember . . . Dreams Come True - - The all-new fireworks spectacular, the most elaborate in Disneyland history, was a truly immersive, uniquely Disney entertainment experience highlighted by an incredible musical score, dramatic close proximity pyrotechnics, never-before-seen firework designs and an incredible new flight path for Tinker Bell.



Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters - - This all-new Tomorrowland adventure is inspired by a Walt Disney Pictures presentation of a Pixar Animation Studios film, "Toy Story 2," and takes guests on a comical interactive space mission featuring cutting-edge online technology that allows fans at-home to join in the excitement - - a first for any Disney theme park attraction in the world.


Astro Blasters

Happiest Faces on Earth . . . A Disney Family Album - - Smiles and memories combine in a series of 34 gigantic photo collages of classic Disney imagery comprised of over 100,000 guest photos speaks to the emotional connection people have to Disneyland.


Happy Faces

Golden Attraction Vehicles - - Select, original attraction vehicles from 1955 received the "Midas Touch" and be transformed into stunning visions of gold including a steed from King Arthur Carrousel, an Autopia car, a cup from the Mad Tea Party  and Dumbo the Flying Elephant. 
Disneyland: The First 50 Magical Years - - This new attraction features a fun and heartwarming film hosted by famed Hollywood stars Steve Martin and Donald Duck and showcases the rich Disneyland heritage of innovation, creativity, imagination and storytelling.


Midas Touch

Space Mountain - - This classic Disneyland adventure (voted the most popular Disney theme park attraction in a recent nationwide poll) has been re-"Imagineered" for the 21st century and features an all-new queue and Space Port, redesigned rockets, an all-new exhilarating on-board audio soundtrack and "out of this world" new effects.

 They haven't stopped there. The magic keeps on coming. After being closed for a few months, during which time renovations were performed and enhancements made, one of the most famous Disney rides Pirates of The Caribbean re-opened. The re-opening occured during a star-studded world premiere at Disneyland in California of the all-new film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.


Space Mountain

Pirates of the Caribbean -- The films (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl - 2003 and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - 2006) have inspired exciting additions to the attraction.

Over 400 Disney Imagineers have been working in California and Florida on the research, planning and installation of these enhancements over the past three years.

The original analog audio tracks from the attraction have all been digitally re-mastered to ensure a crisp and dynamic soundtrack. Guests will notice the addition of music cues from the soundtracks of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Score composed by Klaus Badelt) and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (Score composed by Hans Zimmer).

More than 270 audio speakers have been replaced throughout the attraction.


Aye Matey

Large bass subwoofers have been installed within the "Battle Scene" between the pirate galleon and the Spanish fortress to provide a sense of concussion during the firing of the cannons.

It took three days to empty and refill the "bayou's" 750,000 gallons of water for the enhancements to be completed.
Âe The cannon firing and cannon ball effects in the water have all been upgraded to heighten the sense of intensity and drama in the "Battle Scene." Underscoring from the film(s) has also been added to the scene.
Âe  One of the largest scenes to be enhanced is the impressive "Treasure Cache," found in the attraction's mysterious grottos. Imagineers removed the scene entirely and fabricated more than 400,000 new shimmering gold coins and set pieces.
Âe The "Treasure Cache" scene at Disneyland will contain original movie props, including the Aztec treasure chest, from the hit 2003 film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
Âe When Disney Imagineers began preparing the treasure for the enhancement, they discovered a number of original props with hand-written notes taped to the back by Imagineers from the 1960s about placement and color of the props.


Disney Imagineer

New Pirates of the Caribbean Attraction Crew Members

Âe The first appearance of Captain Jack Sparrow occurs during the familiar "Dunking Scene" where one of the pirate leaders is interrogating the village's mayor, trying to find out Captain Jack's whereabouts by consistently dunking the poor magistrate in the well.
Âe Captain Jack Sparrow appears again in a barrel, sneaking glances at a treasure map held by a nearby salty old pirate. 
Âe Captain Jack Sparrow's third and final appearance in the attraction occurs in the finale "Treasure Room" scene where he can be found relishing in his good fortune to be the first to find the town's cache of treasure.

Âe The ruthless Barbossa can now be seen as the Captain of the Wicked Wench in the attraction's famous battle scene. The ship was not changed to the Black Pearl, since the story in the attraction is set before Captain Jack obtains that ship.


Aye Matey

Âe  The new dialog of Captain Jack Sparrow, Davy Jones and Barbossa was voiced by the actors in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies [Johnny Depp, Bill Nighy and Geoffrey Rush].

Âe An apparition of the ghostly Davy Jones, a prominent character in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, can be seen in the attractions' mysterious grotto labyrinth, materializing via a fantastic waterfall effect.

If these additional attractions aren't enough to excite you, then just wait. There's more.


Where's Captain Jack

Halloween Time -- The witching hour of midnight on Sept. 29, 2006, will mark the beginning of Disney's HalloweenTime, an all-new seasonal event at the Disneyland Resort with whimsical decor, costumed Disney Characters, and interactive Halloween activities the whole family will find frightfully fun. Continuing through Oct. 31, the first-ever event will allow guests to enter a family-friendly world of Halloween delights.


Year of a Million Dreams -- From an overnight stay inside Cinderella Castle to a Golden FASTPASS, dreams big and small will come true at Disneyland and Walt Disney World resorts during Disney's "Year of a Million Dreams," a first-of-its-kind celebration of the individual dreams of Disney Parks guests.


Dreams Come True

 The year-long celebration, beginning Oct. 1, 2006, at Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, will feature the debut of an incredible lineup of new attractions and entertainment at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts, plus new technologies that allow guests to customize their Disney park experience.

For more information visit Disney online.

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