Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Brushing Out the Cobwebs

If you have checked the blog recently, you may have noticed a few new things. I felt is was time to mix it up a little and change some things around. First of all, I updated the blog's format to a layout called "Script." The dark theme was nice, but in the spirit of the New Year, I decided it was time to mix things up. I also have updated my RDQ (for Random Disney Quote), as well as added two new polls to the sidebar, now conveniently located on the other side of the page. I have set an email address, to be used exclusively for this blog. I can now be reached by leaving a comment or, for something more private, email me at disneyrikua@gmail.com. In addition, I have set up a Picasa Web albums account for the blog which can be found at http://picasaweb.google.com/DisneyRikua. I will be updating this regularly, so check back often, or even subscribe to the RSS feed in a feed program or online service. I use Bloglines personally, but there are many to choose from. That is about it for what I have accomplished at the moment. I will be trying to add more items over the next month or so. My next post will after I return from Disneyland, but feel free to leave a comment telling what you like, don't like, etc. and I'll try to use all the feedback I get. So long, folks!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Merry Christmas and a Happy Bah Humbug

Happy Holidays to all of my readers out there! Hope everyone is enjoyed a nice break from work or school and spending some time with the family. However, recent Disney news isn't so bright. After a few rumors, Disney has officially announced it will be cutting a number of entertainment in the new year at the Disneyland resort.

To start off, the Royal Coronation Ceremony and Disney Princess Storytelling will be performing for the last time on Sunday, January 4th. The meet and greet area, as well as the snack bar and retail/makeover areas will remain open for now. No word if anything new will come to the theater, but my favorite rumor for this area is to enclose it and install Mickey's Philharmagic, from the east coast Magic Kingdom. The "Remember, Dreams Come True" fireworks show will appear on January 17-19th and February 13th-16th for Martin Luther King Jr. and President's Day weekends, respectively. Fantasmic, however, will continue to run most days until the fireworks return in March. Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams will not return as well, but will be replaced in March by Celebrate! A Street Parade, set to debut on the 27th.

Moving along to California Adventure, Disney's Electrical Parade will not return until June 12th after the Holidays. Pixar Play Parade will not perform on Mondays and Tuesdays, High School Musical 3: Right Here! Right Now! will be dark on Fridays through Sundays, and Disney’s Aladdin - A Musical Spectacular will be dark on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Thanks to Disneyland News Today for this information.

That's about it for news as of right now. Disney has declined doing a third Narnia movie with Walden Media, who will likely find a new partner, and Tron 2.0, or TR2N has recently started casting and will be shot entirely in 3D with lots of real world sets. A trailer came out at Comic Con, and I will be posting that below. It's a little hard to see, but this looks very exciting. Can't wait to see what they do with this.

Other than that, I am heading to Disneyland from January 17th-21st, so I WILL be doing a report on the going-ons around Disneyland when I get back. I'm going to make myself do it because I didn't last time. As always, feel free to comment, especially with Disney-related quotes. So long, folks!

*Note: Sorry to those who are offended by the title of this post, but I thought it was appropriate.