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.

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