Monday, 21st November 2016

Walt Disney Imagineering is working on Star Tours updates for Star Wars: Episode VIII

Star Tours updates for Star Wars: Episode VIII at Disneyland Paris

While Star Tours: L’Aventure Continue continues construction in Discoveryland at Disneyland Park, let’s talk about the Starspeeder 1000 destinations themselves. Read More…

Monday, 21st November 2016

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue construction continues ahead of 2017 boarding

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue - L'Aventure Continue construction Disneyland Paris

DLP Today announces the arrival of brand new Star Tours: The Adventures Continue construction photos; non-stop pictorial service to the corner of Discoveryland being transformed into a whole new Star Wars area. Read More…

Sunday, 20th November 2016

Big Thunder Mountain now truly glows and refilled Rivers of the Far West gleam clean

Big Thunder Mountain Disneyland Paris Experience Enhancement Programme 25th Anniversary Refurbishment

Exactly four weeks from this weekend, a new, more explosive Big Thunder Mountain will open at Disneyland Paris! As these brand new pictures from the major refurbishment show, the landscape now glows in spectacular, rich colours. Read More…

Thursday, 10th November 2016

Big Thunder Mountain hits milestone as Rivers of the Far West start to refill

Big Thunder Mountain - Experience Enhancement Plan (InsideDLParis)

Frontierland has now been without its Big Thunder Mountain centrepiece for over a year, but the major enhancement project just hit a key milestone ahead of its re-opening next month: the Rivers of the Far West are refilling! Read More…

Tuesday, 1st November 2016

Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary deconstructed: Experience Enhancement Programme

Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary deconstructed: Experience Enhancement Plan

The most exciting thing about the 25th Anniversary isn’t even the 25th Anniversary. No — for every one of the new events, there are probably five more good reasons for any passionate fan or visitor to return to Disneyland Paris next year.

In this final part of DLP Today’s series looking behind the 2017 announcements, let’s look at why the so-called Experience Enhancement Programme is the real game-changer for this resort. Read More…

Friday, 13th May 2016

Four-month Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster refurbishment more a “backstage” upgrade

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith, Disneyland Paris refurbishment

When it reopens on 17th June 2016 after an almost four-month refurbishment, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith will present few new marvels to any but the most observant visitor. In a post on its official Disneyland Paris News blog, the resort has revealed the works mostly involve upgrades to the ride’s launch and control systems, along with general maintenance and repainting. Read More…

Thursday, 19th November 2015

Disneyland Paris fully re-opens to visitors – including CEOs Tom Wolber and Bob Iger

Disneyland Paris has fully re-opened to visitors - including CEOs Tom Wolber and Bob Iger (@RadioDisneyClu)

Disneyland Paris has now fully re-opened to visitors, with both Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park opening their gates to guests as normal from 10am yesterday, Wednesday 18th November 2015.

As the unprecedented four-day closure to respect the full national period of mourning in France came to an end, visitors returned to the parks — including several members of senior Disney management showing their support. Read More…

Wednesday, 10th June 2015

Reinvent the magic: Disneyland Paris confirms enhancement plans for 10 classic attractions

Disneyland Paris Experience Enhancement Plan

Disneyland Paris has formally revealed a four-point renovation plan to “reinvent the magic”, covering ten key attractions in both parks. In planning for several years with the codename “Project Sparkle”, the major slate of refurbishments and updates will both restore lost details and add fresh new features, aiming to bring the Disneyland Paris experience fully in line with its American counterparts. Read More…

Friday, 26th September 2014

Bored in line for Crush’s Coaster? There’s an app (and not much else) for that

Crush's Coaster entrance, Walt Disney Studios Park, Disneyland Paris

If you’ve visited Disneyland Paris (and you probably have, right?), then the queue for Crush’s Coaster won’t need any introduction. Not just its perpetual length and duration at any hour of the day and on any day of the year, but it’s slightly soul-crushing lack of Disney magic or ingenuity in dealing with the low capacity of this popular roller coaster. Read More…

Sunday, 21st September 2014

Earffel Tower getting new-look Walt Disney Studios logo design during refurbishment

Earffel Tower getting new-look Walt Disney Studios logo design during refurbishment

The Earffel Tower, icon of Walt Disney Studios Park, will soon have a brand new face. As part of a general (and as we seem to always say, much-needed) refurbishment of the water tower in the Front Lot entrance of the park, the opportunity is also being taken to replace the original 2002 “filmstrip” logo with a new-look design.

Based on current progress, the “new” logo appears to have more classic, maroon red-coloured lettering with a simple black outline on a plain background. Without doubt the look has the potential to be much more 1930s in style, boding well for any future changes to the entrance of the park, which lacks any definable time period setting.

In terms of its actual typeface and size, the logo is similar if not identical to before, with only the “Walt Disney” letters flattened out from their wavy design following the filmstrip in the original, which used a modern palette of blue, yellow and red. The typeface, similar to ITC Anna, remains the same as seen around the area, including lettering on Disney Studio 1.

Earffel Tower getting new-look Walt Disney Studios logo design during refurbishment
A very rough current approximation of the new logo (typeface not fully accurate)

For Walt Disney Studios Park, it’s a wise and very welcome decision to come up with a logo design unique to the very prominent Earffel Tower.

The 2002 logo was created primarily for the promotion of the park in brochures and park guides, not to provide any kind of thematic detail within the park itself. Until now, adorned with just the standard modern park logo, the famous water tower hasn’t actually felt part of a specific period or place you’re being transported to. After all, you don’t see the garish pink Disneyland Park marketing logo on the entrance to that park.

Earffel Tower getting new-look Walt Disney Studios logo design during refurbishment
Earffel Tower getting new-look Walt Disney Studios logo design during refurbishment

Over in Florida, the Earful Tower remains somewhat hidden away at the back of the park, so less important thematically, though it too had a recent rebranding with the name change from Disney-MGM Studios to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Elsewhere in the Paris park, a similar maroon colour was used to great effect on the Walt Disney Television Studios building, replacing its cold original turquoise colours.

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