By Tim Callaway
Anthony and I pulled an all-nighter at Disneyland last weekend. Okay, so I did. Sadly, Anthony had to call it an early night Friday to catch a flight home. He was with me in spirit, though, and we have now sufficiently recovered to discuss it on Inside The Mouse Castle.
Disneyland's 24-hour party to celebrate it's diamond anniversary was an event full of massive crowds and some pretty impressive new entertainment. The Paint the Night parade is a visual delight and the Disneyland Forever fireworks, while not quite as perfect as the Remember...Dreams Come True fireworks during Disneyland's 50th, is still a treat, especially with all the new projection effects on Sleeping Beauty Castle, Main Street and the Matterhorn.
I was there with all my fellow sardines to catch the inaugural 60th anniversary fireworks on a packed Main Street. Here's what it looked like:
|Ariel goes under the sea in Paint the Night.|
One new thing Anthony and I did experience together was seeing the refurbished Matterhorn with its amazing new Harold animatronics. This front seat video doesn't quite do them justice, but it's still a great ride:
But the past week wasn't just about fireworks, crowd control and selfie sticks. We've got a few other things to talk about in today's episode. You know, important stuff like Anthony really wants a pair of Heelys.
- The world's biggest Disney Store opened in Shanghai last Wednesday, the first of its kind in China. People lined up as far away as one mile to get a look at princess dresses and plushes.
|George Clooney in Tomorrowland.|
- Tomorrowland premiered in theaters over Memorial Day weekend and won the box office. That's the good news. The bad news is it only took in $41 million domestically, far below the $50 million opening weekend it aspired to.
- Reese Witherspoon is attached to produce and star in Tink, a live action take on Disney's favorite pixie. Just let that sink in for a while.
- Asa Butterfield has officially been cast--or has not been cast--as the new Spider-Man. Whichever side you choose, you're probably right.