Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Live Coverage: LittleMermaid & Star Tours DCA





Grand Opening Ceremony June 3, 2011

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At 9:30am Pacific Time (12:30pm Afternoon Eastern Time) , Disney Parks Blog will be having the official ceremony opening of the attraction streaming LIVE in the parks as well.

Here's a nice AD Promo that Disney made! It's quite funny in my opinion.



Be sure to watch this page when we'll host the link as well to view.

LIVE STREAM:



**If you miss the event, we'll be having links to where you can watch it
on your own leisure time.

If the live stream isn't replaying, here's the same stream but recorded for your viewing pleasure.

This morning we celebrated the opening of Star Tours at Disneyland park with the help of some very special guests.

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Wielding a lightsaber, Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs cut the ribbon to officially open the new 3-D attraction for park guests.

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There were even more faces that Star Tours fans would recognize, as passengers gathered from across the galaxy to board one of the more than 50 possible trips aboard the attraction, including the icy planet of Hoth, the jungles of Kashyyyk and the watery world of Naboo.

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Photos Sources:
- Disney Parks Blog

- Insidethemagic.net


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Grand Opening June 3, 2011

**Currently: 06/02/2011: An announcement about a Live Stream will be soon! Stay with MousePlanet.com today as we offer live coverage and photos from today's opening ceremony for the new The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel's Undersea Adventure attraction at Disney California Adventure.

The grand opening event is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Pacific time Thursday afternoon (6:30pm Eastern Time 6/02/11). Walt Disney Company President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger, Disneyland Resort President George Kalogridis, and actress Jodi Benson, the voice of Ariel in The Little Mermaid and in the original film as well as the new attraction, are scheduled to appear.

You can watch the entire show here or below you can watch small clips of the ceremony premiere!

Full Ceremony Premiere:

“The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure" Grand Opening from WDWNTube on Vimeo.




The video of today's Press Event Stream of the Ceremony will be up and running once its processed. You can see it here: http://vimeo.com/24600645

With The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, the Disneyland Resort continues “to leverage new technologies to tell a timeless Disney story,” said Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Tom Staggs, “because at our heart, great storytelling is what we are all about.”

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Jodi Benson, the voice of Ariel, performed “Part of Your World,” one of the memorable songs from the film’s Academy Award-winning score.

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Earlier today, we celebrated the opening of The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure with a special ceremony at Disney California Adventure park.

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Sherie Rene Scott, who originated the role of Ursula in the Broadway production of "The Little Mermaid," performs "Poor Unfortunate Souls" at the dedication ceremony for The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure. Photo by Frank Anzalone.

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Pat Carroll, the voice of Ursula for the animated feature, watches as Sherie Rene Scott perform "Poor Unfortunate Souls" at the dedication ceremony for The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure. Photo by Frank Anzalone.

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Pat Carroll, the voice of Ursula for the animated feature, greets fans and riding the ride.

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What an exciting moment! Jodi Benson and Pat Carroll, the familiar voices behind Ariel and Ursula from 1989’s animated hit, “The Little Mermaid,” reunited and rode the new attraction, The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure at Disney California Adventure park yesterday. They’ve obviously remained good friends, because they greeted each other with warm hugs and hellos outside the attraction. As Pat said before she boarded one of the clam shells, “This is an exciting day!” For guests and fans of their movie, “The Little Mermaid,” it’s been 22 years of waiting for a Little Mermaid attraction. For Jodi and Pat, it’s been 25 years! They began working on the film in 1986. It was so much fun to see their reactions to the characters they helped bring to life. It’s also fun to hear Pat laugh, because you can hear Ursula in her wonderful laugh. Check out this video and see for yourself this special moment.



Full Ride-Thru (Spoiler!): To watch the entire ride, watch below!

Ariel's Undersea Adventure from WDWNTube on Vimeo.




May the force be with you & Keep on Swimming!

Reighard

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