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Monday, May 30, 2011

New Feature: Behind The Scenes

Hey Everybody!

We are hoping you had a great start of the week and as well your weekend! Here in the Northeast States where I'm at has FINALLY got nice warm hot temperatures to "OFFICIALLY" say that its summer season!

I love the summer time and especially to enjoy the amusement parks, pools, beaches, summer vacations (or stay-cations), grilling and getting nice tan.

To kick off the summer season, I'm introducing a new feature for the blog: "Themagical's Behind the Scenes"!

This is a feature that should been added a long time ago to the blog since the one of the many purposes of the blog is to share some cool insight 'behind the scenes' looks at Themagical creative team.

We hope this will share some 'inside the magic' to our projects that we create for your personal enjoyment! Here's some things we would like to cover in this new feature to this blog.

Themagical's Behind the Scenes:

- Never before scene concept designs that didn't make it into the simulation/project.
- Concept Art Designs
- Pre-development screenshots in progress
- Q & A from the team from community questions
- Insights to current or previous projects

and so much more!

What would you like to see for me to cover in this new feature? Is concept designs you would like that never made it in the sim/project? Would Pre-development screenshots help to wet your whistle in the meanwhile? Or what about asking the team your most desired question to asked but thought it would be a dumb question?

Send us your feedback! You'll never know we may add it to our next blog feature!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

New Feature: Monthly Links

Hey Everybody,

I'm adding this during the holiday break this new feature for the blog.

New Feature: Monthly Links

This will be at the new feature where towards the end of the month that features links to the
most viewed and read on this blog.

Here's this top links for the month of May!

Steel Force Simulation is ALIVE!

Live Coverage: The American Idol Experience Press Event

Cedar Fair L.P. bought out by Apollo Global Management

Themagical's & Cosmic Reid's Tweet Meet

American Idol Top 24 contestant was a Dream Ticket Winner

Live Coverage: Star Tours Premiere

New Feature: Behind The Scenes

Do you like this feature? What do you think?

Until then,


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!

© Disney

Hey Everybody!

For those in the United States, 'Memorial Day' is a great time to honor the soldiers in our lives – even the soldiers we don’t know who make great sacrifices to keep us and our families safe. This Memorial Day weekend, when you see a flag flying or hear the national anthem, think of our soldiers.

Most of us prefer to read a blog than to post a comment, even though you may be reading from other countries think about your people who have been serving in your military. Thanks to them, they are watching out for you and as well protecting your people of your country.

It's something to appreciate and keep them in our thoughts as they still continue to serve us as well their families who are supporting them through their service.

Since its a holiday here, I'll be away so there won't be any updates until then. Have a safe weekend and as well talk to you real soon!

Until then,


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Live Coverage: Star Tours Premiere

As well later at 10am EDT, Disney Parks Blog will be having
the official ceremony opening of the attraction streaming LIVE in the parks
as well.

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


**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. Click here to view!

Pictures, Queueline Pre-Show, and Videos (Spoiler Alert) Click here that will take you a feature article on Themagical's website.

The press event should start around between 11pm EDT tonight. Be sure you
don't want to miss this EVENT!

May the force be with you!


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Live Webcast of Star Tours Premiere

© Lucasfilm Ltd & TM © Disney

Beginning at 10 a.m. EDT on May 20, 2011 Disney Parks Blog will host a live webcast of the grand opening that will feature the ceremonial arrival of several dignitaries from around the galaxy to join in the fun.

Our webcast will include the entire grand opening event plus some material just for those of you watching online. You never know what the Force may bring. The webcast also will be also be live streaming on their Star Tours Facebook page and on their Disney Parks YouTube page. The webcast will require a computer or mobile device that supports Flash.

Looking forward to May 20! And please check back here on the Disney Parks Blog for updates leading up to the event.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Steel Force Simulation is ALIVE!

Hey Everybody!

I know its been a quite for couple of weeks without anything new in particular. And I'm sorry. :(

It's been a long time since we've talked about any new information related to the Simulation updates and I should update you on it.

Steel Force Simulation Twitter Update Stats: (
* 1 days ago of 05.16.2011 EST (GMT -5 hours)
-Created a new build of the yesterday, added some extra lights and other props were missing

- Still some programming challenges with the visitor system of the , discussed them with

The webmaster/founder of posted some interesting tweets recently and I thought I would keep you posted on the current status of the '#SteelForceSimulation, #SF Sim, #sfsim' updates. (**If you on twitter, be sure to follow us at: @themagical and @randydorney.)

Thanks for reading and we hope to hear from ya real soon!

If you haven't emailed the simulation development team to try the beta testing of Steel Force once we announce it, please send an email to, with your name, user name account from either or website and email address.

Until Next Time!



Sunday, May 15, 2011

Hershey TweetMeet Next Year

Hey all,

Sad news to report! :( As you've been following our tweets (via @randydorney , @lady_aurora ) we've announce due to bad weather in Hershey, Pa we've decided to "postpone" Themagical's & Cosmicreid's Tweet Meet at Hershey Park on May 15th, 2011.

We've decided that the sites will do this again to do next year so many of you of our outside states communities can join us for a better larger group gatherings.

This doesn't mean Themagical's won't have theirs this summer. We are in the works for another 'possible' tweet meet again at Hershey Park. Stay Tuned for more details!

We appologies for any inconvenience that this may cause and hope you can join us at our next upcoming gatherings.

Thanks to and Jessica for teaming up with us and allowing us to join in with them at Hershey Park. There's always next time folks!

Trust you are having a nice week and weekend!

Have a magical start of the week!


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Blogger Maintenance & More

Blogger (the site the runs this blog) was down due to maintenance yesterday and the day before. While access has been restored, the posts & comments from the previous day are still missing. Hopefully they will be back up soon.

Tweet Meet at Hershey Park:

:: Semi-confirmed:: & Themagical's Tweet Meet at Hershey Park on May 15th, 2011 may be postponed due to bad weather this weekend. Though things may clear up on the weather, we are watching the weather in Hershey to see if there's clearing of possible nice weather.

Please watch Reighard's Twitter Feed at for up to the minute updates on the tweet meet.

If you have any questions about Hershey Meet Up, please contact Reighard at

Due to the maintenance issues, I was unable to give you any updates or new posts. I'm sorry for the inconvenience this may cause you in which this was beyond our control to fix or correct.

Thank you for your understand and cooperation!

Until Then,


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Hello Peeps!!

We have a nice treat to share with you. and have teamed up to bring a great website! "" is a website to keep you up to the minute (even seconds) of the latest updates on both Disneyland, California and Walt Disney World, Florida resorts on the new attraction "Star Tours: The Adventures Continues" (version 2 or dubbed Star Tours 2).

Their website has great pictures of the current construction and as well they have an app where you can get updates of the 'Stand by' & 'Fast Pass' waiting times for both attractions at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. Plus, everything that is related to the attraction itself and more!

Download App:

Download our free mobile apps for iPhone, Android and Palm WebOS!

(**Click on the image to go to the download page)

The current app is displaying the Disneyland Park attraction in the app stores. If you would like to follow the Walt Disney World park attraction. Have your mobile browser follow this link:

**An WDW app is in the process of being 'approval stages' for all app stores mobile devices. So be sure to keep an eye when that release is available.

Twitter Feed Updates:

You can get the up to the minute updates on their twitter account. Follow them at:

Facebook Page:

You can also add "like" and follow them on Facebook too!

Check them out and support our fellow friends site!