Jonas Brother Joe Jonas and his girlfriend Ashley Greene (Alice Cullen in the Twilight films) stopped by the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World yesterday where they posed for this photo in front of Space Mountain in Tomorrowland.
Joe’s older brother, Kevin, very recently celebrated his first wedding anniversary with wife Danielle at the Magic Kingdom where the couple was granted the rare opportunity to spend a night at the suite in Cinderella Castle.
Photo by Kent Phillips, courtesy of Walt Disney World Resort.
In addition to Test Track at Epcot, the Magic Kingdom’s Space Mountain is now offering new and unique options for Disney’s PhotoPass.
Beginning today, Space Mountain is offering a new range of PhotoPass options for the onride photo taken during the ride. The three available options are:
- Purchase the photo as a print. A variety of print sizes and packages are available. These prints will be made directly by the systems inside the Space Mountain Merchandise Shop.
- Purchase the photo as a digital download from the DisneyPhotoPass.com website
- Purchase the photo as a digital file and combined with other bonus digital content on a Disney-themed USB drive. The charge is $24.95 for the USB Drive and the first ride photo. Additional photos can be added to the same USB drive as part of the same transaction for $9.95 per photo. The USB Drive will include the Guest’s ride photo plus 7 extra professional stock photos of the Space Mountain attraction. These stock photos showcase the attraction and provide the Guest the opportunity to add these stock photos to their printed or digital photo albums from their vacation. All of the photos are high-resolution .jpegs and include copyright releases for personal use. The professional stock photos are formatted in 4×6 aspect ratio for easy use in most photo albums.
The purchase must be made while inside the Space Mountain Merchandise shop. For any of the 3 product options, the Guest will be given a themed PhotoPass card. The Space Mountain ride photo will be associated with the PhotoPass ID number on the Space Mountain PhotoPass card.
Once the Guest claims the PhotoPass ID into their account on DisneyPhotoPass.com, the Space Mountain ride photo will be available from the PhotoPass Download Center without requiring the use of the PhotoPass shopping cart, credit card, or a Promotion Code. The Space Mountain ride photo will also appear as a normal PhotoPass photo in the Magic Kingdom album in their PhotoPass account. The Guest will be able to use their Space Mountain ride photo in any of our available online products. They will also be able to share these photos via email or on Facebook.
The Space Mountain PhotoPass card can be used at any other PhotoPass location. However, only the Space Mountain ride photo will be available from the Download Center. Any other PhotoPass photos added to the Space Mountain PhotoPass card are treated just like normal PhotoPass photos and can be purchased from the website or from any of the PhotoPass Sales Centers.
Also courtesy of the official Vinylmation blog comes news of these anticipated releases from Disney Design Group artist Randy Noble.
Available in late January at both the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts, Vinylmation presents a 3″ figure commemorating the 60th anniversary of Disney’s Cinderella and a 9″ figure commemorating the 35th anniversary of the legendary Space Mountain.
On its official blog, Disney Parks provides a glimpse of a new feature found in the recently renovated Space Mountain (expected to begin soft openings this week, with a relaunch date of November 22). As we reported along with the assistance of the Orlando Sentinel’s Jason Garcia back in June, the team that did development on Soarin’s interactive queue brought a taste of their magic to the Space Mountain queue. The blog mentions that the long queue (the show building is quite a walk from the entrance) will have multiple games featured with each game’s objective being fundamental to the attraction’s storyline. Each 90 second game will also be able to accomodate dozens of players at the same time.
For more information and and additional look at the new queue of Space Mountain, check out the blog entry here.
Chilling Halloween Changes at Space Mountain, Spooky New Fireworks Plus Favorite Halloween Traditions Create Fun for Everyone at Disneyland Resort
ANAHEIM, Calif. (Sept. 1, 2009) – Spooky new fireworks and ghoulish screams at Space Mountain add to the fun when Halloween Time returns to Disneyland Resort Sept. 25-Nov. 1. Halloween Time offers families a chance to celebrate the season as they interact with some of Disney’s most beloved characters decked out in seasonal costumes at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure parks. Guests will also enjoy a unique opportunity to experience some spooky fun with Disney’s more sinister characters, the Disney villains. In addition, Mickey’s Trick-or-Treat Party returns for 12 special nights in October.
For older kids and adults, Halloween Time offers a new attraction: Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy in Tomorrowland at Disneyland. The scary new experience will begin as a typical Space Mountain adventure, but will suddenly launch voyagers into an uncharted and haunted section of the universe. Ghosts appear out of the starry darkness and swirling galaxies of Space Mountain, reaching out as if to grab guests as they speed through space. The exhilarating drops and curves of the journey are punctuated by piercing screams, creepy sound effects and haunting music. The Halloween transformation occurs outside the mountain as well, as frightening images, audio and lights illuminate the Space Mountain exterior.
Also new this year is “Halloween Screams – A Villainous Surprise in the Skies.” The new fireworks spectacular will haunt the nighttime sky throughout the Halloween season. To start the show, “Master of Scare-omonies” Jack Skellington appears in a flash of fire above Sleeping Beauty Castle. Thanks to Jack’s ghoulish charm, haunting melodies fill the air and a Halloween pyrotechnics extravaganza explodes into the night. Such classic Disney villains as Maleficent, Ursula the Sea Witch and Oogie Boogie join in the “spirit” of the celebration, and even Zero, Jack’s faithful ghost dog, will make an appearance. Spectators in Disneyland are encouraged to participate in a bone-chilling Halloween Scream-Along during the show.
Returning to life September 25 and continuing through November 1, Halloween Time brings fun for all ages to the Disneyland Resort with new screams at Space Mountain and a new, nightly fireworks show. Halloween Time offers families a chance to interact with some of Disney’s most beloved characters, dressed in seasonal costumes at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure parks. It also gives guests a unique opportunity to experience some spooky fun with Disney’s more sinister characters, the Disney villains.
For older kids and adults, Halloween Time offers a new attraction: Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy in Tomorrowland at Disneyland. For the first time, riders will experience not only the thrill of flying through the galaxy, but the exhilaration of ghosts and ghouls screaming through space trying to contact them. Creepy creatures lurk around every turn as the eerie attraction provides thrilling drops like never before.
New this year is a fireworks spooktacular that will haunt the nighttime sky throughout the Halloween season. Jack Skellington, the Master of Scaremonies, invites everyone to join in the celebration, including a cast of Disney villains who get into the sprit with a wicked sense of fun.
Earlier today, Orlando Sentinel reporter Jason Garcia noted on his twitter that Disney has filed for a new construction permit for an “interactive queue A/V package,” presumably for Space Mountain.
A source not directly connected to the project has confirmed to us that indeed, the same team that introduced the interactive game in the standby queue of Epcot’s Soarin’ is tackling this new project. Details have not been made available, so it could very well end up being nothing like Soarin’s time-killer, but just some dehydrated food for thought.
I know some have wondered, so wonder no more. Disney has officially announced that the Tomorrowland Light and Power Co. (aka the Tomorrowland Arcade) will be closed for the entire duration of the Space Mountain refurbishment, beginning April 19 and ending November 21.
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