April 15, 2014

Minion Mart @ Universal Studios Singapore

Minion Mart was a surprise for me when I visited USS last weekend. I am not sure when this was opened, but it seems that the Park has been adding quite a few Minion Elements. Hopefully an attraction as well?

April 12, 2014

Amazing Video Previews of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is one of my most anticipated attractions in Shanghai Disneyland. Luckily, I can experience it soon in Magic Kingdom!

Disney has recently released two incredible videos showing the ride-through and its amazing animatronic characters. Take a look!

March 19, 2014

Treasure Cove Artwork Analysis

In the article, I took a closer look at the artwork of "Treasure Cove" in Shanghai Disneyland and discovered a few interesting details.
(Please correct me if I made any mistakes)

First let's take a look at the leaked park layout.

This is the layout for "Treasure Cove". If you compare it with the artwork above, you will realize that they are very similar.

And here is a list of the rumored attractions and shops.
(For the full list, please go to http://lukeandthetempleoffun.blogspot.sg/2014/03/shanghai-disneyland-ride-shop-and.html) 

Treasure Cove

(Food) Pintel & Rigetti's Grub to Grab
(Food) The Snackin' Kracken
(Food) Tortuga Treats
(Ride) Explorer Canoes
(Ride) Pirates of the Caribbean -- Battle for the Sunken Treasure
(Shop) Barbossa's Bounty
(Shop) Doubloon Market
(Show) El Teatro Fandango
(Show) Stunt Theater
Jolly Gypsy
Ocean Song
Shipwreck Shore
Siren's Revenge

Treasure Cove Artwork

Today, as part of The Walt Disney Company Annual Meeting of Shareholders, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger unveiled creative details including the first-ever Pirates-themed land and a new Pirates of the Caribbean attraction designed for the Shanghai Disney Resort.

This land will be named "Treasure Cove" (in Chinese: 宝藏湾). For the first time ever, a Disney Park will be home to a Pirates-themed land and an e-ticket attraction called Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle of the Sunken Treasure (in Chinese: 加勒比海盗:沉没宝藏之战). The attraction will feature a combination of new technology and innovation to bring guests along a pirate adventure with Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Davy Jones, providing our guests who visit the Shanghai Disneyland Park an experience unlike anything else in the world.

Together with the artwork, Disney also released a construction photo showing what looks like the structure for Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle of the Sunken Treasure.

Image Sources:
Inside the Magic: http://www.insidethemagic.net/2014/03/new-pirates-of-the-caribbean-battle-of-the-sunken-treasure-ride-announced-for-shanghai-disneyland-based-on-movies-set-in-new-treasure-cove-land/

Shanghai Disneyland Ride, Shop and Restaurant (Unofficial)

This is a rumored list of rides, shops and restaurants in Shanghai Disneyland.
(originally posted on http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/sdl-lineup.877040/)

However, the recent reveal of "Treasure Cove" artwork does confirm some of the names. Thus I could say that this list is highly reliable.

Adventure Isle

(Shop) Adventure Supplies
(Shop) Laughing Monkey Traders
(Shop) Rainbow Frog Trinkets
(Show) Storehouse Stage
(Food) Piranha Bites
(Food) Tribal Table
(Ride) Roaring Rapids
(Ride) Soaring Over the Horizon
(Walk-through) Camp Discovery Challenge Trail
Happy Circle


(Food) Corner Market
(Food) Merlin's Magic Recipe
(Food) Royal Banquet Hall
(Food) Tangled Tree Tavern
(Food) Troubadour Treats
(Misc Attraction) Enchanted Storybook Castle
(Misc Attraction) Sword in the Stone
(Play Area) Evergreen Playhouse
(Ride) Hunny Pot Spin
(Ride) Peter Pan-s Flight
(Ride) Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
(Ride) The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
(Shop) Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
(Shop) Castle Gifts
(Shop) Hundred Acre Goods
(Shop) Mountain Treasures
(Show) Storybook Castle Stage Spectacular
(Walk-through) Alice in Wonderland Maze
(Walk-through) "Once Upon a Time" Adventure
(M&G) Storybook Court
Hundred Acre Wood

March 3, 2014

Random Blends 2014: CALIBR8

"Random Blends 2014: CALIBR8" is a free exhibition held by Communication and New Media Department of National University of Singapore. From 1 to 6 March, you can visit the galleries in ArtScience Museum to view the selected project works by CNM students.

I am fortunate enough to have my works featured in the exhibition. Here is a report from the opening day of the exhibit.

February 27, 2014

Tron Coaster at Shanghai Disneyland

Disney and More posted an interesting article about the newly leaked photos of Tron Coaster at Shanghai Disneyland.

The track is being placed piece by piece, while the show building and theming have yet to be done. I am so excited for this ride!