The final trailer for “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” dropped this morning, and with it came some new revelations, a look at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and our wands are at the ready!
Guests at Disneyland Resort got the ultimate surprise on Wednesday night, when riders on the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction were surprised with a live appearance from Captain Jack Sparrow himself, Johnny Depp. [Read more…]
Our YouTube channel was a popular place in 2009. We reached more than a million views for a couple of our older videos, while others lay dormant for reasons unknown to us. Sometimes we think a video is going to be a huge hit and it flops, and sometimes we wonder why we’re bothering to record something and it turns out to be very popular. Other times a video won’t be popular for weeks and weeks, then all of the sudden the view count shoots up. But for whatever reasons, here are the top 10 viewed videos we posted in 2009. We’ll start at number 10.
A full ride on SeaWorld’s new Manta roller coaster – 99,000+ views
Club Penguin Rockhopper and Blue Penguin at Walt Disney World – 120,000+ views
Halloween Horror Nights 19 2009 Opening Night Scare Zones – 130,000+ views
Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow at the Disney D23 Expo – 131,000+ views
Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2009 with Disney Fairies – 132,000+ views
David Cook Sings at Walt Disney World’s American Idol – 135,000+ views
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit coaster POV from Universal Studios – 306,000+ views
American Idol Kris Allen sings “Heartless” at Disney World – 388,000+ views
Dance-Off with the Star War Stars 2009 – Hyperspace Hoopla – 408,000+ views
David Cook and Carrie Underwood Duet at Walt Disney World – 820,000+ views
As we said in our Top 10 Blog Posts of 2009 story, some videos have obviously been online longer than others, so here’s our honorable mentions:
Manta Opening SeaWorld Orlando – Views, Interviews, & Queue – 80,000+ views
Star Wars Weekends 2009 Parade at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on May 22, Opening Day – 78,000+ views
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Studios Now Open – 77,000+ views
Disney World Fantasyland expansion announcement & makeover concept art – 66,000+ views
Disney Hall of Presidents update with Obama animatronic – 60,000+ views
The D23 Expo was truly the ultimate Disney fan experience, bringing together tens of thousands of fans from all over the world with celebrities, executives, and even a few robots.
It has been five days since the Expo concluded and while we still have a few more bits of video to upload, we thought a summary of all we’ve reported from the mega-event would be useful for those looking to relive it or see what they missed.
We have posted a D23 Expo photo gallery featuring nearly 200 high-quality photos we took while at the D23 Expo, including presentations and walking the show floor.
Below are all of the videos we have posted so far, including the most talked about moment when actor Johnny Depp emerged dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow in front of thousands of screaming fans as well as the full Fantasyland expansion and Star Tours refurbishment announcements.
D23 Expo Videos
D23 Expo Disney Parks and Resorts booth exhibit tour:
Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow at the Disney D23 Expo:
Miley Cyrus performs and sings at the Disney D23 Expo:
Walt Disney Studios presentation summary at the D23 Expo:
Walt Disney Studios presentation interviews at the D23 Expo:
The Muppets sing at the Disney D23 Expo:
Disney World Fantasyland expansion announcement & makeover concept art:
Star Tours 2 announcement at D23 Expo:
Pixar’s John Lasseter answers questions at the D23 Expo:
Robin Williams speech at D23 Expo Disney Legends ceremony:
Dancing with the Stars D23 Expo Cheryl Burke & Derek Hough:
A special message from the voice of Jiminy Cricket, Eddie Carroll:
D23 Expo Photos
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D23 Expo Podcast
In addition to photos and video, I have recounted everything I could remember about the four days I spent at the D23 Expo in Show #232 of my podcast, Inside the Magic. You can download it here.
Here’s a great video summary of yesterday’s Walt Disney Studios presentation at the D23 Expo including film clips, celebrity appearances, and, of course, Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow:
Be sure to read our summary of the whole presentation.
Johnny Depp appeared on stage in character as Captain Jack Sparrow at the Disney D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif. on Sept. 11, 2009 along with Walt Disney Studios chairman Dick Cook to announce the title of the next “Pirates of the Caribbean” film called “On Stranger Tides.”
The film will be released in Summer 2011.