Sleeping Beauty Castle walkthrough and The E-Ticket Magazine

by MouseStation Crew, staff writer

MouseStation 227 - Sleeping Beauty Castle walkthrough and E-Ticket Magazine

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Sleeping Beauty Castle walkthrough

Steven Ng was at the press event announcing the 50th anniversary re-release of Sleeping Beauty and the re-opening of the Sleeping Beauty Castle walkthrough, which took place on Disneyland's 53rd birthday last Thursday.

He first spoke with Andy Siditsky, senior vice president of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, about the two-disc Platinum Edition of Sleeping Beauty. It's the first time that it's being released in Blu-ray format. It's the first time that it's being released in its original wide-screen aspect ratio, and the restoration of the audio and video are both highly improved. Bonus features include an alternate opening of the film, deleted songs, a documentary on artist Eyvind Earle, new Blu-ray features and a virtual walkthrough of the original diorama attraction in Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Steven then got to ask Tony Baxter about the creation of the virtual walkthrough for the DVD and how that turned into the restoration of the attraction itself, in preparation for its reopening this fall. Baxter also discusses how people who are unable to navigate the stairs can experience the attraction in a manner similar to that used for the new Submarine Voyage.

You can see Shoshana Lewin's writeup of the event here.

The E-Ticket Magazine closing up shop

Steven spoke with Jack Janzen from The E-Ticket Magazine, who tells us about the closing of the magazine. E-Ticket is a magazine with in-depth articles of the Disneyland attractions of the "Walt Disney era". The final issue, #46, is in production and will be available soon, as is the third and final back issue CD. The magazine is in the process of being sold and once it's no longer owned by Jack the back issues will no longer be available. The transfer will take place some time after the last issue goes out. If you're looking for issues, order them now from the magazine's Web site before the sale of the magazine is final.

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