NIGHTWISH mainman Tuomas Holopainen went to the Disney California Adventure Park in California with Noisecreep last week when the band played in Anaheim. In the video below, he talks about why he loves Disneyland, how it impacts his own art; what he would say to Walt Disney, if he could; a Scrooge McDuck-related project he’s working on; and more!
In a January 2012 interview with Noisecreep, Holopainen revealed that he had been to Disneyland five times and “about nine times to Disney World in Florida.” Asked if he found inspiration there, Tuomas said, “Absolutely. At all theme parks, actually. The imagination and stories you find in theme parks is very inspirational. I love all the details, characters — and, of course, the big roller coasters … I love [the big coasters]. At Universal City we had a day off so we visited the park. I went on ‘Jurassic Park’ three times. Actually I prefer ‘The Simpsons’ ride. And I love the studio tour, especially the ‘King Kong In 3-D’.”