Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts Bank concept art

Today in Theme Park Bits, we look at the following:

  • First look at a model of Universal Studios Hollywood’s Hogwarts Castle
  • Disneyland will soon open Adventure Trading Company
  • A Night Vision Video of Harry Potter Escape From Gringotts

Read about all of these things after the jump.

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Fox World Malaysia

Today in Theme Park Bits, we look at the following:

  • 20th Century Fox might build a Fox World Theme Park in South Korea.
  • Syfy will have a Face Off scare zone and maze at the 2014 Universal Halloween Horror Nights
  • Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration to Begin Spring 2015

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elastigirl's face falls off

A tourist shot footage of Elastigirl tripping and suffering the mishap of having her costume face fall off in front of a crowd of children at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom The Incredibles Super Dance Party Show. Instead of being shocked, onlooking kids laughed at the accident. I’m sure these kind of accidents happen all the time around the Disney theme parks (as with any time of regular show). Its always interesting to see how the Disney castmembers quickly respond and fix the issues as they arise. You can watch a video of when Elastigirl’s face falls off embedded after the jump.

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haunted mansion animated tv special

While Guillermo del Toro is still trying to bring a live action Haunted Mansion movie to the big screen, Disney has announced they are creating a Haunted Mansion animated tv special for the 45th anniversary of the Disneyland ride. The famous haunted house theme park attraction opened in Disneyland’s New Orleans Square on August 9th, 1969.

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Legends of Fronteirland

In today’s edition of Theme Park Bits, I take a look at:

  • A Peek Inside ‘Frozen Fireworks’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights Adds ‘From Dusk till Dawn: The Series’ Maze
  • Disneyland’s new Legends of Frontierland: Gold Rush interactive game experience
  • Alice In Wonderland Dark Ride Updated With New Effects

Read more about all these things after the jump.

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 Ratatouille: The Adventure

Today we take a look at the Ratatouille expansion of Disneyland Paris’ Walt Disney Studios theme park which includes the new attraction/ride Ratatouille: The Adventure, a Paris-themed mini-land and Bistrot Chez Remy restaurant. Read more about the ride, the land, the restaurant and watch videos from the opening after the jump.

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Harry Potter Black Lake

In today’s edition of theme park bits:

  • Exclusive attractions revealed for Universal Japan’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
  • Universal Japan might build a new theme park with a Casino on an island
  • Five hour wait times for the new Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts ride.
  • Dubai Announces “Mall of the World” Project which would include an Indoor Theme Park, 100 Hotels, and more

Read more about it, after the jump.

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haunted mansion doug jones hat box ghost

At Comic Con 2010, Guillermo del Toro surprised the crowd at Disney’s Hall H panel by publicly announcing that he would be producing (and probably directing) a new big screen adaptation of the classic Disneyland attraction The Haunted Mansion.  Its been almost four years since that announcement, and development is still on going. Del Toro offered a new update on the project during his Reddit AMA. Find out what the filmmaker said about the development of the Haunted Mansion movie adaptation including details of new screenwriters and Doug Jones Hat Box Ghost development art, after the jump.

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