Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout Easter eggs

The new Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout! ride at Disney California Adventure was just the tip of the iceberg. At D23 today, Disney confirmed that an entire Marvel-themed land is coming to Disneyland’s sister park, taking what begin with the Guardians and adding other Marvel superheroes to mix.

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Tron Ride

Tron is coming to the Magic Kingdom.

Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek announced at D23 that the popular Tron Lightcycle Power Run attraction that debuted at Shanghai Disneyland last year will be making its way to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. It won’t be replacing an old ride, but will sit in a new space carved out of Tomorrowland.

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new epcot rides

As expected, several major announcements regarding the future of the Epcot theme park at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida came out of the D23 Expo. The acclaimed Ratatouille ride that opened at Disneyland Paris back in 2014 will make its North American debut in the park’s France pavilion. In even bigger news, a new Guardians of the Galaxy ride will open at the park, bringing the Marvel universe to Walt Disney World.

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mickey mouse theme park ride

After 89 years as Walt Disney World’s iconic mascot, Mickey Mouse will finally get a solo theme park attraction built entirely around him.

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway will be Mickey’s Mouse’s first theme park attraction ever, despite the thousands of Hidden Mickey’s scattered across Walt Disney World and Disneyland rides throughout the country. But don’t worry, just because this ride will be all about him doesn’t mean that the Runaway Railway won’t have a few Hidden Mickey’s of its own.

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RH5_4678

We’ve been calling Disney’s upcoming Star Wars land “Star Wars Land” by default, mainly because it hasn’t had an official name. Until now. At the theme park panel at this year’s D23, it was officially revealed that the immersive experience coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World will be called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. With this news came a number of other tantalizing tidbits about what we can expect from this new land…including a fun cameo from a certain droid beloved to Disney fans.

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Star Wars Land - Star Wars Galaxy's Edge

On the eve before the Parks and Resort panel at D23 Expo 2017, it appears that the name of Disney’s upcoming Star Wars Land may have been prematurely revealed. Find out more below. Read More »

Star Wars Land Model

Update: Elevation drawings of Star Wars Land have been revealed and you can take a look at them (and speculate what they could mean) at the bottom of the original post.

Last night, during a special preview of D23 Expo 2017, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek unveiled a first look at the gigantic, richly detailed model of the Star Wars-themed lands under development for Disneyland and Walt Disney World. This model will be on display in Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ “A Galaxy of Stories” Pavilion at D23 Expo throughout the weekend. Check out our Star Wars Land model photos from the unveiling and find out everything we learned from studying the model and items on display.

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TRON 3

As D23 Expo creeps up on us later this week (and Comic Con’s shadow waits nearby), the Disney theme park rumor mill is going crazy about the possible new announcements that may be made in the next two weeks. This includes the official announcement of a Marvel-themed land in Disney California Adventure, the fate of A Bug’s Land, the plan to restrict Star Wars Land rides to the new MaxPass system, a Halloween overlay of DCA rides including Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout, the Paint The Night parade’s new home, Tron Lightcycle Power Run coming stateside, and more Star Wars Land rumblings.

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The Shining

In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • The controversy over Donald Trump and Disney’s The Hall of Presidents continues to heat up.
  • Universal has filed an intriguing VR/AR ride patent.
  • Watch Universal and Nintendo’s wacky Super Nintendo Land groundbreaking.
  • More Marvel superheroes are heading to Hong Kong Disneyland.
  • The latest Disney construction photos show off Star Wars Land and Toy Story Land sites.
  • Epcot’s Universe of Energy is not long for this world.
  • The Shining is coming to Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights.
  • And more!

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pirates of the caribbean ride changes

Whenever Disney tampers with their most beloved and iconic theme park rides in any way, fans have the habit of decrying whatever adjustments are being made and shouting “Walt would never have approved this!” Sometimes, the outrage is justified. Sometimes, it’s not.

But it’s no wonder that news of a major alteration to a famous scene in the Pirates of the Caribbean rides is buried at the bottom of a blog post. This one is going to prove controversial – the “wench auction” is being removed and replaced with a new scene.

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