In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • View official drone footage of the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge construction site.
  • See fan-made Star Wars vehicles put together before your very eyes at Disneyland Paris.
  • Florida parkgoers: get your $25,000 upfront membership fee ready for Club 33 at Epcot.
  • Witness a giant version of the Pixar ball roll through the streets of San Francisco and New York.
  • You don’t need a ticket to explore Disney parks with Google Street View.
  • And more!

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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Get egg-cited about the egg-cellent Easter egg hunts coming to Disneyland Resort and Epcot.
  • The Annual Pass program for Disneyland Resort may be about to undergo a major revamp.
  • Hello Kitty fans, your prayers have been answered: the character is now at Universal Hollywood.
  • New details have emerged about rides themed to Batman and his villains at Warner Bros. World.
  • Two different rides at two different Disney parks carry the name Nemo & Friends. Which is better?
  • And more!

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Disneyland Paris expansion

Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger has built a name for himself as an acquisitions guy, pulling Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm under the Disney umbrella during his tenure. But he’s also concentrated on expanding the footprint of Disney theme parks outside the United States. Shanghai Disney has been his multi-billion dollar baby from the beginning, and now he’s dropping more than $2 billion into a huge multi-year Disneyland Paris resort expansion that will include Marvel, Star Wars, and Frozen lands. Read More »

toy story land

In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • See the announcement of the opening date for Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World.
  • All hail, King T’Challa! The time of Black Panther has arrived at Disneyland Resort.
  • Stunning new pics let you feel the burn of The Wicker Man roller coaster in England.
  • There will soon be The Walking Dead: The Ride.
  • Could Florida’s Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster give way to a future Marvel Land?
  • And more!

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Walt Disney World and Disneyland always have something new and exciting to offer us. Whether it’s a Star Wars land not so far, far away, or the upcoming 20th anniversary of Animal Kingdom, Disney Parks always has something new a-brewin’.

Disney Parks has unleashed a slew of announcements for its theme parks. From an Up-inspired bird show, to a new “Tropical Hideaway,” to a new waterview lounge replacing Ariel’s Cove Bar, there’s a little something for everyone.

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History of California Adventure

The future of the Disney California Adventure theme park is a bright one. At D23 this past summer, it was announced that Paradise Pier, DCA’s throwback to seaside boardwalks and Victorian-era amusement parks, would be getting a makeover – which also symbolically marks the end of a long journey for a theme park that’s been through hell and back.

Among the renovations and reimaginings are four new neighborhoods that will transform Paradise Pier into Pixar Pier. These sections will be represented by notable IP from Disney and Pixar. Toy Story Mania, already a popular staple of the pier, makes up part of the first neighborhood themed for the Toy Story franchise.The other three will be themed for The Incredibles, where California Screamin’ will be transformed into The Incredicoaster; Inside Out, which will feature a new attraction not yet announced; and each of the 24 gondolas on Mickey’s Fun Wheel will feature a different Pixar character (in a very aesthetically smart move, the wheel’s Mickey Mouse centerpiece is staying put). The nearby boardwalk games will also be redesigned with character themes. Starting on April 13, Pixar Pier will open for a limited-time during the first-ever Pixar Fest, which also introduces a new Incredibles-themed float to the “Paint the Night” parade and sees the return of the Pixar Play Parade. The reimagined land will officially debut on June 23.

This transformation is groundbreaking, but it is almost overshadowed by what it represents: Disney California Adventure’s epic journey of redemption.

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star wars hotel

We’re standing on the Galaxy’s Edge, and on the other side is a stunning, immersive Star Wars-themed hotel experience. More concept art for the highly anticipated Star Wars hotel has been released by Disney Parks, and it’s only making us more excited to get in our starships and travel to a galaxy, far, far away. Or at least, board a plane to Walt Disney World.

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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • See concept art for Hong Kong Disneyland’s upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp ride.
  • Watch some video highlights of Universal Hollywood’s fun-filled Lunar New Year event.
  • Gangs in motorcycle jackets would appear to be taking over Disneyland.
  • Is it possible to speedrun Disneyland like a video game, and do everything on the map in one day?
  • Tweets galore showing the inside of the brand new Disney Home store in Downtown Disney.
  • And more!

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D23 Expo Japan was held over the weekend and you know what that means: lots of Disney news. But the biggest news to come out of this event hails not from the realm of film and television, but from theme parks. Specifically, theme park stuff based on film and television.

You want to know more about the Star Wars hotel? The Guardians of the Galaxy coaster coming to Epcot? Superhero-themed rides popping up all over the world? That new Mickey Mouse ride coming to the Hollywood Studios park? We’ve compiled all of the major D23 Expo Japan announcements you need to know below.

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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Is it humanly possible to visit nine theme parks in one day? See video proof of a couple doing it.
  • Can an 87-year-old man survive the ride on Space Mountain? He can if he designed it.
  • Details on the new Kung Fu Panda attraction coming to Universal Studios Hollywood.
  • Analysis on the latest rumors about a sky-themed Disney park coming to Tokyo.
  • See images of a gorgeous winter snowfall at Disneyland Paris.
  • And more!

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