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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Frozen Ever After reveals a heavily remodeled entrance.
  • New videos show off a hugely impressive entrance and queue for Skull Island: Reign of Kong.
  • Our best look yet at Shanghai Disneyland‘s fireworks show.
  • Disneyland announces a new hotel that will open in 2019.

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TRON Ride Video

There’s a new Disney theme park hitting Shanghai next month, and TRON fans will be jealous when they see the new ride that is only being built in China. We got a glimpse at some concept art for the attraction from overseas, but now that the park is getting really close to opening on June 16, we get to see how the ride turned out in reality.

For those who don’t have the coin to make it over to Shanghai but still want to see what they’re missing out on, a new video has emerged online from someone who was lucky enough to check out the ride during the soft open and cast member previews. Thankfully, they brought their camera and turned it on for the full ride, and it’s a pretty cool.

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new star wars fireworks show

It’s been about six months since Star Wars Land at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts was first announced at D23, and in that time we’ve come up with tons of questions and not very many answers. That didn’t exactly change with tonight’s big Star Wars Land preview on ABC’s The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60 special — we still don’t know when exactly it’ll open, and we don’t know that much about what rides, stores, etc. to expect — but we did get a better sense of what the themed area will look like.

A whole bunch of new Star Wars Land concept art was revealed during the show, teasing a Millennium Falcon attraction, a Star Wars-themed street market, a cantina, a dinner club, and much more. Flip through the gallery of Star Wars Land concept art, and watch a video of the Star Wars Land presentation after the jump.  Read More »

disneyland shanghai opening

After more than a decade of planning and a five years of construction, the Walt Disney Company has revealed an opening date for their newest theme park. The Shanghai Disney Resort will open its gates on June 16, 2016, bringing the most popular name in themed entertainment to an audience who is becoming more and more important to every media company’s bottom line.

And while we can (and will) dip our toe into what Shanghai Disneyland means in the grand scheme of theme parks, movies, and the future of mass entertainment, we also have to accept that this is one slick looking destination. Full details, including pictures of several new rides and attractions, can be found below.

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Disneyland LEGO

We’ve been big fans of all things LEGO at /Film for awhile. So whenever a cool custom LEGO set comes along that deserves to be made into an official set, we want to make sure it gets as much support as possible over at LEGO Ideas. And since we also have a love for theme park fun, a certain LEGO set paying tribute to Disneyland is right up our alley.

One LEGO fan and model builder has created a microscale LEGO version of Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It’s a cool little creation, and if it gets enough votes to potentially get made, it’s not the kind of LEGO set that’s going to break the bank (unlike that awesome LEGO Ghostbusters firehouse). Check out the LEGO Disneyland set below! Read More »

Star Wars Land

A bunch of Disneyland rumors hit the web this week, including updates on the timetable, geography and construction of Star Wars Land, a new FastPass system that could be coming in 2016, a possible big revamp to Downtown Disney,  an opening date for Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters, more information on the rumored Marvel Expansion planned for Disney California Adventure, and more.

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Cool Posts From Around the Web:

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Twisted by the Dark Side, young Skywalker has become. The boy you trained, gone he is… Consumed by Star Wars Bits. This edition of news from a galaxy far, far away includes:

  • A glimpse at Space Mountain‘s Star Wars makeover at Disneyland
  • New interactive Star Wars event planned for Walt Disney Resort
  • Preview of Disney Infinity 3.0 on Apple TV featuring the Battle of Yavin
  • The interactive Star Wars playroom on Disney Cruise Lines
  • How to make Star Wars: The Force Awakens paper snowflakes
  • Sideshow Collectibles new Darth Maul figure
  • Footage from abandoned Star Wars: First Assault video game
  • A quick tour of the planets in Star Wars Battlefront
  • What fans would have gotten in abandoned The Force Unleashed 3
  • A Star Wars version of the Action Movie FX app is available

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Dismaland is closed

Banksy‘s Dismaland is closed for good. The dark twist on Disneyland — or an honest depiction, if you loathe the place — highlighted the works of artists Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer, and others. It’s one big interactive art piece. For all of you who were lucky enough to have visited Dismaland, damn you. For those of us not fortunate enough to have attended, thankfully there’s plenty of photos and videos for us. Watch Dismaland: The Official Unofficial Film after the jump.

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Joe Dunn Tomorrowland header

Cyclops Print Works will be releasing a new screen printed poster today by artist Joe Dunn for Brad Bird‘s Tomorrowland. I know a lot of you weren’t fans of Tomorrowland, but as a Disneyland fanatic I really enjoyed much of the first half of the film. And this poster is stunning, and filled with a ton of Disneyland Easter eggs – can you spot them?

Hit the jump to see the full Joe Dunn Tomorrowland print in full, and learn how you can get it.
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