In retrospect, it was inevitable. Last year, it was revealed that a stage version of Frozen would replace the beloved Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular at the Hyperion Theater in Disney’s California Adventure Theme Park. Fans weren’t happy, but hey, Disney knows where the money comes from and where it will continue to come from for the next decade-plus. This was just a canny move from a corporation that’s wilier than most. Anyway, they’ve released a brief featurette that contains some footage of rehearsals from the new show as well as comments¬†from the the director. You don’t get to hear “Let It Go” or “Do You Want to Build a Snowman,” but you do get to see a bunch of actors testing out their dance routines on a bare stage.

In the meantime, Aladdin will live on indefinitely in YouTube videos.

You probably shouldn’t go to Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park in Orlando for the next few years. As the park undergoes massive amounts of construction to prepare for new areas dedicated to Star Wars and Pixar, massive swaths of the park will be closed and a shocking number of rides and attractions will be torn down. It’s a bloodbath. A bloodbath that will surely result in some pretty amazing stuff, but a bloodbath nonetheless.

Anyway, the news today is that the Mama Melrose’s restaurant and the well-liked (if not always well-attended) MuppetVision 3D have officially dodged the wrecking ball. As everything else around them falls, they will stand…and will form the basis for a new area that will be named Muppet’s Courtyard. Meanwhile, the Pizza Planet restaurant (arguably one of the worst places to eat on Disney property) is currently undergoing renovations and will supposedly open as a Muppet-themed dining establishment of some kind. Early rumors have indicated a “Swedish Chef Cooking School” theme, but that remains unconfirmed.

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