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Disney, Marvel and Universal all get some ink in this edition of Theme Park Bits. Below, read about the following

  • Will a Indiana Jones ride open at Disneyland Paris?
  • The Ratatouille ride will open in Summer 2014.
  • Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige admits to wanting more Marvel rides.
  • Get a glimpse of the new Frozen-influenced World of Color show at Disney California Adventure.
  • Disney legend Richard Sherman wrote a new song for a show based on the ride It’s A Small World.
  • Check out the cover to the Haunted Mansion-inspired comic Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird.
  • A Frozen meet and greet is now open in Epcot.
  • Read a fantastic interview with the man behind Universal rides like Jurassic Park, King Kong, Terminator and Spider-Man.

The Disney and More blog found some very cool blueprints Imagineers created to potentially build Indiana Jones and The Temple of the Forbidden Eye at Disneyland Paris. Unfortunately, they’re a few years old and there are no current plans to build it because of the huge cost. Still, seeing the way they conceived the ride is cool.

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While they might not be getting Indiana Jones, the Disneyland Paris Ratatouille ride will be opening in late June/early July 2014. Read more here.

Speaking to Moviefone, Kevin Feige admitted when he walks around on Marvel sets, he imagines them as theme park rides.

I would love to go on a Marvel dark ride. What’s so great in those theme parks is being able to walk through a movie. So every time I walk along those sets, I think, Wouldn’t this be amazing to walk through in a theme park?

World of Color, the amazing show at Disney’s California Adventure in Anaheim, CA, recently got a winter update thanks to Disney’s Frozen and here you can get a quick glimpse:

Frozen also got incorporated into the Celebrate the Magic show at Magic Kingdom. See some images here.

Richard Sherman, one of the most famous songwriters in Disney history, wrote a brand new song for a new animated show called It’s A Small World. He also wrote that song too. Here’s a glimpse and read more here.


It’s a Small World Animated Series Pilot on Disney Video

Marvel is releasing a comic book called Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird, which was created with the help of Disney Imagineers. Why would Imagineers help create a comic book? Because part of the story has to do with the Museum of the Weird, a once planned but never completed addition to the Haunted Mansion. Here’s the cover, read more about it here.

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Disney fans hoping to meet the brand new Disney princesses Anna and Elsa can head to Epcot Center now and do just that at the Frozen Meet and Greet. Here’s a video.

Finally, Insider Universal has a fascinating two part interview with Gary Goddard, a theme park titan who developed some of Universal Studios most famous and popular rides like Jurassic Park, King Kong and Terminator. Read part one here and part two here.

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