For kids, the most magical thing about Disney theme parks is getting to interact with the characters they love from movies and TV shows. Of course, we know those characters are just cast members in big puffy body suits made to look like animated characters. However, the geniuses at Disney Imagineering have crafted new state-of-the-art bipedal animatronic technology that will make it so a character like Baby Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy can walk around parks, wave at families, pose for pictures, and even have an impromptu dance party. See Disney’s animatronic Baby Groot in action below. Read More »

Disney Theme Parks Future

Disney Parks recently unveiled their hopeful plans for a massive expansion of Disneyland in Anaheim, California that would allow them to integrate attractions, restaurants, hotels, and more in a single area of the park. But that’s not all Disney Parks has in store for the future of their theme park experiences.

In a recent interview, Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro talked about the company’s vision for the future of their theme parks across the world. It should come as no surprise that Disney+ properties will begin to have a prominent presence in the parks, but the biggest plans that Disney has for theme parks come in the form of technology that will change experiences all the time. Oh, and Disney will reportedly be revealing real working lightsabers in the near future too. Read More »

Disney World Reopening Video

It’s a small world after all, and getting only smaller if you don’t wear your masks at Disney World. The recently reopened theme park had required masks of its guests, but until now, that requirement was lifted when guests were eating and drinking — which became a problem when guests would eat and walk around the park. But now Walt Disney World has closed that loophole, banning the consumption of food and drink while on the move.

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Iron Man VFX Evolution

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see how the visual effects that bring Iron Man to life on the big screen have evolved from the character’s first movie in 2008 through the past decade. Plus, watch the famous “Steamed Hams” scene from The Simpsons recreated as a music video mash-up with A-Ha’s “Take on Me,” and learn how to draw a Disney castle from a Disney Imagineer. Read More »

Disney World Reopening Video

Florida had 9,989 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, July 8, and just a few days ago, the state hit a new record high with nearly 11,500 new cases in a single day. That means there’s no better time for Walt Disney World to be reopening!

That’s right, despite being one of the states with the worst COVID-19 statistics right now, Disney World is still on track to reopen this weekend. To welcome back people who are crazy enough to go to a theme park in the state where someone under the influence of alcohol or crystal meth always does something stupid with an alligator, an old Camaro, and fireworks, Disney World has released a new video showing how they’re preparing for your arrival and the imminent death of many more people. Read More »

The Boys Season 1 Bloopers Reel

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch lines get flubbed in The Boys season 1 bloopers reel, featuring cast members like Karl Urban, Simon Pegg and more. Plus, enjoy the Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular from Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park to make up for the fact that a lot of big fireworks shows were canceled this year. And finally, watch The Hollywood Reporter’s comedy actors roundtable with hopeful Emmy contenders like Kumail Nanjiani, Kenan Thompson,and more. Read More »

Making of Westworld Season 3

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, go behind the scenes of the third season of Westworld to see how they pulled of some of the visual effects sequences, which included some help from the technology used to make The Mandalorian. Plus, learn about the ABCs of Cinematography from Film Crit Hulk, and learn about the making of Cars Land from Disney’s theme parks. Read More »

Disney World Reopening

Disney World visitors who are coming from the tri-state area better prepare to take at least three weeks off work. Walt Disney World is requiring that all its guests who arrive from the states Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York to self-isolate or quarantine for at least 14 days. This requirement upholds Florida coronavirus (COVID-19) rules issued by the governor.

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Social Distancig Stormtroopers in Place at Disney World

Even though Disney World in Orlando, Florida isn’t slated to reopen until July, the Disney Springs collection of shops and restaurants is back up and running. However, there are still social distancing policies in place, and in order to make sure guests adhere to the guidelines set by the Disney theme park locale, they’ve brought in First Order Stormtroopers to make sure people are keeping their distance from each other by way of some playful banter and crowd interaction. Read More »

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disney world reservations

As we near the summer re-openings of Disney Parks and Universal Orlando, we’re getting more information about how the theme parks will change procedures to protect the health and safety of their guests amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. When the Walt Disney World Resort reopens next month (depending on Florida governor approval), it will debut a new theme park reservation system that requires all guests to make a new reservation to visit in advance, effectively canceling all prior ride and dining reservations, including the previous planning feature, FastPass+. Meanwhile, Universal Orlando sets the reopening of its hotels, with enhanced health and hygiene procedures, for June 2.

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