With Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park land opening later this year, it’s no surprise that Disneyland Resort was going to raise its prices, but the shocking thing is just how huge the price increases are for access to its California park. Read on to learn about the biggest Disneyland price hikes in recent memory, and prepare your wallets for a direct hit from the Death Star if you’re considering a trip to Galaxy’s Edge this year. Read More »
We’re only half a year out from the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which is being touted as the most ambitious land ever added to a Disney theme park. The highly anticipated Star Wars-themed lands open at Disneyland in summer of 2019, while Walt Disney World’s version in the Hollywood Studios park will open later in Fall 2019. But one lucky Star Wars fan got a sneak peek at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and has some exciting details to share from the the experience.
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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, find out why Disney has consistently killed plans for a sequel to Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Plus, Andy Serkis breaks down a motion capture performance from his Netflix movie Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, and one frequent Disneyland attendee celebrates his 10,750th ride on the Cars attraction Radiator Springs Racers. Read More »
The Avengers Initiative is spreading from movie theaters into the real world, and soon fans will be able to interact with their favorite cinematic and comic book superheroes in Disney theme parks across the globe. The studio has confirmed several details about its Marvel theme park characters, and below you can find a breakdown of which characters are getting specialized rides or attractions at each Disney park.
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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:
- You can dry off from a soaking ride on Grizzly River Run at Disney California Adventure.
- The biggest superfans of all Disney superfans are getting the spotlight on a new web series.
- See how Shanghai Disneyland’s Treasure Cove could’ve looked a lot different based on unearthed artwork.
- Get ready for Universal Studios Hollywood’s first-ever running event.
- Learn about the secret bar hidden in plain sight at Disney California Adventure.
- The midterm elections had an impact in Anaheim for Disneyland cast members.
- And more!
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This morning, Disney Parks unveiled a bunch of new plans from D23 Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse. We already covered the biggest news about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, including new music from John Williams and teasers of the upcoming attractions coming to the parks next year, but for all you Disney fans who may not be all that excited about going to a galaxy far, far away, there’s plenty of good stuff coming for you too.
Disney Parks announced a new nighttime spectacular that will be opening at the park in 2020, a new limited time experience at the Epcot Center, details on a Ratatouille experience and Beauty and the Beast sing-along coming to the France Pavillion, and a ton of Mickey Mouse-centric celebrations, including a new cinematic nighttime experience that starts with the iconic mouse and runs through Disney’s history of spectacular animation.
Get the details on all the new Disney Parks attractions coming in the next couple years below. Read More »
Mickey Mouse is set to make his solo theme park attraction debut with Walt Disney World’s Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. And according to the latest rumor, Disney Parks may be planning to expand their beloved corporate icon to even more theme parks across the world.
It seems that the new attraction may be heading to California’s Disneyland as well, suggesting a brighter future for both the iconic mouse and for Disney’s thought-to-be-doomed Toontown. Read More »
Indiana Jones may be getting an upgrade at Walt Disney World. As the theme park readies itself for a park-wide makeover ahead of the resort’s 50th anniversary in 2021, it’s reportedly looking to one of its underused properties. Though Indy has been at the center of an old-school stunt show for decades, Disney might soon be expanding the action property into a full-fledged Indiana Jones land.
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Cool Posts From Around the Web:
Based on everything we’ve seen thus far, theme park fans are soon going to classify all events into two separate time periods: the era before Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens, and the era afterward. Disney’s immersive new Star Wars land opens next year, and we’ve just heard about yet another way they’re going to try to create the illusion that guests are walking around in a galaxy far, far away. Better keep your heads on a swivel, because it looks like there’s going to be blaster fire flying through the air. Read More »
Disneyland has reimagined a whole area of their California Adventure Park and turned it into the Pixar Pier, a whimsical waterfront boardwalk setting where the characters and settings of Pixar Animation come to life. Pixar Pier opens this weekend, and it includes a complete makeover of the roller coaster formerly known as California Screamin’, which has now been dubbed The Incredicoaster. And we have a look at what the ride experience is like now. Read More »