disneyland reopening

For the California residents who have been eager to return to Disneyland in the era of the coronavirus pandemic, the Happiest Place on Earth will soon be able to reopen its gates and let them back inside.

After a year of closures and a lengthy stalemate regarding the immediate future of the parks, the California health department has issued updated guidelines indicating that Disneyland, Universal, and other California-based theme parks will be able to open back up on April 1, 2021. But only California residents will be able to attend…for the time being, anyway.
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WandaVision Commercials Explained

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, in case you haven’t figured it out, learn what all the commercials from Marvel’s WandaVision series actually mean. Plus, watch Adam Savage build a life-sized velociraptor costume inspired b the clever girls from Jurassic Park. And finally, take a virtual ride on Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, an animated attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Read More »

VFX Artists React to Harry Potter

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 what visual effects artists think of the work done on the Harry Potter film franchise over the years. Plus, watch a nearly hour-long Q&A hangout session with the cast of Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar. And finally, take a look behind the scenes at the reimagined Snow White’s Enchanted Wish attraction at Disneyland Read More »

Jungle Cruise ride updates

Yesterday, Disney announced that its beloved Jungle Cruise ride would be undergoing some updates. Naturally, speculation arose that some of those updates might involve adding depictions of Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, the stars of the studio’s upcoming live-action Jungle Cruise film – but in a new interview, an Imagineer executive threw cold water on those assumptions. Read More »

Disneyland annual passholder program

Disneyland’s annual passholder program is no more.

According to Ken Potrock, the president of Disneyland, the California theme park has decided to “sunset” the annual passholder program, which should have significant ramifications on how Disney lovers spend their time in the park. (You know, when it eventually opens again.)
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Spider-Bots

Are you ready to purchase Spider-Man themed toys from a Disney theme park, even if that theme park isn’t fully open? Very soon, you’ll be able to do just that.

Like nearly all American companies, The Walt Disney Company has been significantly hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with analysts estimating this past summer that Disney could lose as much as a billion dollars a month because of theme park closures. Florida’s Walt Disney World has since re-opened, so maybe the real number isn’t as drastic as the prediction suggested, but Disneyland remains closed to this day and has no realistic path to re-opening in sight. (I’m not asking you to feel bad for a multi-national conglomerate when we’re all suffering during this hellish period in history – just trying to provide some context.)

But theme park closures are not going to stop Disney from making money however it can, and one way the Mouse House is looking to rake in some extra dough is by releasing theme park merchandise for Avengers Campus, even though that Marvel superhero-themed section of the park is not open yet. Read on to find out how you can get your hands on a Spider-Bot this holiday season. Read More »

Disneyland reopening

California has issued guidelines that will allow Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood, and other theme parks in the Golden State to reopen in the age of coronavirus. As has been the case, it all has to do with California’s tier system. The announcement today included instructions for how to reopen smaller theme parks and them parks in general tied into the color-coded system.  Read More »

History of the Indiana Jones Stunt Show

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, learn about the history of the The Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Plus, find out how to make your own neon green slime inspired by Ghostbusters. And finally, listen to Gerard Butler look back at his career, from early roles in Dracula 2000 to his star-making turn in 300, and his recent movies like Greenland and Den of Thieves. Read More »

Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway Ride Through Video

More than 90 years after Walt Disney introduced his beloved creation to the world, Mickey Mouse finally got a theme park attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the Walt Disney World Resort with Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. A companion ride was set to follow at Disneyland Park, with Disney Parks setting a 2022 debut date for the Disneyland Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway attraction. But while construction has been chugging away amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it seems that the debut will have to go a little off-track for at least a year.

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avengers campus quinjet

Look up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane! It’s certainly not the Quinjet from the Marvel Studios films, because it is comfortably nestled at Avengers Campus in Disneyland, where it has been newly installed. Though the Disneyland resort remains closed as coronavirus cases rise in California, Disney Parks has been hard at work on the expansion within the Anaheim park, installing the memorable Quinjet from Marvel films like The Avengers at Avengers Campus, the Marvel-themed land in Disney’s California Adventure park.

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