Disney buys more land

Even though The Walt Disney Company is laying off construction workers and keeping its theme parks closed in the short term due to the coronavirus crisis, the Mouse House is still playing the long game when it comes to the theme park business. A new report says that an entity related to Disney has bought more than two dozen acres of land near the western edge of the Magic Kingdom for a little over one million dollars. But what exactly will the company use its new land for? Read More »

disney parks hotels closing

Even the most magical place on Earth is not immune to the coronavirus pandemic. Four days after Disney Parks fully suspended operations at Anaheim’s Disneyland, Disneyland Paris and Florida’s Walt Disney World theme park, the company announced that its Disney Parks hotels and stores will be closing until further notice, starting March 17. This includes all resort hotels and Disney-owned and operated locations at Disney Springs, as well as the Disney-operated locations at Downtown Disney.

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Cinderella Castle

Walt Disney World’s most iconic building is getting a facelift.

Cinderella Castle, the centerpiece of Disney’s Magic Kingdom park in Florida, is getting “a bold, shimmering and royal makeover” to celebrate Cinderella’s 70th anniversary and the upcoming 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World. Check out some concept art of the new enhancement below. Read More »

Disney ticket prices money

If you’re planning a trip to Disneyland, I have some bad news: your trip just got more expensive.

Not long after the opening of the Rise of the Resistance ride in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on both U.S. coasts, the company has once again raised its prices…just in time for Avengers Campus to open at Disneyland. And many East Coast Disney fans may not escape the price increase, either: Walt Disney World has also increased the cost of its annual passes.
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Disney theme park props

Calling all you Disney fanatics out there: I hope you haven’t blown your Christmas money on frivolous purchases yet, because you’re going to need it to bid on some super rare Disney theme park props, posters, art, and memorabilia in an auction that’s happening early next month. There are hundreds of items up for grabs, and we’ve highlighted several of the coolest ones below, including a park-used sign from the original Spaceship Earth attraction, a 40-pound Splash Mountain exit sign, some Indiana Jones ride art, and much more.
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Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

Last night, Disney announced that Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, the company’s immersive Star Wars hotel experience, will open at Walt Disney World in 2021. The studio also released a couple of new pieces of concept art, and you can learn more below about how the experience of visiting the hotel will flow directly into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Read More »

Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway opening date

Mickey Mouse has been the face of The Walt Disney Company for years, but he’s never gotten his own theme park ride – until now. Today, Disney announced the official Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway opening date for the new ride at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios in Florida. Read on to find out more about the ride and when you’ll be able to jump on board.
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Moana parade

Today’s D23 Expo panel about Disney parks was loaded with tons of new information, from news about a new Avengers-themed ride to the first-ever Mary Poppins attraction. But there are plenty of smaller details that we didn’t want to fall through the cracks, so we’ve gathered them all up in a breezy round-up. Check it out below to make sure you didn’t miss anything from this morning’s info-heavy presentation.

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When you think of Disney Parks, the first things that come to mind are probably staples of The Magic Kingdom: rides like The Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, and the trinity of Mountains (Space, Splash, and Big Thunder). But it’s rare to find someone who initially conjures up imagery of anything from Epcot, the Walt Disney World park that’s spent decades struggling to define itself. But with Disney parks chairman Bob Chapek recently announcing that the next generation of that park would become “more Disney” than the current iteration, that long struggle may be coming to an end.

At today’s Epcot D23 presentation, Chapek took the stage and gave us some more insight into the renovations that are planned for the park. Here’s what we learned. Read More »

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Mary Poppins Attraction at Epcot

The D23 Expo pulled out all the stops this morning when they announced the first ever Mary Poppins ride is coming to Epcot at Walt Disney World. Several dancers came out and performed a “Step In Time” dance number on stage – including Disney legend Dick Van Dyke, who is 93 years old but was still dancing among the rest of them. Here’s what we know about the new attraction so far. Read More »