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Theme Park Bits: Goodbye to Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster, A Lion King Celebration, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: A musically charged roller coaster is going the way of the dodo in Paris. Epcot’s space-themed restaurant may have a name. Disneyland will celebrate The Lion King this summer. And more! The Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster featuring Aerosmith is one of only a handful of thrill-ride-style roller coasters in the Disney parks, but it’s going away at Disneyland Paris. On September 1, the attraction will shut down for good to make room for a new Iron Man-themed attrac...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Earth, Paris, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Epcot, Disneyland Paris, Aerosmith, Mickey, Disney Parks Blog, Ratatouille, Disney California, Paris Epcot, Disneyland YouTube


Theme Park Bits: ‘Toy Story’ Land Christmas, Rumored Opening Date for ‘Star Wars:’ Galaxy’s Edge in Florida

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: What’s the best guess for when the Florida version of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open next year? See a preview for the first-ever Christmas overlay in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. One daring couple has traveled across time zones to visit six Disney parks in the same 24 hours. Find out about the reopening of the World of Disney store and some concurrent Funko Pop! releases. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is celebrating a major milesto...
Tags: Florida, Movies, California, Disney, Tennessee, Harry Potter, Magic, Tokyo, Theme Parks, Batman, Warner Bros, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World, Sam, Bahamas


Travel News: September 26, 2018

South Africa to relax visa rules to boost investment, tourism Channel NewsAsia South Africa will ease some immigration rules, including agreeing visa waiver agreements with more countries, in an effort to boost investment and tourism, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Tuesday (Sep 25). The changes are part of a broader economic turnaround programme announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa last week as his team seeks to drag Africa’s most developed economy out of recession.   Disney unve...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Hbo, Usa, Africa, Disney, South Africa, Alaska, Northern Ireland, Cnet, Alaska Airlines, News And Deals, Cyril Ramaphosa, Disney Parks Blog, Seattle Boston, Malusi Gigaba


Theme Park Bits: R.I.P. ‘Jurassic Park:’ The Ride and A Bug’s Land, Halloween Is Here at Disneyland Resort

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Florida is gearing up for Halloween Horror Nights with some last-minute haunted house previews. Jurassic Park: The Ride and A Bug’s Land have both permanently closed in California. Feast your eyes on this year’s Haunted Mansion Holiday gingerbread house at Disneyland. Better start brushing up on Star Wars trivia if you want to work at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Starbucks has its fingers in a lot of pies and now those pies include Hong Kong Disneyland. And mor...
Tags: Florida, Movies, California, Disney, New Orleans, Starbucks, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World, Tomorrowland, Hong Kong Disneyland, Glenn, Disney Parks Blog, Universal Studios Hollywood, Disney Parks


Theme Park Bits: Spaceship Earth Overhaul Rumored, ‘Snow White’ Characters Coming to Wilderness Lodge

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: See concept art for the new Tropical Hideaway area of Adventureland at Disneyland. Are you ready to elbow up to the bar at Oga’s Cantina in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge? Epcot’s Spaceship Earth may be gearing up for its first ride scene update in over a decade. Snow White characters will soon be marching into the dining room at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. Take a guess who earns more: Cast Members at Disney World or employees at your local Target. And more … ...
Tags: Japan, Florida, Movies, Disney, America, Watson, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Skype, Epcot, Cto, Disney World, Anaheim, Knott, Mickey


Theme Park Bits: Butterbeer Ice Cream, ‘Inside Out’ Ride, Fried Chicken Day at Disney, ‘Toy Story’ Land Opens

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Find out which Jurassic Park actor took a farewell ride at Universal Studios Hollywood this week. Harry Potter fans, do butterbeer and ice cream sound like a match made in heaven? Pixar Pier just opened but it’s already announced two new attractions for next year. Get a look at the “secret lounge” in Lamplight Lounge at Disney California Adventure. See inside Toy Story Land as it celebrates its grand opening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. And more! Can&...
Tags: Asia, Movies, California, Disney, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Tokyo, Theme Parks, Little Mermaid, Chucky, Pixar, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Steven Spielberg, Lex, Hong Kong Disneyland


Theme Park Bits: Pixar Pier Edition – New Pixar Pier Glimpses, Interactive Pixar Ball, ‘Inside Out’ Candy Apples

In this (mostly Pixar Pier-related) edition of Theme Park Bits: Check out Incredibles Park and Pixar Pier’s interactive Pixar ball. What will the array of colorful billboards inside Pixar Pier look like? Take a gander at Lamplight Lounge and its menu. Are you ready for Inside Out-themed candy apples? What else is happening at Disney parks on June 23? And more! Cast Members are currently training inside of Lamplight Lounge as they prepare for the opening of #PixarPier on June 23rd! pic.twi...
Tags: Hong Kong, Movies, Disney, Paris, Tokyo, Theme Parks, Pixar Animation Studios, Pixar, Disneyland, Epcot, Universal Studios, Walt Disney Studios, Disney Parks Blog, Willoughby, Bing Bong, California Adventure Park


Disney California Adventure promises ‘Inside Out’ ride for 2019

While Pixar Pier officially opens to the public on Saturday, June 23, with the revamped Incredicoaster and Pixar Pal-A-Round, Disney California Adventure confirmed a new “Inside Out”-based ride coming to the area in 2019 via the Disney Parks Blog on Friday. The Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind will debut in 2019 in the shadow of the Incredicoaster on the western side of the pier. An artist’s rendering shows spinning, airborne balloons, not unlike Flik’s Flyers, one of the kid-friendly rides in the...
Tags: California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Coachella, Amusement Parks, Pixar, Disneyland, Triton, Riley, Mickey, Jessie, Walt Disney Imagineering, Disney Parks Blog, Woody


Theme Park Bits: Shanghai’s ‘Toy Story’ Land Opens, Neil Patrick Harris Pays a Pretty Penny for Props from Disney

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Get a glimpse at the grand opening of Toy Story Land at Shanghai Disneyland. A second Star Wars Nite has been added to the Disneyland After Dark event roster. Learn the exact dollar amount actor Neil Patrick Harris paid for a Haunted Mansion prop. See some exclusive new front-row pics of Tokyo Disneyland’s 35th-anniversary parade. Find out which Disney park uses men in drag to play certain female characters. And more! First up this week: Toy Story Land ...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Florida, Movies, Australia, California, Youtube, Disney, Shanghai, Theme Parks, Norway, Thor, Jeff Bezos, Peter Pan, Disneyland, Neil Patrick Harris


Theme Park Bits: Disney World Monorail Rumors, Millennium Falcon Ride Test Footage, Pixar Fest Videos

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: See what the Haunted Mansion might have looked like if it had been called “Museum of the Weird.” Disney World might finally be getting a fleet of brand spanking new monorails. Check out early test footage for the Millennium Falcon attraction at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson continues his recent pattern of popping up around theme parks. See video of the updated Pixar Play Parade and Tokyo Disneyland’s new 35th-anniversary parade. And mor...
Tags: Florida, Movies, California, Disney, Broadway, Tokyo, Theme Parks, Johnson, Pixar, Disneyland Resort, North Carolina, Walt Disney World, Krampus, Epcot, Universal Studios, Disneyland Paris


Drone footage of Disneyland's Star Wars: Galaxy Edge in construction

A drone captured this aerial peek of Disneyland's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge (aka "Star Wars land") as it stood at the beginning of last month. I was just at the park this past weekend with my daughter and we caught glimpses of its construction while riding Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. As you'll see, the future planet of Batuu is ginormous (14 acres in total). The Disney Parks Blog reports: At Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, guests will be transported to the planet of Batuu, a remote outpost on ...
Tags: Star Wars, Post, Video, Florida, News, Disney, Drone, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Anaheim, Disney Parks Blog, Hollywood Studios, Bob Iger, Disney Parks, Star Wars Land, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge


A Look at the New Pandora Utility Suit Coming to The World of Avatar

A look at the new Pandora Utility Suit coming to The World of Avatar The Disney Parks Blog has shared a first look at the Pandora Utility Suit coming to Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. The Pandora Utility Suit will soon be used to study the wildlife, collect plant samples, and survive Pandora’s terrain. The amazing Pandora Utility Suit was created in partnership between Lightstorm Entertainment, Disney Parks Live Entertainment, Michael Curry Studios and Walt Di...
Tags: Movies, Pandora, Theme Parks, Extras, Disney World, Disney Parks Blog, ComingSoon, Movie News, Pandora: The World of Avatar, Pandora Utility Suit, Walt Disney Imagineering Check, Tony Giordano Robert King, Laura Offerdahl


Watch Video of Walt Disney World’s Updated ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Auction Scene [Updated]

Update: Walt Disney World’s Pirates of the Caribbean has re-opened today with its updated auction scene. You can check out video of the tweaked scene, and its new female pirate character, below. Whenever Disney tampers with their most beloved and iconic theme park rides in any way, fans have the habit of decrying whatever adjustments are being made and shouting “Walt would never have approved this!” Sometimes, the outrage is justified. Sometimes, it’s not. But it’s no wonder that news of a majo...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Caribbean, Walt Disney, Mashable, Disneyland Paris, Pirates, Disney Parks Blog, Walt, Jack Sparrow, Disney/Pixar, Peter Sciretta, Pirates-of-the-Caribbean


Disneyland’s Pixar Pier Gets a Batch of New Concept Art

Disneyland’s California Adventure already has an area devoted to the Cars franchise and A Bug’s Life, but the park is about to get a fresh injection of Pixar-themed content at the newly-revamped Pixar Pier, which is replacing Paradise Pier. The official Disney Parks Blog has unveiled some new Pixar Pier concept art, including neighborhoods devoted to Toy Story, The Incredibles, and more. The Disney Parks Blog has unveiled a few new looks at what visitors can expect when the newly-renovated pa...
Tags: Movies, California, Animation, Theme Parks, Pixar, Disneyland, Incredibles, Concept Art, Anaheim, Jessie, Disney Parks Blog, Woody, Michael Giacchino, Monsters Inc, Jack Jack, California Screamin


Theme Park Bits: Life-Size ‘Star Wars’ Vehicles, Giant Pixar Ball Action, and Disney Parks on Google Street View

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: View official drone footage of the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge construction site. See fan-made Star Wars vehicles put together before your very eyes at Disneyland Paris. Florida parkgoers: get your $25,000 upfront membership fee ready for Club 33 at Epcot. Witness a giant version of the Pixar ball roll through the streets of San Francisco and New York. You don’t need a ticket to explore Disney parks with Google Street View. And more! Disney Parks Blog sh...
Tags: Google, Florida, New York, Movies, California, Youtube, Wikipedia, Disney, San Francisco, House, Seaworld, Tokyo, Theme Parks, George Clooney, Mark Twain, Pixar


Tikiphiles: Disneyland to add 'The Tropical Hideway' to Adventureland

Adios, Aladdin... My friend Otto von Stroheim (who, with his wife Baby Doe, host Tiki Oasis, the world's largest tiki festival) shared some cool Disneyland news on Sunday: Polynesian Pop is alive and healthy and growing and this is another sign of the future of Tiki Style: Disneyland has invested in Tiki and is installing another new Tiki section (after the HUGE success of Trader Sam's bars in Anaheim and Orlando) The official announcement came Thursday on the Disney Parks Blog: Calling all ...
Tags: Post, News, Disney, Los Angeles, Culture, Disneyland, Sam, Oasis, Walt Disney, Orlando, Hong Kong Disneyland, Anaheim, Aladdin, Disney Parks Blog, Tiki, Baby Doe


Theme Park Bits: Toy Story Land Opening Date Set, Meet Black Panther Now, ‘Wicker Man’ Ride Looks Awesome

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: See the announcement of the opening date for Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World. All hail, King T’Challa! The time of Black Panther has arrived at Disneyland Resort. Stunning new pics let you feel the burn of The Wicker Man roller coaster in England. There will soon be The Walking Dead: The Ride. Could Florida’s Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster give way to a future Marvel Land? And more! The official date for the opening of Toy Story Land at ...
Tags: Japan, Florida, England, Movies, California, Youtube, Disney, Fox, Paris, Theme Parks, Good Morning America, Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, Aerosmith, Hong Kong Disneyland, Animal Kingdom


Disney Parks Bits: ‘Up’ Bird Show Coming to Animal Kingdom, Lamplight Lounge Replaces Cove Bar

Walt Disney World and Disneyland always have something new and exciting to offer us. Whether it’s a Star Wars land not so far, far away, or the upcoming 20th anniversary of Animal Kingdom, Disney Parks always has something new a-brewin’. Disney Parks has unleashed a slew of announcements for its theme parks. From an Up-inspired bird show, to a new “Tropical Hideaway,” to a new waterview lounge replacing Ariel’s Cove Bar, there’s a little something for everyone. As Paradise Pier in Disneylan...
Tags: Florida, Movies, California, Disney, Theme Parks, Little Mermaid, Ariel, Pixar, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Oasis, Donald Duck, Walt Disney, Donald, Rafiki, Russell


A New Look at Disney World’s Star Wars Resort

BEGIN SLIDESHOW A new look at Disney World’s Star Wars resort The Disney Parks Blog has posted new images of the Star Wars resort, which guests at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida can experience upon the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the amazing new extension coming to both Disneyland and Disney World in 2019! Check out some of the cool accommodations in two videos below, along with still photos in the gallery! “This first-of-its-kind resort will combine luxury with complete i...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World, Extras, Disney World, Orlando Florida, Disney Parks Blog, Walt Disney World Resort, Hollywood Studios, ComingSoon, Movie News, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge


Theme Park Bits: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Ride Concept, Lunar New Year at Universal Hollywood, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: See concept art for Hong Kong Disneyland’s upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp ride. Watch some video highlights of Universal Hollywood’s fun-filled Lunar New Year event. Gangs in motorcycle jackets would appear to be taking over Disneyland. Is it possible to speedrun Disneyland like a video game, and do everything on the map in one day? Tweets galore showing the inside of the brand new Disney Home store in Downtown Disney. And more! A slew of Disney park ann...
Tags: Japan, Florida, New York, Movies, California, Disney, Shanghai, Sons Of Anarchy, Leonardo Dicaprio, Theme Parks, Darth Vader, Oakland, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Jack, Los Angeles Times


Theme Park Bits: A Celebration of Harry Potter Videos, Legoland Castle Hotel Preview, Pixar Pier Easter Egg

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Guess which Guardians of the Galaxy actor turned up at Disney California Adventure this week? See video of A Celebration of Harry Potter and Star Wars Day at Sea. Get a sneak peek of the Legoland Castle Hotel before it opens. What can background details at Paradise/Pixar Pier tell us about The Incredibles 2? Are space invaders gunning for your favorite Disney park themes? And more! Following up on last week’s alien birth announcement, Inside the Magic...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Disney, Harry Potter, Magic, Tokyo, Theme Parks, Groot, Legoland California, Mickey Mouse, Hogwarts, Knott, Disney Parks Blog, Shanghai Disneyland, Berry Farm, Hollywood Studios


Theme Park Bits: $1,000 Universal Bonus, Four Houses of Hogwarts Light Up a New Castle, R.I.P. Epcot Monorail?

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: What possible downside could there be to a $1,000 bonus for Universal employees? Find out more about the new projection-mapping experience coming to Florida’s Harry Potter castle. Are monorails running through Future World at Epcot about to become a thing of the past? Get the lowdown on what the dining situation in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge could be. Are you ready to kick it with Kung Fu Panda at Universal Studios Hollywood? And more! Universal Parks & Re...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Disney, Netflix, Thailand, Comcast, Sony, Harry Potter, Rex, Theme Parks, Universal, Bob, Vietnam, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney World, Bangkok


Theme Park Bits: Hall of Presidents Gets Trumped, Inside Club 33 at Shanghai Disneyland, and Visit Gotham City and Metropolis

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Get details on the new Up show coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom for its 20th anniversary. More exciting news on the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge development at Disney parks. See surreal video of Trump sharing the stage with Lincoln in the Hall of Presidents. Few have been able to glimpse what Shanghai Disneyland’s Club 33 looks like inside … until now. Ever wanted to visit the Hall of Justice or Metropolis and Gotham City? Soon you’ll be able to. And more! ...
Tags: Post, Florida, Movies, Jimmy Fallon, Washington Post, New York City, Superman, Disney, Indiana, Tom Hanks, Iron Man, Hillary Clinton, Meryl Streep, Metropolis, Miami, Theme Parks


Theme Park Bits – Loads of Concept Art, Shanghai’s ‘Toy Story’ Land Opening Date, Chris Hemsworth at Disneyland

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: See concept art of new Pixar parade floats and the Disney Skyliner Transportation System. Take a Christmas peek inside the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Hollywood. Shanghai Disneyland has issued the opening date for its Toy Story Land. Find out why Chris Hemsworth was at Disneyland this week. Marvel continues to beef up its presence at theme parks everywhere. And more! First up this week: a number of new Disney announcements. Disney Parks...
Tags: Florida, Movies, California, Disney, Fox, Shanghai, Harry Potter, Magic, Theme Parks, Chris Hemsworth, Thor, Pixar, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, 21st Century Fox, Cafe


Theme Park Bits: Sleeping Beauty Castle Transformation, Bob Iger’s Possible Successor, and a New Disney Park Rumored for Tokyo

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: The Chairman of Disney Parks and Resorts could follow Bog Iger as Disney CEO. What does an abandoned SeaWorld look like? Watch a behind-the-scenes video of Sleeping Beauty Castle transforming for Christmas. The Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail has expanded to a whopping 25 trees this year. There are rumblings of a new Japan-themed Disney park coming to Tokyo. And much more! Chairman of @DisneyParks and Resorts Bob Chapek being considered for CEO...
Tags: Asia, Japan, Movies, Singapore, Disney, Seaworld, Tokyo, Ohio, Theme Parks, Thor, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World, Sam, Epcot, Baymax


Superhero Bits: Jean Grey Returns, Joss Whedon Still Working on Batgirl, Thor: Ragnarok Concept Art & More

Want a sneak peek at the return of Jean Grey in Marvel Comics? Is The Ancient One making an appearance in Avengers: Infinity War? Is Justice League’s opening Batman scene the product of Zack Snyder or Joss Whedon? Did you know there was almost a Batman: The Animated Series episode focusing on Black Canary and Catwoman? When can you meet Black Panther at Disneyland? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. After years of fans waiting, Marvel’s new Phoenix Resurrection story arc ...
Tags: Movies, Superman, Justice-League, Batgirl, Batman, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Thor, Disneyland, Avengers, X-men, Chris Mckay, Arrow, Joss Whedon, Supergirl, Black-Panther, Jean Grey


Legionnaires’ cases at Disneyland being investigated by OC Health Care Agency; officials say there’s no current health threat

An Orange County Health Care Agency official says Disneyland – for now – is the only place the agency is investigating in Anaheim as a source of a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak that has sickened a dozen people who either live in, work in or have visited the city. There is no ongoing risk to people visiting Disneyland, county health care officials said Saturday, adding that they are trying to find a common exposure source for all of the cases. Disneyland officials are testing water from a pair o...
Tags: Health, News, Cdc, Disney, California News, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Pennsylvania, United States, Philadelphia, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Local News, Orange County


Theme Park Bits: New ‘Toy Story’ Land and Pixar Fest Details, Disneyland Eastern Gateway Project Cancelled

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Watch video of the ubiquitous James Franco invading Halloween Horror Nights. Take a peek inside the revamped Universal Studios’ Classic Monster Cafe. See concept art of Woody’s Lunch Box in Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studios. Find out more about what Pixar Fest will entail at Disneyland Resort next year. Get the latest on hotel and parking developments at Disneyland Resort. Legoland is coming to New York. And more! Let’s begin this week with a few...
Tags: New York, Movies, Disney, Haunted Mansion, Paris, James Franco, Harry Potter, Magic, Tokyo, Walt Disney Company, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World, Tom Cruise, Epcot


Theme Park Bits – The NBA Experience at Disney World, ‘Hunger Games’ Land in Dubai, Pixar Comes to DisneySea

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Get a look at concept art for Disney World’s upcoming NBA-themed game complex. See video of Motiongate Dubai’s Hunger Games land and Ghostbusters ride. Tokyo DisneySea is getting in on the Pixar action with a new seasonal event. Hong Kong Disneyland has broken ground on its multi-year expansion. SeaWorld continues to offer a mix of good and bad news. And much more! This week, Disney Parks Blog used the start of the 2017-2018 NBA season as an opportuni...
Tags: Elsa, Movies, Uncategorized, Disney, Pandora, Beijing, Elizabeth Banks, Dubai, San Diego, Nba, Dreamworks, Seaworld, Guardian, Magic, Tokyo, Josh Hutcherson


Theme Park Bits: Marvel Melee on a Disney Cruise Ship, Terminator 2 3-D Ride Closes, Last Flight of the Star Jets

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Get details on a real-life battle at sea involving Marvel movie characters. See what some of Universal’s new theme-park-inspired emojis look like. T2 3-D: Battle Across Time has closed at Universal Studios Florida. The last remaining version of Disney’s classic Star Jets has also closed. Watch cartoons of Disney characters meeting Haunted Mansion ghosts. And more! First up this week, a couple of Marvel bits. As a tie-in with Monsters After Dark — the ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Cameron, Harry Potter, Theme Parks, Disneyland Resort, James Cameron, Captain America, Loki, Jacob, Disney Parks Blog, Shaquille O'Neal, Weasley, Anthony Mackie, Disney California Adventure, Universal Studios Florida