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Theme Park Bits: Galaxy’s Edge Parking, Epcot’s Space-Themed Restaurant, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: You can try an alcoholic popsicle at Epcot. Pirates of the Caribbean is heading back to basics. Get the parking lowdown on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. And more! Let’s start today’s column in Orlando, specifically in Epcot. Epcot is going through a lot of crazy changes lately, but there’s a couple that are either already occurring or about to happen that are very exciting. First up, who’s ready to get drunk? OK, I’m kidding, but if you’re a fan of Epcot an...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Italy, Miami, Johnny Depp, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Bill Nighy, Walt Disney World, Epcot, Caribbean, Orlando, Ian Mcshane, Anaheim, Blackbeard, Jedi

Epcot’s Play Pavilion Will Include A New ‘Zootopia’ Attraction and More

Earlier this year, we wrote about how Walt Disney World’s Epcot Center park is finally rebranding its old Wonders of Life pavilion into something called the “Play Pavilion.” Now some new details have emerged about the attractions and activities that will be in that section of the park, including an interactive game based on Zootopia, the return of Animation Academy, and more. Epcot’s Play Pavilion Details Walt Disney World News Today has a breakdown of what guests can expect to find in the ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Theme Parks, Walt Disney World, Epcot, Baymax, Judy, Zootopia, Epcot Center, Ralph, Edna, Shanghai Disneyland, Disney Animation, Disney/Pixar, The-Incredibles, Animation Academy

Disney reveals lineup of Star Wars-themed beers and wines coming to Galaxy’s Edge

After a long day exploring Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, there’s no better place for an ice cold Gold Squadron beer or a nice glass of Imperial Guard red wine than Oga’s Cantina, the wretched hive of scum and villainy at the center of the remote outer rim spaceport. A set of trademark patents recently filed by the Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm reveal the lineup of Star Wars-themed beers, wines and cider that will be on tap at the intimate spaceport tavern when Galaxy’s Edge debuts at the Anaheim...
Tags: Florida, California, India, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Death Star, Walt Disney Company, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Sonoma, Epcot, Luke Skywalker, Southern California

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Turns 30 – and Few Major Theme Parks Have Undergone So Many Massive Changes

You don’t have to go far online, whether on discussion forums, Disney Twitter (it’s a real thing, trust me), or the like, to find one of the oldest quotes from Walt Disney. It goes like this: “Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination in the world.” Flowery second sentence aside, the basic notion that the theme parks of the Walt Disney Company wouldn’t exist in the 21st century as they did on their opening days makes sense. Technology evolves,...
Tags: Energy, Star Wars, Hollywood, Movies, Abc, France, Robin Williams, Michael Bay, Disney, Dhs, Features, Pandora, Harry Potter, Cbs, Walt Disney Company, Theme Parks

New Disney’s Hollywood Studios Theme Park Logo Incorporates Characters From ‘Star Wars,’ Pixar and More

Today marks the 30th anniversary of Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and the resort is getting a makeover. Actually, two makeovers. First there’s the new stuff: the recently opened Toy Story Land section, the upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and under-construction Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway attraction. And now there’s the new logo, which feels like an active attempt to sell visitors on this park’s refreshed identity, which has undergone ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Theme Parks, Walt Disney World, Epcot, MGM, Universal Studios, Orlando Florida, Minnie, Mickey, Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, New Disney, Disney/Pixar, Disney MGM Studios, Pixar Star Wars

Theme Park Bits: A New Rivers of Light, Galaxy’s Edge Reservations, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is headed to Disneyland. The Hard Rock Cafe is sticking around at Universal Orlando for a long time. More reservation details at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge have come out. And more! There’s plenty of new attractions being installed at the Disneyland Resort, but that doesn’t mean that the Imagineers are done adding to the original park. That’s part of what inspired the recent announcement that Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Rail...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World, Epcot, Disney Channel, Orlando, Animal Kingdom, Mickey Mouse, Mickey, Hard Rock Cafe, ToonTown, Hollywood Studios, Universal Orlando

Theme Park Bits: Epcot Forever, Adventureland Sign Going Away, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Epcot’s new nighttime spectacular has an arrival date. The Adventureland entrance at Disneyland may be replaced for crowd control. A new restaurant is coming to Universal Studios CityWalk. And more! As you may already know, Epcot’s current nighttime show, the wonderful IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, is going away this year for good. Now, we know exactly when it’s leaving and when its replacement arrives. On September 30, IllumiNations will perform...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Earth, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Epcot, Orlando, Anaheim, DCA, Adventureland, Disneyland Park, Matthew Gottula Disney, Universal Studios CityWalk, Epcot Forever, Disney California Adventure Do, Downtown Disney Esplanade

Dapper Day event brings thousands to Disneyland this weekend in dashing fashions

Fashionable Disneyland visitors with parasols, bow ties, high heels and straw boater hats will pop out among the sea of Mickey Mouse T-shirts, cargo shorts and flip flops this weekend during the Dapper Day spring outing at the Anaheim theme park. Dapper Day returns to Disneyland on Sunday, April 14, with an influx of thousands of visitors dressed in refined and elegant styles that recall an earlier era when people wore their Sunday best to attend the Anaheim theme park. Looking very well dre...
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Theme Park Bits: 2019 Food and Wine Festival Dates, Disney’s Hollywood Studios Preparing To Turn 30, And More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Disney’s Hollywood Studios is getting set for its 30th anniversary. Universal Studios is introducing new churro flavors. Meet the Disney Villains after-hours at Walt Disney World this summer. And more! Hard as it may be to believe, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is mere weeks away from celebrating its 30th anniversary. The park, first opened on May 1, 1989, as Disney/MGM Studios, is ramping up for the 30th anniversary celebration in a number of ways. First, ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Abc, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Epcot, Caribbean, Universal Studios, Wdw, Meg, Hollywood Studios, Grauman, Universal Studios Hollywood, World of Color

Theme Park Bits: New Spider-Man Ride Details, An ‘Awesome’ Epcot Movie, And More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Details of the new Spider-Man attraction heading to Disney California Adventure are available. Epcot is bringing a brand-new film to its park. The PeopleMover at Disney World is the source of a new lawsuit. And more! As reported at Slashfilm and at other locations, there’s some exciting new information available about the upcoming Spider-Man attraction coming to both Disney California Adventure in Anaheim and Walt Disney Studios in Disneyland Paris. The ...
Tags: Movies, France, Disney, Magic, Lightning, Theme Parks, Epcot, Orlando, Disneyland Paris, Disney World, Anaheim, Walt Disney Studios, Disney Parks Blog, Spidey, Hollywood Studios, Larry the Cable Guy

Construction worker dies in fall at Disney’s Epcot park

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say a worker died after falling at a construction site behind the France pavilion in the Epcot theme park at Walt Disney World in Florida. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office didn’t specify what 58-year-old George Grimes was doing when he fell shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday. The […]
Tags: Florida, News, France, Disney, Nation, Walt Disney World, Epcot, Orange County Sheriff s Office, LAKE BUENA VISTA Fla, George Grimes

Walt Disney World worker falls to his death in an industrial accident at Epcot

The Orange County Sheriff's Office said there were no signs of foul play.            [Author: Florida Today]
Tags: Florida, News, Office, Walt Disney World, Epcot, Florida Today, Orange County Sheriff

Theme Park Bits: Galaxy’s Edge Opening Date, Innoventions Demolition, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has a confirmed opening date, but there’s a catch. Disney has filed for demolition of Innoventions in Epcot. Cook like you’re in the Mos Eisley Cantina with a theme-park-flavored cookbook. And more! Has it really only been one week since we were talking about the behind-the-scenes peek at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge that journalists got? Oh, how time flies. Now, we’ve got some very intriguing details, including the most important o...
Tags: Movies, Mexico, Disney, Theme Parks, Pixar, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World, Epcot, Orlando, Disney World, Anaheim, Hollywood Studios, Disney Pixar, Mos Eisley Cantina, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Theme Park Bits: New Galaxy’s Edge Details, A Harry Potter Nighttime Show, And More

In this edition: Disney has unveiled a lot of exciting new details about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Are they going to charge guests to buy a FastPass for the new rides in Disneyland? Universal is introducing a nighttime light-projection Harry Potter show. And more! Hey, have you heard of this Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge thing? You know, the new land being built in both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, dedicated to one of the most successful film franchises of all time? While there are still a...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Disney, Harry Potter, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Ralph Fiennes, Walt Disney World, Epcot, Caribbean, Voldemort, Hogwarts, Disney Parks Blog, Universal Studios Orlando, Bob Iger, SlashFilm

Disney’s Epcot new changes

Disney World’s iconic Epcot park is getting a huge makeover. In 2021, just in time for 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort, a brand new play pavillion will open under the dome of the previous Wonders of Life. The pavilion will feature an immersive and interactive city where you’ll find Disney characters, hands-on activities, and engaging entertainment. Photo: Disney Epcot’s main entrance is also being transformed. The green spaces, pathways, and the fountain will be redesigned. The...
Tags: Travel, France, Disney, Epcot, All, Disney World, Spaceship Earth, Disney Parks, Disney Epcot

Walt Disney World’s Epcot Getting a New Pavilion, Completely Redesigned Entrance

I’m not exaggerating when I say that Walt Disney World’s Epcot theme park is one of my favorite places on the planet. But I’m not blind to the fact that it’s in desperate need of some TLC, an injection of fresh imagination…and a ton of money to fix the cracks and tighten the gears. And since the resort’s Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios parks all received major expansions in the past decade, it’s time for the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow to get the extensive m...
Tags: Movies, France, Disney, Theme Parks, Walt Disney World, Epcot, Disneyland Paris, Walt Disney Imagineering, Hollywood Studios, Disney Parks, Disney/Pixar, Universe of Energy, Cranium Command, Magic Kingdom Animal Kingdom, Zach Riddley

Epcot is getting an even more futuristic makeover

Walt Disney World's Epcot is getting a makeover, including a new play pavilion and "Experience Center."            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Walt Disney World announces updates to Epcot, including new pavilion, 'experience center'

Walt Disney World is making updates to Epcot theme park, announcing a new play pavilion, a reimagined main entrance and a new Experience Center.
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From Disneyland to China, the monorail is riding a new high. But would it work in LA?

In 1959, Walt Disney watched his monorail encircle Disneyland in Anaheim, a train from the next century bringing park guests, appropriately enough, into Tomorrowland. Disney figured transportation planners would take his monorail concept — a sleek, elevated, electric-powered train straddling a single beam — and replicate it inside real cities. “He wanted to build a whole city with monorails and people-movers,” said David Koenig, author of several books on Disney’s legacy. “He was convinced every...
Tags: Transportation, Asia, News, California, La, China, Trains, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, North America, Disneyland, Local News, Epcot, Walt Disney

Miami Dolphins rule Walt Disney's Epcot over Patriots

The Miami Dolphins fan base was well represented at Walt Disney Worlds Epcot park on Friday afternoon as we mingled through the crowds. One of the few things I enjoy is walking through the Disney parks and people watching. More specifically
Tags: News, Disney, Miami Dolphins, Epcot, Walt Disney, Walt Disney Worlds Epcot

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

2019 WDW Marathon Cheering Recap

As I did last year, this year, I flew down to Walt Disney World for marathon weekend to hang out with friends, cheer on friends and strangers, and celebrate my birthday. This cupcake was weirdly filled with sprinkles, and I’m not sure what I think about that. I got to Disney on Thursday (my birthday) and after I checked in and grabbed lunch, I wandered the parks for a while and went over to check out the race expo. I learned that when you can do whatever you want whenever you want...
Tags: Health, Uncategorized, Disney, Walt Disney World, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Grand Floridian, Cowbell, Slinky Dog, WDW Marathon Cheering Recap

Theme Park Bits: Zootopia Land, Jurassic World’s Roller-Coaster Layout and More

In this week’s edition: Zootopia is expanding to Shanghai Disneyland. The Jurassic World roller-coaster track layout may have been revealed. The Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run attraction might have a single-rider line. Disney’s Riviera Resort is open for reservations. And more! The biggest news this week in the world of theme parks is that one of Disney’s recent animated hits is going to get its own section in one of the company’s parks. Can you believe that it’s been nearly three years...
Tags: Japan, Movies, China, Disney, Spain, United States, Conan, Theme Parks, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World, Epcot, Orlando, Universal Studios, Triton, Pepe, Anaheim

Theme Park Bits: Disneyland Ticket Prices, Avatar Soundtrack, Up is Headed to the Animal Kingdom, and More!

In this edition: Tickets are going up, up, up at Disneyland. Pandora: The World of Avatar has an official soundtrack. Disney CEO Robert Iger went to Twitter to defend recent remarks. Get a decent look at the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge ride vehicles. Disney has purchased even more land in Central Florida. And more! We begin this week with some unsurprising but not particularly good news. Excited about your next trip to Disneyland Resort? Prepared to fork over at least one of your kidneys as w...
Tags: Florida, Hollywood, Movies, India, Disney, Indiana, Pandora, United Kingdom, Walt Disney Company, Theme Parks, Iger, Pixar, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World, Epcot

YouTube Allows Disney Nerds to Relive Extinct Theme Park Attractions

The Disney nerd community recognized a sad anniversary yesterday. It’s been 20 years since the ride Horizons closed at the Epcot theme park in Walt Disney World. But there was one bright spot. People were able to share home videos of the beloved “extinct attraction” on YouTube.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Walt Disney World, Epcot, 1990s, Epcot Center, Horizons, YouTube Allows Disney Nerds

Best Ways to Save on Food at Disney World + 2019 Free Disney Dining Plan Available!

Best Ways to Save on Food at Disney World + 2019 Free Disney Dining Plan Now Available! ** Disney has just announced that the 2019 free dining plan is now available! We have all the details you need to know about this years promotion below (updated 1/2/2019)! This is much earlier then Disney usually releases the free booking options, so this is a big deal in the world of  Disney Dining. More details below.  Food can be a big expense for families visiting Walt Disney World. If you want to eat ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Germany, Disney, Google Maps, Walt Disney World, Costco, Frugality, Epcot, Wdw, Animal Kingdom, Disney World, Britta, Kissimmee, Disney Dining, Buca di Beppo

Theme Park Bits: Disney Animatronic Stolen, A Sneak Peek at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Animal Kingdom’s New Ambassadors, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Take a look behind the scenes of Universal Orlando’s nighttime spectacular Disney has released a sneak peek at the experience of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge A petition is gaining steam, attempting to relieve Disney of the trademark for “Hakuna matata” Disney World’s Top of the World lounge is being used for paid DVC events moving forward Has one of Epcot’s old Audio-Animatronic figures been stolen? And more! Every theme park worth its salt has to have a ...
Tags: Movies, Mississippi, Africa, Disney, Harry Potter, Island, Theme Parks, Millennium Falcon, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Jack, Epcot, Orlando, Animal Kingdom, Disney World, Tom Sawyer

15 people with minor injuries after Disney World bus crash

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Fifteen people have been taken to a hospital with minor injuries after two buses collided at Walt Disney World. The Florida Highway Patrol says one bus rear-ended another at a parking booth near Epcot on Tuesday morning. There were 51 passengers on the two buses. A highway patrol spokeswoman […]
Tags: News, Nation, Epcot, Disney World, LAKE BUENA VISTA Fla, Nation & World, Walt Disney World The Florida Highway Patrol

How to Make a A-Frame Christmas Tree

Around this time of year, it's become a tradition to come up with an alternative Christmas tree idea. This year is no exception!The inspiration for this year's tree is from a visit to Epcot at Walt Disney World. Steph took the boat ride in the Land Pavilion and saw their version of a ladder tree, wh...By: MotherDaughterProjectsContinue Reading » [Author: MotherDaughterProjects]
Tags: Lifehacks, Epcot, Motherdaughterprojects, Walt Disney World Steph

Theme Park Bits: Universal Studios on New Year’s Eve, The Disney Skyliner, Mickey’s 2019 Celebration, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: The Disney Skyliner at Walt Disney World has an opening date. Knott’s Berry Farm has announced a new rushing-rapids attraction. Walt Disney World will introduce automated cameras at some meet-and-greet locations next year. Shanghai is now home to two major theme parks, with a rival to Disney opening recently. Captain Marvel is headed to Disney California Adventure. Disney’s revealed more details about the upcoming Mickey Mouse attraction at Disney’s Hollywoo...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Disney, Shanghai, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Epcot, Universal Studios, Mickey Mouse, Knott, Mickey, Walt Disney World Resort, Hollywood Studios, Universal Studios Hollywood, Disney California Adventure