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Hong Kong Disneyland Reduces Losses

The Hong Kong Disneyland Resort theme park remained in loss for the fourth year. But signs of improvement continued. For the financial year to end of September 2018, HKDL reported $769 million (HK$6 billion) of revenue, from 6.7 million visitors, an increase of 8%. Net losses fell from $32 million (HK$291 million) to $6.92 million […]
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, Global, Theme Parks, Hong Kong Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, HKDL

Hong Kong Disneyland Remains in the Red but Reduces Losses

The Hong Kong Disneyland Resort theme park remained in the red for the fourth straight year, but there are signs of improvement. For the financial year to end-September 2018, HKDL reported $769 million (HK$6 billion) of revenue from 6.7 million visitors, an increase of 8%. Net losses fell from $32 million (HK$291 million) to $6.92 […]
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, Global, Theme Parks, Hong Kong Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, HKDL, Disneyland Remains

Theme Park Bits: Skyliner Testing, World of Color Returns, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: World of Color is coming back to Disney California Adventure. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has announced its Food and Wine Festival. The Disney Skyliner did a test run this week in full view. And more! Well, it’s about time. After more than nine months of being on the mend due to unexplained accidents, Disney California Adventure’s incredible nighttime spectacular World of Color is returning on Saturday, February 23. (Fresh off my latest trip, I’m more than a...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Theme Parks, Pixar, Animal Kingdom, Kevin, DCA, Hollywood Studios, Daughtry, Disney California Adventure, Kevin From, Caribbean Beach, Disney Skyliner, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Rumor: ‘Jason Bourne’ Stunt Show Could Replace Universal Orlando’s Former ‘Terminator 2’ 3D Attraction

Universal Orlando’s Terminator 2 3D attraction closed back in 2017 “to make way for an all-new live action experience based on a high-energy Universal franchise.” Rumors swirled for months that it might be replaced by a Jason Bourne stunt show, and now those rumors have a bit of new life thanks to Jim Hill, a prominent theme park blogger who recently revealed a bit more information about Universal’s one-time plan for the new stunt show. We’ve known about this Bourne rumor for quite some time...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Matt Damon, Theme Parks, Universal, Orlando, Usa Network, Hill, Damon, Bourne, Jim Hill, Jason Bourne, Action/Adventure, Treadstone, Comcast Universal, Universal Pictures Jason Bourne

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: Space Mountain Injury, The Patriots Are Headed to Disney, A Halo Theme Park, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Things are back to normal at Disneyland’s Space Mountain after a man exited the vehicle mid-ride. The (ugh) Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots are going to Disney. Build up your appetite at Universal’s Mardi Gras celebration. And more! It’s rare that I hear about a story for Theme Park Bits first from my wife, while she’s in Disneyland, but such was the case a few days ago. While at Disneyland Park for a school trip, my wife let me know that Space M...
Tags: Movies, Halo, Disney, New England Patriots, Tom Brady, Buffalo Bills, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Patriots, Disney World, Mardi Gras, Anaheim, Dole, Disneyland Park

Theme Park Bits: A New Character Breakfast in Disneyland, the New Home for an Old Pixar Ride, and More!

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: The Disney princesses have an exciting (and expensive) new character-breakfast home at the Disneyland Resort. New details about the Jurassic World-themed water attraction have emerged. Heimlich’s Chew Chew Train has a new resting place after having been shut down. And more! As you probably know, last year, the Disneyland Resort introduced a brand-new area to Disney California Adventure. Pixar Pier, the re-themed version of Paradise Pier, has largely been...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Jurassic Park, Rex, Theme Parks, Ariel, Pixar, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Southern California, Wdw, Josh, DCA, Heimlich

Underwater scuba diving theme park

Sinking decommissioned jumbo jets into the Persian Gulf is an unusual way of attracting tourists, but that’s what Bahrain is going for. The Kingdom of Bahrain is planning to create the world’s largest underwater theme park, a 1,076,391-square-foot dive site, complete with a sunken Boeing 747, art sculptures, a replica Bahraini pearl merchant’s house, and artificial coral reefs. The dive park, set to open in summer 2019, is Bahrain’s latest attempt to grow its tourism economy, by making the c...
Tags: Travel, Turkey, Airbus, Theme Parks, Diving, Bahrain, Boeing, British Columbia, All, Aegean, Persian Gulf, CNN Travel, Kingdom of Bahrain, Chemainus, Mermet Springs Illinois, Stuart Channel

Disney’s ‘Star Wars’ ride to be long

If you feel like the lines for amusement park rides are always longer than the rides themselves, you won’t have to worry about that with Disneyland’s new Star Wars ride. Located inside Disney’s newest land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the ride called Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, is a lengthy experience designed to fully immerse guests in the story of the Resistance and the First Order. On her podcast Theme Park Stop, Alicia Stella, writer for the Disney and More blog, reveals that the ri...
Tags: Travel, Disney, Theme Parks, Resistance, Disneyland, All, Stars Wars, Walt Disney Imagineering, Trowbridge, Scott Trowbridge, Alicia Stella, Kylo Ren You

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

‘Zootopia’ Land Announced for Shanghai Disneyland

Zootopia will finally become a real-life Zootopia at Shanghai Disneyland. Disney Parks announced that the 2016 animated hit will be part of the theme park land expansion at the themed resort in Pudong, Shanghai, marking the development of the world’s first Zootopia-themed land The Shanghai Disney Resort announced that a Zootopia-themed land was coming to the Chinese theme park, according to the Disney Parks blog. The new land will be part of the second major expansion since the resort opened...
Tags: Movies, China, Disney, Theme Parks, Walt Disney World, NICK, Animal Kingdom, Judy, Zootopia, Shanghai Disney Resort, Shanghai Disneyland, Judy Hopps, Nick Wilde, Disney Parks, Disney/Pixar, Pudong Shanghai

Disney to Open ‘Zootopia’ Land at Shanghai Theme Park

The Shanghai Disneyland theme park is to be expanded with the construction of a themed land based on the “Zootopia” animated film and its characters. It will be the first “Zootopia” land at any Disney park worldwide. “The rapid rate of expansion at Shanghai Disney Resort demonstrates our confidence and commitment to the company’s future […]
Tags: Asia, News, Disney, Global, Theme Parks, Shanghai Disney Resort, Shanghai Disneyland, Shanghai Theme Park

Marvel Announces ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ Comic Miniseries Set on Batuu

Theme park visitors will be able to step into the fictional world of Batuu when Disney’s new Star Wars land opens later this year, but before the doors open, comic readers can get a better glimpse of that setting in a newly-announced Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge comic book miniseries. Marvel Comics has announced a five-issue miniseries that takes place at the Black Spire Outpost, the shady trading port on the fictional Outer Rim planet. Learn more details about the miniseries below, and read on to ...
Tags: Movies, Comic Books, Disney, Theme Parks, Millennium Falcon, Disneyland, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney World, Marvel Comics, Emilia Clarke, Walt Disney Imagineering, Sacks, Disney/Pixar, Dryden Vos, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Theme Park Bits: Celebrate Mardi Gras with Pitbull, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Tickets Are Available, Downtown Disney Has a New Restaurant, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Universal Orlando has some big musical acts helping celebrate Mardi Gras 2019. Check out the new restaurant at Disneyland’s Downtown Disney district. You can get tickets for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party now. Construction continues on DCA’s newest Pixar attraction. And more! Are you ready to celebrate Mardi Gras 2019? Are you also a fan of musical acts as diverse as Gavin McGraw, Macklemore, and Pitbull? Then I have good news for you, because Uni...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Theme Parks, Pitbull, Pixar, Disneyland, Matthew, Orlando, Triton, Disney World, Don, Anaheim, Kung Fu Panda, DCA, Mara, Bonnie

‘Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance’ Ride Rumored To Be 28 Minute Experience; New Details Emerge

As we approach the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland this June, we are starting to get a better picture of what awaits us in the Star Wars-themed land. While most everyone is talking about Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run, the interactive motion simulator attraction that will put guests in the cockpit of the fastest hunk-of-junk in the galaxy, details are beginning to emerge about the epic immersive dark ride attraction Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. First of all, non...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Theme Parks, Resistance, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Caribbean, Stella, Kylo Ren, Alcatraz, Gringotts, Hux, Star-Wars, Action/Adventure

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

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Nano Battle’ Ride Footage, Photos, and How It Connects to Another Marvel Theme Park Attraction

Last month, we broke down everything we knew about Marvel’s plans in the theme park space. Today, the company has shared the first Ant-Man and the Wasp ride footage from Ant-Man and the Wasp: Nano Battle!, a new attraction coming to Hong Kong Disneyland later this year. Read on to see the footage, a batch of new photos, find out the attraction’s opening date, and how it narratively connects to the Iron Man Experience attraction that’s also in that park. There have been some rumors that Ant-M...
Tags: Movies, California, Disney, Theme Parks, Tomorrowland, Hydra, Hong Kong Disneyland, Anaheim, Zola, Kowloon, Paul Rudd, Christophe Beck, Evangeline Lilly, Comic Book/Superhero, Action/Adventure, Disney/Pixar

Disney increases entry fees

“Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” is about to become Disneyland’s newest theme park. Realizing guests will happily pay a higher price to drink at the Oga’s Cantina, fly a Millenium Falcon, and witness epic galactic battles, Disney is raising ticket prices in anticipation of increased demand. The one-day adult peak ticket rose by $14, from $135 to $149, while the price of a one-day regular ticket (with blocked out dates) rose by $12, from $117 to $129. These are the most commonly-purchased tickets, ...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Disney, Cnn, Theme Parks, Disneyland, All, Disney World, Star Wards, OGA, Robert Niles

Stay in the Middle of the Magic at the Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim

My head hit the pillow and I snuggled down into a soft cloud. Oh My goodness this bed is comfortable. I felt the exhaustion drain out of my body and my last thoughts before slipping into dreams of magic carpet rides was, “Oh this is exactly what the body needs after a long day at Disneyland.” And then at 5:05 I woke up. No alarms needed. I felt refreshed, alert and in awe of how I had slept like a log (not a baby as they don’t sleep). The girls had succumbed to the comfort that evening as well....
Tags: Travel, Usa, Pinterest, California, Disney, Los Angeles, Starbucks, Theme Parks, Snow White, Marco Polo, North America, Disney California Adventure Park, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Sam, Pluto

Disneyland Raises Prices Ahead of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Opening

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. Looks like Disney has set their price phasers to stu...
Tags: Movies, California, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, L A Times, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Walt Disney World News Today

Theme Park Bits: D23 Membership Rates Are Up, Universal Orlando Lockers Have Changed, And More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: D23 has announced increased membership rates for 2019. Guests at Walt Disney World were turned away early on New Year’s Eve 2018 due to overcrowding. Universal Studios Orlando has changed its attraction locker policies. A Florida man was arrested for trying to kidnap a girl at the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey attraction. Disneyland Paris has unveiled a new, duck-heavy online marketing campaign. Disneyland’s Tropical Hideaway has opened, and they’ve...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Disney, Harry Potter, Anderson Cooper, Theme Parks, States, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Donald Duck, Anderson, Orlando, Disneyland Paris, Donald, Josh, Anaheim

More ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ Details Emerge: Cinematic Spaces, Limited Signing, and Plenty of Easter Eggs

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. Barron’s Magazine spent ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Pandora, Theme Parks, Resistance, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney World, Kylo Ren, Barron, Hollywood Studios, Cantina, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, OGA

Studio Ghibli theme park to open

Fans of Hayao Miyazaki rejoice — the celebrated Japanese animator is getting a theme park in his honor. Set to open in 2022, the Studio Ghibli theme park will celebrate the creator of some of the world’s most beloved animated masterpieces, as reported by Bored Panda. The park will open on the site of the Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park in Nagakute city, close to Nagoya. Notable features of the Studio Ghibli theme park will include a replica of the antique shop from Miyazaki’s smash hit Whi...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Theme Parks, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, All, Nagoya, Nagakute, Aichi Commemorative Park, Dondoko Forest

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

Go Behind-the-Scenes of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in New Video!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Go behind-the-scenes of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in new video The Walt Disney Company has released a new behind-the-scenes video for the upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, an all-new set of attractions coming to both Disneyland and Walt Disney World in 2019. The video offers a first look at two of the new attractions, “Rise of the Resistance” and “Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run,” check them out in the players below! PB = PB || {}; ...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Disney, Walt Disney Company, Theme Parks, Millennium Falcon, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World, Extras, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Harkos, Batuu

Theme Park Bits: Harry Potter Has a New Store, Margaritaville is Finally Real, and More!

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has a stylish new store. Disneyland’s new restaurant may offer clues to the park’s future. Margaritaville is more than just a song and a restaurant, starting early next year. Watch an aerial view of the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge area at Disneyland. And more! The Wizarding World of Harry Potter remains the best part of either of the continental Universal Studios theme parks, and the Orlando version has just gotten a lit...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Disney, Harry Potter, Tokyo, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Jack, Orlando, Universal Studios, Diwali, Animal Kingdom, Margaritaville, Don, Jimmy Buffett

‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ Sneak Peek: A Disney Park Far, Far Away Gets a Little Closer

Disneyland’s version of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the highly anticipated Star Wars-themed land, will open in summer of 2019, while Disney World’s version in Hollywood Studios will open later in Fall 2019. But while the grand opening of those lands are a little less than a year away, the Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade just made that far, far away premiere date seem just a bit closer. The annual parade gave us a Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge sneak peek that will hold Star Wars fans over unti...
Tags: Movies, Abc, Sci-fi, Theme Parks, Resistance, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Andrea Bocelli, Disney World, Anaheim, Walt Disney Imagineering, Hollywood Studios, Disney Parks, Matteo

Theme Park Bits: Disneyland Paris Closures, First Look at Adventureland’s New Restaurant, Bing Bongs New Animatronic, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Walt Disney Studios in Disneyland Paris is closing down a couple attractions next year. Take a look at the new Adventureland restaurant at Disneyland. Spend a whole month celebrating Valentine’s Day in the Disney parks. See what Universal Orlando has in store for their holiday food and drink offerings. See the long-awaited Bing Bong animatronic at DCA. And more! None of the Disney theme parks are safe from the expansion of lands dedicated to IP from Marv...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Michael Bay, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Orlando, Disneyland Paris, Valentine, DCA, Walt Disney Studios, King Kong, Adventureland, Jungle Cruise, Universal Orlando

Paramount Theme Park Coming to South Korea, Will Feature ‘Mission: Impossible’ Rides

Universal Studios, Disneyland, Walt Disney World and now…Paramount Pictures Park? It’s happening – in South Korea, at least. Paramount has just signed a deal to create a “studio-branded theme park” in a resort being developed in South Korea. Specifics of just what the Paramount theme park will contain are sketchy at best, but the studio has a wide range of entertainment to pick from – Mission: Impossible, Transformers, G.I. Joe, and many more. Personally, I’m hoping for Zodiac ride, where you o...
Tags: South Korea, Movies, Beverly Hills, Theme Parks, Tom Cruise, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Joe, Variety, Incheon, Mission-impossible, Mohegan Gaming Entertainment, Inspire Integrated Entertainment Resort, Kevin Suh Paramount, Universal Studios Disneyland Walt Disney World, Paramount Pictures Park

Keto at Disneyland: How to Eat Low Carb at Walt’s Original Magic Kingdom

For the past few months. I’ve been losing weight on the Ketogenic diet – I’m down 25 pounds and counting. For those of you who don’t know what the Keto diet is, it’s a high fat, extremely low carb diet that transforms your body into a fat eating machine. When you first start Keto, the prospect of finding Keto-friendly foods when eating out seems overwhelming. However, as you continue on the journey, you discover that it’s not very hard to find Keto options outside the home. As a Disneyland annu...
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