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Disney Isn’t Waiting For Avengers Campus to Open to Sell Spider-Bot Toys

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 drasti...
Tags: Toys, Florida, Movies, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Tony Stark, The Walt Disney Company, Peter Parker, Disney Parks, Mouse House, Downtown Disney District, Worldwide Engineering Brigade, Avengers Campus, Disneyland Resort Backlot Premiere Shop


Star Wars' New VR Game Wanted to Build on Galaxy's Edge, Not Just Recreate It

Since Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge only exists in two places on our planet, one might expect a VR experience based on it would just copy them, and give fans who can’t get to Disneyland or Walt Disney World a chance to visit Batuu right from the comfort of home. Star Wars: Tales From the Galaxy’s Edge by ILMxLab sort of…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Video Games, Interview, Disney, Vr, Oculus, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney World, Ilmxlab, Star Wars Galaxys Edge, Batuu, Oculus Quest, Jose Perez III


Theme Park Bits: Carthay Circle Menu Unveiled, Holiday Plans at the Parks, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: See how the Carthay Circle Restaurant menu will be different when it reopens. Learn about Universal Orlando’s 2020 holiday plans. And more! November 19 is going to be something of a banner day for the Disneyland Resort. That’s when parts – only parts, though – of Disney California Adventure will be reopened to the general public. As you’re no doubt aware, the rides and shows won’t be open, but some of the dining and shopping spots in Buena Vista Street ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Harry Potter, Theme Parks, Santa, Orlando, Macy, Anaheim, Disney Springs, Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando, Buena Vista Street, Disney California, Carthay Circle Restaurant, Disney Springs West Side Everglazed, Disney Parks Blog Everglazed


The New Star Wars Game for Oculus Quest Lets You Scavenge on Batuu and Use the Force

Anyone who has been to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge leaves wanting more. The Disney theme parks located in Florida and California are a mere 14 acres on what’s supposed to be an entire planet. While it’s fun to fly the Millennium Falcon, build a lightsaber, or drink some blue milk, you leave thinking about what stories…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Florida, Science, Video Games, California, Disney, Vr, Oculus, Theme Parks, Lucasfilm, Bobby Moynihan, Ilmxlab, Star Wars Galaxys Edge, Oculus Quest, Star Wars The High Republic, Oculus Quest 2


First Photos of Star Wars Hotel, Spider-Man Ride Vehicle, and Guardians Roller Coaster

A virtual edition of IAAPA, a global theme park expo, kicked off today, and several new photos and videos have emerged showcasing some of the most highly anticipated new rides and hotels which will soon be unveiled at Disney parks. See the first Star Wars hotel photos below, along with video of the Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster and photos of the new Spider-Man ride vehicle. Star Wars Hotel Photos DLP Report tweeted a couple of new photos of the cabins for Walt Disney World’s Star W...
Tags: Movies, California, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disney California Adventure, Mickey Minnie, Bob Chapek, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure


Disney CEO Bob Chapek said he is 'extremely disappointed' with California Gov. Gavin Newsom's call to keep Disneyland closed as COVID-19 cases soar

Disney will lay off 28,000 employees at Disneyland and Walt Disney World as the company continues to struggle with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the six-month closure of its Anaheim theme parks, the company announced today. Jeff Gritchen/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images Disney CEO Bob Chapek said he is "extremely disappointed" in California's call to keep Disney's theme parks in the state closed well into 2021. The comment was made during Disney's fourth-q...
Tags: News, Entertainment, California, Disney, US, Trends, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Gavin Newsom, Anaheim, Bob Chapek, Jeff Gritchen, Chapek, Los Angeles Disney, CNBC Disney


Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Could Have Had Two Different Versions at Disneyland and Disney World

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has been open in Disneyland and Disney World for over a year now. Though Disney World opened their Star Wars expansion a month after Disneyland, the two theme park areas are practically identical in their creation (with the exception of some aesthetic choices here and there). However, there was a time when Walt Disney Imagineering had considered making each of the Star Wars lands very different from each other. The Orange County Register (via WDW News Today) picked u...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Disney, United States, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Disney World, Orange County Register, Walt Disney Imagineering, Ron DeSantis, Trowbridge, Star-Wars, Business and Industry News, WDW News Today, Scott Trowbridge, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge


California Mayors Pen Letter Urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to Reopen Theme Parks

Eight California mayors have called upon Gov. Gavin Newsom to reconsider the state’s safety guidelines and offer a new plan to reopen theme parks. The letter, which suggests that safety can be met while also reopening the parks in limited capacities, was signed by Mayor Harry Sidhu of Anaheim, Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, Mayor […]
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Theme Parks, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, Anaheim, Harry Sidhu, Gov. Gavin Newsom


Theme Park Bits: DCA is Reopening (Kind Of), Epcot’s Next Festival, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Disney California Adventure is partially reopening its doors. Epcot’s first 2021 festival has been scheduled. And more! Every once in a while – it feels like it’s once a week, but maybe it’s less than that – I am once again mentally bowled over by the fact that we’ve been living through the grim effects of a pandemic for roughly eight months. In the grand scheme of things, eight months isn’t that long, but for a business that needs consumer money to thr...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Cdc, Disney, Morocco, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World, Epcot, Cnbc, Disney World, Anaheim, DCA, Knott, Berry Farm


Disneyland Paris Closes Due to a Spike in Coronavirus Cases

Disneyland Paris is shutting its gates at the end of the day today. Faced with a second wave of coronavirus cases crashing across Europe, the government leaders of France and Germany have announced nationwide lockdowns in an attempt to stop the spread. Starting on Friday in France, schools and factories are the only places that will remain open, and Disneyland Paris is shutting down today. pic.twitter.com/A1S6dPj7ma — Disney Parks News (@DisneyParksNews) October 29, 2020 Restaurants, bars...
Tags: Europe, Movies, California, France, Germany, Disney, Theme Parks, UC Davis, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris, Gavin Newsom, Emmanuel Macron, The Los Angeles Times, Shanghai Disneyland, California Department of Public Health


First Look at Lionsgate’s ‘John Wick’ and ‘Now You See Me’ Roller Coasters, Ride Details Revealed

Last year, Lionsgate scrapped its plans to build an indoor theme park called Lionsgate Entertainment City in New York City. But the company hasn’t gotten out of the theme park industry altogether – it’s just ramped up its efforts overseas. A new report today brings us some details and the first concept art for a Now You See Me ride and a John Wick roller coaster at a theme park called Motiongate in Dubai, where Lionsgate already has a Hunger Games-themed attraction up and running. Get your firs...
Tags: Movies, Lionsgate, New York City, Dubai, Theme Parks, Keanu Reeves, Continental, Brown, John Wick, Lionsgate Films, Now You See Me, Motiongate, Jenefer Brown, Lionsgate Entertainment City


Star Wars' Tales From Galaxy's Edge Trailer Puts You in Black Spire Outpost and Beyond

Going to Batuu virtually beats trying to go to a Disney park right now. But the new Star Wars VR game is letting you do so much more than just check out the wait lines at a theme park. Lucasfilm and ILMxLAB have dropped a new teaser for the upcoming Tales from Galaxy’s Edge VR game, which looks, mechanically at…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Vr, Theme Parks, Lucasfilm, Yoda, Frank Oz, Ilmxlab, Star Wars Galaxys Edge, Batuu, Oculus Quest, Star Wars Tales From Galaxys Edge


Universal Studios Beijing Unveils New Concept Art and Details About Each of Its Seven Themed Lands

A year ago, we wrote about the seven themed lands being planned for China’s Universal Beijing Resort, which is set to open sometime next year. Now there’s a new video showcasing tons of new pieces of concept art, and we have some additional details about each land: Kung Fu Panda Land of Awesomeness, Transformers Metrobase, Minion Land, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Jurassic World Isla Nublar, Hollywood, and Waterworld. Universal Beijing Resort Concept Art Before we go any further,...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, China, Kung Fu, Earth, Harry Potter, Dreamworks Animation, Harry, Theme Parks, Universal, Gru, Xinjiang, Steven Spielberg, Universal Pictures, Po, Kung Fu Panda


California Announces Strict Guidelines for Disneyland, Universal and More Theme Parks to Reopen

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.  Disneyland, along with Disney California Adventure, closed on March 14, 2020 due to the coronavirus. Downtown Disn...
Tags: Movies, California, Disney, Walt Disney Company, Theme Parks, UC Davis, Disneyland, Gavin Newsom, Health And Human Services, Golden State, Downtown Disney, Pollock, Disney California Adventure, Disneyland Universal Studios Hollywood, Mark Ghaly, Department of Public Health Sciences


Unions representing more than 10,000 Disneyland Resort workers tell California's governor that the park can reopen safely once local infections dip

Xinhua/Chen Qiman via Getty Images Disneyland Resort can safely reopen once local COVID-19 cases fall, unions representing more than 10,000 workers have told California governor Gavin Newsom. Currently, large theme parks in the state are barred from opening, regardless of local infection numbers. The unions urged Newsom's theme park taskforce to meet with them and draw up guidelines for Disneyland Resort's reopening. Disneyland Resort has been shut since mid-March, but Disney's other park...
Tags: Hong Kong, Florida, Hollywood, Entertainment, California, Disney, Trends, Netflix, Tourism, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World, Orange County, Gavin Newsom, Disney World


Hilton Bonnet Creek & Waldorf Astoria Food & Wine Weekends Return

One of the best kept secrets among Walt Disney World visitors is the resorts that are on Disney property, but not Disney-run hotels. Two exceptional examples of this is the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and the Waldorf Astoria Orlando. I have visited, stayed, and dined at these properties for the past 5 years or so, […] The post Hilton Bonnet Creek & Waldorf Astoria Food & Wine Weekends Return appeared first on ZANNALAND!.
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Parenting, Disney, Top Stories, Theme Parks, Walt Disney World, Latest News, Waldorf Astoria, Hilton Orlando, Waldorf Astoria Orlando, Orlando Area Resorts, and Resorts, Bonnet Creek Resort, Hilton Bonnet Creek, Hilton Bonnet Creek Food and Wine Weekends


Haunted Mansion: Call of the Spirits Welcomes Foolish Mortals to a Charming, Simple Game

Disney theme park rides continue to be a source of entertainment—even outside of the parks themselves. The Jungle Cruise movie is set to come out (at some point) and Disney recently announced Space Mountain and Haunted Mansion were getting films. But first, a new board game is inviting creepy ghosts to come out and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Haunted Mansion, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Board Games, Nostalgia, Card Games, Tabletop Games, Spooky, Space Mountain, Funko


Theme Park Bits: Say Goodbye to Two Shows, Massive Disney Layoffs, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Layoffs sweep through the Walt Disney Company. Entertainment is being scaled back at Walt Disney World. And more! If the bullets above don’t give you a hint, let’s make it real clear right now: those of you looking for an upbeat edition of Theme Park Bits may want to dig into the archives instead. The news coming out of theme parks in the last few days has been exceedingly grim, and I’d rather not pretend otherwise. You’ve no doubt already heard that mo...
Tags: Florida, Movies, California, Disney, Nba, Walt Disney Company, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Gavin Newsom, Anaheim, Mickey, Disney Springs, Ron DeSantis, Tom Bricker


Disney Is Developing a Space Mountain Movie, Which Was Probably Inevitable

To be honest, the most surprising thing about this is that it hasn’t happened already. Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Space Mountain, Joby Harold


‘Space Mountain’ Movie in the Works with ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ Writer on Script Duty

As Disney continues to plumb the depths of its own intellectual property for more movie material, the company has again turned to one of its theme park rides for inspiration. A Space Mountain movie is officially in development at the studio, and Disney has hired Joby Harold (King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword) as its writer and one of its producers.  The Hollywood Reporter brings news about the Space Mountain movie, which is being described as a “family adventure” and is said to be aiming f...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Dwayne Johnson, Sci-fi, Disney, Army, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Emily Blunt, Tomorrowland, Harold, Zack Snyder, Space Mountain, Action/Adventure, Disney/Pixar


Disneyland Isn't Reopening Anytime Soon

California continues to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic, and it’s going to keep a little while longer. Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced that Disneyland, Universal Studios, and other theme parks in the state will remain shut for the time being—a decision that Disney chairman Bob Iger is…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Universal Studios, Gavin Newsom, Bob Iger, Disneys California Adventure, Disneyland Universal Studios, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Super Nintendo World Opening at Universal Studios Japan in Spring 2021

Super Nintendo World Opening at Universal Studios Japan in Spring 2021 Nintendo has released the news that Super Nintendo World will be coming to Universal Studios Japan in spring 2021 (via SlashFilm). The theme park was originally scheduled to open earlier this summer but it was delayed due to the ongoing global pandemic. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}...
Tags: Games, Japan, Hollywood, Movies, America, Nintendo, Mario, Luigi, Theme Parks, Mario Kart, Extras, Universal Studios, Yoshi, Peter Parker, Schwab, Universal Studios Japan


Super Nintendo World to Open at Universal Studios Japan in Spring 2021

It’s-a-me, your resident theme park news updater to tell you that Universal Studios Japan’s highly anticipated Super Nintendo World expansion has set an opening date window. After years of setbacks and delays, the Super Nintendo World opening has finally been set for spring 2021. After original plans to open earlier this summer were put on hold due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Universal Studios Japan has set the official opening window for its Super Nintendo World expansion for this ...
Tags: Japan, Hollywood, Movies, Video Games, America, Nintendo, Mario, Luigi, Tokyo, Theme Parks, Universal Studios, Yoshi, Universal Studios Japan, Super Nintendo World, Mario Cafe


Theme Park Bits: Epcot Hours Cut, Meet-and-Greets Back, and a Legendary Song Vanishes

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Character meet-and-greets are back. Epcot’s hours are scaling back soon. And more! First, let’s talk about one of my very favorite subjects: theme-park background music. (Do you think that’s me being sarcastic? It’s not. I adore background music. Really.) As you no doubt recall, Disney recently announced that Splash Mountain would be getting a full overhaul, removing any ties to Song of the South and being redone as a Princess and the Frog-themed attract...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Arizona, Tokyo, Island, Theme Parks, Universal, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Epcot, Orlando, Universal Studios, Mickey Mouse, Tom Sawyer, Duffy, Downtown Disney


Newsom Wavers On Theme Park Opening Rules Amid Pressure

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Facing mounting pressure to let theme parks such as Disneyland reopen amid the pandemic, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday delayed new operating rules after industry leaders criticized his administration’s initial plans. Newsom’s administration had planned to release the guidance on Friday, government spokesman Nathan Click told the Sacramento Bee. But following industry criticism of draft rules, state health officials said no announcement was immediately expected ...
Tags: Florida, Entertainment, California, Disney, California News, Ap, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Orange County, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Democratic, Walt Disney Co, Sacramento Bee, Sacramento Calif, Guerrero


Disney Announces Layoffs of Around 28,000 Cast Members in the U.S.

The coronavirus pandemic, which sadly does not appear to be ending any time soon, has inspired a new wave of layoffs at The Walt Disney Company, the time affecting approximately 28,000 cast members in the Parks, Experiences and Products sectors of the company. Disney Parks chairman Josh D’Amaro made the announcement in a tweet this afternoon, which you can read below. “In light of the prolonged impact of COVID-19 on our business, including limited capacity due to physical distancing requirem...
Tags: Florida, Movies, California, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Amaro, State, The Walt Disney Company, Ron DeSantis, Disney Parks, Newsom, Disney/Pixar, Josh D'Amaro


Theme Park Bits: When Will Disneyland Reopen, Resort Hotel Layoffs, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Is a Disneyland reopening ever on the horizon? Take a look at the new Polynesian. Layoffs have plagued Disney World-area hotels. And more! Despite being roughly 200 days into a pandemic – yes, really, we’re at, if not past, the 200-day milestone – theme park news continues unabated. In Anaheim, the question persists: when exactly is Disneyland opening? Last week, Disney Parks held a conference at which Disneyland honcho and fellow Josh, Josh D’Amaro, all...
Tags: Movies, California, Disney, Starbucks, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Disneyland Paris, Gavin Newsom, Disney World, Anaheim, Market House, Disney Parks, Fifer, Disney California


Jurassic World VelociCoaster Revealed by Universal Orlando Resort, Promising Universal’s Steepest Drop Yet

Some would say you should probably not be going to theme parks right now, but what about next year? Hey – maybe it’ll be safe! And if so, Universal Orlando Resort will be ready for you with the Jurassic World VelociCoaster. The coaster has been in construction for a year now, with no real official announcement – even though anyone nearby can tell you what’s been built dominates the park’s skyline. But today, all the details are on the table, including a video that gives you a glimpse of what to...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Jurassic Park, Theme Parks, Universal, Jurassic World, Chris Pratt, Steven Spielberg, Orlando Resort, Claire Dearing, BD Wong, Henry Wu, Owen Grady Bryce Dallas Howard, Jurassic World VelociCoaster, Universal Orlando Resort Promising Universal, Jurassic Park River Adventure


Hong Kong Disneyland to Reopen This Week After Two Coronavirus Closures

Here’s hoping second time’s the charm for Hong Kong Disneyland. Following two closures for coronavirus (COVID-19) control reasons, Hong Kong Disneyland is set to reopen this week — again. The Hong Kong Disneyland reopening has been set for this Friday and will operate five days per week. Variety reports that the Hong Kong Disneyland theme park is set to reopen this week following two closures to curb potential coronavirus outbreaks. The Disney theme park will reopen on September 25 and will ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Florida, Movies, Disney, Theme Parks, Hong Kong Disneyland, Variety, U S, Disney Parks, Coronavirus, Ocean Park Disney World


Watch: Disney’s New ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Ride Puts You Inside the Animated Classic

A couple of years ago, we got our first look at The Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast, the first ride-through theme park attraction based on the 1991 Disney animated classic. Now, just a few days before the ride’s official opening at Tokyo Disneyland next month, a complete video of the experience is here to show off what the developers have been working on. Check it out below. Beauty and the Beast Ride Video Let’s break this down into sections. The first part, with socially distance...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Theme Parks, Beauty and the Beast, Belle, Gaston, Tokyo Disneyland, Le Tavern de Gaston