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Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Bungalows Preview

Even though they don’t officially open until April 1, 2015, a few select groups were allowed to tour the new Bora Bora Bungalows at Disney Polynesian Village Resort recently and sent the pictures to us! There are 20 bungalows total and each one is 1,093 square feet. Each bungalow has its own private front and

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Disney Expanding Toy Story Midway Mania and Soarin At Walt Disney World

Capacity is always an issue at the world’s busiest theme parks and Disney has finally announced the addition of more track at Toy Story Midway Mania at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and a third theater at Soarin at Epcot. The expansions are to open by late 2016, but construction apparently is already underway.  Considering that FastPasses

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A Closer Look At The Story of Disneyland Auction At Van Eaton Gallery

Last week I gave Theme Park University readers a sneak peak at an incredible auction happening in late February 2014 that has Disneyland park fans foaming at the mouth. Admittedly, one of those fans was me. After writing my first article and having a chance to look through the catalog, my jaw was on the

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Interactive Queue At Peter Pan’s Flight Does It Right

Regardless of how you feel about Disney’s FastPass Plus service, one thing I think we can all agree on is these new interactive queues are incredible. As more guests are now using the Disney’s free FastPass service, the company is also trying to make waiting in line less stressful and is by far, leading the

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Haunted Mansion Merchandise Shop Opens At Magic Kingdom

On the 43rd anniversary of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, very quietly, the doors creaked open to the first shop that exclusively carries Haunted Mansion merchandise since the park opened, Memento Mori. The former Yankee Trader shop once held exclusively Disney kitchen and home related items due to it’s previous sponsorship with the Smuckers company.

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Epcot Adds Guest Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles

On Monday, August 18, Walt Disney World added to charging stations for electric cars like the Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf and Tesla to the Epcot parking lot.  This is all part of a bigger program called Drive Electric Orlando, which is partnering with Walt Disney World, Sea World, AAA, GM, Nissan and others to encourage

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An Interview With Javier Soto: Artist for Disney’s Haunted Mansion 45th Anniversary Event

Recently, Disneyland celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Haunted Mansion with a merchandise event at the Main Street Art Gallery, just outside of the lobby for Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln. Dozens of original pieces were created for the special event where certain pieces were also available online as well. Original busts, framed portraits and

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Robin Williams Legacy Forever Remembered in Back To Neverland

On August 11th, the world lost one of the funniest and most original comedians when Robin Williams was found dead at the age of 63. Many of his fans will remember him for his stand-up routines, “Mork and Mindy,” “Hook,” “Mrs. Doubtfire” or even “Aladdin.” However, if you’re a theme park fan, your mind immediately

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Guests Rate MagicBands at 90% Satisfaction Rating

The Walt Disney Company had a conference call about their third quarter earnings for 2014 on Tuesday, Aug. 5. Most theme park/Disney blogs are picking up on one comment Bob Iger made early on in the call, saying that Star Wars will have an increased presence in the parks. The reality is, this isn’t the

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