Category Archives: Disney

Shanghai Disneyland Castle Vanishes in Smog

Does anyone else remember a special that aired on NBC called “Disney’s Magic in the Magic Kingdom,” which debuted in 1988? It was hosted by George Burns and Harry Anderson and featured magicians like The Pendragons and Lance Burton. The finale featured the biggest names in magic at the time, Siegfried and Roy.  Their illusion promised

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Shanghai Court Awards in Disney’s Favor for “Cars” Knockoff Movie

China is very slowly changing their reputation for how they handle copyright infringement. Long known as a place where bootleg DVDs were more common than the real deal, the country is slowly starting to crack down on cases where there is a clear case of plagiarism… when they see fit. In July 2015, a Chinese

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Star Wars Rogue One Experience Opens With Help From Magic Legend

Are you in love with “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” like the rest of the world? Turns out, the film has been recreated in the form of a walk-through exhibit that just opened in Seoul, South Korea. The Star Wars Rogue One Experience has enough to make any Star Wars fan salivate from virtual

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“Going To Disney California Adventure” Perfect for Young Disney Fans

Imagine this scenario. You’re itching to take a trip to Disney California Adventure so you can show your kids just how incredible this place is, but they’re just not that into Disney. Gasp! Hard to believe, but there are kids out there who think they’re too cool for Disney parks. Enter a new book that

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Fake Disney Characters Invade Shanghai Disneyland Resort

No doubt you’ve seen the unofficial characters that stroll the streets of Hollywood in front of the Chinese Theater or in New York’s Time Square.   On any given day you can see Spider-Man, Batman, Mickey Mouse, Iron Man and dozens of other knock-off characters which have been bought or rented in order to make

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Shanghai Disneyland First Quarter Report Card Part 3: The Ugly

The first full quarter of Shanghai Disneyland has had some mixed results. From a financial standpoint, the resort is a success. Attendance seems to be high on most days, even though guest spending isn’t where it should be. Today we are going to focus on the maintenance of Shanghai Disneyland. The resort is less than

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Shanghai Disneyland First Quarter Report Card Part 2: The Bad

Not all news coming out of Shanghai Disneyland’s first full quarter is good. Every major theme park project has some bumps in the road and naturally, Disney is no exception. Last time we mentioned how Shanghai Disneyland has already crossed the four million customer threshold. For a brand new park to gain so much traction so

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Shanghai Disneyland First Quarter Report Card Part 1: The Good

We here at Theme Park University have been following the progress of Shanghai Disneyland very closely since opening day. Without question this is the biggest project in the attractions industry of 2016 and Disney’s largest in decades. Over the next few days we are going to chronicle just how things are going in Shanghai, including

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Shanghai Disneyland Breaks Ground on Toy Story Land

As Theme Park University predicted during our visit prior to the official opening of Shanghai Disneyland, Toy Story Land was recently confirmed for the next phase of the park. Recently, a ground-breaking ceremony for the new land was attended by executives from the Walt Disney Company, as well as Shanghai Shendi, Disney’s operating partner for

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Shanghai Disneyland and Ticket Fraud

Every theme park has its ups and downs and Shanghai Disneyland, being less than six months old, has had a few bumps already. A recent article on the usually brilliant Disney and More website brought to light some misconceptions about not only ticket fraud, but security in theme parks globally. Let’s dig in, shall we?

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