Category Archives: Disney

Universe of Energy Closing August 13th 2017

At the D23 Expo 2017, it was announced that a new Guardians of the Galaxy would be replacing the Universe of Energy at Epcot. We now have confirmation that the attraction will be closing August 13, 2017. The Universe of Energy was an original opening attraction at Epcot and even though Ellen DeGeneres was added

Read the full article…

Posted in Disney | Tagged | Leave a comment

CONFIRMED: 3rd New Cruise Ship Announced for Disney Cruise Line

Originally announced at the 2016 Walt Disney Company Annual Shareholders meeting, Bob Iger told investors that two new ships would be joining the Disney Cruise Line fleet. It turns out that they decided to up the ante by adding a 3rd new cruise ship to the existing fleet, bringing the number of Disney Cruise Line

Read the full article…

Posted in Disney | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

SURPRISE! New Broadway Style Theater Coming to the Magic Kingdom

In a surprise announcement, D23 announced a new Broadway Style theater will be headed to the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. The new theater will be located just behind Main Street and will be accessed via the new walkway between The Plaza Restaurant and the Tomorrowland Terrace. This new theater will be similar in

Read the full article…

Posted in Disney | Tagged , | Leave a comment

CONFIRMED Star Wars Hotel Opening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Pack your bags! Dreams of a Star Wars Hotel are indeed a reality. Disney confirmed the opening of the new ultra themed Star Wars hotel at the 2017 D23 Disney Parks and Resorts panel.  Opening at Walt Disney World.   “It’s unlike anything that exists today.” Bob said. “From the second you arrive, you will become

Read the full article…

Posted in Disney | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Ratatouille Ride Confirmed for Epcot at 2017 D23

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story said Impressions De France was going away. We have been unofficially informed that this attraction will stay and is being updated.  As part of the major overhaul for Epcot, it has been officially confirmed at the 2017 D23 convention that Ratatouille: The Adventure will be opening in

Read the full article…

Posted in Disney | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Great Movie Ride Officially Closing August 13th

At the D23 Expo 2017 in Anaheim, it was announced that the Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios would close on August 13, 2017. It will be replaced with Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railroad. From the Disney Parks Blog:   On Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, you’ll step through the movie screen and join Mickey and

Read the full article…

Posted in Disney | Tagged | Leave a comment

Epic Behind-The-Scenes Video of Shanghai Disneyland Pirates of the Caribbean Battle for Sunken Treasure Unveiled

Out of all the amazing attractions I’ve experienced in recent years, none come close to Shanghai Disneyland’s epic Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for Sunken Treasure. I have seriously considered finding a way to fly back to Shanghai just so I can ride it continuously for days. Unless you experience for yourself, it’s hard to

Read the full article…

Posted in Disney | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

China’s Wanda Group Backs Down From Disney Battle

China’s richest man, Wang Jianlin is enjoying a delicious meal of tasty crow right about now. For those unfamiliar, Jianlin owns the Wanda Group which owned several theme parks (and many other investments) in China and seemed to be pretty pissed off that Disney was encroaching on his territory. In several interviews last year as

Read the full article…

Posted in Disney | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

EPCOT Horizons Ultimate Tribute Video by Martin Smith

If you gave me a choice to hop in a time machine and visit one extinct theme park attraction, it would be EPCOT Center’s Horizons. No questions asked. I wouldn’t even give it a second thought. True story: I took the day off of work and rode Horizons non-stop on its last day of operation on

Read the full article…

Also posted in Extinct Attractions | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland and Walt Disney World becoming more Politically Correct

It’s happening again. Pirates of the Caribbean at Walt Disney World and Disneyland will be slightly more politically correct starting in 2018. The Disney Parks Blog unveiled a new piece of artwork showing off what the new (and improved?) auction scene will look like. Keep in mind, this is not the first time Pirates of

Read the full article…

Posted in Disney | Tagged , , | Leave a comment
  • Search Theme Park University

  • Categories

  • About Theme Park University

    TPU covers how attractions are designed, constructed, operated and maintained.

    In addition to theme parks, we cover anything in the world of themed entertainment from dinner shows to immersive theater, haunted attractions to miniature golf and much much more.

    Contact Us

  • Support TPU on Amazon

    Doing any online shopping? Search Amazon using this link. It helps TPU pay the bills and costs you nothing extra.


  • Latest Tweets

    5 Wits Entertainment Center Carves Out Unique Niche in Themed Entertainment themeparkuniversity.… pic.twitter.com/8lU3…

  • Subscribe to Blog via Email

    Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 11,589 other subscribers

  • Log in to comment

Powered by WordPress. Built on the Thematic Theme Framework.

The views and opinions of Theme Park University Staff are not associated with any themed entertainment company and are clearly our own. Please don't sue us.