Category Archives: Disney

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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Cirque du Soleil La Nouba Performer Critically Injured in Accident – Needs Assistance

Tragically, a performer at Cirque du Soleil at Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs was rushed to the hospital after a life threatening accident during rehearsal on Thursday, October 20, 2016. Karina Silva Poirier fell from some fabric that was suspended from a cable above the stage. For those familiar with Cirque’s La Nouba show, this is

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Haunted Mansion Stretch Portrait and More Disneyland Memoribilia up for Auction

Are you a huge fan of Disneyland? Do you collect rare and unique items that only a hardcore fan can appreciate? Does your money often spontaneously ignite for no apparent reason, burning a hole in your pocket? If you answered yes to all these questions, then you need to check out Van Eaton Galleries latest

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Disneyland Paris Announces Plans for 25th Anniversary

Starting March 26, 2017, Disneyland Paris will start their 25th anniversary celebration. And no, they will not be painting their castle Pepto Bismol pink. Instead, the park will focus mostly on live entertainment offerings, shows, and overlays. For starters, Paris will be catching up to the parks in North America with Star Tours: The Adventures

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Details Illustrate the Story of Mickey Avenue in Shanghai Disneyland

Shanghai Disneyland is easily the most detailed of any Disney Magic Kingdom on the planet. If you’re a person who loves going to theme parks searching for Hidden Mickeys, little known trivia or even subtle stories scattered around the environment, then look no further than Mickey Avenue. Today, we technically aren’t going to go down

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