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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

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Are Animatronic Shows Becoming Extinct?

TPU reader Jordan wrote in to ask, “Hi, I’m a huge fan I read all your posts. I’d like to throw a question your way that I’ve been stewing on for quite a while. Are the days of audio-animatronics shows dead? The most recent one I can really think of is Stitch/Alien Encounter, and even

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New show coming to Magic Kingdom Summer 2016

Dream Along with Mickey is the longest running show to take place in front of Magic Kingdom’s Cinderella Castle which opened in 2006 when it replaced Cinderellabration and it’s officially getting kicked to the curb. Gone are the classic characters like Peter Pan and Maleficent and in are more recent favorites. Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire

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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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Who Moved My Dole Whip?

An anonymous Theme Park University reader recently wrote in to ask, “I was recently at the Magic Kingdom in Orlando and noticed the dole whip stand was gone! I nearly had a heart attack until a Cast Member told me it had moved to exit of the Tiki Room. Why did Aloha Isle and Sunshine

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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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Virtual Magic Kingdom Unofficially Reborn on Minecraft

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In 2011, a gentleman by the Minecraft username “therealduckie” began laying the virtual blocks for what would eventually become the largest recreation of Walt Disney World on any of the game’s servers. The McMagic server boasts the ability to visit all four theme parks, several resort hotels, Typhoon Lagoon, Disney Cruise Line ships and even some backstage buildings. However, the server does

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TPU Review: Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor & The Giggle Gang

I’ve just returned from a rare 3-day sojourn into the hot, wet & crowded ‘Belly of the Beast’: WDW in July. My purpose was twofold; first, to escort the Fabulous Feeney Family of New Jersey on the occasion of their summer visit… and second, to assess the State of Comedy in our parks. I have

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Hard Rock Park 3: How To Move People

In the latest article of Josh Young’s series on Hard Rock Park, he takes a look at what changes from the original art work, and deliberate choices designed to keep the family together.

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