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What Happened To Talking Mickey?

On May 13, 2018, the Mickey Mouse meet and greet in the Town Square Theater at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World became decidedly less magical. Debuting in 2011, Mickey began making appearances on Main Street after Mickey’s Toontown Fair was demolished to make way for the New Fantasyland construction. When he appeared in

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Get Ready for A Record Number of Brazilian Tour Groups in Orlando for 2018

The next time you’re visiting a park in Orlando, be prepared for even more giant groups in matching t-shirts following a brightly colored flag.  According to a report released by the Orlando International Airport, a record number of Brazilian tour groups are expected to fly into Orlando and visit Central Florida attractions in 2018. According

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Unpopular Opinion: Magic Kingdom Monorail Can’t Keep Up With Demand

This article will understandably ruffle some feathers but hear me out.  The recent viral video of a monorail door remaining open on virtually the entire ride through the Epcot loop has sparked some serious debate online. Nearly everywhere you looked on every article, the responses were pretty similar: “the monorails are outdated!”. Which may be

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Disney Guest’s Water Bottle Gets Exclusive Tour of Tower of Terror

Today we take a look at not only guest service is done right, but how adding a bit of extra magic can make a huge difference. On a recent visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a guest dropped a water bottle while waiting in the boiler room before boarding the Tower of Terror. After alerting a

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How Will Disney’s Acquisition of 20th Century Fox Affect Theme Parks?

On December 14, 2017 the Walt Disney Company announced they were going to pay $52.4 billion for Fox Studios.  This acquisition includes all kinds of goodies such as “X-Men” and “The Simpsons” to name a few. More importantly, it gives Disney leverage in being able to offer more digital content on a platform to compete

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Haunted Mansion Stretching Room Recreated in Mega Fan’s House by Wacky World Studios

Haunted Mansion fans, be prepared for your brain to explode.  The incredibly talented folks at Wacky World Studios have created the ultimate Haunted Mansion fan tribute. What you’re about to see is a custom built recreation of the Haunted Mansion stretching room… inside someone’s house. It is mind-blowingly accurate and while it is obviously not

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Journey Into Imagination History Captured in New 90 Minute Martin Smith Video

Christmas has come early Epcot fans. If you’ve followed Theme Park University for long enough, you know that we are huge fans of Martin Smith videos. In 2017 alone he has chronicled World of Motion, Spaceship Earth, Horizons, World of Motion and now an epic look at Journey into Imagination. As with all Martin Smith

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Does Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Get Dismantled Before A Hurricane?

It’s hard to comprehend, but there are still many people who hear this urban legend and believe it. Hurricane season in Florida lasts from June 1st to November 30th and every year the same question seems to pop up. What does Walt Disney World do in the event of a hurricane and more importantly, does

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An In-Depth Look at Disney’s Traveling Theater Car

With the closure of two iconic Walt Disney World Attractions, Universe of Energy and The Great Movie Ride, I thought it would be appropriate to take an in-depth look at what ties those two attractions together: the traveling theater car. This technology is yet another way that Disney skilfully moved thousands of people an hour

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Star Wars Virtual Reality Experience to open in Disneyland and Walt Disney World

You remember The VOID, don’t you? The virtual reality technology which came after the original concept of the Evermore park was scrapped in Utah? Since then they have opened up several VR experiences in various attractions such as a Ghostbusters virtual walk-through at Madame Tussauds New York complete with proton pack! Now they are breaking

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