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Will The New Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster Be Anti-Epcot?

Theme Park University reader Tom writes in to ask, “I have been following your page for a while now and I like your thoughts on different happenings in theme parks so I have a question. The Guardians of the Galaxy coaster in Epcot seems to go against the idea of Epcot. Granted there are several

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What Is Going On With Epcot’s Planned Brazil Pavilion?

We recently got this question in our inbox from Sergio. He writes, “Hi TPU, First of all, great job you guys do with this site. It’s addictive. So, I’d like to know what you can tell us about the so much promised Brazilian Pavillion at EPCOT. Regards, Sergio”  First of all, Sergio, thanks for the

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“The Happiest Place” Graphic Novel Brings New Spin on Disney Inspired Fan Fiction

As a fan of theme parks, there are dozens of ways to express your interest in the subject. Some start websites and YouTube channels, others create fan art and then there are also a ton of books out there. When the creators of “The Happiest Place” contacted me to review their Disney Park inspired graphic

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“Walt’s Frozen Head” Film Has First Public Screening in Orlando October 13

Anyone remember seeing the trailer and images from one of the films shot undercover at Walt Disney World called “The Further Adventures of Walt’s Frozen Head“? The movie wrapped production quite some time ago, but they haven’t released it to the public until now. As you may recall, the cast and crew for “Walt’s Frozen

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Guest Hangs “Trump 2020” Banner at Main Street USA Train Station at Walt Disney World

We’ve talked several times about how politics and theme parks often collide here at Theme Park University. As predicted, someone shouting at a robotic Trump in the Hall of Presidents was not going to be the last time we saw radical behavior in the Magic Kingdom. Today we have a new chapter in the saga.

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5 Reasons Why It’s OK For Disneyland To Start Serving Alcohol

When Disneyland opens Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge in 2019, guests over 21 will be able to publicly buy alcohol in the park for the first time since 1955. Previously only reserved for guests dining in the exclusive Club 33 or visiting Disney’s California Adventure, alcohol has never been available to park guests in Walt’s original

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Walt Disney World Spends $15 Million on Blocking Casinos in Florida

When you think about the millions of dollars Disney spends in capital each year, you typically think of new attractions. Maybe a new hotel. Even raises for their cast members. While those items definitely cost the mouse millions every year, there’s one thing Mickey doesn’t openly talk about all that often when it comes to

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Haunted Mansion Gargoyle Replicas Available to Purchase

Editor’s Note: Wacky World Studios is No Longer Selling This Item Until Further Notice Does your cadaverous pallor betray an aura of foreboding? This actually may be the coolest Haunted Mansion inspired decor I’ve seen yet. Someone has recreated the gargoyles from the stretching rooms from the Haunted Mansion and you can now buy one

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10 Toy Story Land Easter Eggs at Walt Disney World You Probably Missed

Just like any Pixar film, Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World is filled with Easter Eggs. Some are obvious and others are “hidden” in plain sight. Others take some digging and knowledge of Pixar history and trivia to understand. Let’s dive in! #1 – A113 Located just outside of Woody’s Lunch Box quick service

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Can Universal Take Back Avatar From Disney’s Animal Kingdom If They Acquire 20th Century Fox?

With the recent news of Comcast, Universal’s parent company, making an all-cash offer for 20th Century Fox, things are getting mighty interesting between Disney and Universal. Chances are, shareholders will be able to vote on both offers meaning possession of the film vault and intellectual property rights of 20th Century Fox could go to Disney

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