Category Archives: Disney

Martin Smith Pays Tribute to World Showcase Pavilions

It’s been a while since we have covered the latest Martin Smith videos here at Theme Park University. In case you missed it, Smith has been meticulously documenting the history of Epcot World Showcase pavilions for the last few months. With his latest focusing on Canada, France and China, let’s dig in! As always, I

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5 Reasons Why The Buzzy Animatronic Story Is Totally Bizarre

By now, you’ve probably heard the news about the Buzzy Animatronic at Epcot’s former Wonders of Life pavilion. If not, here’s a brief rundown.  Just before Christmas 2018, rumor was the Buzzy Animatronic at the former Cranium Command attraction had been stolen entirely. The Disney Twitter/message board community lit up with hashtags of #findbuzzy everywhere.

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What Could Walt Disney World Use 1000 More Acres of Land For?

Headlines lit up this week with word that Disney has bought an additional 1000 acres of land adjacent to Walt Disney World. At a cost of $23 million, the mouse bought a parcel known as “BK Ranch” (not a new Burger King sandwich) right next to Disney property in Osceola County. The land has been

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Will Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge and Hagrid’s Roller Coaster Hurt Orlando Theme Parks in Early 2019?

Without question, the buzz around the 2019 opening of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is the biggest theme park project since the opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Islands of Adventure in 2010. While it is going to be a huge boost for Walt Disney World, it’s also going to be good for

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Could Winnie The Pooh Be Removed From Shanghai Disneyland?

Believe it or not, there’s a good chance that Winnie the Pooh might be removed from Shanghai Disneyland in the near future. That’s right, no more character meet-and-greets, no more merchandise and the attractions could get re-themed. For those unfamiliar, Shanghai Disneyland has two Pooh attractions: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh,  a duplicate

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New Nighttime Spectaculars Headed to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Two new nighttime spectaculars have been announced for Walt Disney World coming in 2019! Both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be receiving brand new shows! Epcot Forever will replace the long-running Illuminations: Reflections of Earth in fall 2019 until the new permanent replacement is ready for prime-time. Based on what we know, the new

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Names Unveiled for Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Attractions – Plus New Teaser Videos

We now know the names of the two attractions coming to Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios! While we knew the major e-ticket attraction was aboard the Millenium Falcon, we now know that the name of the attraction is called Millenium Falcon: Smugglers Run. Guests will take on one of three

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New Beauty And The Beast Sing-A-Long Show Headed to Epcot’s France Pavillion

Just announced at 2018 D23’s Destination D event, a new show is headed to the France pavilion at Epcot. Most likely jumping off of the success of the Frozen Sing-Along show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, there will be an all new sing along for another popular Disney film going into the Impressions de France theater.

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More “Trump 2020” Banners Appearing at Walt Disney World

Do you remember the guy who hung the “Trump 2020” banner on Main Street USA in September 2018? As it turns out, he’s actually been doing it several times since that incident. Despite, as he claims, that he has been trespassed at Walt Disney World. Apparently on November 7th, 2018 Dion Cini (the guy who hung

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Why Didn’t They Tear Down Universe of Energy Entirely and Build The Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster From Scratch?

Theme Park University reader Nick writes in, “Hey, I’ve got a strange question. I was in Epcot the other day and noticed that the old Universe of Energy building was gutted from the front wall and you could see all the way through the back. It’s basically an empty shell at this point. My question:

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