Category Archives: Disney

Fantasmic Could Be Returning To Disney’s Hollywood Studios March 2021 With Modifications

As Walt Disney World tries to slowly increase capacity, one thing has been sorely lacking: nighttime entertainment. Since the pandemic began, we have yet to see any kind of fireworks or true nighttime entertainment return. However, we are now hearing Fantasmic might make a return to Walt Disney World in March 2021 with some slight

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Rumor: Modified Version of Festival Of The Lion King To Return March 2021

We are hearing rumors that a fan favorite could be returning to Disney’s Animal Kingdom just in time for the spring break crowds. Festival of the Lion King has often been rated the number one show in Walt Disney World for years. However, it has not reopened at Walt Disney World since the pandemic began.

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When Will Disney Fans Be OK With Closing Walt Disney’s Classic Attractions?

This has always been something that makes me scratch my head. Every time someone mentions changing or closing an attraction that Walt Disney himself had a hand in, fans freak out. In a recent article I wrote about The Hall of Presidents, one of my readers left this comment: He’s not wrong, Walt had the

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“The Cynic’s Guide To A Reasonable Theme Park Vacation” A Must Read For Afficiandos and Newbies

The first non-childrens book I remember reading as a kid was “Birnbaum’s Official Guide To Walt Disney World.” Back before there was internet, there were very few ways to figure out to do a vacation in the most magical place on earth. Plus, there weren’t a lot of books out there on theme parks and

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Is It Time For Disney To Permanently Close The Hall of Presidents Yet?

Roughly four years ago we wrote an article asking the question: should Disney close the Hall of Presidents permanently? This was just after Donald Trump had won the election by a fairly thin margin. The country was divided more than ever and at the time it seemed like a topic worth exploring. Now here we

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Vanished Gritty Disney Documentary “Sweatbox” Appears Online

“Rob Minkoff described screening a movie to executives is like having someone chop your hands off and pull your pants down in front of a crowd. And you stand there with your stumps bleeding, incapable of pulling your pants back up.” – Thomas Schumacher, former head of Walt Disney Animation. I’ve had a copy of

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Behind-The-Scenes Documentary of Rise of The Resistance Has To Be Seen To Be Believed

We’ve talked about the great work Martin Smith does here at Theme Park University for years. When it comes to Disney attractions, you can’t find more history and behind-the-scenes info than the work Martin puts into his videos. This time, the new Rise of the Resistance Ultimate Tribute is easily his best work yet. I

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Fan Recreates Disney’s Tower of Terror In His Home

So you think you’re the ultimate fan of your favorite attraction? Maybe you have limited-edition merchandise. Perhaps you’ve even acquired a piece of the attraction through a reseller via an auction? Timothy Tom has gone to the extreme with recreating Disney’s Tower of Terror in an enclosed patio of his home! “I loved the ride

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“Boundless Realm” A Perfect Read For Haunted Mansion Aficionados

No Disney attraction, much less any other one on the planet, has had the same impact as The Haunted Mansion. Between the history, the mythology and the masterful design, it continues to withstand the test of time. Now a new book called “Boundless Realm” takes a deep dive into why this attraction is more popular

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Should Disney Allow Autistic Guests To Not Wear A Mask?

Since businesses have slowly started to reopen, mask-wearing has been required at nearly everywhere you go in the United States. Theme parks across the board have been requiring masks at nearly every location across the country. Disney in particular has been known as a “stickler” about wearing them and has even amended their policy several

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