Tag Archives: Disneyland

What Does Disneyland REALLY Want With Their DisneylandForward Project?

Recently Disneyland announced their DisneylandForward project. Yesterday, we debunked the headlines most of you have read by now that Disneyland is building a third gate. However, if it’s not a third gate, what is it? What was the point? What can we learn from the concept art and why was it so confusing to understand?

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Did Disneyland Just Announce A Third Gate? Not Exactly

Today, in a news briefing by the Disneyland Resort announced plans to expand and maximize their current footprint. In a project known as “DisneylandForward”, Disney officials are trying to get Orange County to let them allocate certain land use for future development. These are long term plans for the park that include expanded parking, retail

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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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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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“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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Why Rebranding Splash Mountain to “Princess and the Frog” is Brilliant for Disney

Earlier, Disney officially announced that they are changing the theme of Splash Mountain from Song of the South to a Princess and The Frog makeover. As usual, all Disney fans are welcoming the changes with open arms. It’s great to see how no matter where everyone is from or where they stand on certain issues:

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Items Up For Auction Highlighting Unrealized Disney Attractions and Concepts

Every single time Van Eaton Galleries has another Disney auction, it’s like opening up a new treasure chest. The items that come from Disney parks from around the world are historical, nostalgic and fascinating. I look forward to going through their catalog every time and their new auction did not disappoint. I’m talking about things

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Tip Yip or Chicken: A Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Menu Story

How far can you push immersion in a modern theme park? That is the question Walt Disney World is currently trying to answer. When it opened Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Docking Bay 7 opened with all kinds of “exotic” foods like Tip Yip, Kaadu and Burra Fish. After all, if we

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New Parade for Disneyland Announced for Spring 2019: “Magic Happens”

Premiering Spring of 2020, a new afternoon parade will be rolling down Main Street U.S.A. in Disneyland! Entitled “Magic Happens”, this new parade will feature floats from Pixar’s Coco, Sleeping Beauty and Moana. And the music has been produced by Todrick Hall! Here is the press release: This daytime spectacular will feature stunning floats, beautiful

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