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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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Disneyland Paris Announces Plans for 25th Anniversary

Starting March 26, 2017, Disneyland Paris will start their 25th anniversary celebration. And no, they will not be painting their castle Pepto Bismol pink. Instead, the park will focus mostly on live entertainment offerings, shows, and overlays. For starters, Paris will be catching up to the parks in North America with Star Tours: The Adventures

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Could Drones Replace Fireworks?

The world’s first documentation of fireworks actually comes from the Chinese in the year 1040. As it turns out, back then, they made what was known as “fire pills,” which was essentially gun powder wrapped in paper and then lit on fire to thwart evil spirits away. Today, fireworks are used in theme parks, concerts,

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Fireworks begin testing at Shanghai Disneyland

On Monday, March 28, 2016, Shanghai Disneyland began testing their fireworks! We have gathered some great images from Chinese social media. The tests took about 30 minutes to run, as they were broken down in three-to-four-minute segments. http://video.thepaper.cn/video/0/10/836.mp4 Make sure to follow Theme Park University on Instagram,  on Twitter and like our Facebook page! Doing any online shopping? Click on any Amazon link

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Virtual Magic Kingdom Unofficially Reborn on Minecraft

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In 2011, a gentleman by the Minecraft username “therealduckie” began laying the virtual blocks for what would eventually become the largest recreation of Walt Disney World on any of the game’s servers. The McMagic server boasts the ability to visit all four theme parks, several resort hotels, Typhoon Lagoon, Disney Cruise Line ships and even some backstage buildings. However, the server does

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