Tag Archives: Walt Disney World

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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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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Will Epcot’s Guardians Coaster Be The Next Harry Potter and The Escape from Gringott’s?

A recent Disney patent uncovered for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster at Epcot can give us a lot of insight as to what kind of ride is in store. Ever since the Universe of Energy (or Ellen’s Energy Adventure) closed in August 2017, there has been quite a bit of speculation as

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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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What Happened To Talking Mickey?

On May 13, 2018, the Mickey Mouse meet and greet in the Town Square Theater at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World became decidedly less magical. Debuting in 2011, Mickey began making appearances on Main Street after Mickey’s Toontown Fair was demolished to make way for the New Fantasyland construction. When he appeared in

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Get Ready for A Record Number of Brazilian Tour Groups in Orlando for 2018

The next time you’re visiting a park in Orlando, be prepared for even more giant groups in matching t-shirts following a brightly colored flag.  According to a report released by the Orlando International Airport, a record number of Brazilian tour groups are expected to fly into Orlando and visit Central Florida attractions in 2018. According

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Unpopular Opinion: Magic Kingdom Monorail Can’t Keep Up With Demand

This article will understandably ruffle some feathers but hear me out.  The recent viral video of a monorail door remaining open on virtually the entire ride through the Epcot loop has sparked some serious debate online. Nearly everywhere you looked on every article, the responses were pretty similar: “the monorails are outdated!”. Which may be

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Disney Guest’s Water Bottle Gets Exclusive Tour of Tower of Terror

Today we take a look at not only guest service is done right, but how adding a bit of extra magic can make a huge difference. On a recent visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a guest dropped a water bottle while waiting in the boiler room before boarding the Tower of Terror. After alerting a

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How Will Disney’s Acquisition of 20th Century Fox Affect Theme Parks?

On December 14, 2017 the Walt Disney Company announced they were going to pay $52.4 billion for Fox Studios.  This acquisition includes all kinds of goodies such as “X-Men” and “The Simpsons” to name a few. More importantly, it gives Disney leverage in being able to offer more digital content on a platform to compete

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