Tag Archives: Walt Disney World

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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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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Will Actors Be Returning To Walt Disney World Soon?

The battle between Actors Equity Association and Walt Disney World has come to an end. For months, the sticking point has been that the company provide COVID-19 testing for actors and singers who are asked to perform without a mask at various Walt Disney World shows. The question is, will actors return to Walt Disney

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Should “Face Characters” Wear A Mask At Disney Parks?

Surely I am not the only one who has noticed this. As Disney Parks have reopened around the world, they’ve gone to great lengths to ensure the safety of their guests and cast members. They’ve added many new safety procedures such as new cleaning protocols, social distancing markers and enforcing all guests and employees to

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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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5 Things You Have to Keep in Mind As Theme Parks Reopen

I can’t think of a more complicated business to reopen than a theme park during these difficult times. No matter where you sit on the staying closed vs. reopening everything bandwagon, the public perception is what matters. Those waters are murky right now. Movie theaters, restaurants, retail locations: they can all follow each other’s lead

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