Tag Archives: Walt Disney World

What Is Considered Offensive in Disney’s New Cast Member Tattoo Policy?

In a pretty startling move to many, Disney Parks changed their stance on what they refer to as the “Disney Look”. For those unfamiliar, Disney Cast Members have to go by a bible known as the “Disney Look Book” which dictates what they can and can’t wear. Thanks to Disney’s focus on inclusion, they decided

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Are Disney’s MagicBands A Flop?

Now that Disney is phasing out MagicBands, it begs the question: was it considered a flop? That’s an interesting question. Just because something gets phased out, does that mean it’s a failure? Will history look back on these as a novelty like Pal Mickey? For many, the answer is in the eye of the beholder.

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Why Are Disney Animatronics Breaking All The Time?

You’ve seen the pictures and video all over social media. Every time a Disney animatronic breaks, we know about it. TPU reader Alison writes “Hey Josh, what happened to Disney’s maintenance for their animatronics? They used to be the leaders in the industry. Now they seem to be a joke. Is this because of careless

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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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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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