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Star Wars Virtual Reality Experience to open in Disneyland and Walt Disney World

You remember The VOID, don’t you? The virtual reality technology which came after the original concept of the Evermore park was scrapped in Utah? Since then they have opened up several VR experiences in various attractions such as a Ghostbusters virtual walk-through at Madame Tussauds New York complete with proton pack! Now they are breaking

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Disney’s Haunted Mansion – Man in the Spiderweb: Real or Hoax?

For years I’ve heard this story about the Haunted Mansion staircase scene at Walt Disney World that I wanted to dig into. Like many legends regarding Disney’s mansions, you often never know fact from fiction.  In this particular yarn, the story goes that when the Walt Disney World’s Haunted Mansion first opened in 1971, there

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CONFIRMED Star Wars Hotel Opening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Pack your bags! Dreams of a Star Wars Hotel are indeed a reality. Disney confirmed the opening of the new ultra themed Star Wars hotel at the 2017 D23 Disney Parks and Resorts panel.  Opening at Walt Disney World.   “It’s unlike anything that exists today.” Bob said. “From the second you arrive, you will become

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“The Spielers” Theme Park Parody Debuts at Orlando Fringe 2017

With the dozens upon dozens of choices at the 2017 Orlando Fringe Festival, I naturally gravitate towards shows featuring theme park-related storylines. Last year The Animatronicans took the festival by storm and sold out nearly every performance. This year, The Spielers sets out to parody that most coveted attractions job: the spieler. The story for The

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Room Built into Walt Disney World Golden Oak Residence

If you’re a Disney fan and could theme any room in your house to your favorite Disney film or ride, what would it be? One mega-fan decided to add a “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” room to their home in Golden Oaks on Walt Disney World property. These pictures were posted on the Wacky World Studios

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Could Immersive Theater be Merging with With Theme Parks in Disney’s Star Wars Land

I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time and I think we are on the cusp of it finally happening. Immersive theater, which I believe is the most exciting form of entertainment out there today, may finally have some elements mixed in with Disney’s new Star Wars land when it opens in 2019.

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An Interview with Jessica Cox – A Woman Born Without Arms Who Isn’t Allowed To Ride A Single Attraction At Universal Orlando

You’ve probably seen the headlines by now. Jessica Cox, a woman who was born without arms, was denied riding any moving attractions at Universal Orlando on a trip back in November 2015. She is not someone who takes “no” for an answer lightly, as she is a licensed scuba diver and even a licensed pilot. Theme

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PeopleMover History Video by Martin Smith is Incredible

There is no finer source of Disney theme park history available on the web than Martin Smith’s videos. Many times in the past, we have trumpeted how wonderful his work is and this time is no exception. His latest video on the PeopleMover in Walt Disney World’s Tomorrowland can not be missed. It clocks in

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Original Dreamfinder to Play Walt’s Frozen Head in Upcoming Film

Remember the film that we told you about several months ago here at Theme Park University? The one that was filmed at Walt Disney World without permission? Yes, it’s still moving forward and finishing production. “Walt’s Frozen Head” begs the question: what if Walt Disney was actually cryogenically frozen and has been locked away for

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Donald Trump Sponsors Hall of Presidents in Preparation for Election Day

Today Walt Disney World has announced a new sponsorship in the Magic Kingdom to help boost attendance at the least popular attraction in the park. None other than Donald Trump hAs put forth his own money to bring some much needed life to this original attraction. In a statement released by Donald Trump today, he

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