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'Vacation Fun' Original Animated Short to Debut at Mickey Shorts Theater March 4 It's time for "Vacation Fun!" The newly re-imagined Mickey Shorts Theater at Disney's Hollywood Studios will debut March 4 to feature a one-of-a-kind animated short featuring everyone's favorite mouse and his leading lady.
20 Coasters Celebrating 20 Years in 2020: 20.20.2020 Believe it or not, the year 2000 was potentially one of the greatest years of roller coaster openings ever. Sure, there's the obvious Millennium Force, named for the new millennium, but there were several other standouts that opened as well.
New South Yorkshire theme park to create 150 jobs A new theme park under development in Yorkshire is set to create more than 100 jobs in its first phase. Gulliver's Valley, set to open this spring in Rother Valley, has announced that it will create approximately 120-150 jobs working on rides, catering, retail and a range of other areas.
Hollywood Studios Hours: This Isn't Working. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance has been on a roll at Walt Disney World, getting through over 130 boarding groups each of the last 4 days, including 146 yesterday. On several dates, the ride has maxed out early, meaning it could've gotten through even more backup groups had they been distributed.
Frozen: A Musical Invitation According to Imagineers Matt Walker and Yaron Spiwak Music is an essential part of the magic in Frozen: A Musical Invitation, a new show which premiered at Disneyland Paris in Walt Disney Studios Park last November.
An Early Morning in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge We're kicking off the week on the Disney Parks Blog by sharing this great shot of a very early morning sunrise at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Here you can see the first few guests heading off to embark on their Star Wars journey, ready to take a ride through the galaxy on the Millennium Falcon.
Dreamland in Margate to host Camp Bestival Easter party The event, dubbed The Camp Bestival Takeover, will see more than a fortnight of events, including the Camp Bestival Easter Party on Easter Sunday, April 12. The Easter bash will include performances from the Circus Raj team, who will be showing off their skills and tricks throughout the park.
New £37m Gulliver's Valley theme park looking for 150 staff - including jobs running the rides The new £37 million Gulliver’s Valley theme park in Rotherham, just over the border from Sheffield, is looking for up to 150 staff – and job applications are now open.
Adrenaline rush: Miral on why its Yas Island theme park projects are so profitable Yas Island is already a hotspot for thrill-seekers, with Ferrari World Abu Dhabi set to celebrate its tenth anniversary this year, as well as Warner Bros World, Clymb and Yas Waterworld. Mohamed Al Zaabi, CEO of Miral Asset Management is keen to add more attractions and cement its position as a number one tourist spot in Abu Dhabi and the UAE.
Everything You Need to Know About the Viral New Secret Mode on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run A new mode on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers run puts a fun and interesting twist on this attraction!
Covid-19: Johor mulling lowering theme park entertainment tax for foreign tourists State Tourism and Women, Family and Community Development Committee chairman Liow Cai Tung, however, said every decision and approach on the matter would be taken after the economic stimulus package to reduce external economic impact following the Covid-19 outbreak, to be announced by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Feb 27.
Minnie Mouse Joins Special Olympics Athletes and Fans at NBA All-Star 2020 In Chicago It was a slam dunk weekend when basketball's biggest stars and greatest fans descended on Chicago for NBA All-Star 2020, and what better way to celebrate than to bring a little Disney magic to the heart of the action?
5 Disney Things Everyone Daydreams About at Work There are a select few out there who live close enough to Walt Disney World that they are able to visit the property whenever they need an escape from the real world - even if that's every weekend.
What's the Magic Behind the Famous Beignets at Disneyland? Have you ever tried one of the famous beignets at Disneyland? Disneyland has literally hundreds of food options that you can choose from on a day in the parks. Everything from Mickey-shaped ice cream and galactic indulgences, to house made macarons and crispy fried chicken.
Secret 'Chewbacca Mode' Found in Millennium Falcon - Smugglers Run One of the icons of the new Star Wars Galaxy Edge expansion is the Star Wars: Millennium Falcon - Smugglers Run ride where guests can take an active role as a member of the Millennium Falcon crew. The ride features Chewbacca and Hondo Ohnaka as the guides who instruct the guest on how they should operate the Millennium Falcon.
Orion Begins Testing at Kings Island Kings Island dropped some exciting news yesterday when it released a video of Orion completing its first test run. "After months of construction, Kings Island's new Orion roller coaster completed its first test run at 5:29 p.m. on Saturday," said Don Helbig, Kings Island digital marketing manager.
9 Super Awesome Disney Solo Tips for Epcot Are you terrified of going to Disney's Epcot solo? Don't worry, I got you covered. There are simple ways to do Disney by yourself if you…
Theme Park Bits: Cinderella Castle Makeover, Frozen in Disneyland Paris, and More In this edition of Theme Park Bits:. We're still about 18 months away from the 50th anniversary of the Magic Kingdom in Orlando. The landmark symbol of the Orlando theme park is the Cinderella Castle, and as the old saying goes, make it blue!
Wild Adventures Theme Park Announces Concerts and Special Events for 2020 Season Ranked as the Fifth Most Affordable theme park in the United States, Wild Adventures Theme Park is located in Valdosta, Georgia, and is home to over 40 family and thrill rides, hundreds of exotic animals, and holds dozens of concerts and events each year.
New 2020 Disney Dining Plan Plus Coming Soon! For 2020, Walt Disney World is introducing a fourth tier of its popular prepaid meal deals with the Disney Dining Plan Plus. In this post, we'll cover info, where this slots in amongst the existing DDPs.
Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap - Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort Getting Royal Makeover, Foodie Guide to Disney California Adventure Foo This week, we shared the news that our park's iconic, awe-inspiring centerpiece-Cinderella Castle-is about to get even more magical! Our new Disney Parks Blog author, Jason Kirk, shared a concept image of what the newly-enhanced Cinderella Castle will look like when work is completed.
This Week on the Blog Last week was one of the most active weeks we've had on this blog. We had visitors from around the world, which is really cool. If you're one of our international readers, leave a comment and let us know where you're reading from!
What to expect at Disney's new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge theme park Whatever the verdict on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the most recent instalment in the saga, fans can now escape to a galaxy not so far, far away at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - a state-of-the art recreation of the planet Batuu at both Walt Disney World Orlando and Disney's Hollywood Studios in California.
Anya Taylor-Joy: Emma set was like a Jane Austen theme park Anya Taylor-Joy says the set of 'Emma' was like a Jane Austen theme park. The 23-year-old actress - who plays the titular role in the drama based on the 1815 novel of the same name by Austen - felt like she was transported back to the 18th century every time she stepped foot on set as the crew paid close attention to detail.
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