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by Tink
Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Disney World
Topic: Jungle Cruise themed restaurant coming to WDW
Replies: 0
Views: 1335

Jungle Cruise themed restaurant coming to WDW

A new Jungle Cruise themed restaurant is coming to Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. The Disney Parks Blog shared this information: The Jungle Cruise, one of Magic Kingdom Park’s most popular attractions, has delighted guests for years. And as it was just announced at the D23 Expo moments ago, Jun...
by Tink
Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Disney World
Topic: D23 announcement: AVATAR ride coming to Animal Kingdom
Replies: 0
Views: 1146

D23 announcement: AVATAR ride coming to Animal Kingdom

At the D23 Expo 2015, Walt Disney World has announced a few more details about what’s coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in the years ahead, from the World of AVATAR and beyond. Flight of Passage is the name of the main ride in Pandora – The World of Avatar. Guests will soar on a Banshee over the ali...
by Tink
Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Disney World
Topic: Facelift for Soarin' ride announced at D23
Replies: 0
Views: 1162

Facelift for Soarin' ride announced at D23

A new version of the popular Soarin ride was announced at the D23 Expo 2015 Parks and Resort panel today. The new version will be called “Soarin Around the World” and will be coming to both Epcot at Walt Disney World and California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort in 2016. In the new Soarin Around...
by Tink
Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Disney World
Topic: TOY STORY LAND announces for Hollywood Studios
Replies: 0
Views: 1302

TOY STORY LAND announces for Hollywood Studios

Announced at the D23 Expo 2015, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be getting an all-new 11-acre Toy Story Land. In this new land, guests will be shrunken down to the size of a toy, taking an adventure into Andy’s backyard featuring two entirely new attractions. A family-friendly roller coaster themed ...
by Tink
Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Disney World
Topic: STAR WARS LAND heading to Disneyworld and Disneyland
Replies: 0
Views: 1055

STAR WARS LAND heading to Disneyworld and Disneyland

Big news today for you fans of the Force. Star Wars lands are headed to the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts. Walt Disney Co. Chairman Bob Iger revealed the announcement during the annual D23 Expo in Anaheim. These would be the largest themed land the parks have ever created, at 14 acres eac...
by Tink
Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Disney World
Topic: Disney secrets
Replies: 1
Views: 1239

Re: Disney secrets

Hidden Mickey's abound at the Magic Kingdom: Casey’s Corner Third story-in upper portion of window that’s farthest left, facing Main Street, U.S.A. The ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter Between lobby show and the theater-in alien "hieroglyphics" The Haunted Mansion Ballroom scene-arrange...
by Tink
Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: Disney World
Topic: Animation Studios attraction closing: Hollywood Studios becoming a ghost town
Replies: 0
Views: 1190

Animation Studios attraction closing: Hollywood Studios becoming a ghost town

Another attraction is closing at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park. The last day for the Magic of Disney Animation will be July 12, Disney confirmed Monday. "Work is underway on a new experience, and we look forward to sharing more information in the future," a Disney World spokeswoman...
by Tink
Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Disneyland
Topic: Haunted mansion/ Matterhorn upgrades for 60th anniversary
Replies: 0
Views: 994

Haunted mansion/ Matterhorn upgrades for 60th anniversary

Guests visiting Disneyland these days will notice intriguing upgrades and changes to several classic, beloved attractions. As part of the park’s 60th anniversary celebration, the Haunted Mansion, the Matterhorn and Peter Pan’s Flight have all received tweaks, referred to as “New Magic” by Disneyland...
by Tink
Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: Disney World
Topic: DisneyQuest virtual reality arcade closing down
Replies: 2
Views: 1500

DisneyQuest virtual reality arcade closing down

Out with virtual reality, in with basketball hoops: DisneyQuest will close next year to make way for an NBA-themed attraction. The five-story center with video and virtual games opened in 1998 at the entertainment district's West Side. The building is a landmark at Downtown Disney, which is undergoi...
by Tink
Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Universal Studios Orlando
Topic: More details emerge on new Skull Island ride
Replies: 0
Views: 2317

More details emerge on new Skull Island ride

Moviephone conducted an interview with Mike West, Executive Producer at Universal Creative, about what guests can expect when entering the spooky world of Kong next summer, what it was like working with Peter Jackson on the project, and why the ride will be housed in Islands of Adventure (over by th...
by Tink
Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Disneyland
Topic: $1 billion expansion in the works
Replies: 0
Views: 989

$1 billion expansion in the works

Star Wars- Marvel- Pixar.. what's it going to be? Disney announced a proposed expansion of Disneyland. The question is what's going in, and where?? 'Star Wars' More Yoda? Natural, it would be. The Star Tours ride has been running since 1987, and the stories and characters from “Star Wars” could gene...
by Tink
Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Disneyland
Topic: California Screamin' emergency evacuation
Replies: 0
Views: 1022

California Screamin' emergency evacuation

Disney California Adventure's California Screamin' riders were screaming in frustration after ride operators had to stop the coaster midway, because a passenger stuck out a selfie stick. The roller coaster was halted around noon Wednesday after a passenger, who was not named, pulled out the elongate...
by Tink
Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Disney World
Topic: Disney unveils "Dessert poop" at Animal Kingdom
Replies: 1
Views: 983

Disney unveils "Dessert poop" at Animal Kingdom

To solidify the fact that people will buy and ingest anything Disney sells them... We're not talking that hunny-happy, stuffed-with-fluff Winnie the Pooh. A new shop at Disney's Animal Kingdom is serving up desserts that look like varieties of animal droppings. Four kinds of poo are now in the case ...
by Tink
Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Universal Studios Hollywood
Topic: Universal Studios Hollywood expansion plans as 50th anniversary nears
Replies: 0
Views: 2304

Universal Studios Hollywood expansion plans as 50th anniversary nears

As its 50th anniversary nears, Universal Studios Hollywood is undergoing a level of construction unlike anything the movie theme park has seen in the last half-century. Virtually every corner of Universal -- the parking structures, the main entrance, the theme park, the studio backlot -- is under co...
by Tink
Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Disney World
Topic: Newest addition to Downtown Disney
Replies: 0
Views: 1064

Newest addition to Downtown Disney

Fabled LA bar The Edison to join the new lineup of bars and restaurants in Downtown Disney. This new restaurant is scheduled to open in 2016. The Disney Springs is a dining, entertainment, and nightlife complex inside the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. It is getting another new restaurant. The...
by Tink
Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Universal Studios Orlando
Topic: Top 10 attractions at Universal
Replies: 0
Views: 1037

Top 10 attractions at Universal

A top ten (sorta) list... 12. E.T. Adventure This little-kid friendly ride is pretty weird, and if you weren't a kid (or adult) when this movie came out it really won't make any sense. Don't wait in line for this ride. If you can walk on, it's the best way to experience it without feeling frustrated...
by Tink
Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Disney World
Topic: Disney USA Firings canceled after Public Outcry
Replies: 0
Views: 1033

Disney USA Firings canceled after Public Outcry

May 2015, approximately 35 technology employees @ Disney/ABC Television in Burbank, CA & New York, NY were told they would all be fired, and that during their final weeks they would have to train immigrants brought in by an Indian outsourcing company to do their jobs that they no longer have. Tr...
by Tink
Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic / Community Board
Topic: Jurassic World biggest global opening of all time
Replies: 0
Views: 1361

Jurassic World biggest global opening of all time

Over $511m this weekend in sales for Jurassic World. Dinosaurs are not extinct at the movies! It has been 14 years since there has been a new Jurassic movie in theaters. The 4th movie in the series, Jurassic World, just became the largest global movie opener of all time with a staggering $511.8 mill...
by Tink
Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Universal Studios Hollywood
Topic: Homer goes Hollywood
Replies: 0
Views: 1045

Homer goes Hollywood

Springfield land is officially open in Hollywood. The hometown of America`s favorite family, “The Simpsons” is now open at Universal Studios Hollywood. “Springfield” is the hometown setting for the cartoon favorite, and features all the landmark from Mr. Burns` Nuclear Power Plant to Springfield Ele...
by Tink
Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Disney World
Topic: Disney World pricing themselves away from the middle class?
Replies: 0
Views: 1037

Disney World pricing themselves away from the middle class?

Walt Disney World opened in an Orlando swamp in 1971, with its penny arcade and marching-band parade down Main Street U.S.A., admission for an adult cost $3.50, about as much then as 3 gallons of milk at the time. Disney has raised the gate price for the Magic Kingdom 41 times since, nearly doubling...
by Tink
Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Disneyland
Topic: Disneyland economic impact in Orange County
Replies: 0
Views: 1067

Disneyland economic impact in Orange County

The Disneyland Resort, Orange County's largest employer, is responsible for more than $5.7 billion in annual economic activity throughout Southern California, supporting 28,000 regional jobs, according to an independent economic study released Thursday. The estimated economic impact for fiscal year ...
by Tink
Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Universal Studios Orlando
Topic: NBC Sports restaurant to open in Universal CityWalk
Replies: 0
Views: 1051

NBC Sports restaurant to open in Universal CityWalk

NBC Sports restaurant is primed to take the space vacated by NBA City. NBA City had a great menu of high quality items making a big lunch or a great end of night dinner very enjoyable. Universal Orlando's CityWalk is getting a new restaurant this fall: NBC Sports Grill & Brew. The theme park is ...
by Tink
Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Disneyland
Topic: Disneyland uses High-Tech for 60th anniversary
Replies: 0
Views: 883

Disneyland uses High-Tech for 60th anniversary

Disney's Projectors, lasers, fireworks & audio equipment were assembled to create a show that displays well-known Disney characters on the façade of Main Street buildings while music blares and fireworks rocket over Sleeping Beauty Castle. It is one of three attractions that have been revamped f...
by Tink
Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: Universal Studios Orlando
Topic: Freddy and Jason are back! Halloween Horror nights info released
Replies: 0
Views: 1035

Freddy and Jason are back! Halloween Horror nights info released

For those brave enough to enter, Universal has released information about a new Freddy vs. Jason house at this year's Halloween Horror Nights. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the park, they are going old school ghoul with a timeless horror classic. See article here... =-=-=-=-=-=-= 2 giant icon...
by Tink
Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Disney World
Topic: Sneak Peek: New Epcot ride to replace Maelstrom
Replies: 0
Views: 798

Sneak Peek: New Epcot ride to replace Maelstrom

More details were revealed today for the replacement of Epcot's Maelstrom. Many die hard fans were saddened by the closing of Maelstrom and the announcement of it's replacement. Is there not enough Frozen marketing in the world already? Like it or not, here is an exclusive look at the new Frozen Eve...
by Tink
Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic / Community Board
Topic: Pizza Box that turns into a movie projector
Replies: 0
Views: 1156

Pizza Box that turns into a movie projector

And it comes with a side of clogged arteries. Pizza Huts in Hong Kong are delivering pizzas to customers in a newly designed box that doubles as a movie projector. Thinking that movie nights and pizza are a natural fit, Pizza Hut created a new cardboard pizza box that turns into a working movie proj...
by Tink
Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Universal Studios Hollywood
Topic: New Fast and Furious Ride experience brings the mayhem to Universal Hollywood
Replies: 0
Views: 837

New Fast and Furious Ride experience brings the mayhem to Universal Hollywood

Buckle your seatbelts, this one looks like fun! Universal is transforming the Universal Studios Tour tram ride into a Fast and Furious experience... =-=-=-=-= Universal Studios Hollywood plans to open a new "experience" opening on June 25, 2015 called the Fast and Furious Supercharged. Thi...
by Tink
Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: Universal Studios Orlando
Topic: Thanks, Harry! Attendance numbers at their peak at Universal
Replies: 0
Views: 818

Thanks, Harry! Attendance numbers at their peak at Universal

Universal The numbers are growing. People enjoy Harry Potter & the other advances Universal has made over the last few years. 2014 numbers are in, with a 17% rise in attendance. Attendance is estimated to have grown by 17% more than the year prior with 8.3 million, compared with 7.1 million a y...
by Tink
Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Disney World
Topic: The money grab: will Disney World begin tiered ticket pricing?
Replies: 0
Views: 875

The money grab: will Disney World begin tiered ticket pricing?

As if ticket prices were not high enough, and fastpass+ wasn't annoying enough... now they are toying with the idea of tiered ticket pricing. Essentially, visitors at peak travel times would incur a higher ticket price in the vicinity of $125 per day, while off-peak travelers could enjoy lower price...
by Tink
Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Disneyland
Topic: D23 Expo to include Star Wars and Marvel in the spotlight
Replies: 0
Views: 890

D23 Expo to include Star Wars and Marvel in the spotlight

This could get interesting for San Diego Comic Con, as presentations ramp up at Disney events. Disney announced its lineup for this year's D23 Expo. It includes a preview of both Marvel & Star Wars movies. The Disney fan event will take place August 14 - 16 @ the Anaheim Convention Center. The E...
by Tink
Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Disney World
Topic: The Great Movie Ride gets a a new sponsor and mini-makeover
Replies: 0
Views: 804

The Great Movie Ride gets a a new sponsor and mini-makeover

One of the more overlooked rides at Disney Hollywood Studios unveiled a new look last week. The Great Movie Ride is now sponsored by Turner Classic Movies and has been updated with a new ending reel and narration. It's a nice way to cool off in the mid-day Florida heat..... Article below from Orland...
by Tink
Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Universal Studios Orlando
Topic: Oops! Major technical difficulties at Universal Orlando's 25th anniversary celebration
Replies: 0
Views: 755

Oops! Major technical difficulties at Universal Orlando's 25th anniversary celebration

Universal's payment and ticketing systems were experiencing "technical difficulties" causing long lines of upset attendees. Major "oops!" on the big anniversary day... =-=-=-= Universal Orlando Resort's 25th-anniversary celebration Sunday was apparently more of a throwback to ope...
by Tink
Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Disneyland
Topic: Controversy @ Disneyland's Paint the Night parade - possible epileptic triggers
Replies: 0
Views: 967

Controversy @ Disneyland's Paint the Night parade - possible epileptic triggers

I'm thinking Disney needs to address this right away. Apparently, the new extra-bright LEDs used in the parade and the strobe effect combination are triggering epileptic seizures. I'll be following this story, as I am very sensitive to strobes. But I really don't want to miss this parade. Here's a c...
by Tink
Sat Jun 06, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Disneyland
Topic: Ant Man preview running at Disneyland
Replies: 0
Views: 823

Ant Man preview running at Disneyland

A 3D preview of Ant Man will begin running in California Adventure on June 19th. Previews will be showing in the Bug's Life Theater. =-=-=-= Want a sneak peek at Ant-Man before it hits theaters? Of course you do. Want to go to Disneyland? Of course you do. Well, do we have a deal for you. Disneyland...
by Tink
Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic / Community Board
Topic: Bueller... Bueller
Replies: 0
Views: 1109

Bueller... Bueller

30th anniversary of Ferris Bueller's Day Off today. How old does that make you feel??? The Internet exists for exactly this reason: In a four-year old post for Baseball Prospectus, Larry Granillo looked closely to determine exactly what Cubs game Ferris Bueller and his friends attended in the 1986 ...
by Tink
Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Disneyland
Topic: Hungry? 15 of the best bites in disneyland
Replies: 0
Views: 834

Hungry? 15 of the best bites in disneyland

Here's a list of delectable delights that won't break the bank.

pictures here:
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by Tink
Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:45 pm
Forum: Universal Studios Orlando
Topic: King Kong lives again in Orlando
Replies: 0
Views: 865

King Kong lives again in Orlando

Skull Island: Reign of Kong is slated for a summer 2016 opening. Universal just keeps cranking out the new attractions! King Kong is coming back to Universal Orlando, but the story line will be unlike that of any other King Kong theme park attraction — of which he has already had his share. Skull Is...
by Tink
Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Disneyland
Topic: 60th Anniversary Sweepstakes
Replies: 0
Views: 870

60th Anniversary Sweepstakes

For Disneyland only... For anyone planning to visit Disneyland during the 60th anniversary celebration, here's a link to the sweepstakes they are running in the parks. There are some great prizes including VIP tours, Dream Suite overnight stays and 1-carat diamonds. Guests can enter to win daily. --...
by Tink
Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Universal Studios Hollywood
Topic: Universal Hollywood attendance up 11%
Replies: 0
Views: 828

Universal Hollywood attendance up 11%

It has been a very big and profitable few years for Universal. Add now the biggest attendance hike of all the Southern California theme parks. =-=-=-= Since the opening of the Minion Mayhem attraction based on the popular "Despicable Me" movies, Universal Studios Hollywood's attendance jum...
by Tink
Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Disney World
Topic: Layoffs in Disney Orlando - Train Foreign Replacements :(
Replies: 1
Views: 1046

Layoffs in Disney Orlando - Train Foreign Replacements :(

Wonder if it has anything to do with the billion dollars they spent on MagicBands, FP plus, My Disney Experience, etc.? The new system has been called "too big to fail" but the jury is still out on it's level of effectiveness and popularity among return visitors. This could be the first of...
by Tink
Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Universal Studios Orlando
Topic: Volcano Bay opening in 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 907

Volcano Bay opening in 2017

While Disney is spending money on an "improved" fastpass system that restricts visitors to fewer rides and longer lines, Universal is spending their time and money on new attractions and..... new parks!! Volcano Bay, Universal's first waterpark, will open in 2017. Better watch out Disney, ...
by Tink
Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Disneyland
Topic: New World of Color show at California Adventure
Replies: 0
Views: 883

New World of Color show at California Adventure

The reviews are in for the new and improved World of Color nighttime show at Disney's California Adventure. Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, it features a little something for Disney lovers of all ages. Here's 1 review... How about your review? ----------- The new World of Color at Disney California A...
by Tink
Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Universal Studios Hollywood
Topic: Harry Potter coming to Universal Studios Hollywood
Replies: 1
Views: 1130

Harry Potter coming to Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood announced a major expansion with Harry Potter coming out to the west coast. Hollywood's version of the Forbidden Journey ride is slated to be even better than it's Orlando counterpart. When the Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens at Universal Studios Hollywood next year...
by Tink
Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Disney World
Topic: Fastpass Plus... yay or nay?
Replies: 0
Views: 749

Fastpass Plus... yay or nay?

I personally find it way too restrictive, but many users love it. It's been in effect for about a year now and clearly it's here to stay. Anyone with an opinion, what say you? Those that don't know what Fastpass plus is, here's a nice breakdown... ---------- FastPass+: Everything You Need To Know Ab...
by Tink
Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Disneyland
Topic: New nighttime parade at Disneyland
Replies: 0
Views: 921

New nighttime parade at Disneyland

Disney's Electrical Light Parade stopped running at Disneyland many years ago leaving a gaping hole in their nighttime entertainment lineup. Now, with the 60th anniversary celebrations upon us, the Paint the Night parade is in full swing. Visitors are loving it! The Disneyland resort in Anaheim will...
by Tink
Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Universal Studios Orlando
Topic: Nintendo and Universal teaming up in the theme parks
Replies: 0
Views: 826

Nintendo and Universal teaming up in the theme parks

This is big news! ----------- Nintendo characters, games coming to Universal parks Want to play a life-sized version of Mario Kart? Universal Studios may soon make it possible. Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts are working to create new attractions featuring Nintendo games and characters, ...

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