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Indiana Jones? Encanto? Zootopia? No one knows for certain what is next for Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Pandora: The World of Avatar was the park’s last big swing when an Imagineering team headlined by Joe Rhode brought the film to life in 2017. But it’s clear that the park needs more. It’s all but certain that … How To Transform Disney’s Animal Kingdom
So many times when Walt Disney World opens a new restaurant, Disney fans gripe about one thing or another, whether it’s the type of food, location, or value. I like to pick out the things I enjoy about anything that’s new at Disney first and then think about ways that would make it even better: … Why Isn’t Roundup Rodeo BBQ at Disney World a Character Meal?
I often think about the genius of Jim Henson, but especially this month. He was born on September 24, 1936 in Greenville, Mississippi. So let’s celebrate Jim and his beloved creations by taking a closer look at the multitude of Muppet sightings at the recent Destination D23. Beaker is baffled! Bunsen Honeydew is befuddled! And Statler … Disney, Please Don’t Tease When It Comes to The Muppets
We are counting down the days till Destination D23, and even though I will be overseas, I’ll be keeping a close eye on all the news as it comes about. One of the topics I am waiting not-so-patiently to hear about is any potential update on a Zootopia installment in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. With all … Destination D23: Will We Hear More About a USA Zootopia?
I’ve been expanding my Disney horizons lately, contemplating a trip to China that would include some time at Shanghai Disney, and one of the elements that has me captivated is the Toy Story Hotel. Freshly opened only a few months ago, the Shanghai Disney Resort is so impressive that it’s been added to my official … Could Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort Become New Toy Story Hotel?
I can’t take it anymore! All of this Haunted Mansion promotion for the upcoming movie has me so excited for the film that I already don’t want it to be over. I’ve developed such a love for this attraction over the years, and now, being teased with the attraction-inspired movie, I’ve decided that I need … I Officially Need a ‘Haunted Mansion’ Restaurant at Disney
Hey, friends. Boy, did I wake up with an idea in mind that I simply must share with you. I went to sleep last night thinking about Disney’s announcement that the StarCruiser experience will close later this year and what caused it to fall over. As many have already said, the pricing was a prohibitive … Could Disney’s Ex-StarCruiser Become the Best New Themed Resort?
Walt Disney World’s home in Florida seems to be more uncertain by the day, with Governor Ron DeSantis and the Walt Disney Company locked in an uncomfortable battle. Seeing the updates that come through each day has me thinking about the location in Florida and if Disney would even have the means to relocate if … Could Walt Disney World Pack Up In Florida & Relocate?
Recently we were discussing the likelihood of a Villains-themed area that might eventually come to Disney theme parks. Thanks to Chris Beatty, a renewal of the topic is now swirling around the Disney forums with speculation and armchair Imagineering aplenty. However, it wasn’t until this morning, when I considered which characters I would like to … The New Stepping Stone for Disney Towards Villains Theming