More Details On Disney’s ‘Avatar’ Attraction Revealed

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom park at Walt Disney World opened over 16 years ago, back in 1998, making fans eager for changes to the animal-themed theme park. Last year, Disney officially announced that a new land was heading to Animal Kingdom, one that would be inspired by the fictional (and stunning) Pandora seen in James Cameron’s Avatar, which had many referring to the addition as Avatar Land. We do not know many details about the Avatar attractions that are on the way, but Bob Iger opened up a bit and provided some new details. See what he had to say after the break! [Read more…]

This Is What Christmas Looks Like On A Disney Cruise

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The Disney Cruise Line was launched in 1998 with the Disney Magic, with the newest ship, the Disney Fantasy, debuting in 2012. The ships have been celebrating the holidays ever since they started service, but the celebrations have gone through significant changes over the years. Now, all cruises that take place from a few weeks before Thanksgiving through Christmas are called Very Merrytime Cruises, and they look more incredible than ever. After the break, see how majestic the Christmas season looks above a Disney Cruise ship! [Read more…]

Disney Teams With TCM To Refresh Great Movie Ride, Air Classic Specials

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Recently, Walt Disney World announced that the Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Hat icon, which stands in the center of its Hollywood Studios theme park, would be taken down. When the giant hat debuted in 2001, it was met with controversy, as the structure largely blocked the view of the gorgeous Chinese Theatre recreation, one of the park’s other major icons. Many Disney fans had been pleading with Disney for years to take the hat down or move it. Now, not only is the hat coming down, but The Great Movie Ride, housed in the Chinese Theatre structure, is being refreshed courtesy of a parternship with TCM. However, the landmark deal does not end there! [Read more…]

Why Disney Should Revive The “Disneyland” TV Series

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What would it be like for man to travel to Mars? We have often asked this question, and even though it’s been 45 years since man first stepped on the moon, no one has gone any further than that in our solar system. But the details of such space travel, as mundane as they may be, are necessary to parse. Maybe the ship that goes to Mars, whenever it does go, would be shaped like an umbrella, and maybe it could provide artificial gravity to its denizens. The trip might take 400 days at 100 thousand miles an hour. But it could happen. And it was described clearly and concisely roughly 57 years ago on an episode of the Disneyland TV series, which celebrated its 60th anniversary last week. [Read more…]

The Problem With ‘Frozen’ Heading To Epcot

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A year ago, unless you were in the know, Frozen was Disney’s new animated movie that appeared to be about a talking snowman with a carrot nose that kept falling off. Today, it’s one of Disney’s highest-grossing films ever made, an Oscar winner, and an all-around phenomenon. Since its massive success last holiday season, Disney has logically attempted to capitalize on the worldwide public’s seemingly unending love of all things Frozen and/or warm hugs on TV, with a recent hourlong “making-of” special that chose to answer how the film was made, unlike the jokey special feature on the initial Blu-ray; at repertory-style sing-along screenings, where you, your friends, and complete strangers sing “Let It Go” to the rafters with Idina “Adele Dazeem” Menzel; at the Disney Store; and, of course, at the theme parks, with parades, meet-and-greets and the like at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World. [Read more…]

World’s First ‘Frozen’ Ride To Debut At Epcot In Walt Disney World

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It was only a matter of time. Frozen, one of Disney Animation’s most popular films ever, has had a growing presence across various Disney Parks. There are meet-and-greets with Anna and Elsa (which are often accompanied by huge lines), floats inspired by the film have made their way into daily parades, and Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World is currently in the midst of presenting a variety of Frozen-themed entertainment, capped off by a fireworks display set to music from the film. The biggest addition is still to come, at neighboring Epcot, where the world’s first Frozen ride will make its debut! [Read more…]