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Dapper Day brings thousands of well-dressed fans to Disneyland

By Rob McCullough: From Hello Dolly!, by Jerry Herman: Put on your Sunday clothes when you feel down and out Strut down the street and have your picture took Dressed like a dream your spirits seem to turn about That Sunday shine is a...Show More Summary

It's almost free dining time again for Walt Disney World visitors

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By Robert Niles: Travel agents are reporting that the Walt Disney World Resort is about to open reservations for its annual "free dining" promotion for Disney World hotel visitors. The promotion allows people staying at a Walt Disney...Show More Summary

The case against Toy Story Midway Mania

By Rob McCullough: What are the theme park rides you love or hate the most? You might have seen lists like this on your Facebook wall, where people copy and paste entries such as: Attraction I love - Attraction I hate - Attraction I cherish - Attraction I laugh all the way through - You get the idea. Show More Summary

News updates from Knott's, Universal, and the ultimate Disney break-up

By Robert Niles: Knott's Berry Farm today opened its newest ride ? Sol Spin, a Mondial Top-Scan that sends riders rotating in all directions on one of six spinning arms, up to a height of 60 feet. The ride stands next to Jaguar in Fiesta Village, on the spot formerly occupied by the Windseeker ride. Show More Summary

Classic Space Mountain returns to Disneyland in June

By Robert Niles: Disneyland announced today that the classic, non-Star Wars version of its Space Mountain roller coaster will return to Tomorrowland, starting June 1. For the past year and a half, Space Mountain has been running a Star...Show More Summary

What's your dream theme for a theme park hotel?

By Robert Niles: Social media's been buzzing this week over reports that Walt Disney World has been surveying guests about the appeal of a Star Wars-themed resort hotel on Disney property. Parks survey guests all the time about a wide...Show More Summary

Contractors are in place and working on Disney World's new gondola system

By Robert Niles: The Walt Disney World will be getting a new ski-resort-style gondola transportation system that will link Disney's Hollywood Studios to nearby resort hotels. Austrian manufacturer Doppelmayr is providing the 10-person gondolas, according to documents obtained by the Orlando Sentinel. Show More Summary

Tokyo Disneyland plans its 35th anniversary celebration

By Robert Niles: Tokyo Disneyland will begin its nearly year-long 35th anniversary celebration next year on April 15, the Tokyo Disney Resort announced today. Unlike every Disney theme park anniversary celebration announcement that I can remember, Tokyo Disney also announced an ending date for the 35th anniversary event: March 25, 2019. Show More Summary

The 10-step process to help you better judge theme park rumors

By Robert Niles: Have you heard the latest rumor? Disney/Universal/Six Flags/etc. is building a new hotel/ride/coaster/land themed to Star Wars/Marvel/Harry Potter/etc. It's BREAKING NEWS!!! But... is it? Whenever I hear about a supposed...Show More Summary

Disneyland confirms Fantasmic changes for its return this summer

By Robert Niles: After taking more than a year to reroute the Rivers of America to make way for Star Wars land, Disneyland will reopen the attractions closed by that project this summer. The new river is shorter, meaning quicker trips for the Mark Twain Riverboat and Sailing Ship Columbia. Show More Summary

Where to eat? Dinner at Disney Springs' Planet Hollywood Observatory

By Eric Freilich : LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. ? We recently visited Disney Springs on the way to our cruise aboard the Disney Wonder and had the opportunity to dine at the newly remodeled Planet Hollywood Observatory. The popular diningShow More Summary

Disney reveals more details from Star Wars land, in Orlando

By Robert Niles: Walt Disney Imagineers today revealed more details from the upcoming Star Wars lands, now under construction at Disneyland in California and Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida. The reveals came during the Disney Parks...Show More Summary

Walt Disney World pushes projection mapping in new fireworks show

By Robert Niles: Ever since Disney dropped "The Magic, The Memories & You" in 2010, projection mapping has become one of the more popular tools in night-time entertainment at theme parks around the world. It's become a staple of Disney's fireworks shows, and the Magic Kingdom's upcoming Happily Ever After will be no exception to this emerging rule. Show More Summary

Mystic Timbers brings Kings Island visitors on a mysterious adventure

By Anne Kelley: This morning I ventured down south to Kings Island, in Mason, Ohio. I brought along Jarred Bour-Jones to assist me in this media event. So many questions went through my mind on my way. This was the first coaster I had ridden from Great Coasters International [GCI] so I did not know what exactly to expect from Mystic Timbers. Show More Summary

Disney will bring its Club 33 to the Walt Disney World Resort

By Robert Niles: The Walt Disney World Resort confirmed today something we passive-aggressively hinted to you earlier this year ? that it would bring duplicate Disneyland's private Club 33 at the resort. (See item seven in the page linked...Show More Summary

Universal Orlando plans Hogwarts castle show, new events for the holidays

By Robert Niles: The Universal Orlando Resort today teased a series of new features for the upcoming holiday season at Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. The highlight appears to be a new Christmas-themed projection show on Hogwarts Castle in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Islands of Adventure. Show More Summary

SeaWorld Orlando announces new river rapids ride for 2018

By Robert Niles: SeaWorld Orlando will create a new tropical rainforest-themed section for its park next year, highlighted by the world's tallest river rapids ride. Infinity Falls will feature a vertical elevator that will lift rafts into a 40-foot drop into the river. Show More Summary

Efteling announces July 1 opening for Symbolica

By Robert Niles: Dutch theme park Efteling announced today that its new dark ride, Symbolica, will open July 1. Symbolica will be Efteling's most expensive attraction development to date. With an estimated cost of US$38 million, Symbolica will be the literal and figurative centerpiece of Efteling's 65th anniversary celebration. Show More Summary

Disneyland Paris celebrates its 25th anniversary... by looking to the future

By Ben Mills: MARNE-LA-VALL√ČE, France & #8212; Disneyland Paris launched its 25th anniversary season last month, but the resort laid on special entertainment today to mark 25 years since the day of the grand opening back on April 12, 1992. Show More Summary

Should theme park visitors sit or stand for outdoor shows?

By Robert Niles: What's the best way for people to watch fireworks, parades, and other shows at theme parks that aren't held in established theaters? Should everyone be required to sit or to stand on the park's streets for the performance?...Show More Summary

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