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Opening Day Attractions You Can Still Enjoy at Disney

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Opening on July 17, 1955, Disneyland Park changed the world. Over the past few decades since then, it has undergone multiple changes, including the addition of adjacent hotels, Downtown Disney, and Disney California Adventure Park. But let’s explore the attractions that were there from the very beginning. RELATED: Disneyland Announces Major Cutback, Change Effective Soon The Mad Tea Party Although the ...

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How to “Fix” Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios is an interesting theme park. Although it was once a flawlessly themed park (like many other Disney properties), it has since become a hodge podge of different ideas and concepts. RELATED: Change My Mind: Journey into Imagination with Figment is BETTER than Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind When it first opened (and even through the ’90s), it ...

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Another Controversial Change Happening to Live Action ‘Snow White’

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The controversies keep piling up for the Walt Disney Company over the upcoming live-action remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (re-titled to just Snow White). RELATED: The Official Guide to Each Live-Action “Snow White” Controversy (So Far) The First Controversies First was pushback over the casting of Rachel Zegler. Being of Polish and Colombian descent, she is a woman ...

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Disney Cast Member Gets Perfect Revenge at Magic Kingdom

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Disney cast members are part of what makes a trip to Walt Disney World Resort so magical. Many go above and beyond to ensure your vacation is as memorable and wonderful as possible. Likewise, many guests at Walt Disney World are also there to have a magical time. But not all guests. There are many stories of theme park visitors ...

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New Disney Plus Series Based Off Box Office Flop

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The box office has not been kind to Disney over the past year. The studio and its subsidiaries have released a series of flops (or box office bombs) that cost the Walt Disney Company over $1 billion. The unfortunate trend began with Lightyear (2022). RELATED: Two ‘Lightyear’ Executives Are Among the 75 Pixar Employees Fired by Disney A Year of Flops ...

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Tower of Terror vs. Haunted Mansion: Which is Better?

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It’s an age-old question. Well, maybe not. But it’s a few decades old. Which is a better ride at Walt Disney World Resort, the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror or the Haunted Mansion? They both attempt to scare riders through a ghostly backstory, special effects, and unsettling buildings. But let’s compare the two iconic attractions by examining the queue, pre-show, ...

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Star Wars: Revenge of Qui-Gon

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It’s never a good look for a film franchise when one of its largest stars criticizes its direction. Disney and Lucasfilm have found itself in such a situation. Liam Neeson, who famously portrayed the character of Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, has done just that. In the fourth Star Wars movie ever made, he played ...

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‘Vandalism’ at Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

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Work has well been underway for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at both Disneyland Park in Anaheim and Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort. It is still expected to meet the 2024 timeline at each Disney theme park. RELATED: Disney Imagineer Defends ‘Song of the South’ and Splash Mountain Tiana’s Bayou Adventure The reimagined Splash Mountain ride will maintain most of ...

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Disney Psychology: Toxic Positivity in ‘Inside Out’

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Due to social media’s influence on so many of our lives, the image of “living my best life” is everywhere. These platforms have become the ultimate “show” of people presenting their everyday life as over-the-top amazing while pretending nothing wrong ever happens, and there are little to no complexities regarding the human experience. WARNING: This post does contain spoilers for ...

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