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First Imagineer in Disney’s History to Receive Honor Only Received By Walt Disney So Far

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One of Disney’s Imagineers has been selected as an inductee into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, setting a record as the first Imagineer to receive the honor–and only the second person with The Walt Disney Company to be inducted. Lanny Smoot, a Disney Research Fellow and member of the Walt Disney Imagineering Research & Development department, has been selected ...

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Mayhem at Disney: Wait Times Surge as Crowds Flood the Parks

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January is a great time to visit the Disney theme parks, but in this week’s case, it seems that too many great minds are thinking alike. Despite the “slow season” label, both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort have experienced a surprising influx of visitors this late January People have been taken aback by the sheer volume of guests ...

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Beloved Disney World Restaurant Reopening After 4 Year Closure!

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In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic was sweeping across the world, and millions of people were forced to stay in their homes. Businesses were forced to shut their doors, including Disney theme parks. Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida was only closed for about four months. Disneyland Resort, in Anaheim, California, on the other hand, was closed for more ...

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Universal Orlando Confirms 6 Attractions Closing in 2024

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Universal Orlando Resort, known for its immersive attractions and entertainment experiences, is set to undergo a series of changes and closures in 2024. Guests and fans of the resort can expect temporary shutdowns for maintenance, indefinite closures, and even permanent transformations. Universal Orlando Resort is a premier theme park destination that has continued to trend upwards in terms of the ...

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Sorry, ‘Star Wars’ Fans, Carrie Fisher Was NOT the First Choice to Play Princess Leia

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The Star Wars fanverse has been turned on its side today with news that late actress Carrie Fisher was not Lucasfilm’s first choice for an actress to play Princess Leia. Not only that, but Fisher ultimately became synonymous with the fearless Rebel Alliance leader because the actress George Lucas wanted for the role turned down the offer. During a recent episode of The ...

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Guests Are Standing in Line for Hours for a Reportedly Broken Attraction at Walt Disney World

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2017 saw one of the greatest additions to the catalog of rides and attractions at Walt Disney World with Avatar: Flight of Passage. Almost immediately, the amazing 3D ride system, alongside the beautifully landscaped Pandora era of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, drew surmountable crowd levels, which still hold to this day. Famed Imagineer Joe Rohde put his all into the land ...

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