Category Archives: Attraction / Theme Park

Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration Coming Soon To The Disneyland Resort

The Disneyland Resort is introducing an all-new, must-see pop-up experience at the Downtown Disney District. Coming this spring, Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration will transport you through a visually and whimsically immersive experience celebrating 90 years of the one and only Mickey Mouse, and his darling, Minnie Mouse.

This limited-time exhibition will feature several different imaginatively themed rooms with vivid displays inspired by all things Mickey Mouse. Every room will feature selfie-worthy surprises and provide plenty of fun and fabulous photo ops for all your family and friends.

One such surprise will be a super-sized and super sweet bow sofa. In this area, you can pop into the portrait and take a seat on Minnie’s plush sofa or pose under Minnie’s giant bows and hearts.

This separately ticketed exhibit will be located near the Downtown Disney District Monorail station in the former space of ESPN Zone. Tickets will go on sale soon.

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Marvel To Publish Crossover Miniseries Comic Based On Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Pirates, smugglers, merchants, and wanderers from across the galaxy have traveled to make their score or sell their wares at the infamous black market located at Black Spire Outpost on Batuu.  Journey to this locale in the Outer Rim in the new Marvel Star Wars comic series Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which ties into the new lands opening at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort later this year.

Readers of the five-issue miniseries will be the first to meet the infamous Dok-Ondar, the Ithorian collector of rare antiquities, and find out what happens when the First Order reaches the edge of wild space. The key to saving this lawless outpost might just involve a job pulled long ago by none other than Han Solo and his cohort Chewbacca.

The series is written by Ethan Sacks, who recently entered the Star Wars comics galaxy with a tale of Jedi Master, Mace Windu, in the Star Wars: Age of Republic series. The series will be illustrated by Will Sliney, the artist behind the Beckett one-shot who also penciled the comic adaptation for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Cover art will be created by Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm artists.

StarWars.com spoke with Sacks to learn more about how Star Wars first captured his imagination, and get a sneak peek at what’s in store for fans when the new series launches this spring.  Read more HERE.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge #1, including the above variant cover by Karl Lindber and Iain McCaig, goes on sale April 2019.

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Disney Parks Exclusive Alice At The Mad Tea Party POP Ride To Be Released On January 26

This adorable Disney Parks Exclusive Alice at the Mad Tea Party POP Ride will be released at Disneyland and Walt Disney World on Saturday January 26, 2019.

You can find it at the following locations:

Disneyland Resort Locations:

– WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District
– Le Petit Chalet in Disneyland Park
– Disneyana in Disneyland Park

Walt Disney World Resort Locations:

– Big Top in Magic Kingdom Park
– Pin Traders at Disney Springs
– Disney Style at Disney Springs

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All The Disney Things To Look Forward To In 2019

2018 was such an incredible year for Disney fans. From Marvel Studio’s Black Panther to Toy Story Land to Ralph Breaks the Internet to Mary Poppins Returns, this past year was definitely a memorable one. 

What’s truly magical is that 2019 has so much to offer as well! HERE is a look at every marvelous Disney thing to look forward to in the coming year; mark your calendars!

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Go Behind The Scenes of Disney Parks Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

The Walt Disney Company has released a new behind-the-scenes video for the upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, an all-new set of attractions coming to both Disneyland and Walt Disney World in 2019. The video offers a first look at two of the new attractions, Rise of the Resistance and Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run.

Both east and west coast versions of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will allow guests to visit a remote trading port on the edge of wild space, where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life – and where guests will find themselves in the middle of the action. The lands will feature two major attractions that put guests in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance. Each attraction – and even the land itself – will offer guests the chance to immerse themselves in the Star Wars universe like never before.

“Rise of the Resistance” will make guests feel like they’re on a Star Destroyer inside a hangar bay while “Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run” will give guests the opportunity to fly the Millennium Falcon, piloting the ship, shooting blasters or preparing for hyperspace – all while completing a critical mission. But how you perform on the mission holds even bigger stakes: perform with skill and you may earn extra galactic credits, while bringing the ship back banged up could put you on the list of a bounty hunter. End up on Harkos’s list and you may face a problem if you show up at the local cantina!

Guests will also encounter many familiar faces inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, including BB-8, Chewbacca, members of the First Order and – among many others – Rex, the troublesome pilot you may remember from Star Tours, who takes on a new role in this land as the DJ at the cantina. At the cantina guests will be able to try unique concoctions like blue milk. Nearby, they’ll also be able to acquire trinkets and treasures from across the galaxy. You won’t be buying ordinary Star Wars merchandise or T-shirts at the gift shops, but rather special figures and vehicles (like an AT-AT) built by Batuu’s female Toydarians. The toys are inspired by designs from films like The Force Awakens, Rogue One and The Last Jedi.

A Star Wars-inspired resort will also debut as part of the new Disney 360 vacation concept. This new vacation experience will be a living adventure that allows guests to immerse themselves in an entirely new form of Disney storytelling. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open in summer 2019 at Disneyland Resort and in late fall 2019 at Walt Disney World Resort.

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Behold…The Limited Edition Collector’s Series $300 Disney Gift Card Honoring 90 Years of Mickey Mouse

Justin Hamana, Graphic Designer with Walt Disney Imagineering, developed the concept of a crystal-encrusted Disney Gift Card to honor Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary. Specialists from Swarovski in Austria developed a brand-new way to adhere crystals to the entire face of the card, something that had never been done before. 

All 5,000 cards are made with a metal core, encased in a protective plastic, and encrusted with over 2,500 premium Swarovski crystals.The custom box is almost as stunning as the card itself. Ready for display, the magnetic-closure box is the first to carry the Disney Gift Card Collector’s Series insignia and includes a vellum certificate describing the grandeur of the card.

If you find yourself at Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort, you can take one of these limited-edition cards home for yourself. For $300, you receive one of the only 5,000 premium gift cards produced, nestled in a box ready for display, loaded with $90 redeemable for practically all things Disney — from Theme Park tickets, resort stays, Disney vacations and dining, and all the Mickey merchandise you could imagine at Disney locations across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The Disney Gift Card Collector’s Series will be available for purchase starting December 4, 2018 at the locations below (while supplies last.)

Walt Disney World Resort

– Magic Kingdom Park
– Main Street Cinema
– Epcot
– The Art of Disney
– Disney Springs
– The Art of Disney
– Ever After Jewelry Co. & Accessories

Disneyland Resort

– Disneyland Park
– Disneyana
– Disney California Adventure Park
– Off the Page
– Downtown Disney District
– WonderGround Gallery

If you do get your hands on an inaugural card in our Disney Gift Card Collector’s Series, know that it can be redeemed for practically all things Disney by scanning the barcode on the back. There is no magnetic strip, so your card will never be swiped.

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John Williams Creating New Music, Attraction Names Revealed For Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products, announced some major details about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge today at D23’s Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse at Walt Disney World Resort — including the news that John Williams, beloved Star Wars composer, is creating new and original Star Wars themes exclusively for the land. Star Wars wouldn’t be Star Wars without Williams’ incredible, sweeping scores; getting to hear new work from him at Galaxy’s Edge has us all the more excited.

You can listen to a preview of the music, recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios, in the video above, which also features footage of construction progress at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

In addition, Chapek played two videos that revealed the names of the two major attractions that will be part of Galaxy’s Edge on opening day at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

The first, named Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, puts guests behind the controls of the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy in one of three unique flight crew roles. We are ready to channel our inner Han, Lando, Chewie, and Rey!

The second attraction, which puts guests in the middle of an epic battle between the Resistance and the First Order, is called Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

Along with the land’s dynamic elements and additional interactive integration with the Play Disney Parks app, these groundbreaking attractions at Galaxy’s Edge will invite guests to become galactic travelers and live their own Star Wars stories in a galaxy far, far away.

Indeed, there will be much to do at this exotic outpost, as detailed on the Disney Parks Blog. You can visit a street market in Black Spire Outpost, shop at food stalls where you can enjoy delicacies like blue milk, or visit the Cantina where you can see an old friend, Rex, as well as creatures and characters that are hallmarks of the Star Wars universe.

Also, Chapek shared new information about the currently in-development Star Wars-themed resort coming to Walt Disney World Resort. From the moment you board your launch pod, you’ll experience a fully-immersive, multi-day Star Wars adventure aboard a luxury starship complete with high-end dining, space-view cabins, and exciting action.

Galaxy’s Edge, the highly-anticipated Star Wars-themed land, opens at Disneyland Resort in summer 2019 and at Walt Disney World Resort in fall 2019. 

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Disney Skyliner To Begin Transporting Guest In Fall 2019 At Walt Disney World Resort

Disney Skyliner will be ready to begin transporting guests at the Walt Disney World Resort beginning fall of 2019! This new state-of-the-art gondola system will conveniently connect Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot to four resort hotels- Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort as well as the proposed 15th Disney Vacation Club property, Disney’s Riviera Resort.

And next fall, Disney Skyliner will not only efficiently move you to your location, it’ll also offer a whole new way to experience Walt Disney World with amazing views only available from the sky – with great photo opportunities! For example, guests arriving at the International Gateway station will travel through the trees and be welcomed into Epcot with remarkable, never before-seen views across World Showcase.

The innovative transportation system is quickly coming to life! Workers just installed the last support tower at the Resort and are beginning to thread the series of reinforced cables to carry guests in stylish themed gondolas.

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Disney Vinyl The Happiest Cruise Series 3” Figures by Jerrod Maruyama

It’s a small world after all with a 3’’ Disney vinyl collectible figure from The Happiest Cruise designed by Jerrod Maruyama for Wonderground Gallery.  You won’t know which one you’ve got until you’ve opened the box.

– Limited Release
– Fully sculpted Disney Vinyl Collectible Figure on base
– Each blind-box container contains 1 of 11 different designs in ”The Happiest Cruise” Series Collection – or it could be a special Mystery Chaser figure!
– Series includes 11 known designs as shown, including Disney it’s a small world characters representing U.S.A., England, France, Africa, Canada, Holland, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Brazil, and Mexico
– Designed by Jerrod Maruyama for Wonderground Gallery

Order HERE for $19.99 each.

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New Details Revealed For The Millennium Falcon Ride at Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

I can’t wait for Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to open and I am especially excited about the Millennium Falcon ride!

New details about the ride were revealed on a bonus feature on the Solo: A Star Wars Story home release called “The Millennium Falcon: From Page to Park”

The ride will consist of seven pods carrying six seats each and it will allow riders to interact with the environment around them. Riders will actually get to control the Falcon while in it! 

Asa Kalama, Executive Creative Director, Millennium Falcon Attraction explained:

“You’re truly in control of the fastest and most iconic ship in the entire galaxy. And Hondo, he’s gone ahead and added a couple extra seats so he can get as many of those flight crews through as possible. There are 200 some odd buttons, knobs and switches on the inside of the cockpit and they all do stuff. If you’re the gunners in the center there and you don’t fire back on those TIE Fighters fast enough they’re going to riddle the hull with laser bolts, the engineers in back, it’s really up to them to keep the whole Falcon in working order so they’re back there furiously working away at their various systems.”

Kalama also said that the ride will allow you to turn 360 degrees, and “every last detail is exactly where you remembered it and how you remembered it.”

Disney Imagineering executive Scott Trowbridge reveals that the ride will send you on a mission for Hondo Ohnaka from Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. That mission involves you bringing back a bunch of loot. Here are the details on how the experience will play out:

“If you bring back all the loot and there’s not a scratch on the ship and Hondo is really happy when you bring it back, you might find yourself with some extra Galactic Credits in your account, but do a poor job, you lose the cargo, you smash up the ship, you might come back owing more money than you started with, the bossman might not be too happy and when you roll across to the local cantina the bartender might lean over and say ‘hey, word on the street is your name’s been put on the list of a local bounty hunter, I’d watch out if I were you’ so how well you do on this mission really does have an impact on your overall, land-wide story.”

Guests will also be about to explore the main chess room on the ship and “really be immersed in that environment, you can actually push buttons and just kind of soak it all in.”

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens in summer 2019 at Disneyland and fall 2019 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World.

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