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Old April 26th, 2013, 09:26 AM   #1
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Disney and Universal Studios Theme Parks Thread

Since there is no thread for these parks I decided to create one. In December 2012, the Magic Kingdom at Disney World officially opened its new Fantasyland. Attractions include: Enchanted Tales with Belle (a storytelling meet-and-greet experience), Be Our Guest Resturant and Gaston's Tavern (two unique dining experiences), Bonjour Village Gift Shop, Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid (a dark ride), and Ariel's Grotto (a new version of the previous meet-and-greet experience).

http://www.insidethemagic.net/2012/1...ibbon-cutting/

They are still not finished yet. In late 2013, a new Disney Princess meet-and-greet called Princess Fairytale Hall. It takes the place of Snow White's Scary Adventures.







http://www.insidethemagic.net/2013/0...te-2013-debut/

A new Snow White ride called The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train will open in early 2014.





http://www.insidethemagic.net/2013/0...-disney-world/

At Disneyland a new Fantasy Faire Village and Royal Theatre opened last month.







http://www.insidethemagic.net/2013/0...ghtful-detail/

As for Universal Studios, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is coming to the Hollywood Theme Park and will replace the Gibson Amphitheater and Curious George Live show.



http://www.insidethemagic.net/2013/0...us-george-out/

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Old April 26th, 2013, 09:56 AM   #2
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I don't know why Saban Brands didn't bring the PR attraction from Disney over to Universal Orlando.
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Old April 26th, 2013, 10:50 AM   #3
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Here is a first look at the new show, Mickey and the Magical Map, which will play at the Fantasyland Theatre at Disneyland where the previous Disney Princess Fantasy Faire was held.





http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blo...sneyland-park/
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Old April 26th, 2013, 12:43 PM   #4
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I don't know why Saban Brands didn't bring the PR attraction from Disney over to Universal Orlando.
It wasn't really theirs to bring over nor worth the cost to them or Universal to find space for it.
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Old April 26th, 2013, 12:52 PM   #5
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The PR attraction at Disney Resort wasn't even that impressive anyway. Funny though back when the 5 different rangers were introduced in that attraction, they were announced as a "Megaforce" of defenders.
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Old April 26th, 2013, 01:00 PM   #6
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Any word if there are plans to expand California adventure? I hope so because Cars land was kind of a let down save for Radiator Springs Racers.
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Old April 26th, 2013, 01:22 PM   #7
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Nope, nothing.

Cars Land, Buena Vista Street, and Hollywood Land were supposed to be the final parts of CA's expansion plan.

So for now, it's all over and done with.
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Old April 26th, 2013, 01:36 PM   #8
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Magic Kingdom will be open for 24 hours from May 25 - 26.

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/...-magic-kingdom
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Old April 26th, 2013, 02:25 PM   #9
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Universal is expanding its Harry Potter theme park.
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Old April 26th, 2013, 02:29 PM   #10
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No love for Knotts Berry Farm?
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Old April 26th, 2013, 02:35 PM   #11
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Hell no.

My last visit to Knotts convinced me to never again go there.

(even if it is cheaper to get into then the Kingdom of the Mouse)
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Old April 26th, 2013, 02:55 PM   #12
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i still wonder about Marvel island of adventure and the future of it, with disney owning marvel thing it will stay open "forever"
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Old April 26th, 2013, 03:23 PM   #13
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i still wonder about Marvel island of adventure and the future of it, with disney owning marvel thing it will stay open "forever"
Same here. Things that make you go "hmmmmm," right?

On another related note, I'm thinking that this should be a general theme park thread for any and all theme parks (Not just Disney and Universal), considering we have to take other national chains into account (Paramount parks, Busch Gardens, Six Flags)... but that decision is left to the higher ups as always.
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Old April 26th, 2013, 04:30 PM   #14
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So then, now that California Adventure's big expansion is pretty much finished, how successful do you think it was?

I sadly haven't been to CA in awhile, and the only parts of the expansion that I was able to experience was Toy Story: Midway Mania and World of Color. Midway was pretty fun when I went through it, and while I enjoy World of Color (and the subsequent updates they make depending on the Disney and/or Pixar film that is coming out that year), I'm a bit disappointed that there was no actual storyline that the show depicts.
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Old April 26th, 2013, 04:43 PM   #15
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Ranger_Man_9009 wrote: View Post

Universal is expanding its Harry Potter theme park.
The one in Orlando is expanding, but the California park has not yet been built.

http://www.insidethemagic.net/2012/0...ess-to-follow/
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Old April 26th, 2013, 04:51 PM   #16
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The one in Orlando is expanding, but the California park has not yet been built.

http://www.insidethemagic.net/2012/0...ess-to-follow/
The Florida one was the one I was referring to.
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Old April 26th, 2013, 06:06 PM   #17
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It wasn't really theirs to bring over nor worth the cost to them or Universal to find space for it.
It would've been a nice slap in the face at Disney after Saban bought the franchise back and took the attraction to its competitor. As for storage, Universal could easily house the outfits and car in their Studios backlot. Doesn't take as much space like the Simpsons and Minions outfits.
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Old April 26th, 2013, 07:55 PM   #18
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Matt C wrote: View Post

As for storage, Universal could easily house the outfits and car in their Studios backlot. Doesn't take as much space like the Simpsons and Minions outfits.
They could, but there's not much point if it won't draw a crowd to use.
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Old April 26th, 2013, 10:02 PM   #19
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More info and some video clip preview on the upcoming show, Michey and the Magical Map show at Disneyland.

http://www.insidethemagic.net/2013/0...and-rehearsal/
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Old April 26th, 2013, 10:24 PM   #20
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Oh my god, I LOVE Disney World and Universal Studios (Florida), I go every year. The fact that a thread was made for them is like heaven.

Plan on going to Disney World early this summer. Looking forward to riding The Great Movie Ride at MGM Studios (Yes, I know it's now called Hollywood Studios).
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