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The Urban Legend About Scattering Human Ashes at Disney Is True, and It’s Worse Than We Thought

For at least 11 years, an unnerving story has made the rounds on Disney fan blogs: people regularly scatter the ashes of loved ones at Disneyland and Disney World. Well, yesterday, the Wall Street Journal confirmed the urban legend. And we’re not talking about a couple of isolated cases. This happens on a monthly basis. Disney employees even have a special code to report when it happens. Read More >>

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A Devoted Fan Created an Amazingly Detailed Copy of Disneyland’s Fantasyland in His Basement

To make a Disneyland trip as enjoyable as possible, you’ll want to plan your visit for a time when the park isn’t crammed wall to wall with tourists. Or, you can do what this devoted fan did: recreate parts of Disneyland’s iconic Fantasyland in your basement, ensuring your family are the only people who can visit! Read More >>

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The New Marvel Section of Disneyland Will Open in 2020

A year after Star Wars makes its home at Disneyland, Marvel is moving in right across the street. Marvel Studios has just announced several updates to how their heroes will be integrated into Disney theme parks in the coming years. New themed areas and attractions are coming in Hong Kong, California and Paris. Read More >>

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On Walt Disney’s Birthday, We’re Reminded of the Speech He Made at the Opening of Disneyland

On December 5, 1901, Walt Disney was born. And yes, the late mogul was a complicated man from another era, with many shitty traits about him. For the most part, though, what he brought to this world was magical and so far-reaching it’s hard to even fathom. Read More >>

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This Time-Lapse Video of Disneyland Transforming for the Holidays Is Truly Magical

In a rare peek behind the curtain, Disney just released a time-lapse video showing the holiday transformation of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland. Read More >>

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X Antencio, Disney Animator and Co-Writer of the Pirates of the Caribbean Theme Music, Dies at 98

Xavier “X” Atencio had a remarkable career with the Walt Disney company, from his early days in the 1930s working on films like Pinocchio to his later days working on rides like Disneyland’s The Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean. But Atencio reached the end of the ride this weekend. He died on Sunday at the age of 98. Read More >>

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Marty Sklar, Disney Legend and Futurist, Dies at 83

Marty Sklar, arguably one of the most influential people to work at the Disney Company aside from Walt Disney himself, died yesterday. He was 83. Read More >>

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Here’s Your First Look at an Insanely Detailed Model of Disney’s Star Wars Land

Disney’s D23 Expo kicked off last night and io9's Germain Lussier was among the first to lay eyes on a detailed diorama—which attendees could only observe from a distance of three feet away—revealing what the Star Wars Land theme parks will look like when they open in 2019. Read More >>

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There’s New Aerial Images Of Star Wars Land And Can We Just Go There Already?

As these new interactive high res images show, construction of the Star Wars Land theme parks in Disneyland California and Walt Disney World Florida seems to be coming along nicely. Read More >>

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Your Decisions at the New Star Wars Theme Parks Will Have Consequences

When Star Wars themed lands open at Walt Disney World and Disneyland in 2019, things are going to be interactive. Maybe, a little too interactive. Read More >>

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The Last Jedi Planet of Crait Is Coming to Disney’s Star Tours

We saw a brief glimpse in the first trailer for The Last Jedi and soon, you’ll be able to visit there yourself. Read More >>

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Happy Birthday! We’re Going To Disneyland

Today is the 25th birthday of Disneyland Paris, and we're indulging our childhood wishes with a nostalgic trip to the theme park of our dreams. Read More >>

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Disney Wants to Track Park Visitors By Secretly Photographing Their Shoes Like a Creep

With millions of tourists visiting its theme parks around the world each year, it makes sense that Disney would want to track how visitors move about its attractions to help minimise queues and crowds and also to provide a unique experience for each guest. But does it have to sound so incredibly creepy? Read More >>

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Best Grandad Ever Built a Private Miniature Disneyland in His Back Garden

It’s not just the high ticket prices that make the magic kingdom seem slightly less magical; there’s also the crowds, long lines, and gift shops that are impossible to avoid. So Steve Dobbs, a retired aeronautical engineer, built his own private version of Disneyland in his back garden called Dobbsland, complete with a Frozen-themed ride and a roller coaster. Read More >>

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So You Want to Build a Theme Park with a Communist Government

Shanghai Disney Resort opened its gates to the public this week, and in every single aspect it’s the crown jewel in a Disney Princess theme park tiara. But it wasn’t enough to build a £3.8 billion megapark that’s four times the size of Disneyland. Disney also used the opportunity to gain a greater foothold in China, which was not always so easy. A New York Times report gives insight into the intense negotiations between Disney CEO Bob Iger and the Chinese government to introduce Mickey to Communism. Read More >>