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The New Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Guidebook Has Some Tantalising Secrets

Everything about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is meant to feel real, as if you’re leaving a Disney park and going to the Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu. All the sodas are in special alien packages, nothing inside says “Disney,” and all the cast members are in character. It’s basically a Star Wars vacation and the only thing missing is an informative guidebook. Now it has one and we’re sharing our favourite tidbits. Read More >>

Of Course Disney World’s Reopening Video Works as Horror

In celebration of Disney World’s reopening after shutting down earlier this year in response to the still ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Disney Parks and Jobs dropped a video over the weekend enthusiastically welcoming park guests “home.” Here, “home” refers to a theme park owned by a megacorporation. Read More >>

Disney’s Splash Mountain Will Be Rethemed From Song of the South to The Princess and the Frog

Disney’s Splash Mountain is about to get a big change, perhaps due in part to continued discussions around racist entertainment. Disney just announced the popular log flume ride will be rethemed. Read More >>

Visiting Disney Can Lead to Severe Illness and Death, Disney Warns

Disney has decided to slowly but surely re-open its theme parks at the height of a viral pandemic that is killing thousands of people by the day. At least there are branded masks? Read More >>

Disney’s Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Now Has an Official Virtual Ride

Even if theme parks were open, there’s no telling when you’d get to ride Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. The ride opened earlier this year, and right up until Disneyland and Disney World closed due to covid-19, it was the hottest ticket in the parks, with fans arriving way before opening to secure their spot in the queue. Read More >>

Here’s What Shanghai Disneyland Looked Like on Its First Day of Reopening

Disney’s theme park in Shanghai, China reopened today for the first time since 25 January, when it became the first Disney property to close as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Theme parks around the world are closed, but everyone is keeping an eye on Shanghai as this new trial could determine what the future of theme parks look like in the age of covid-19. Read More >>

Disneyland in China to Reopen 11 May With Temperature Checks and Masks Required

Disney’s theme park in Shanghai, China will reopen on 11 May after being closed for over three months due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Disney CEO Bob Chapek. The park will observe new rules on everything from face masks to the number of people who will be allowed to enter the park at one time in what could be a trial run for the rest of Disney’s parks in the US, Japan, France, and Hong Kong. Read More >>

Disney’s Avengers Campus Will Open in July (Unless It Doesn’t)

Disney has set an opening date for its Marvel park experience at Disney’s California Adventure, revealing that Avengers Campus will open this July. It sounds like a wild time...but what about that whole looming pandemic thing? Read More >>

Disneyland Paris Worker Tests Positive For Coronavirus But No Plans to Close Park

A maintenance worker at Disneyland Paris in France has tested positive for the new coronavirus that has sickened over 111,000 and killed at least 3,800 people globally, according to a new report from Reuters and France’s Le Parisien. Read More >>

Disneyland, Legoland, and Universal Studios Close in Japan Over Coronavirus Outbreak

Tokyo Disneyland, Legoland Japan, and Universal Studios Japan will close their gates for at least two weeks on Saturday over concerns about the coronavirus outbreak that has sickened at least 226 people and killed four in Japan alone. The closures were announced on Friday after the Japanese government suggested a two-week ban on large public gatherings and the shuttering of schools on Wednesday. Read More >>

A Robotic Swinging Spider-Man is Coming to Disneyland This Summer

After first revealing what many speculated to be robotic stunt doubles several years ago, today the official Disney Parks Blog confirmed that Disney Research’s swinging, posing, self-contained animatronic trapeze artists will be used to create a real-life version of Spider-Man swinging over the upcoming Avengers Campus attraction in Disneyland. Read More >>

Aspiring King Arthur Rips Disneyland’s Excalibur From its Stone, Breaks it Immediately

Disneyland California’s Excalibur attraction, featuring the famed kingly sword in an anvil, is normally a chance for the park’s visitors to be reminded of The Sword in the Stone. You know, the way-underrated Disney version of the Arthur story, where the chosen one gets to pull the sword out and proceed on his way to the kingdom? Except, you’re not supposed to pull the sword out of the Disneyland version, not since 2006 when an attraction designed around that conceit was discontinued. Read More >>

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Second Disney Park Closes as Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 81 With Over 2,800 Sick

Hong Kong Disneyland closed indefinitely on Sunday, becoming the second Disney theme park in Asia to shutter its gates in response to a SARS-like virus, which has killed 81 people and sickened roughly 3,000 worldwide. Read More >>

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Shanghai Disneyland Closes Indefinitely to Halt Spread of Virus That Has Killed 26 and Sickened 881

Shanghai Disneyland will close its gates on Saturday in an effort to stop the spread of a new SARS-like virus that has killed 26 people and sickened at least 881, primarily in China. It’s not known when the theme park may reopen. Read More >>

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Rise of the Resistance is as Much a Star Wars Story as it is a Theme Park Ride

There’s no doubt that stepping into Disney’s Galaxy’s Edge feels like you’re stepping into the Star Wars universe. But up until now, that’s been a mostly passive experience. Starting yesterday, it’s anything but. Read More >>