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My Thoughts on New Countries in the World Showcase

The idea of adding new countries to the World Showcase at Epcot is a constant topic on Disney fan sites. When Epcot opened, Disney planned to add three additional countries, Spain, Israel, and Equatorial Africa, to the World Showcase. However, these were never built.  In the 80’s, Morocco and Norway were added to the World Showcase. […]

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Ride Design Starring Frozen – Part 2

  Creating the Ride Story – Since I decided that the ride should tell the story of the Frozen movie, it is time to create a first draft script for the ride. The biggest hurdle to over come is fitting a 100 minute movie into a 5 minute ride. So during another viewing of Frozen I wrote down […]

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Miss Opportunity: Frozen Summer Fun Parade

I recently saw this years Frozen Summer Fun Parade. The parade was nice considering it supposedly had small budget and was an improvement over last years version. It provides that good mid day distraction that parks benefit from. Hollywood Studios has had lots of parades since it’s opening but in recent years they stopped doing them; […]

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What do I expect at Hollywood Studios

Some of this might sound similar to my previous two post. What I expect and what I hope to see are two different things. First I’ll try and guess what I expect Disney to announce as part of the expansion. Despite the burst of creativity we have seen from the Shanghai Disneyland announcement, I expect the […]

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Does Star Tours cover Star Wars too well?

When Disney opened the Star Tours update in 2011 they included more of the cinematic universe than the original ride. With an expected Star Wars expansion coming to Hollywood Studios one has to ask, does the new version cover Star Wars too well? Star Tours – The Adventures Continue covers a battle on Hoth, pod races on Tatooine, […]

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Disney Hollywood Studios Phases of Change?

As mentioned in my previous Hollywood Studios post, let me go over what I think would be a good plan of attack for the upcoming expansion. Disney will not close the park regardless of how much construction is going on; hey they made it work in California Adventure. Many think, and it’s very believable, that they […]

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Shanghai Disney Press Conference – Tron Coaster

When I first heard of the Tron coaster I was a little worried because Disney has a long  standing rule that roller coaster tracks shouldn’t be visible and dominate the skylines. The first looks at the Tron Coaster design showed a traditional large steel coaster, however, which originally appeared like it might violate this Disney […]