Gondola System Officially Confirmed at Disney

The Walt Disney Resort is getting a gondola transportation system. The new transportation system would connect parks and hotels, documents confirm. The gondola system has been rumored for months.
Documents from the Disney-controlled Reedy Creek Improvement District confirm that the project is actually going forward and Walt Disney World is working on a gondola lift system in order to connect some of its theme parks and hotels.

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Disney Finally Announces: the Star Wars Lands Will Open in 2019

The Star Wars attractions are scheduled to open at California’s Disneyland and Florida’s Walt Disney World in 2019, Disney CEO Bob Iger made the announcement during an investor call a few days ago.
The 14-acre attractions were first announced in 2015. They are currently under construction at the parks and represent Disney’s largest single-theme land expansion ever. According to the DisneyParks blog, the lands will feature aliens and droids, various markets, landing zones, and buildings, as well as an epic attraction like Han Solo’s life-sized Millennium Falcon spaceship while on a mission that visitors will be able to pilot. The lands will also include a signature Star Wars adventure that puts visitors in the middle of an epic battle between First Order stormtroopers and the Resistance, and they will be given the chance to visit a remote trading port. Continue reading “Disney Finally Announces: the Star Wars Lands Will Open in 2019”

Disney and Cameron Share Behind-the-Scenes Look at New Avatar Land

800px-huangshanDisney World and James Cameron offer a deeper look into the new themed land tied to the hit film “Avatar.”
Just a few months ahead of the planned summer 2017 debut of Pandora, the long-awaited Avatar theme park at Disney World in Orlando, a new preview video has been released and fans were offered a sneak peek at on-ride footage from the two new rides.
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Disney May Turn Star Wars Lightsaber Battles Into Reality

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Star Wars fans, get ready, your dream may soon come true.
Disney has filed a patent that will allow its theme park visitors to battle with “real” lightsabers.
It appears the patent was filed in 2015, one year before Disney announced it would be opening Star Wars Land at both Disneyland and Disney World.

Disney’s new patent describes plans to create a device which looks, feels, sounds and behaves like a real lightsaber. Continue reading “Disney May Turn Star Wars Lightsaber Battles Into Reality”

Disney Obtains Patent to Start Tracking Guests Trough Their Feet

disney-cinderella-castleDisney has obtained a patent for a new type of technology. A system that will allow its amusement parks to track guests through their shoes, using a camera-wielding robot.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded Walt Disney Co. a patent for a system that would allow its theme parks to start tracking guests through their shoes, by using sensors. The patent, filed last April, was just recently awarded. Continue reading “Disney Obtains Patent to Start Tracking Guests Trough Their Feet”

Boy’s Body Found After Alligator Attack at Disney Resort

431px-Alligator_mississippiensis_yawnThe toddler pulled by an alligator at Walt Disney World resort was recovered dead, said the Orange County authorities. The body of 2-year-old Lane Graves was found intact around 2 p.m., 10 to 15 yards from shore on Wednesday by sheriff’s divers, said Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings at a press conference. The divers found the boy’s body some 16 hours after an alligator attacked the boy and tragged him into the Seven Seas Lagoon at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa in Orlando  Continue reading “Boy’s Body Found After Alligator Attack at Disney Resort”

Disney Lifts Veil off Shanghai Park

400px-Disneyworld_fireworks_-_0215Shanghai Disneyland has opened its doors for a test run ahead of the giant theme park’s official opening next month. Stunning aerial images showed China’s Disneyland lit up for the first time.

The resort’s employees, partners and stakeholders received a sneak preview of the $5.5 Billion Shanghai Park on Saturday. Disney guests can only try out some attractions, entertainment and dining facilities on selected dates over a six-week period while the world’s largest entertainment company is getting ready for the official opening of its first Disney park in Shanghai. The theme park welcomed some 30,000 visitors on just the second day of its trial run. Continue reading “Disney Lifts Veil off Shanghai Park”