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Defunctland VR Lets You Experience A Classic Disney Ride 25 Years After It Was Closed

Way back in the groovy 70s, Disney World had a ride based on the classic 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea film released in the 50s. Sadly, in 1994, the popular ride closed. But now, thanks to a YouTuber dedicated to covering the history of classic theme park attractions, you can experience the old ride virtually, […]

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Defunctland VR Lets You Experience A Classic Disney Ride 25 Years After It Was Closed

Way back in the groovy 70s, Disney World had a ride based on the classic 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea film released in the 50s. Sadly, in 1994, the popular ride closed. But now, thanks to a YouTuber dedicated to covering the history of classic theme park attractions, you can experience the old ride virtually, […]

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Disney Security’s Unofficial Challenge Coins Are a Different Sort of Collector’s Item

As the owner of a substantial portion of the world’s most popular pieces of intellectual property, the Walt Disney Company is more than used to seeing its characters and branding pop up in unofficial, unlicensed places. In some instances, like when the family of a recently deceased child attempted to feature…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Star Wars’ New VR Game Wanted to Build on Galaxy’s Edge, Not Just Recreate It

Since Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge only exists in two places on our planet, one might expect a VR experience based on it would just copy them, and give fans who can’t get to Disneyland or Walt Disney World a chance to visit Batuu right from the comfort of home. Star Wars: Tales From the Galaxy’s […]

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The New Star Wars Game for Oculus Quest Lets You Scavenge on Batuu and Use the Force

Anyone who has been to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge leaves wanting more. The Disney theme parks located in Florida and California are a mere 14 acres on what’s supposed to be an entire planet. While it’s fun to fly the Millennium Falcon, build a lightsaber, or drink some blue milk, you leave thinking about what […]

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The Sims 4 Star Wars: Journey to Batuu Provided the ‘Perfect’ Family Vacation

Disney World in Florida has been busy prepping for the holiday season (during an ongoing pandemic). This comes as the California Attractions and Parks Association urges Governor Gavin Newsom to reopen Disneyland (even though the state is facing one of the worst fire seasons in history). Clearly, neither of these parks…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Comic-Con 2020: io9 Shows Off Their Con Floors

San Diego Comic-Con has begun, but it’s looking a little different this year. Thanks to the novel coronavirus pandemic, all the panels, cosplay competitions, and merchandise areas have moved online. Normally, this would be the time we’d take you onto the show floor during preview night but instead, we’re giving you an…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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‘We Are Frightened’: Disney Cast Members Share Their Anxiety and Anger About the Parks Reopening

“It’s time for magic.” With that phrase, Disney revealed on June 10 that Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure would reopen on July 17, the 65th anniversary of opening day in 1955. That date’s been pushed back because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, but Disney is determined to open its doors soon. Guests are …Read more… […]

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A Brief History of the Not-So-Brief Wait for Avatar 2

io9's first article mentioning Avatar 2 was published on December 28, 2009. It was during the site’s second year of operation and also the year James Cameron released Avatar, a 3D adventure that would go on to become the highest-grossing movie of all-time. No movie makes that kind of money without there at least being…Read […]

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Shanghai Disneyland Closes 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… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge FOMO Has Turned Me Into a Garbage Monster, and I Hate It

Ever since it was announced, I managed to care very little for Disney’s reveal that Star Wars would be coming to its American theme parks in the form of a whole new land. “Sounds neat, but it’s on the other side of the planet, I’ll never go so why think about it?” I’d tell myself, […]

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Is Here: The Good, the Bad, and the Incredible

Everywhere you look in Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, there’s something to see, something to explore, or something to do. Even though it’s not 100 percent complete, the land itself is a star. You walk in, and you instantly feel like you’ve left Disneyland in Anaheim, California and become immersed in the Star Wars universe.Read more… […]

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Tell Us Your Disney World Travel Tips

This week on Hack Your City, we’re covering a single theme park. Four theme parks in one, for you Trinitarians. We’re talking about Walt Disney World, the Floridian compound encompassing Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and further assorted attractions.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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