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Years Later, Fans Still Hold Grudge Over Removal of Disney World Ride

Years after the fact, fans still hold a grudge against Walt Disney World Resort over the removal of one iconic attraction. When you visit Walt Disney World, there is so much to enjoy and experience. From iconic attractions like Haunted Mansion, “it’s a small world,” Peter Pan’s Flight, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Jungle Cruise at Magic Kingdom to thrilling rides like Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Slinky Dog Dash, Avatar Flight of Passage, and Expedition Everest, and everything in between, there’s something for every Disney Park Guest to enjoy. Credit: DisneyWalt Disney World is home to four major theme parks– Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom– as well as two water parks– Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon– and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district. Disney Park Guests are immersed in the magic when they visit, but that doesn’t mean that every decision the company makes is one that fans agree with. Credit: DisneyMany Disney fans recently shared in a Reddit thread that they still are disappointed and “hold a grudge” for the removal of Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride at Magic Kingdom. The attraction, which was a staple in Fantasyland, was removed in 1998 to make way for The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. A fan-created website, savetoad.com,  dedicated to beloved attraction shared that Disney did not have to close down Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride to have a Winne the

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New Disneyland Paris Statues by Kevin & Jody Featuring Sleeping Beauty Castle, the Dragon’s Lair, and the Timekeeper

Three new statues from Kevin & Jody are debuting at Disneyland Paris, celebrating Sleeping Beauty Castle, the Lair of the Dragon, and the Timekeeper. Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant (Sleeping Beauty Castle) Statue by Kevin & Jody – €249 The statue of Sleeping Beauty Castle by Kevin & Jody celebrates the park’s 30th anniversary. It will be released in November and have a limited edition size of 1,000. La Tanière du Dragon (The Dragon’s Lair) Statue Set by Kevin & Jody – €159 This three-piece statue set depicting the Dragon’s Lair under Sleeping Beauty Castle will be available this month. Le Visionarium (The Timekeeper) Statue by Kevin & Jody – €199 The Timekeeper was a Circle-Vision attraction at Disneyland Paris from opening day until 2004. An English version of the show could be found in the Magic Kingdom from 1994 until 2006 as well. The statue features the Timekeeper and 9-Eye. It will be released in November and have a limited edition size of 1,000. For the latest Disney Parks news and info, follow WDW News Today on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The post New Disneyland Paris Statues by Kevin & Jody Featuring Sleeping Beauty Castle, the Dragon’s Lair, and the Timekeeper appeared first on WDW News Today.

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Fans Cry Out In Despair As “Horrendous” Marvel Writer Is Attached To Upcoming Avengers Movie

The Marvel fans are not happy about this Marvel Studios choice. Credit: Marvel StudiosRelated: “This Is Chadwick’s Role”, ‘Black Panther’ Star Opposes Fan Movement To Recast T’Challa The Avengers franchise has always been viewed as the “premier” Marvel Studios intellectual property (IP), after the explosive success of the first Avengers film in 2012 directed by the now-controversial Joss Whedon. In 2018 and 2019, the Avengers once again took the world by storm with parts one and two of the epic Infinity Saga conclusion, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame respectively. Avengers: Endgame directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, served as the dramatic ending to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) Phase Three, with the world saying goodbye to Marvel heavyweights Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man and Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America. Credit: Marvel Studios  Recently, it was announced that Marvel writer Michael Waldron would write the script for Avengers: Secret Wars, slated to debut in theaters November 7, 2025, after Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, set for and earlier release that year in May 2, 2025. This was revealed at this year’s San Diego Comic Con by Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige himself, as part of the MCU’s Phase Six and the Multiverse Saga. The fan outcry began when the @DiscussingFilm released the news via Deadline, that Michael Waldron would be writing for Avengers: Secret Wars: Michael Waldron will write the script for ‘AVENGERS: SECRET WARS’. (Source: Deadline) Michael Waldron will write the script

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‘Walt’s Main Street Story’ Tour to Serve Refreshments to Guests on Walt Disney’s Patio for the First Time

“Walt’s Main Street Story,” a guided tour, will serve refreshments to guests on the patio of Walt Disney’s apartment for the first time. While tours have previously shown guests the apartment over the Fire Station, guests have never before been permitted to eat or linger in any part of the space. Image source: OC RegisterReservations for the tour opened today and can be booked for as early as tomorrow. Would you like to enjoy refreshments on the patio of Walt Disney’s apartment at Disneyland? Let us know if you’ll be taking the tour in the comments below. For more Disneyland Resort news and info, follow Disneyland News Today on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. For Disney Parks news worldwide, visit WDWNT. The post ‘Walt’s Main Street Story’ Tour to Serve Refreshments to Guests on Walt Disney’s Patio for the First Time appeared first on WDW News Today.

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See All Genie+ PhotoPass Lenses Available at Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Resort guests who purchase the Disney Genie+ service finally have access to PhotoPass Lenses almost a year after the feature debuted at Walt Disney World. Genie+ allows guests to use the AR filters with their smartphone camera. To access the Disney PhotoPass Lenses after you have purchased Disney Genie+, open the hamburger menu on the lower right corner of the Disneyland App. The PhotoPass Lenses will be the top right box. The first time you use the lenses, you will have to grant the app permission to access your camera, photo library, and location. You will also have to read and accept to the Disney PhotoPass Terms and Disney’s Terms of Use before you can use the lenses. This includes agreeing to Disney’s Class Action Waiver provision. Some filters are available to use anywhere, whereas others require guests to be in specific locations. Check out all of the lenses below. No Location Requirement The following lenses can be used in any location on the day of purchase. Haunted Mansion Icon Reflections Theme Park Snacks Inner Villain Ears and Balloons Photo Booth Fun Frozen Powers Lady and the Tramp Lightyear Disneyland Fun Fireworks Disneyland Resort These lenses require you to be at the Disneyland Resort to use. Mickey Mouse Minnie Mouse Fairy Friends Hocus

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Scarily Rare: Rare Characters Seen In The ‘Boo To You Parade’

Halloween has come to the Disney Parks once again, and Guests have the chance to mix and mingle with their favorite characters in the spirit of the season. Credit: DisneyAlthough there are plenty of places to spot familiar faces, the Magic Kingdom is home to some of the most memorable character experiences on Disney property, and their Halloween events are easily top-tier material for many park-goers. While traditional standards like Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy dressed in their finest fall attire are all pretty standard, Halloween is truly the time to see some of the more rarely-seen characters and cavalcades, especially in the Boo To You Parade. While it’s fun to see characters dressed to the nines in their Halloween attire, especially Stitch in that awesome Elvis costume, Halloween is great for Guests wanting to rub elbows with some of Mickey’s more seasonal friends. Characters like Jack and Sally are always a treat but watching characters like the Headless Horseman galloping down Main Street, U.S.A. is an event worth talking about. The Boo To You Parade is a great chance to see several characters, classic and rare, out for all Guests to see. You never know who might turn up, but this year’s parade has a few favorites. Barbossa And Angelica The Pirates of the Caribbean are never far from their ship, commonly seen behind Tinkerbell’s treasure chest. Of course, Captain Jack would logically be at the helm of the Black Pearl, but it’s always nice to see

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