Category: InsideTheMagic

Walt Disney’s Creation Now Erased From Magic Kingdom as Overhaul Gears Up

An opening day attraction is currently being overhauled at Magic Kingdom Park in the Walt Disney World Resort, and progress has geared up. Credit: Forsaken Fotos, Flickr Standing tall for over 50 years, the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Central Florida, has gone through immense change in that time. Now, as Disney World moves through its fifth decade, even more transformation is on the horizon. At Magic Kingdom Park, work is still underway on the divisive Splash Mountain regeneration that will see Princess Tiana and friends replace the Br’er critters in Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. The opening of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is not yet determined, but it can be expected this summer after Disney bumped up the date from late 2024. Over the last few weeks, information about the new attraction has increased. From an in-depth look at the industry-leading animatronics, including Tiana and Louis, to the news of merchandise stores called Critter Co-op and Tiana’s Bayou General being implemented, all eyes will be on this new flagship ride when it opens later this year. But Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is not the only attraction coming to Frontierland soon. Credit: Disney Back in late January 2024, the popular Country Bear Jamboree show closed forever in Magic Kingdom. This opening day attraction has entertained guests for over 50 years and has stayed relatively the same since its inception. In 2012, the musical experience had a longer refurbishment and reopened as a shorter version of the beloved

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“It’s Off The Table”: Marvel Star Confirms Future ‘Avengers’ Movie Canceled

Kit Harington, former Marvel Cinematic Universe and Game of Thrones star, has confirmed it: he’s been canceled. Credit: HBO Only a few years ago, Kit Harington was one of the most up-and-coming actors in Hollywood. He burst into global prominence as Jon Snow, one of the central characters of the massively popular HBO series Game of Thrones, voiced a character in the How to Train Your Dragon animated franchise, and made his MCU debut in Eternals (2021) as Dane Whitman, AKA the Black Knight. Eternals, which was directed by Academy Award winner Chloé Zhao and featured a powerhouse ensemble cast of Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Don Lee, Salma Hayek, and Angelina Jolie, was something of a commercial and critical disappointment for Marvel Studios. But it did have a post-credits scene featuring Kit Harington approaching the Ebony Blade, teeing him up to take his eventual role as one of the Avengers, and also introduced (via voiceover) Mahershala Ali as Blade, the day-walking vampire hunter. Credit: Marvel Studios Related: Disney Seemingly Fires Two Marvel Stars as Actors’ Social Media Goes Dark At the same time, HBO announced that it was developing a Game of Thrones spinoff series focused on Jon Snow, which would launch Kit Harington to a new level of stardom. Basically, the British actor seemed primed to hold parts in two of the biggest franchises of all time, which is a pretty enviable spot to

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Fans Shocked After Mickey and Minnie Caught in “18+” Act at Disney Park

Fans are expressing shock at the iconic mascots of The Walt Disney Company engaging in what seems to be “less than family friendly” activities in the Disney Parks. Credit: Disney Related: Disney Park Cast Member Caught Throwing “Used Tissues” at Guests During Parade: Video Throughout the years, The Walt Disney Company has upheld its position as the premier provider of outstanding theme park entertainment. The near-perfect implementation of Disney’s strategy has resulted in a meticulously curated experience for visitors and consistent theming across its global parks. Credit: Hong Kong Disneyland By employing cutting-edge technology, such as augmented reality enhancements found in attractions like the Haunted Mansion, the parks offer multi-sensory, immersive experiences and a diverse array of enjoyable rides and attractions suitable for the whole family. Nonetheless, occasional deviations from these exceptionally high standards are unavoidable. Credit: Disney Naturally, the Disney brand has become synonymous with the concept of “quality entertainment” — a reputation that transcends to even their theme parks worldwide. It all began with the creation of Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, by Walt Disney himself, famously dubbed “The Happiest Place On Earth”. Since then, the Disney Resort and Parks portfolio has expanded to encompass locations across the globe. This includes the Walt Disney World Resort, featuring its flagship park, the Magic Kingdom, alongside global theme parks like Disneyland Paris Resort, Hong

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Disney’s Latest Announcement Dooms Entire Disney World Theme Park

Yesterday was packed with theme park announcements from Disney – and one of them may have just doomed the entirety of Hollywood Studios. Of all the theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort, few have had as troubled a history as Disney’s Hollywood Studios. What was originally named Disney-MGM Studios opened as a way to take guests behind the scenes of Disney’s moviemaking magic but has since devolved into a park with an extremely confused identity. Credit: Disney The first iteration of Disney-MGM Studios featured the now-demolished Studio Backlot Tour, as well as an operating animation studio and attractions designed to celebrate other elements of backstage magic, such as The Great Movie Ride and Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! Over the years, however, the park has shifted away from its focus on moviemaking. Renamed Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2008, the park has increasingly become a place where parkgoers enter the worlds of their favorite movies – such as the Star Wars and Toy Story franchises – instead of learning how they’re made. Credit: Steven Miller via Flickr Related: Ex-Disney Imagineer Shares Hopeful Update on Canceled ‘Star Wars’ Ride The same is true of its sister park across the pond. Walt Disney Studios Park, the runt of the Disney theme park litter, has suffered an identity crisis even deeper than Hollywood Studios – attempting to carry a moviemaking theme without ever really committing to it truly. Now, after years of small additions in the same vein

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After Being Fired by Marvel Studios, ‘X-Men’ Creator Finally Speaks

Will future X-Men projects in the MCU be the same? Credit: Edited by Inside The Magic Related: Fans Uncover Possible Reason Behind Disney’s Sudden Firing of ‘X-Men’ Creator As Tony Stark, famously known as Iron Man, makes a sacrificial move to vanquish Thanos (portrayed by Josh Brolin), and Chris Evans bids adieu to his portrayal of Steve Rogers/Captain America, passing on the Captain America legacy, a notable opportunity emerges for superhero groups like the Fantastic Four and X-Men to assume pivotal positions within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Credit: Fox With the Multiverse expanding the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) into unexplored territories, characters from alternate dimensions, including those from the Sony Spider-Man Universe (SSU) and the Fox X-Men Universe (formerly under 20th Century Fox, now 20th Century Studios under The Walt Disney Company), are poised to join the narrative. This includes figures such as Deadpool/Wade Wilson (self-dubbed “Marvel Jesus”), portrayed by Ryan Reynolds, and Wolverine/Logan/James Howlett, famously brought to life by Hugh Jackman whose eagerly anticipated film Deadpool & Wolverine, also known as Deadpool 3, is the only 2024 Marvel Studios theatrical offering. Credit: Marvel Studios Related: Disney Seemingly Fires Two Marvel Stars as Actors’ Social Media Goes Dark With the confirmed incorporation of X-Men into the core MCU narrative, it’s evident that Marvel Studios is keen on reintegrating the X-Men franchise into their Disney-associated portfolio. This involves

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Report: ‘Jurassic World 4’ Gets Casting Update, Scarlett Johansson’s Co-Star Revealed

More casting news for Jurassic World 4. Though there has been plenty of Jurassic World 4 (2025) news since the project was announced in January, we’re yet to get any solid confirmation on casting. It was recently revealed that actress Scarlett Johansson is in talks with Universal Pictures to star in the new film, but we’re still waiting to see whether or not the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) alum will end up leading what is being described as “a new Jurassic era.” Actors from the previous Jurassic Park/Jurassic World films, such as Chris Pratt (Owen Grady), Jeff Goldblum (Ian Malcolm), and Laura Dern (Ellie Sattler), are not expected to return. In separate interviews that were unrelated to the upcoming Jurassic sequel, Bryce Dallas Howard (Claire Dearing), DeWanda Wise (Kayla Watts), and Sam Neill (Alan Grant) have each said they probably won’t be returning to reprise their respective characters. Credit: Universal Studios Related: Universal Studios’ Jurassic Park Attractions May Be Doomed, New Report Suggests So, with no legacy characters in sight, it looks like Jurassic World 4 will untether itself from previous films by featuring all-new characters. And now, according to industry insider Daniel Richtman (via World of Reel), British actor Dev Patel, who’s best known for the Danny Boyle-directed film Slumdog Millionaire (2008) and directs and stars in the brand-new actioner Monkey Man (2024), is also expected to appear in the upcoming sequel. While this is just a rumor, with filming for Jurassic World 4 set to get underway

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Guest’s Skin Ripped From Body in Disney World Incident

A Walt Disney World Resort guest recently suffered a painful injury in a stroller incident at the Central Florida Disney parks. The accident spurred discussion about parents’ dangerous and careless behavior when pushing large prams around Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney Springs. Strollers are a necessary evil for parents at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. They keep away meltdowns and serve as bonus storage for souvenirs, snacks, and other theme park must-haves–but they certainly get in the way. If you bring your own or use a third-party rental service, you must fold it to get on Disney transportation and find space in your hotel room. You can rent a Disney Park stroller, but then you have to lug the kids and any extra bags until you get the stroller in the morning and after you drop it off at night. Credit: Lee (myfrozenlife), Flickr Related: Dad Drops Child From Space Mountain Rocket In 2019, Walt Disney World Resort revised its personal stroller policy after guests found loopholes in the rules. The Central Florida Disney parks previously prohibited wheeled devices that guests pull instead of push, deterring families from packing obtrusive wagons. Once guests started bringing push wagons, Walt Disney World Resort banned wagons outright and required that strollers must be smaller than 31″ (79cm) wide and 52″ (132cm) long. (These restrictions don’t apply to strollers and wagons red-tagged as wheelchairs for disabled guests.) Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney’s

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Disney Introduces Time Travel to ‘Star Wars’: Galaxy’s Edge

The Star Wars universe is complicated, to say the least. Fans of the galaxy, far, far away, can and will argue what is and what is not canon forever, from the current Disney storylines to the Dave Filoni Clone Wars to the late, lamented Star Wars Legends. Now, Disney has made things a little bit complicated by basically introducing time travel to the franchise continuity. Credit: Disney Parks Blog Ever since Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened at the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios in 2019, the more obsessive fans have wondered how the theme land fits into the greater world of Star Wars. After all, Disney Park visitors can wander through Galaxy’s Edge and bump into Kylo Ren, then pick up a sausage at Ronto Roasters alongside Din Djarin, and even sometimes meet Darth Vader at Launch Bay. Credit: Disney Related: Fireworks Axed From Disney Park, Hyped ‘Star Wars’ Addition Officially Delayed Even casual viewers of the Star Wars franchise are probably aware that those three characters don’t really belong in the same time period or overlap in terms of, uh, being alive. Fans (broadly speaking) don’t like things not making sense, and the weird continuity-breaking quality of an immersive experience like Galaxy’s Edge has definitely rankled them. Disney’s solution? Basically, telling fans that when you go from one area of Galaxy’s Edge to another, you’re traveling through both time and place, and don’t worry about it. Credit:

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Disney Abandons ‘Avengers’ Franchise as MCU Reboot Underway

Are you ready to say goodbye to the original Avengers? Credit: Marvel Studios Related: Disney Seemingly Fires Two Marvel Stars as Actors’ Social Media Goes Dark Following the sacrifice of Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man/Tony Stark and the retirement of Chris Evans’ Captain America/Steve Rogers, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has moved forward with a different era after the Infinity Saga — the Multiverse Saga. Currently, Marvel Studios is grappling with accusations of “superhero fatigue” and the firing of Kang the Conqueror actor Jonathan Majors, Marvel Studios is set to shake everything up, once again. Credit: Edited by Inside the Magic The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) boldly ventured into the realm of streaming television by featuring prominent actors from its vast array of Marvel films in new Marvel television content. The Multiverse Saga’s Phase Four, eagerly anticipated by fans, commenced in 2021 with the premiere of WandaVision on Disney+ (Disney Plus). Credit: Marvel Studios Related: Disney Carries Out Mission to Shrink Guests “Waistlines”, 2024 Reduction Plan Announced Why is Disney Abandoning Marvel’s Original Avengers Franchise? The recent Marvel Studios and Coca Cola collaboration has made The Walt Disney Company and Marvel Studios’ intentions for the future of the MCU fairly clear. Credit: Marvel Studios The new Marvel-Coke collab (via Scott Gustin) and its associated marketing rather explicitly feature currently more “obscure” Marvel Comics and Marvel Television heroes — from the Disney+ (Disney Plus) realm of new-wave Marvel TV

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New Florida Law to Help Fortify Safety at Disney World

A new Florida law signed by Governor Ron DeSantis will assist in fortifying safety measures at Walt Disney World Resort. Image Credit: Inside the Magic New Law Will Assist in Keeping Disney World Guests Safer Governor Ron DeSantis has taken proactive steps in combating the opioid epidemic in Florida by signing two pivotal bills into law. The governor signed Senate Bill 718 and Senate Bill 66 during a news conference held at the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office Professional Development Center in Sanford on Monday morning. Senate Bill 718 introduces measures aimed at holding accountable individuals who unlawfully possess certain controlled substances and recklessly expose first responders to these substances, resulting in overdose or severe bodily harm. Additionally, the bill expands protections for individuals acting in good faith when seeking medical assistance for someone experiencing or suspected of experiencing an alcohol or drug-related overdose. Under the new law, such individuals are shielded from arrest, charges, prosecution, or penalization for their actions. Image Credit: Inside The Magic How the New Law Will Help Keep WDW Safer The new law regarding opioids in Florida will indirectly contribute to fortifying the safety of Disney World and its guests by addressing the broader opioid epidemic in the state. By criminalizing the reckless exposure of first responders to controlled substances and expanding protections for individuals seeking medical assistance for drug-related emergencies, the law aims to mitigate the risks associated with opioid abuse and overdose. This, in turn, can help create

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