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You'll Never Guess Which Disney Theme Park Is Getting Rid of Sleeping Beauty Castle

You'll Never Guess Which Disney Theme Park Is Getting Rid of Sleeping Beauty Castle
Disney parks have been going through a number of changes the past few years. In order to make way for the new, many beloved staples of Disneyland and Disney World have ended. People were forced to say goodbye to Disney Dollars, along with rides like the Tower of Terror. Now, in what might be the wildest change we've seen in a while, one park is getting rid of their Sleeping Beauty Castle. You'll recognize it as the castle you see as you walk inside the park. The iconic landmark will be no more at Hong Kong Disneyland so that they may make way for an updated park experience. The company made the announcement via press release, and we're certain the tears of Disney fans could be felt around the world. Okay, maybe it's not...
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Love and Murder: You're the Worst's Finale Shakes Up Every Couple on the Show

Love and Murder: You're the Worst's Finale Shakes Up Every Couple on the Show
Season three of You're the Worst has already been quite the roller coaster, but tonight's hour-long finale was like the Tower of Terror.  In the aftermath of S--tstain's wedding last week, all three of the show's main couples were in serious distress. Edgar had abandoned Dorothy to go write sketches, Lindsay had told Paul she had an abortion, and Jimmy and Gretchen unleashed some painful truths about what they were thinking about their relationship.  Tonight, they all had it out, and it's possible that none of the couples survived, despite a marriage proposal that would have had any murder-loving Angeleno's heart aflutter.  Lindsay and Paul are definitely...
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Video: Hong Kong Disneyland's Iron Man Experience Ride Takes You Inside Tony Stark's Tech

Slowly but surely, Disney's acquisition of Marvel is spreading into business areas outside of merchandising and movies. Theme parks are a big one right now with the Guardians of the Galaxy taking over Disneyland's Tower of Terror, and now Iron Man has his own ride in Hong Kong Disneyland. We wrote about this when it was first announced a few years ago, but now there's a video (bonus: Stan Lee is in it) that takes us through what the ride is like.

ScreenCrush points out that 45 visitors at a time will load up onto a cutting edge piece of Stark Technology called an "Iron Wing," which essentially serves as an oversized version of one of Iron Man's suits, and fly through the skies of Hong Kong when suddenly the city comes under attack from Hydra agents. Check out the video below, and let us know if you're thinking about
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Find Yourself a Fiancé Because You Can Now Get Married In Disney World After Dark

Find Yourself a Fiancé Because You Can Now Get Married In Disney World After Dark
Disney has been making a lot of sad changes to their theme parks lately, but enough of that depressing stuff. Sure they may have messed with the Tower of Terror and most recently took away the iconic Main Street Electrical Parade, but they totally make up for it with this news. First things first, everybody who has ever seen even one Disney movie has thought about having a dream wedding at a Disney theme park. Don't lie; it's just part of our DNA as Disney-loving humans. Thankfully, you can make that dream a reality and have your wedding at the most magical place on earth. Not only can you get married at cool places like the Italy Plaza at Epcot or the Walt Disney World Railroad Train station, according to...
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Disney World Just Said Goodbye to One of the Most Historic Events In the Park

Disney World Just Said Goodbye to One of the Most Historic Events In the Park
Disney theme parks have really been changing things up in the past few years. First, they took away Disney Dollars; then it was the Tower of Terror, and now it's one of the most iconic parades in the park. Sad to say, they're doing away with the historic Main Street Electrical Parade. Disney fans know this is a big deal, simply because of how long it's been around. It first started in the '70s, with light-up floats including Alice In Wonderland, Dumbo's Circus, "It's a Small World," and Cinderella's Ball, according to Wdw News Today. If you've seen it in person or even just in pictures, you know it's the epic parade with floats covered in Christmas lights. Back before it began,...
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‘Guardians of the Galaxy': Here’s the First Look at Disneyland’s New Ride (Video)

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy': Here’s the First Look at Disneyland’s New Ride (Video)
Disneyland has released its first look at the “Guardians of the Galaxy” ride that will replace the popular Tower of Terror attraction in the California Adventure park. “The setting is a giant warehouse belonging to the Collector, this huge power plant kind of place … packed with all of his rare collections from around the world,” Joe Rohde, portfolio creative executive at Walt Disney Imagineering, says in the video. In the video, the engineering teams takes viewers through the design of the attraction that is supposed to be the Collector’s Fortress, set to debut next summer. See Video: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Ride.
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Bye, Tower of Terror! Disney Unveils Sneak Peek at Guardians of the Galaxy Ride

Bye, Tower of Terror! Disney Unveils Sneak Peek at Guardians of the Galaxy Ride
Full disclosure: We're still pretty bummed out to have to say goodbye to Disneyland's Tower of Terror ride, but... We're actually pretty excited for its replacement attraction, named Guardians of the Galaxy—Mission: Breakout! Disney unveiled a sneak peek at its upcoming attraction, set to open summer 2017, on its Disney Parks blog Monday. They also shared a video showing the Collector's Fortress and plans for its transformation underway. "So the setting is a giant warehouse belong to the collector, this huge power plant kind of a place, that's surging with power, rising up into the sky, and parked with all of his rare, irreplaceable collections form around the world," says Joe Rohde,...
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Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy Ride Sneak Peek Video Unveiled

Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy Ride Sneak Peek Video Unveiled
At the end of Marvel's Comic-Con presentation this past summer, the studio announced that a brand new Guardians of the Galaxy ride is coming to Disney's California Adventure. The attraction isn't set to open until the summer of 2017, coinciding with the release of Marvel's highly-anticipated sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but today we have a new video that reveal a closer look at this ride. We learned last year that this attraction will give fans a tour of Taneleer Tivan, a.k.a. The Collector's massive collection, and this new video takes us inside this huge facility.

The Disney Parks Blog debuted this new behind-the-scenes video and photos, with Joe Rohde, Creative Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering, describing this warehouse as a "fortress-like power plant." He also states that this warehouse holds The Collector's "irreplaceable collection" with items from all over the world. Back in August, Benicio del Toro was spotted wearing his Collector costume,
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Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy Ride Video Unveils the Collector's Fortress

Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy Ride Video Unveils the Collector's Fortress
At the end of Marvel's Comic-Con presentation this past summer, the studio announced that a brand new Guardians of the Galaxy ride is coming to Disney's California Adventure. The attraction isn't set to open until the summer of 2017, coinciding with the release of Marvel's highly-anticipated sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but today we have a new video that reveal a closer look at this ride. We learned last year that this attraction will give fans a tour of Taneleer Tivan, a.k.a. The Collector's massive collection, and this new video takes us inside this huge facility.

The Disney Parks Blog debuted this new behind-the-scenes video and photos, with Joe Rohde, Creative Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering, describing this warehouse as a "fortress-like power plant." He also states that this warehouse holds The Collector's "irreplaceable collection" with items from all over the world. Back in August, Benicio del Toro was spotted wearing his Collector costume,
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Video: Take a Closer Look at Disneyland's Guardians Of The Galaxy Attraction Replacing Tower of Terror

Disneyland has unveiled a new video that provides a more detailed look at Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission: Breakout!, the new superhero-themed attraction that's replacing the park's beloved Tower of Terror. We saw some concept art during Comic-Con, and now there's a video that shows off some of the designs and colors fans will see when they approach the huge building housing the ride.

/Film has more info about the attraction's actual storyline:

In the storyline, The Collector’s Fortress is the “ideal location for The Collector to secure and show off his most prized acquisitions, the Guardians of the Galaxy.” Previously we learned that one member of the group, the intrepid Rocket, has escaped, and he calls upon brave visitors for help. Guests board a gantry lift which launches them into a daring adventure as they join Rocket in an attempt to set free his fellow Guardians.The new
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Video: Introducing “The Collector’s Fortress”: Disneyland’s Ugly-Looking Attraction Building For ‘Guardians of The Galaxy – Mission: Breakout’

Video: Introducing  “The Collector’s Fortress”: Disneyland’s  Ugly-Looking Attraction Building For ‘Guardians of The Galaxy – Mission: Breakout’
A massive transformation is now underway now at Disney California Adventure park, as the Hollywood Tower Hotel (the building that houses Twilight Zone’s Tower Of Terror) is being remodeled into The Collector’s Fortress. The lettering has been removed, and the building is now covered with scaffolding. Tower of Terror will make its final drop later […]

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Watch Black-ish Star Jenifer Lewis Sing as Her Disney Alter Ego

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The cast of black-ish filmed their third season premiere at Walt Disney World in August - "our big family vacation episode" as executive producer Jonathan Groff describes it - but one star is already a Disney Mvp. Jenifer Lewis, who plays outspoken Grandma Ruby on the ABC hit sitcom, also voices the role of Flo in the Cars movies. And she stole scenes in 2009's The Princess and the Frog as wise Mama Odie.(Lewis, 59, is a former Broadway performer with powerhouse pipes - for proof, watch the clip above!) Shooting at the Florida theme park gave the cast new
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Watch Black-ish Star Jenifer Lewis Sing as Her Disney Alter Ego

The cast of black-ish filmed their third season premiere at Walt Disney World in August – "our big family vacation episode" as executive producer Jonathan Groff describes it – but one star is already a Disney Mvp.

Jenifer Lewis, who plays outspoken Grandma Ruby on the ABC hit sitcom, also voices the role of Flo in the Cars movies. And she stole scenes in 2009's The Princess and the Frog as wise Mama Odie.

(Lewis, 59, is a former Broadway performer with powerhouse pipes – for proof, watch the clip above!)

Shooting at the Florida theme park gave the cast new opportunities to explore – and reminisce about past visits.
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With a movie like 'Tomorrowland,' it's a good thing 'Space Mountain' got scrapped for 'Star Wars'

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With a movie like 'Tomorrowland,' it's a good thing 'Space Mountain' got scrapped for 'Star Wars'
It was four short years ago that Disney tightened their grip on our collective pop culture nostalgia. Having already secured Marvel Entertainment, the House of Mouse turned their all-seeing eye to Lucasfilm. On October 30, 2012 the acquisition announcement was made and the rest is now history. At the time fans were leery of the purchase, worried that Star Wars would become sanitized to bring in the all-mighty dollar of the preschool set. But while those fears have since been laid to rest with the success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the merger wasn’t without its hiccups and casualties. One of them being an untitled sci-fi project by Max Landis, who was riding high off on the buzz Chronicle back in early 2012. First reported by Variety in January of 2012, the space adventure was axed as being “too similar” once they had Star Wars in their pocket. SlashFilm brought this tidbit
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Theme Park Bits: Eli Roth Comes to Halloween Horror Nights, an Never-Built Mary Poppins Ride, and a Very Early Look at a New ‘Star Trek’ Roller Coaster

Theme Park Bits: Eli Roth Comes to Halloween Horror Nights, an Never-Built Mary Poppins Ride, and a Very Early Look at a New ‘Star Trek’ Roller Coaster
In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Hostel director Eli Roth lends his talents to Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights. Visitors to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will get a Zootopia exclusive. Disneyland is getting a villain and ghost-themed Halloween parade. The dance troupe Jabbawockeez returns to Halloween Horror Nights. California Adventure’s Twilight Zone Tower of Terror […]

The post Theme Park Bits: Eli Roth Comes to Halloween Horror Nights, an Never-Built Mary Poppins Ride, and a Very Early Look at a New ‘Star TrekRoller Coaster appeared first on /Film.
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Rumor: Guardians Of The Galaxy Roller Coaster May Be Heading to Epcot

An attraction called Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission — Breakout! is replacing Disneyland's Tower of Terror ride, and if our comments section is any indication, a lot of fans aren't happy about it. But maybe they'll be more open to an additional Guardians-related ride that's rumored to be coming to Walt Disney World's Epcot Center.

Walt Disney World Today (via /Film) says that current Epcot attraction Ellen's Energy Adventure is going to be replaced with the first roller coaster in the park's history, a Guardians of the Galaxy-themed ride that "would feature both elaborate scenes and a long roller coaster portion." This is notable because it would be the first ride in the park's 35 year history to eschew the "edutainment" theme that they've cultivated there, and it would be only the sixth ride there to be categorized as "thrill."

Interestingly, there are apparently some major restrictions on the use
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Rumor: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Roller Coaster Planned for Epcot

Rumor: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Roller Coaster Planned for Epcot
After being rumored for months, Marvel confirmed at Comic-Con that Twilight Zone’s Tower of Terror would be replaced with a Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout ride in Disneyland Resort’s Disney California Adventure theme park. That’s not the only new Guardians of the Galaxy ride in the rumor mill, and the latest report claims a Guardians-themed roller […]

The post Rumor: ‘Guardians of the GalaxyRoller Coaster Planned for Epcot appeared first on /Film.
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Steven Tyler's "Crude Hand Gesture" Removed From Rock 'N' Roller Coaster at Disney World

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Disney parks are doing a complete overhaul. Is nothing sacred anymore? Are they so over catering to our millennial obsession with nostalgia? We'll let you be the judge. First, they did away with Disney Dollars and the fans Flipped. Then, they had the audacity to close down the Tower of Terror. You're killing us, Disney! The parks are taking after Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, giving us update after update we never knew we needed. Even updates we Know we never wanted. As we move into this new era of Disney and its famous parks, the PC police are on high alert. The latest change at Disney World? The Rock 'N' Roller Coaster, Wdwnt notes. That's right. To some, the update will...
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Marvel’s James Gunn addresses ‘Suicide Squad’s’ record-breaking opening & more

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Marvel’s James Gunn addresses ‘Suicide Squad’s’ record-breaking opening & more
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has wrapped production and fans are wondering what James Gunn's next project might be. Some are even tempting him with DC Comics properties, and he's revealed he's very open to the idea. Creators don't need to interact with fans but when they do and they're great at it, it's a really nice treat. Gunn is one of those creators. Recently he spoke on the San Diego Comic-Con footage from his upcoming Marvel release and why they chose not to release it to the public. But in a recent open Q&A on his Facebook page, the director got into all sorts of things. He addressed recent box office news regarding Suicide Squad's record-breaking opening: It beat us first weekend. We almost made more money second weekend. And there is a very likely chance we'll make more money at the end of the
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Steve Guttenberg Defends Bill Clinton’s Love of the ‘Police Academy’ Movies

Steve Guttenberg Defends Bill Clinton’s Love of the ‘Police Academy’ Movies
Among the many political leaders and ideals alluded to at the Democratic National Convention this week, one stood out as something of a non sequitur: the “Police Academy” movies. Former President Bill Clinton’s love of the comedy franchise came out during the DNC, which of course led to instant chatter on Twitter and even a callback in a later speech. Steve Guttenberg, one of the series’ stars, is pretty stoked: “We are all thrilled that both Bill and Chelsea let the secret out,” he wrote yesterday on CNN.

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“The great thing is that it is the truth,” the actor adds. “These are the films he likes.” Guttenberg then recalls meeting the then-president while filming “Home for the Holidays.” “One of the stories he told, was that he had had a challenging few days, and turned to the six-movie package
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