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Disney’s Golden Oak Movie Ranch Expansion Moves Forward

Disney’s ambitious expansion plan for their Golden Oak movie ranch in Placerita Canyon was approved unanimously on Wednesday by the Los Angeles Regional Planning Commission. The Golden Oak Ranch has long been the Walt Disney Studios goto location for small … Continue reading

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Return of the Orlando Theme Park Wars?

Orlando in the 1990’s was bookended by stiff competition between Disney and its rival Universal Studios. When Michael Eisner got wind that Disneyland’s cross-town rival Universal Studios was preparing to open in Orlando as well, he rushed the mouse’s plans … Continue reading

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Construction Begins on new Festival of the Lion King Location

Construction walls have appeared in the corner of Africa in Disney’s Animal Kingdom where the show building and facilities for the park’s popular show Festival of the Lion King will be moving. In January, we reported on leaked plans for … Continue reading

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Imagineer Chris Beatty on Creative Process Behind New Fantasyland

As part of the New Fantasyland grand opening event, I had the opportunity to interview Imagineer Chris Beatty who was creative director for the expansion. During the roundtable discussion Beatty explained the process of designing a new attraction with a … Continue reading

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New Fantasyland Introduction From Tom Staggs

Last night, the media was invited to get acquainted with New Fantasyland expansion at the Magic Kingdom at a special party. When Tom Staggs moved from Disney CFO to Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts he played an important … Continue reading

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