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‘Skull Island: Reign Of Kong’ Opens At Universal Orlando Resort
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Skull Island: Reign of Kong, a King Kong-themed attraction, opened today at the Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, FL.

The new attraction, which is located in Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park, allows park attendees to board a massive 40-foot-long, 17-ton expedition vehicle that reportedly navigates an “increasingly foreboding terrain” of Skull Island, home to the legendary King Kong, who also makes an appearance on the ride.

Check out the photos from the new attraction, along with video from its opening day, here below.

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Geek Peek: New Concept Art For Disneyland’s Star Wars Experience
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Disneyland has been experiencing some changes in the past few months and all of it will be leading up to the highly anticipated opening of the theme park’s expansion called The Star Wars Experience. And now, Disney has released new concept art of what we can expect to see in the latest addition to Disneyland.

Check out the concept art here below.

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Disney In Depth: Revisiting Even More Favorite Columns
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Last year, I shared with you readers some of my favorite editions of Disney In Depth over the course of the past several years. But those selections only scratched the surface. I take pride in each piece I write, though some, of course, especially excite me. Let’s revisit some more editions that take us from Disney-related destinations across the country, to areas within our own lives and recollections.

More below.

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Disney In Depth: Awaiting Shanghai Disneyland’s Majesty
Brett Nachman   |  @   |  

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Ever since the opening of Walt Disney World in 1971, a Magic Kingdom-style park has debuted in a different locale around the world in each subsequent decade. Tokyo Disneyland: 1983. Disneyland Paris (then called EuroDisneyland): 1992. Hong Kong Disneyland: 2005. On June 16, one of Disney’s most ambitious theme parks finally sees its day. Shanghai Disneyland Park, part of the Shanghai Disney Resort, a project in the works for more than 15 years, is an epic Magic Kingdom with unique experiences, Chinese cultural influences, and technological innovations.

As we anticipate the opening of Shanghai Disneyland, let’s peek through the curtain at what Disney has in store for its future guests.

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Disney In Depth: D23 Expo 2015’s 10 Best Reveals
Brett Nachman   |  @   |  

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We brought you on-site cover of D23 Expo, which included news about Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War and Alice Through The Looking Glass, amongst many others, bringing Disney fanboys and fangirls news of some of the Mouse House’s biggest announcements. The weekend rewarded thousands of eager attendees (and millions of those standing by online) for their patience with some incredible pieces of “breaking Disney news.”

Here are 10 of D23 Expo 2015’s best reveals (in order of “wow factor”).

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D23 Expo 2015: Disney Announces ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Toy Story,’ ‘Avatar’ Themed Lands
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Disney delivered lots of exciting news during their D23 Expo this past weekend, but their many big announcements weren’t just related to upcoming feature film releases. The company also shared some huge news regarding their theme parks.

The biggest of these announcements is that a pair of massive Star Wars themed lands are on the way, promising longtime fans of the franchise and the many new fans that upcoming movies will create alike the chance to step into a galaxy far, far away. Additionally, Disney also announced a new Toy Story themed land, an Avatar expansion, and an Iron Man experience.

You can learn about all of them and see some concept art that was released below.

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Disney In Depth: Disneyland Resort, My 6 Favorite Possessions
Brett Nachman   |  @   |  

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For the fifth and final consecutive week of this celebration of Disneyland Resort’s sixtieth anniversary, which has ranged from reflecting on favorite commercials to envisioning the future of the resort, I add even more of a personal touch to this edition.

Here are six of my favorite Disneyland Resort-related possessions that I have obtained over the years (more specifically, over the past two decades).

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Disney In Depth: Envisioning Disneyland Resort’s Next 60 Years
Brett Nachman   |  @   |  

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Disneyland has hit the 60th anniversary mark. Now what? The California theme park, which has belonged to the “Disneyland Resort” for the past 14 years, is in the early stages of a renewal. Though the advancements are not yet visible, the happiest place on earth will no doubt experience nothing short of a transformation over the coming years – especially over the course of the next six decades. If guests who first walked through Walt’s Main Street, U.S.A. on opening day could see Disneyland today, they may not be able to identify much of anything surrounding the hub. Disneyland, as well as experiences around its periphery, have changed – many of them for the better. But what will 2075 resemble?

Envisioning Disneyland Resort’s next 60 years requires remembering the park’s origins, tracking recent developments, and imagining the possibilities of the future.

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Disney In Depth: Remembering Disneyland’s Best Commercials
Brett Nachman   |  @   |  

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How do most of us find out about Disneyland for the first time? The television commercial, as antiquated as it may seem, represents an ideal vehicle for capturing its audience and compacting the most entertaining and persuasive content in 30 to 60 seconds.

As we recognize Disneyland’s 60th anniversary, we pay tribute to some of those commercials over the last many decades that prompted us to ask our families a simple question: “When can we go to Disneyland next?”

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Disney In Depth: 60 Favorite Things To Do At Disneyland (Part 2)
Brett Nachman   |  @   |  

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Planning a trip to Disneyland and want to make your experience more magical? Have you simply visited the parks more times than you can count, and seek to try something different? Here I continue my list of 60 Favorite Things To Do At Disneyland. Why 60? Paying homage to the park’s diamond anniversary, of course!

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