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Disney In Depth: Studio Backlot Tour Closes At Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Brett Nachman   |  

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“Hooray for Hollywood” was once the signature tune of the then-named Disney-MGM Studios. For the past seven years the park has existed under Disney’s Hollywood Studios label. After more than 25 years, the park’s original main attraction quickly closed.

The end of the Studio Backlot Tour mirrors the major changes irrefutably in store for the park in the near future. Let’s remember the attraction and imagine the possibilities in store for the park with this newly available space.

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Disney In Depth: 10 Most Overlooked Walt Disney World Attractions
Brett Nachman   |  

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If you have the opportunity to visit Walt Disney World, you must know which rides and shows everyone queues up for at the start of the day. At Epcot, all race toward Soarin’ or Test Track. For Animal Kingdom, Expedition Everest, and Kilimanjaro Safaris bring the longest lines. But many attractions are often unfortunately overlooked, namely because many other spectacles distract guests’ attention.

The purpose behind this Disney In Depth is to honor the many shows, exhibits, films, and rides that may be forgotten in the mix of the most popular attractions at Walt Disney World. Here are my 10 Most Overlooked Walt Disney World Attractions.

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‘Frozen’ Attraction To Replace Maelstrom Ride In Disney World’s Norway Pavilion
Empress Eve   |  

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Since its 2013 release and subsequent smash success at the box office, Disney’s Frozen has had a presence in its Disney World theme park. There’s the “Anna and Elsa’s Royal Welcome” meet and greet with Queen Elsa and Princess Anna in EPCOT; the “For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration” singalong in Disney’s Hollywood Studios; the “Frozen Fireworks Spectacular” at the Magic Kingdom,” and much more, all of which has been met with great reception. So, it’s no surprise that Disney has plans to expand the world of Frozen further into their theme park.

Disney has announced plans for a Frozen attraction at the Norway Pavilion in the World Showcase portion of Disney World’s EPCOT park. Construction will begin soon to refurbish the current Maelstrom ride, which will close after October 5, 2014. The new Frozen attraction is said to bring guests to Arendelle, immersing them in moments and music from the film.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Awesome Mix Tape Dance Party Added To Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ ‘Villains Unleashed’
Empress Eve   |  

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has not only smashed box office records, its soundtrack, Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 (which we went over in detail here), hit Number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart last week. So, it goes without saying that people love Guardians and want more of it.

Now, Guardians is infiltrating one of the Disney theme parks when the “Awesome Mix Tape Dance Party” segment comes to “Villains Unleashed,” a separate ticketed event taking place at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for one night only — August 23, 2014.

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‘Dracula Untold’ Coming To Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights
Empress Eve   |  

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Universal Studios continues to announce their new theme park attractions for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights, the annual horror-themed ticketed event. Along with attractions like The Walking Dead: The End of the Line, From Dusk Till Dawn, Face Off: In the Flesh, The Purge: Anarchy, and the recently announced AVP: Alien vs. Predator, comes word of Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood.

The new maze attraction is inspired by Universal Pictures’ upcoming film Dracula Untold starring Luke Evans that tells the tale of Vlad Tepes, the real-life 13th century ruler and inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Starting Friday, September 19, 2014, guests who enter the maze in either California’s Universal Studios Hollywood in California or Florida’s Universal Orlando Resort theme parks will witness the “atrocities Dracula imposed on his victims in the most frightening and immersive way possible.”

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