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Report Claims Final Splash Mountain Scene Will Be “Drastically Altered” 

Splash Mountain Showboat

Splash Mountain fans have been gutted since the last log flume plunged into the briar patch at Disneyland’s Critter Country. Voted the most popular ride at Disney even after its demise, according to MagicGuides, the banished Splash Mountain attraction continues to be erased from the Disney Parks after its tree stump held court for the last 34 years. With relics ...

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Pirate Fans Rejoice After Disneyland Finally Updates Ride

pirates cheering and jack sparrow animatronic

These days, Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort Guests are becoming more and more disillusioned during their Disney vacations as rides’ disrepair becomes more obvious and ride breakdowns become more common. The Disney ride that inspired the hit Pirates of the Caribbean films is actually so unfortunate when it comes to breakdowns or malfunctions that theme park Guests now allot ...

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Are Robot Character Meet and Greets in Disney’s Future?

Disney Character Robots

Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro gave the attendants of South by Southwest (SXSW 2023) a glimpse at the latest way Walt Disney Imagineering is able to bring characters to life, and one has to wonder what this new technology means for Cast Members. We recently shared a video of Mr. D’Amaro debuting a prototype android of what appears to be ...

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Video: Buzz Lightyear Animatronic’s Hand Falls Off

Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin

Another animatronic malfunction has been reported at Disney World’s Tomorrowland. But, surprisingly enough, this one story does not involve The Carousel of Progress. The animatronic in question is the life-size Buzz Lightyear action figure found in the briefing section of the queue for Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin at Magic Kingdom Park. A video uploaded to TikTok by @everythingdisney123 shows ...

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Disney Cast Member Jobs You Never Knew About

Design Process in Imagineering

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work as a Disney Cast Member? If you’re thinking of Cast Members as part of a “cast” in the way of performers or those who are part of the entertainment crew, then you would only be partially right. The Walt Disney Company’s use of the term “Cast Member” actually extends ...

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