Disney unveils popular new and revamped attractions

waltz disney (SAY) – Get The Walt Disney Company Report theme parks are constantly planning new attractions and rides to pique customer interest and deal with competition from Comcast ownership (CMCSA) – Get Comcast Corporation Class A Common Stock Report compete with Universal Studios.

The battle between Disney and Universal theme parks in California and Florida began to escalate in 2010 after Universal Orlando Resort introduced the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to Islands of Adventure. It then added Wizarding World to Universal Studios Orlando in 2014 and Universal Studios Hollywood in California in 2016.

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Disney responded to Universal’s expansion with the addition of Pandora – The World of Avatar land to Animal Kingdom at Disney World in Orlando in 2017. It also added Toy Story Land to its Disney Hollywood Studios in Orlando in 2018.

The Mouse House followed these new lands with the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland in Anaheim, California in May 2019 and Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in August 2019. Disney then added an extremely popular ride at Galaxy’s Edge. , Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Hollywood Studios in December 2019 and at Disneyland in January 2020.

Universal had to rise to the challenge and in June 2021 opened Jurassic World VelociCoaster at Islands of Adventure, then announced that it would open Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2023. Rumors also say that Universal Hollywood is planning a Fast & Furious Drifting Coaster with no opening date announced.

Universal is also planning a new theme park in Orlando, Epic Universe, which is expected to include roller coasters and will open in 2025.

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Not to be outdone, Disney’s Epcot in Orlando in October 2021 opened Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure ride and on May 27 opened the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind roller coaster. In May, Disney also began testing its new Tron Lightcycle Run roller coaster ride, which has been under construction since 2018, at the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, but no opening date has been determined.

“Fantasmic!”, a long-running nighttime show at Disneyland and Hollywood Studios, returned to Disneyland on May 28 and is expected to return to Hollywood Studios later this year, but no return date has yet been announced. “Fantastic!” originated in Disneyland in 1992 and closed when the park closed due to the covid pandemic in March 2020. The Nighttime Show opened at Hollywood Studios in 1998 and also closed in March 2020 due to the pandemic.

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Launch of new attractions

Disney will premiere the June 13 debut of “Finding Nemo: The Big Blue…and Beyond!” at Animal Kingdom in Orlando. The musical narrates the show “Finding Nemo – The Musical,” which was first staged in 2007, according to a statement.

The fully updated 25-minute show tells the story of Marlin and Nemo – an overprotective clownfish father and his curious son – through a production that combines music, puppets, dancers and animated sets. Marlin and Nemo each embark on a separate journey that teaches them to better love and understand each other. In this adaptation of that “Finding Nemo” tale, the storytellers are a group of fish living at the Marine Life Institute.

“Finding Nemo: The Big Blue…and Beyond!” will be presented several times a day at the Theater in the Wild at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.

Disney World will once again host a classic dinner show at the Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground on June 23, “Hoop-Dee-Doo-Musical Revue.” The show, which first appeared at Disney World in 1974, includes singing, comedy and a feast of fried chicken, smoked barbecue ribs, side dishes and strawberry shortcake. This show will include an updated storyline and sets.

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