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Disney is celebrating 100 years with an adult-oriented immersive experience coming to London, Berlin and Paris in 2023


Disney’s Lunar New Year Celebrations have made a triumphant return to the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, US.


A new report from financial market specialist


Disney is facing criticism from a high-profile investor that is unusual in the business world: that it is squeezing money out of its theme park customers.


Nike chair and Disney director Mark Parker is set to succeed Susan Arnold as Disney’s new chairman


A ride under construction for more than five years thanks to the pandemic, Tron Lightcycle / Run is nearing completion with the attraction finally given an official opening date.


Disney is introducing a number of consumer-friendly changes to its US parks, including an increase on the number of days its lowest-priced ticket will be available and increased access for annual passholders


It’s a new year with old records just waiting to be broken by some incredible new projects. Here are twelve blockbuster rollercoaster openings for the coming year


Disney CEO Bob Iger told hybrid employees on Monday (January 9) that they must return to corporate offices four days a week.


A new version of Amazon’s Alexa digital voice assistant will come complete with Disney branding and the ability to work alongside the operator’s MagicBand+ technology



A new museum dedicated to Broadway has opened its doors in New York City.


Ken Griffin, CEO of multinational hedge fund and financial services company Citadel, has given 10,000 members of staff and their families a trip to Disney World.


Following Bob Iger’s unexpected and sudden return to Disney last month, the company’s chief financial officer Christine McCarthy has emerged as a leading contender to eventually take over the attraction’s industry’s top job.


Disney has announced that Splash Mountain will close its doors in January ahead of a refurbishment and retheming that will take out references to the controversial


Disney Parks has teamed up with the Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs (RICE) to introduce a supply chain accelerator programme focused on transforming the businesses of diverse entrepreneurs


A sculpture famously part of Banksy’s Dismaland is about to be auctioned off with half the proceeds going to aid the refugees depicted in the art work.


Shanghai Disneyland has been temporarily shut down once again thanks to Covid-19 protocols in China.


Real Madrid’s president Florentino Perez worked with a team of Disney executives including former CEO Michael Eisner on a plan to turn the world-famous football club into a theme park




A report from The Wall Street Journal has suggested that Bob Iger, who this week was reappointed as Disney CEO, disapproved of a number of decisions made by his successor and now also predecessor, Bob Chapek.


Dronisos is seeking partners in the US following a successful year, which saw the company serve as a technology partner for Disneyland Paris


The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) has recognised Futuroscope’s Chasseurs de Tornades (Tornado Chaser) with a Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement.


More than 36,000 people travelled to Orlando in November for the annual spectacular known as IAAPA Expo. Planet Attractions was in attendance


The attractions industry and wider attractions community has paid tribute to the legendary Alberto Zamperla following his death last week aged 71


In a shocking move, Disney has reappointed Bob Iger as CEO, effective immediately, as Bob Chapek is ousted after less than three years in the role


We're in a packed theatre for this year's Legends Panel, talking Epcot and creativity with Rick Rothschild, Bob Weiss, Jodi McLaughlin, Kartika Rodriguez and panel host Bob Rogers.


IAAPA has unveiled the list of finalists for its prestigious Brass Ring Awards, with winners to be announced during a special ceremony at this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida


The 2022 edition of IAAPA will see experience and attraction design firm Scruffy Dog return to the trade show floor for the first time since 2017


Industry legends Joan Ganz Cooney, Xavier Lopez Ancona, Darrell Metzger and Dennis Speigel are all set to be inducted into IAAPA’s prestigious Hall of Fame at this month’s IAAPA Expo


Visitors to Shanghai Disney were shut inside the park, with people not allowed to leave the popular theme park until they were able to show a negative Covid test.


Disney World’s Blizzard Beach waterpark will reopen to the public next month with new Frozen additions following a lengthy refurbishment


Creative firm Zeitgeist Design and Production is behind three of this year’s haunted houses at Hersheypark’s Halloween spectacular Dark Nights


A world-first theme and waterpark utilising Sony IPs has opened its doors in Pattaya, Thailand


AVIXA produces a number of popular events around the world, including InfoComm and Integrated Systems Europe. The organisation's regional manager for the UK and Ireland, Ben Barnard, spoke to Planet Attractions


Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea are set to reduce annual visitor numbers by 20% by 2024 - a major shift in emphasis for the park to provide greater customer satisfaction from less congestion and shorter wait times for attractions.


A panel of industry legends will share their stories about the creation and evolution of Disney’s Epcot at this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida


More than a foot of rain fell overnight in Orange County last night with winds of up to 80mph, according to reports, with Disney World, Universal and other major theme parks in the area affected by the weather event.


Katapult brought its entire team down to this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe in London. The company’s creative strategist, Kelly Herrick, spoke to Planet Attractions


Vantage announced the launch of The Joy Economy at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe. Planet Attractions spoke to the Whitewater division’s new president, Michael Jungen, about the campaign and what he hopes to deliver with the technology


After initially monitoring the approach of Hurricane Ian, Florida’s major theme parks have all taken the decision to close for both today (September 28) and Thursday (September 29).


As Florida prepares for the arrival of Hurricane Ian, here’s how the state’s theme parks are handling the situation


Leading drone entertainment specialist Dronisos has confirmed that Disneyland Paris’ has extended the run of its DLight daily show for an additional 12 months.


IAAPA Expo Europe is coming to London this September. Here’s everything you need to know about the event


OCT Group has debuted a first-of-its-kind attraction at its new Fabland Valley Resort in China. Triotech’s Ernest Yale and Nol van Genuchten speak to Planet Attractions about the exciting new multi-path dark ride, how it came to be and what it could mean for future attractions


The multi-million-euros project will enable PortAventura to get one-third of its annual energy from clean electricity, and should be ready to power the park by the end of the year


As well as multi-sensory, playful and colourful installations, the attraction has a café, bar and retail store


Disney has shared the latest update in its ongoing overhaul of Epcot - a brand new Moana attraction inspired by water.


Disney’s Big Thunder Mountain is about to get the Hollywood treatment with the classic ride set to be turned into its own feature film.


Bob Chapek has been questioned about anger on social media over increasing park prices with the Disney CEO telling


SeaWorld, Cedar Fair and Universal have all experienced strong second quarters with the operators also revealing some hints as to what’s coming for each in the near future


Whispering Canyon Café, an eatery located inside Disney’s Wilderness Lodge at the Disney World resort, offers a unique dining experience for its visitors.


While Shangai Disney Resort has not revealed an opening date for its Zootopia attraction, the immersive land is coming together with new images showing skyscrapers being lifted into the park for installation.


Following news that Mickey Mouse - the mascot of Disney and an icon of the entertainment giant’s theme parks - could soon follow in the footsteps of Winnie the Pooh and become public domain in 2024, the future of the mouse’s likeness has been revealed, and it’s good news for Disney.


Disneyland’s Finding Nemo attraction has undergone a complete renovation, with the new attraction reopening to the public after a year-long closure



Disney is about to launch its upgraded MagicBand+, with the wearable technology offering a host of new features for visitors


Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


Planet Attractions travelled to Belgium recently to meet Peter van der Schans, IAAPA’s new executive director and vice president for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region. Here’s what he had to say


The Avengers have assembled, this time in Paris for the launch of Avengers Campus at Disneyland Paris with stars Brie Larson, Pom Klementieff and Iman Vellani (and even Bob Chapek) all on-hand for the spectacular opening event


Actor and former professional wrestler Dave Bautista took a trip to Epcot this week, with Drax the Destroyer himself taking a ride on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.



It’s back! Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


Following its official christening yesterday, Disney Cruise Line has released new imagery from the ceremony, celebrating the landmark launch.


The Disney Wish will soon set sail with visitors on board following a special christening event in Port Canaveral, Florida


After months of speculation, Disney has extended the contract of Bob Chapek, with the company CEO set to stay at its head until at least 2025


Navigating through the pandemic and handling operations not only in parks, but across all of Disney’s various outlets, stepping into Bob Iger’s shoes has not been an easy task for Bob Chapek.


The new Finding Nemo production opened at Animal Kingdom in early June and features a new script and set design


Shanghai is awaiting the full reopening of Shanghai Disney Resort, and a return to normality in general by the end of June, with a partial reopening this week signalling the first steps towards that goal in the Chinese city.


During a traditional maritime ceremony held yesterday (June 9) in Bremerhaven, Germany, Disney Cruise Line (DCL) took delivery of its newest ship, the Disney Wish.


You might remember a few months ago a cleverly-edited video made it look like the Spider-Man animatronic at Avengers Campus had crashed into a wall. Well, you no longer need the edited version, as Peter Parker really did endure a crash landing, causing some damage to Avengers Campus in the process.


With Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind now open at Walt Disney World, Disney has released a behind-the-scenes look at how the attraction and its special scenes have been brought to life


Shanghai Disney Resort has said that it will reopen some retail and park areas from Friday but the main Disneyland park, Disneytown and its two resort hotels will remain closed until further notice.


Thank You Walt Disney, Inc has launched a virtual tour of Walt Disney’s historic Laugh-O-Gram Studio, with the historic animation site set to open to the public following work in Q4 2023


Anika Noni Rose, who voiced Tiana in the 2009 hit, revealed that The Princess and the Frog ride could open in 2024 during an appearance on US morning show Live with Kelly and Ryan


Staffing struggles following pandemic cutbacks continue to cause issues for a number of industries, especially the visitor attractions industry, which is now having to deal with larger crowds following restricted audiences for the last two years.



The cartoon twins are popular in Malaysia and Indonesia, and will be used as the IP for the proposed attraction




Actor Chris Evans has revealed that starting tomorrow (May 20th), guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Disney World Resort will be able to get an early look at scenes from Disney and Pixar’s newest sci-fi adventure,


How do you develop a POS system that caters to both digital natives and the generation before them? Convious’s Miendu Dang has the answers


Returning this Autumn, Disney Cruise Line’s Halloween on the High Seas will include new one-of-a-kind Halloween experiences


Following the RWS acquisition of The Experience Department, Planet Attractions travelled to ted HQ to meet RWS CEO Ryan Stana and ted CEO Robin Breese-Davies to see what’s next following the landmark deal


The Delaware Museum of Nature and Science is set to reopen on May 23 following an extensive renovation



Former Disney man Michael Jungen has taken up a new position as the president of WhiteWater’s Vantage division.




What can the House of Gucci movie teach us about sustainability? WhiteWater’s Una de Boer tells all


Leaders in the themed entertainment industry gathered last month for the return of TEA Summit and Thea Awards Gala for the first time in two years. Christine Kerr on behalf of the TEA and Nicole Sangster from Thea Award recipients Simworx both report on the event


Lin-Manuel Miranda says that Disney’s Imagineers ‘are on it’ when it comes to the development of a new Encanto attraction for Disney’s theme parks


Disney has parted ways with its head of corporate affairs, following a turbulent few months for the company in terms of public relations.



As part of its continued transformation, Disney World’s Epcot has officially opened Connections Café - a new addition promising a unique dining experience for its visitors.


Tarzan’s Treehouse at Disneyland in California, US, is set to get a complete overhaul for the second time in its 59-year history, with the attraction to be rethemed with a new IP in 2022.


While Florida's governor Ron DeSantis may have targetted Disney last week with a bill that sees the company lose control of its ability to self-govern its theme parks and resorts in the state, hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks recently lavished on the entertainment giant will reportedly remain untouched.


The Hettema Group and Themespace are to combine their talents to form a single independent creative studio known as THG



With Hong Kong’s worst outbreak of Covid-19 finally starting to subside, authorities have relaxed pandemic restrictions, meaning that Disneyland and Ocean Park can finally reopen their doors.



ted is the latest company to come under the RWS umbrella, with the entertainment group now able to add a number of new strings to its ever-expanding bow


Disney’s opposition to Florida’s contentious new state law which limits discussion of LGBTQ issues in schools could see the operator lose its self-governing status as a result of suspending political donations



Cityneon, Disney Location-Based Experiences and Lightstorm Entertainment have collaborated to develop an all-new Avatar attraction coming to Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay later this year


With Marvel’s


Could Bob Iger be Chelsea FC’s co-saviour? The former Disney man has been linked as an investor for the Premier League club alongside Steve Pagliuca


You CAN talk about Bruno at Disneyland this spring, with the multi-Platinum-certified song set to take over the iconic It’s a Small World ride as part of an Encanto celebration


Walkman’s at the ready, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind finally has its launch date, with the Vekoma reverse launch coaster set to make its debut in May.


Disney continues to do damage control over Florida’s controversial ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill with some employees staging a walkout over its response to the legislation.


Shanghai Planetarium, Shanghai Museum and more than 100 city parks have already closed to the public


The immersive experiential design firm won in the category for ‘Best Use of VR’ for its Machu Picchu and the Spirit of the Condor virtual reality (VR) experience


Disney’s Bob Chapek has denounced a bill aimed at banning the discussion of LGBTQ+ issues in the classroom but the Human Rights Campaign has refused a Disney donation, saying the statement doesn’t go far enough


Shanghai Disney Resort and McDonald’s China have announced a strategic alliance agreement for a multi-year collaboration that will see Disney products supplied as part of Chinese Happy Meals.


Discussing rising ticket costs at Disney’s parks, company CFO Christine McCarthy has defended prices, saying that new price tiers will cater to all audiences.



Leading experience designers Thinkwell have been acquired by Tait


Disney’s Imagination Campus has released a new look at the iconic Space Mountain from a STEM perspective, exploring the science and technology behind the attraction while also looking at the role that energy and acceleration play in the design of rollercoasters.


Disney has shared a sneak peek at Disney’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind ride at Epcot, with Liz Diaz, senior ride development engineer for Disney Imagineering unveiling the load station and Starjumpers for the hotly-anticipated attraction.


Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea have welcomed a combined 800 million visitors since opening in 1983 and 2001, the Tokyo Disney Resort has revealed.


Gail Evans has been named executive vice president, chief digital and technology officer for Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.


Disney has released a statement in response to the Ukraine crisis, which includes a pause on its theatrical releases in Russia and a pledge to provide aid and assistance to refugees.


Visitors to Avengers Campus at Disney Calfornia Adventure can now see a plaque honouring 100 years of the legacy of Stan Lee as they enter the land.


One Twitter user has taken lessons learned from Imagineering in a Box - Disney Imagineering's free, online educational curriculum from the Kahn Academy - to recreate the Yeti at Animal Kingdom using just Lego, wool and modelling clay.


How does an immersive experience tie in with the metaverse? John Munro, CEO and chief creative officer for storytellers Immersive has the answers


Continuing a long-running Super Bowl tradition, three Super Bowl-winning members of the Los Angeles Rams are making their way to Disneyland


Disney doubled revenues at its parks in its second quarter, with Bob Chapek saying that there is more storytelling infused into every aspect of a visit to a Disney park than ever before


SeaWorld has looked to Disney for its most recent senior appointment, with the operator naming industry veteran Jim Lake as the new president of its San Diego theme park.


One of Asia’s most anticipated theme parks has finally opened its doors with Genting SkyWorlds offering a number of Fox IPs and attractions following a near-decade-long wait



Disney has been named one of the most admired companies in the world, with the operator ranking high in the annual list from


Disney is celebrating Black History Month through February with a series of productions honouring the contributions of its black cast members, creators, fans and guests.


With so many big things coming in the year ahead, we’ve rounded up all the key events taking place this year. Welcome to your attractions calendar for 2022.


Disney Animation has revealed that parts of Encanto were inspired by dark rides, leading to fans calling for the smash hit to get its own attraction at Epcot


Disney Imagineer Zach Riddley has offered a sneak peek at Epcot’s upcoming attraction - Guardian’s of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind - sharing new images of the Nova Crops Starblaster ship currently being installed at the park.




The Avengers are leading the way for Disneyland Paris’ 30th-anniversary celebrations, with the rest of the Disney gang not too far behind in an exciting year for the French attraction


Set to premiere in 2023, Pixar Day at Sea is a brand new voyage from the Disney Cruise Line, with the exclusive event coming to the operator’s Disney Fantasy ship next January


Honouring East Asian traditions, Disney’s Lunar New Year celebration has returned to the Disneyland Resort in California


Both Bob Iger and Bob Chapek received huge pay boosts in 2021, with Disney’s top men pulling in a staggering US$74.8m between them last year


Just in time to celebrate its 30th anniversary this year, the Sleeping Beauty Castle has reopened to guests at Disneyland Paris following a 12 months renovation period


The French government has now made it legally necessary to be vaccinated to access cultural events, theme parks, ski lifts, eateries, bars and most forms of long-distance transport - the bill was passed on Sunday (January 16) and will likely be in place by Friday (January 21).


Check out this epic creation from Kragle Kreations, who has recreated the entire Magic Kingdom at Disney World from Lego.


The video of Spider-Man having a less than graceful landing so far has more than 822,000 likes with 4.3 million views but don't panic! Spidey is all good.



Disney World has revealed how it doesn’t let its life-sized gingerbread Christmas displays go to waste - by donating them to swarms of bees.



Design group and immersive experience creators Thinkwell have announced the promotion of Jason McManus to the new role of principal.


We’re not far off Mark Zuckerberg’s big reveal of the metaverse and what that means for the future, but when it comes to attractions, there are some companies already well ahead of the curve. Andrew Jacobs, accesso’s chief commercial officer, explains what it means for operators to be in a mobile-first world.


Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


Disney’s recently-departed CEO, Bob Iger, has stated his belief that a merger deal between Disney and Apple would likely have “gotten there” over time.


ShopDisney has launched a collectable Cinderella doll in honour of Disney World’s 50th anniversary.


Orange County – the home of both Universal and Disney’s Florida operations – has been declared a Covid-19 hotspot


The news has been making the rounds this weekend that Disney boss Bob Chapek does not want to be seen as a ‘cost-cutter’.



Is it really Christmas without a bit of a singsong? We don’t think so and neither it seems does Disneyland Paris, which has shared a singalong version of its new parade song; ‘Shine A Light, Shine A Light!’


The Met is taking its first-ever look at Disney’s theme parks as part of a special exhibition dedicated to the inspirations behind Walt Disney’s most iconic creations


Tis the season to be jolly AND to give gifts, so why not give a special gift to a special someone from your favourite attraction? We took a look at some of our favourite stocking fillers from the world’s biggest attractions


Following the announcement during this year’s IAAPA Expo for the recipients of the 28th Annual Thea Awards, outgoing TEA International Board President Chuck Fawcett has donned a tuxedo for a formal announcement of the award winners.


We asked some of the industry’s top names from Disney and Universal where it all started for them - with their first-ever ride experience


Bob Iger is set to hand the reins over to Susan Arnold, who becomes the first woman to be appointed Disney chairman in the company’s history


The show has been exclusively developed for the Disney Wish and will feature a reimagined script and score


Winners were announced in a special ceremony during the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida


The six-zone Paramount Film and Television Park is part of a US$8 billion tourism development and is expected to open in Yunnan province in 2024


A six-storey ski paradise and Viking-themed waterpark are set to open next year in Shanghai


For a limited time starting November 21, visitors to Downtown Disney will be able to experience Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge in virtual reality


A large number of countries can now travel to the US, with the UK, Brazil, China, India, Ireland, South Africa, Iran and the Schengen countries - a group of 26 European nations - all able to travel under COVID-related restrictions.


Meow Wolf, Grona Lund and Xcaret are among the winners of this year’s Brass Ring Awards


Disney World isn’t the only one celebrating 50 years, with one of Australia’s most popular enterprises - Sea World - turning 50 on Saturday (October 30).


Alice in Wonderland has reached the grand old age of 70 and as a result the Disney Imagination Campus has taken a look at the science behind its historic Mad Tea Party attraction


Shanghai Disneyland is reopening to the public after a single case of Covid-19 caused the park to be shut down and all of its guests tested


Disney is entering the running early this year for the Christmas ad to warm your heart. Check out 'The Stepdad' below.


The Shanghai Disney Resort has been placed under temporary lockdown as the resort cooperated with pandemic investigation in another province.


Delayed due to the pandemic, the Toy Story Hotel at Tokyo Disney Resort has finally been given its opening date - April 5, 2022.


When it comes to global trends this is THE next big thing and there’s a good chance you don’t quite know what it means yet. Welcome to the metaverse and here’s exactly why you need to get in on the ground floor.


IAAPA has named Kelly Repass as its new director of global research, with Repass set to develop a new strategy for the IAAPA research programme, also overseeing its implementation and execution.


Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, Anthony Mackie, Brie Larson and more have lent their talents to the Disney Cruise Line’s upcoming Marvel Experience



The Disneyland Resort in California has announced some adjustments to its theme park ticket pricing, with the attraction moving from a five-tier demand pricing structure for one-day tickets to a six-tier system.


It’s back! Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


Did you know that Wayne Brady once played Tigger at Disney World? It was one of the TV star’s first jobs ever and was just the beginning of what would be a stellar career in entertainment.



Disney has debuted it's brand new Disney Genie app at Walt Disney World, with the service coming soon to Disneyland as well.





Visitors to Disney's Hollywood Studios can now get a sneak peak at the upcoming Disney Wish cruise shop with a special exhibition exploring the upcoming vessel.



Disneyland is getting its first movie with Halloween’s David Gordon Green lined up to direct the origin story of origin stories


The popular Museum of Ice Cream is coming to Chicago in 2022, with the interactive experience set to make its debut inside the historic Tribune Tower


As part of its 50-year anniversary celebrations, Disney World has teamed up with McDonald’s to bring the magic to its Happy Meals.


A panel of industry legends will share their stories about the creation of Universal’s ever-popular Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man dark ride at this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando


With Evergande at risk of complete collapse thanks to US$305bn worth of debts, the future of its portfolio of 15 theme parks across China is currently uncertain


From October 7 Universal Studios Hollywood and Six Flags Magic Mountain will both be affected by new rules that require proof of vaccination before entry


An all-new holiday store called Plaza Point is opening soon at Disneyland. A new video released by Disney takes viewers behind the scenes to learn about some of the store details and get a look at some of the skilled artistry that’s underway in preparation for opening day.


October 1 marks a huge landmark for Disney World, which has kicked off celebrations for its 50th anniversary.


Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


Bob Chapek believes Disney’s parks division has emerged stronger than when the company entered the global pandemic


2022 is looking good for the Disney Cruise Line, with Disney boss Bob Chapek revealing an upward booking trajectory in terms of demand through the next year


Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is the main feature of the expanded French pavilion which will make its debut next month to kickstart Disney World’s 50th-anniversary celebrations


Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


Everything is about to get bigger (and smaller) as Disney continues to take the world by storm with its latest animatronic projects


Disney has introduced a new digital service offering personalised itineraries for visitors wanting to get the most out of their day at one of the operator’s parks


Disney’s NBA attraction hasn’t been a slam dunk for the operator, with reports suggesting the attraction will not reopen following its COVID-enforced closure in 2020


The spookiest time of the year has started at the Magic Kingdom


Biden’s installation forms part of a recent renovation of the attraction, which reopened in early August


The poster features several Star Wars figures, which, according to Disney, are meant to represent the guests and the choose-your-own-adventure-style experience they’ll undertake at the hotel


Hailed as one of the world’s best dark ride attractions, Universal’s Spider-Man dark ride will be celebrated at this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando with the return of the popular Legends Panel event


Disney has released a new docuseries exploring how it managed to bring some of its most popular attractions to life


Disney’s Jungle Cruise has undergone a full reimagining, with the ride experience completely modernised to ‘better reflect and value diversity’


We spoke to Triotech’s Ernest Yale and Nol van Genuchten about Knott’s Berry Farm’s iconic Bear-y Tales dark ride, which has been reimagined for a brand new audience more than three decades later


Disney is promising a first-ever Marvel-cinematic dining adventure with the debut of Avengers: Quantum Encounter on board the Disney Wish


IAAPA supports the lifting of US travel restrictions, Donkey Kong could be making his way to Universal’s theme parks, George Osborne becomes British Museum chairman and Portugal has welcomed Europe’s first five-person water coaster. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions.


Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


As the COVID tide begins to turn, the recreation sector looks set to bounce back with a new report suggesting the market could be worth as much as US$1.92tn by 2025


Belgium agrees to help the Congo recover its lost heritage, Ireland’s €73m tourism investment, Africa remodels its tourism outlook and a snow-topped waterpark comes to China. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions


Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


Continuing its 50-year anniversary celebrations, Disney is offering 50 people in the US a trip to Disney World in recognition of their acts of kindness, compassion and creativity


A toppled slave-trader statue goes on display, Disney launches a teacher-led education scheme, Hawking’s office to go on display and Sega eyes Sonic theme parks. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions


Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


The production opens on June 16, marking the resorts five-year anniversary


In collaboration with teachers, Disney is introducing students to ‘imagination-powered learning’ with the launch of the Disney Imagination Campus education scheme


Captain America, Ant-Man and Bob Chapek assemble for the launch of Avengers Campus, Chris Jericho rides the Voyage, a UK-only cruise is barred from the UK and Amsterdam starts trailing the use of autonomous boats. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions


Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


Disney has brought Marvel to life like never before with the launch of Avengers Campus at Disneyland California Adventure


Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


Disney has honoured 92-year-old cast member and World War II veteran Alex Stromski with a special flag raising ceremony


It’s been a year of turmoil for the theme park industry, with Disney boss Bob Chapek hoping for an end to the chaos towards the end of 2021


Where exactly is the line when it comes to improving the visitor experience and interfering with historic sites?


Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


Celebrating 100 years of Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park, the under-construction Phoenix coaster represents the largest investment in the attraction’s history


Fit for a Disney prince or princess, the penthouse suite aboard the upcoming Disney Wish cruise liner is promising to be one of the operator’s most spectacular accommodation offerings ever


Tokyo Disney has limited capacity and reduced the opening times in an effort to curb a rise of COVID-19 cases in the region


Going behind-the-scenes for the development of Legoland Windsor’s newest attraction, an evening with a videogame industry legend, the immersive Doctor Who experience coming to London and the Smithsonian’s latest out-of-this-world acquisition. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions


Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


The gallery will raise its national and international profiles with a major social media campaign and digital content subscriptions


Take a look at what Avengers Campus cast members will be wearing ahead of its public launch on June 4


"We're powering the magic by harnessing the power of the sun"


Coming to the hotly-anticipated Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser hotel experience, Disney has unveiled what looks like the most realistic lightsaber ever created


The rich and powerful were recently taught a lesson that being rich and powerful only goes so far. Taking a lesson from the PR disaster that was the attempt to franchise European football, it’s time for attractions operators to recognise that while they might own it, it’s certainly not theirs...


A new ride from Triotech celebrating 100 years of Knott’s Berry Farm, the Jurassic world exhibition coming to North America, Disney’s next step in robotics and WWE looking at building a physical Hall of Fame. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions


Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


Disney Wish will set sail for the first time in June 2022


WWE legend Triple H has revealed that the company has looked at building a physical Hall of Fame, with the Game revealing what his vision for such an attraction would look like


Knott's Bear-y Tales: Return To The Fair will not only celebrate 100 years of Knott’s Berry Farm but also the reopening of the park following a year-long closure


Characters like Grogu and Rocket Racoon could soon come to life in Disney’s parks following the unveiling of a walking, talking and even dancing version of the Guardians of the Galaxy favourite Groot by Disney Imagineering


The US cruise industry is a step closer to resuming operations, the creation of the Lego Sky Lion at Legoland Windsor, the fan who built a gargantuan rollercoaster entirely out of K’nex and the operator’s role as a custodian of treasured memories. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions


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Disney bringing major immersive experience to London, Berlin and Paris in 2023
Disney is celebrating 100 years with an adult-oriented immersive experience coming to London, Berlin and Paris in 2023


Disney’s Lunar New Year Celebrations return to Anaheim
Disney’s Lunar New Year Celebrations have made a triumphant return to the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, US.


Disney theme park stock might not be as magical as it used to be
A new report from financial market specialist


Is Disney squeezing theme park customers?
Disney is facing criticism from a high-profile investor that is unusual in the business world: that it is squeezing money out of its theme park customers.


Nike chair Mark Parker named new Disney chairman
Nike chair and Disney director Mark Parker is set to succeed Susan Arnold as Disney’s new chairman


Tron Lightcycle / Run gets official launch date at Magic Kingdom
A ride under construction for more than five years thanks to the pandemic, Tron Lightcycle / Run is nearing completion with the attraction finally given an official opening date.


Disney makes consumer-focused changes to US park policy for first time since Iger’s return
Disney is introducing a number of consumer-friendly changes to its US parks, including an increase on the number of days its lowest-priced ticket will be available and increased access for annual passholders


Twelve of the biggest rollercoaster openings of 2023
It’s a new year with old records just waiting to be broken by some incredible new projects. Here are twelve blockbuster rollercoaster openings for the coming year


Disney employees must return to the office four days a week, says Iger
Disney CEO Bob Iger told hybrid employees on Monday (January 9) that they must return to corporate offices four days a week.


Hey Disney!’: Amazon Alexa-powered digital voice assistant gets Disney facelift
A new version of Amazon’s Alexa digital voice assistant will come complete with Disney branding and the ability to work alongside the operator’s MagicBand+ technology


Behind the scenes: New details for Disneyland’s ‘Wondrous Journeys'


Theatre fans go behind the scenes with New York’s brand new Museum of Broadway
A new museum dedicated to Broadway has opened its doors in New York City.


Citadel CEO Ken Griffin sends 10,000 staff to Disney World
Ken Griffin, CEO of multinational hedge fund and financial services company Citadel, has given 10,000 members of staff and their families a trip to Disney World.


Christine McCarthy emerges as potential contender to Disney throne
Following Bob Iger’s unexpected and sudden return to Disney last month, the company’s chief financial officer Christine McCarthy has emerged as a leading contender to eventually take over the attraction’s industry’s top job.


Magic Kingdom’s Splash Mountain to close in January ahead of Princess and the Frog retheming
Disney has announced that Splash Mountain will close its doors in January ahead of a refurbishment and retheming that will take out references to the controversial


Disney World welcomes black entrepreneurs for supply chain accelerator education programme
Disney Parks has teamed up with the Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs (RICE) to introduce a supply chain accelerator programme focused on transforming the businesses of diverse entrepreneurs


Sale of Dismaland Banksy work will aid refugee charity
A sculpture famously part of Banksy’s Dismaland is about to be auctioned off with half the proceeds going to aid the refugees depicted in the art work.


Covid-19 closes Shanghai Disneyland again less than a fortnight after reopening
Shanghai Disneyland has been temporarily shut down once again thanks to Covid-19 protocols in China.


Michael Eisner and Florentino Perez had plans to turn world famous Real Madrid football club into €2.5bn theme park
Real Madrid’s president Florentino Perez worked with a team of Disney executives including former CEO Michael Eisner on a plan to turn the world-famous football club into a theme park


Bob Iger to address Disney employees in town hall meeting
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Disney’s ‘The Gift’ wraps up three years of holiday storytelling through advertising


Bob Iger ‘disapproved’ over changes made by Bob Chapek during short Disney tenure
A report from The Wall Street Journal has suggested that Bob Iger, who this week was reappointed as Disney CEO, disapproved of a number of decisions made by his successor and now also predecessor, Bob Chapek.


Dronisos targets US market following exciting year
Dronisos is seeking partners in the US following a successful year, which saw the company serve as a technology partner for Disneyland Paris


Futuroscope’s Chasseurs de Tornades picks up Thea Award
The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) has recognised Futuroscope’s Chasseurs de Tornades (Tornado Chaser) with a Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement.


IAAPA Expo 2022: 36,000 gather for industry extravaganza
More than 36,000 people travelled to Orlando in November for the annual spectacular known as IAAPA Expo. Planet Attractions was in attendance


Industry pays tribute to legendary Alberto Zamperla following his death
The attractions industry and wider attractions community has paid tribute to the legendary Alberto Zamperla following his death last week aged 71


Bob Iger named CEO of Disney as Bob Chapek is ousted
In a shocking move, Disney has reappointed Bob Iger as CEO, effective immediately, as Bob Chapek is ousted after less than three years in the role


Disney legends talk Epcot at IAAPA
We're in a packed theatre for this year's Legends Panel, talking Epcot and creativity with Rick Rothschild, Bob Weiss, Jodi McLaughlin, Kartika Rodriguez and panel host Bob Rogers.


IAAPA announces 2022 Brass Ring Awards finalists
IAAPA has unveiled the list of finalists for its prestigious Brass Ring Awards, with winners to be announced during a special ceremony at this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida


Scruffy Dog to exhibit at IAAPA Expo for the first time in five years
The 2022 edition of IAAPA will see experience and attraction design firm Scruffy Dog return to the trade show floor for the first time since 2017


Four industry legends to be inducted into IAAPA Hall of Fame
Industry legends Joan Ganz Cooney, Xavier Lopez Ancona, Darrell Metzger and Dennis Speigel are all set to be inducted into IAAPA’s prestigious Hall of Fame at this month’s IAAPA Expo


Shanghai Disney shuts doors as visitors are unable to leave park without negative Covid test
Visitors to Shanghai Disney were shut inside the park, with people not allowed to leave the popular theme park until they were able to show a negative Covid test.


Frozen fun for Blizzard Beach as Disney announces Florida waterpark's November reopening
Disney World’s Blizzard Beach waterpark will reopen to the public next month with new Frozen additions following a lengthy refurbishment


Zeitgeist develops haunted houses for Hersheypark’s Dark Nights event
Creative firm Zeitgeist Design and Production is behind three of this year’s haunted houses at Hersheypark’s Halloween spectacular Dark Nights


Sony’s world-first theme and waterpark opens to the public in Thailand
A world-first theme and waterpark utilising Sony IPs has opened its doors in Pattaya, Thailand


WATCH: Meet AVIXA’s regional manager, UK and Ireland, Ben Barnard
AVIXA produces a number of popular events around the world, including InfoComm and Integrated Systems Europe. The organisation's regional manager for the UK and Ireland, Ben Barnard, spoke to Planet Attractions


Tokyo Disney cuts capacity by 20% for enhanced visitor experience
Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea are set to reduce annual visitor numbers by 20% by 2024 - a major shift in emphasis for the park to provide greater customer satisfaction from less congestion and shorter wait times for attractions.


Disney legends set to come together to celebrate 40 years of Epcot
A panel of industry legends will share their stories about the creation and evolution of Disney’s Epcot at this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida


Heavy flooding in Orlando as Hurricane Ian continues through Florida
More than a foot of rain fell overnight in Orange County last night with winds of up to 80mph, according to reports, with Disney World, Universal and other major theme parks in the area affected by the weather event.


WATCH: Meet Katapult’s creative strategist Kelly Herrick
Katapult brought its entire team down to this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe in London. The company’s creative strategist, Kelly Herrick, spoke to Planet Attractions


WATCH: Meet Vantage president Michael Jungen
Vantage announced the launch of The Joy Economy at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe. Planet Attractions spoke to the Whitewater division’s new president, Michael Jungen, about the campaign and what he hopes to deliver with the technology


Florida’s theme parks close as Hurricane Ian approaches
After initially monitoring the approach of Hurricane Ian, Florida’s major theme parks have all taken the decision to close for both today (September 28) and Thursday (September 29).


Hurricane Ian set to hit Florida as theme parks prepare for ‘storm of the century’
As Florida prepares for the arrival of Hurricane Ian, here’s how the state’s theme parks are handling the situation


Disneyland extends DLight show run by 12 months
Leading drone entertainment specialist Dronisos has confirmed that Disneyland Paris’ has extended the run of its DLight daily show for an additional 12 months.


Everything you need to know about IAAPA Expo Europe 2022
IAAPA Expo Europe is coming to London this September. Here’s everything you need to know about the event


A new take on dark rides: Ernest Yale and Nol van Genuchten on OCT’s game-changing walkthrough attraction from Triotech
OCT Group has debuted a first-of-its-kind attraction at its new Fabland Valley Resort in China. Triotech’s Ernest Yale and Nol van Genuchten speak to Planet Attractions about the exciting new multi-path dark ride, how it came to be and what it could mean for future attractions


PortAventura set to build solar farm to provide the theme park with green energy
The multi-million-euros project will enable PortAventura to get one-third of its annual energy from clean electricity, and should be ready to power the park by the end of the year


Museum of Ice Cream’s fifth location opens its doors in Shanghai
As well as multi-sensory, playful and colourful installations, the attraction has a café, bar and retail store


Disney reveals first images of Epcot’s new Moana attraction
Disney has shared the latest update in its ongoing overhaul of Epcot - a brand new Moana attraction inspired by water.


Disney’s Big Thunder Moutain is getting its own movie adaptation
Disney’s Big Thunder Mountain is about to get the Hollywood treatment with the classic ride set to be turned into its own feature film.


‘We’re very flexible’ says Chapek in response to anger over Disney’s increasing park prices
Bob Chapek has been questioned about anger on social media over increasing park prices with the Disney CEO telling


Earnings reports: SeaWorld, Cedar Fair and Universal all soar in the face of Covid-19
SeaWorld, Cedar Fair and Universal have all experienced strong second quarters with the operators also revealing some hints as to what’s coming for each in the near future


Cast member confronts guest for lying about his birthday at Disney’s discourteous dining establishment
Whispering Canyon Café, an eatery located inside Disney’s Wilderness Lodge at the Disney World resort, offers a unique dining experience for its visitors.


Zootopia skyline taking shape at Shanghai Disneyland
While Shangai Disney Resort has not revealed an opening date for its Zootopia attraction, the immersive land is coming together with new images showing skyscrapers being lifted into the park for installation.


Mickey Mouse’s IP future revealed as public domain date looms
Following news that Mickey Mouse - the mascot of Disney and an icon of the entertainment giant’s theme parks - could soon follow in the footsteps of Winnie the Pooh and become public domain in 2024, the future of the mouse’s likeness has been revealed, and it’s good news for Disney.


Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage reopens at Disneyland following year-long refurbishment
Disneyland’s Finding Nemo attraction has undergone a complete renovation, with the new attraction reopening to the public after a year-long closure


D23 Expo tickets sell out


MagicBand+ technology set for July 27 launch at Walt Disney World
Disney is about to launch its upgraded MagicBand+, with the wearable technology offering a host of new features for visitors


From The Community: Climbing Colossus, Holiday World and Disney’s Dole Whip Day
Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


‘We're the industry of fun and it's time to have fun again’: Peter van der Schans on IAAPA EMEA, industry challenges and what to expect at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe
Planet Attractions travelled to Belgium recently to meet Peter van der Schans, IAAPA’s new executive director and vice president for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region. Here’s what he had to say


Avengers Campus unveiled at Disneyland Paris ahead public grand opening
The Avengers have assembled, this time in Paris for the launch of Avengers Campus at Disneyland Paris with stars Brie Larson, Pom Klementieff and Iman Vellani (and even Bob Chapek) all on-hand for the spectacular opening event


Dave Bautista takes a ride on Epcot’s new Guardians of the Galaxy coaster
Actor and former professional wrestler Dave Bautista took a trip to Epcot this week, with Drax the Destroyer himself taking a ride on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.


Splash Mountain reimagined as Tiana’s Bayou Adventure for 2024


From The Community: The Bizzare Garfield dark ride, Alton Towers as an F1 track and how Disneyland is responsible for the creation of Doritos
It’s back! Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


Disney celebrates launch of Disney Wish
Following its official christening yesterday, Disney Cruise Line has released new imagery from the ceremony, celebrating the landmark launch.


Disney Wish christened ahead of debut voyage
The Disney Wish will soon set sail with visitors on board following a special christening event in Port Canaveral, Florida


‘Right leader at the right time’: Bob Chapek to remain at Disney until at least 2025 after board unanimously agrees contract extension
After months of speculation, Disney has extended the contract of Bob Chapek, with the company CEO set to stay at its head until at least 2025


Disney board gathers in Florida as Bob Chapek endures bumpy ride in charge of entertainment giant
Navigating through the pandemic and handling operations not only in parks, but across all of Disney’s various outlets, stepping into Bob Iger’s shoes has not been an easy task for Bob Chapek.


Reimagined Finding Nemo musical opens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
The new Finding Nemo production opened at Animal Kingdom in early June and features a new script and set design


Shanghai Disney ready to reopen as city prepares for return to normality
Shanghai is awaiting the full reopening of Shanghai Disney Resort, and a return to normality in general by the end of June, with a partial reopening this week signalling the first steps towards that goal in the Chinese city.


Disney Cruise Line takes delivery of the Disney Wish
During a traditional maritime ceremony held yesterday (June 9) in Bremerhaven, Germany, Disney Cruise Line (DCL) took delivery of its newest ship, the Disney Wish.


‘Air bags, please’: Spider-Man stunt robot suffers crash landing at Avengers Campus
You might remember a few months ago a cleverly-edited video made it look like the Spider-Man animatronic at Avengers Campus had crashed into a wall. Well, you no longer need the edited version, as Peter Parker really did endure a crash landing, causing some damage to Avengers Campus in the process.


WATCH: Go behind the scenes of Epcot’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
With Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind now open at Walt Disney World, Disney has released a behind-the-scenes look at how the attraction and its special scenes have been brought to life


Shanghai Disney Resort set to partially reopen following Covid lockdowns
Shanghai Disney Resort has said that it will reopen some retail and park areas from Friday but the main Disneyland park, Disneytown and its two resort hotels will remain closed until further notice.


Virtual walkthrough unveiled for Walt Disney’s Kansas Laugh-O-Gram Studio
Thank You Walt Disney, Inc has launched a virtual tour of Walt Disney’s historic Laugh-O-Gram Studio, with the historic animation site set to open to the public following work in Q4 2023


Splash Mountain’s Princess & the Frog overhaul coming in 2024, says movie’s star
Anika Noni Rose, who voiced Tiana in the 2009 hit, revealed that The Princess and the Frog ride could open in 2024 during an appearance on US morning show Live with Kelly and Ryan


The ‘great resignation’ hits Florida theme parks
Staffing struggles following pandemic cutbacks continue to cause issues for a number of industries, especially the visitor attractions industry, which is now having to deal with larger crowds following restricted audiences for the last two years.


Disney poaches Apple executive to lead company’s metaverse strategy
A new report from


Malaysian animation studio plans new theme park to appeal to Upin & Ipin fans across Southeast Asia
The cartoon twins are popular in Malaysia and Indonesia, and will be used as the IP for the proposed attraction


Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind opens at Epcot


Disney’s Animal Kingdom launches new fitness initiative for African rhinos


Chris Evans announces sneak peek of upcoming ‘Lightyear’ at Disney Parks
Actor Chris Evans has revealed that starting tomorrow (May 20th), guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Disney World Resort will be able to get an early look at scenes from Disney and Pixar’s newest sci-fi adventure,


The generation game: How modern POS is transforming attractions operations
How do you develop a POS system that caters to both digital natives and the generation before them? Convious’s Miendu Dang has the answers


Halloween on the High Seas to return to Disney Cruise Line with all-new themed programming
Returning this Autumn, Disney Cruise Line’s Halloween on the High Seas will include new one-of-a-kind Halloween experiences


Ryan Stana and Robin Breese-Davies on what’s next for RWS and ted
Following the RWS acquisition of The Experience Department, Planet Attractions travelled to ted HQ to meet RWS CEO Ryan Stana and ted CEO Robin Breese-Davies to see what’s next following the landmark deal


Delaware Museum of Nature and Science to reopen as a ‘Tik-Tok-friendly’ attraction following multi-million-dollar renovation
The Delaware Museum of Nature and Science is set to reopen on May 23 following an extensive renovation


New on-ride footage released for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at Epcot


Michael Jungen to lead WhiteWater’s Vantage as new president
Former Disney man Michael Jungen has taken up a new position as the president of WhiteWater’s Vantage division.


Orlando Magic stars visit Disney World


Imagineers reunited for Disneyland Paris’ 30th-anniversary celebrations


Two sustainability mantras from the House of Gucci movie
What can the House of Gucci movie teach us about sustainability? WhiteWater’s Una de Boer tells all


Back with a bang: TEA Summit and Thea Awards Gala return
Leaders in the themed entertainment industry gathered last month for the return of TEA Summit and Thea Awards Gala for the first time in two years. Christine Kerr on behalf of the TEA and Nicole Sangster from Thea Award recipients Simworx both report on the event


‘The Imagineers are on it’: Encanto songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda hints at potential plans for Disney’s parks
Lin-Manuel Miranda says that Disney’s Imagineers ‘are on it’ when it comes to the development of a new Encanto attraction for Disney’s theme parks


Disney’s communication chief leaves role after just a few months
Disney has parted ways with its head of corporate affairs, following a turbulent few months for the company in terms of public relations.


New teaser hypes May 27 launch of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind


Connections Café opens at Epcot
As part of its continued transformation, Disney World’s Epcot has officially opened Connections Café - a new addition promising a unique dining experience for its visitors.


One of Disney’s oldest attractions is set to undergo a retheming
Tarzan’s Treehouse at Disneyland in California, US, is set to get a complete overhaul for the second time in its 59-year history, with the attraction to be rethemed with a new IP in 2022.


Getting off tax-free: Disney-DeSantis feud won't affect US$578m tax break
While Florida's governor Ron DeSantis may have targetted Disney last week with a bill that sees the company lose control of its ability to self-govern its theme parks and resorts in the state, hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks recently lavished on the entertainment giant will reportedly remain untouched.


Hettema Group and Themespace merge to form THG
The Hettema Group and Themespace are to combine their talents to form a single independent creative studio known as THG


TEA Summit enters second day


Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park finally allowed to reopen after Covid restrictions eased
With Hong Kong’s worst outbreak of Covid-19 finally starting to subside, authorities have relaxed pandemic restrictions, meaning that Disneyland and Ocean Park can finally reopen their doors.


Cirque du Soleil celebrates Deaf History Month


RWS Entertainment Group announces acquisition of The Experience Department
ted is the latest company to come under the RWS umbrella, with the entertainment group now able to add a number of new strings to its ever-expanding bow


‘Don’t Say Gay’ feud escalates as Florida Senate advances bill to strip Disney of self-governing status
Disney’s opposition to Florida’s contentious new state law which limits discussion of LGBTQ issues in schools could see the operator lose its self-governing status as a result of suspending political donations


What impact has Disneyland Paris had on France's social and economic landscape?


Immersive Avatar experience coming to Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay
Cityneon, Disney Location-Based Experiences and Lightstorm Entertainment have collaborated to develop an all-new Avatar attraction coming to Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay later this year


Moon Knight comes to Avengers Campus
With Marvel’s


Former Disney chief Bob Iger linked with Chelsea FC sale
Could Bob Iger be Chelsea FC’s co-saviour? The former Disney man has been linked as an investor for the Premier League club alongside Steve Pagliuca


Encanto set to take over Disneyland’s iconic Small World ride
You CAN talk about Bruno at Disneyland this spring, with the multi-Platinum-certified song set to take over the iconic It’s a Small World ride as part of an Encanto celebration


WATCH: Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind arrives at Epcot next month
Walkman’s at the ready, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind finally has its launch date, with the Vekoma reverse launch coaster set to make its debut in May.


Disney employees stage walkout over company response to controversial ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill
Disney continues to do damage control over Florida’s controversial ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill with some employees staging a walkout over its response to the legislation.


Disneyland closed as Shanghai reports highest ever daily Covid cases
Shanghai Planetarium, Shanghai Museum and more than 100 city parks have already closed to the public


Cityneon’s VR Machu Picchu experience scoops Lumiere Award
The immersive experiential design firm won in the category for ‘Best Use of VR’ for its Machu Picchu and the Spirit of the Condor virtual reality (VR) experience


Human Rights Campaign rejects Disney money until company takes ‘meaningful action’ against Florida’s controversial ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill
Disney’s Bob Chapek has denounced a bill aimed at banning the discussion of LGBTQ+ issues in the classroom but the Human Rights Campaign has refused a Disney donation, saying the statement doesn’t go far enough


Shanghai Disney Resort and McDonald's China agree multi-year promotional deal
Shanghai Disney Resort and McDonald’s China have announced a strategic alliance agreement for a multi-year collaboration that will see Disney products supplied as part of Chinese Happy Meals.


‘Some have more money than they do time’: McCarthy defends Disney price rises
Discussing rising ticket costs at Disney’s parks, company CFO Christine McCarthy has defended prices, saying that new price tiers will cater to all audiences.


Minnie Mouse makes a surprise appearance at the Stella McCartney Winter 2022 show in Paris


Tait Group announces acquisition of Thinkwell
Leading experience designers Thinkwell have been acquired by Tait


The science behind Space Mountain
Disney’s Imagination Campus has released a new look at the iconic Space Mountain from a STEM perspective, exploring the science and technology behind the attraction while also looking at the role that energy and acceleration play in the design of rollercoasters.


Disney shares sneak peek at Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at Epcot
Disney has shared a sneak peek at Disney’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind ride at Epcot, with Liz Diaz, senior ride development engineer for Disney Imagineering unveiling the load station and Starjumpers for the hotly-anticipated attraction.


Tokyo Disney Resort celebrates 800 million visitors
Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea have welcomed a combined 800 million visitors since opening in 1983 and 2001, the Tokyo Disney Resort has revealed.


Gail Evans to lead Disney into the future after being named new chief technology officer
Gail Evans has been named executive vice president, chief digital and technology officer for Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.


Disney releases Ukraine statement
Disney has released a statement in response to the Ukraine crisis, which includes a pause on its theatrical releases in Russia and a pledge to provide aid and assistance to refugees.


Disney California Adventure honours Stan Lee with special plaque at Avengers Campus
Visitors to Avengers Campus at Disney Calfornia Adventure can now see a plaque honouring 100 years of the legacy of Stan Lee as they enter the land.


STEM meets Imagineering with recreation of Expedition Everest's mighty Yeti
One Twitter user has taken lessons learned from Imagineering in a Box - Disney Imagineering's free, online educational curriculum from the Kahn Academy - to recreate the Yeti at Animal Kingdom using just Lego, wool and modelling clay.


Immersive design is the bridge between physical attractions and the metaverse
How does an immersive experience tie in with the metaverse? John Munro, CEO and chief creative officer for storytellers Immersive has the answers


WATCH: Super Bowl winners Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp and Aaron Donald are going to Disneyland!
Continuing a long-running Super Bowl tradition, three Super Bowl-winning members of the Los Angeles Rams are making their way to Disneyland


‘We’ve transformed the guest experience’: Bob Chapek on Disney’s impressive second quarter
Disney doubled revenues at its parks in its second quarter, with Bob Chapek saying that there is more storytelling infused into every aspect of a visit to a Disney park than ever before


SeaWorld San Diego appoints Disney veteran Jim Lake as new president
SeaWorld has looked to Disney for its most recent senior appointment, with the operator naming industry veteran Jim Lake as the new president of its San Diego theme park.


Malaysia’s US$800m Genting SkyWorlds has finally opened its doors
One of Asia’s most anticipated theme parks has finally opened its doors with Genting SkyWorlds offering a number of Fox IPs and attractions following a near-decade-long wait


New Disneyland ad welcomes guests to their 'Happiest Place on Earth'


Disney recognised as one of 'World's Most Admired Companies'
Disney has been named one of the most admired companies in the world, with the operator ranking high in the annual list from


Disney Imagineer Lanny Smoot on innovation and invention at Disney Parks
Disney is celebrating Black History Month through February with a series of productions honouring the contributions of its black cast members, creators, fans and guests.


Attractions Calendar: Your diary dates for 2022
With so many big things coming in the year ahead, we’ve rounded up all the key events taking place this year. Welcome to your attractions calendar for 2022.


Theme park dark ride inspires Disney's Encanto
Disney Animation has revealed that parts of Encanto were inspired by dark rides, leading to fans calling for the smash hit to get its own attraction at Epcot


Guardians of the Galaxy takes shape at Epcot
Disney Imagineer Zach Riddley has offered a sneak peek at Epcot’s upcoming attraction - Guardian’s of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind - sharing new images of the Nova Crops Starblaster ship currently being installed at the park.


Hitting the mousewalk


Quinjet ‘lands’ at Disneyland Paris ahead of Avengers Campus summer launch


Avengers Campus coming to Disneyland Paris this summer as Disney announces lineup for 30th-anniversary celebrations
The Avengers are leading the way for Disneyland Paris’ 30th-anniversary celebrations, with the rest of the Disney gang not too far behind in an exciting year for the French attraction


Pixar Day at Sea coming to Disney Cruise Line in 2023
Set to premiere in 2023, Pixar Day at Sea is a brand new voyage from the Disney Cruise Line, with the exclusive event coming to the operator’s Disney Fantasy ship next January


Year of the Tiger: Disneyland marks Lunar New Year with return of celebration at California Adventure
Honouring East Asian traditions, Disney’s Lunar New Year celebration has returned to the Disneyland Resort in California


Disney filing reveals that Bob Chapek and Bob Iger more than doubled their personal earnings in 2021
Both Bob Iger and Bob Chapek received huge pay boosts in 2021, with Disney’s top men pulling in a staggering US$74.8m between them last year


Disneyland Paris completes one-year renovation of iconic Sleeping Beauty castle
Just in time to celebrate its 30th anniversary this year, the Sleeping Beauty Castle has reopened to guests at Disneyland Paris following a 12 months renovation period


French Covid vaccine pass becomes law
The French government has now made it legally necessary to be vaccinated to access cultural events, theme parks, ski lifts, eateries, bars and most forms of long-distance transport - the bill was passed on Sunday (January 16) and will likely be in place by Friday (January 21).


Fan recreates entire Magic Kingdom out of Lego
Check out this epic creation from Kragle Kreations, who has recreated the entire Magic Kingdom at Disney World from Lego.


Oooh! My back
The video of Spider-Man having a less than graceful landing so far has more than 822,000 likes with 4.3 million views but don't panic! Spidey is all good.


D23 tickets set to go on general sale January 20


Bee-lieve it or not
Disney World has revealed how it doesn’t let its life-sized gingerbread Christmas displays go to waste - by donating them to swarms of bees.


Shakira's Disney minute


Jason McManus promoted to principal for Thinkwell Group
Design group and immersive experience creators Thinkwell have announced the promotion of Jason McManus to the new role of principal.


Reimagining the guest experience in a mobile-first world with accesso
We’re not far off Mark Zuckerberg’s big reveal of the metaverse and what that means for the future, but when it comes to attractions, there are some companies already well ahead of the curve. Andrew Jacobs, accesso’s chief commercial officer, explains what it means for operators to be in a mobile-first world.


From The Industry: What is the future of museums in 2022? Chuck E. Cheese expansion plans and Zoo Atlanta’s commitment to conservation
Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


Iger: Apple and Disney merger would have happened if Steve Jobs were alive
Disney’s recently-departed CEO, Bob Iger, has stated his belief that a merger deal between Disney and Apple would likely have “gotten there” over time.


Disney launches commemorative Cinderella doll for Disney World anniversary
ShopDisney has launched a collectable Cinderella doll in honour of Disney World’s 50th anniversary.


Potential problems for Universal and Disney as Orange County named Florida hotspot for Covid-19
Orange County – the home of both Universal and Disney’s Florida operations – has been declared a Covid-19 hotspot


Chapek: Not a ‘bean-counter’
The news has been making the rounds this weekend that Disney boss Bob Chapek does not want to be seen as a ‘cost-cutter’.


Very Peri is the colour


Get into the Christmas Spirit with Disneyland Paris’ new holiday song
Is it really Christmas without a bit of a singsong? We don’t think so and neither it seems does Disneyland Paris, which has shared a singalong version of its new parade song; ‘Shine A Light, Shine A Light!’


New York’s Met explores inspiration behind Walt Disney’s iconic creations
The Met is taking its first-ever look at Disney’s theme parks as part of a special exhibition dedicated to the inspirations behind Walt Disney’s most iconic creations


Christmas gifts: Thirteen special items you can get direct from your favourite attractions
Tis the season to be jolly AND to give gifts, so why not give a special gift to a special someone from your favourite attraction? We took a look at some of our favourite stocking fillers from the world’s biggest attractions


TEA formally announced Thea Award winners
Following the announcement during this year’s IAAPA Expo for the recipients of the 28th Annual Thea Awards, outgoing TEA International Board President Chuck Fawcett has donned a tuxedo for a formal announcement of the award winners.


Industry legends share their first ride experiences
We asked some of the industry’s top names from Disney and Universal where it all started for them - with their first-ever ride experience


Disney appoints Susan Arnold as first female chair in its 98-year history
Bob Iger is set to hand the reins over to Susan Arnold, who becomes the first woman to be appointed Disney chairman in the company’s history


Disney Wish to transport guests under the sea with Broadway-style stage show of The Little Mermaid
The show has been exclusively developed for the Disney Wish and will feature a reimagined script and score


IAAPA 2021: Universal Studios Osaka scoops two Thea awards as TEA reveals 2021 winners
Winners were announced in a special ceremony during the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida


Star Trek, Tomb Raider, Mission Impossible among IPs to star at Paramount theme park and tourism complex in China
The six-zone Paramount Film and Television Park is part of a US$8 billion tourism development and is expected to open in Yunnan province in 2024


Shanghai’s mega-sized indoor ski city tops out; waterpark and hotel developments underway
A six-storey ski paradise and Viking-themed waterpark are set to open next year in Shanghai


Meta and Lucasfilm team up for immersive Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge preview experience at Disneyland
For a limited time starting November 21, visitors to Downtown Disney will be able to experience Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge in virtual reality


US reopens borders to international travel for the first time in nearly two years
A large number of countries can now travel to the US, with the UK, Brazil, China, India, Ireland, South Africa, Iran and the Schengen countries - a group of 26 European nations - all able to travel under COVID-related restrictions.


IAAPA announces winners of 2021 Brass Ring Awards
Meow Wolf, Grona Lund and Xcaret are among the winners of this year’s Brass Ring Awards


Australia’s Sea World celebrates 50 years, 10,000 animal rescues and 50 million visitors
Disney World isn’t the only one celebrating 50 years, with one of Australia’s most popular enterprises - Sea World - turning 50 on Saturday (October 30).


Disney Imagination Campus celebrates 70 years of Alice In Wonderland with look at science behind iconic Mad Tea Party attraction
Alice in Wonderland has reached the grand old age of 70 and as a result the Disney Imagination Campus has taken a look at the science behind its historic Mad Tea Party attraction


Shanghai Disney lockdown lifted after 34,000 tested in response to single positive Covid case
Shanghai Disneyland is reopening to the public after a single case of Covid-19 caused the park to be shut down and all of its guests tested


The Stepdad
Disney is entering the running early this year for the Christmas ad to warm your heart. Check out 'The Stepdad' below.


Shanghai Disney under COVID lockdown
The Shanghai Disney Resort has been placed under temporary lockdown as the resort cooperated with pandemic investigation in another province.


Toy Story Hotel gets 2022 opening date at Tokyo Disney Resort
Delayed due to the pandemic, the Toy Story Hotel at Tokyo Disney Resort has finally been given its opening date - April 5, 2022.


Visitor attractions need to be paying attention to the metaverse
When it comes to global trends this is THE next big thing and there’s a good chance you don’t quite know what it means yet. Welcome to the metaverse and here’s exactly why you need to get in on the ground floor.


IAAPA hires Kelly Repass as director of global research
IAAPA has named Kelly Repass as its new director of global research, with Repass set to develop a new strategy for the IAAPA research programme, also overseeing its implementation and execution.


Marvel actors assemble for Disney Wish cruise experience
Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, Anthony Mackie, Brie Larson and more have lent their talents to the Disney Cruise Line’s upcoming Marvel Experience


Enter the magical time machine


The price is right?
The Disneyland Resort in California has announced some adjustments to its theme park ticket pricing, with the attraction moving from a five-tier demand pricing structure for one-day tickets to a six-tier system.


From The Community: How does Disney’s Test Track work? What’s happening at the Tiger King compound? And who just got married?
It’s back! Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


Celebrity cast members
Did you know that Wayne Brady once played Tigger at Disney World? It was one of the TV star’s first jobs ever and was just the beginning of what would be a stellar career in entertainment.


Disney World takes to the skies


Genie out of the bottle
Disney has debuted it's brand new Disney Genie app at Walt Disney World, with the service coming soon to Disneyland as well.


Run, Disney, Run


Disney Cruise Line exhibition opens at Hollywood Studios
Visitors to Disney's Hollywood Studios can now get a sneak peak at the upcoming Disney Wish cruise shop with a special exhibition exploring the upcoming vessel.


Hanging up the mouse ears


Disneyland set to get its own movie as Disney lines up host of names to develop epic feature
Disneyland is getting its first movie with Halloween’s David Gordon Green lined up to direct the origin story of origin stories


Museum of Ice Cream to open Chicago location in 2022
The popular Museum of Ice Cream is coming to Chicago in 2022, with the interactive experience set to make its debut inside the historic Tribune Tower


That’s a lot of Happy Meals...
As part of its 50-year anniversary celebrations, Disney World has teamed up with McDonald’s to bring the magic to its Happy Meals.


Team behind Universal’s iconic Spider-Man dark ride to speak at IAAPA Expo
A panel of industry legends will share their stories about the creation of Universal’s ever-popular Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man dark ride at this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando


Evergrande collapse puts theme parks in jeopardy
With Evergande at risk of complete collapse thanks to US$305bn worth of debts, the future of its portfolio of 15 theme parks across China is currently uncertain


New mandate requires visitors to Los Angeles County theme parks to show proof of vaccination before entry
From October 7 Universal Studios Hollywood and Six Flags Magic Mountain will both be affected by new rules that require proof of vaccination before entry


Christmas in October
An all-new holiday store called Plaza Point is opening soon at Disneyland. A new video released by Disney takes viewers behind the scenes to learn about some of the store details and get a look at some of the skilled artistry that’s underway in preparation for opening day.


Disney World turns 50
October 1 marks a huge landmark for Disney World, which has kicked off celebrations for its 50th anniversary.


From The Industry: Theme Index and Museum Index released, TEA establishes formal presence in China and tourism stakeholders facing ‘massacre’ in Italy
Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


‘Minor miracle’ Disney parks positioned as well as they are, says Chapek
Bob Chapek believes Disney’s parks division has emerged stronger than when the company entered the global pandemic


Disney Cruise Line trending in the right direction, says Bob Chapek
2022 is looking good for the Disney Cruise Line, with Disney boss Bob Chapek revealing an upward booking trajectory in terms of demand through the next year


Ratatouille arrives at Epcot with expansion of French pavilion
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is the main feature of the expanded French pavilion which will make its debut next month to kickstart Disney World’s 50th-anniversary celebrations


From The Industry: Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Ubisoft’s leap into themed entertainment and does the art world have a sense of humour?
Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


Project Exo is just the start of Disney’s robotic ambitions
Everything is about to get bigger (and smaller) as Disney continues to take the world by storm with its latest animatronic projects


Disney’s new Genie service waves goodbye to traditional fastpasses and replaces them with an all-in-one park planning tool
Disney has introduced a new digital service offering personalised itineraries for visitors wanting to get the most out of their day at one of the operator’s parks


Disney’s NBA Experience will not reopen at Disney Springs
Disney’s NBA attraction hasn’t been a slam dunk for the operator, with reports suggesting the attraction will not reopen following its COVID-enforced closure in 2020


Disney World launches all-new Boo Bash as Halloween season returns
The spookiest time of the year has started at the Magic Kingdom


President Biden makes Disney debut in revamped Hall of Presidents attraction
Biden’s installation forms part of a recent renovation of the attraction, which reopened in early August


Disney offers sneak peek at Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser attraction ahead of 2022 opening with new official poster
The poster features several Star Wars figures, which, according to Disney, are meant to represent the guests and the choose-your-own-adventure-style experience they’ll undertake at the hotel


IAAPA Legends Panel returns in 2021 to celebrate Universal’s Spider-Man attraction
Hailed as one of the world’s best dark ride attractions, Universal’s Spider-Man dark ride will be celebrated at this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando with the return of the popular Legends Panel event


Behind the Attraction: New Disney+ series takes a look at some of Disney’s most iconic attractions
Disney has released a new docuseries exploring how it managed to bring some of its most popular attractions to life


WATCH: Reimagined Jungle Cruise reopens at Disneyland
Disney’s Jungle Cruise has undergone a full reimagining, with the ride experience completely modernised to ‘better reflect and value diversity’


Thirty-four years in the making: How Triotech took a classic dark ride attraction and brought it into the 21st century
We spoke to Triotech’s Ernest Yale and Nol van Genuchten about Knott’s Berry Farm’s iconic Bear-y Tales dark ride, which has been reimagined for a brand new audience more than three decades later


Immersive Ant-Man dining experience coming to Disney Cruise Line
Disney is promising a first-ever Marvel-cinematic dining adventure with the debut of Avengers: Quantum Encounter on board the Disney Wish


The Week: Easing US travel restrictions, Donkey Kong, George Osborne and a new addition to Portugal’s largest waterpark
IAAPA supports the lifting of US travel restrictions, Donkey Kong could be making his way to Universal’s theme parks, George Osborne becomes British Museum chairman and Portugal has welcomed Europe’s first five-person water coaster. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions.


From The Community: The return of Disney’s fireworks, America’s most underrated rollercoaster and visiting the site of the London Resort
Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


From The Industry: World Heritage in danger, Mickey on the run and crowdfunding success
Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


Global recreation market set to soar to US$1.4tn in 2021 following COVID-hit 2020
As the COVID tide begins to turn, the recreation sector looks set to bounce back with a new report suggesting the market could be worth as much as US$1.92tn by 2025


The Week: Repatriating colonial-era artefacts, Irish tourism, Brand Africa and major waterpark opens
Belgium agrees to help the Congo recover its lost heritage, Ireland’s €73m tourism investment, Africa remodels its tourism outlook and a snow-topped waterpark comes to China. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions


From The Community: NFL star’s big day out, the inspiration for Pirates of the Caribbean and a tidal wave soaking for charity
Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


Disney seeks inspiring people as operator launches Magic Makers competition
Continuing its 50-year anniversary celebrations, Disney is offering 50 people in the US a trip to Disney World in recognition of their acts of kindness, compassion and creativity


The Week: Toppled statues, imagination-powered learning, Stephen Hawking and Sonic the Hedgehog attractions
A toppled slave-trader statue goes on display, Disney launches a teacher-led education scheme, Hawking’s office to go on display and Sega eyes Sonic theme parks. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions


From The Industry: London Resort troubles, the Eurovision Museum and celebrating Michael Schumacher
Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


Mickey and Goofy star as Shanghai Disney launches new musical attraction
The production opens on June 16, marking the resorts five-year anniversary


Imagination-powered learning: Disney set to launch education programme at US parks
In collaboration with teachers, Disney is introducing students to ‘imagination-powered learning’ with the launch of the Disney Imagination Campus education scheme


The Week: Avengers Campus, Chris Jericho, spoiled cruises and Amsterdam’s autonomous boat
Captain America, Ant-Man and Bob Chapek assemble for the launch of Avengers Campus, Chris Jericho rides the Voyage, a UK-only cruise is barred from the UK and Amsterdam starts trailing the use of autonomous boats. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions


From The Community: The high and lows of Spider-Man, the coaster sandwich and the Terror behind Terror Tower
Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


Avengers, and Bob Chapek, assemble at Disneyland for epic grand opening ceremony of Avengers Campus
Disney has brought Marvel to life like never before with the launch of Avengers Campus at Disneyland California Adventure


From The Industry: The Louvre’s first female leader, more big cat controversy and bumper cars in VR
Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


Disney World recognises cast member for military service during World War II
Disney has honoured 92-year-old cast member and World War II veteran Alex Stromski with a special flag raising ceremony


Disney boss Bob Chapek: ‘We’re pleased with how demand has bounced back’
It’s been a year of turmoil for the theme park industry, with Disney boss Bob Chapek hoping for an end to the chaos towards the end of 2021


Should we interfere with heritage to improve the visitor experience?
Where exactly is the line when it comes to improving the visitor experience and interfering with historic sites?


From The Community: Riding Nemesis 64 times in a row, manufacturing the Big One’s track and how many birds are there at Disney World?
Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


Phoenix rises at Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park as first new coaster in 20 years closes in on completion
Celebrating 100 years of Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park, the under-construction Phoenix coaster represents the largest investment in the attraction’s history


Luxury at sea: Disney unveils palatial penthouse suite coming to Disney Wish cruise liner
Fit for a Disney prince or princess, the penthouse suite aboard the upcoming Disney Wish cruise liner is promising to be one of the operator’s most spectacular accommodation offerings ever


Rise in COVID cases prompts new restrictions for Tokyo Disney
Tokyo Disney has limited capacity and reduced the opening times in an effort to curb a rise of COVID-19 cases in the region


The Week: Lego Mythica, Nolan Bushnell, Doctor Who and the iconic X-Wing
Going behind-the-scenes for the development of Legoland Windsor’s newest attraction, an evening with a videogame industry legend, the immersive Doctor Who experience coming to London and the Smithsonian’s latest out-of-this-world acquisition. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions


From The Industry: Big cat safety, the European Museum of the Year and SeaWorld’s Leviathan
Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


From The Community: A first ride on VelociCoaster, a history of Expedition Everest and how big is the Star Destroyer in Rise of the Resistance?
Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


National Gallery at 200: British institution releases five-year strategy ahead of bicentennial anniversary
The gallery will raise its national and international profiles with a major social media campaign and digital content subscriptions


Cast Members ASSEMBLE - Disney shows off costumes ahead of Avengers Campus launch
Take a look at what Avengers Campus cast members will be wearing ahead of its public launch on June 4


WATCH: Disney's parks 'powering the magic' with clean, sustainable energy
"We're powering the magic by harnessing the power of the sun"


Disney offers first look at ‘real’ lightsaber
Coming to the hotly-anticipated Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser hotel experience, Disney has unveiled what looks like the most realistic lightsaber ever created


The European Super League is a lesson in greed and terrible PR
The rich and powerful were recently taught a lesson that being rich and powerful only goes so far. Taking a lesson from the PR disaster that was the attempt to franchise European football, it’s time for attractions operators to recognise that while they might own it, it’s certainly not theirs...


The Week: Celebrating a century of Knott’s Berry Farm, the Jurassic World Exhibition, I am Groot and the WWE Hall of Fame
A new ride from Triotech celebrating 100 years of Knott’s Berry Farm, the Jurassic world exhibition coming to North America, Disney’s next step in robotics and WWE looking at building a physical Hall of Fame. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions


From The Industry: The Mafia targets Italian tourism, London Resort’s new themed land and Disney’s Star Wars dinner show
Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


WATCH: ‘A castle on the sea’ - Disney unveils new addition to cruise fleet
Disney Wish will set sail for the first time in June 2022


Triple H: WWE has considered physical Hall of Fame
WWE legend Triple H has revealed that the company has looked at building a physical Hall of Fame, with the Game revealing what his vision for such an attraction would look like


Return to the Fair: Knott’s Berry Farm set for grand reopening with launch of history-inspired dark ride
Knott's Bear-y Tales: Return To The Fair will not only celebrate 100 years of Knott’s Berry Farm but also the reopening of the park following a year-long closure


I am Groot: Disney Imagineering’s free-walking robot opens the door for host of new characters in parks
Characters like Grogu and Rocket Racoon could soon come to life in Disney’s parks following the unveiling of a walking, talking and even dancing version of the Guardians of the Galaxy favourite Groot by Disney Imagineering


The Week: Cruise resurgence, Legoland’s new attraction, the K’Nex coaster and fan revolt
The US cruise industry is a step closer to resuming operations, the creation of the Lego Sky Lion at Legoland Windsor, the fan who built a gargantuan rollercoaster entirely out of K’nex and the operator’s role as a custodian of treasured memories. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions


From The Community: Disney’s lawns, Selfie WRLD and Alan Partridge
Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions




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