Celebrate Disney’s Haunted Mansions

August 9, 2017 marked the 48th anniversary of Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion. Over the course of the past few years I have posted numerous blogs about Disney’s Haunted Mansion, the favorite attraction of The Mature Mouse™ . Below are links to my various posts about Disney’s Haunted Mansion, some include a video ride-through imbedded in the post. I have also imbedded videos of ride-throughs for similar Disney attractions in other countries.

Haunted Mansion 2016

46 Years of Disney’s Haunted Mansion

Disney’s Haunted Mansion

Video of Hatbox Ghost in Attic of Haunted Mansion

Top 5 Secrets about Walt Disney World’s Haunted Mansion Attraction

History of Disney’s Haunted Mansion

Phantom Manor Disneyland Paris 

Tokyo Disneyland Haunted Mansion Ride 2016

Mystic Manor Hong Kong Disneyland 2016

 

TRON Cycling to Tomorrowland

It will come as no surprise to regular readers of this blog; the Magic Kingdom is my favorite Walt Disney World Park. It is home to the Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover; just some of my favorite rides. And, being a sci-fi fan, one would think that Tomorrowland is my favorite area of the park. It is not.

Tomorrowland has been going through an identity crisis for some time. Although it contains some classic attractions, like the PeopleMover, Space Mountain, and Carousel of Progress, this area lacks a common theme. Like New Fantasyland, Tomorrowland is need of a major overhaul, and it just might be getting it.

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“Disney Parks and Resorts announced the TRON roller coaster coming to Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World” (Inside The Magic). This popular thrill ride from Shanghai Disneyland will NOT be built in the Tomorrowland Speedway footprint as originally rumored.

Disney is promising this addition to Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland will open for the park’s 50th Anniversary in 2021. Is this just the beginning of a new, reimagined Tomorrowland? What do think? Please leave your comments below.

Please use this link to visit The Mature Mouse™ store for logo merchandise. Many of the items would make great gifts for the Disney fan in your life.

Make sure you consult Jennie Nowers about your next Disney vacation. She will assist you with all your vacation planning. Tell her that The Mature Mouse™ sent you and you will receive a special gift from Jennie with your next booking.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

star-wars-galaxys-edge-walt-disney-parks-and-resorts-logoThe new Star Wars themed lands in Disneyland and Walt Disney World will each be called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Disney has also described the level immersion guests will experience while visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. This new land is not a planet or area seen in any of the previous movies. And, The Mature Mouse™ believes that we will not see this specific world in any of the films yet to be released. Disney is creating a unique part of the authentic to the Star Wars universe. This will create a longevity to the experience beyond each new film.

Walt Disney World guests will also have the opportunity to stay at a luxury resort that will immerse guests in a personal Star Wars adventure.

IMG_2098Please use this link to visit The Mature Mouse™ store for logo merchandise. Many of the items would make great gifts for the Disney fan in your life.

Make sure you consult Jennie Nowers about your next Disney vacation. She will assist you with all your vacation planning. Tell her that The Mature Mouse™ sent you and you will receive a special gift from Jennie with your next booking.

 

Tour of Star Wars Land

D23 Expo is this weekend, and we Disney fans are eagerly awaiting information about all things Disney.

“D23 Expo presents three full days of “inside-the-magic” experiences you won’t find anywhere else, including exclusive sneak peeks at upcoming films from The Walt Disney Studios, dazzling celebrity appearances, unforgettable presentations given by Disney luminaries, a look at what’s coming from Disney Parks and Resorts and Walt Disney Imagineering, the Disney Legends ceremony, and the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibition, which spotlights crown jewels from Disney’s timeless legacy (d23.com).”

A very detailed model of Star Wars Land has one of the first things revealed during the media previews. Below is a guided tour through the model of Star Wars Land by  Imagineer Scott Trowbridge at D23 Expo 2017. The Mature Mouse™ believes that, based on this model, Star Wars Land will advance the evolution of theming in Disney Parks.

Thanks to Inside the Magic for this video.