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Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom Getting The TV Treatment With New Disney+ Universe!

Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom Getting The TV Treatment With New Disney+ Universe!

Magic Kingdom is coming to life in a whole new way!

The Walt Disney World theme park is getting a brand new series and television universe, which will air on Disney+, THR reports.

Screenwriter, producer and Disney fan Ron Moore is developing the new Magic Kingdom universe of shows for the streamer, starting with The Society of Explorers and Adventurers, “which is set in a world where all the themed lands and characters of the Disney parks and classic films actually exist in another reality.”

The new series is just in the very beginning stages, and Ron is working closely with Disney Imagineers to help with the project.

According to THR, “the idea, per sources, is to explore characters — like sea boat captain from the Jungle Cruise or prospector from Big Thunder Mountain or the climbers of the Matterhorn, for example — as part of the world of The Society of Explorers and Adventurers. (To be clear, none of those characters or storylines are currently on the table at this stage.)”

This exciting news comes just less than a week since Walt Disney World announced it’s plans for the Orlando, Fla., resort’s upcoming 50th anniversary, which will kick off celebrations on October 1st.

For the milestone anniversary, they will add to Cinderella castle’s recent makeover with the 50th anniversary crest. In addition, the castle will add more magic at night, as well as magical touches being added to it’s other parks – Disney’s Animal Kingdom, EPCOT and Hollywood Studios. Find out more and see a first look on the Disney Parks Blog!

Disneyland Is Making Changes To the Jungle Cruise Ride!

Disneyland Is Making Changes To the Jungle Cruise Ride!

The Jungle Cruise attraction at Disneyland is going through some renovations!

Disney Parks announced this week that the comedic ride is getting a bit of a makeover.

The ride is one of the original attractions from when the Disneyland park opened in 1955 in Anaheim, Calif. You can also check out the ride at the Magic Kingdom park at Walt Disney World. Both will be getting the new updates!

Among the changes coming include adding the skippers into the ride, and featuring one of the river boats sinking.

“As part of this story update, we’ll get to follow a skipper and his passengers as their journey goes awry. That’s right, for the first time ever, the skipper role will not only be that of a live, experienced and witty guide, but also represented by a show figure within the attraction itself. In fact, the expedition will be up a tree (literally!) after their sunken boat splits apart and chimps board the wreckage, with monkey business ensuing,” Disney Imagineer Kevin Lively said.

“But that’s not even half of the hull story,” he continued. “Fans of the Jungle Cruise attraction may recall some boats that used to make their way around the river but haven’t been seen for a while – specifically the Mekong Maiden and the Kwango Kate. Ever wonder happened to them? Well, you might go ape when you find out! Ultimately, the jungle gets the last laugh.”

“As Imagineers, it is our responsibility to ensure experiences we create and stories we share reflect the voices and perspectives of the world around us. With Jungle Cruise, we’re bringing to life more of what people love – the humor and wit of our incredible skippers, while making needed updates,” Carmen Smith, Executive, Creative Development & Inclusion Strategies, Walt Disney Imagineering, said in a statement.

Check out a preview of the changes in the video right here, and see more on the Disney Parks Blog!

The Jungle Cruise has also inspired a new movie, which stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. It’s set to be released on July 30th. Check out the trailer here!

If you missed it, another Disneyland attraction is getting a major revamp!

New Adventures to “Cast” Off Along World-Famous Jungle Cruise

Walt Disney World Is Adding Joe Biden To Hall of Presidents Attraction

Walt Disney World Is Adding Joe Biden To Hall of Presidents Attraction

Joe Biden will soon be seen at Walt Disney World!

The Orlando Disney theme park is adding the 46th President to it’s “The Hall of Presidents” attraction in Liberty Square.

The attraction is currently closed for refurbishments, and a WDW spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday morning (January 20) that they are adding the newly sworn-in President to the attraction, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

This isn’t surprising as each new president gets a new animatronic figure in the attraction, which shows every president in the country’s history.

Here’s a rundown of the 25-minute show: “Take your seat in the stately theater, home to 3 massive digital projection screens and a grand proscenium. Watch an original film—developed by a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian—that tells the dramatic story of the nation’s founding.

Learn about the formation of our Constitution and the hard-fought struggles along the way—such as the American Revolution and the Civil War. Listen to the stirring words of John F. Kennedy echo through the theater and watch Abraham Lincoln—in attendance on stage—deliver his Gettysburg address.”

You will then “watch the curtain rise to reveal startlingly realistic Audio-Animatronics replicas of every President of the United States—together for the very first time. Hear speeches delivered by George Washington and the newest addition to the Hall, 45th President Donald J. Trump.”

Watch a behind-the-scenes video of the attraction here!

Walt Disney World Hall of Presidents

Jordan & Ellie Fisher Give Inside Look at Fairytale Wedding In New Video - Watch!

Jordan & Ellie Fisher Give Inside Look at Fairytale Wedding In New Video - Watch!

Jordan and Ellie Fisher are dishing more on their wedding!

Disney Parks Blog just released a brand new video showing an inside look at their November 21st wedding at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kindom Park.

“We chose Disney’s Fairytale Weddings because one, we love Disney, we always have. This is where Jordan first told me that he loved me,” Ellie started out in the video. “It’s just always been such a magical part of our life.”

“Disney’s been a constant for us and for both of us, even independently in our lives growing up, and so I think, it only makes sense and feels right that we were able to do it the way that we dreamt,” Jordan added.

After they were married, they rode down Main Street USA in a vintage double-decker bus to the melodies of Jordan‘s song “Happily Ever After” with Angie Keilhauer from the park’s nighttime fireworks spectacular at Magic Kingdom. Awww!!

Find out more about their wedding on the Disney Parks Blog!

Inside Jordan Fisher and Ellie Wood’s Fairytale Disney Wedding

‘Happily Ever After’ – Jordan Fisher & Angie Keilhauer

Take a Virtual Ride On Walt Disney World's Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway!

Take a Virtual Ride On Walt Disney World's Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway!

You can go along for one of Walt Disney World‘s newest attractions!

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway” opened at the Hollywood Studios park earlier this year in Orlando, Fla.

The ride is the first ride-through attraction in Disney history featuring Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

During the ride, fans will “burst into the cartoon world and venture to the Wild West, a wacky carnival and a bustling city.”

In the ride-along video, Disney fans will also learn some fun facts and special details about the ride.

“Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway” will also open in Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., in 2023.

“We’re thrilled to share a peek behind the curtain of the construction work for Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, coming to Disneyland park in 2023! Check out this video from Disneyland Resort President @KenPotrock as he shares one of his ‘Happiest View on Earth.’ #RunawayRailway” the Disneyland Instagram account shared just recently.

All Aboard For a Ride on Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway