Saturday 30 June 2018

News in a Minute - 30th June 2018

This week's theme park news:

- Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studio at WDW has opened. After a media preview and various soft-opening's and tests the area themed to Andy's backyard is opened. Check out YouTube for POVs of the new Alien Swirling Spinners and Slinky Dog Dash. Although the rides are somewhat off the shelf, reviews have been positive, and I've been impressed by the theming of the land.
- It was also announced this week that Hollywood Studios is going to a new Cars show called 'Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy, in the flex theatre between Tower of Terror and the Rock'n'Rollercoaster.
- Universal Studios Hollywood is adding Butterbeer Icecream to it's collection of sweet treats in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. But unlike Orlando this is not going to be soft-serve.
- Universal Orlando have announced two new scare zones for Halloween Horror Nights this year. It's back to the 80s again, with the Revenge of Chucky, and Killer Klowns from Outer Space scare zones.
- After the opening of Pixar Pier last week, we got the announcement of an upcoming ride call the Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind for 2019, which will be a re-use of the Flik's Flyers ride that is currently in A Bug's Land.
- Six Flags Magic Mountain is opening it's 5 day All-American Food Festival today, leading in to the 4th of July.
- In Qatar a new theme park has partially opened called Angry Birds World. It's located in Doha Festival City, and they have opened the indoor portion of the park, while the outside portion is still under construction.
- We found out this week that Tokyo Disneyland Resort will be getting it's own official App. It's going to be in the Apple and Google App Stores on July 5th. The American parks also got a new app this week, with the Play Disney Parks app launching.


  1. love your shirt Dan!! Always rockin' the amazing fashion!

    1. Thanks Fee! I try to mix it up with my shirts. It helps that I have a million Disney, Star Wars or theme park related shirts! It's kind of my style now 👍