RobPlays: Why Did George Lucas Sell Star Wars To Disney?

Rob just released a new video were it explains the background history that made George Lucas decide it was a good choice to sell Lucasfilm to Disney.

Sometimes we don’t consider how a relationships that spans decades could lead to the justification of a decision. Lucas has much more relationships with Disney than people think. Somehow, that’s why it made sense to be part of The Walt Disney Company.

You can watch the video here:

Source: RobPlays

New ‘Up’ Show To Replace Flights Of Wonder At Disney’s Animal Kingdom

As part of the 12 Days of Disney Parks Christmas campaign, the Disney Parks Blog announced a new show coming in Spring 2018 to Animal Kingdom. This show will be featuring Russel and Dug from the Pixar film ‘Up’.

This show will replace the show Flights Of Wonder, which ends its run in December 31st, 2017.

I’m glad to see that we will see more presence of the ‘Up’ characters, as they have been neglected of their own show or attraction. This show is also showing the current trend of adding characters to as many experiences, a move that dislikes some Disney fans.

It is great that Animal Kingdom is getting some love for the 20th anniversary of the park.

Source:Disney Parks Blog

DSNY Newscast: Rumored Layout For Guardians Rollercoaster Coming To Epcot

Jack from DSNY Newscast just released a new video explaining in detail the article that appeared in WDW News Today. Besides that, he comments on the new castle redesign in Hong Kong Disneyland, the upcoming movies for 2018 and the Disney/ Fox deal.

I haven’t commented on this article from WDW News Today, as most of the details delivered seem fairly speculative and superficial. They have a good record regarding inside sources, but this information seems to difficult to understand. Due to the massive show building of Universe Of Energy, it makes no sense at all that it will be used only as a queue. Even though they’re expecting huge crowds when it opens, I believe the show building will be used as part of the attraction.

Another comment is the fact that Groot and Rocket in the queue could just be projections. This is a lost opportunity, as they showed in Disney’s California Adventura what they could do with Rocket as an Audio-Animatronic. Maybe it won’t bother me if it is as well executed as in the Harry Potter and The Forbidden Journey queue, were the projections blend really well with the area.

At last, I always expected the roller coaster to be family friendly due to the demographic of the movies. Maybe we’ll see a more interesting layout than the one described in the article, as the attraction could be oriented to older kids/teens.

Jack does a great job explaining visually the WDW News Today article. There’s still lots of details that haven’t surfaced, but the Guardians Of The Galaxy attraction is starting to look as a worthy ride to Future World.

You can watch the video here:

Source: DSNY Newscast

2018 Disney on Broadway Line-Up Announced For Epcot

Disney Parks Blog just announced the line-up for Disney On Broadway:

Last year, the Disney On Broadway series was a highlight of the festival for many guests. We’re happy to share a first look at the lineup of Broadway artists set to take the America Gardens Theatre stage this year.

January 12-15 and 19-22: Kara Lindsay (NEW!) and Kevin Massey, who will perform songs from “Tarzan,” “Aladdin,” “Newsies” and “Frozen.”

January 26-29 and February 2-5: Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White, who will perform songs from “Tarzan,” “The Lion King,” “Aida,” “Aladdin,” and “The Little Mermaid.”

February 9-12 and 16-19: Ashley Brown and Josh Strickland, who will perform songs from “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Tarzan,” “Mary Poppins,” “Newsies” and “Frozen.”

All Disney on Broadway shows are included in theme park admission and will take place Fridays through Mondays at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m.

Source:Disney Parks Blog