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beauty and the beast

After the success of The Jungle Book, Disney is preparing for another dive into live-action classics with Beauty and The Beast featuring Emma Watson as Belle.

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The Shanghai Disney Resort will have its grand opening on June 16th, but it’s had a few soft openings recently, and visitors have had the chance to check out some of the park’s awesome rides (like the Tron Light Cycle Power Run we mentioned yesterday).

As you’ll see in the full ride video below, the “Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure” ride is a major upgrade from the classic Pirates attraction at California’s Disneyland. I mean, there’s a flippin’ Kraken for crying out loud!

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The Shanghai Disney Resort, which is set to open on June 16, will including the brand new Tron-themed attraction, “Tron Light Cycle Power Run”. During the ride, guests get a chance to hop on a light cycle (sort of) and speed through the Grid. 

If you can’t afford a plane ticket to China this summer, you can still experience the ride thanks to this POV video from Inside the Magic.

Check it out below.

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I’m sure you’ve been wondering when the Internet would get around to portraying Disney Princesses as Wookiees, given the fact that they’ve been portrayed as literally everything else.

Well, the time has come.

LA-based artist Michael Nozinich worked with Obsev to bring you these unsettling images. Check out more below.

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tfa emoji edition

Disney just added Star Wars: The Force Awakens to its “As Told by Emoji” series and it is magnificent.

I’m trying to decide what my favorite part is. It’s either the bombs…or Kylo trying to adjust privacy settings, or Finn and Rey reuniting or…or…

Watch it below. Then you’ll see why I can’t decide.

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totoro ride

Disney artist and theme park designer John Ramirez has a great love of Studio Ghibli, which led him to create this design for a Totoro ride.

So it isn’t official…but it’s close.

Speaking to Kotaku, Ramirez said he’s talked to Hayao Miyazaki a number of times about the possibility of Disney building this ride. Each time he has been turned down, but he promises that he will keep asking “until they bar me from the studio or until he says yes!”.

Here’s hoping! Take a closer look at the ride below (click to enlarge).

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disney fanatic

Disney fans can be fanatical about the theme parks, but one fan took his love to the next level. While you or I might struggle to get through the Magic Kingdom in one day, park lover Christopher Wing visited every Disney theme park on the planet in just 75 hours.

Kicking off his journey on Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride at Disneyland, Wing booked it for the red-eye flight to Walt Disney World in Florida, before taking off for the parks overseas.

Check out his entire journey below.

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disney lego minifigures

Get ready to make some room on your shelves because LEGO has announced Disney minifigures based on beloved characters from your favorite Disney and Pixar films. We’re talking Mickey, Minnie, Stitch, Ariel, Aladdin, Buzz Lightyear and more.

They’ll be on sale both in store and online starting May 1st and will retail for $3.99 each.

Take a closer look below.

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THE JUNGLE BOOK

The more I see of the upcoming Jungle Book movie, the more excited I am about it.

These new character portraits that feature actors Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Walken, Lupita Nyong’o, and Giancarlo Esposito with their animal counterparts have me counting the days until April 15th.

Check out the rest of the series below along with comments from the stars about their characters.

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BIG HERO 6

Great news for Big Hero 6 fans. Baymax will be back as your favorite personal healthcare companion as part of a new weekly series for Disney XD. The show, which will debut sometime in 2017, will pick up where the movie left off following the adventures of Hiro, Baymax, Go Go, Wasabi, Honey Lemon, and Fred. From Entertainment Weekly:

Hiro, now something of a legend at the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology, will face “daunting academic challenges and the social trials of being the little man on campus. Off campus, the stakes are raised for the high-tech heroes as they must protect their city from an array of scientifically enhanced villains.”

Honestly, if it was just Baymax, I’d be there. Because Baymax is…well, Baymax!