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Disneyland Resort Features and Articles

Theme Park Tourist's range of in-depth articles covering rides, attractions and restaurants at Disneyland Resort are listed below. As well as previews and reviews of new rides, look out for "Top 10" lists and tips for saving time and money on your next visit.

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Monday, May 27, 2019 07:05

Almost every successful Disney ride has at least one moment where sets, sounds, lighting, and music crescendo to create an epic, emotional reveal that leaves audiences breathless

Stormtrooper looking into camera
Saturday, May 25, 2019 03:24

Rave reviews are already pouring in for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. There’s no doubt that this new land at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios is going to be a huge success, and the future looks very bright for the presence of that galaxy far, far away in Disney parks.

We already know quite a bit about what is coming in phases two and three for Galaxy’s Edge, starting with the opening of the highly-anticipated attraction, Rise of the Resistance. Other upcoming arrivals will include a sit-down restaurant which could take character dining in exciting new directions, as well as the opening of a Star Wars role-playing experience set in a themed resort.

As we’ve seen with the continued expansion of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, we can’t help but wonder where might Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge go next. With the extreme high-demand this land has already produced, you know Disney will be exploring opportunities for expansion in the future including new attractions and experiences.

We’ve talked before about how setting Galaxy’s Edge in the remote pre-hyperspace hub of Batuu was a genius move-- a place where almost any story in the Star Wars universe could connect. Resistance fighters, First Order loyalists, bounty hunters, merchants, and seedy galactic fringers have all been drawn to the Black Spire Outpost. We’ve even already seen hinted references to the Old Republic in some of the merchandise available in Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities—significant considering rumors that a Knights of the Old Republic film or TV series is in the works. There are just so many possibilities for how Galaxy’s Edge could expand in the future.

Time for a bit of shameless speculation. Where do you want to see Galaxy’s Edge go next once the phases we know about are complete? Here are a few ideas to ponder…

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 05:28

Check out these eight massive features that we're glad to have seen removed in our lifetime.

Fortress Explorations fortress beneath volcano with ship and guests
Saturday, May 18, 2019 05:24

It’s easy to assume that the best attractions in Disney parks history have all been rides.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 17:00

In a span of two years, the original Imagineers reached the pinnacle of their profession, only to see the heart of the company get ripped apart. The work that they did during this era has proven timeless; it genuinely altered the course of theme park history.

Monday, May 13, 2019 04:52

But just as good voice acting can define an attraction for decades, a bad voiceover can tear you right out of the immersive worlds Disney and Universal work so hard to build.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 23:07

Here are the best seven things that happened to Disney under Michael Eisner.

Incredible Hulk Coaster - Riders in front row
Saturday, May 04, 2019 05:21

It’s every modern theme park visitor’s worst nightmare: facing an insane theme park line with no smartphone.

Snow White's Scary Adventures
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 00:42

Are nostalgia goggles preventing Disney from making some much-needed changes to the park?

Image: DisneyDining.com
Sunday, April 28, 2019 03:23

If you try your best to avoid these common pitfalls, you'll be contributing to a better experience for everyone! Which of these eight are you guilty of?

Mickey poses next to suitcases and Magical Express bus
Saturday, April 27, 2019 03:26

Not everyone likes Disney parks, and that’s okay

Transport ship flying in to the Black Spire Outpost - Concept Art
Thursday, April 18, 2019 04:18

What if your response to the arrival of Galaxy’s Edge is just, “Meh”?

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