News of the week includes Disneyland debuting Cars-themed monorails while raising ticket prices. Then we dive into Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World as Maggie offers tips and insight into the event and Ricky reports on the new Carbon Freeze Me experience. Exactly one year after Star Tours: The Adventures Continue opened at Disney's Hollywood Studios, we take a look back at the past and future of the classic Star Wars attraction through interviews with Industrial Light and Magic senior visual effects supervisor Dennis Muren and Walt Disney Imagineering show director Susan Dain.
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There's a monstrous amount of news this week leading up to the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend including news from Disney's All-Nighter, Transformers at Universal Orlando, Antarctica at SeaWorld Orlando, Halloween conventions, and a surprise from D23. Then we feature two delightfully entertaining interviews, first with Imagineer Mark Schirmer from Hong Kong Disneyland about Mystic Manor and Mystic Point, then with hilarious actor Jim Cummings, voice of Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Darkwing Duck, and so many more animated characters including Hondo Ohnaka of The Clone Wars.
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Another big week includes the exciting announcement of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley expansion, where we discover new details in an interview with Universal Creative Senior Vice President Thierry Coup. Not leaving Disney's ongoing projects out, we go behind the scenes with Imagineers for a construction tour of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Princess Fairytale Hall. Plus, Merida becomes the 11th Disney Princess in a grand royal coronation ceremony at the Magic Kingdom.
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Limited Time Magic goes big with a Star Wars Day celebration that includes impressive Symphony in the Stars fireworks at Disney's Hollywood Studios. We also learn more about what's in store for Star Wars Weekends from Disney's Gary Buchanan and the story behind Limited Time Magic from Carter Schultz, Program Management Director, Global Content Development at Walt Disney World. Plus, Ricky reviews Iron Man 3.
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It's a monstrous show following Disney's Monstrous Summer press event with announcements reaching far beyond the theme parks. This week's news includes a new parade for the Magic Kingdom, upcoming exciting Limited Time Magic parties, and new details from New Fantasyland. Topping it all off is the full reveal of the Disney Magic major makeover including a thrilling addition called the AquaDunk.
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Mystic Manor materializes at Hong Kong Disneyland among other exciting theme park, video game, and movie news. Then Cast Corner returns to the show along with a Roger Rabbit giveaway. And we're joined by Super 78 Studios president Brent Young to discuss SpongeBob SquarePants 4D - The Great Jelly Rescue at Nick Hotel.
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