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Let's just take a moment to remember the dark ages of Disney park characters.

Prince Caspian. I’m sure this lasted like two weeks. 

I don’t even know what this is. Jessica Rabbit. Okay. That’s cool. But is this a fur character or a face character? Why was this a thing. 

Let us never forget the days of the mowgli face character; where they hired a guy to run around in shorts. A moment of silence. 

And finally: my absolute favorite. Flounder.


I cannot come up with a caption for this. 

Source: CharacterCentral.net

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Animal Kingdom - Shadow of the Mountain by Jeff Krause

“Cinderella’s Castle” Elmer Plummer, 1967

It’s always a pleasure to imagine what could-have-been in the theme park world, and today’s piece is a fun look at how Magic Kingdom’s crowning icon could have turned out a bit differently. This concept from artist Elmer Plummer features a Cinderella’s Castle that sports a chunkier build and more towers, certainly more along the lines of the castle seen in the 1950 animated film. Also of note: the grander second floor entrance, flanked on either side by sweeping staircases. However, the art also shows clear early views of the final version, with the tallest tower and, of course, the clock.

Art ©️Disney

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D23 Expo Disney Parks Panel Recap

For those who are finding it difficult to keep up here’s the WDW related announcements.

Hollywood Studios:

  • Star Wars land will open 2019 (WDW will open after DL) and will be called Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge
  • There will be a new Star Wars resort that promises to super immersive 
  • The Great Movie Ride will be closing on August 13th and though the Chinese Theater building remain the inside is going to become a brand new ride entitled Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway that promises to put us right into a Mickey short
  • Toy Story Land will open Summer 2018

Magic Kingdom:

  • Tron coaster confirmed to be opening in time for the 50th anniversary in 2021, however it appears that it’ll be next to Space Mountain and may not take over the Tomorrowland Speedway
  • MK is also getting a new theater though no idea what show will play. (Hopefully it’ll be something like Mickey and the Magician/Mickey and the Magical Map)

EPCOT:

  • Lots of changes coming to Future World! Apparently a new park entrance is in the works
  • Ellen’s Energy Adventure is also closing on August 13, 2017 to make room for a Guardians of the Galaxy attraction. The tie-in is the fact that Peter Quill visited as a child before his abduction
  • Mission:Space is getting a new green mission and will have a new restaurant adjacent to it
  • Ratatouille the ride is officially coming to the France Pavilion in EPCOT! It’ll be situated behind the Eiffel Tower.
  • China Pavilion is getting a new film for it’s circle vision

Other WDW News:

  • The Disney Skyline gondola has been confirmed and will connect resorts such as Art of Animation and Pop to EPCOT and Hollywood Studios
  • Disney will begin offering it’s own “uber” like transportation with Minnie-style polka dotted vans/cars
  • There will be a brand new DVC hotel added called the Hotel Riviera

We’ll edit if any further information is released. :)

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Princess Rapunzel by Giorgy Molano