Theme Park Bits: Rise of the Resistance, a Live Hotel-Opening Webcast, And More

/Film | 12/13/2019 | Josh Spiegel
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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

Details have emerged about Disneyland’s new parade.

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Watch the grand opening of Walt Disney World’s new resort hotel.

Rise of the Resistance is working through crowds.

And more!

2020 is a year full of new and exciting changes at the Disneyland Resort. One of those new changes will be in the form of floats, live characters, dancing acrobats, and music. Of course, I’m talking about an afternoon parade. As was announced at the D23 Expo in Anaheim back in August, Disneyland’s new parade is entitled “Magic Happens”. The Disney Parks Blog has some new information, including its opening date of February 28, 2020. “Magic Happens” looks to be a colorful new addition to the parade lineup, highlighting recent films like Frozen II and Coco as well as vaunted classics such as Sleeping Beauty.

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Another big change to the Disneyland Resort is one that you’ve no doubt already heard about: the arrival of the second attraction in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Rise of the Resistance. The attraction is already live in Walt Disney World, where it’s been unsurprisingly quite busy. It’s been so busy, in fact, that Disney’s Hollywood Studios is limiting potential riders to just one ride pass per day. It is, in fact, so busy that park hours have been extended through January 4, 2020, to account for no doubt large crowds over the holidays. Hopefully, the Operations team at Disneyland is keeping tabs on this — yes, their hours are typically longer on most days, but it’s going to be pretty popular come January 17.

And speaking of changes, Disneyland is heading into a time full of them. That’s because annually, January and February are the times of year when attractions typically go down for refurbishment, some brief and others extended. Usually, The Haunted Mansion goes down...
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