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New Details Released on Shanghai Disney Resort

Where: China
July 21, 2015 at 9:19 AM | by | Comments (0)

The minivan is packed, the A/C turned full blast, and it’s time to take that long family road trip to Florida to visit Mickey Mouse. But wait: You might want to rethink things, save that gas money, and put it toward plane fare — because the Disney park you'll really want to visit is actually the new one headed to China.

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It's Official: Disney Parks Issue Formal Ban on Selfie Sticks, Effective Today

June 30, 2015 at 12:48 PM | by | Comments (0)

We’re going to take credit for this one, as you heard it here first! About a month ago we were taking in the sights and sounds of Disneyland when we noticed that park officials—and possibly Mickey as well—were less than enthused over the use of selfie sticks. Signs were going up that showed the park had banned them from rides.

Well now it’s official: selfie sticks are no longer allowed inside Disney theme parks. According to SlashGear, the formal rules go into effect at Orlando's Disney World parks today; Disneyland, Euro Disney and Tokyo Disney will follow suit over the next few days. Sorry, selfie stick-slingers: you must now leave them at the turnstile. (The BBC elaborates that they can be stored in lockers by the entrance for collection later.)

This is awful or great news, depending on where you stand in the great selfie stick debate. Sure, now it’s a little less convenient to take that group shot of you and your family or friends, but at least there’s always the original selfie stick: an outstretched arm. And obviously safety is pretty darn important when moving parts, roller coasters, and kids are involved — so the ban makes sense. Or maybe it's just a conspiracy to get you to buy more of those PhotoPass pictures?

The truth is out there. Your selfie sticks, however, are now properly stowed.

[Photo: Juliana / Jaunted]

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How A Selfie Stick Saved Some Shots At Chateau de Versailles

June 29, 2015 at 5:27 PM | by | Comments (0)

The furor over selfie sticks continues after a Disneyland guest whipped one out during California Screamin’, one of the park's fastest and thrilling roller coasters, forcing the ride to shut down for an hour. (The coaster has only one vertical but it’s still pretty scary thrilling. We’re not even sure when you’d have the time to whip out a selfie stick. #idiots)

Meanwhile in Paris, not Disneyland Paris, but Paris proper, the selfie sticks are being hawked by illegal vendors at all the major tourist attractions — just like we saw in Rome.

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Man Buns of Disneyland is Our New Favorite Theme Park Instagram Feed

May 28, 2015 at 5:22 PM | by | Comments (0)

Two #manbuns spotted in front of the castle! #manbunsofdisneyland

A photo posted by @manbunsofdisneyland on

Whether you love 'em or want to cut them loose, man buns are here to stay. And this summer, we predict they will be in full effect at theme parks across America. After all, no one likes to let their hair down in the sticky hot sun. (Also, some of us still may be concerned about our hair catching on a roller coaster and leaving us not only bald but perhaps, headless. )

For those of you who still aren't sure what a man bun is, or for those of you men who are confounded as to how best display your man bun, youMUST follow Man Buns of Disneyland on Instagram.

This is an offshoot of DILFs of Disneyland and indeed, some earlier photos on the Man Buns stream were sourced by DILFs (Um, did I really just write that sentence?) But no matter, if you want to see man buns, you will get man buns here. There's a man bun eating at a Disneyland restaurant. Another man bun coming off a ride. Man buns in front of the castle. And so many more.

Below are a few of our favorites. Your welcome.

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Official Proof That Disneyland Has Banned Selfie Sticks on All Rides

May 26, 2015 at 3:30 PM | by | Comment (1)

Last week, just before the kickoff to Disneyland's Diamond Celebration for its 60th Anniversary, the theme park officially threw down the gauntlet against controversial selfie sticks by banning the gadgets from use on rides. And indeed, here's what we saw as we climbed up the steps to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster yesterday.

(We applaud Disney's smackdown because that means scenarios like this one will no longer happen.)

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Wait, What? Tickets for Disney World and Disneyland Now Cost How Much?

March 2, 2015 at 1:38 PM | by | Comments (6)

Your kiddos better start picking up extra chores, tasks, and assignments around the house, as they’re going to need some additional funds if they’re looking to visit one of the Disney parks here in the nifty fifty.

The folks responsible for the theme parks—we assume that’s Mickey and friends—have increased admission prices once again, so that visit to Disneyland or Walt Disney World is going to cost you that much more cash.

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Should Selfie Sticks Be Banned from Theme Parks? (And Life In General?)

February 10, 2015 at 11:11 AM | by | Comments (2)

Seen last weekend at Disneyland. This was only two of the four selfie sticks we spotted on the Luigi's Flying Tires ride.

Last month we offered a (cautious) defense of the Selfie Stick, that increasingly ubiquitous cane used to extend your iPhone outward for perfectly framed self-portraits. Well, the debate over their level of usefulness versus annoyance continues to rage on. And what’s ground zero for the debate?

Here’s a hint: Mickey and Minnie won’t be debating their favorite Instagram filters anytime soon.

Theme parks and their attendees are putting their foot down about Selfie sticks. The Orlando Sentinel chatted with Magic Kingdom guests on both side of the divide, and got some official word from park reps. (Short version: stow them like you would any gadget, according to a Disney World spokesperson.) A recent survey from a theme park industry website revealed that 79% of park enthusiasts would like to see them banned.

And maybe it’s only a matter of time before theme parks ban them outright. After all, museums have already started, including Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and New York’s Museum of Modern Art, among others,.

Not to reopen old wounds, but we have to ask: what do you think about theme parks and selfie sticks? Leave them at home, or take them for a ride? Leave your 2 cents (or 5, even!) in the comments.

[Photo: Juliana/Jaunted]

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Apple Pay Does Disney World, But What About the Rest of the World?

October 21, 2014 at 6:07 PM | by | Comments (0)

Blah blah blah Apple Pay. Although it seems like the new mode of payment is all anyone can talk about this week, the attention is for good reason. Apple Pay is hopefully the first step towards a future we've always envisioned for travelers, a future served by universal payment.

Granted, Apple Pay has a long long way to go before we can hold up our phone to pay for bus fare in Hong Kong one day, and do the same to pay the bill at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Denmark the next, but the growing ubiquity of iPhones and iPads means this native Apple app has serious potential, not to mention that many other countries have already eclipsed the US in contactless payment technology.

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Make Time for Halloween Time at Disneyland (But Don't Waste Time in Buying a Ticket)

October 7, 2014 at 4:07 PM | by | Comment (1)

Disneyland got a BIG head start on the Halloween festivities when they kicked off their annual Halloween Time on September 12, but despite the clever Halloween-themed decorations and costume-clad characters that now fill the park, the real spooky action can be found at Mickey's Halloween Party.

Held on select nights, the party includes Halloween Screams fireworks spectacular, more than 70 trick-or-treat stations, dance parties, creepy craft activities and the chance for you and the fan to roam around Disneyland in your matching Jack Skellington costumes. (Disneyland is one of the few theme parks that do you allow you to dress up, although there are some restrictions.)

As you can imagine, this event is HUGELY popular with Disney fans. So much so that there is only one night left with tickets still available--October 29. Tickets cost $70 a person and include admission to the Disneyland Park up to three hours before the event's start time (6pm) along with complimentary parking.

Can't make it to the party? Then you can enjoy the daytime Halloween festivities at Disneyland which include haunted attractions on rides like the Haunted Mansion and Space Mountain; the Halloween Carnival at Big Thunder Ranch where kids can play games, do crafts and get made over into pirates, and a special Dia de los Muertos skeleton display tucked inside Frontierland.

Disneyland Park tickets start at $96 for kids 10 and up while Park Hopper tickets, which give you access to Disney's California Adventure, start at $150.

[Photo: Jaunted]

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Will Drones Soon Be Buzzing Overhead at Disney Theme Parks?

September 3, 2014 at 10:09 AM | by | Comments (0)

It sounds like Disney is hard at work thinking of the latest and greatest in theme park technology, but this time things aren’t exactly related to new rides, attractions, or roller coasters.

Disney recently filed a few patent applications for some of their new ideas, and they have a lot to do with drones. Specifically, the plans sound like the theme parks are planning to put unmanned flying devices to work in the name of sharing a little more entertainment with visitors.

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More Money for Mickey as Disneyland Again Raises Prices

May 28, 2014 at 9:26 AM | by | Comments (0)

It seems like we were just talking about Disney and their plans to increase admission to some of their theme parks, and now just weeks later they’re doing it again—this time over in California.

The parks that make up Disneyland Resort are rising once again, and this is certainly going to take away from your oversized turkey leg and churro budget. Things have been bumped up by roughly four percent, as Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park will now set you back $96. Parking is also going up by a buck, and that’s now going to cost $17 for each and every vehicle heading into the lots.

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What Happens in Disney Parks at 3am? Find Out Yourself This May

March 6, 2014 at 11:13 AM | by | Comments (0)

They’re at it again this year, but after the news from last month it’s going to cost you a little bit more to party all night long. Disney parks in California and Florida are doing the 24-hour thing once again, and this year’s events are set to go down this May.

Things were kicked off in a unique way, as they used a message on Twitter featuring 140 characters—Disney characters to be specific. Memorial Day Weekend is when things will be open all day long, as the “Rock Your Disney Side Party” takes place at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort.

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