A new year is here. That means an abundance of new content from The Walt Disney Company across its many divisions, from film and music, to television and the theme parks. What is most worth seeing and experiencing?
Here’s my picks for Disney’s 10 Most Exciting 2017 Projects!
An expansion to Disney’s Animal Kingdom inspired by director James Cameron‘s blockbuster hit Avatar was first announced during the D23 Expo back in 2013, with more information coming out of the D23 Expo in 2015.
Disney Parks has released a behind the scenes video giving us a little peek behind the curtain to see how things are looking in Pandora: The World of Avatar, which is set to open this upcoming summer.
When I was a kid, I remember going to the Museum of Science in Boston for a new dinosaur exhibition right around the time Jurassic Park was released. It was amazing. Even got myself a Jurassic Jawbreaker, which is really just one of those giant Jawbreakers. Lasted me months.
Last year the fourth movie in the Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic World, stormed into theaters and did huge numbers. A museum exhibition was created around the movie, and has already had a run in Australia. Now the exhibition has made its way here to the States, debuting at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.
You can read the full press release with all the details below. If you’re like me and can’t make it to Philly, you can also find a great peek at what some of the exhibits look like from its run in Australia. Let’s just say, they can do way cooler stuff with animatronics now than they could back in the ’90s.
The best remedy to cure withdrawals from being away from the Disney theme parks? Watch videos of other folks in the parks! More specifically, clips of guests interacting with Disney characters bring smiles and excitement to those who watch thinking about the possibility of meeting that famous personality the next time they visit a Disney destination.
Thousands upon thousands of them circulate the Internet, and here are 11 Great Disney Character Interaction Videos, featuring all of the things we clamor over: little kids, animals, humor, and love.
Play the music and light the lights. The emergence of more Marvel and Muppets in the Disney theme parks is enough to make the future look very bright! Disney must balance so many properties these days that there is only enough slots during the yearly theatrical schedule to place movies. A few are reserved for “Disney proper,” whereas others must account for Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Pixar.
Likewise, many of the Disney theme parks’ newest offerings are not “originals,” but rather come from preexisting brands. Two Disney brands gaining more exposure in the parks come from arenas that have been relatively absent in Disney parks: Marvel and the Muppets.