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Learn to Draw: Maleficent from 'Sleeping Beauty' The new film, "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" hits theaters this Friday, and in honor of this villainous character's new film, we decided to head out to Disney's Art of Animation Resort to learn how to draw the original "Mistress of Evil" as seen in the 1959 film "Sleeping Beauty." Check out the video above, in which Character Artist Stephen...

DisneyKids: Making Kiddos First Visit to Batuu a Saga To Remember I recently strolled through Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and was amazed by the number of multi-gen families entering the outer edge of the galaxy into Batuu. Whether a Star Wars super fan or a Star Wars novice, families of all ages are exploring this epic land and living out their own Star Wars adventures.

The 6 Best Mini Golf Courses in Orlando There's just something about mini golf that makes you feel like you're on vacation, right? Perhaps it's the themed courses or the whimsical holes, but there's just something inherent to the activity that helps you forget all of your cares.

Kings Dominion's 2019 'Halloween Haunt' mixes thrills and chills MASON, OH ​Theme park fans looking for the perfect mix of thrills and chills will find plenty to appreciate at this year’s “Halloween Haunt” at Kings Dominion. Now in its 19th season, the…

Blackstone's financing for Merlin deal unsettles bond market A buyout consortium led by Blackstone sent a frisson through debt markets this week as it took advantage of a booming appetite for bonds to push through aggressive terms on financing for its…

Disney Parks After Dark: Pumpkins Pile Up at Tokyo Disneyland Check out this chilling shot of The Haunted Mansion from Tokyo Disneyland. Thanks to Mark Willard for the image.

Enjoy the Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort with "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" at Disney Springs, Sketch Art at Disney's Animal Kingdom, New Disney With the weekend right around the corner, it's time to share some must-do experiences at the Walt Disney World Resort. On Friday, the sequel to "Maleficent" - "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" - opens at AMC Disney Springs 24 at Walt Disney World Resort.

Bronx man sues NBC Universal over ‘unlimited’ soda refills at theme park A Bronx man is suing NBC Universal after he went to one of the company's theme parks and paid for an "unlimited refill" soda machine deal - only to discover he actually had to wait a whole 10 minutes between each pour.

Don't Forget to Vote for Volunteer Family of the Year! Last week we shared how you could vote for the five incredible families in the running to be named the first ever Disney and Points of Light Volunteer Family of the Year. If you haven't yet had a chance to cast your vote for the family who most inspires you, don't worry, there's still time as voting is open until Tuesday, Oct.

New Play Disney Parks App Digital Achievements and Commemorative Trading Pins available at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort Fans of the Play Disney Parks mobile app love to earn and collect uniquely themed digital achievements after enjoying select attractions throughout the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort. Today, we are excited to share that many new digital achievements have been added to the Play Disney Parks app on both coasts!

Nickelodeon Universe opens next week at American Dream. Here's what it'll cost to go. Monday through Friday, and between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., and 8 p.m. and 12 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Children 2 years old and younger are free. The only other Nickelodeon Universe is at Mall of America, also owned by Triple Five.

The Imagineering Story Trailer The Imagineering Story is a new documentary series, coming exclusively to Disney+, that will take a look behind the scenes of all the theme park magic that happens at Disneyland, Disney World, and more. Watch The Imagineering Story trailer below.

Drayton Manor theme park to be prosecuted over death of 11-year-old Evha Jannath A theme park operator is being prosecuted over the death of an 11-year-old girl who fell from a water ride. Evha Jannath died after the incident on the Splash Canyon water ride at Drayton Manor theme park in Tamworth, Staffordshire, in May 2017.

Scorsese Clarifies Marvel Comments, Still Compares MCU to a Theme Park Martin Scorsese has decided to clarify what he meant when he said Marvel movies aren't cinema.

Subtle Changes Inside Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge You Might Not Have Noticed New prices, food items, and a dialing back of theme are all happening inside Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

Kings Island's Vortex to have its 46 millionth rider before it closes MASON, OH Before it closes for good, someone will take the 46 millionth ride of Vortex at Kings Island.Kings Island spokesman Chad Showalter said more people have been riding Vortex since the park…

Special Look at Disney's "Frozen 2" Coming Soon to Disney Parks 4, as part of the Walt Disney Presents attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios beginning on Nov. 5, and onboard Disney Cruise Line during the month of November. In Disney's new adventure, "Frozen 2," Elsa sets out together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, on a dangerous but remarkable journey to discover why she was born with magical powers.

Drayton Manor theme park to be prosecuted after death of schoolgirl Evha Jannath Passing the file to the HSE, it added the decision had followed a "thorough and lengthy" investigation and review by the Crown Prosecution Service. A week-long jury inquest will be held in Stafford on November 4.

Britain's Got Talent judge David Walliams is getting his own theme park After writing a series of successful children's books and seeing them adapted into Christmas specials, TV series, musicals and more, you'd think Britain's Got Talent judge David Walliams had seen his words come to life in every possible way.

Drayton Manor theme park operator will be prosecuted over the death of 11-year-old Evha Jannath The operator of Drayton Manor theme park will be prosecuted under health and safety law over the death of 11-year-old Evha Jannath, the Health and Safety Executive said. Evha died after falling from the Splash Canyon water ride at the Staffordshire attraction in 2017.

What's the least expensive Disney theme park in the world? Some parks offer tickets as low as $40 Disney has six theme park resorts around the world - in California, Florida, Tokyo, France, Hong Kong and China - and each location has a different ticketing strategy. Some Disney parks employ variable date-based pricing that charges more on busy days and less at slower times to help distribute attendance throughout the year.

Disney Doodle: Mother Gothel from 'Tangled' Visits Magic Kingdom Park This week, our Disney Doodles series continues to showcase the best Disney witches from Disney film history. Today, artist Ashley Taylor imagines what Mother Gothel from the 2010 film "Tangled" would do if she had the chance to visit Magic Kingdom Park.

A theme park ride in the back seat? A start-up software company is partnering with Universal Pictures to provide back seat passengers with an immersive virtual reality experience.

Ultimate 2019 Disney World Christmas Guide Our 2019 Christmas Guide to Walt Disney World offers tips for Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and includes Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, Candlelight Processional, free tours and things to do, and everything else WDW does for the holidays.

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