Bathtub Gin, Fol-de-rol, and Bicycle Spokes: An Interview with Lyricist Scott Wittman from MARY POPPINS RETURNS
Mar11

Bathtub Gin, Fol-de-rol, and Bicycle Spokes: An Interview with Lyricist Scott Wittman from MARY POPPINS RETURNS

MARY POPPINS RETURNS flies into homes on Digital HD this week, and to celebrate we had the opportunity to interview the movie’s co-lyricist, Scott Wittman! Alongside his longtime songwriting partner Marc Shaiman (who handles the music and co-writes the lyrics), Wittman has crafted songs for HAIRSPRAY, NBC’s SMASH, and the Broadway adaptations of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN and CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. He and Shaiman were...

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JUST ANNOUNCED: Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure to open at Universal Orlando June 13
Feb21

JUST ANNOUNCED: Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure to open at Universal Orlando June 13

After Universal’s Dragon Challenge coaster closed at the Wizarding World, it became clear that a new attraction was in the works and while construction has been going for several months now, “mum” has been the word on details for the new coaster. We now have a name and theme for the new attraction: Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure! Plus, we now have a June 13 opening set for the new attraction!...

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CONCEPT ART: EPCOT’s new entrance, Wonders of Life pavilion, and more coming soon!
Feb21

CONCEPT ART: EPCOT’s new entrance, Wonders of Life pavilion, and more coming soon!

Big changes are on the way to Epcot as Disney confirmed several new changes coming to the beloved park. From a new entrance to a returning pavilion and more there’s a lot to get excited about in 2021! New Entrance! Perhaps most exciting for classic fans of the park are changes coming to the Epcot main entrance. The newly reworked plaza promises to welcome guests with new pathways, sweeping green spaces and a newly reimagined...

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PICTORIAL: LUNAR NEW YEAR kicks off with a bang at Universal Studios Hollywood for #YearOfThePig
Feb06

PICTORIAL: LUNAR NEW YEAR kicks off with a bang at Universal Studios Hollywood for #YearOfThePig

Our friends at Universal Studios Hollywood are celebrating the Year of the Pig with a bigger-than-ever Lunar New Year party! Now through February 18, park guests can enjoy cultural activities, gorgeous decorations, character experiences, and flashy new Instagram-ready treats. The fun is centered on Universal Plaza in the park’s upper lot, so head there first to start exploring. Characters and Entertainment Perennial favorite...

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TOKYO DISNEY reveals story details, opening date & attraction poster for SOARING: FANTASTIC FLIGHT
Jan17

TOKYO DISNEY reveals story details, opening date & attraction poster for SOARING: FANTASTIC FLIGHT

Opening July 23, 2019 in Mediterranean Harbor at Tokyo DisneySea, SOARING: FANTASTIC FLIGHT brings the beloved Soarin’ ride experience popular at other Disney parks to the Japanese resort for the first time. Nestled in the hills of Mediterranean Harbor, amidst the backdrop of an old-world Italian village, the Museum of Fantastic Flight is dedicated to humankind’s enduring dream of flying. Today, the museum celebrates Camellia...

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LUNAR NEW YEAR 2019 at Universal Studios Hollywood adds new entertainment offerings
Jan11

LUNAR NEW YEAR 2019 at Universal Studios Hollywood adds new entertainment offerings

Universal Studios Hollywood celebrates the “Year of the Pig” with a Lunar New Year event featuring global pop icon Hello Kitty, characters from DreamWorks’ KUNG FU PANDA, and a Mandarin-speaking MEGATRON from Transformers. The Lunar New Year event will again take over Universal Plaza with stunning plum blossom Wishing Trees, lanterns and character-themed decor. Each year Universal’s Lunar New Year celebration gets a...

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REVIEW: MARY POPPINS RETURNS is the practically perfect medicine 2018 needs
Dec12

REVIEW: MARY POPPINS RETURNS is the practically perfect medicine 2018 needs

Fifty four years after Walt Disney enchanted the world with his seminal masterpiece, MARY POPPINS, the studio has circled back to the untouchable classic for a sequel (not a remake). Based on the practically unadaptable book series by P.L. Travers, Walt’s team, lead by the legendary Sherman brothers, the original film has been loved by generations. I love MARY POPPINS. How many children have been convinced an umbrella would help...

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SNEAK PEEK: First look at Tokyo BEAUTY AND THE BEAST ride scenes and animatronics
Dec05

SNEAK PEEK: First look at Tokyo BEAUTY AND THE BEAST ride scenes and animatronics

Tokyo Disneyland has a major Fantasyland expansion opening in spring 2020, and at the center is a massive, eight minute long E-Ticket dark ride based on Disney’s animated masterpiece, ENCHANTED TALE OF BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Today, thanks to the incredible dtimes.jp site, we have our first look at the ride’s breathtaking scenes, ride vehicles and Audio Animatronics, images courtesy of Disney! The images depict the ten...

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REVIEW: ‘Knott’s Scary Farm’ is a scream with two all-new mazes, returning favorites, live entertainment
Sep27

REVIEW: ‘Knott’s Scary Farm’ is a scream with two all-new mazes, returning favorites, live entertainment

No one does Halloween like Knott’s Scary Farm, and that’s truer than ever in 2018. Back with a vengeance, the original theme park haunt event is jam-packed with monsters, mazes, and entertainment. On opening night we were invited to sample everything SoCal’s premier Halloween event entails, and we were thrilled with the results (and a little hoarse from screaming). Let’s break down what you can expect from a...

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BEHIND THE SCENES: Sneak peek at mazes for STRANGER THINGS and TRICK ‘R TREAT, Universal Halloween Horror Nights
Sep09

BEHIND THE SCENES: Sneak peek at mazes for STRANGER THINGS and TRICK ‘R TREAT, Universal Halloween Horror Nights

MouseInfo had the opportunity to take part in a super special behind-the-scenes tour with Creative Director John Murdy for a look at two highly anticipated mazes at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights (HHN). Both are appearing at Universal Studios Hollywood for the first time ever: Netflix’s smash hit, STRANGER THINGS and the cult classic that could, TRICK ‘R TREAT! Below we’re going to share the coolest things...

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