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Quit texting and look where you're walking, theme park fans

Quit texting and look where you're walking, theme park fans

July 26, 2017, 3:44 PM · Disneyland is the world's second-most popular theme park, trailing its younger sibling, Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. But Disneyland crams its nearly 18 million annual visitors across 85 acres, while the Magic Kingdom has 107 acres to accommodate its 20 million annual visitors. On a visitors-per-acre basis, Disneyland might be the most crowded major theme park in the world.

Which makes getting around the park even more difficult when people slow or stop in the middle of pathways, instead of going with the flow of traffic. In recent years, I've noticed that, more and more, when people slow down at Disneyland, it's because they are looking at their phones instead of looking where they are going. Keep reading...

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Walt Disney World brings Grand Avenue to Disney's Hollywood Studios

July 26, 2017, 10:29 AM · Apparently, Walt Disney World did not reveal all of its new land plans at the D23 Expo in Anaheim earlier this month. Today, Disney revealed the first details about a newly refurbished "Grand Avenue" land in Disney's Hollywood Studios.

The details did not include the land's actual location within the park, but they did say that Grand Avenue would "capture the spirit of present-day Downtown Los Angeles, showing vintage office buildings and warehouses representing the different vibrant districts and cultures of the city." Keep reading...

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Disneyland introduces a late night menu in Tomorrowland

July 25, 2017, 4:50 PM · One of the top complaints that visitors make about theme parks is that restaurants close too early. With fans ready to go from rope drop to park close, customers want food available to help them refuel throughout the day. Yet many parks do the math and decide to close their kitchens hours before their rides close, since they can't sell enough meals to justify cooking throughout the park's operating hours.

If you've stayed at a hotel that offers room service or been on a cruise recently, you might have noticed that those institutions have found a work-around to serve hungry guests by offering limited menus for late-night dining. Now, the Disneyland Resort is applying that concept to theme parks, introducing a late-night menu at the Galactic Grill in Disneyland's Tomorrowland. Keep reading...

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