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Disney World gives sneak peeks on Avatar, Star Tours update

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Walt Disney World Parks & Resorts revealed a peek behind the curtain with construction updates on Pandora-The World of Avatar at Animal Kingdom and Star Tours-The Adventure Continues at Hollywood Studios. The tease by WDW Chairman Bob Chapek came just days after SeaWorld announced major additions to three of its theme parks and two weeks after Universal Orlando unveiled plans for a new water park. The announcements were made Saturday at a fan event called D23: Destination D. The attraction…

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“Star Wars: Episode VIII” release delayed to Dec. 2017

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There is a disturbance in the force. The release of “Star Wars: Episode VIII” has been delayed from May 2017 to Dec. 15, 2017, the Walt Disney Co. announced Wednesday. The date change postpones the next “Star Wars” installment set to follow the box-office hit “The Force Awakens.” Though “Star Wars” was once synonymous with the summer blockbuster, the date change means that the franchise will again look to dominate movie theaters in the holiday season. It has proven a…

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Let it go (again)! Disney announces plans for ‘Frozen 2’

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Let it go (on)! The Walt Disney Co. on Thursday announced plans to make a sequel to the animated mega-hit “Frozen.” Bob Iger, Walt Disney Co. chief executive, and John Lasseter, head of Walt Disney Animation Studios, joined in officially announcing “Frozen 2” at the company’s annual shareholders meeting in San Francisco. The sequel had been widely expected for a film that has become a juggernaut for Disney. Since its release in November 2013, “Frozen” has made nearly $1.3 billion…

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