Join us for episode 09 of the Theme Park Trader Podcast!

Show notes:

Fantasyland at Shanghai Disneyland

We kick off the podcast this week by discussing our thoughts on the released photos of Fantasyland at Shanghai Disneyland (my earlier blog post here). We discuss the lack of animatronics on the Voyage to the Crystal Grotto attraction as well as discuss what we really think of the Storybook Castle.

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Opens at Universal Hollywood

We discuss our thoughts on the opening as well as making some comparisons between Hollywood and Orlando. We also chime in with our thoughts on the cheesy opening ceremony.

More on the opening in Hollywood here.

New Toy Story Land Concept Art

Dan and I compare the recent concept art that was installed in Disney’s Hollywood Studios to the art that was released at D23 last year (there are some fairly big differences) and discuss our thoughts on Toy Story Land as a whole.

See the concept art in all its glory here.

Rivers of Light Delayed at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

After being so confident that Disney would be announcing the times in which Animal Kingdom would be open from in the evening this week they go and announce a delay to Rivers of Light! Dan and I chat through the delay and estimate when we would expect to see Rivers of Light open at the park.

More on the delay here.

Star Wars Land First Picture at Disneyland

Okay, so it isn’t much of a reveal but hey it’s something right? Dan and I try to get as much information as we possibly can from a single blurry photo with BB-8 in it.

You can check out that photo and my thoughts on it here.

Virtual Reality discussion

Dan and I end this weeks podcast by going off on a bit of a rant about VR at theme parks where we also discuss what the technology could do in the future and what are current frustrations are with it.