Join us for the 43rd episode of the Theme Park Trader podcast!

This weeks news discussed includes:

No More 3D at Universal Studios Hollywood

Okay, this would be quite a leap for the park. But what Universal has confirmed is that Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey no longer has its 3D conversion in place. Dan and I discuss why we think this is brilliant news.

You can read more on the story in our post here.

Walt Disney World Bus Announcements

One huge story, one not quite as big this week…

First of all, Disney has introduced a premium bus service at Walt Disney World called Express Bus Transportation, that will get you from A to B at a much faster rate than the free bus transportation. Cost comes at $15 per day, per person and we discuss our heavily opinionated reasons as to why we think this is Disney separating classes at the resort.

In less scary bus news, Disney has added a free bus service to Disney’s Port Orleans Resort that will take guests to each bus stop at both Riverside and the French Quarter.

Do let us know what you think of our character class names…

Universal & Nintendo Finally Announce Something!

Dan and I give our thoughts on the below video announcement from Nintendo and Universal and give our initial thoughts on ideal attractions.

Highway in the Sky Dine-Around

While the costs are high, we chat through why we (largely) think that the grand monorail food tour around Magic Kingdoms hotels is a price worth paying.

You can read more on the recently unveiled Highway in the Sky Dine-Around in our blog post.

Secret Life of Pets Joins That Parade you Never Watch

If you are like us and don’t think much of Universals Superstar Parade at Universal Orlando then you might not have seen the announcement that the parade was getting two Secret Life of Pets floats this month.

While we still don’t think we will rate the parade, Dan and I discuss why you might want to at least take a look at these two new parade floats.

Dan and I end the podcast by discussing one of the interesting results of the current knockout WDW attraction tournament being conducted by Designated Disney Dad over on Twitter, Peter Pan’s Flight Vs The Great Movie Ride.

If you enjoyed this weeks podcast, have ideas for future shows or have any questions about any of the stories then feel free to leave us a comment below!