Join us for episode 53 of the Theme Park Trader podcast!

This week we use the podcast as an opportunity to say farewell to one of our favourite shows at Walt Disney World, Wishes.

Of course we discuss lots more news stories, you can read a summary of each story discussed below:

Disney Rumoured to Buy Remaining Shares at Disneyland Paris

Disney look to be ready to pounce on the remaining shares of the company that owns Disneyland Paris.

Dan and I chat through what this could mean for the future of the parks. You can read more on this rumour here.

Farewell to Wishes

We kick the podcast off this week by chatting through Disney announcing a replacement show to Wishes, Happily Ever After and how we both feel on the announcement.

Wishes will end at the Magic Kingdom on May 11th.

Rivers of Light Debut & Show Times

Now that we finally know when Rivers of Light is set to debut at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Dan and I chat through the show times up until the end of June.

You can read more on Rivers of Light here.

Disney Stars On Parade First Look

We chat through the Maleficent float for the brand new Disney Stars on Parade at Disneyland Paris and compare it to the one at Magic Kingdom.

You can view the float below:

Maleficent from Disney Stars on Parade

Star Wars Land to Debut in 2019

We celebrate finally predicting something right as Disney announced that Star Wars Land would be opening at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2019.

Star Wars Land nighttime concept art

Pandora – The World of Avatar to Open in May

Dan and I chat through the May 27th opening of Pandora – The World of Avatar and just how excited we both are to see this new land open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

bridge entrance to Pandora - The World of Avatar

Read more on the announcement here.

TapuTapu Guide

We chat through our guide on how to use TapuTapu at Universal’s Volcano Bay so you know exactly what to expect when it opens on May 25th.

We end this weeks podcast by answering some of your questions and we also read another set of poor reviews of great theme park attractions. This week we chat through Wishes and there are some great ones in there!

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!