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We got to see the eighth wonder of the world – the back of the water – in a preview of the revamped Jungle Cruise. Columnist Robert Niles talks about Disney ticket prices. And while it’s scary to start thinking about fall while it’s still July, we have more news on Southern California theme park Halloween plans. More: Meet The Disneyland Dad Who Built Star Tours In His Garage And So Much More In This Week’s Edition Of Park Life.

What was once a canoe full of skulls is now the wreckage of an expedition boat that was taken over by chimps on Jungle Cruise at Adventureland inside Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. On Friday, July 9, 2021. The ride has been altered to remove negative depictions of natives and instead of sending guests through unrelated jungle scenes, the attraction will now operate with a fully formed story connecting each thumbnail. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register / SCNG)

Floating directly on a boat

Take a first look at the new Jungle Cruise, which may be 66 years old, but got a makeover and a new plot involving a sunken steamboat and stranded passengers. Don’t worry, there are still some man-eating piranhas out there. Read more.

The homemade Star Tours flight simulator in the Eaton family garage. (Courtesy of Mark Eaton)

Dad of Star Tours> Dad of Luke Skywalker

This former Disneyland pass holder built a replica of Star Tours in his garage for a few hundred dollars – far less than the millions Walt Disney Imagineering is spending on new attractions. He also built a spinning teacup for his daughter’s birthday party. Read more.

The holidays collide with Halloween time as Sleeping Beauty’s castle undergoes a makeover at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. On Friday, October 18, 2019 (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register / SCNG)

Blame it on (Oogie) Boogie

Halloween Time will return to Disneyland on September 3, including the Oogie Boogie Bash at Disney California Adventure. The Haunted Mansion will once again be transformed into a Nightmare Before Christmas-themed Haunted Mansion Vacation and the Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark overlay will return. Read more.

The series “The Haunting of Hill House” on Netflix is ​​the inspiration for the first maze announced for Halloween Horror Nights 2021 at Universal Studios Hollywood. (Photo courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood)

Halloween Horror Nights will host the ‘Haunting of Hill House’ maze

Try to say this five times faster. Universal Studios Hollywood will launch a maze based on the Netflix show for its popular Halloween Horror Nights, which return in September. Read more.

Concept art for the new Coco scene coming to “Mickey’s PhilharMagic” on July 17th at Disney California Adventure. (Courtesy of Disney)

Do you believe in “PhilharMagic”?

The 4D concert film ‘Mickey’s PhilharMagic’ opens at Disney California Adventure on July 17, and the redesign will include the first Disney / Pixar animated crossover, with a new song based on “Coco.” Read more.

Visitors to Disneyland walk up Main Street USA just after the gates opened in Anaheim, California on Friday, April 30, 2021. Since the park reopened following the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors have had to purchase a daily ticket to enter in the park, which costs up to $ 154 for a single park ticket and up to $ 209 for a parkhopper. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register / SCNG)

Pay now for later?

Columnist Robert Niles says the park has taken steps to be more inclusive, but the cost of the visit excludes many. Read more.

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