"Up" House Contributes to Utah Tourism Surge

Over the summer, we showed you the real-life "Up" house that a Utah construction company completed and put on the market. Turns out, the house has been a boost in the tourism to the Salt Lake City area.

The house is situated in Herriman, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City and has drawn nearly 27,000 visitors since opening this past summer. One of the home's builders estimates that some weeks, around 1,000 people visit the house. Herriman's population? Right around 20,000.

"Up" House For Sale

File this one under the "whimsy yet cool" file: a construction company has built a life-size replica of the house from the movie "Up."

Keep in mind, this isn't the same house used in the Discovery Channel's experiment earlier this year. After getting the green light from Disney, Bangerter Homes constructed a 2,800 square foot model of Carl & Ellie's house and included some neat details from the film - including Ellie's mural in the living room.

Real Life 'Up' House

Who hasn't watched the Disney Pixar movie "Up" and secretly fantasized about tying a million balloons to their house? The people over at the National Geographic Channel made that fantasy into a reality recently as they set out to create their very own version of the balloon-propelled house made famous by "Up."

Disney Pixar Withdraws From Animation Awards

This year saw a major change for Disney Pixar as they intentionally withdrew from the Hollywood chapter of the International Animated Film Society. The Society hands out annual awards, more commonly known as Annie Awards, for achievements in animation.

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New Stage Show To Replace Animal Kingdom’s Flights of Wonder

Updated! Flights of Wonder at Disney's Animal Kingdom has long taken guests on a journey into the avian world. It introduces guests to some of majestic bird species, while telling the heartbreaking story of how environmental concerns have brought some of them to the brink of extinction. But for 2018 Disney announced something that has been swirling around the rumor mill for ages; an all new stage show just in time for the Park's 20th anniversary. UP! A Great Bird Adventure is sure to be a spectacular celebration of our feathered friends.