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Action Park was the most dangerous amusement park in the world

Action Park was lawless, run by wild teenagers, and spending the day there was like playing a game of Russian roulette. One of the first things people saw when they entered New Jersey's Action Park, which operated in New Jersey from 1978 – 1996, was a tube-shaped water slide with a loop in it. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, New Jersey, Theme Parks


When there is a clearly visible need, people really do step up.

This angle is much, much worse! Wow pic.twitter.com/2cEJK3h0ee— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) July 10, 2021 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Theme Parks, Survival, Ann Althouse


‘The Haunting of Hill House’ is Coming to Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights Event

The door to the Red Room is about to open to theme park guests. Halloween Horror Nights was unfortunately canceled last year at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood, but the event is set to return in 2021 with an all-new scary maze based on the Netflix series, The Haunting of Hill House. Inside The Haunting of Hill House at Universal Studios When you have a show with the words “haunting” and “house” in the title, it practically begs to be made into a haunted house at H...
Tags: Movies, News, Netflix, House, Theme Parks, William Hill, Cool Stuff, Universal Studios, Flanagan, Crain, Shirley Jackson, Hill House, Orlando Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando, Mike Flanagan


Marvel Cruises Its Way to the Disney Cruise Line with A Quantum Encounter

It feels like an eon ago, but there was once a time when the world of Disney Destinations (the theme parks, resorts, cruise ships, etc.) was dominated by the characters and films of Pixar Animation Studios. You couldn’t turn your head without running into a character or an attraction or a restaurant or merchandise inspired by these characters. Well, the baton has been fully passed to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They’re not just in the theme parks around the world now — Marvel is headed to Di...
Tags: Movies, New York City, Disney, Theme Parks, Pixar Animation Studios, Avengers, Cool Stuff, Ground Zero, Disney Cruise Line, Ant Man The Wasp, Disney Wish, Wakanda Sokovia


Disneyland’s Halloween Time Returns Just in Time for A Spooktacular Fall

Halloween 2020 was, for theme-park fans, a particularly scary holiday, but for all the wrong reasons. The devastating COVID-19 pandemic was ravaging the world last fall, making it so many of the more frivolous pursuits, like spending the holiday at a theme park, completely untenable and fully closed. Well, as 2021 returns us to a new normal, the Disneyland Resort is bringing back one of its standby seasons: Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort. It’s back starting September 3. Eagle-eyed f...
Tags: Halloween, Movies, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Cool Stuff, Eagle, Disney Parks Blog, Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure, Mater, Redwood Creek, Disney California, Ghost Galaxy


Disney Theme Parks Are Hiring Actors to Play ‘The Eternals’ and ‘Shang-Chi’ Characters

The summer of 2021 has been a good summer if you’re a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, because the vast and sundry characters of the MCU have been basically unavoidable. Ready for new movies? Well, here comes Black Widow. Looking for them on the small screen? Loki is wrapping up its inaugural season next week. And over at the Disney theme parks, the unveiling of Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure has brought with it the arrival of plenty of never-before-seen in-person Marvel ch...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Black Widow, Theme Parks, Marvel Studios, Tom Hiddleston, Cool Stuff, Loki, DCA, Disney Parks Blog, MCU, Disney California Adventure, Kumail Nanjiani, Natasha Romanoff, Eternals, Shang-Chi


Disneyland Paris Bids Adieu to Free FastPass in Favor of Paid Option

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to become less oppressive to travelers, the new normal is becoming clearer to see at the Disney theme parks. One major aspect of the theme-park experience has been Disney’s free FastPass system, which enabled guests to use their park ticket to reserve a spot in line for some of the most popular attractions. Well, there’s a new version of this system at Disneyland Paris, and there’s a twist: you have to pay for it…per attraction. Yes, it’s true. At Disneylan...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Paris, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Cool Stuff, Disneyland Paris, Shanghai Disneyland, FastPass, Disney Premier Access


‘Mickey’s PhilharMagic’ Brings Pixar Into the Fold With ‘Coco’ This Month

Any theme park fan worth his or her salt knows that July 17 is a significant date for the Disney theme parks. It’s the day that Disneyland Park opened its doors for the first time in Anaheim, California. And this July 17, Disney is celebrating in…a kind of inexplicable way, frankly. They’ll be welcoming a scene from Pixar’s Coco to the Mickey’s PhilharMagic show at Disney California Adventure and at Disneyland Paris. Now, there’s not much in the way of details offered by the Disney Parks Blo...
Tags: Coco, Movies, Disney, Theme Parks, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Walt Disney World, Donald Duck, Donald, Moana, Mickey, Disney Parks Blog, Magic Kingdom, Anaheim California, Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure


Emily Blunt’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ Character is a New Take on the Action-Adventure Movie Damsel [Set Visit]

Disney’s Jungle Cruise has its roots in history, but it’s focused on being a little more female-forward. The movie focuses on two leads, curmudgeonly steamboat captain Frank Wolff (Dwayne Johnson) and scientist Dr. Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt). Inspiration for the film comes from both the original Disneyland theme park ride and the 1951 film The African Queen. In both, a tenacious woman hires a cynical man to help her travel down a dangerous river. In The African Queen, they’re running from Germ...
Tags: Movies, Amelia Earhart, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Houghton, Indiana Jones, Emily-Blunt, Jesse Plemons, Blunt, Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn, Delgado, Jungle Cruise, Action/Adventure, Disney/Pixar, Paco Delgado


Could the ‘Jungle Cruise’ Movie Characters Be Added to the Ride at Disney Parks? [Set Visit]

Disney has never seen a marketing opportunity it didn’t take advantage of, so when the company decided to make a feature film out of one of its most popular theme park attractions, of course it incorporated Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow character into the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. Will the same thing happen with Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt‘s characters in the forthcoming Jungle Cruise movie? Here’s what we learned while visiting the set. Will Johnson and Blunt Become Jungle Crui...
Tags: Movies, Dwayne-Johnson, Disney, Johnny Depp, Theme Parks, Johnson, Emily-Blunt, Caribbean, Will Johnson, Frank, Flynn, Disney Parks, Jungle Cruise, Jack Sparrow, Beau Flynn, Disney/Pixar


‘Jungle Cruise’ Wants to Be the Next ‘Pirates of the Caribbean,’ With a Dash of ‘Romancing the Stone’ [Set Visit Report]

It looked like an amusement park. An amusement park that has been plucked out of the 20th century Amazon, but an amusement park, nonetheless. Disney’s “Adventureland” by way of 1910s Brazil, according to people much more well-versed in theme parks than me on a press visit to the set of director Jaume Collet-Serra‘s Jungle Cruise. A lifetime ago (all the way back in the before times of 2018), I had the chance to visit the set of Disney’s new action-adventure movie starring Dwayne Johnson and ...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Dwayne Johnson, John Cleese, Disney, Features, Brazil, South America, Theme Parks, Johnson, Disneyland, Whitehall, Indiana Jones, Gore Verbinski, Caribbean, Humphrey Bogart


‘Tower of Terror’ Movie in the Works at Disney With Scarlett Johansson Set to Star

Disney has another ride they want to turn into a movie: Tower of Terror. The studio is reuniting with Scarlett Johansson, who will produce and star in a feature film inspired by the drop tower dark ride located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Tokyo DisneySea, and Walt Disney Studios Park (it used to be at Disney California Adventure, too, before being turned into a Guardians of the Galaxy ride). Collider has the scoop that Disney is making a Tower of Terror movie with Black Widow‘s Scarlett J...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, Movies, Casting, Wikipedia, Disney, Theme Parks, Scarlett-Johansson, Kirsten Dunst, Orlando, Rod Serling, Disney World, Collider, Johansson, Steve Guttenberg, Disney/Pixar


Walt Disney World Will Celebrate Its 50th Anniversary With Two New Nighttime Spectaculars

In just over three months’ time, Walt Disney World will mark its 50th anniversary. And while the Orlando resort continues to slowly ease back to something approaching normality, they’ve just announced some very big entertainment options that will premiere this fall. Yesterday at the Disney Parks Blog, it was revealed that there will be not one, but two new nighttime spectaculars: one at the Magic Kingdom and one at Epcot. Over at the Magic Kingdom, starting on October 1 (the actual 50th anni...
Tags: Theme Parks, Disney, Epcot, Fireworks, Harmonious, Magic Kingdom, Theme Park, Walt Disney World


Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights is Back, and Its Most Popular Icon is Returning

We may talk about Disney the most when we talk about theme parks here on /Film, but Universal Studios Orlando is right there too. And with the fall peering at us like light at the end of the incredibly hot tunnel of the summer, there’s a big event on the way. Universal Orlando is celebrating its 30th year of Halloween Horror Nights this fall, and last night, they announced that the spooktacular event’s most popular icon, Jack the Clown, is returning. The big announcement came in the form of ...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Disney, Theme Parks, Universal, Jack, Orlando, Imhotep, Universal Studios Orlando, Universal Orlando, Pennywise, Crypt, Halloween Horror Nights, Jack the Clown


Disneyland’s Loki Meet-and-Greets are Changing Each Week to Reflect the Show

If you’re a Disney theme-park fan and you’re headed out to the Disneyland Resort in the next few weeks, you’re hopefully also keeping tabs on the new Marvel show Loki on Disney+. That’s because if this week is any indication, the meet-and-greet with the God of Mischief himself, that dirty trickster Loki, will be updating to reflect his new costumes on the show. If you remember, when the new meet-and-greet was unveiled last week in conjunction with the premiere of Loki, the trickster was tric...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Marvel Studios, Loki, TVA, DCA, Disney Parks, Disney California Adventure, Disney California, Avengers Campus, Time Variance Authority, Mickey Loki


‘Night at the Museum’ Theme Park Concept Art Reveals an Unmade Ride Based on the Film Franchise

While plenty of films lead to theme-park attractions, especially films designed for the whole family, not everything makes the successful shift. But some get close. Recently, some concept art for a theme park ride tied to the Night at the Museum franchise was unearthed online, allowing us to get a glimpse at what might have been. Theme Park University found some concept art for an unmade attraction designed for an un-named park themed to the first movie in the Night at the Museum franchise,...
Tags: Movies, New York City, Disney, Fox, Theme Parks, American Museum of Natural History, Ben Stiller, James Cameron, Night-at-the-Museum, Walt Disney Company Now


Nature Heals Some More: Fireworks Are Returning to the Disney Theme Parks

If you live in the Anaheim or Orlando areas of the country, you’ve no doubt gotten used to – slightly, perhaps – the sound of silence every night over the last 15 months. That’s because fireworks spectaculars at locations like Disneyland and Walt Disney World haven’t been taking place since the early spring of 2020. But as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to abate, nature continues to heal. Today, Disney has confirmed that fireworks spectaculars are returning to the theme parks this July. Tha...
Tags: Movies, Disney, America, Fireworks, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World, Orange County, Epcot, Orlando, Anaheim, Disney Parks Blog, Walt Disney World Resort, Hollywood Studios, Disneyland Park


Disneyland is ditching mask requirements for fully vaccinated guests on Tuesday and will rely on customers to 'self-determine distancing' at the California park

Richard Harbaugh/Disneyland Resort Disneyland is dropping its mask requirement for fully vaccinated guests both indoors and outdoors. The park will also stop requiring temperature checks as it begins welcoming out-of-state visitors. The updated guidelines say it is up to guests to "self-determine distancing." See more stories on Insider's business page. Disneyland is dropping its mask requirement for fully vaccinated guests, according to newly updated guidelines published Monday.The p...
Tags: Entertainment, California, Cdc, Disney, Trends, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Sarah Jackson, Disneyland Resort Disneyland, Richard Harbaugh, COVID, Mask compliance, Anaheim California Visitors


You Can Take Off Your Masks at Disneyland Starting June 15

The spring of 2020 was a terrifying, confusing period, during which changes to everything from movie releases to retail operations to theme parks were happening on what felt like an hourly basis. The summer of 2021 is less scary, but with COVID-19 cases continuing to decrease to, at the very least, manageable levels, we’re now getting the reverse situation. To wit, the Disneyland Resort will – starting tomorrow, June 15 – be relaxing one of its biggest safety restrictions yet. You won’t have to...
Tags: Movies, California, Masks, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort


New Disneyland Meet-and-Greets Dress Your Favorite Disney Characters Like Marvel Heroes

Everyone knows that Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure is open to guests of all ages. What this news post presupposes is…maybe there’s more superhero-related offerings you can take part in around the Disneyland Resort? (Please clap for the tortured connection between Loki and The Royal Tenenbaums, both starring Owen Wilson.) Yes, it’s true: though Avengers Campus is where the main superhero action can be found at the Disneyland Resort, there’s more to enjoy elsewhere, both with unex...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Theme Parks, Thor, Owen Wilson, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Marvel Studios, Superhero, Captain America, Mickey Mouse, Loki, Minnie Mouse, Minnie, Dale, Peggy Carter


Universal’s VelociCoaster May Be One of the Best Roller Coasters Ever Built

The VelociCoaster, the new Jurassic World-themed roller coaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park, opens to the public today in Orlando, Florida. We experienced a sneak preview of the high-tech new ride and came back everything you need to know. And yes, that includes footage of us experiencing this very intense experience and looking appropriately terrified. You can watch it all below. The VelociCoaster Review ? The video above showcases our entire experience riding the V...
Tags: Florida, Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Features, Jurassic Park, Theme Parks, Universal, Jurassic World, Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Disneyland, Steven Spielberg, Orlando, Busch Gardens, Orlando Florida


Loki Has Returned for Meet-and-Greets at Disney Theme Parks, But He’s Now a Prisoner of the TVA

Just because we’re waiting for the arrival of another feature-length entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe doesn’t mean there’s not plenty of new Marvel stories to tell from Disney. This week marks the arrival of Loki, the new limited series on Disney+ that brings back everyone’s favorite God of Mischief (I won’t tell you his name, but I encourage you to look at the show’s title for a hint). And the Disneyland Resort is getting in on the fun, with a new meet-and-greet opportunity with Loki and...
Tags: Movies, News, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Marvel Studios, Tom Hiddleston, Loki, TVA, Disney Springs, Disney Parks Blog, Disney Parks, Disney California Adventure, Dora Milaje, Time Variance Authority


Blair Witch Escape Room Takes the Ultimate Haunted Woods Horror Story to Las Vegas

If 2020 was the year of pop culture being delayed, then 2021 is the year of culture coming back. Or the year of having plenty of reasons to say “nature is healing.” Theme parks around the world are reopening, but not every themed attraction is from Disney or even Universal or Six Flags. Though we’re still a few months away from another Halloween, you’ll have the chance to indulge in something terrifying (hopefully on purpose) this summer with a Blair Witch-themed escape room inspired by the hor...
Tags: Movies, Lionsgate, Theme Parks, Las Vegas, Vegas, Escape Room, Las Vegas First, SAW, Blair Witch, Burkittsville Maryland, Black Hills Forest, Escape Blair Witch


‘Behind the Attraction’ Will Tell the Story of Disney Theme Park Classics With the Director of ‘The Toys That Made Us’

Since Disney+ was unveiled more than 18 months ago, the service has offered everything from new Marvel and Star Wars shows to old shows and films that harken back to viewers’ collective childhoods. But there’s been a pretty big gap in Disney+ from the start, and that would be programming focused on the Disney theme parks. That gap is being filled now with Behind the Attraction, a 10-episode series produced by none other than Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Behind the Scenes of Theme Park Legend...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, News, Dwayne-Johnson, Disney, America, Joe Biden, Fox, Netflix, Cbs, Theme Parks, Lincoln, Johnson, Donald Trump, Emily-Blunt, Epcot


Behind the Attraction: Disney+ Original Series to Stream This July

Disney attractions around the world have long been enchanting visitors in magical ways for generations. To celebrate the July 30 release of the Disney feature film Jungle Cruise, inspired by the Disney Parks attraction which debuted in 1955 with the opening of Disneyland park, Disney+ will premiere all episodes of its newest original series Behind the Attraction on Friday, July 16. The 10-part series, narrated by Paget Brewster, gives viewers an exclusive peek ‘behind the curtain’ of the most b...
Tags: Family, TV, Movies, Documentary, Dwayne Johnson, Disney, Haunted Mansion, TV News, Streaming, Theme Parks, Pixar, Disneyland, Walt Disney, Parks, Disney Parks, Space Mountain


We’ve Experienced Disney’s Avengers Campus and the New Spider-Man Ride – Here’s What You Need to Know

On June 4, 2021, Avengers Campus will open at the Disney California Adventure park, the first fully-immersive theme park land dedicated to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We received a phone call from Mr. Stark, asking us to come check out the campus a couple days before it opens to the public. Who could say no to that offer? Here’s what we thought of the new land, Disney’s headlining Spider-Man attraction, and much more. ? Avengers Campus is located in Disney California Adventure, right ...
Tags: New York, Movies, Marvel, Disney, Features, Silicon Valley, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Stan Lee, Avengers, Marvel Studios, Galaxy, Captain America, Caesar Salad, Heimlich, Wakanda


Theme Park Bits: The Jungle Cruise Returns, Disneyland to Open to Out-of-State Travelers, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: The Jungle Cruise returns to the Disney theme parks this July. California will welcome out-of-state travelers starting in mid-June. Universal bets on the Tokyo Olympics. And more! As the COVID-19 pandemic becomes…well, let’s say at least more reasonable in the United States, restrictions on a state-by-state level continue to be removed. One of the most cautious states – at least on the level of hygiene theater – has been California. Governor Gavin Newso...
Tags: Theme Parks


Theme Park Bits: The Disneyland Hotel Opens July 2, Loosened COVID Restrictions, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: The Disneyland Hotel has a new opening day. COVID restrictions continue to be removed at parks. Cedar Point introduces higher hourly wages. And more! The last couple months have been, mercifully, full of cultural moments that all conjure up the thought that nature is healing. Mask mandates are lifting, COVID cases and deaths are decreasing, and that means that all the ways in which we used to enjoy ourselves pre-pandemic are roaring back. California has ...
Tags: Movies, California, Disney, United States, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Sam, Orlando, Disneyland Paris, Universal Studios Orlando, MCU, Cedar Point, Disneyland Hotel, Mary Blair, Hotel New York


The new Florida law that fines tech platforms for removing politicians has a huge loophole for companies that own theme parks in the state

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Bill Clark/Getty Images Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a new law targeting big social-media companies. Private citizens will be able to sue tech platforms for up to $100,000 if they've been treated unfairly. The rules protecting free speech do not apply to companies that own theme parks in the state. See more stories on Insider's business page. A specific exemption included in a new law signed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to draw fire from crit...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Florida, Politics, Texas, News, Nbc, Law, Censorship, Disney, Trends, Social Media, Comcast, Internet Association, Miami, Silicon Valley


Three New Legacy Lightsabers Arrive at ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’

One of the most popular pieces of merchandise at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, are the Legacy Lightsabers located in Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities. The Ithorian collector sells highly detailed replicas of infamous lightsabers from around the galaxy. Recently a new batch of lightsabers was unveiled, alongside a shipment of new merchandise all around Batuu’s Black Spire Outpost. On May The Fourth, the official Star Wars Holiday, Disney released a specia...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney World, Leia, Dok, Video Blog, Rey, Skywalker, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Featured Stories Sidebar, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Batuu