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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Guide Map Revealed, Original Soarin’ Returning to Disneyland

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens next week in Disneyland, so the DisneyParks website has released the official first look at the new expansion’s guidemap to help visitors plan out their first trip. Not pictured: a visual representation of the hordes of guests that will be crowding the land for the foreseeable future. But in an attempt to draw a few people away from the Star Wars land, Disney has also announced that the original Soarin’ ride will be returning to California Adventure for a limited ...
Tags: Movies, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge


Theme Park Bits: Sleeping Beauty Castle Unveiled, Tokyo DisneySea Expansion and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Tokyo DisneySea’s expansion is announced. Lightsaber prices at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge are out of this world. Disney’s Animal Kingdom is getting ready for the holidays. And more! Whether or not you’re going to be at the grand opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on May 31 at Disneyland, or you might just be stopping by over the summer, you already know that you’re probably going to spring for some merch. And what better merch would there be to buy in a ...
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Jurassic World The Ride: Cast Reprising Roles for Universal Studios

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Jurassic World The Ride: Cast reprising roles for Universal Studios Stars of the Jurassic World films Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and BD Wong reprise their roles as Owen Grady, Claire Dearing, and Dr. Henry Wu, bringing their characters from the silver screen to Universal Studios Hollywood’s much-anticipated mega-attraction, Jurassic World: The Ride, opening this summer. You can check out the new poster and TV spot for the ride below! PB ...
Tags: Video, Movies, Theme Parks, Jurassic World, Universal Pictures, Extras, Universal Studios, Wu, Universal Studios Hollywood, Frank Marshall, BD Wong, Henry Wu, Chris Pratt Bryce Dallas Howard, Owen Grady Claire Dearing, Owen Claire, jurassic world: The Ride


Universal’s Jurassic World Ride Will React to Actual Weather Changes; Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and BD Wong to Reprise Their Roles

Universal Studios Hollywood’s Jurassic Park attraction was in dire need of an upgrade, and it’s finally getting one in the form of Jurassic World – The Ride, a revamped version of the old attraction which will incorporate elements from the new movies. That revamp includes a new addition that allows the ride to respond to inclement weather – something I’ve never seen done in a theme park ride before. And thanks to a new press release, we know the new ride will also incorporate actors from those ...
Tags: Movies, Jurassic Park, Theme Parks, Universal, Jurassic World, Chris Pratt, Skull Island, Kong, Wong, Universal Studios Hollywood, BD Wong, Bryce-Dallas-Howard, Henry Wu, Chris Pratt Bryce Dallas Howard, Owen Grady Claire Dearing, Jurassic World The Ride


First Video Reaction: ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ at Disneyland is Incredible

On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to be one of the first people to enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disneyland’s Star Wars-themed land which will be opening to the public later this month (at least for those of you who got reservations). What did I think of my first trip to Batuu? How was the first ride, Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run? What does Blue Milk taste like? What is it like to hang out in a “real” cantina in the Star Wars galaxy? What kind of cool exclusive merchandise offerings can ...
Tags: Star-Wars, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Features, Sequels, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Falcon, Video Blog, Olga, Nate, Cantina, Fandom, Action/Adventure


The Most Expensive Thing You Can Buy at ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ is $25,000

One of the most surprising things about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is how much it caters to hardcore Star Wars fans. I’m not suggesting that Disney shouldn’t reward the loyal fanbase, but it’s incredible how much of the exclusive merchandising offerings in Batuu are deeper references that general audiences won’t understand. And that’s very cool. I’m sure unknowing tourists (the same ones who probably enjoy Pandora: The World of Avatar without having seen James Cameron’s record-breaking film) will...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Pandora, Sequels, Harry Potter, Theme Parks, Resistance, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, James Cameron, Walt Disney, Kylo Ren, Hogwarts, Poe Dameron, Star-Wars


New Hello Kitty theme park in Hanoi

Hello Kitty mania is bigger than ever. Case in point: a massive new theme park coming to Hanoi, Vietnam. Scheduled to open in 2021, the Hello Kitty theme park will occupy a 323,000-square-foot indoor venue, called Sanrio Hello Kitty World, right beside the city’s West Lake. The park will offer game and ride attractions, a theater, restaurants, shopping, and, of course, lots and lots of Hello Kitty. It will also feature other popular characters, such as My Melody and Pompompurin, to appeal to ...
Tags: Travel, Theme Parks, Amusement Parks, Hanoi, Hello Kitty, All, Sanrio, Hanoi Vietnam, BRG, BRG Group, Pompompurin, Sanrio Hello Kitty World, West Lake The park, Nguyen Thi Nga


Concept Art: Tokyo DisneySea’s “Fantasy Springs” Looks Like Pandora Without ‘Avatar’

Today, The Oriental Land Company, which owns the Tokyo Disney Resort and licenses its theme park imagery from The Walt Disney Company, announced that its expansion of Tokyo DisneySea will be called Fantasy Springs. The new land will feature Tangled, Frozen, and Peter Pan-related areas, and now they’ve released some concept art which reveals how the park also seems to be taking inspiration from Disney’s Pandora – The World of Avatar land…only without any Banshees or Na’vi in sight. Check out the...
Tags: Elsa, Movies, Disney, Pandora, Tokyo, Theme Parks, Peter Pan, Anna, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Concept Art, Tokyo Disney Resort, Rapunzel, Neverland, The Walt Disney Company, Disney/Pixar


Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Guests Will Never Hear John Williams’ Full Orchestral Theme Song in Disneyland

Earlier this month, Disney released John Williams‘ full orchestral version of his Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite…but visitors will never actually hear that version of his theme song in the parks. (Well, I guess they technically could download the track and just listen to it through headphones, so there’s a workaround for you.) They will, however, hear little snippets of it and several pieces of music that were inspired by it. Learn more about that below, and find out what you’ll hear ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Theme Parks, John, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney World, John-Williams, London Symphony Orchestra, Variety, Walker, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, William Ross, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Resistance Variety


Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Photo Shows Off Employee Costumes, Introduces Inhabitants of Batuu

We’re only a few days away from the official opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland. Regular guests haven’t been allowed into the park yet, but it’s only natural that the Disney employees (aka “cast members”) who will be working there get to familiarize themselves with the ins and outs of what the new land has to offer. Now a new photo from Disneyland president Josh D’Amaro shows off the inhabitants of the fictional outpost of Batuu and their unique, customizable costumes. ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Theme Parks, Resistance, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney World, Disney Parks Blog, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Joe Kucharski, Batuu, Josh D Amaro


POV Video Gives a Sneak Peek at Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

Of all the forms of magical transportation in Harry Potter‘s Wizarding World, perhaps the most hilarious is Hagrid’s motorbike: a giant, hulking beast of a motorcycle with a tiny sidecar in which Harry was often unceremoniously thrown in to escape capture by the Dark Lord and his minions. And soon, you’ll get to know what it feels like to plummet through the skies in a rickety sidecar in the all-new attraction opening next month in the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Theme Parks, Universal, Universal Studios Orlando, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure


Theme Park Bits: Galaxy’s Edge Parking, Epcot’s Space-Themed Restaurant, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: You can try an alcoholic popsicle at Epcot. Pirates of the Caribbean is heading back to basics. Get the parking lowdown on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. And more! Let’s start today’s column in Orlando, specifically in Epcot. Epcot is going through a lot of crazy changes lately, but there’s a couple that are either already occurring or about to happen that are very exciting. First up, who’s ready to get drunk? OK, I’m kidding, but if you’re a fan of Epcot an...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Italy, Miami, Johnny Depp, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Bill Nighy, Walt Disney World, Epcot, Caribbean, Orlando, Ian Mcshane, Anaheim, Blackbeard, Jedi


Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: 360° Smuggler’s Run Video Takes You Inside the Millennium Falcon

Later this month, theme park guests will have the chance to step into a galaxy far, far away and ride Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run when Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens at Disneyland. But while we’re still waiting to see a full video of the ride itself, the official Disneyland Resort YouTube channel has published a video which takes us inside the queue area for one of the land’s most highly-anticipated attractions. Check it out below. Smuggler’s Run Video The level of detail here is ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Peter Sciretta, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run, Disneyland Resort YouTube


Theme Park Bits: Disney Flex Pass, Extra Extra Magic Hours, and More!

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Disneyland announces a new annual pass program. Extra, extra: New Magic Hours are coming to Walt Disney World. A Lion King dining experience is on the way. And more! I wanted to start today’s Theme Park Bits with a book recommendation. That’s right, before we dive into the theme-park news, you might want to hear a little bit about Stephen Silverman’s new book The Amusement Park: 900 Years of Thrills and Spills, and the Dreamers and Schemers Who Built The...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Movies, Disney, Dhs, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Animal Kingdom, Coney Island, Disney World, Anaheim, Silverman, Magic Kingdom, Disney Resort, Hollywood Studios


Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Full Food Menu Includes Creature Meat, Blue Milk & More

When Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge opens later this month, many will certainly be spending most of their time waiting in line to ride Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run or throwing their money at various stores with tons of exclusive goods and collectibles, spending hours at a theme park can make you thirsty and hungry. Thankfully, Disney Parks has just unveiled the full menu of food and drinks that attendees can try out at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, Oga’s Cantina, and the Black Spire Outpost Marke...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Theme Parks, Coca Cola, Cool Stuff, Mary, Tugg, Disney Parks, Cantina, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, OGA, Seagram, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Food/Drink


Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Got Some Famous Visitors This Weekend

Some of us, when we want to entertain friends, clean up our apartment, make some food, and hope they like board games. If you’re in charge of a massive entertainment conglomerate, it’s a little different.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Jj Abrams, Theme Parks, Lucasfilm, Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Bob Iger, Star Wars Galaxys Edge


Looking to the Future of Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Its 30th Anniversary

At the main entrance to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a reproduction of L.A.’s Crossroads of the World monument has long welcomed guests into the park with the familiar sight of its Art Deco tower and Mickey Mouse globe. Now Hollywood Studios itself is at a crossroads, celebrating thirty years of operation even as its original theme of a working movie studio gives way to new lands and attractions. My family and I were at the park on May 1, 2019, the thirtieth anniversary of its opening, and my wi...
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New Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Photos Reveal Easter Eggs Hidden Throughout Batuu

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens on May 31, and soon we’ll be able to see everything that Disneyland has been working on to bring guests into a galaxy far, far away. But before then, some new photos from inside the park have been revealed, and they show off how detailed the park expansion is, including a bunch of cool Easter eggs for Star Wars fans. See some of the Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Easter eggs below. The official D23 website revealed these photos offering a closer look at the meticulous ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Easter Eggs, Leia, Tugg, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Peter Sciretta, Hera Syndulla, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Batuu, Dok Ondar


Disneyland Announces Cheaper Annual Passes For Those Willing to Schedule Their Trips to the Parks Weeks in Advance

A visit to Disneyland can incur a steep fee, but a new Disneyland annual pass might make that fee a little easier to swallow. The Disney Flex Passport is a new annual pass that offers a cheaper option for visitors who are looking to plan a visit ahead of schedule. But while this option sounds great for some, for the local residents who are the majority of Disneyland annual pass holders, it might not have quite the same appeal. The Disney Parks blog announced the launch of the Disney Flex Pas...
Tags: Movies, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Disney Parks, Disney California Adventure, Disney/Pixar, Disney Deluxe, Disney Signature, Disney Flex, Disney Flex Passport, Disney Premier Passport, Disney Flex Pass


How Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Will Enforce the Four Hour Time Limit in the First Month of Operation

Thousands of lucky people will be visiting Disneyland in order to explore Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge in the first month of operation later this month and through most of June. However, it sounds like the early birds will be at somewhat of a disadvantage when it comes to the amount of time they’re able to spend on Batuu, because a colored wristband will help dictate when you’ll be asked to leave the Star Wars theme park expansion. The first month of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge will be more of a soft ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Josh Gad, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Theiler, Smuggler, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Batuu, Oga 's Cantina, Kris Theiler


Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure Reveals Universal’s Most Life-Like Animatronic Character

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida will be getting an all-new attraction next month in the form of Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure. As you might have surmised from the name of the ride, it will feature the half-giant Hogwarts gamekeeper and Care of Magical Creatures professor taking visitors on a journey through the Forbidden Forest and introducing us to some other magical creatures. To give guests that feeling of truly being transported ...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Harry-Potter, Theme Parks, Universal, Warner Brothers, Universal Studios, Orlando Florida, Hogwarts, Orlando Resort, Robbie Coltrane, Hagrid, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, Care of Magical Creatures, Universal Studios Hagrid Animatronic Chracter


Epcot’s Play Pavilion Will Include A New ‘Zootopia’ Attraction and More

Earlier this year, we wrote about how Walt Disney World’s Epcot Center park is finally rebranding its old Wonders of Life pavilion into something called the “Play Pavilion.” Now some new details have emerged about the attractions and activities that will be in that section of the park, including an interactive game based on Zootopia, the return of Animation Academy, and more. Epcot’s Play Pavilion Details Walt Disney World News Today has a breakdown of what guests can expect to find in the ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Theme Parks, Walt Disney World, Epcot, Baymax, Judy, Zootopia, Epcot Center, Ralph, Edna, Shanghai Disneyland, Disney Animation, Disney/Pixar, The-Incredibles, Animation Academy


Theme Park Bits: A Toy Story Restaurant, May the Fourth Celebration, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Toy Story Land is getting a BBQ restaurant. Celebrate May the Fourth at the Disney theme parks. The Disney Cruise Line is getting a new captain. And more! Earlier this week, the Disney Parks Blog unveiled a brand-new restaurant headed to Toy Story Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The good news is that this new, as-yet-named restaurant is all about barbecue, themed to Woody’s Roundup. Having said that, and realizing that concept art is just concept ar...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Mel Brooks, Tomorrowland, Andy, Mickey Mouse, Anaheim, Minnie Mouse, Minnie, Phasma, Disney Parks Blog, Woody, Hollywood Studios, Disneyland Park


Get a Huge Discount on Universal Studios Tickets By Purchasing Them at Costco

If you’ve been thinking about making a trip to Universal Studios Hollywood this summer you may want to consider buying your ticket at Costco.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Theme Parks, Lifehacks, Costco, Universal Studios Hollywood, Huge Discount on Universal Studios


Listen: Full ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ Theme Song Composed By John Williams

Legendary composer John Williams is returning to provide the score for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker later this year, but first, he’s given us a new track that will play in Batuu, the Outer Rim planet outpost that serves as the setting for Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park land. We’ve previously heard a snippet of this Galaxy’s Edge theme song, but now the full track, which is referred to as the “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite,” is available to download and ...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Movies, Disney, Williams, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney World, John-Williams, Skywalker, Hollywood Studios, Cantina, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Soundtracks


Disney’s Hollywood Studios Turns 30 – and Few Major Theme Parks Have Undergone So Many Massive Changes

You don’t have to go far online, whether on discussion forums, Disney Twitter (it’s a real thing, trust me), or the like, to find one of the oldest quotes from Walt Disney. It goes like this: “Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination in the world.” Flowery second sentence aside, the basic notion that the theme parks of the Walt Disney Company wouldn’t exist in the 21st century as they did on their opening days makes sense. Technology evolves,...
Tags: Energy, Star Wars, Hollywood, Movies, Abc, France, Robin Williams, Michael Bay, Disney, Dhs, Features, Pandora, Harry Potter, Cbs, Walt Disney Company, Theme Parks


New Disney’s Hollywood Studios Theme Park Logo Incorporates Characters From ‘Star Wars,’ Pixar and More

Today marks the 30th anniversary of Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and the resort is getting a makeover. Actually, two makeovers. First there’s the new stuff: the recently opened Toy Story Land section, the upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and under-construction Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway attraction. And now there’s the new logo, which feels like an active attempt to sell visitors on this park’s refreshed identity, which has undergone ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Theme Parks, Walt Disney World, Epcot, MGM, Universal Studios, Orlando Florida, Minnie, Mickey, Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, New Disney, Disney/Pixar, Disney MGM Studios, Pixar Star Wars


Crash Test Dummy Failures Send Them Flying Off Roller Coaster Into Nearby Hotel

Stories about amusement parks are typically dominated by two topics: either the opening of a new attraction or the catastrophic failure of an old one. This time it was neither, as two crash test dummies designed to ensure a roller coaster was operating safely failed, causing them to be launched through the roof of a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Accidents, Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, Amusement Parks, Coasters, Crash Test Dummies, Thrill Rides, Playlands Castaway Cove


Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights Unleashing Universal Monster-Themed Attractions This Year

Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights is bringing its classic Universal Monsters (sorry, Dark Universe) to life with a new maze inspired by the 1943 film Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, and a new haunted house attraction, too. The maze will take the elements of the classic movie, and update them for the 21st century – whatever that means. Maybe the Wolf Man will use SnapChat. Guests will also be “hunted” by other Universal Monsters, including that blood-sucking fiend Dracula, at a new Universal ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Slash, Theme Parks, Universal, Orlando, Frankenstein, Dracula, Black Lagoon, Orlando Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Monsters, Wolf Man, Halloween Horror Nights, Wolf Man Maze, Mummy Guests


Legendary Universal Monsters to Wreak Havoc at Halloween Horror Nights

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Legendary Universal Monsters to wreak havoc at Halloween Horror Nights Universal Monsters will come to life in all-new terrifying Halloween Horror Nights mazes at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, inspired by Universal’s original cinematic monsters and the movie studio that invented the horror films. The terrifying experiences on both coasts will wake some of the most frightening and legendary monsters in horror history and bring them face-to-face w...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Theme Parks, Universal, Orlando, Extras, Universal Studios, Frankenstein, Dracula, Black Lagoon, Orlando Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort, ComingSoon, Movie News