We’re still years away from Star Wars Lands opening at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and Disneyland in Anaheim, California. Construction is happening as you read this, and a new image gives us our best look yet at the insanity that awaits.
The average ticket price for getting into Walt Disney World is just north of $100, making the magic kingdom less than magical for your holiday budget. But instead of packing up the kids, wrangling them onto a plane, and then waiting in line to get into the park, just grab Lego’s new towering Disney Castle and give…
Shanghai Disney Resort opened its gates to the public today, and in every single aspect it’s the crown jewel in a Disney Princess theme park tiara. But it wasn’t enough to build a $5.5 billion megapark that’s four times the size of Disneyland. Disney also used the opportunity to gain a greater foothold in China—which…
If you thought Disney’s only reason for buying Lucasfilm was to make more Star Wars movies, you’re way off. The company is also currently in the process of converting parts of Disneyland and Walt Disney World into sprawling Star Wars-themed lands, and it’s already testing some of the new characters it’s designed to…
Going to a Disney theme park is all about being transported to the world of your favorite movies. From classic animation to a galaxy far, far away, it’s what Disney does best and at their newest park, Disney is taking attendees to the Grid. And you check it out right now.
They’ve escaped the Kyln, defended Xander and controlled an Infinity Stone. Next up for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, they may be taking over one of Disney’s most recognizable theme park rides, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
We already knew the (under construction) Star Wars-themed lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World would each have two big rides, one focusing on the Millennium Falcon and another putting you in the middle of a battle between the Resistance and First Order. Now we know we’ll get to pilot the Falcon ourselves, and we…
Tuesday night in Los Angeles, Universal Studios Hollywood held a huge celebration for the opening of their new Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The highlight was John Williams himself, conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic, in the shadow of Hogwarts—and you can watch it here.
Now that the mouse is converting big chunks of Disneyland and Disney World to ever-profitable Star Wars attractions, the theme park arms race is at all an all-time high. But who wants to drink blue milk at a Star Wars-themed cantina when Universal Studios is building Willy Wonka’s freakin’ Chocolate Factory.
Universal Studios, which used to be Southern California’s least interesting theme park until it added The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, has just added another major draw. The park just announced that it is devoting precious space to a permanent Walking Dead attraction.
King Kong has long been a staple of Universal Studios theme parks. From Kongfrontation to his appearances on the Studio Tour tram ride, the Eighth Wonder of the World has always terrorized park attendees. But now, things are getting much, much bigger.
It’s taken several years, but Hogwarts is finally ready to open its doors in California. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park extension at Universal Studios Hollywood officially opens April 7, but we were given an early tour by Alan Gilmore, the supervising art director for both the Harry Potter films and…
This past summer, Disney revealed they would be making massing Star Wars-themed additions to their two U.S. theme parks. At that time, we just saw a few hints. But Sunday night, Harrison Ford himself revealed some amazing new looks at the parks.
Virtual reality already makes some people woozy. For others, roller coasters are also a motion-sickness nightmare. What happens when you mix two stomach-turning activities? A theme park in the UK is going to find out.
Look, I’m just spitballing here, but maybe turning a franchise about an enforced violent battle to the death among teenagers isn’t really the best idea for a theme park?
Lots of amusement parks have scary Halloween attractions that feature cameos by popular horror franchises. But very few are actually created with the help and permission of the people who created those franchises. One that is: Halloween Horror Nights. And 2015’s version is absolutely terrifying.
Disney is known for two things: animated movies and theme parks, both of which are coming together in a major way in the near future. While the Star Wars park news was the big headline at the D23 Expo Saturday, the second one is Disney opening a full, Toy Story Land section at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Years of rumors have finally be made official. Disney CEO Bob Iger just announced at the D23 Expo that they are making not one, but two, full-on Star Wars-themed lands at their theme parks. One at Hollywood Studios in Orlando and one at Disneyland in Anaheim, marking their largest single land park expansions ever.
The D23 Expo, which takes place this weekend in Anaheim, California, is like Comic Con for Disney fans. But it’s more than a place to buy the latest Mickey Mouse t-shirt. Disney now uses the convention to break news on their big properties like Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, and more.
What do theme parks sound like? For starters, there’s the sound of the people, the rides, the popcorn machines, the ambient noises of the highway and local wildlife. But there’s also an elaborate soundtrack that you may not have even known existed. And here’s how it’s made.