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‘Mass Effect’ is getting its own 4D theme park attraction

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Even as Disneyland and Disney World prepare to break ground on their Star Wars-themed areas, video game developer BioWare has announced that its own sci-fi epic, Mass Effect, is on a course for California’s Great America theme park.

Produced through a partnership between publisher Electronic Arts and California’s Great America, the attraction is described as a “first-of-its-kind guest experience,” combining live performers, special effects and “4D effects.” The “4D holographic experience” is set to open in 2016 at the Santa Clara, California park’s newly renovated Action Theater.

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‘Star Wars: Season of the Force’ opens Nov. 16 at Disneyland


Following the announcement last month of “Star Wars: Season of the Force,” Disney has unveiled new details about the attraction, arriving soon at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida.

How soon? For Disneyland, Nov. 16. However, no date has been announced for the Florida resort.

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Disney’s ‘Indiana Jones’-themed bar opens next week

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It may be a while — a long while — before we see another Indiana Jones film, but beginning next week, visitors to Disney World will be able kick back in Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar. (Not you, David Swindler. Sorry.)

Announced in May, the Indiana Jones-themed bar will open Sept. 22 at Downtown Disney in Orlando, Florida, tucked between Paradiso 37 and the Boathouse restaurant.

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Man banned from Disney World after ‘meth lab’ joke goes wrong

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A Florida man has been banned for life from Disney World after his annoyed crack about a meth lab led to a nighttime raid on his hotel room.

According to Tampa Bay’s WTLV, St. Augustine resident David Swindler and his family were visiting Disney World over the Labor Day weekend when he attempted to extend their stay for another night. Growing impatient with a hotel staff member, Swindler joked reportedly joked that “he could build a meth lab in his room by the time he could finally get some service.”

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Disney to begin construction on ‘Star Wars’ lands next year

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Disney will break ground next year on its hotly anticipated Star Wars-themed lands at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida, and Disneyland in Anaheim, California.

“This will be I think perhaps the most immersive land we’ve ever built,” Walt Disney Co. Chief Operating Officer Tom Staggs told investors on Thursday. “We want people to feel like they’ve stepped into the world of Star Wars, and so that’s really sparked our imaginations and it’s got people fired up.”

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Ubisoft plans to open theme park in Malaysia

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Ubisoft, the video game publisher behind such blockbuster franchise as Assassin’s Creed, Prince of Persia and Splinter Cell, has announced plans for a theme park in Malaysia.

Spearheaded by the company’s Ubisoft Motion Pictures division, the “next-generation” park is scheduled to open in 2020 in a 10,000-square-meter indoor complex in Kuala Lumpur, with rides, shows and other attractions based on Ubisoft properties.

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DC Super Friends kids area to debut at Six Flags Over Georgia

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Six Flags Over Georgia plans to introduce DC Super Friends, the first-ever DC Comics-themed zone for kids, featuring Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, The Joker and Harley Quinn.

It’s part of a larger rollout of DC attractions first announced last year for Six Flags’ 18 theme parks across North America. The other new additions include The Joker roller coaster at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, California; Justice League: Battle for Metropolis at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois, and Six Flags Mexico in Mexico City; The Riddler Revenge, Catwoman Revenge and Harley Quinn Spinsanity at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas; and Superman the Ride at Six Flags New England in Agawam, Massachusetts.

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Disney unveils first ride footage from Iron Man Experience

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Perhaps overshadowed at the D23 Expo by big announcements about Star Wars- and Toy Story-themed lands at Disney parks was the first ride footage from the Iron Man Experience, debuting next year at Hong Kong Disneyland.

Announced in October 2013, the estimated $100 million attraction will “take guests on an epic adventure against the forces of evil over the streets and in the sky above Hong Kong.” It will be the first permanent Marvel attraction at any Disney theme park.

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Have a yabba-dabba-doo time in your own Flintstones theme park


If your modern Stone Age family is looking to relocate, you may want to consider Bedrock City. The entire town can be yours for 2 million clams.

ABC News reports the 43-year-old Flintstones-inspired Arizona theme park, located 30 miles south of the Grand Canyon, is being sold by its owner, who’s ready to retire.

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New Legoland Hotel is every kid’s (and many adults’) dream


The Legoland Hotel officially opened Monday at Legoland Florida Resort, promptly ruining most other vacation getaways in the eyes of brick enthusiasts. And their children, of course. Sure.

The second Legoland hotel in the United States (the first opened in 2013 at Legoland California Resort, the 152-room structure introduces new features unique to the 150-acre Winter Haven, Florida, park: LEGO Friends-themed rooms, designed specifically to appeal to girls (that’s in addition to pirate, kingdom, adventure rooms), and a daily Master Model Builder Workshop, which allows guests to build alongside professional model makers.

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You still have time to visit Universal Japan’s ‘Attack on Titan’ attraction


Universal Studios Japan has extended the run of its wildly popular “Universal Cool Japan” event, which includes Attack on Titan The Real,” to June 28.

Initially set to end on Sunday, the attractions — which also showcase Monster Hunter, Evangelion and Resident Evil – have helped the Osaka theme park boost attendance by about 200,000 people a month since the Jan. 23 debut of “Universal Cool Japan.”

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Nintendo is heading to Universal theme parks


Nintendo will bring its video games characters and worlds to theme parks in a newly announced partnership with Universal Parks & Resorts.

Details are slim, but the agreement represents the latest effort by the video-game giant to expand its reach, and follows the announcement on Wednesday of the “Skull Island: Reign of Kong” attraction at Universal Orlando.

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Legoland California’s Death Star is fully armed and operational

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If this morning you felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if a million voices suddenly cried out in joy, it may be because Legoland California will officially unveil its massive model of the Death Star today.

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Don’t plan your trip to Spain’s Middle-earth theme park just yet


A plan to build a J.R.R. Tolkien theme park in the Spanish coastal town of Rincón de la Victoria has attracted the all-seeing eye of Warner Bros.

Announced early this month by the town’s mayor, La Comarca (roughly, “The Shire”) was initially trumpeted as “a top-rated tourist attraction” based on the works of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings author. However, with a budget of just $2 million, the 20-acre Shire seems like a pretty low-rent affair; y’know, a gift kiosk, a couple of carnival cutouts and a gaggle of prickly Hobbits to pose for photos and pick up trash.

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‘Attack on Titan’ attraction opens at Universal Studios Japan


Although “Attack on Titan The Real” doesn’t officially open until Friday, Universal Studios Japan offered a special preview today of the attraction based on the blockbuster manga and anime.

The video below, from the Mainichi Shinbun newspaper’s MaiDiGi TV, captures the scale of the attraction’s centerpiece, the life-size — well, “life-size” — statue of the 49-foot Eren Titan fighting the 46-foot female Titan. You can also see another, more ground-level statue, that encourages visitors to pose for photos as they’re about to be devoured by the Smiling Titan from Hajime Isayama’s post-apocalyptic fantasy.

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