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New Six Flags video lets you experience the dizzying ‘Joker’ coaster

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The Clown Prince of Crime is about to become the Clown Coaster of Six Flags. Following the opening of the Joker Chaos Coaster in Six Flags’ Atlanta theme park, another Joker-themed ride is set to open in Jackson, New Jersey’s Six Flags Great Adventure. Simply titled “The Joker,” the 120-foot-tall coaster is described as a 4-D, free-fly coaster that flips riders upwards of six times and features two “beyond 90-degree” drops.

To get comics readers and coaster riders alike pumped for the new attraction, Six Flags has posted a new construction update video that includes “The Joker’s” inaugural test ride. And yeah, it’s as much of a doozy as the above description implies.

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‘Mass Effect’ 4D theme park ride will blast off next month

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Mass Effect: Andromeda won’t be released until next year, but fans can enjoy something new from the hit BioWare series within a matter of weeks.

Mass Effect: New Earth 4D, the theme park attraction announced last fall by the video game developer, is set to open May 18 at California’s Great America in Santa Clara.

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Tokyo Disney plans ‘Big Hero 6′ ride, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ area

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As we wonder what the future might hold for Marvel characters at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, Tokyo Disneyland and its sister park Tokyo DisneySea have announced five new attractions, including one based on Big Hero 6.

While that may be of most interest to Marvel fans, the biggest news is undoubtedly the Beauty and the Beast-themed area, which Oh My Disney notes will occupy much of Tomorrowland. The area will feature a new shop and restaurant, and a ride in which “guests board enchanted serving dishes that dance in rhythm to the film’s well-known music and follow Belle on a romantic musical adventure inside the enchanted Castle.”

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Rumor: ‘Guardians’ may replace Disneyland’s Tower of Terror

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With the closing of its Marvel-themed Super Hero HQ earlier this month, Disneyland is without a permanent home for its superheroes, leaving Captain America and Spider-Man to wander Disney’s California Adventure. However, that could be changing.

Disney Parks news site WDW News Today reports Disney is looking to opt out of the licensing fee it pays for The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, and use a Guardians of the Galaxy-themed overlay in its place.

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Disney artist imagines the ‘Totoro’ ride Miyazaki fans dream of

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While there’s a whimsical Ghibli Museum, the chances we’ll ever see a long-hoped-for Studio Ghibli theme park are likely slim, at best. Until that glorious day arrives, we can gaze at this imagined My Neighbor Totoro attraction and dream at what could be.

It’s the work of John Ramirez, a Disney story artist and theme park designer who just happens to be a big Studio Ghibli fan. The ride is like a journey through the 1988 anime classic itself, with guests traveling in large acorn buggies though some of the film’s key moments: from dad’s office, through the bushes, past the turning tree, and so on.

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First look at Disney World’s new Toy Story Land attractions

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With all the focus on the Star Wars theme lands coming to Disney Parks, it’s easy to forget Toy Story Land is also in the works. However, Disney’s Hollywood Studios provided a reminder of its plans this morning with the first look at two new attractions based on the beloved Pixar films.

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$1 billion Warner Bros. theme park planned in Abu Dhabi

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Batman, Superman and Bugs Bunny are headed to the United Arab Emirates with a planned $1 billion Warner Bros. theme park in Abu Dhabi.

Officially announced this morning by the studio and developer Miral Asset Management, the first phase of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi is set to open in 2018 on the man-made Yas Island, already home to Ferrari World, a waterpark and a Formula One race track. Phase 2 will include the world’s first Warner Bros.-branded hotel.

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Disneyland and Disney World break ground on ‘Star Wars’ lands

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Disney has officially broken ground on its 14-acre Star Wars-themed lands at Disneyland Anaheim, California, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida.

This announcement this morning was accompanied by a playful 360-degree photo of the Disneyland construction site that reveals BB-8, R2-D2, Stormtroopers, Imperial walkers, TIE Fighters, X-wings and more.

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Disneyland begins to drain Rivers of America to make way for ‘Star Wars’

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Disneyland began draining part of the Rivers of America on Wednesday as it prepares to break ground next month on the 14-acre Star Wars theme land.

The southern half of the artificial river will retain its water, thanks to coffer dams on both sides of Tom Sawyer Island. The Orange County Register reports that’s because officials at the Anaheim, California, park wanted to keep the pleasant view of the river from Frontierland and New Orleans Square during the lengthy construction.

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Captain America returning to Disneyland as Super Hero HQ closes

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Marvel’s First Avenger will return next month to Disneyland, just in time for the opening of Captain America: Civil War.

Captain America left the Anaheim, California, resort in October to make room for Spider-Man in Tomorrowland’s newly renovated Super Hero HQ, which houses “Thor: Treasures of Asgard” and “Iron Man Tech Presented by Star Industries.”

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Disneyland to break ground on ‘Star Wars’ land next month

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Disney will break ground in April on the 14-acre Star Wars-themed lands at Disneyland.

CEO Bob Iger made the announcement last week during the company’s annual shareholders meeting, mere days after Disney unveiled new concept art for what’s been characterized as its “largest single-theme land expansion ever.”

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Witness the firepower of this 500,000-brick LEGO Death Star

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Following in the footsteps of LEGO parks in Malaysia and California, Legoland Windsor on Monday unveiled one of the biggest models ever created for the U.K. theme park: a 500,000 brick Star Wars Death Star.

Measuring 2.4 meters wide by 3 meters high and weighing more than 1,895 pounds, the battle station took a team of 15 model makers three  months to build. Installation required another full day, with the lighting and animation — X-wings and TIE Fighters fly around the Death Star — will take six more weeks to complete.

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Disney reveals new ‘Star Wars’ land concept art, details [Updated]

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Update (7:30 a.m.): Disney Parks has released hi-res versions of three of the concept illustrations unveiled Sunday. We’ve updated images where appropriate.


During an ABC special Sunday night celebrating the 60th anniversary of its first theme park, Disney unveiled new concept art of details for its “Star Wars Experience” theme lands, under construction at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

Star Wars is, for lack of a better word, awesome,” franchise veteran Harrison Ford said during the presentation. “I’m so blessed that I had an opportunity to be a part of it, to walk in these iconic locations, and soon you will be able to do that as well — not in a galaxy far, far away, but in a place close to home.”

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios to take down iconic Earffel Tower

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios will close several attractions and take down its iconic Earffel Tower to make way for eagerly awaited theme lands based on Star Wars and Toy Story.

Disney announced the April 2 closing of the Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show and “nearby locations around Streets of America,” with the Orlando Sentinel adding to the list the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure, a Monsters, Inc. meet-and-greet and the Studio Catering Co. restaurant.

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Kylo Ren is going to Disney World (and Disneyland)!

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The lightsaber-wielding villain of the blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens will soon become a fixture at Disney Parks.

The entertainment giant has announced that, beginning next month, visitors to the Star Wars Launch Bay attractions at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida, will come face to face with Kylo Ren on the bridge of his First Order Star Destroyer.

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